Worst wedding presents ever....

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  1. Jaya

    Jaya DIS Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    OK, here's one that I'm sure we can all relate to.....what is the worst wedding present you received? Mine would be a toss-up between the used and stained tablecloth his aunt gave us or the book on how to convert your spouse to your religion one of MY relatives gave us. C'mon....let's hear about yours!
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  2. teacherlisa1978

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  4. pigletgirl

    pigletgirl Mama to my Minnie Mouse lovin' girl!

    Jun 11, 2006
    Package of paper plates
  5. Enchanted Minnie

    Enchanted Minnie Mouseketeer

    May 3, 2013
    Yikes! :eek:

    I don't recall anything too bad. Except people gave us a million wedding glasses. You know, the bride/groom ones? How many of those do we need? I think we re-gifted a few during a particular busy wedding season but also included some money.
  6. goofinoff

    goofinoff "Just be cool! Don't be all like, uncool!"

    Aug 4, 2006
    A mismatched pair if wine glasses that were dirty and one had lipstick stains on it!
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  7. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

    Jun 11, 2000
    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.

    Another one, from my MIL. Two HIDEOUS...I mean attrocious looking vases in this awful poop brown/gray color. Clearly the potter who made them had made a mistake when spinning them on the wheel and they had started to collapse. But the determined potter decided to call the two leaning/deformed vases a matched set of "hugging vases" (because when placed together one appears to lean towards the other). So MIL bought them as a wedding gift for us. I've displayed them on the buffet in my dining room since we married in 2005. In 2011 my MIL went through a series of insane moves that ultimately led to us cutting her out of our lives...among them, reclaiming the vases from my buffet while I wasn't home saying "You never use them." It's true, they've never held a flower, but I have always displayed them...for comedic value if nothing else. She also took the buffet itself. And the last can of Who-hash.
  8. goofinoff

    goofinoff "Just be cool! Don't be all like, uncool!"

    Aug 4, 2006
    Oh and a wok. The wok wasn't bad but the card that was to them from someone else that they left in it......
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  9. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

    Dec 30, 2011
    We got a set of ugly kitchen canisters that were re-gifted. The Christmas wrapping paper still attached to the bottom of the box gave it away. :laughing:
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  10. ronandannette

    ronandannette I gave myself this tag and I "Like" myself too!

    May 4, 2006
    You mentioned this on another thread and I just have to ask...by any chance was it a handmade family heirloom? We've got a couple of pieces like this that have made the rounds and the sentimental value is enormous.
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  11. Fortuosity

    Fortuosity That's me byword

    Nov 15, 2004
    sorry, can't relate
    we started out with nothing, and were very grateful for all the various gifts we received (we didn't do any registries - not our cup o' tea)

    25 years later & we still have almost all the non-cash items, including various homemade things (cross-stitch pictures, crocheted hand towels, etc.) and a number of "low quality/cheap" kitchenware items -- and I think we even still have a few bath towels yet that have a wee bit of life left in them (although, sadly, most finally gave up the ghost a number of years ago)

    I suppose one might say the "worst" gift we were given was the gift that wasn't: an intended homemade gift that was never completed, thus we were never given it (and I have no idea what became of the half-done item). I would have loved to receive it even if years later, but I still really appreciate the thought and effort that went into the attempt regardless.
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  12. skuttle

    skuttle Counting the days until our next trip! Apr. 2017

    Apr 23, 2000
    A crystal picture with a card in it that said "happy secretary's day." And a filtered water pitcher we tried to return but couldn't because it was apparently part if a set.
  13. superme80

    superme80 DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2010

    We got pretty decent wedding gifts. Some of MIL's friends gave us some "interesting" vases, but not anything ugly.
  14. WowLookAtThat

    WowLookAtThat DIS Veteran

    Jul 30, 2011
    My grandmother gave us (more specifically me) a gift bag full of lotion and soap...half used.
  15. PebblesMK

    PebblesMK DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2009
    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.
  16. mrsheppo

    mrsheppo Mom to 11 and still partially sane

    Mar 21, 2003
    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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  17. carobear

    carobear Mouseketeer

    Jun 10, 2011
    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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  18. LBIJim

    LBIJim Satisfied With 2.71828

    Jul 24, 2009
    :rotfl2: 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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  19. FortForever

    FortForever Disney since Day 1

    Aug 16, 2011
    Used spices.
  20. kimblebee

    kimblebee now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents

    May 28, 2009
    Not a wedding gift but for Christmas one year my ex FIL gave me bubble wrap and hand soap. From the dollar store.
  21. arminnie

    arminnie <font color=blue>Tossed the butter kept the gin<br

    Aug 22, 2003
    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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