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Secret Santa - This shocking right?

170 replies

ShittySanta · 07/12/2022 21:10

NC for this, as workmates may be on here.

Anyway, work's Secret Santa. Ordered two gifts, one was a holder for glasses. Described as 'handmade from authentic durable Indian Shisham wood'. Erm... Not even close. 😅

What ordered, versus what I got!

Secret Santa - This shocking right?
Secret Santa - This shocking right?
Secret Santa - This shocking right?
OP posts:

Am I being unreasonable?

1571 votes. Final results.

POLL
You are being unreasonable
3%
You are NOT being unreasonable
97%
stuntbubbles · 08/12/2022 11:22

KimberleyClark · 08/12/2022 09:56

Well, maybe the OP’s recipient has glasses specifically for computer use - some people do. And she knows them better than either of us do.

Maybe the OP’s recipient puts their computer on their desk – a handy horizontal surface, sometimes incorporating drawers and shelves and other storage – where glasses can be kept.

It’s an abysmal present, come on! A proper late-stage capitalism bit of nonsense. If someone gave me one of these I’d think they’d lost their marbles.

SleeplessInEngland · 08/12/2022 11:25

I mean it's a crap gift in the first place but Amazon is always a lottery for arts and crafts quality.

ShittySanta · 08/12/2022 12:51

Well, this blew up more than expected. 😅 A big hello to the brutal posters questioning my apparent bad taste! I'm actually usually very good at buying gifts. But I barely know the man I had to buy for, couldn't get to a shop, car broken down and I only remembered 48 hours beforehand.

I've no idea if my colleague drinks wine, supports a footy team, plays a sport.

I see from the replies that some love the concept and some hate it.

Yes, I'm returning it. 😁

OP posts:
SleeplessInEngland · 08/12/2022 12:54

A big hello to the brutal posters questioning my apparent bad taste!

I mean it's not offensively bad, it's just... a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Secret Santas for strangers are hard though,

Mummieslncorporated · 08/12/2022 13:23

SleeplessInEngland · 08/12/2022 12:54

A big hello to the brutal posters questioning my apparent bad taste!

I mean it's not offensively bad, it's just... a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Secret Santas for strangers are hard though,

Who does it have to be a solution to a problem? This is just a decorative/fun place to put your glasses when they aren't on your face.

Do you only buy gifts that solve a problem?

ThrowAwayOne · 08/12/2022 17:52

Oh it's ugly but it's actually a bit more creative than wine or chocolates so I wouldn't be annoyed if I received it as it shows you thought outside the box. Wine is such a boring, unthoughtful gift, even as a wine drinker.

The giraffe is quite cute though, I'd actually like that one.

Millana · 08/12/2022 18:06

Yeah generic wine or chocs are just lazy, couldn't be bothered to put any effort in gifts. That's fine if that's what you're going for, of course.

MissBerry · 08/12/2022 18:14

Ha ha brilliant

NotQuiteHere · 08/12/2022 18:27

Who would need this anyway, whatever piece of wood it is?

Daydreamer12345 · 08/12/2022 18:27

Some miserable sods on this thread. Isn’t it just a bit of fun? How boring to just get wine or chocolate.


One man’s trash is another treasure an all that….

ThinWomansBrain · 08/12/2022 18:38

explaining what it was to the recipient would have been entertaining.
Lindor truffles are your friend.

BigPants2022 · 08/12/2022 18:39

it looks mouldy too… however what a great idea! I need something like this in my life (just not such a shit version of it) good secret Santa thought OP

BigPants2022 · 08/12/2022 18:41

NotQuiteHere · 08/12/2022 18:27

Who would need this anyway, whatever piece of wood it is?

Me 🙋🏻‍♀️

Slv199 · 08/12/2022 18:42

Oh god, that looks like what I was going to get Gran from Amazon delivered straight to her. I best find something else quick.

SmallPrawnEnergy · 08/12/2022 18:46

I mean, I won’t comment on the taste but did you honestly think you were going to get anything of quality for £7? Handmade? Please. I don’t know why people buy this cheap Chinese planet polluting crap. Well I do, cheapness. People have no value for properly made goods anymore.

saltinesandcoffeecups · 08/12/2022 19:00

SmallPrawnEnergy · 08/12/2022 18:46

I mean, I won’t comment on the taste but did you honestly think you were going to get anything of quality for £7? Handmade? Please. I don’t know why people buy this cheap Chinese planet polluting crap. Well I do, cheapness. People have no value for properly made goods anymore.

Or maybe a cap on what they can spend on their Secret Santa gift.

@ShittySanta sorry but glad you are finding the humor in this. If it were me I’d find something else and include this with a an explanation. Because as you have already found it’s just too bad not to share!

ShittySanta · 08/12/2022 19:08

SmallPrawnEnergy · 08/12/2022 18:46

I mean, I won’t comment on the taste but did you honestly think you were going to get anything of quality for £7? Handmade? Please. I don’t know why people buy this cheap Chinese planet polluting crap. Well I do, cheapness. People have no value for properly made goods anymore.

I posted this on a FB group and a number of people replied saying they'd ordered the same thing, half got the pictured item for £7, so yes it is possible to be as pictured. The other half got similar looking piece of shite as I got. 😅

OP posts:
ShittySanta · 08/12/2022 19:10

Slv199 · 08/12/2022 18:42

Oh god, that looks like what I was going to get Gran from Amazon delivered straight to her. I best find something else quick.

Someone posted in this thread a similar item, giraffe head one. Dunelm I think. Looked cute.

OP posts:
Slv199 · 08/12/2022 19:11

Thanks. I’ll take a look.

wickerhearth · 08/12/2022 19:12

That's a shocking quality of work.😱

Gronkle · 08/12/2022 19:18

No way would I be able to give that to someone, what a state!

daisychain01 · 08/12/2022 19:29

ShittySanta · 08/12/2022 19:10

Someone posted in this thread a similar item, giraffe head one. Dunelm I think. Looked cute.

I rather like the tortoise

www.dunelm.com/product/luxe-traveller-tortoise-glasses-holder-1000199585

FestiveFruitloop · 08/12/2022 19:33

YANBU, that's shit. I bought my dad one of those once but it came actually looking like the pic. Looks like your seller has sourced cheap crap.

Mouk · 08/12/2022 19:33

TheYearOfSmallThings · 07/12/2022 21:19

Oh that looks like my shit efforts in Woodwork class in 1991!

LOL

theremustonlybeone · 08/12/2022 19:41

Such a pity as I got this for my DH and its defo the first photo

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