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post #1 of 49
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I want to know, what your worst gift of all time was. I'll start this one off: A portable urinal from my father.
post #2 of 49
EEEEEWWWWW! Unless you mean the camping kind... wait, no still gross!

I don't know what mine is. My parents often got a "joke" present that they knew you would hate, on purpose, and then gave you the real one. One time they gave my sister a John Denver record, and she HATES John Denver.

One time my mom gave me a big box full of "granny panties" at my brithday party in front of all my friends. but without the smile!
post #3 of 49
Ewww! Great idea for a thread! Colin is horrible with gifts but i still love him!!!! So far, i've recieved : a clock for my birthday last yr, a brown bra (at least it was V.S. & the right size) for christmas, and a gift card- starbucks...same one he got my sis for christmas...that he purchased ON our birthday! He's clueless
post #4 of 49
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
EEEEEWWWWW! Unless you mean the camping kind... wait, no still gross!

I don't know what mine is. My parents often got a "joke" present that they knew you would hate, on purpose, and then gave you the real one. One time they gave my sister a John Denver record, and she HATES John Denver.

One time my mom gave me a big box full of "granny panties" at my brithday party in front of all my friends. but without the smile!
My Dad wasn't joking... He gave us an emergency supply kit for Christmas last year (Hurricane Katrina freaked him out). The kit also included: rations that are freeze dried bricks, pouches of water, $20.00, and sponges. Have I ever said I live in Ohio?

Oh to top this all off... they forgot the girl part of the urinal, so only my husband can use it.
post #5 of 49
The "hoof" decanter



post #6 of 49


Hoof decanter.... Where does one find such a thing? Who makes such a thing?
I wouldn't even have kept a straight face opening that thing.
post #7 of 49
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Oh my... it has it's own stand!
post #8 of 49
They bought it in Brazil. It has gotten quite a few miles, as a few of my relatives had to bring it in to work to show it to people. Believe me, it is MUCH worse in person
post #9 of 49
And... um.... are you supposed to carry it around on your back by that strap? I would probably wear it places. Just to see people's undoubtedly hilarious reactions. Because not only is it a freaky thing, but decanters aren't even that common, esp strapped to your back.
post #10 of 49
Oh gosh my grandfather's wife gave me a frame that was a favor at my cousins wedding!!! She was a big re-gifter! Hubby's a great gift giver so no complaints there!
post #11 of 49
A friend of mine once got a ham from her mother as a Christmas present. At the time, she'd been a vegetarian for 6 years.
post #12 of 49
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The "hoof" decanter



What The.........????????? That is hysterical!!!!!!
post #13 of 49
We kept a straight face when we opened it too
post #14 of 49
A hoof decanter...I think we have a winner!

When I was 13 or 14 my parents bought me a camel skin backpack in Spain. That thing stunk to high heaven and in a few spots, you could see where they had missed a spot when shaving the camel hair off. It stayed in my closet. There was no way I was ever going to take that to school, everyone would have thought I'd wet my pants (its smelled a bit like urine) or had horrible BO.
post #15 of 49
Something that looked just like this
accept white, not the blue,



dont get me wrong, i like elvis but still,,
post #16 of 49
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Something that looked just like this
accept white, not the blue,



dont get me wrong, i like elvis but still,,

Nice Looks like the hoof now has some stiff competition
post #17 of 49
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Nice Looks like the hoof now has some stiff competition
My brother got a velvet rendition of The Last Supper for his wedding. It wasn't a joke, but a cultural miscommunication. He has it hanging in his den, because it makes him laugh.
post #18 of 49
We got oooold used pillow cases embroidered with farm animals for our wedding. I mean they had yellow water stains on them! But they came from a very old great aunt who I've never met in person, so I actually think it was sweet she sent them to us. I know that was hard enough for her to do. I still have them. Someone (on here too I think) suggested bleaching them white. I still may do that, but for now they sit in the box the came in here in my study.

Oh I also got some cheap imitation snow white china doll as a teenager. She had the oddest shaped body and one of her sets of eyelashes was glued on upside down. I ended up taking them off and using a small piece of bubble wrap to stuff her top so it at least looked like she had some boobs!
post #19 of 49
Table-top Christmas tree decorated with anything & everything you'd find at the local tacky trash shop-It went very quickly to the recycling center right after the person who gave it left-fortunately she doesn't live in the area
post #20 of 49
No way I can beat that hoof decanter or Elvis, but this year's birthday gift from DH is high on my list. I bought a Scion XB last year, which I really like. He bought me some special air cleaner that's supposed to last for the life of the car. I'll never have to change it. This is all fine and well, except...I've never had to change an air filter on a car I've ever owned. He does it.

Who says men aren't clever.
post #21 of 49
Gee, I guess the stupid vibrating pillow I got from my ex wasn't the worst gift of all.
post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
Something that looked just like this
accept white, not the blue,



dont get me wrong, i like elvis but still,,
Oh honey, you're missin out!!! You should try LIVING in Memphis
post #23 of 49
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I want to know, what your worst gift of all time was. I'll start this one off: A portable urinal from my father.
Ok, the others might vote for the decanter or the elvis lamp - and I agree, they're bad - but the portable urinal does it for me. Worst gift EVER.
post #24 of 49
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Gee, I guess the stupid vibrating pillow I got from my ex wasn't the worst gift of all.
Okay. That is funny in so many different ways... The first ones that come to mind are, are you supposed to sleep on this, and how on earth would anyone find that comfortable. It would give me a headache. If I want my brain jostled around, I'll get on a public bus, thanks!
post #25 of 49
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We got oooold used pillow cases embroidered with farm animals for our wedding. I mean they had yellow water stains on them! But they came from a very old great aunt who I've never met in person, so I actually think it was sweet she sent them to us. I know that was hard enough for her to do. I still have them. Someone (on here too I think) suggested bleaching them white. I still may do that, but for now they sit in the box the came in here in my study.
I think it's sweet too. It's nice to hang on to old things as mementos. If you get them bleached or whatever you could use them in a guest room for example, it would make a nice conversation piece.
post #26 of 49
For my 40th birthday, a "friend" gave me a book on women's health - about Menopause. I appreciate that she was thinking of me, but um, I wasn't menopausal and although I love books, it wasn't exactly a real "fun" gift. She wondered why I wasn't more enthusiatic....hmmm...
post #27 of 49
OK...back to the urinal thing...

What the heck are the sponges for? To mop up after a hurricane?
post #28 of 49
A bunch of children's toys (I was 17) for Christmas from an ex who obviously paid NO attention to anything I really liked (the reason for the toys was because I liked Toy Story). I had gotten him an incredibly thoughtful gift, so it was even more of a letdown.
post #29 of 49
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OK...back to the urinal thing...

What the heck are the sponges for? To mop up after a hurricane?
I have no idea... but I did keep the kit though just incase there is a natural disaster around here.
post #30 of 49
My favorite is the ham for the vegetarian. Great joke that.

I am not sure if this belongs in this thread, but here's a story about someone who 'gifted' his cat with a set of gold choppers. I guess he'd better rename Sebastian "Bling'

And keep him indoors at all times.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060817/..._toothed_cat_6

My friends gave me a lump of coal from the TITANIC and a "Meanie Babies" toy featuring a 'geeked' stuffed pigeon and a Mike Tyson buffalo complete with human ear in its mouth. Unfortunately these were not awful, but highly appropriate gifts for me! It made me realize just how ah, 'unusual' my tastes could be and my friends knew me very well!
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