Christmas - what's the worst gift you've ever received?

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Christmas - what's the worst gift you've ever received?
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 12:57pm

OKay, I know that it's still a bit from Christmas, but enquiring minds want to know!

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Hi and welcome to the board! I hope that you find this to be a fun and welcoming place to hang out :)

I can't think of a worst gift ever although i'm sure there has been a thing or two i've gotten and thought....um.....not my style lol. I must say i'm not a fan of sweatshirts in general, so holiday sweatshirts might make the list for gifts that i'd rather have not gotten :p


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A toilet seat. My sister and I had been fussing at each other for several months before Christmas and so when we gathered at our Mom's house for Christmas morning, I had bought her a beautiful sweater as an offering of my love and as a material way of burying the hatchet, she bought me a pink toilet seat at a flea market...it was used....and gross....and my gift worked and we are sisters again and love each other and talk almost every day. This happened about 10 years ago, and I still tease her about that toilet seat :D
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Hi and welcome! What a wonderful gift that turned out to be, time spent laughting and playing with her!!!!

My dad who was a golf pro one gave me everything golf. I got nothing else. I was in my teens as well. Clubs that he had made for me, pink bag, glove, balls, lessons.... I hate golf - loathe it. I think (hope) I hid it well. Bless him, I think he was trying to engage me in something that he loved so that we could bond. I cried to myself that night in my room. For a few days I think I expected him to say it was a joke, that my real gifts were somewhere in the garage or something.

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LOL I would tease about it for the rest of our lives. ;)

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Welcome to the board!

I don't know that I've ever received a gift that I hate.


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Good question!

An ex-boyfriend from high school gave me the absolute ugliest ring on the face of the planet. I don't know how to describe it. It was big, gaudy, and not that this was super important, but clearly costume jewelry. It was everything I did NOT want. I smiled and said thanks and when he left I asked my dad what the heck I was supposed to do.

As it turns out, the ring was a 'joke' while he waited to be able to buy me a nicer ring because he didn't get paid in time. We were not engaged, it was sort of one of those 'promise rings.' For whatever reason myself and all my friends were into 'promise rings' from our boyfriends, because apparently we all thought we were going to be with these boys for the rest of our lives. So my poor boyfriend had to try to scrounge up money for a ring he couldn't really afford.


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My SIL is a very frugal lady and does a lot of Christmas shopping at yard sales and thrift stores.

 
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