Bad Gift/Good gift

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Apples&Oranges, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    @moose solidarity. N hasn't even googled how to get the main part of my gift yet, and I'm really not that hard to shop for but had to tell him exactly what to get (after hinting at several things) and still nothing. I would love for once not to be the only one putting effort into it. Hopefully next year is better for you!
     
  2. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

  3. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    May I suggest a corgi-shaped cookie jar because it is v. high quality.
     
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  4. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Antidote to the bad gifts:

     
  5. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Here is a real bad gift/good gift for you. I got A a couple of video games for Christmas. I checked his stash to make sure there were no repeats. He tells me today one wasn’t a repeat because he just sold his copy right before I checked. Oopsie. He said he was going to GameStop to trade it in for $5 to put toward some other game.

    He gets there and the guy rings up the return as $63.50. A was like uhm...I think this is worth $5? The guy was like idk man just accept it. So fail turned into a win. He said he can get 3 more games off his list for that!
     
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  6. deet

    deet Chicken

    The Book With No Pictures is a HUGE hit in our house. G cried with laughter and asked to read it like four times in a row.
     
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  7. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    My BIL usually gets us really useless stuff or stuff that we can't use for a long, long time (ex: last year was several pairs of shoes for C that won't fit for years still). We were so worried when we saw a gigantic box to the three of us from him & SIL, but it was one of the Osprey baby hiking packs. It is my absolute favorite gift I got this year, cannot wait to take C on some adventures.

    He also got C a pair of shoes and they fit him now. :lol:
     
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  8. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    My brother got us Disney plus for a year which was a great gift!! Except oops we already had the Hulu-Disney-espn bundle
     
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  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Man I wish someone would get us Disney+. Maybe we can guilt IL’s into it, LOL.
     
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  10. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Quid pro quo, babe. I shared my Hulu with a friend in exchange for her Disney+ password.
     
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  11. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah exactly, they have our Netflix!
     
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  12. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    We’re going to cancel the bundle subscription for the year, I guess. I’ll miss Hulu but oh well.
     
  13. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Bad gift: all IL's got C was a set of Kindergarten flash cards. He was obviously not thrilled and was still a really good sport about it, but they haven't moved from the spot he opened them. :lol:

    Good gift brag: I got D one of these Slurpee cups for Christmas. It's such a waste of money and so dumb but he loves it. Unfortunately there isn't one super close to us, but we've been to all the ones nearby. He is getting such a kick out of every cashier's wtf face when it rings up as $0.00.
     
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  14. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I never heard of that, and that's super awesome and definitely a gift win.
     
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  15. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    That’s something N would like! Very cool gift.
     
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  16. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Didn't think I was going to have anything to contribute to this, but here we go!

    MIL gifted me a puzzle on Christmas, and made this weird comment like "I know you like those large puzzles with 1000+ pieces, but I don't. So I got you a 500 one." Which...okay, kinda weird to say but sure. Didn't have a chance to get a good look at it right then because chaos, so it just got put down.

    Had nothing to do, so I decide I'm going to break out this puzzle. Notice it isn't sealed like a regular puzzle and the back is ripped, so I start thinking it's used. Open it up and it's definitely used, there's a random ziploc bag inside with a couple pieces that go together. But not the end of the world, and I'm likely only ever going to put it together once anyways.

    You guys. She brought it to a new level with this gift. It wasn't just used, but it was incomplete. 10 pieces were so worn that the image had peeled off from the cardboard so THEY WERE BLANK. Or maybe she purposely peeled them off, who knows :lol: Then, 4 other pieces were missing completely and 1 piece didn't even go with it. I don't even think this was an old puzzle she had kicking around, I think she got this from a thrift store or something.
     
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  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Oh damn that is cold. “Here’s a puzzle I picked up for a quarter, go fuck yourself.”
     
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  18. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I am all for used/thrifted gifts, but like, functional ones :lol:
     
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  19. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Whoa. Also how does it impact her if you're doing a 1,000 piece puzzle? That's just so rude.
     
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  20. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I hope you go get a 1000 piece puzzle and every time you put in a new piece, you think of one thing you hate about her.
     
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  21. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Haha, I asked rooster if he was still sure his mom likes me since he's always trying to tell me that no, she doesn't hate me :lol: He didn't have much of a response finally

    No idea how the piece count impacts her, but it's not the first time she's said something similar about gifting other people things they like but she doesn't.

    @shakespeer gonna need at least a 2000 count puzzle for that
     
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  22. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    Wow! That is definitely odd. It comes across to me as a last minute, halfway out the door realizing there was no gift purchased for you?

    TG and I like doing puzzles together. We smoke before hand, get some coffee, set up a comedy special and then get to work. We have one going right now.
     
  23. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    I doubt it was last minute, she starts grilling for Christmas lists around the beginning of November. For the record, my SIL's husband was gifted a museum membership and IMAX tickets to the new Star Wars, among other things. This was intentional.

    But honestly, it's so ridiculous that it's comical and I've just been having a big laugh over it.
     
  24. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    That's a total intentional dig. Makes her look as crazy and vindictive as she is, so whatever and good for you finding the humor. She was never going to get you something that was actually for you.
     
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  25. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    What a bitch, seriously. My mom hates my brother’s wife but she still gets her “equal” Christmas presents, both in terms of cost and thoughtfulness.
     

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