Gifts are tricky. That's why we've probably all been in an awkward position when we got a crappy present and had to smile and pretend to like it. But even if it was not a joyful experience at the time, we can all have a good laugh about it now, right? So, share your awful gifts, and who knows - maybe we will stop somebody's terrible gift idea this year and save Christmas.

#1

Growing up, we were VERY poor. Many times didnt even have food. Most years in my early childhood were the worst. Every Christmas...nothing. Ever after, I enjoy ANY Christmas present I get!

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Nancy E 1 week ago

You are both grateful & have an open heart !

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#2

My grandma got me a subscription to Nicklodeon magazine when I was 10. She kept renewing it every Christmas until I was 17. After that she switched it to golf digest. I don't even like golf and I still get them every month.
EDIT: She has not forgotten she’s paying for them. She prints off the 12 month order confirmation and wraps it up in a box. She gets the biggest smile when it’s my turn to open gifts. If I tell her I don’t like it she’ll think I’ve hated my gift for the last 8 years. Which is true, but I can’t do that to her. I just put on the biggest fake smile and act surprised.

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Nancy E 1 week ago

I'd like you as a grandson ,but, tell her you gave up golf & state what hobby you like

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#3

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

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Nancy E 1 week ago

How tacky can one be ?

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#4

A calendar with half nude pictures of my father and stepmother

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Nancy E 1 week ago

What was the nude half on both ???

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There was a gift under the tree when I was 13 which was a big box with my name on it. True to my nature, I never touched it. When it was passed out to me by my father(Dad always handed out the gifts) I started unwrapping it only to find another wrapped box. I unwrapped that to find yet another wrapped box. Suffice it to say that not only did the boxes get smaller and smaller but were also wrapped in black tape, then duct tape, packing tape and stuff until I ended up with a little 2" by 8" box. When I finally got that open, there was a carrot in it.And it was fresh. I being the type of kid asked first..... Dad. How is this so fresh when it's been under the tree for a month. He answered that they had replaced the original box with this one last night. Next question...Dad, why did you give me a carrot. The doc says my eyes are 20-20. I was feeling more than a little hurt by now. Worst Christmas joke ever in my opinion. Dad told me that it was for my new pet and I would have to give it to it and meet it. I thought to myself, oh great. Now I gotta rabbit along with all the cats, dogs, chickens, cows, pigs, ponies and a couple of others. We had two sheep and a stupid goat too. I was wrong. Dad took me out to the barn where I was greeted with a nicker and introduced to Sadie. A big beautiful Palomino mare. WOW! My own horse. All I can say without writing a whole story. The carrot I got turned into gold and many years of companionship and pleasure. Thanks Dad!

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RaroaRaroa 1 week ago

The post is meant to be about your worst Christmas gift, not your best. :-)

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#6

For a secret Santa I received a stone, a S-T-O-N-E!

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Gray 1 week ago

was it a interesting rock?

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#7

In my senior year of high school, my parents got into a huge fight while we were opening presents, two hours later my parents told me they were getting divorced. Worst present ever. Haven't enjoyed Christmas since.

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Melody Lanzatella 1 week ago

SELFISH PARENTS!

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#8

My ex-wife's grandmother once gave this little toy video slot machine game that she got from the dollar store, because she knew "I liked playing all them video games". When she handed it to me, and before I opened it, her words were, "Merry Christmas, you'll have to buy your own batteries for it."

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Misterscooter 1 week ago

I'm sure that amped you up to open it.

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#9

Honey. A lot of it. I'm allergic to honey.

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Misterscooter 1 week ago

How much? A gallon? A barrel? A vat? I MUST KNOW!!

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#10

My dad gave me an advent calendar on Christmas day

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Gray 1 week ago

at least you got to open all of them. NO MORE WAITING

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#11

I told my aunt that I liked Jack Daniels and instead of buying me a bottle of it like most people, for 3 years straight at Christmas, I've had Jack Daniels related presents and they're all as bad as each other. The first year I was given a Jack Daniels lamp. Well when I say lamp, it was an empty Jack Daniels bottle with fairy lights inside. The second year I was given yet another empty Jack Daniels bottle with glitter and water inside which I had no idea what to do with. Last year I got a pair of Jack Daniels sunglasses which broke within a week. Fingers crossed I actually get a bottle with Jack Daniels in it this year.

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Misterscooter 1 week ago

Be ready with your own bottle this year so that if it is another clunker, you can pull it out and immediately take a shot straight from the bottle.

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#12

I have received so many that it is hard to narrow it down. Like last year I got kitchen decorations shaped like eggplants from my sister in law, I will be using it as my white elephant gift for this year.
But one year I did get an outfit from my sister in law for Christmas and decided i wanted to wear it that day, went to put it on and it didnt fit. I stayed in the bathroom for almost an hour crying. But it turned out great because it motivated me and I lost over a 100 pounds the following year.

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Ananya Vinod 1 week ago

Awesome!

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#13

For Christmas one year my brother gave me a giant box, and I unwrapped it and found a smaller box inside. I continued to unwrap and got down to a box that was like 4 inches across and inside was a piece of paper saying Happy Birthday. It was Christmas. And I got a birthday card.

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Kiro 1 week ago

I'd have dropped the facade of politeness if I'd received that

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#14

As a kid I always tried to make as many presents as I could...and some of them were not very good. I'll admit that. One year I had the great idea of painting rocks for Christmas and giving them to my family. Now this sounds nice right? Well minus the fact that it was literally a rock, painted a single colour. I figured each rock was 1 present, and that each family member...including myself..needed about 10 of them. I put them in an empty wrapping paper roll and had everyone take one and pass it around. I think I was 7, haha. My family still laughs at that story to this day.

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Sarah Liles 1 week ago

That's sweet.

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#15

My grandma was raised during the Great Depression so she saves EVERYTHING. Things like expired butter packets and the mints that you'd find at the hostess desk of a restaurant are continuously being gifted to the whole family. One year I even got a cheap Frisbee still in sealed plastic from the 1970s. She's my Babczi though so it's cute =)

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Sue Long 6 days ago

But a lot of those things are probably collectible by now! Something from 1970 would be almost 50 years old by now so double check the value of the (non-food) items online before you pitch them in the trash!

#16

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.

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Misterscooter 1 week ago

It's a present where the givers think they are giving something you could use but didn't really put in enough time to realize it didn't make sense (yet).

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#17

My cousin gave me a rhino made out of a breeze block he’d made in craft class at school. Not so bad? He’d bought it home at the end of the summer term, given it to my MUM. It then sat out in the garden for the summer and autumn months to be bought in and wrapped for my Christmas present. There was a dead woodlouse in the horn hole.....

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Hamdhaan Hassan 1 week ago

i think he really worked hard on making that rhino he just want someone to appreciate that

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#18

My mother bought me hard copies of the first 4 Harry Potter books. I was thrilled but then she said she would keep them at her house for me. I didnt get to take them home ever.

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Maike 1 week ago

That is not just Bad, that is simply mean, and i know there are so many Parents who do smth. like that( Grandma of my kids is doing that a lot with them). "Here you have a gift but it stays with mom/dad." I undestand that in some cases it is neccesary, because there are Parents who take everything their kids are gifted. But man oh man just another Reminder why Kds who grow up with Parents that are for whatever Reason not together anymore and not working together as a Team just can not have anything nice without it beeing spoiled.

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#19

Soaps and bath salts. It is the worst present(maybe just very boring) that I do not really use. Do not give soap to kids for Christmas or birthdays, please.

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Alia Gail 1 week ago

I like bath salts...

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#20

I gave my sister in law a necklace for Christmas. The next year, she re-gifted it back to me. I said in a really excited voice, "Thanks, Shirley! Now we can wear our matching necklaces!" She excused herself immediately.

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos 1 week ago

Quick thinking! :D

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#21

A taxidermy rooster. No explanation.

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Nancy E 1 week ago

Right to Goodwill

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#22

Last year my Nana bought me some Barbie branded perfume and hair curlers from the car boot sales. I'm well known in my family for having a very tomboyish personality and my hair is like a Cousin It but after being hit with a Taser (which means it is very curly if you didn't pick up on that). She means well, I'm sure...

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Robert Pittman 1 week ago

She probably thought they would inspire you to change your style, but I'm sure she loves you.

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#23

During one family Christmas when I was in my 20's, I opened a gift in front of everyone from my sister. It was 5 pairs of thong underwear from Victoria Secret. She told me that I needed big girl panties. I hate thongs.

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Nancy E 1 week ago

So do I . Give me comfort !

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#24

I once gave my favorite scent to all the ladies, now I'm getting it back, every year, from everyone, can't stand that smell anymore!

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#25

My mom wanted me to have more gifts to open on Christmas Day, so she started wrapping up all the practical stuff I needed for my college apartment. I got a jar of coffee creamer, toilet paper and trash bags.

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Rebekah 1 week ago

I think this is kinda sweet.

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#137 The worst Christmas present I ever got was a couple years ago, my family of 8 decided that we where going to do a secret santa. Christmas Day we all opened all of our presents except the secret santas (those were in a separate pile). Everyone opened their secret santas before me, it finally was my turn I was 12 at the time and I had begged my mom for an iPhone all year. I opened the present AND... it was one of those toddler toy phones that you drag around with a string. Turns out my 1 year old brother was my secret santa.
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