The holidays are near, and so are the laughs! Share the funniest and most frustrating presents left under the tree with your name on them!

#1

A whole coconut!
My brother used to work in a coast city, and came home for Christmas. He gave me as a joke a whole coconut (with all the husk and outer layers, you know) and I went stray away to open it with some woodcarvings tools I've got. It took me like 30 min. In total but man, that was real fun because I've always enjoy some manual work and "orderly" destroy stuff hahah.

He then gave me the "real" present which was a kindle tablet, but to be honest, nothing can beat the fun of opening a coconut! Hahah

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Ches Yamada
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love fresh coconut like this, but they are a pain to open (even if they do score them now to make 'em easier)!

#2

I told my Granny that I wanted the "Whole Toy Catalog!" Which she wrapped for me as a gift. The catalog itself. I was not amused. I am now.

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Official Cat
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was a kid I remember getting one of these and circling interesting things, I swear that looking at the catalogs was almost always funner than the actual toy!

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#3

Cousin lived in Japan where lots of condiments come in toothpaste-like tubes. So she would send us “toothpaste”. First one was Wasabi.

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Paola Martz
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've got a Finnish cousin (in-law), and once offered me some chewing gum. That was salty! Not just slightly but veeery. I thought she was pulling a prank on me, until I saw her taking some for her and actually enjoying it! Turns out it was salmiakki, which is a legit treat over there, but it just made me nauseous 😅

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#4

Coal. It was delicious.

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CarlWasHere/BubblesRKool
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My Dad once got "coal" but when you unwrapped it it was chocolate. I think he let me have one.

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#5

My sister in-law got me egg plant decorations for my kitchen one year. I used them as a white elephant gift at work the following year. Nothing about me screams my kitchen is decorated with egg plants.

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#6

Maternity clothes from my husband, I wasn’t pregnant!

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#7

I offered a custom homemade "Permit Number A38" document, framed and signed. The most difficult permit you can obtain... according to The 12 Tasks of Asterix.

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Captain Newt
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here is your upvote. The Twelve Tasks of Astérix is an underrated movie

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#8

curly straws that were shaped like glasses, they were the COOLEST thing.

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irishgoatgirl
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did not know that I needed these but I now I have to find some

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#9

The creation of adam by michael angelo... with my and my besties face photoshopped on it

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#10

A purple flashlight, a pink shovel for shovelling snow, and a vacuum, I was a very weird child, but I insisted on those, and I got what I asked for.

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DorisSan
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dear father-in-law gave me a vise-grip that I wanted. He knew who I was, the sweetie.

#11

This is gonna sound kinda weird but a kids knitting set a little background I was 16(f) and didn't like knitting and was asked what I wanted for Christmas I said anything but knitting supplies

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#12

Ok not Christmas gift. But birthday- 16th. Mom just came from surgery and came home. I had cleaned and made roast for family -aunt with her hubby 2 cousins- my age both girls.
Was very tired with all the rush but had done good. So dear aunt takes me to 1 bedroom with my 2 cousins. Said she had a small gift. I thanked her. She insisted I open it. She explained she bought it for her but when she got home the color was too red to wear so decided give it to me. Her daughters would not wear them. So I was to get it. What? A pair of redish nylons!!! I never used these cause always used pants socks n shoes. Nylons was never in my mind. But she had tried them before repacking. If I wore a dress Id use cream no panty hose or nylons. She knew that. Well, I thanked her and said that was so kind of her. She asked me not to tell anyone. They rushed dinner and left. What was the rush? I put dishes in sink and they were gone had no time to say goodbye. Not that they were poor cause they lived extravantly. Rather not give it to me. I still am embarased.

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