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    Quote Originally Posted by Meegz View Post
    haha this thread is hilarious some of you guys have had some very strange gifts.

    Since i dont have a mother in law as im not married yet (only 19!) Ill do realtions such as parents/grandparents.

    My mum has this thing where she wants me to be just like my skinny, skanky (oh i mean it!!) sisters who wear shorts that have their bum cheeks hanging out and shirts (more like very small bras) with their boobs exploding out of the top.. and they wear them at the same time! I am COMPLETELY not like that i actually wear more than undies out in public. Anyway my sisters all got these super cool in fashion watches before chrissy... so mum got me one too but as a chrissy present.. needless to say its still in the box it came in.. in a cupboard. mabye when i have kids ill give it to one of them if they like it! Its nice enough - just soo not me i dont even wear jewelery

    a couple of years ago nanna gave me this weird jewelry hanger that was in the shape of a body - weird thig was it had no legs, head or arms but instead spirally bits of metal coming out of the neck and arm and leg stumps.. HIDEOUS! Again i dont wear jewelry! gah
    That's horrid of your mum. You stay just the way you are, thank you very much.

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    That reminds me of a friend.
    Her uncle owns half of some island, and when she was a kid, he sent her family of 4 a combined Christmas present - a calender.
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    Guys... it's been a long time since I was actually wiping tears off my face from laughing too much but these tales of terrible gifts are awesome...

    I don't have too much to add, except that my Dad was always (read IS always) a little hopeless with gifts. The thought is there but it just gets lost in translation. I collected My Little Ponies when I was a kid (still do but that's another story! ) so I thought that asking for one of them was pretty safe. Wrong. He bought me a cheap $2 store type copy with a hideous doll attached - and I was not a doll-liking sort of kid... But it was the weirdest thing, I threw it into the top of my wardrobe with the old board games in disgust and never saw it again.... like the Twilight Zone.... Poor Dad. Mum still talks about it 20+ years on when the subject of bad gifts comes up, so I must've had a pretty disgusted look on my face.

    A couple of years after I tried again and asked him for a gold/yellow jointed teddy bear (I was a teenager by then so pretty specific!).

    He got me a Gumnut baby doll from Snugglepot & Cuddlepie.....

    WTF??

    Cute but.... ????

    Not nasty and miserly like the other stories, just a bit hopeless...

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    PMsL at this thread.

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    I'm lucky my family usually puts in alot of effot. (sp?)
    The only time I've been upset over a present from my Dad was about 2 years ago.

    He usually asks what I want and I say I'll be happy with anything but this year I really wanted a sewing machine, nothing fancy just a really basic one (I'd never sewn before) so what do I get...... A PIGGY BANK.
    I was so angery, who buys a 25yo a piggybank.

    I made up for it last year for my bday, He was 2 months late getting me something so he took me to a niknak shop that was closing down and told me to pick what I wanted.
    I found this hand made doll, its a old show girl, my dad says it's the ugliest thing he's ever seen and at $300 he wasn't impressed hehe. But I genually love her, much to my partners disgust he'd be happy to put her in a box and never see her again.

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    It really is true isn't it that one person's trash can be another person's great treasure. I hope you do send that necklace off, DA. It would be a great feeling that it was loved by someone else. Dis, I don't want the training bra though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    hey don't kid, Leo. If you want it (Urgh) I can seriously post it to you. I mean truly, I'd love to, give me an address where I can send it to, NOW, I've got you by the shirt up against the wall, give me the address now!!! ROFL.
    Na, it's a nice piece, I just can't wear necklaces. If you want it, send me a pm and I'll pop it off to you in the mail. Would be great to see someone get some use out of it.
    *Deb rushes off to barf!* Lol.
    Seriously, if you would like to, I would LOVE it and make good use of it DA, will PM you! Id be happy to reimburse you for the postage

    Meegz, you made me splatter my lunch with that "I actually wear more than undies out in public." comment LOL But i like to hear it! you GO girl! Im sure your sisters attract some real 'winners' by dressing like that

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    How's this for waste of space FILs. He never bothered with my OH's birthday much but he did usually manage to get a card. One year he gave my OH his birthday card still in the cellophane wrapper and told him to write it himself!!

    Lovely eh?

    What drives me mad is my brother who always always asks me what I and the rest of the family want for Christmas/Birthdays. FFS I find it hard enough to think of things to buy them myself without thinking of something for him to get too. On my 40th Birthday he kept asking me what I wanted as he "wanted to get me something really special", over and over he would ask me and I just couldn't think of anything, besides I wanted him to think of something, anything, even if it was a pile of crap, I wanted him to go to the effort of thinking for a change. So what did he get me? Nothing. Oh yeh, that's really special! He just isn't capable of thinking of something himself. Has he not heard the expression "It's the thought that counts!!"
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    Jeez TKay, that patheric of him. Waste of space is about right!

    And what really gets on my goat is that we are expected to think of decent things for them. If we gave crappy presents to them all hell would break loose.

    On it's way Monday Leo. Have pm'ed you back. Hope you like it...um...well, hope you can use it...well, hope you don't spew at the sight of it. PMSL here.

    Come to think about it, she keeps giving me neckalces each year, probably cause she knows I can't wear them the stupid *****!

    I will hunt them out over the holidays, should all still be in their cases and put photos of them here. Hopefully some of you will like them and can take them off my hands.

    (Secretly, I feel great being able to give all her poxy gifts away. )

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    Shame on you, DA.





    I think it is a FANTASTIC idea.

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