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#1 K.heather

Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:42 AM

Please entertain me, crappy day and all the rest.  What has been everyone's most memorable weird and ridiculous Christmas present that you have received?

#2 seayork2002

Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:48 AM

My mum got a potato masher off her brother

it was wrapped and mum and I looked at each other when she opened it (well we knew what it was though cause of the shape) - she did say over time the best one she has ever had and I think it is still going 30 years on

#3 K.heather

Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:56 AM

Oh dear seayork2002 atleast it was useful lol.

Edited by K.heather, 13 November 2019 - 08:56 AM.


#4 born.a.girl

Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:16 AM

Many decades ago we had one of those people who used to be referred to as 'maiden aunts'. We didn't normally exchange gifts but she was in Melbourne over christmas day, so we did.

I got one of those three pack coloured kitchen sponges, and my husband got Palmolive soap.  I guess they weren't wasted.

#5 AmazonBabe

Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:22 AM

I received a foot spa as a joint gift from my brother and sister for Christmas.

It was identical to the foot spa that I'd received from the same brother and sister the previous Christmas.  That they had never seen me use.  That I had returned to the store for a refund, and purchased something that I liked.

It was also identical to the foot spa that I'd received from the same brother and sister the Christmas two years prior.  That they had also never seen me use.  That I had returned to the store for a refund, and purchased something that I liked.

Needless to say, the third foot spa was never used, and was returned to the store for a refund, and I purchased something I liked.

After the third foot spa, I did tell them that it was the third year in a row that they had jointly purchased me a foot spa, and I'd never used it, and I'd always returned it, and purchased something I liked.

They haven't purchased me a foot spa since.

*They have purchased me bath bombs.  Which I can't use.  Because I'm severely allergic to the ingredients in bath bombs, and have been so allergic my entire life.  My siblings have been my siblings for my entire life, and have always known that I'm allergic to the ingredients in bath bombs.  I guess they just don't care to think about me.

#6 zeldazonk

Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:42 AM

My Dad received a small axe from his work secret santa and had no idea why.

#7 seayork2002

Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:46 AM

This was in the UK (I say that as not noticed the phrase used here as much) but my secret santa present I received at a work do was a 'old git' ale & bottle opener gift set

we regifted it to my FIL who is not an old git bit but we knew would get the joke

#8 Sandra

Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:46 AM

I do love these threads!

#9 esme weatherwax

Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:11 AM

My great grandmother always gave everyone a coathanger with handknitted cover and a pair of underpants. The underpants would always be a funny size or awful shape but I treasure those coathangers even those she's been gone many, many years

#10 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:18 AM

View Postesme weatherwax, on 13 November 2019 - 10:11 AM, said:

My great grandmother always gave everyone a coathanger with handknitted cover and a pair of underpants. The underpants would always be a funny size or awful shape but I treasure those coathangers even those she's been gone many, many years

My grandma was crafter and did the coat hangers too. I also remember getting a small pair of bloomer knickers that actually were 2 handkerchiefs stitched together and some ribbons tied on. It came with a note saying " these little panties may look frilly, but to wear them wluld be silly, so unpick the stiches and cut the bows, and use the hankies to blow your nose".

#11 *Ker*

Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:20 AM

Steel cap boots from a now ex years ago. I am not a steel cap boot person by ANY stretch of the imagination. More like the total opposite.

Edited by *Ker*, 13 November 2019 - 10:21 AM.


#12 laurs

Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:53 AM

I was given lacy undies at a work secret santa once. Ew.

My sister was given a partially used bottle of shampoo by my aunt for Xmas one year. Not sure what I got that year.

#13 Apageintime

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:14 AM

My dad brought me hedge trimmers once... When I was living at uni in student accommodation!

#14 cstar

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:15 AM

My DH was given one of those potato guns as a kris kringle gift

and another year he was given a packet of the string you use to play with (don't know what it's called).

#15 born.a.girl

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:17 AM

View Postlaurs, on 13 November 2019 - 10:53 AM, said:

I was given lacy undies at a work secret santa once. Ew.

My sister was given a partially used bottle of shampoo by my aunt for Xmas one year. Not sure what I got that year.

The other half in a jam jar?

#16 MsLaurie

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:19 AM

My mum gave me a mini donut maker appliance. I hardly ever eat donuts!

She’s usually quite good at gifts, no idea where that one came from 😂

#17 Dianalynch

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM

two garden gnomes - I was 19 and a Uni student, lived in a room, did not have a garden.

#18 PaperCats

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:26 AM

My DH’s (Who was my boyfriend at the time) aunt and uncle were visiting from overseas and brought presents for everyone. My present was a pair of bright pink silky barely there pj’s, it was a camisole and little shorts with lace. Practically lingerie. So weird and SO not my style.

Edited by PaperCats, 13 November 2019 - 11:26 AM.


#19 got my tinsel on

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:37 AM

MIL once gave me a dinner plate.  Just one.  Didn't match what I had.  It was from the 1970s and brown.  Sadly without any 1970s charm.  No it wasn't a serving plate - it was a single dinner plate.

Another year she gave me a plastic thing shaped like a Christmas tree - each bough was a spike for putting cheese cubes, pickled onions etc on.  The spikes were so sharp it was dangerous.  DH threw it out as soon as we got home.

#20 K.heather

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:47 AM

Oh dear there are some classics haha. Love it.

#21 K.heather

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:50 AM

I had a 25 year old cousin way back a few years, his long time girlfriend gave him a few colouring in books, pencils and textas. Not even adult colouring books they were for kids and hadn't used pencils or textas since primary school.

#22 literally nobody

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:55 AM

BIL got a used alarm clock in a plastic bag once. Still had dust on it. Funny thing is he’s never ever late to anywhere.

I got a kids size 10 t-shirt once. I had no kids. and I am a size 14-16! hahahahaha!

#23 Mooples

Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:04 PM

Dad was in a work Kris Kringle with a budget of $30 and was given a single jar of mustard you could buy at a supermarket. He never participated again.

#24 eponee

Posted 13 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

View Postlaurs, on 13 November 2019 - 10:53 AM, said:

I was given lacy undies at a work secret santa once. Ew.

My sister was given a partially used bottle of shampoo by my aunt for Xmas one year. Not sure what I got that year.

I think your sister wins!!!

#25 Romeo Void

Posted 13 November 2019 - 02:11 PM

View PostApageintime, on 13 November 2019 - 11:14 AM, said:

My dad brought me hedge trimmers once... When I was living at uni in student accommodation!
This made me LOL




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