Earlier this week, we asked you, “What’s the worst present you ever received from a romantic partner?” Here are some of our favorite responses from you. Merry fucking Christmas!
December 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 amÂ e
Not me, but my mother: Dad bought her a ShopVac for Christmas after 20+ years of marriage. Major fail. He no longer buys gifts without input from his 3 daughters.
December 22nd, 2011 at 9:39 amÂ e
Not a holiday present but rather our first anniversary present. I was hoping for flowers, and maybe some lingerie, or jewelry â€“ something romantic at least. Instead, I got a hat, and a pregnancy workout video.
Weâ€™re still married 20 years later, but itâ€™s one of the few things heâ€™s never been forgiven for.
December 22nd, 2011 at 2:49 pmÂ e
My husband has never been entirely spot on or creative when it comes to gift giving in our 18 years of marriage. I have learned to expect anything other than what I would actually want when I open a present from him. This became pretty clear early on on our union. I canâ€™t remember if it was our second or third Christmas together but it was early enough in our relationship that my expectations were still pretty hopeful and high. There were only two gifts for me under the tree when I woke up so I figured they must be pretty special and probably expensive. Talk about disappointment when I opened them and discovered a six pack of blank VHS tapes and a thermal travel mug from the Texaco stationâ€¦both clearly purchased that morning. Over the years no gifts have been as bad (or worse) than those, but I canâ€™t say they have greatly improved. Needless to say, I shop for myself now ;o)
December 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 pmÂ e
Last year my stocking contained two items: a single egg-shaped candle and a can of sardines. I donâ€™t even like sardines â€“ I have never purchased them or even eaten them in front of my partner. I just have no idea.