Jump to content

Crappiest gift 2012


  • Please log in to reply
107 replies to this topic

#1 EssentialBludger

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

Some people have already done Xmas with extended family, so I'm starting it now! Tounge1.gif

Add your sh*tty gift here and I'll personally send the winner some chocs and wine to make up for said sh*tty gift! biggrin.gif

#2 LynnyP

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

The one I have just bought for my husband.  I meant to buy him gold class tickets to Skyfall.  The nearest cinema that does gold class to us is about 15km away.  I failed to note that the gold class sessions stopped boxing day so I have purchased two ordinary tickets to the movies on Dec 30th where we will have to drive past abotu 5 other cinema complexes, including the one within walking distance to our house, to sit in ordinary cinema seats and watch a movie at the end of its run.

#3 noonehere

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

Not worth being reconised

Edited by duckasorus, 24 December 2012 - 01:15 PM.


#4 Jenflea

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

I vote Duckosaurus as winner already, that's sucky sad.gif

#5 noonehere

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 24/12/2012, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I vote Duckosaurus as winner already, that's sucky sad.gif


Yup week before we got the notice in the mail so now we have christmas and news years with it hanging over our heads.

#6 The Awesome One

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

Do joke gifts count? DH has gotten BIL a $1 JB-HiFi voucher, we have a proper gift for him aswell, but giving him this first  tongue.gif

#7 Swarley

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

I love these threads.... A little bit wrong but oh so entertaining Tounge1.gif

#8 blackcat20

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

Does getting nothing count?  tongue.gif Kinda expected it. Got some pretty good stuff from family so can't complain.

#9 Lyra

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

One year I got a napkin folding book from my MIL. Then, she caught me trying to put into the salvos donation box. That took a lot of fancy talking to get out of!

#10 buttercup-bob

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

not this year but the first year that DH & I were together (not married, only just living together) my MIL purchased me some lingerie. yep. i needed her to think of that for me.


#11 jo-v

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

DH got me a new Dyson....



I'm actually thrilled!  biggrin.gif  just don't want to use it and get it all dirty, lol.

#12 #YKG

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

Lipstick that I allergic to lol. Oh and one year my uncle bought be a squeaky rubber lobster.

#13 ~Mintie~

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

I didn't see Duckosaurus's post, but it must be pretty crappy sad.gif

My crappy pressie is a UTI. Lucky me rolleyes.gif

#14 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

My marriage on the brink of collapse?   unsure.gif

#15 Fenrir

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

You win Sunnycat. If that ain't deserving of alcohol and chocolates then I don't know what is.

I'm sorry.

#16 Kwyjibo

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 24/12/2012, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My marriage on the brink of collapse?   unsure.gif


sad.gif


#17 Lifesgood

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

I know this isn't as crappy as some PPs but I am heartily sick of large, cheap plastic toys for my kids that use $12 worth of batteries in order to function (and then drive us mad with noise) and naturally the batteries are not included and the gift giver hasn't provided any, necessitating a dash to the nearest open servo to buy $12 worth of batteries for $22, only to have the batteries last about 1 week because the large, cheap plastic toy sucks enough energy to power our suburb.

Sorry to hear about your marriage Sunnycat sad.gif

#18 Oh My......

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

My DS dropping my cup cakes. On the way to bin falling down stairs. Landing belly first and trying to move my 25 week twin belly off the ground. Only to find I can't move ankle.


Or no gift here for me.

Edited by Shhhh, 24 December 2012 - 03:51 PM.


#19 Freddie'sMum

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

Not a gift but a comment.

We did KK last week - got some yummy Lindt chocolate and a hand cream.

Boss is handing out KK with the question:

"have you been good this year ??  Is Santa going to give you anything??"

I answer:

"yes, I've been good but a little bit grumpy"

He responds:

"oh yes, we've noticed you have been grumpy this year".

Me - gobsmacked - thought - "well you know that DH has lost his job / he got a new job where they are paying him in dribs and drabs - he has been with his current new work for the past 2 months and he has been actually paid for 2 weeks work.  I have been run ragged getting the girls to school / daycare in different suburbs and seeing a child psychologist for DD#1.  Oh - and when it was my review time this year - you bastards did not give me a review or even a CPI wage increase.  So why don't you bite me ??"

I thought all of the above - I didn't say it but I was bloody tempted to.





#20 GreenEgg

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Tonsillitis for both myself and my husband.

#21 MAGS24

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

I got a crappy necklace that broke in the mail from close relative. Looks like a little girls necklace and everyone in my family knows I don't like jewelery so it was a really crappy gift. He only gave me a gift so that I would have to get him one.

#22 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE (Beautiful Warlock @ 24/12/2012, 04:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You win Sunnycat. If that ain't deserving of alcohol and chocolates then I don't know what is.

I'm sorry.


I totally keep going to have a drink and then remembering at the last second I'm pregnant. Worst pregnant woman ever! Lol

#23 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I got my dad a "Murder She Wrote" computer game. He's always after games and he HATES Angela Lansbury. *snigger*

#24 Madeline's Mum

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

I got my dad a semi joke gift of a coffee mug shaped like a toilet from typo bc he wasn't going to be spending Xmas with us, then at the last minute he changed his mind and said he would leave on Boxing Day. Now I feel like sh*te.

Sorry, Sunnycat sad.gif

#25 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (buttercup-bob @ 24/12/2012, 03:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
not this year but the first year that DH & I were together (not married, only just living together) my MIL purchased me some lingerie. yep. i needed her to think of that for me.



she was totally keen for some grandbabies  xmas_tongue.gif

Sunnycat, im so sorry bbighug.gif

my crappy gift?

a box of chocolates.

im a type one diabetic who is having huge trouble with my blood sugar levels. i wanted to cry when i opened it sad.gif

* i do love chocolate, but eating any atm is just not worth the havock it would wreak with my body sad.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.