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The Worst Christmas Gift Ever

What gift have you received that left you speechless?

There's one every Christmas, it seems.

That gift that puzzles you, irritates you, embarrasses you, frustrates you. And even if you know in your heart that it's Christmas and that you should be gracious and thankful, you just want to shake your head in disbelief?

Was it the ugly Christmas sweater that you gave to Aunt Margie last year, carefully wrapped and unknowingly (or knowingly) re-gifted right back to you?

Was it that set of salt-and-pepper shakers shaped like cheese wedges that your grandmother gave you because she thinks you need a hobby, and shouldn't everyone have a collection of something?

Was it the donation made in your name to a charity you would never have wanted to support, but that the giver supports enthusiastically?

The holidays can be stressful enough. Let's share a giggle and remember those gifts that—years later—still make us say, "What were they thinking?"

Ina December 10, 2012 at 03:04 PM
My mother asked me what I wanted for Christmas when I was 30 years old and since I traveled a lot, I told her I wanted a 'fuzz buster', to help avoid getting a speeding ticket. When I opened my Christmas present, I found a 'Dust Buster'! I laughed but never told her the truth. May the joy of Christmas be in your heart!
Nicole Gattas December 11, 2012 at 05:22 AM
My brother asked for a wood duck call. I went to 3 stores looking for a duck call made of wood, and finally found one. When I told him about it, he cracked up saying he was asking for a "wood duck" call... a wood duck is a type of duck, apparently. Well, at least it still worked.
Tamara Duncan December 11, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Great story, Nicole!

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