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    Crappy Christmas Gifts

    Because inquiring minds want to know....

    What was the crappiest Christmas gift(s) you have ever received and who gave them to you?
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    still it burns...
    the orange plaid dearfoam slippers i got from the SIL,when I gave her real sheepskin slippers, scuffs handmade from a local organic sheepfarm run by a third generation shepardess!


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    Mrs G. Last year. Sunbeam Toaster. Never worked correctly, was trashed before January was out.

    I neither asked for nor coveted a ... toaster ...
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    My parents always give us money, thank goodness. But my in-laws insist on giving us gifts to open up, as if we are little kids. My husband is very specific about what he wants, but I think that is kind of tacky, and I never want to ask for too much (even though my brother-in-law's girlfriend last year asked them for a $200 treadmill, and they got it for her, having only known her for a year!) Usually I tell the in-laws just to get me a couple sweaters, but they always add on a bunch of little things I don't want and don't need, I think to make the money spent on everybody even.

    The worst, though, was a couple years ago when they got me this really crummy clock on a tall slender stand. MIL knew I was going for a tuscan theme in my living room, and she thought this clock looked tuscan. I thought it looked like a rusted tin piece of crap. And it tipped over if you blew on it... perfect to have around a baby who just started crawling and pulling on everything. It's been collecting cobwebs in the basement.

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    Shop Vac from my ex husband

    Course this year I asked for a Roomba
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    Golf sweater from my MIL. Think of the tackiest, cheesiest, kitschiest Christmas sweater you’ve ever seen, and then change the sweater’s theme to golf.

    An old friend of my parents gave his wife a lawn mower one year…
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Several years ago, my brother and SIL gave me a $3 car visor CD holder from Big Lots. At the time, I didn't even have a CD player in my car.

    One year my ex, D*ckhead, gave me a bunch of Barbie clothes (short joke, I guess).

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    I'd play but it wouldn't be a fair contest, as should be apparent in post #14 in this thread: http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showt...ht=grandmother
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    Rosie O’Donnell Barbie Doll... which I received at the office Christmas party in a gift exchange.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I'd play but it wouldn't be a fair contest, as should be apparent in post #14 in this thread: http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showt...ht=grandmother
    I am sorry but rereading that post - LMAOOL.
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    No! No! No!

    Last year: A set of six Golf lessons. Unwrapped.

    Three years ago: Wine in a box. Yes, wrapped.

    Ten years ago: A set of six regifted (admittedly) red "tiffany style" Coca-Cola drinking glasses. Boxed and wrapped.

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    Quote Originally posted by thinknik View post
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    Three years ago: Wine in a box. Yes, wrapped.
    ...
    Off-topic:
    Salute your good fortune!!! Subject to a closely controlled optimal cellarage environment over the past three years, that wine is probably drinking very nicely at this point. Share it with your friends and family this holiday season. I recommend opening it approximately 30-minutes before serving to properly air.

    And if you believe that, I have this lake front property you might be interest in….

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    Last year: a book about murderers.

    In the past:

    - clothes that were too large when I was a teenager and that are still too big on me, despite being told that I will soon "fill out".

    - picture frames with a garden theme on the borders (what teenagers like gardening?)

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    A bottle opener and a magazine
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    Post #13 says it all.
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    Has anybody ever regifted such a present ?
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Has anybody ever regifted such a present ?
    BEK and I have been regifting unwanted wedding gifts we received 2 years ago. There's nothing like having multiple crystal candy dishes, especially when they weren't listed in ANY of your registries.
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    Quote Originally posted by cmavis View post
    A bottle opener and a magazine
    Sorry

    At least I did not read it first.

    I'll try harder for next year, i promise.

    I really suck at gifts for people I don't know well.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Not sure if this counts- but at one of those silly white elephant exhcanges I got a video on how to breastfeed your baby.

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    Never mind, I decided that if I couldn't say anything nice, that I shouldn't say it at all

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    Never mind, I decided that if I couldn't say anything nice, that I shouldn't say it at all
    Your mama taught you well.

    But don't you feel like you are missing out on something?

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Your mama taught you well.

    But don't you feel like you are missing out on something?
    Yep! But I am proud that I have refrained

    imaplanner at least the breastfeeding video wasn't purposefully given to you! I guess I have been fortunate in that I don't think I have gotten a gift that I haven't liked, or at least appreciated.

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