Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Strange Gifts


Have you received any dodgy gifts yet this Christmas?

Worse still are you planning on giving any???

I did actually receive the gift in this picture.  I thought by the shape of the box that the person (who shall remain nameless) had given me chocolates.  I was all excited about getting an unexpected present.

And then I opened it and discovered this:


How bizarre is that for a present?  At least it gave me a good laugh.

So, what is the strangest present you have ever received?  Feel free to name and shame the giver too if you like.  Or if you are planning on giving a dodgy present please confess and tell us what you're giving.  I'm prepared to offer up my set of miniature-chicken-family-knives as a prize to the person who has already received the worst gift.

See, its a gift that just keeps on giving.

10 comments:

Ally {mtm} said...

Ian told me that when he was younger, his grandmother gave his sister handmade undies one year for Xmas. Can you imagine?

Interesting chicken knives though, I would have been so disappointed for the chocolate shaped box to contain those!

Alison said...

Oh Ally - handmade undies are pretty bad!!

Belinda said...

No. 1 - why would someone make them?
No. 2 - why would someone buy them? and then give them! lol!

Ally - handmade undies. lol!

Nerida said...

Al, you've already read on facebook about my Father In Law giving Andrew and I a sex game for Christmas! Need I say more? N xx

Alison said...

Nerida I think you're in the lead. As bad as home made undies are, a sex game from your IN-LAWS is just wrong!!

Fiona said...

This thread has made my day.
The knives are hilarious - have you ever actually used them? Put them out at afternoon tea perhaps...

Handmade undies are bad, but a sex game from your Inlaws - they very thought makes me shudder with embarrassment. Did you actually open it in front of them?

My worst gift ever was from a friend, who I was actually really close to at the time. She always gave me great presents, and one year it was clearly a large framed photo. I spent ages imagining what the picture was of. We had been on a couple of amazing days out together during the year. She had come and watched me compete on my horse at shows once or twice. Basically she had lots of great photos of me/us that she could have had framed.

When I opened it, it was a framed picture of her dogs! The pic was taken in her back garden, and there were even a couple of piles of poo in the background. She wasn't in the picture, and I didn't particularly like her dogs.
Why? It was hideous.

Lacey said...

Wow, thats a weird one! I don't have any crazy gifts to talk about, dang!

Alison said...

Fiona - that is hilarious. Reminds me of the time my sister-in-law made us watch her home movies - of her dogs. WHY???

Sarah said...

These are funny as...the sex games from the inlaws is the winner so far as the worst gift on here!

I have been lucky enough not to get any bad gifts YET, lets see what Saturday brings...

n0thingbuteverything said...

Love it! Made my night reading through these :-).

I'll never forget the year an x-boyfriend's sister (who wasn't very fond of me) gave us both matching plastic fly swats. Yep.....

AND as a runner up, when were living in the UK my husband's boss gave my non-drinking, non pork eating muslim husband 2 bottles of wine and a ham on the bone for Christmas. It was a lovely gesture to buy such generous gifts, just not very well thought through!

A friend has a 'bad gift swap' picnic party every year in Jan. All the bad gifts people have received are rewrapped and everyone chooses one. It's hilarious and a fun way to deal with unwanted gifts. I could see some of these going down well there :-)