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What's the weidest or wackiest holiday gift you've ever received?

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So I absolutely believe that it's the thought that counts ...but I have to admit, some gift choices totally give me pause. One year, my mother in law got me cooking lessons. The message was loud and clear -- she hated my cooking. My best friend once got a case of baby wipes from a boyfriend -- and she doesn't even have kids! He thought they would be handy for wiping up messes.  Anyone else ever get a gift that made them think --what the heck?

by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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Bellarose0212
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 4:15 AM
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My MIL (at the time was my boyfriend's mom, we were still dating) got me a belly dancing outfit. I was 17. No idea what that was about still to this day. She is not a funny, fun, or jokey person. In fact, she rarely smiles and is typically bitchy to everyone.

I just have no idea what message she was trying to send.

Clei420
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 4:36 AM
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I got a shower head from an ex for Valentines Day...lol
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thefiregoddess
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 5:00 AM

A used avon chapstick.

My mom tells everyone how when I was little little, she bought me a black barbie, for the sake of ethnic diversity. She says I turned to her, looked puzzled and said 'why would you do that?'

She thinks its hilarious.

Ginnygurl97
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 5:15 AM
One year my former mil bought a big box of salt water taffy. Which is well and good, except that I had just put a few grand into getting my teeth fixed w caps, veneers, and a partial. -thanks ma, let me just rip out all that nice shiny new dental work! And she new I wasn't supposed to have it, so it wasn't one of those.

She also got my at the time 6 yr old son the movie "Annie". He was like "this is a girls movie grandma!!!" Lol----she missed that year big time!
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1lv2stks3nlz4ev
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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 a super thick, fuzzy, polar fleece housecoat..... in Arizona.

Lizzys_mommy13
by Member on Dec. 21, 2012 at 6:20 AM

I haven't, but someone got my husband one of those mens g-string things a couple years ago. It was as a joke... I think. lol

CowgirlSoldier
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 6:45 AM

I got a dragon statue from my Mother In Law for christmas. It was like a little dragon with dragon figurine. She told me one was me and one was my husband. WEIRD! 

  • We don't even like dragons.
  • She doesn't like them either as far as I know.
  • It was just weird.

The best part is two years later I gave it away at one of those white elephant gift exchanges!!

Lindsey1126
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 7:23 AM
When I was 18 I got a furry dress up pocketbook..it came from the toy section for girls and the woman who brought it wanted to take pictures of me holding it.
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mattiehatter
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 7:48 AM

My husband and I had only been together for a month and a half when our first Christmas occured. He gave me a manicure set. I didn't care.

Jadegirl1819
by on Dec. 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM

When I was at my lowest weight my MIL got me a workout video.  It was like a slap in the face. 

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