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  • Anonymous

    The worse gift I have ever recieved was a electric tooth brush from my husband I thought to myself what is this man thinking he must think I need to brush my teeth more then six times a day. I was so ewxcited to open it up because all before Christmas last year he said oh you will love this it is a big gift spent lots on it. I didnt know what to say when I opened it up

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jared-Hartman/1288465245 Jared Hartman

    The worst gift I ever received was from a neighbor lady when I was a teenager. I was given a strawberry hull remover. This item is a piece of folded aluminum about 2 inches long with a textured area for your finger. What sixteen year old boy wants a strawberry huller for Christmas? Even if I wanted a strawberry huller, what am I going to do with it in December? To add insult to injury the same lady gave my sisters beautiful music boxes. Even worse, the strawberry huller was used. She forgot about me and just opened her kitchen drawer and wrapped something. Now, that has to be the dumbest gift for a guy ever.

  • Anonymous

    The worst gift I’ve ever gotten was a used toilet and sink! Granted, I was in the middle of a home remodel and needed to save money wherever possible, but let’s just say there’s no way to put a bow on this kind of thing and make it a fabulous gift! The giver, my then boyfriend and now my husband, was so pleased with himself for getting me this because we were both so broke at the time and it was a great deal, LOL! We laugh about this often and we both know it can only get better from there!

  • LASHELLE

    The worst gift was NO GIFT
    It showed you just don’t care
    So go ahead and be a scrooge
    With me you’ll get nowhere
    I’d rather get a gift
    I know I’ll never use
    Than to have to face the fact
    You truly are a SCROOGE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N37BFW5HLJFJ5TOMD5D54XMR2Q dellat

    The worst and never used Christmas Present I received was a scrub brush that clean the bath tub or whatever, The scrubber worked with batteries. Needless to say I did not like it, nor did I use it. He told me after I oppened the gift. He was thinking of my little hands scrubbing the bathtub. So after Christmas was over we made a deal we do not buy each other anything household or is related to doing work of some kind around the home or outside. We still laugh and talk about to this day. Thats my worst gift ever.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7W3IXQGM7AKYCPTBQKLXMAKCO4 Kelly

    The worst gift I ever received was a carpet shampooer when I was nine months pregnant with my third child. The other two children were toddlers. IThe gift was from my husband, We are divorced now and I gave him the carpet shampooer in our divorce settlement. He still doesn’t understand why this was a bad gift…hmmmm

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Propsom/26702259 Heather Propsom

    In 1999, I received a paddle-ball from my aunt. I was fourteen at the time. I stared at it, completely confused, had I woken up on Christmas morning of 1950? This was definitely not a collector’s item… Had she maybe forgotten that I wasn’t six years old anymore? To top it off, it was a cheap variation of a paddle-ball and it was broken before New Year’s Eve. So, yes, I obviously played with it, but I’m certain it was with a scowl on my face. Today, though I’ve forgiven my aunt, I am still plagued by the possible intentions of that gift. I am just glad she wasn’t there to see me open it. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DDY2M76ZURLJZECM3BFIWSSDB4 Corey

    In 1990, I was given a 50 cent frozen pie from my grandmother-in-law on Christmas Eve after it was discovered that everyone else had a present except for me. The kicker was that the pie had already been cooked and placed back in the box! Needless to say, the birds had something to eat that Christmas (assuming they could gag it down!).

  • Anonymous

    I am a tall man over 6 ft tall and have very long arms. Every year I tell my family that I need tall or extra tall shirts or the sleves are way to short and yet every year I get at least one very nice shirt that is NOT a tall size that hangs in my closet until my wife finallly gives it away. It’s like they don’t belive me.

  • Anonymous

    Worst gift I ever received – Although my husband (gift giver) meant well, he absolutely missed the concept of giving for this holiday. It was my 1st Mother’s Day – 1988 – VCR’s were big back then, and I recorded several day time television programs, he thought to save wear and tear on our VCR, he would buy me a rewinding machine for the tapes. Needless to say, when I opened my 1st Mother’s Day present about $10 at the time, ( I thought I would get a memorable present or keepsake that I would treasure forever), my mouth dropped open and I literally had nothing to say (unusual for me). The best part, he really never knew he blew it. I will never forget the worst present for my 1st Mothers Day.

  • Anonymous

    This is not just about one gift but a series of gifts from my husband one Christmas. About 7 years ago, my husband and I agreed that we would not exchange Christmas gifts. Well, about a week before Christmas, several large boxes appeared under the tree. My son informed me that my husband had gotten me some “really cool”, and “expensive” presents. So, I went shopping and tried to get him something equally nice. I don’t remember what I got him, but I will NEVER forget what he got me.
    As the Christmas morning dawned, I was very excited to unwrap these “really cool” presents. We started with the smallest package first. It turned out to be a package of steak knives. Not just any steak knives, but steak knives with deer emblazoned into the sides. Manly steak knives. OK, not exactly exciting, but I will deal with it. Not “really cool”.
    The next package was the biggest. Maybe this will be better. I tore into it with some excitement. This will be “really cool”. Or not. This package contained a fire pit ring. Well… OK. I had wanted a fire pit. A place to sit around on cool nites. We could make this work.
    Two packages and chances yet. It has got to get better. Well maybe. The next package was tall. As I tore into it, I had no idea what to expect but it was not a toilet paper holder in the shape of a BEAR! You have got to be kidding?? It stands about 2 feet tall and holds the toilet paper between it’s paws. It looks like it is looking at your backside in a state of disbelief. (Which I shared at the time.) I still had one gift left. It has got to get better, I thought. Surely he has saved the best for last.
    Well, boy did he ever! I was positively nervous as I ripped open that last package. This HAD to be the “really cool” present I was looking forward to! As I exposed the box, I thought, “this must just be a packing box”. But NO!!!!! You won’t believe it! The “really cool” present was………a MEAT GRINDER!!!!!!! So I could hand grind up the deer my husband shot into hamburger so we could save money on processing! Can you believe it? I could not! He seriously thought this was a good idea! It was not even electric but a good old fashioned hand cranker so I could “get a workout” at the same time. Needless to say, I was grumpy, no really peeved for a while. And I did NOT grind up his deer. He actually tried to use it several weeks later. However, he found that it was extremely difficult, and the meat had to be run through several times and was still so full of gristle that it was almost inedible. We have since returned to commercial meat processing. The meat grinder sits on a shelf in the basement. I did forgive my husband because he is a great guy and was trying to be practical but now I usually receive gift certificates to the local mall from my husband, and my son had a lesson in what constitutes a “really cool” gift for women.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1393277980 Shannon Lorentz Wiese

    I think one of the worst gift I ever got was for Christmas in 1984. I was a senior in high school and my little brother was a freshman. I use to drive him to and from school and around where he needed to go. That year for Christmas he got me a set of mud flaps for my 1976 green chevy impula. Just what every 17 year old girl wants for Christmas…NOT!! I guess he wanted to pimp out his cool ride. I am still teased about this great gift today.

  • Anonymous

    the worst christmas gift i ever got was from my grandmother……..who hated me. my cousin got jewelry. i opened my gift box, gently pulled apart the tissue paper and beheld two pink foam breasts and a bra that was stuffed with so much cottony substance that when i was forced to try it on made me look like i had two teepees under my shirt. i had to actually wear this thing to school where all the boys immediately started calling me “Points”. i refused to even take the foam breasts out of the box and to this day don’t know what ever became of them. thanks gramma!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Downey/100000299829530 Karen Downey

    My husband was the type to always remind me of my “place” in the home. Even though he insisted that I get a job to help with the family finances, it was still my place to clean, do the laundry, dishes…well, just everything. Every year he made a big deal about “what do you want for Christmas?” That particular year was no different, even though I knew I wouldn’t get anything on my list. Come Christmas morning, at my parent’s home, there was a huge red box with a beautiful gold ribbon under the tree for me. It was from my husband and I was just going nuts trying to think what it could be. Everyone else, too, was excited and couldn’t wait for me to open it. When I finally did, everyone crowded around and watched as I tore into the package. Inside, was two new dog dishes…his way of saying it was my job to feed the animals at home. It was by far, the worst present I had ever gotten from anyone, including him. My family and I don’t talk much about the “ex-husband”, but the dog dish gift is still mentioned every once in a while. And, I started a new tradition. I buy myself something every year, I wrap it up and put it under the tree with the rest of my family’s gifts, and whenever anyone asks me who its from, I say “Santa” of course! Merry Christmas everyone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=16738807 Janet Hodgin Veal

    I’m going to consider my wedding day a holiday and tell about the worst gift I EVER received. As many people know, it is traditional for the bride and groom to exchange a small, usually sentimental gift on their wedding day. Grooms usually give their bride a small piece of jewelry or perhaps something that’s being passed down to her from his side of the family. I believe sentiment is key in this gift. I had a very nice watch that once belonged to my deceased father, so I had the watch cleaned, engraved and put on a new watch band as a gift for my husband.
    On the day of our wedding, we exchanged gifts with one another. He was thrilled with the watch which really meant alot to me. He gave me my gift which was in a rather large box. I opened the gift excitedly only to see that my future husband had given me a brand new, halogen desk lamp. I didn’t say anything negative but kissed him, thanked him and went on with the day. Apparently my husband was unaware of the sentimental nature of giving your bride a gift on your wedding day. However, I do joke now (19 years later) about the gift and how our daughter will carry it down the aisle, possibly intertwined with flowers, with her with great sentiment since her father gave it to her mother on their special day.

  • Anonymous

    My husband is an Engineer and very analytical in his thinking. When we work on projects together I often wonder how he sees something the way he does because I really don’t see the same thing. We were adding on to our house at the time. He had purchased and wrapped a gift for me and he was very excited for me to open it on Christmas morning. He had lovingly thought this out, shopped for it and he was proud of himself. I was excited to open it and see what it could possibly be? He had given me a tool belt for Christmas! Well that was about the LAST thing I EVER expected. Needless to say I was speechless and to this day I’m amazed that he thought it was a good gift! For the ten years since this he has given me jewelry every year. At least he learns from his mistakes. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1257014328 Lizz Swinney

    The worst gift I ever received was in an envelope on the Christmas tree. When I opened the envelope on Christmas there was a page torn fromt eh JC Penneys catalog, it wasn’t even cut with scissors but torn. It was a picture of an engagement ring. Written on the picture was “if I could afford this ring I would buy it for you”. I did go on to marry this dope but am very happy I divorced him because it never got any better. I was young an stupid. He was just stupid! Liz Swinney

  • Anonymous

    Let me share with you my story. I have over the years gotten an array of bad gifts from my husband. Many times he has bought me items that you could clearly see he wanted. As most wives do I resorted to outside sources (getting friends to tell him what would be great for me), giving hints, and leaving catalogs open to specific pages with items circled. Still I kept receiving horrible gifts. Then came that one special year, I pulled out all the stops. Every resource (friends, ads, and hints) were all put before him. Christmas morning I wake up to find that the biggest box under the tree is for me. My heart racing I force myself to wait patiently while my children open their presents. Then with heart pounding and hands shaking I tear into the paper….. and what did I find? A trash can. As I slowly turned to him in disbelief I hear him say, “Don’t you love it!”
    J. Roberts

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2OLO4EQHTAB5G4D4YQOK4JGSVU tami

    The worst Christmas present I received from my husband was 10 years ago. I received a smart mop. It was a new gadget on television and I guess my husband of 20 years thought that I wasn’t doing a good enough job of mopping the floors in our home. I was devasated to say the least. When I opened the package I felt faint and betrayed. I really thought I was putting alot of effort into keeping our home clean for our family of four. Evidently I was wrong. I thought of all the time and effort that I put into his gift which was a new fishing pole and reel and a certificate to fish a professional bass tournament. I refused to use the flipping mop and I was sure he was watching when the mop went to the dumpster. I am happy to say this has never happened again.

  • Anonymous

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    This is not just about one gift but a series of gifts from my husband one Christmas. About 7 years ago, my husband and I agreed that we would not exchange Christmas gifts. Well, about a week before Christmas, several large boxes appeared under the tree. My son informed me that my husband had gotten me some “really cool”, and “expensive” presents. So, I went shopping and tried to get him something equally nice. I don’t remember what I got him, but I will NEVER forget what he got me.
    As the Christmas morning dawned, I was very excited to unwrap these “really cool” presents. We started with the smallest package first. It turned out to be a package of steak knives. Not just any steak knives, but steak knives with deer emblazoned into the sides. Manly steak knives. OK, not exactly exciting, but I will deal with it. Not “really cool”.
    The next package was the biggest. Maybe this will be better. I tore into it with some excitement. This will be “really cool”. Or not. This package contained a fire pit ring. Well… OK. I had wanted a fire pit. A place to sit around on cool nites. We could make this work.
    Two packages and chances yet. It has got to get better. Well maybe. The next package was tall. As I tore into it, I had no idea what to expect but it was not a toilet paper holder in the shape of a BEAR! You have got to be kidding?? It stands about 2 feet tall and holds the toilet paper between it’s paws. It looks like it is looking at your backside in a state of disbelief. (Which I shared at the time.) I still had one gift left. It has got to get better, I thought. Surely he has saved the best for last.
    Well, boy did he ever! I was positively nervous as I ripped open that last package. This HAD to be the “really cool” present I was looking forward to! As I exposed the box, I thought, “this must just be a packing box”. But NO!!!!! You won’t believe it! The “really cool” present was………a MEAT GRINDER!!!!!!! So I could hand grind up the deer my husband shot into hamburger so we could save money on processing! Can you believe it? I could not! He seriously thought this was a good idea! It was not even electric but a good old fashioned hand cranker so I could “get a workout” at the same time. Needless to say, I was grumpy, no really peeved for a while. And I did NOT grind up his deer. He actually tried to use it several weeks later. However, he found that it was extremely difficult, and the meat had to be run through several times and was still so full of gristle that it was almost inedible. We have since returned to commercial meat processing. The meat grinder sits on a shelf in the basement. I did forgive my husband because he is a great guy and was trying to be practical but now I usually receive gift certificates to the local mall from my husband, and my son had a lesson in what constitutes a “really cool” gift for women.

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