You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

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LadyCerridwen48
You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

We've all gotten them, Holiday gifts that make you shake your head, and wonder what on Earth the giver was thinking.  I'm talking about when Ralphie opened the pink bunny costume level of gift confusion/disapointment.  So, what's the worst gift you've ever received?

So, I was 16, which means my sister was 12.  It was the first time my parents let her do her Holiday shopping unsupervised at the mall with her friends.  At the time, I was reading a lot of Fantasy novels, had just discovered Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, and had just finished all that was available from the Ann Rice Vampire Chronicles.  So, Fantasy, and Ann rice, right?  Well, little sister roamed the bookstore with her little friends, and stumbled across some *other* books by Ann Rice.  She wrote them under a different name, but it's all the same, right?  (Those of you familiar with her work know where this is going)

Christmas morning, and my family is all there, parents, both grandmothers, my grandfather, and an elderly Aunt.  I open my sister's gift, knowing instantly that it's books, feels like a boxed set of some sort through the paper.  I start tearing the wrapping off, and I don't recognize the author's name right away, A.N. Roquelaure.  "Sleeping Beauty"?  Why is my sister buying me Fairy Tales?  So, I started reading the back of the box.  It said something along the lines of "Anne Rice casts her lurid gaze upon the the traditional tale of "Sleeping Beauty" under the pen name of A.N. Roquelaure. Her re-telling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Reminiscent of the charged erotica of her novel Belinda."  And now the red is creeping up my neck and into my face, as I realize, in front of my grandparents, that my kid sister unwittingly gave me porn for Christmas.  I have to tell my grandparents what the books are about, without letting them read the cover for themselves.  With my goofy sister sitting there, thinking she bought me more vampire novels!  Mom then picked them up, and was clearly shocked. 

I don't think I'll ever let my sister really live that one down. 

 

   

   

Hello Cupcake
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

I've never received a present that would go into the Christmas Hall of Shame. At least nothing that can compete with a pink bunny costume.  I did receive a scarf last year that looked a bit like snuffleupagus :)

 

lol, I'm talking down to the color and texture, from my cousin who was 6 years old.  I thought it was the cutest try.   My brother is the one who has the horror stories, then again he's picky about presents, everything.  When we were growing up I would say "it's the thought that counts" and he told me one year "well they didn't think while buying this so it doesn't count".  I love how they make you take a picture with it after you've opened it.  :p

LadyCerridwen48
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

Haha, looks like Sesame street put out a winterwear line.  A few years ago one of my aunts gave me a scarf, looks like the same fabric.  Look, it's Big Bird's legs!

 

 

"These people 'round here wear beaten down eyes, sunken, smoke dried faces, resigned to what their fate is.  But not us, no not us, we are far too young and clever"

captain-save-a-ho
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

When my brother was younger, he didn't have much money to buy everyone gifts, so he bought everyone these awful earmuffs with straps at the bottom and the top.  The heck if I know how to put them on, but I save them just to remind him of what a bad gift it was. 

But, the grand prize of bad holiday gifts would go to my ex-boyfriend, who gave me a copy of the movie, The Beastmaster for Valentine's Day.

 


"She walks in a shadow of discontent...tear the roof off this mutha like Parliament" - Capt'n

LadyCerridwen48
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

Ouch!!!  How romantic!  Boyfriend needed instructions on Valentine's Day, too.  Our first together, he gave me an anatomically correct heart squishy toy thing, filled with fluid and floaty bits, kinda like this.  I threw it at him.

 

"These people 'round here wear beaten down eyes, sunken, smoke dried faces, resigned to what their fate is.  But not us, no not us, we are far too young and clever"

Hot2na
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

husband of mine has a wealthy/greedy b!tchy old grandmother that always manages to either (a) forget us. or (b) gift us horrid christmas sweaters.....the type you would seek out to wear to an ugly holiday sweater door prize party!

<º))))><.·´¯`·.¸

CritterKeeper
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

OMG tuna, I just got this evite...... "Come out and celebrate the holidays wearing your ugliest Christmas sweaters. There will be plenty of food and alcohol and prizes will be awarded for the ugliest sweaters!"

Can I borrow a sweater??????

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

Hot2na
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

[quote=critterkeeper]Can I borrow a sweater??????[/quote]

hahahaha. be nice! um, seriously? if so, i'll start digging through more boxes. btw, those type of parties are an absolute riot...and require lot's and lot's of vodka before i can bring myself to leave the house.

 

<º))))><.·´¯`·.¸

CritterKeeper
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

The only holiday stuff I own is cute stuff... like "I want my OWN little drummer boy, Santa, I can explain".... etc

So um, hey, if you find the the ugly sweaters, keep me in mind. I'll even send you the prize if i win. LOL

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

animestrinity
Re: You sholdn't have. No, *really*, you shouldn't have.

I guess I can consider myself lucky... I can't actually recall a horrible gift... I think the least 'me' gift, was my dad's parents would send me GAP giftcards... which for me was as useful as pots and pans... because... I can't shop at the GAP... I've tried... I wonder around there for hours and might find a pair of socks that I'll deem 'acceptable' for my tastes... everything there is just very... khaki... and preppy.... and not me... so I'd end up spending the entire thing on socks...

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Vash the Stampede
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umm a pack of socks or skibby's.  oh i remember this ugly ornamental plate we got from some in-laws.  it was bad.  we took pictures with it making ugly faces.  it was funny.

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