WHAT IS THE WORSE CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU EVER GOT?
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I'AM CURIOUS ! WITH THE HOLIDAYS JUST A FEW MONTHS AWAY. DID YOU EVER GET A GIFT THAT BAFFLED YOU? YOU ASKED YOUR SELF WHAT IS THIS? TELL ME ABOUT IT. I WAS AT A SOCCER GAME TODAY THE TWO LADIES NEXT
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WHAT IS THE WORSE CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU EVER GOT?

posted at 10/16/2010 10:03 PM EDT
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I'AM CURIOUS ! WITH THE HOLIDAYS JUST A FEW MONTHS AWAY. DID YOU EVER GET A GIFT THAT BAFFLED YOU? YOU ASKED YOUR SELF WHAT IS THIS? TELL ME ABOUT IT. I WAS AT A SOCCER GAME TODAY THE TWO LADIES NEXT TO ME WERE COMPLAINING ABOUT ALMOST EVERY GIFT THEY EVER GOT.I LEANED OVER AND ASKED HER WHAT DID SHE WANT INSTEAD? SHE SAID THE RECEIPT. SHE WOULD RETURN IT OR EXCHANGE IT FOR SOMETHING ELSE.I ASKED HER WOULD SHE WANT A GIFT CARD? SHE GAVE ME A LOOK AND COMMENTED."WELL THEY DID NOT PUT MUCH THAUGHT INTO IT". I'AM CONFUSED.I LIKE THE HOMEMADE GIFTS.THE WORSE I EVER GOT WAS FROM AN EX-GIRLFRIEND.A TIGER PRINT THONG...SO NOT ME.BOXERS.

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posted at 10/17/2010 5:21 PM EDT
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I'VE HAD A FEW OVER THE YEARS. I'AM THE TYPE THEY WILL SMILE AND SAY THANK YOU.YES I WILL EVEN WEAR THE GIFT, USE IT.I DO NOT WANT TO HURT ANY ONES FEELINGS.GIVING GIFTS CAN BE REALLY TRICKY AT TIMES.I EVEN SEND THANK YOU NOTES

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posted at 10/17/2010 5:32 PM EDT
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I've had a few over the years, too.  I'm like Julie B.  I will smile and say thank you and even use the gift and send a thank you card!

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posted at 10/17/2010 7:42 PM EDT
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One year for Christmas a relative gave me a decorated sweater vest.  Unfortunately it was really huge.  When I asked about exchanging it for a smaller size,  I was told it was bought at a store which is about 80 miles away from where I live.  Needless to say I never got around to exchanging it for a different size! 

If I'm not sure what size someone wears I would much rather give a gift card.  I always check to make sure there is a store near them before I get a card from a specific store.  That way they can get what they really want!

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posted at 10/18/2010 1:55 PM EDT
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I can't remember getting anything really horrible, but I've had a few that were "interesting".

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posted at 10/18/2010 3:03 PM EDT
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finding out my father was arrested for drunk driving, and my cousin was not. I didn't care if I got a present, cause we got gifts from the American Legion, and the community center. I just wanted my dad home.  

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posted at 10/18/2010 4:00 PM EDT
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Undoubtedly the absolute worst gift I ever received - an EPILADY!!!

Why would a man buy his WIFE an Epilady "shaver" (it should be called an Epilady puller!) ? 
He said he had no idea what to get me for Christmas, so he watched me while I shopped to see what
"I thought was interesting."  I stopped ONCE for about 15 seconds - they were new back then & there
was a VCR tape showing how it worked.  If he would've actually watched me, I SHUDDERED and then
moved on!  Now, I try to be nice about almost all gifts I get, but I just had to ask him, "Are you serious?" 
I'm not (or at least WASN'T) an overly hairy woman, so there was no obvious reason for the device.
This little torture device is, and always will be, the worst gift I ever, EVER received!  :-)

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posted at 10/18/2010 5:19 PM EDT
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Salad shooter. It was worthless!!! I still ended up cutting my veggies. Poor Marty, I never complained but he knew and we laugh about it even now.  This was back in the 80's.

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posted at 10/18/2010 5:35 PM EDT
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RONDA,
 I ALSO GOT ONE OF THOSE. THAT WAS PAINFUL..HAD TO BE A MAN THAT THAUGHT OF THAT....OUCH.I SHOULD HAVE USED IT ON MY HUBBY. THE PRICE WE PAY TO LOOK GOOD...I'VE GOTTEN EDIBLE PANTIES IA A SECRET SANTA AT WORK ONCE...I WAS LOOKING AT EVERYONE A BIT DIFFERENT AFTER THAT..BIZARRE....STILL NEVER FOUND OUT WHO GAVE THEM TO ME...NOT SURE I WANT TO AT ALL

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posted at 10/18/2010 6:59 PM EDT
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Most of the gifts I receive are nice and I welcome them.  But when I was about 7 years old  and that was a looooong time ago, I was at a church Christmas party and I was one of very few children there, I received a jar of pickled pigs feet.  Can you amagine bringing something like that for an exchange gift.  This was in the 1940s.   I was crushed.  Someone there exchanged it for me.  Don't remember what it was exchanged for but I'll never forget those pigs feet.

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posted at 10/19/2010 2:20 PM EDT
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yuck, whaat did you do with them? that is funny.

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posted at 10/19/2010 3:24 PM EDT
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some make-up, hand and body lotions, etc. and the person knows I sell Mary Kay cosmetics!
Kathy H

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posted at 11/14/2010 7:28 AM EST
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I make cookies for my friend s for their gift at christmas because I cant aford to buy them a gift.

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posted at 11/14/2010 7:51 AM EST
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Stereo speakers from my boyfriend waaaaaay back in 1979. Yuck, not to mention not very romantic.

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posted at 11/14/2010 2:00 PM EST
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Maryann,
 nothing wrong with that. it is nice to get a homemade gift. you should include the recipe with the gift.people always ask me for my cookies, fudge or other baked items as a gift.

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posted at 11/14/2010 3:03 PM EST
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I also received the Epilady torture tool as a Christmas gift several years ago.  I had totally forgotten about it.  Tried to use it, and oh my gosh, it was just not for me.  The funniest gift ever given, was probably a gift my son gave my mom.  He was about 5 years of age, and was always loved to shop for Grandma.  He found a little twin bell, wind-up, brass colored clock.  My mom thought it was so cute.  She wound it up, set the alarm and placed it beside her bed.  She later told me, when that little clock "went off" it nearly jolted her out of bed.  Even though we laughed about that for some time later, she never again set the alarm on that little clock.  She thought it was the coolest gift she could have received from her little grandson because it was given with love from his heart.  

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posted at 11/14/2010 3:10 PM EST
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mary,
  funny about the clock.i'am laghing now.sweet,it came from the heart.

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posted at 11/14/2010 3:54 PM EST
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Was just reading the posts, reminded me of a Christmas party for work.. received a door prize of a ... New Ream of Copy Paper!!!
Boy was I excited... NOT!!! 

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posted at 11/14/2010 4:00 PM EST
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Well one I remember well both my parents were in the hospital with typhoid fever. But the staff let all of us come to the hospital and we even had Christmas gifts there and a tree. Made a bad situation into a beautiful Christmas day. They recovered we kids never got it.

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posted at 11/14/2010 7:33 PM EST
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lol I was reading all the posts about the epilady (I also had one in the 90s. Fortunately it was not a gift. I wanted to see if it worked OUCH!).  My worst Christmas gift would have to be a yellow sweater and pair of plaid pants huh???? yep plaid!-- my sister got the cute pink Shaker sweater and black leggings (this was the 80s) her outfit was the style I liked, and she didn't even care for clothing at the time.  Man was I bummed!
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