Ketchup And Aftershave. Ungrateful People Reveal The Worst Present They’ve Ever Received
No matter what the occasion, a gift is a kind and thoughtful token of one’s appreciation. Whether it’s celebrating someone’s birthday or marking a special anniversary, gifts are one of many ways to express gratitude, love, and friendship.
They don’t need to cost a lot of money, either, since it truly is the thought that counts, especially when given to a loved one. And when a child makes something by themselves for their parent, it is, of course, the greatest present ever.
But not all gifts were created equally. Some have nothing to do with the occasion, others are shoddy pieces of craftsmanship, while a few gifts are incredibly terrible. A bit of re-gifting may have been the motivation behind some questionable presents, and it says a lot about the gift-giver when something so lackluster makes its way into the recipient’s hands.
Here are 25 of the worst gifts ever received by the people at Reddit.
#25 Temporary Gifts
When I was 11 years old my father’s fourth wife would constantly give gifts to me and my sister, but would often take them back when we were out of the house and return them. So she’d give us really cool things, like a DVD player or even a slot machine, but in a week or so they’d be gone. We were expected to be okay with this.
The only gifts that she gave us permanently were her old clothes. This would have been fine, except that she was a size 20 and at the time I was a size 8/9. She fully expected me to wear her clothes, which were often wrapped in gift boxes, and stopped speaking to me when I said they were too big to fit.
Anyway, my father’s married to his fifth wife now.
#24 Work Exchange
#23 Thanks, Mom
My mother-in-law pulled out a box in which there was a fire-engine red nightgown. She said in front of the entire family, “This is what you’ll wear when you conceive a son.”