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Old 06-08-2013, 11:57 PM   #16
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I shouldn't admit this, but it's sort of been weighing on me for a few years. 10 years ago, my grandma died but my best friend was too busy with her online boyfriend to give me the time of day. Our friendship was thrown to the wayside because of that. She invited me to her wedding and I really thought about not going as I wasn't much friends with her anymore. At the time I was realllllllly poor. I was a teen mom who wasn't making ends meet very well, but I knew I had to get her a gift. *Sigh*, I found a bobblehead Famous Dave's pig that I wrapped up and gave to them. I'm sure it was their absolute worst gift and I feel so bad. For years I've considered sending them something nice but I don't know if I should. Oh well, I'll take the title of bad gift giver of the century.
I had no idea who Famous Dave's pig was so I googled it. I lol'ed. While, that is not an awesome gift... I'm sure there are worse (:
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:01 AM   #17
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I don't know if it was the WORST, but it was certainly odd. A family of 5 was invited. They RSVP'd. We included them in our head count and paid for the caterer. They no-showed. Apparently they decided going to Carowinds would be a better use of their time that day (Carowinds is a Six-Flags-esque theme park). They gave us two park tix as a wedding gift a few days later.


And the last can of Who-hash.
at the Who-hash.

I'd actually be rather pleased and pleasantly surprised to receive Carowinds tickets.

Not a horrible gift per se, but DW and I received a gift pack of four jars of fancy olives from one of her friends.

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Old 06-09-2013, 12:02 AM   #18
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:06 AM   #19
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Not a wedding gift but for Christmas one year my ex FIL gave me bubble wrap and hand soap. From the dollar store.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:26 AM   #20
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Not me - but a friend of mine who is the nicest, sweetest person on the face of the earth got two washcloths for a wedding present that had no card attached.

She was horrified that she was not sending a thank you note to the anonymous donor. But on the other hand she did not want to ask people that had not sent a present if they had sent the two wash clothes.

Talk about a rock and a hard place. She is so kind. She genuinely appreciated the gift but could not give the appropriate thanks. She is the last person on the face of the earth who expected anything so she did not want to put down the present.

The only reason that I even know about it is because she discreetly asked me if I had a clue who gave the present.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:07 AM   #21
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no words, just paper plates, used spices, a bobble head, a MIL ~worst gift ever! I'm loving this thread

I was going to just post a quesadilla maker. LOL
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:27 AM   #22
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I still wonder if this gift was a joke!

My former coworker and his wife gave me a very generous cash gift. In a addition to the cash, they also gave me this strange vase. It was a plain glass vase that had paper doilies glued to it with some kind of lacquer over it, with a twine bow. It looked like a 2nd grader made it in art class or at camp.

He was a funny guy though, so I thought maybe the vase was a joke. I sent a thank you for the cash and beautiful vase, and waited for him to fess up that the vase was a joke. He never mentioned it. I don't work with him anymore, so I guess I'll never know!
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:40 AM   #23
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My BF received a large bright blue/yellow ceramic fish...it had a lid which consisted of an island with Palm Tree as a handle. Ugliest thing you ever saw...but the biggest problem was 'what is it???' She was attempting to write a thank you to her aunt and we were stumped. I think we came up with some vague 'thanks for the fish'!?!?

Found out several years later that it was a soup tureen and had been bought at a fancy arty store...although I can't imagine ever putting something that ugly on the table!
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:46 AM   #24
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A set of pillow cases with the words His and Hers written in what looked like a blue sharpie.

Also got some used kitchen towels.

Both were from elderly women. We did genuinely appreciate the thought.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #25
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My husband and I had two mutual friends who were married three months before our wedding. We gave them $100 as a wedding gift. Their wedding gift to us was $45. We found that kind of odd. LOL.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:01 AM   #26
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A wooden cutting board in the shape of a whale. The handle was the whale's tail. No idea why or who gave us that.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:04 AM   #27
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I still wonder if this gift was a joke!

My former coworker and his wife gave me a very generous cash gift. In a addition to the cash, they also gave me this strange vase. It was a plain glass vase that had paper doilies glued to it with some kind of lacquer over it, with a twine bow. It looked like a 2nd grader made it in art class or at camp.

He was a funny guy though, so I thought maybe the vase was a joke. I sent a thank you for the cash and beautiful vase, and waited for him to fess up that the vase was a joke. He never mentioned it. I don't work with him anymore, so I guess I'll never know!
Did the co-worker have a child in 1st-3rd grade? Maybe the kid wanted to send you a present, too. Kinda sweet, if you look at it that way.

My oddest wedding present was actually something quite expensive: A sterling silver vegetable dish, just like the traditional shower/wedding gifts of the 1950s. Question was, who'd ever use such a thing? Our idea of entertaining is pot luck, BBQs, etc.; we live a casual lifestyle. It stayed in its gift box for years. When packing to move, a friend "admired" it with just the appropriate amount of confusion/horror/sarcasm, so guess what he got when HE got married? Yup, re-gifted. I guess he's since re-gifted it and it's making its way across the country (usually with the story of its history- and a nice check- included). Of course, with the price of silver right now, I kinda wish I still had it
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:18 AM   #28
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A tiny little drawing of the head of a ram drawn by the giver ( a professor friend of my Dad's) . Not sure why the ram?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:24 AM   #29
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My new MIL was dropped off on my doorstep the day after the wedding. The other family members said it was now my turn to take care of her. She ended up living with us for 6 years.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #30
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My cousin (a Dr) and his wife gave us a set of green twin sheets. Not sure why, since our bedroom color was blue and our bed was queen. We just thanked them for the sheets.
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