I went to visit my mum for my birthday one year. She had three days notice. When I got there she said she hadn't bought me anything so went into her spare room and brought out some house socks she had gotten for my aunt. They still had the 50c tag on them!
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18-07-2014 14:35 #51
18-07-2014 14:55 #52
My cousin gave me a vibrator for Christmas one year. He worked at a sex shop at the time, but still... I had to open it in front of my parents and he winked and said "it's the gift that keeps on giving!"
18-07-2014 15:16 #53
Well I never get anything from my mum or siblings anymore but my worst would have to be either the horrible tacky fake gold giant hoop earrings from my aunty one year... I have severe allergies for earrings to the point where I actually can't wear them due to all the scar tissue from reactions plus I HATE yellow gold (including the plastic kind lol). Not sure why she thought I would want them...
My sisters godmother (very close family friend of my mums from church who has known me for 25 years now) gets us horrendous things every year for Xmas. I got a giant wooden cross necklace one year (I haven't been to church since I was 13 and I'm atheist) and my sibs have got equally bizarre things. She got me some earrings this year - even though I haven't worn them since I was 15 (again thanks to the allergies). I gave them to my mum.
Oh I did get something from my mum this year - a HUGE glass bottle of body wash... One week before we were flying back to oz from uk and were already way over the weight limit. That got left behind lol
18-07-2014 16:09 #54
Oh yes! The heavy/awkward gifts when flying.
My mum broke a mug when she stayed with me. I told her many times don't stress, is was a $2 one from Kmart that I bought for DH to take to work cos he kept chipping them.
Next visit I get a box with 4 mugs that I get to lug back in my already straining suitcase. Then a trip to the local reject shop once home reveals that I went to all that trouble for $6 worth of mugs! I know her heart was in the right place but when I say don't worry about it I mean don't worry about it!
18-07-2014 16:09 #55
Reading these it makes me realise I don't think I've ever received a terrible present. I've certainly got things I don't use (foot spa, uglyish jewellery etc) but nothing that I've really felt were wtf moments. The only time was one Xmas my Nanna (who is a darling and very fair) bought all her granddaughters a very expensive perfume set and Myer voucher (probably totalling $250) and I missed out - instead I got a packet of tea towels and some coasters (because I'd just moved into my first house) but I put that one down to a seniors moment. At least the present was relevant to my life at the time
18-07-2014 17:31 #56
My stepmum continued to buy me hello kitty themed gifts right into my teens, even though I liked hello kitty as a passing phase when I was maybe 8 or 9? A 15 year old does not want a tacky hello kitty necklace or jarmy set!
18-07-2014 17:49 #57
My partner has failed every year to get me a valentines present and I've always complained about it...
Last year he finally decided to get me something.. I woke up valentines day... making it all secretive and building my suspense... He walks over with it behind his back and goes "surprise!!" And pulls out a 'take-5' magazine-valentines edition'... Lol it had a valentines cross word in it... I hate that magazine and don't even buy it myself on ANY occasion... In fact the only time I read a magazine is in a dr surgery..
He was so impressed with himself... I nearly cried lol.. I guess I just accept I don't get gifts from him.
Sorry I didn't realise it says "worst birthday gift"
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18-07-2014 18:10 #58
My Mum gets me puzzles for Christmas/Birthdays. She knows I don't have space to do a puzzle and I have 2 small children who would pull it apart.. not to mention I don't have time!
My Uncle gave me some purses/handbags and a hair clip which I am sure he bought from the op shop and are something an 8 yr old would use.
For Christmas one year DF'S parents gave me lingerie. It was the right size and it looks great but so awkward! Not what you want you future inlaws to give you.
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19-07-2014 16:11 #59
None again this year as normal!
19-07-2014 20:04 #60
For my 21st, I got 11 photo frames out of a party of about 30 people. It was when I realized that most of my friends were acquaintances more than friends as a photo frame is a gift I think you give people if you don't really know them.
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