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What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?

December 4, 2018

A Redditor recently posed the question:

Here are some of the posts:

Once my Uncle gave me an expired fire extinguisher for Christmas. I tried to shoot it when I got home since it wasn’t safe to keep anyway and it was empty.

I went on a cruise in the Caribbean and brought my Dad back a bottle of spice rum with the spices in the bottle. A couple of months later, my dad regifted me the exact same bottle for my birthday. He gave me this whole schpiel about where he found it and how special it was. I waited until he was done to remind him where he actually got it.

For my 11th birthday, my grandma gave me several used and stained pairs of my younger cousin’s tighty whiteys underwear, and those little wreaths you put on candles at Christmas time (my birthday isn’t near Christmas). It was a memorable one.

When I was 10, a family friend asked what I wanted for Christmas. I was tactful enough to tell her, “eh, whatever, it doesn’t matter. She said “What about Legos?” I was like “wow, that would be great!! Thanks!” She gave me a copy of Tiffany’s Book of Table Manners. Apparently I did something to piss her off at dinner, still not sure what.

For a secret Santa I received two of those free promotional tickets to the science museum that had already expired.

At our Holiday gift exchange in 2nd grade, I got a used Halloween magazine. All pages colored, crosswords and puzzles done. I had my mom out shopping the previous Saturday for cool Hot Wheels and a nice Barbie for the 2 lucky kids who got my gifts.

Received a digital picture frame for Christmas from my boyfriend at the time, 2 years into our relationship. Turned it on, and it had pictures of him and his ex loaded on it… Regifting fail.

When I was 11 or 12 I got 3 separate cheap travel shaving kits from one Christmas gathering. I didn’t have any facial hair or anything. So the third one was my worst gift ever.

A $20 gift card that only had $3.67 on it.

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