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    I think I've received two shockers that are worth mentioning.

    For our wedding, SIL gave us a sculpture of what I assume to be Buddha with five little children/babies crawling all over him. It is truly hideous and lives in the back of a cupboard. I dare not throw it out in case she ever asks about it.

    For Christmas four years ago, Dad gave me a battery-operated sewing machine, which I'm pretty sure was actually for a child learning to sew. Firstly, I don't sew. Secondly, I was 35 at the time. That one got donated to charity in the hopes that someone else could enjoy it.

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    My SIL gave me an 'adult' drinking game for couples, with some very suggestive pictures on the front, at a family lunch. I was opening my pressies at the table so it ended up getting passed around & my DP's gran & 2 grandads had a good look. She even let my nephews see - they were really young at the time & when one of them asked what it was, she said 'Ask your Aunty ****** to explain' meaning me. She thought it was hilarious & kept making comments about what I & her brother would be getting up to playing the game but I'm quite a private person so I was mortified!!!

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    My worst 2 would probably have to be from my grandmother for my 7th birthday I got a pillow and for my 13th I got a Calculator.

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    For last mothers day I made myself half a card and left it for DP to write in (which never happened) then he told me of a plan to get a pretty book and use it as a kind of mother's day scrapbook for the kids to add to every year. Brilliant idea! Less so when he got me to go out and buy the book myself with my money because he ran out of cash. So my half a card and my book both sit untouched. I have plans to write on my card and stick it in my book cause at least DD helped me make it. Wasn't really that impressed.

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    Ha ha some of these are so funny!
    My worst one (and also most mortifying) was for my 21st, my auntie bought me a red g-string body suit, it was like something that belonged in a 70's soft porn flick, it was awful! Mortifying because I opened it in front of my family who all began to roll around laughing then my auntie who is in her 60's got all offended and said 'her husband (won't use name here) used to go wild for me in these!'
    Ahhhhhh the horror!

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    My (adorable) aunt used to get us all sexy undies at Christmas. All of the cousins used to have to sit around the Christmas tree every single year and open our sexy undies. Urg.

    My father in law got his first grandson a first birthday present - an (adult sized) pillow and a set of permanent markers?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squishie View Post
    Next year when he asks, tell him to surprise you!!

    Mines a Christmas present, but from my MIL. she has two daughters and three daughters in law, all the others got huge Avon gift packs and I got a set of three toiletry bags from the reject shop! It was so awkward when the other girls were all sitting around check ing out their packs and I had these cheapo toiletry bags ha ha!
    Every year I think to myself that I should just shut up, I can't seem to help myself though lol.

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    LOL some of these stories are hilarious!
    At my bachelorette party/bridal shower I guess the plan was for everyone to buy me 'sexy' gifts, most of the gifts were lingerie. One of my friends gave me an explicit p*rno magazine for women, with pictures of full on naked guys and hardcore s*x. It was so random and awkward!

    This year DH gave me a blanket for my birthday. I mean it's sweet I guess because I alway complain that I'm cold, but it's not really what you want the man in your life to surprise you with on your birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamessmum View Post
    Not the worst but maybe the weirdest - the first birthday DH and I were together for (my 19th after 3 months of dating): I mentioned I'd had a sore back so he got me one of those Medirest pillows (good), a bottle of magnesium supplements and a tube of Voltaren. I had the pillow for years but the two other things were a bit strange. My back wasn't that bad.
    Haha this one cracked me up! Men are just SO literal and logical aren't they? I bet he thought he was onto a winner with that one!

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    Oh dear - these are all too funny.

    May as well jump on the bandwagon.
    Last year was my 30th. Everyone remembered and I still got nothing - not even a card. The one person that did get me something (only because they remembered at the last minute and told me this) gave me a bright pink cardigan and a card with spelling mistakes. Thanks everyone!


 

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