Bad Gift/Good gift

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by user63, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. user63

    user63 Chicken

    Like bad cop good cop, but gifts. Share a good gift if it's great, but the real glory is in the bad gifts. Post 'em so we can all say "wft??" together!
     
  2. android

    android Founding Messiah

  3. user63

    user63 Chicken

    Maybe this thread should be in free range? Mod can move it if it's a better fit over there
     
  4. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I've definitely mentioned this before, but my aunt once got me a chocolate fondue pot for one for Valentine's Day.

    She has never before nor since, to my knowledge, gotten a family member a Valentine's gift. Still not sure if she was trying to be nice or passive-aggressive or what that was.
     
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  5. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    My MIL got us a book on recovery from sexual sin (maily pornography) written by one of MILs cousins in law for Christmas. There were two copies, one for each of us.
     
  6. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Did they have dedications?
     
  7. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    lololol I should check. I never opened them.
     
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  8. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I can’t believe you haven’t done a dramatic reading.

    One of our first long conversations as a couple was reading over a terrible self-published Amazon romance novel where the male romantic interest had Z’s name and I found it google stalking him.
     
  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    What if I told you this wasn't the first fanatical christian book published by a relative that we've been given as a gift.
     
  10. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    You could host a dramatic reading podcast
     
  11. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I love it, yes please. A la My Dad Wrote a Porno
     
  12. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    At least he tries. My brother just tells me what he wanted to get me but didn’t because he didn’t know if I would like it then doesn’t get me anything. :lol:
     
  13. user4092

    user4092 Chicken

    My mom gave me a book on how to be a good wife and J a shirt with a giant ewok face on it :lol:
     
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  14. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    @Zoomzoom like Capezio or something? I’d have bought the hell out of some good socks or split-sole slippers.
     
  15. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I can't even remember for sure. It was several years ago and it was the first and only time I'd heard of the store. I'm not sure if she could have even covered shipping and an item with it. One of our other local cousins got one too and is a dancer. My sis just gave it to her to use next time she was in a city with a store location. My uncle lives in a different province so he mailed it, but the local family was all baffled by the gift choice.
     
  16. Scout

    Scout Chicken

    My grandmother once gave my husband a book about herbs because she heard he was health conscious (he’s an Osteo).

    My uncle liked to get me classic books as a child, like the orange penguin classics. When I was 11 he gave me “a clockwork orange” for Christmas. My parents were furious when they found out (after I read a chapter and asked them what a few of the words meant eeek). They definitely paid closer attention to the books he gave me after that!
     
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  17. user4917

    user4917 Chicken

    Ugh, love her but MIL has bought L two onesies and both are terrible... “I brighten mommy’s days and ruin her nights” and “sorry boys daddy says I can’t date until I’m 30”. Nope nope nope.
     
  18. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Oh man, that no dating until 30 onesie. :bird:

    I'm sure I'll have a ton of material for this thread once MIL starts buying baby stuff.
     
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  19. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    The year I was pregnant BIL and SIL gave me a gift set of cocoa butter lotions for stretch marks and D Rogaine.
     
  20. user3695

    user3695 Chicken

    One year we decided to do Secret Santa with A’s siblings.

    A’s older brother and I got each other.

    I got his brother Dr Who cufflinks

    He got me a $3 spatula.

    Thats the last year we did gifts with his family.
     
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  21. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    My mom's boyfriend (now ex) bought her a Lady Smith & Wesson for Christmas and gave it to her in front of our entire family. We were all horrified.
     
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  22. Miss Skunk

    Miss Skunk Bullshit Scientist

    My (gentile, white) grandmother gave my (gentile, white) partner a book entitled “Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin.”
     
  23. user4058

    user4058 Chicken

    Someone gave us a thrifted Big Bird cookie jar for our wedding. Dust bunnies and all.
     
  24. amonavis

    amonavis Chicken

    My aunt gave me gift cards to Outback and the Cheesecake Factory. What she thought I would eat there, I have no idea.

    M's family gives very "practical" gifts. Sometimes they're useful, like a USB charging hub, but usually they're things we end up donating within a few months. The biggest head scratcher I got was a vitamin/pill organizer. I have no medications that I take daily. And even if I did, is this really a Christmas gift?
     
  25. user63

    user63 Chicken

    These are all really good. (Bad).
     
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