Worst wedding presents ever....

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  1. PizzieDuster

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    :banana::banana::banana:
    :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: no words, just :rotfl: 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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  3. Nennie

    Nennie Insert funny comment here!

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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!
     
  4. BKMETV

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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! :eek:
     
  5. SLP958

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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.
     
  6. AllieKG

    AllieKG Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  7. Jenn

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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.
     
  8. leebee

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    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 :laughing:
     
  9. Kitty 34

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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?:confused3
     
  10. Owlpost23

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    You win.:eek:
     
  11. dbogen

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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. :confused3 We just thanked them for the sheets.
     
  12. tcufrog

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    Nothing from a wealthy friend of ours.
     
  13. lizabu

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    Haha...you win.

    We just got money. I don't remember much else.
     
  14. Acklander

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    I married the first time in he 70's. We were young, and lived a casual, hippyish type life style. . DH's sweet grandmother gave us a Lovely silver platter. I'm sure it would have been a great gift for someone else, but it really wasn't us. We used it to clean our pot on.
     
  15. chiefmickeymouse

    chiefmickeymouse Sarcastic, silly and socially awkward

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    I got three deviled-egg plates. I guess we should have registered! I don't even like deviled eggs!:)
     
  16. okeydokey

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    The two bounced checks that my husbands two cousins wrote. It cost us money in fees.
     
  17. anniemae

    anniemae Either she is eating a delicious

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    DH elderly uncle have us $6.00. We cracked up laughing when we opened the card and a $5 bill and a $1 bill fell out. He was a nice man, but I don't think he got out much and probably hadn't been to a wedding in years!
     
  18. ptlohmysoul

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    I had several gifts like that - no name/card attached. And how can you ask someone - uh, did you get me this gift? when, maybe they didn't get you anything at all? or maybe, it even was part of another gift?
     
  19. ptlohmysoul

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    That was a hint to have kids ;).
     
  20. ptlohmysoul

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    Did you not get a honeymoon? That was your "Welcome to the Family" gift, not your wedding gift. Major difference. But, yes, I agree you win.
     
  21. Disney  Doll

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    That's when you write "It's such an interesting piece and the colors are so vibrant, I just love it!!!!".
     

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