Did you ever get a really bad gift, whether for your birthday, Christmas, or whenever? Tell us about it here.
I'll start with an article in the paper this morning that shared some of the "Best of the Worst Ever Gift Stories":
"Hands down the worst Christmas gift came from my husband of 28 years:
He gave me an expensive diamond heart necklace accompanied by a tearful admission of his years of affairs and intent to divorce."
"When our three girls were very young, I received a large plastic garbage can wrapped in newspaper!
It did have a large red bow.
The girls thought it was the best thing ever, because it was so large. Every year since, the whole family laughs about that 'gift.'"
"More than 30 years later, my sister-in-law Linda remembers the worst gift she ever got as a child. She and her sister were asked what they wanted for Christmas. Her sister asked for a TV, but Linda asked to be surprised.
On Christmas morning, her sister got the TV. My sister-in-law got a pair of used wooden hand-shaped bookends. Surprise."
"On Christmas Eve in 1972, my fiance (now husband) presented me with a letter written on white notebook paper letting me know his gift was to be a set of 4 re-tread tires for my '69 Chevy Malibu.
I was speechless. I still am - maybe that's why our marriage lasted!"
"One year my father complained to my mother that he wasn't involved in buying gifts for us kids at Christmas. My mother gave him full responsibility.
That year, my 13th Christmas (1984), I received three cans of Aqua Net Hairspray held together with duct tape.
That's the last time my father was allowed to shop for the kids at Christmas."
Okay, mine was a gift from my husband after about five years of marriage. I had my heart set on this lovely leather jacket with fur lining. I wouldn't wear fur today, but back then it was accepted.
I tried it on for him, showed how foxy I looked in it (pardon the pun), and looked forward to getting it for Christmas.
Christmas morning we opened presents, and there was a large box with a card outside that read, "To keep you toasty warm in the cold wintertime." I opened it up, and no joke, it was a space heater. A. Space. Heater...