Christmas > Gifts gone wrong...
I was 17 or 18 years old at the time and it was clay for little kids.
It was not new, it was so ugly, and it was one she had had for a while that sat on the back of her dresser and had dust caked on it. It had no sentimental value and she was just being mean by giving it to me.
A man's thick choker necklace
Well being a woman, I don't typically wear men's jewelry. Obviously my grandma doesn't know the difference, so I had to pretend like I loved it. It was actually rather entertaining. Some of my aunts and uncles and cousins got the giggles.
Chilis gift card
It was a gift card to a business not located near where I live. The closest location is about 3 hours away. It just seemed thoughtless.
Hot pink, oversized rayon t-shirt with a harlequin on the front done in sequins and glitter
Apart from the fact that the shirt was absolutely hideous, it was SO not my style. I'm into very quiet, natural clothing, with soft earthy colors and a minimum of embellishment and it was obviously something I'd never actually wear. My father and I don't have a great relationship and I think the shirt was actually chosen to be offensive rather than to be a gift I'd like.
Coffee table-sized book of Mother Goose Rhymes
Considering that I was an adult, had no young children at home to read Mother Goose Rhymes to, it was pretty useless to me. I was disappointed with this gift. It would have been a great one had I been 5 or 6 years old!
Remote control car
The thing about this gift that made it a bad gift was because it wasn't what I asked for. It was what my brother asked "Santa Claus" for Christmas. So that is when I found out the Santa Claus wasn't real.
Very bright red and green flannel shirt
The gift was not purchased with my own likes/dislikes in mind. The gift was purchased based on the style of clothing my mother-in-law liked and not on what I like.
Way too big flannel nightgown
It was awful because there was no thought put into the choice of gift. It was not the right size, and definitely nothing that was on my wish list or anywhere close.
Purple stringy textured zip up robe
I had been asking for a robe like grandpa's. A TIED robe. I had had zip ups before but felt a tied robe was more mature, seeing as I was in high school. I had specifically asked for a tied robe but for some reason my grandmother bought me this horrendous purple zip up instead. I felt like she didn't listen to me, like what I said didn't matter.
Huge, hot pink, homemade sweater vest
There is no way I'd ever wear anything like that vest. I tend to prefer darker colors and clothing that makes me seem slimmer. This vest was so loud and so huge that it made me look enormous. It was immediately relegated to the back of my closet, and it's never been worn. She meant well, but...
I'm quite sure my husband waited until Christmas Eve to buy my gift, as an afterthought. He works 3rd shift, so I can imagine him running around the department store at 4:00 am trying to grab the quickest thing he can find. Since it was wintertime, the cold weather must have been frozen into his mind so it gave him the impression that a green flannel blanket was the perfect gift. It was ugly and the fact that he put no thought into it at all was disappointing, but I smiled and acted like it was the greatest blanket I'd ever seen!
It was like all-in-one flannel pajamas, except it had no leg holes. The bottom of the pajamas was just this pouch that your legs were supposed to go in. It was just so ugly, and impractical, too. I could not walk at all while wearing this, because my feet were stuck into the pouch at the bottom. If I had actually tried to sleep in this, and then had to get up in the night, I would have fallen on my face.
A coffee/mug gift set
I already had like 10 mugs and tons of coffee in the cabinet. Sure I could use it but it wouldn't last long at all. It seemed like a gift you would give your boss or a co-worker. It was disappointing to receive it from my husband!
Don't get me wrong, I love cats! However, at the time my friend gave me this gift I was living in an apartment - with no pets allowed. I also had a roommate who didn't like cats, and would often complain about the cat sitting in the window as the landlord was walking by, jumping on the table, making a mess with the litter box, pulling down the curtains, etc. Regardless of the lease regulations and roommate worries, it wasn't good for the kitten to be kept inside all day, often without someone to play with. I eventually decided it was best for me to take the kitten to be raised by my mother, who lived on our family farm. I explained all of this to my friend, who still felt hurt that I gave his present away.
Wine bottle candle holder
It is not something I would every use and is very tacky.