Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Give-A-Way

Ready for ANOTHER JoCo Give-A-Way? This one is SIMPLE. To enter all you have to do is answer 1 little question: what is THE worst Christmas present you have ever received?


What will you win? The entire set of Chunky beanies. :)

Give-a-way will end Monday 11:59 pm EST.


235 comments:

  1. From my Dad, who is usually a phenomenal shopper, I got the most *awesome* Christmas vest. I'm not sure if he was giving it as a jest or if he was genuine in giving it :) I wonder if I still have it or if it made it's way to Goodwill.....

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  2. a necklace i HATED frommy then boyfriend, now husband, who still refuses to pick out jewelery for me...i cried in fornt of my entire family when i opened it, and not out of love...

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  3. From a co worker... a "baby feet" "preggo shirt.. when I wasn't pregnant :(

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  4. Socks. School-bus-yellow, slouchy, 80's style socks.

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  5. My brother-in-law gave me a Shop Vac two years ago. I could understand if it were for my husband and his garage, but it was tagged for me separate. I was so stumped I was speechless. Really? Yeah, that was bad.

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  6. Hmm... Thats a hard one, I always get pretty decent ones, nothing too weird. I guess I will have to say my dad a few years back bought me some body wash and lotion and I think he meant it well but it smelled so gross! I wonder if he smelled it before he bought it..?

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  7. The worst Christmas present I got was when I was 10 I got a brand new boys bike. Grandfather forgot I was a girl :-(

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  8. From my husband (then boyfriend). An opened copy of the VHS "Chicken Run" wrapped in a grocery bag. We had purchased it together 2 weeks before and watched it. He forgot I paid.

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  9. Richard Simmons workout DVDs. Ummm, trying to tell me something, are ya??

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  10. ONE bathroom towel (from what should have been a set) that smelled like cigarettes, cats and dogs... =[

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  11. hmmm....I really dont know....um.....the Justin Timberlake DVD!!! Good luck all!

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  12. An electric blanket from my boyfriend because he said I was always "cold." I was expecting an engagement ring....which came one month later!

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  13. That would have to be when my husband bought me a plain black compost bin! Yes you heard me right just a plain black compost bin for the garden, it wasn't even a cool one with worms or anything! But it didn't stop there! He even bought me an electric toothbrush too, aren't I lucky. You might be thinking thats not too bad but it was just a throw-away colgate one with a little battery inside that made it vibrate :-( That was not my favourite xmas to say the least, my husband thought it was funny though :-)

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  14. A Minnie Mouse Watch. I was a little too old for it and was never into Disney characters. I'll always remember wondering why they thought I'd like it.

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  15. I got super glue one year from my hubbie...needless to say I get much better gifts now. )

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  16. My first boyfriend and I had been going out about 6 months when Christmas rolled around. He came to my house one night while all my family was there and made an elaborate show of presenting me with a beautiful tennis bracelet. As I was admiring it, I noticed he had engraved our names on the clasp, it read "AJ & Emily" - except my name is Lexi. Emily, was my best friend and next door neighbor. Awesome.

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  17. A homemade cat sweatshirt from my grandma a few years ago...I guess it's the thought that counts...?

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  18. The worst gift was a pair of what looked like michael jackson gloves but they were socks. Try walking down the school hall wearing those as kid. Totally the worst ever. (can't blame my parents. They were both unemployed at the time)

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  19. my aunt gave me a bag of rocks for a fish tank that i no longer had, and it wasn't even the kind you use for a fish tank. I gave the tank away like 5 years previously to getting the gift......after christmas I couldn't even give the bag away, NOBODY wanted a free bag of rocks.

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  20. A Homer Simpson Chia Pet from my husband... no kidding!! and the worst part- he was disappointed at my reaction. LOL
    -Jill Shadden

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  21. a "re-gift" of some perfume bottles a friend gave to me...the worst part is that I had seen her open it at her own bachelorette party!

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  22. That would most definitely be my divorce papers that came in the mail the day before. Worst Christmas EVER!

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  23. Michelle Lowes: The worst had to be a country blue dish towel kitchen set with ducks and MAUVE ACCENTS and matching oven mitts, a country blue bathroom towel set WITH THE SAME DUCK MOTIFF and OMG how my ex-monster in law found matching ceramic DUCKS with mauve bows on their neck is beyond me....absolute worst gift. I was so bad...I actually pretended to like them and put them out on display everytime she came to visit!

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  24. A purple (which is my least fav color) sweater adorned with a big white bunny with a fluffy tail on it...when I was 16!!!

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  25. A really ugly brown and black sweater my grandma got me....I was like 10yrs old but it was really ugly even for a 10yrs old tomboy :)

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  26. hehehehe... I wanted a little mini tv for my bedroom sooooo bad.... I snuck around and totally found the stash of presents and was soooo delighted to see the mini tv.... on christmas we opened our gifts and my twin sister got the tv... I got a brown sweater... :(

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  27. One year I had mentioned to my husband that I liked burning Yankee candles during the winter to make the house feel warm and cozy. That Christmas I got lots of Yankee candles from him. And that's it! A month later for my birthday guess what he got me? MORE candles! :P (It's not so bad. I was pretty well-stocked on candles for a few years there, lol!)

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  28. Multi-vitamins... From my grandma.

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  29. from my grandmother I received a used teddy bear that still had the yard sale sticker on it (25¢) and the white teddy bear was so dirty it was almost brown :( So sad. I tried so hard to just think that it was the thought that counts. But I was really hurt as well :(

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  30. Oh geez! This is a hard one! lol. People are usually pretty good with the gifts! I guess the worst would be awful smelling perfume! haha...best I can do!

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  31. My mother in law once gave me this really ugly necklace. she knows I don't wear jewelry and its as if every year she is trying to hurt me...

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  32. Oh man, the one that comes to mind immediately is the year that I thought I was getting an engagement ring from my then boyfriend. He kept hyping it up, telling me this was going to be the best gift ever, I was going to die when I got it, blah, blah, blah. I even was opening it in front of all his family so I was SO sure it was a ring, I mean there was no way it could be anything else. Right? Wrong. He gave me the box and my palms got all clammy and I was trying to hide this happy happy smile. Not the shape of a ring box, but figured that was all part of it, nope...IT WAS A FREAKING GLUE GUN!?!? Seriously, the best gift ever? Yes I am a crafty girl and all, needless to say he is NOT my husband.
    Can I just say if I were to win ALL of those hats, that this may go down in the books as one of the best gifts ever!

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  33. The Wosrt X-Mas gift ever was when my hubby was deployed overseas and had to miss out on our son's first Christmas (not to mention birth.) Thanks Uncle Sam! :o/

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  34. The worst gift I ever received was in a secret santa exchange at work. I had a small gift bag in my mailbox. Inside was a pretty nice little ornament BUT at the bottom of the bag was a used Q-tip. YIKES.... I never could figure out how that must have happened. A few close co-workers and I got a real laugh out of it. When I found out who my secret santa was I never did tell her. Why embarrass her?

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  35. Last year was by far the "worst" gift ever, at least in my eyes. I didn't get a single thing. I shop early and had been watching under the tree like a 5 year old child. Christmas came and went and my husband never got me anything. I have been married to the love of my life for 7 years :)

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  36. I can't remember a specific gift but I do remember this one year when my little sister got everything (and I do mean everything) that was on MY wishlist (which naturally she loved too)! I was so hurt by that!

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  37. ready....*drum roll* a wine bottle holder made up of two monkeys having a "really, really, good time" from my brother.....and the sad part was that it wasn't a gag-gift he didn't realize what the monkeys were doing until we pointed it out he thought they were hugging :O

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  38. my parents thought i was lonely as a freshman in college and got me a plastic talking parrot that you could "teach" words...it was a nice thought!

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  39. I got a pair of fuzzy socks that left lint all over everything they touched.

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  40. From my mom in law ~ She purchased some VERY embellished souvenier tees & pj pants on her trip to Hawaii for herself. Realized they were too big when she got home and "gifted" them to me!! (She wears several sizes larger than I do!!)

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  41. We played dirty santa a few years ago and I got one of those crazy fish that moved and sang ..don't worry be happy...lol. Right!

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  42. Oh that's easy lol every year my grandparents (who are now 87 & 90) wrap up things from their home that they think are wonderful to pass on. My grandfather LOVES to shop at garage sales. My husband and I received a horse brush set and plaque to hang on the wall. It was wood and fake copper, the brushes were used and it smelled kinda funny. We don't live on a farm and we don't have horses. We saved it and re-wrapped it as a gift for my brother and his wife the next year ;)
    Every year we get something along those lines but that was definitely the worst lol

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  43. A clown shirt from my mother in law who is into clowns bigtime. (Me not so much.) The shirt was hideous with ruffles on the wrists and neckline and every color of the rainbow. ICK!

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  44. The worst gift came from my in-laws who bought me a watch that was so manly that I actually thought they had meant to put my husband's name on it but put mine by accident. Turns out, it was not a mistake and it was in fact a "free gift with purchase" item. My hub actually got the "matching" one which was even more ugly than mine!

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  45. My husband and I's first christmas married, we got bathroom towels with our names on them...we felt like we were 5! Not only a bad gift but one you CANNOT regift :(

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  46. I got a filing cabinet from my Mother-In-Law because I had piles of papers laying around on my dining room table when she came over to our house one day. I wouldn't have minded the gift so much if it didn't come along with the comments about my house being messy. I was so mad about the filing cabinet I let it sit in the garage for 1.5 years before even taking it out of the box only to discover the back was dented and the bottom drawer doesn't close correctly because of the dents.

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  47. My Grandma use to give all my brothers and sisters (all 10 kids) the ugly Christmas sweaters

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  48. A free pair of sunglasses from my dad, while my sister got a computer:( my mum gave him heck so the next year we both got pretty necklaces:)

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  49. A Christmas Story leg lamp. Totally not a joke either. Wow...

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  50. a calculator from my grandparents when i was like 8 or 9. oddly i now have a background in finance but try telling a child that a calculator is cool when what i really wanted at the time was anything shaun casidy. lol!

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  51. a training bra....from my grandpa! which I opened in front of my entire family. I'm 30 and I'm still not sure I ever forgave him.

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  52. I received a pressure cooker & a stetson FOR MEN gift set from my Grandparents! You should have seen my face when I opened it...haha.

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  53. A re-gift from my mother-in-law a water fountain that I had bought her from the year before!! Yeah she really likes me lol

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  54. Tiffany Fasone PhotographyNovember 28, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    Worst gift was from my (usually great gift giver) hubby. Ready.....a carpet cleaner! Thanks babe. ;)

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  55. The worst present was a dog sweater for my dog that had died a month earlier. : /

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  56. i got a pair of funky furry socks...
    or there was the time my aunt bought me a thong to be funny and made me open it in front of everyone... i was maybe 13 at the time... ugh

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  57. A horribly ugly flower sweater from an aunt when I was a Jr in high school! It was peach with these huge ugly flowers on it, reminded me of drapes that would have been in someones home in the 60's!!!!!

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  58. Id have to say the worst gift i ever got was from my ex boyfriend who gave me this bra that makes you two cups sizes bigger... I'm already a C so when i put this bra on i became a DD. Which believe me didn't look right and made me wonder what he really thought of my body image.

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  59. Oh my goodness, I want to win these beautiful hats for my photo sessions so bad that I actually thought about making up the best story in the world but I can't do that. So...the worst present must have been a mint green, crochet shirt back in the 80's. It looked great with my big hair and mall bangs...jk (your hats would have been MUCH MUCH better) I pray that I win, I really need these for my sessions...Pick me please, all I have ever won in my life was a chocolate bunny rabbit in 6th grade =)

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  60. Purple My Little Pony Stuffed Animal...when I was 14

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  61. My boyfriend was away at training for 3 months right before Christmas and kept asking me about what cut and style of engagement ring I would like if he were to propose. He did this for like a month...so I was getting nervous/excited for Christmas to come,thinking 'hey....maybe?!'. When he got home he had a tiny wrapped gift...a box the size of a ring box. On Christmas I unwrapped it and found a black felt covered jewelry box and tears started to swell up in my eyes....then opened it to find....guady fake diamond earrings! Boy...the hype for nothing! I felt like such an idiot!!! He did however, propose to me a week later!

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  62. Two years ago, I received an "ecclectic" magazine that college co-eds publish about things they find on the ground, from a secret Santa exchange at work. It had some pretty gross stuff in it...what was even worse was that I totally embarrased myself (and her) when I laughed it off with all our co-workes as a gag gift...she was totally serious about it being a cool gift...really???

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  63. I received a pair of socks that were multicolored and they way too small for my feet from my Dad. Now he gives gift cards.

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  64. My in-laws always seem to get me some sort of piece of clothing... They also always to get them waaay to big!! In one Christmas I recieved a 3XL shirt, a xxl longsleevse shirt and an xxl jacket type thing... needless to say I was in a size m-L at the time... Way to boost my self-esteem...NOT!

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  65. The worst gift I have received were fake roses with fake water drops on the petals. Felt bad that I thought they were ugly....a student gave them to me for Christmas!

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  66. I went with a friend to his families house for Christmas. I brought his mother a pretty necklace with a charm for each child and grandchild. Nothing fancy, but nice.

    Well, after I gave it to her, she seemed appreciative and somewhat surprised. She put on her necklace and went off into her room for a little bit. When she came out, she passed out gift bags to everyone… Including me. (Now I’m shocked).

    I open my bag and what did I find… A snowglobe… from the Bahamas. Umm… What...? Well little did she know, I knew she went to the Bahamas the year before. How much do you want to bet that she bought it back then and stuck it in the bag AFTER she felt kind of bad that I got her something THOUGHTFUL and she got me nothing?!?

    At the time, all I kept thinking was, it doesn’t ever snow in the Bahamas. So why a snow globe?

    Wait it gets better. At some point during the evening I noticed my “gift” vanished. On a trip back to her house a few weeks later, I peeked into her room and it was placed safely on her dresser hutch.

    *raised eyebrow*

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  67. A couple of years ago I received an obviously opened bottle of lotion from my older sister...it smelled like moth balls and soap.

    Gross!

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  68. That would have to be a nickel-sized tomato souvenir from Mexico that opened up and had a scene of a woman cooking inside. It was from my cousin who was probably 10 yrs. old at the time.

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  69. My aunt gave me super huge highwaisted mens underwear one year??? Yeah! Exactly what I was thinking!

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  70. When I was fifteen, my grandparents gave my cousin (she's the same age as me) a cute personalized purse. I was expecting something similiar, but instead I received a cheap cinnamon-scented candle. (and I hate cinnamon-scented things).

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  71. My grandma would always put a pair of underwear in my stocking (and my sister's too)...underwear that was always a good two sizes to big and they were always the kind that went up to your belly button. We hated it as kids, but now it something that we laugh at.

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  72. Terrible Christmas sweater I just "had" to wear that day

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  73. A Christmas Sweater!!! Ahhh!!! I HATE Christmas sweaters!!!

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  74. Worst present ever = socks...from a thrift store! Can you say yukk? Thanks Aunt Gerdie!

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  75. An ity bity little sock change purse :-P

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  76. Hmm that would be a pair of hideous looking sunglasses ):

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  77. A porcelain Christmas moose tea light candle thing with the VERY obvious red candle drippings inside....can we say 'A RE-GIFT'?!

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  78. Worst Christmas present ever a vacuum that I didn't need, want or ask for - guess someone was trying to tell me something!! ;)

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  79. My favorite show was "Friends" so my husband got me all 10 seasons. The problem, however, is that he got scammed on Ebay and I ended up with 10 seasons of homemade burned discs of Japanese Friends! The cover of the box set even had the Friends actor's faces cut out and glued on Japanese people's bodies! The menus didn't line up with the remote cursor so you couldn't even play the discs! Worst gift ever!!

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  80. The worst present I ever got in my eyes was from my DH our 3rd Christmas he bought me an electric turkey cutting knife. Oh my.. I do love him though! :)

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  81. My sis in law keeps giving me art decor that is not my style, and that I don't have room for, considering I display photography in my home. One year it was a metal sculpture fish with a candle.

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  82. One Christmas, I was pregnant with my 3rd child and I got a "dressy" maternity blouse that was sooo ugly... it was very tent-like and it pretended to be vintage-hip, but failed miserably. And it was an off-white, cream color... I probably looked like a big marshmallow in it :(

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  83. I think I was four or five years. I got a very big doll with long hairs. She was beautiful. But suddenly she began to go and told something. I was very afraid of this doll and never play with her.

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  84. Ha! Sore Subject LoL
    My husband is the only one who has worked to support our family for the last 3 years..while I attend college, each year he ask that I make a christmas list, which I dread knowing I don't have anything to give in return. Last year we decided to limit each of our children to $50 max, and upcycled\ 2nd hand items were included...Our kids are still to little to understand,we figured why not reduce clutter in our landfills and money being taken from our family...So in a way I dread this Holiday, its not the same as when I was younger...its better to give than receive! And I'm sure we all know a grinch out there lol!

    But anyhoo...At 15 years old, I had spent a year and a half on a relationship, who is now my hubby at 24 years old! He didn't have a job so his parents bought his gift for me ...a thin fleece blanket, their gift to me was much nicer, a bath\body set..I didn't care for the scent but was upset. I worked hard on 5 dollars an hour to get him that electric razor he just had to have and a nice black dress sweater! But now being grown with children, I totally understand...

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  85. The worst present I ever got was a horrible velvet leopard purse from my sister, I went to the mall the next day for after christmas specials and saw the same purse as a FREE GIFT with 100 dollar purchase from clinique my sister gave me the purse she got with her 3 step system purchase, the only thing different between the two purses was the purse on the clinique counter had lipstick and eyeshadow, Mine didnt! My sister kept that part of the free gift! Haha

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  86. a purple hippo hip pack...when i was THIRTEEN!!! :)

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  87. a bag of jelly beans from a coworker. not even jellybelly, lol.

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  88. Once received the UGLIEST mailbox that I guess I was expected to hang on our home...didn't happen LOL

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  89. Would be the year that I got not only one but two turkey calls from my husband. When I opened them the look on my face I know had to be priceless. I smiled and thanked him, beings his parents were visiting at the time. Later on that afternoon, I had to ask the question. Why did you get me two turkey calls? He said so YOU can use them when WE go turkey hunting. The funny part of all of this is, I don't hunt!

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  90. Can I make up something to sound good, just so I can win? ;)

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  91. when I was 16 (you know how important name brands are at that age...) Well, I thought my parents had bought me a Louis Vuitton Hand bag and instead it was like a generic, suppose to look like LV, but was from like Jc penneys or something. I was sooo sad.

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  92. The worst gift is the gift that I was promised and never got. I was 8 months pregnant and was promised by my mother in law that I was going to get a much needed massage and I never did get it. My daughter is 9 months old now, I still wish I could get it.

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  93. A box of chocolates from my inlaws with a couple pieces missing. Apparently, it had been at their house and they didn't realize that it had been opened.



    http://www.facebook.com/#!/Melinda.Holden.Walters

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  94. A set of 3 gaudy gold varnished mirrors to hang in my living room. They never did go up & I think we ended up re-gifting them. Of course that was before I knew about repurposing, they might have looked nice in some pastel paint colors. :) Oh well!

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  95. I'd have to say a couple years ago when I got NADA, NILCH, NOTHING from my in-laws. I agree that it's not about material things, but she decided to make a statement after Christmas dinner and after all of us kids and grandkids had passed out presents by telling us that they weren't giving any. Just bad timing on her part. Not fun.

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  96. A voucher from my husband saying "I promise not to forget you again next year".... Apparently the voucher had an expiration date because he forgot again the year after!

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  97. When I was 5 I didn't realize my cousin wasn't my sister - she was 13 days older : ) Money was so tight. You never asked for anything, because it just could not happen, but not my "sister" who always asked, and somehow, received. I remember we both were crushing hard on a "real baby" baby doll. We both visited Santa, sat on his lap, and he told us he would see what he could do. Yep, when we went to visit Grandma and grandpa, my cousin had the real baby and I got a coloring book. I was crushed! I could for the first time feel my emotions and tears in my throat! Many many years later, I discovered that her parents had ran off and left her with us, but it never replaced the feeling I had that Grandma loved my sister/cousin more than me.
    Nancy

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  98. I got an old school pager when I really wanted a cell phone.

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  99. I got a used rusty necklace from my step brother who forgot that he had drawn my name and ran upstairs and got this old necklace from my stepmoms jewelry box. Awesome;)

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  100. I received a pair of socks with a huge hole in the toe. **It wasn't a white elephant gift**
    Classic moment in my life. It still puts a smile on my face. =)

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  101. last year my mom got me a huge box full of paper plates, cups, plastic silverware, etc.... i think she was trying to hint something about my dish washing skills... or lack there of :/ lol

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  102. Actually it was rather sweet. Back in the day when we wore "tents" during pregnancy, my husband bought me a maternity dress for Christmas. It was a red knit number that should have had "GoodYear" in big letters on it because it made me look like a blimp. I HAD to wear the thing because my sweetie bought it:) Good thing pregnancy is relatively short term and I didn't wear dresses that often anyway. And by the next child, I had conveniently donated the dress to another unsuspecting blimp candidate.

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  103. worst present(s) i received was when i was a child and had all kinds of toys circled in the big "wish catalog" but all i received were educational/activity books and a shirt i didn't like/want.

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  104. My worst Christmas present ever - two pairs of tights which would have fitted me 10 years ago, it was a last year present and I was 25 :)

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  105. The worst give I ever received was actually pretty disgusting as well...The gift was from my Uncle Patrick and I know this is going to seem pretty unbelievable, but I promise it is true. He spent an entire month farting inside of two water bottles, one for my brother and one for me and then he stuck a $20 dollar bill in each and sealed the lid. So when we opened our gifts for Christmas, we were sort of thrown off by the money being inside a water bottle, but also excited about the cash. So we both immediately opened the bottles to get the cash out and it was like a stink bomb went off inside our house! No joke, worst smell ever. It was tempting to even burn the $20 dollars because it smelt so terrible. Worst and stinkest gift ever! And My Uncle Patrick still loves to laugh about it ever Christmas.

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  106. I received baby stuff: bottles, bibs, pacifiers, baby toys, outfits...the whole 9 yards. Would have been nice except I was newly married, not pregnant and it was so not on my radar!

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  107. wow that's a tough one... I'd have to say almost anything my grandmother has bought without consulting me first... when I was little it was girly things to match my cousins (who were girly and I was a tomboy) & the girly theme has continued to adulthood - last year I got a random red tanktop with satin trim. First of all I seldom wear red and second of all satin trim isn't exactly my taste... oh Grandma... you have such good intentions...

    P.S. I think the tag is still on the tanktop!

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  108. Used make up bought from a thrift store.

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  109. The worst gift I ever got was a money box in shape of a cow. It was such an ugly cow!!!!

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  110. A couple years ago I got toilet paper! haha!

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  111. it was 2 Christmases ago...my fiance (for whom I had moved to Cancun, Mexico to live with -- giving up everything in my life -- Community, support network, friends, career, home, belongings, lifestyle, access to organic foods and great alternative healing practitioners, people who speak English as their first language, etc.) decided that he "wasn't happy" and asked me to move back to the United States a week before Christmas...we had only tried living together for 2 months, and I had just made it through my first trimester of our unplanned pregnancy...

    Yes, that's right...he judged our new relationship based on our struggles with massive life changes and first-trimester morning sickness and emotions...and sent me home alone, pregnant, with no home, no car, no nothing...1 week before Christmas. I'll never forget it. It was one of the lowest points in my life. Heartbroken, fragile, having a difficult time securing a new place to live when everyone is busy with holidays and family...so I spent Christmas eve driving around alone, I had forgotten to buy some groceries the day before, and I had to stop at a gas station to buys chips, nuts, and other awful snacks for my Christmas eve dinner. But I have a beautiful baby boy now who is the light of my life! My silver lining...

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  112. Bubble Bath that appeared to be opened/used from my mother's friend. It was a totally random gift from a random person!

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  113. Hmmm....loud crazy tacky clothes from relatives who shall remain unnamed!

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  114. One year I got this adorable black shirt from a store I usually shop at. The only problem was that I actually purchased the shirt myself! I left it on the kitchen counter when I came home and my mom saw it sitting there with the price tags still attached and thought she forgot to wrap it for me. I searched the entire house from top to bottom looking for it, only to open it on Christmas morning. Thanks mom and dad! :)

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  115. Granted, it was a white elephant party, but I got stuck with a bag full of horse manure. In our family, white elephant gifts are usually nice gifts and someone came to the party thinking it was a "gag gift" white elephant and I got stuck with a big stinky bag of horse poop! Got some good laughs, but the worst gift ever.

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  116. Dont know how ill top any of these :)....My worst gift would actually be a gift that was given to my daughter(who was 1 by the way) from my husbands friends which was a bottle of vodka that had a hand puppet attached to it..Obviously he had no idea what to get a kid :)

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  117. A few years ago I was given a game called "Shots and Ladders". It's basically shutes and ladders, the game from when we were kids, except this is played with shots of alcohol!!! I don't drink, so I think that not only was this a crappy present, but it might've also been an insult! ha! It was awful!

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  118. Its hard to compete with these stories! I think the worst gift I got was from my then boyfriend for our first Christmas- he gave me a set of pots and pans! I had previously hinted that while gifts for around the house may be practical, they sure weren't romantic hint hint. He didn't take the hint and got me pots and pans anyway. And to think I married him in spite of this!!

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  119. I can think of many! I hate trying to pretend I like something when I really dont!

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  120. A co-worker gave me a secret Santa gift of Pink Fuzzy Slippers that were the wrong size!

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  121. A pair of slippers from my mom when I moved out of my house. She was still mad I moved out so that's how she showed it. She's silly like that.

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  122. As a teacher...christmas bonuses don't happen. Went to check my box before the holidays and my gift from school was a peppermint attached to a piece of paper that said, "You keep our kids in mint condition!"

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  123. a red flannel gown from an aunt - 3 days AFTER my wedding!

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  124. 80's style sweatshirt with horses on it from my Aunt :)

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  125. I have to say a purse that folded several different ways and could become a backpack and fanny pack as well.

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  126. My MIL won a gift basket full of Clinique products at a Golf outing in mid June. I saw it at her house one day and she said she didn't know what to do with it. Well...That Christmas it was my gift!
    WRONG!
    One. I had already saw the gift and she told me she wasn't sure what to do with it.
    Two. She won it!

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  127. An ugly wallet. It was one of the trendy/stylish hard wallets but the pattern was horrid!

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  128. Honestly I have never received an ugly gift yet! I guess im lucky ;)

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  129. Three words: Nose. Hair. Trimmer. from my boyfriend! What the heck is that all about?!?!?!?

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  130. A cowgirl outfit where you spread your arms out and the fringe hung down all the
    Way across my arms and chest!! Whhaat? We laughed so hard we cried later have no idea why he bought that!!

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  131. Reading some of these made me laugh out loud! I can't say I have had a terrible gift experience yet...guess I'm pretty fortunate :)

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  132. My grandmother has taken to regifting items she no longer wants around the house. One year, I received her used clock that made bird sounds on the hour, every hour. Luckily, we usually go visit her at her house so it stays safely tucked away here in a closet...with the batteries out :)

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  134. OMG! These things are hilarious!! I say mine is a "bad" gift but compared to some of these, it doesn't even compare!! LOL! I received a pair of men's flannel pants - size XXL. In men's I can wear a Medium. Not sure if the sizing was a mistake or if I just look like I could wear XXL. HA HA HA!!

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  135. I received a suede coat from my husband the was trimmed in fur, about 10 sizes too big. He thought it would be could throughout my pregnancy, I laughed so hard I cried. I could race alaskan dogs with this coat. It was hideous to say the least. I have photos of it and always reflect back to that being the worst gift...

    elociin99@yahoo.com

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  136. My aunt gave me a picture framew with a picture of myself in it! Not only was it a super unflattering picture of me but the frame was ugly too!

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  137. Our first Christmas being married, my husband gave me a pair of dog slippers...as in the HUGE pair you would get at Walmart that look like you are wearing enormous Saint Bernards on your feet. We were on a budget that year and all I could think is why would he waste money on these!! I'm not the type that wears those type of things or finds them amusing...well actually, if it had been a gag gift, I would have thought it was funny, however this was not supposed to be a gag gift. This was our first Christmas exchange as husband and wife...these do NOT fall under sexy lingerie :)

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  138. A partially used bottle of shower gel plus lotion. Hmmm...maybe it spilled on the way over!

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  139. When I was in middle school my mom bought my sisters and I "feminine products" and put them in our stockings. We were horrified when we opened them in front of the rest of the family!

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  140. My dad is a compulsive shopper and hoarder. Seriously. He would mail-order ANYTHING. At Christmas time, we never knew what would be waiting under the tree for us... one year, I got a treasure chest of baseball cards. I don't collect them and don't care for baseball. I've gotten a stapler, a stamp colector's guide (I don't collect stamps) and porbably best of all... when I was 8, I received Barbara Bush's autobiography.

    I would LOVE to get these hats for Christmas!! :) They would definitely make up for the odd collection of gifts I got as a child. ;)

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  141. I'd have to say the worst or just most unthoughtful gift was from my father. I was probably 13 or 14 he bought me a collection of shot glasses....because I had made a comment at one point that those little glasses were cute. Now who buys a 14 year old shot glasses.....?

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  142. A bucket, car wash, armor-all, and tire shine from the hubby...I am guessing that he tried to do all of his shopping at Auto-Zone. :)

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  143. OK..I have this crazy aunt who ALWAYS gives bad gifts..every year. One year she gave me and my sisters this "statue" (that's the only thing I can think to call it!).. Anyway it was this Log with weird animals all around it and it was called "Wildlife in Stump". Needless to say, this was NOT on my Christmas list :)

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  144. One year I received a toaster from my husband - not just any toaster but a $100 toaster! Really? It claimed to make "perfect" toast. Why in the world would a husband spend $100 on a toaster? He still is using it by the way but I've since moved on to a 4 slice model. :)

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  145. the worst gift huh hmmm....i guess its a good thing nothing has come to mind so quickly :) i would have to say its not exactly the worst gift in the sense that it was ugly or bad but the fact that i had to pick everything out myself made it bad. i hate that i rather have someone give me something i didnt neccesarily like than take the easy way out and have the person pick it out. i like when people take the time to think what the other person would really enjoy or like.

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  146. A gift is a gift...so I will take what I can get, but I was a senior in high school and my mother's Aunt gave me a teddy bear head band and matching barrets, that were holding hearts and they said "Melissa". I don't know what was worse.... the gift, or her asking me if I loved them, and then having me try them on. I felt like Ralphie stomping down the stairs in a pink bunny suit!

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  147. The worst gift I received one year was a gift that I had given to that same person the year before. Really? Did she think I wasn't going to remember?

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  148. No question. A bunch of pamphlets on women's medical conditions. You know, the kind you get for free at your doctor's office? Yep. A got about 20. Including one on menopause... I was 16 at the time. Oh and it wasn't a gag gift either.

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  149. My sister-in-law gave me stationary with little hot pink martians on it! Her daughter (who was 9 at the time) probably would have LOVED it! In fact, now that I think about it, it was probably for her and she just didn't have anything to give me, so she gave me that! LOL!

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  150. I don't usually complain about gifts, but mine would have to be some perfume that I was allergic to, it brought me out in a huge rash and I still have scars from itching it so much, ouch!!

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  151. Old, stale "gourmet" black licorice and a pair of Hanes socks (MENS Hanes socks, I should mention)...from my grandmother. My family thought she had mixed up the gifts and mine should have been for my brothers, but nope...it was ALL definitely for me. We had a good laugh through it all :o)

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  152. One year after my parents divorce, my mom was having a rough time. I got a pair of the non slip socks for Christmas. That's it....just the socks. You always try to be sweet & polite...by saying oh I love these, how did you know. Something like that....yeah...I had NOTHING! lol.

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  153. I was 13 years old; my step mother and I didn't get along at all. All I got from her that year for Christmas was a self-help book.

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  154. One year, early in our marriage, we skipped gifts for eachother for lack of money. Two days later we caved and gave ourselves a budget for each of us at Target. My husband knew I'd been wanting to have candles at work, but couldn't have open flames. So he bought me a plate warmer....one for plates, not candles. Sweet, but unusable

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  155. My grandmother still tries to buy me hideous "bling" jewelry..usually adorned with some sort of teddy bear or other type of animal...mind you i don't wear jewelery as it is..much less a huge hunk of TEDDY! lol

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  156. A cooking book from my mother in law!

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  157. When I was 16, my aunt send me a victoria sceret underwear that look like a granny lonh panties while my dad was there with his camcorder waiting to see what I get. Talk about worst/embrassed!

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  158. Honestly, I don't think I've ever received anything bad enough to be remembered. Although, I try to always see the best in someone and their generosity, even if it was given in spite. I figure if someone cares very little in what they give you it will show in the gift and everyone around will see the unkind gesture. It is better to show the christmas spirit through love and kindness than a gift. If you can't afford something, lets just spend time together when we normally don't. don't get me something, just to say you got me something. right?

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  159. I was dating this guy for over a year when Christmas rolled around. He bought me a glade flameless candle! You know, one of those under $5.00, yucky smelling candles that your grandmother has in her bathroom!??!?! really... needless to say, we didn't make it to another Christmas! LOL!!!

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  160. I always get decent present I guess(not great stuff but things I don't mind) and my husband is way minimalist and says he pays mortgage and food so he never gets me anything (never) but I buy myself things and say it's from him (with MY money). but this year, my dad's got a new girlfriend and my mom is pretty pissed (they WERE good friends and she's mad he didn't tell her) so I really don't know what Christmas is gonna be like this year... the kids are really worried..... :S

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  161. Clothing that did not fit with no tags on them...From my mother who is taller and skinner then I. When I told her the cloths did not fit she said "Oh Bummer" I'm THINKIN (not saying) what no exchange, thanks for diggin in your closest for my OOO so thoughtful gift> Geesh my hubby dosn't call her "SUPER SAVER SANDY" for nothing!! LOL

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  162. I ceramic pig that was holding a chalk board sign that said "What's for Dinner?" and you were supposed to fill it in every day... needless to say, that was re-gifted at a dirty Santa!

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  163. I would say my brother and his new wife forgetting me on Christmas her excuse oh I didn't know you were going to be here. :( And she left out the kids too!

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  164. Worst gift ever would have to be a Dollar Store nail file from my mother in law. She said it screamed me because it was covered in fake bling...I think she was trying to call me cheap but didn't want to say it out loud! LOL! Thanks for an awesome chance to win!

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  165. Hmmmm....worst gift ever ranking right now would have to be my husbands new job that has him living three states away from us. No happy holiday morning in our pjs opening gifts for us this year. I am by now means comparing my strife to all the hard working armed forces husband and wives who will not be with their families this holiday season, but I am understanding just a bit of their woes. I want to thank them and their families from the bottom of my heart. IT is their sacrifice that allows to celebrate this holiday season, whatever holiday that may be, safely here at home.

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  166. So I have this friend, who likes to do completely ridiculous things. Probably because she doesn't have a lot of money to throw around but she has the biggest heart! Oh, and she has quite an imagination. One year, she called all our friends and collected their animals excrement. Using gloves and an old Pot of Gold box with all the papers she created poop chocolates.
    I know you think I'm lying, but I'm completely serious. The cat litter covered ones were supposed to be coconut etc etc.

    I admire her creativity but was not a huge fan of the medium! That gift stank!

    Thanks for a chance at winning and a chance at sharing (again) this ridiculous and timeless story.

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  167. Anything my mom has ever bought me. She is famous for stopping off at the dollar store and picking up ANYTHING on the way to an occasion. It's like we keep moving Christmas and birthdays every year so that they sneak up on her. One Christmas I a package of size 12 granny panties. I was a 20 something size 4. Heavy sigh.

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  168. batteries....... an entire box of every size battery you could think of. I was 8 and so excited because it was heavy - but my parents were tired of buying batteries all the time. Now it seems more clever - back then I wasn't very happy!

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  169. a big bag of nylon panties in multiple colors from my grandma. who brought them to my restuarant job. and made me open them at her table. ahhhh!

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  170. A skirt from my grandma.
    I hated it, I was 13. When I told my parents that I didn't like they told me to tell her maybe she would exchange it. Then she cried when I told her and was made out to be the villan at christmas. Everyone got mad at me. I felt so bad. So I kept the skirt and never ever ended up wearing it!

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  171. A hitch kit for my jeep. Not so bad until you figure it was literally the kit. He didn't even put it on the jeep!

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  172. every year, from my grandma! She gets me the worst smelling soap and roll-on deodorant from Avon!

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  173. I asked my hubby for sweatpants one year... After that I got them 4 years in a row. I had to tell him that I was tired of receiving sweatpants for Christmas every year, and not only that but he ended up stealing each pair. haha Needless to say he has jumped up to nothing... should have stuck with sweatpants! :)

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  174. Funny...I JUST re-found the worst gift ever. I'm a Gator fan, thusly I must like ANYTHING that is orange and blue, or so thinkth my mother. So she got me a orange and blue yarn-made covered wagon. One of those plastic things where you weave the yarn in and out? Yeah. But wait, it gets better! It's a nightlight, too!

    Ugliest thing ever. But it's the thought that counts, right?

    It's sitting in the Goodwill box right now. I feel kind of guilty about that. :)

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  175. Christmas socks with bells on them

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  176. At our anual family Christmas party, where we draw names to exchange gifts, I recieved a box full of my Aunt Cathy's old, heavy, gaudy 1980's earrings that STILL HAD EAR GUNK ON THEM!!! If that wasn't bad enough I ALSO recieved my older cousins (her daughter that was 3 years older than me and a good 50 lbs heavier) old, stretched out and faded pj's complete with holes and stains! Needless to say every year after that my mom made sure to bring my siblings and I an extra gift to open, incase it ever happened again!

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  177. I got a Bright Orange sweater, I was pregnant (feeling big already) and my Husband got me a Bright orange sweater that was so tight. lol as if I needed the colors to look like a pumpkin. I still to this day have not worn that sweater but it does hang in my closet. He was so proud of hisself but he just didnt get it. And I didnt tell him how ugh it was I just said Aww thank you hunny I love it...... Did not want to destroy his ego. BUt yes the thought is what counts!

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  178. a giant wine glass with fake plastic grapes inside...i guess for decoration but it was hideous!!!

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  179. I would say it would have to be the multiple bath sets I get each year. I DO LOVE a nice bath with all the extras, but I get so many of them that I still have unopened bottles from 2 years ago!!

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  180. Honestly, it was a sweater knit by mother-in-law. She is actually quite talented but this was a total miss - wrong color, wrong size, uneven on both sides. What a mess! I have never had the heart to tell her.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  181. Elizabeth Loman-HayesNovember 29, 2010 at 7:22 AM

    A flashlight. I was 13 years old and all I received from my parents was a hoodie and a flashlight. Truely the worst Christmas and I will never forget it.

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  182. a mouse figurine that was holding a sign saying 1995 when i got it for Christmas of 2001. I also got a Florida Gators metal breakfast tray that was bent and would not stand up:) OHHH and a perfume from the dollar store that was "Organza" our version of "Bonanza"

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  183. The worst present I would say a space heater:( from my boss!

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  184. I got a real fur hat from my step-mother one year. I am an animal lover and I could hardly stand to look at the thing!

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  185. GOLDENEYESPHOTOGRAPHYNovember 29, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    I GOT A PET ROCK

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  186. My husband bought me one of those motorized scrubbers that you use for the toilet!! After that I started buying my own gifts!

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  187. Hmm, the worst? One year my parents decided to buy my brother and I a combined gift of an Atari game system. I hated video games, and thought, "I think I just got the short end of that one." I hope I didn't say that out loud though. LOL

    Your hats are adorable!

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  188. Hmmm.....a book Rush Limbaugh wrote from my grandparents when they knew how much I despised him! LOL

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  189. The worst gift I ever got was from the grandfather of my soon to be ex boyfriend - it was a book on how to be a good wife.

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  190. When I was 12 or 13 my Grandma got me red thong undies. I was mortified when I opened it in front of my entire family including my dad, Grandpa, and several uncles.

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  191. Two Christmases ago I really thought I was going to get an engagement ring. My boyfriend (husband now) kept dropping hints about getting me a Wii. I thought he was just throwing me off. Turns out, I opened a Wii on Christmas morning. All is all, a Wii is a great gift, but not for a gal hoping to get a ring! I cried on the way up to his parents house and he thought I hated the Wii. I didn't tell him what I was really crying about! Turns out, he had another plan and proposed on New Year's Eve!

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  192. hmm the worst would have to be a huge random big clock. I know it sounds weird, but I have no place to put it and I wish I could just regift it.. but I dont want to put that on anyone else either.

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  193. Ashley Adkins Yale, OkNovember 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    It was Three Christmas's Ago and My Mother In Law Gave me Her Used Coffee Pot! I Cried a little My Side of the Fam giggled and My hubby shook his head.... The worse part she didnt even wipe it down! Lol I cried because I felt she didnt even try... but she means well and To me christmas is not about what you get, but family and I love my family, even my mother in law that gave me her used coffee pot one year as a christmas gift! lol.

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  194. The worst present I ever received was a vanilla spice candle. It came from my now ex husband. He bought it from a co-worker who convinced him I needed it. I have a severe allergy to anything vanilla. The instant I opened it, I had a migraine within 10 minutes, without it burning. I didn't have the heart to tell him so two nights later, for a romantic dinner, he lit...yep, again1 The next morning, I threw the $28 3 wick Partylite candle in the trash!

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