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#1 mumofmany

Posted 05 December 2003 - 06:12 PM

I went to a christmas party one year and everyone had to bring a pesent to the value of $10.  I bought a lovely bottle of bubble bath in a champagne bottle and a box of chocolates.  All the presents were put into a pile and everyone was given a ticket.  When your number was called you picked a present off the table.  There were only 4 presents left when my number was called so I picked the one that had blue christmas paper as it was my favourite colour.  I should have looked at a different box as the colour of the box represented what was inside.  I got handcuffs, whipped cream, condoms, rubber gloves and an eye mask (the kind you wear to sleep in).  Tosay I was not happy would be mild.  I had spent time thinking about what I would like to receive and someone else decided to treat it like a hens night.  Not happy Jan.  Got invited to another party this year and decided not to go, why waste my money.
PS: the party cost $20 a head as well as the present

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#2 *Lis*

Posted 05 December 2003 - 06:18 PM

We used to live in NZ.  One Xmas my Grandma (god rest her soul!) gave Mum a set of pewter coasters that had Australia on them.  Poor old Grandma must have forgotten that Mum was the one that had given them to her after a trip to Australia!  Oops Grandma!

Grandma again used to cut pictures out cats and gods of magazines, frame them and give them to my sister as gifts.  She was a lovely lady but was losing it a little at the end of her life!

The worst gift I have received was actually a birthday present from my Ex.  It was a cork notice board!  Gee a lot of thought went into that!  :|


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#3 ~LoriMum~

Posted 05 December 2003 - 06:36 PM

Last year my Dad got DH & I such bad presents I wished he just hadn't bothered. DH got a Guiness Book of Records!!!  I got a candle in the shape of a sun which was painted with glitter and stuff. It was flourescent yellow and when we tried burning it the room filled with plumes of black smoke and set off the smoke alarms!! Needless to say we through the candle out and sold the book on ebay for a couple of dollars.   original.gif

Oh, and Dad's sister is always buying me really bad presents. One time I got lingerie - but it was stuff she had already worn  cool.gifo:  She said "Oh, I washed it". Like that matters!  And I once gt a jigsaw puzzle with a piece missing, and my brother gt a boat that you put together and it has foreign language instructions and a piece missing. For our engagement she got DH & I a wooden heart-shaped jewellery box... hmmmm.

Good luck this year, everyone!!

This message was edited by ellenjay on Friday, 5 December 2003 @ 7:40 PM

#4 Bilcon

Posted 05 December 2003 - 06:37 PM

I am one of those people that has to feel all the presents under the tree to try to guess what people have given me, it annoys the crap out of my DH, anyway one Xmas there was what felt like a wrapped ring box under the tree, I was so excited and couldn't wait for Xmas morning. Xmas morning arrives and I leave the ring box for last and as I am unwrapping it I was giggling like a little school girl and saying to my DH "Oh you are so wonderful" anyway I opened the ring box and what was inside - a MINTIE and DH says "that will teach you to feel your presents" I was soooo p*ssed, he thought it was the funniest thing he has ever done.

Good luck to all.

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