Comment of the Week: Worst. Presents. Ever.

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!

MarcieT Says:
December 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 am 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.

Tealess Says:
December 22nd, 2011 at 9:39 am e
Not a holiday present but rather our first anniversary present. I was hoping for flowers, and maybe some lingerie, or jewelry – something romantic at least. Instead, I got a hat, and a pregnancy workout video.
We’re still married 20 years later, but it’s one of the few things he’s never been forgiven for.

Wendy Says:
December 22nd, 2011 at 2:49 pm 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 can’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 station…both clearly purchased that morning. Over the years no gifts have been as bad (or worse) than those, but I can’t say they have greatly improved. Needless to say, I shop for myself now ;o)

H Says:
December 22nd, 2011 at 5:08 pm e
Autographed picture of Garth Brooks. (I am not a fan, it wasn’t cheap and we really could have used that $$ for living expenses at the time!)

RM Says:
December 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm e
Last year my stocking contained two items: a single egg-shaped candle and a can of sardines. I don’t even like sardines – I have never purchased them or even eaten them in front of my partner. I just have no idea.

One Comment

  1. Worst gift ever, Boy friend hinted and an engagement ring for Christmas. Everyone is opening gifts, I get nothing, then he sends me on this goose chase where I have to read clues and look for my Christmas gift. Three hints leading to other hints is cute, ten is feeking annoying. I find and open my gift. It is a solitaire diamond ring of a nice size. I look at him and he throws his hands up and says ” no its not what you think, it is a friend ship ring.” even my kid apologizes. I kicked him out two months later for different reasons.

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