Oddest Christmas Gifts

 

Oddest Christmas Gifts

[Post New]by pmwright610 on Dec 25, 15 2:50 PM
There may be a post about this somewhere, but I could not find it, although I am sure many of us have been in disbelief over a gift received. Well, it actually was not my gift, but it was shared with me and I am in disbelief. We celebrate Christmas starting on the 24th and into the wee hours of the 25th, and it was a great time. On this morning, while the grandkids were still snuggled in bed with visions of sugarplums hopefully dancing in their little heads, I awoke early to take the granddog out. But what to my wondering ears did I hear, a rooster greeting the dawn. Over and over and over again. Evidently someone got a rooster for Christmas, which would not be so odd, but I live in a big Midwestern USA city, probably the biggest, and not farmlike in any way. And I thought the lion sweatshirt studded with rhinestones was the craziest thing I ever received. I only wore it when I visited the giver.

 
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[Post New]by annieliz1 on Dec 25, 15 3:46 PM
My then partner once gave me a vacuum cleaner; not sure what he was trying to tell me!

 

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[Post New]by pmwright610 on Dec 25, 15 3:54 PM
Ha. I got kitchen appliances a couple of times. But I was a vegetarian cooking for a carnivore, so I kind of got it. He is a "then partner" now too.

 
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[Post New]by wishtar on Dec 25, 15 4:20 PM
OMG, unless you specifically ask for a particular kitchen gadget or are really into cooking, Like me then appliances are the #1 no no. The vacuum cleaner would have sent me right over the edge. LOL There should be a PSA about that.

 
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[Post New]by charlieisr on Dec 25, 15 4:55 PM
I GOT POTS AND PANS ONE YEAR, A VACUUM ANOTHER. AND THEN THE PROVERBIAL SOCKS AND UNDIES. WHAT IS IT WITH THIS KIND OF THING.

MY DAD WAS A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTER. ONE YEAR HE GAVE MY MOM THIS HUGE BOX, IT RATTLED. SHE OPENED IT TO FIND ANOTHER WRAPPED BOX. AND SO ON TILL SHE GOT DOWN TO ONE ABOUT 6X3X1" INSIDE IT WAS A NICE LEATHER WALLET. ALSO IN EACH BOX WAS A SMALL BOX OF NUTS AND BOLT TO MAKE THE RATTLE.

SHE WAS WONDERING ABOUT THE WALLET, NOT MY DADS STYLE, SO SHE FIGURED HE MUST HAVE PUT CASH IN IT. SO SHE STARTED OPENING ALL THE PLACES SHE THOUGHT THERE COULD BE CASH. ALL AT WAS LEFT WAS THE SMALL CHANGE POCKET. SHE OPENED IT, SCREAMED AND STARTED TO CRY. MY DAD AND TAKEN HER WEDDING RING AND DIAMOND AND GOTTEN HER THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NEW SET I HAVE EVER SEEN THE WEDDING BAND WRAPPED AROUND THE DIAMOND WITH PROBABLY 20 SMALLER DIAMANDS. IT LOOKE LIKE A FANCY COCKTAIL RING.

HE HAD BEEN SAVING FOR YEARS TO GET THIS RING THE ONE HE THOUGHT SHE SHOULD HAVE. THEY WERE MARRIED IN THE DEPRESSION SO THERE WAS NO MONEY FOR MUCH.

SHE STILL HAS THE OLD ONES. BUT DOES NOT TAKE THE NEW ONES OFF.

THAT WAS A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER. I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT I GOT THAT YEAR. BUT I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT CHRISTMAS.


Edited on 12/25/2015 at 4:56:19 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by dwdharvey on Dec 25, 15 5:05 PM
My husband once bought me a farm set. We were window shopping one Christmas and I admired a John Deere farm set in the window. The next year it was the matching horse equestrian center. They say you got to watch what you wish for, in my case I had to admire better things. I did learn though, one year I did get diamond earrings. The funny thing was that I really wanted a chuck wagon and horse. At one time they were big, Jim West and his Palomino I had then when I was a kid but then they came out with the chuck wagon. He said he didn't think I needed a toy as I would only play with it. It was a few years later that he got me the farm. 40+ years later and I still want that chuck wagon.

Penny A 2

 
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[Post New]by Gingerlily on Dec 25, 15 5:23 PM
My brother gives me all sorts of weird and wonderful things. A few years ago he gave me a pink flock money box in the shape of Jesus. I am still wondering if he was just being silly , or making a deep statement about commercialism.

 

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[Post New]by whitebutterfly54 on Dec 25, 15 5:47 PM
I don't know if it counts as odd, but my former brother-in-law gave me a ceramic snowman. It was the ugliest snowman I ever did see. But I love my sister, so the snowman was always put out along with all the other Christmas decorations.

One year many, many years ago I had admired a bracelet. I knew we could never afford it, but every time I passed the store I would stop to admire the bracelet. Fast forward to Christmas Day...all the family is gathered around my dining room table. Presents are done, dinner is done and we're all just lingering over coffee and dessert and chatting up a storm.

Suddenly my husband catches my eye and says "If only snowmen could talk." I'm thinking "What in the world is he talking about?" Then suddenly the lightbulb in my brain went on and I knew he was talking about that ugly ceramic snowman. I practically jumped over the table to get to the shelf. When I picked up the snowman, a box fell out from inside.

Yep, it was that bracelet I had been admiring. My husband was an amazing, loving man who I recently lost after 30 years of marriage. He was always full of surprises and never ceased to amaze me.

 
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[Post New]by Fishpole on Dec 25, 15 6:00 PM
whitebutterfly54 wrote:I don't know if it counts as odd, but my former brother-in-law gave me a ceramic snowman. It was the ugliest snowman I ever did see. But I love my sister, so the snowman was always put out along with all the other Christmas decorations.

One year many, many years ago I had admired a bracelet. I knew we could never afford it, but every time I passed the store I would stop to admire the bracelet. Fast forward to Christmas Day...all the family is gathered around my dining room table. Presents are done, dinner is done and we're all just lingering over coffee and dessert and chatting up a storm.

Suddenly my husband catches my eye and says "If only snowmen could talk." I'm thinking "What in the world is he talking about?" Then suddenly the lightbulb in my brain went on and I knew he was talking about that ugly ceramic snowman. I practically jumped over the table to get to the shelf. When I picked up the snowman, a box fell out from inside.

Yep, it was that bracelet I had been admiring. My husband was an amazing, loving man who I recently lost after 30 years of marriage. He was always full of surprises and never ceased to amaze me.


First of all....I am SO sorry for the loss of your husband of 30 years.

BUT this is one of the best and most Amazing Christmas Gifts stories that I have ever heard.

Thank you SO much for sharing this with us.

I hope you're having a 'Merry Christmas' and may the New Year bring good things to you.

TeeCee

 
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[Post New]by Jackie34918 on Dec 25, 15 8:55 PM
Have to agree with TeeCee. Whitebutterfly you made me tear up and I'm so sorry you lost such a good man, they are so rare but I'm sure you still have wonderful memories of your life with him.

Charlieisr also made me tear up. Another very nice story.

Edited on 12/25/2015 at 8:58:16 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by sbaker2318 on Dec 26, 15 6:55 AM
You guys have great stories about presents............I have learned over the years to buy MY own presents and tell hubby "this is what you got me"........then we are both happy.

1- He is color blind and WOW some of the clothes he has bought!
2- Perfume............HIGHLY allergic.......he never remembers that.
3- Jewelry.........NOT a jewelry person..........have tons of VERY nice stuff I never wear..........please don't buy more.

This year I bought myself new lamps............

 
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[Post New]by deeziner on Dec 26, 15 8:38 AM
sbaker2318 wrote:You guys have great stories about presents............I have learned over the years to buy MY own presents and tell hubby "this is what you got me"........then we are both happy.

1- He is color blind and WOW some of the clothes he has bought!
2- Perfume............HIGHLY allergic.......he never remembers that.
3- Jewelry.........NOT a jewelry person..........have tons of VERY nice stuff I never wear..........please don't buy more.

This year I bought myself new lamps............


But have you bought yourself new pots and pans....

 
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[Post New]by deeziner on Dec 26, 15 8:49 AM
Not my gift...but noteworthy:

Many years ago I worked for an older woman who got a HOOT out of torturing her son-in-law at the holidays...every year she would go out of her way to give him a super duper Mrs. Mac personal gift.

One year it was bedsheets with ironed on photos of her making faces at him. Another year it was a toilet seat that had an embedded picture of her staring from under the seatlid. There was the sexy magazine with all the model's faces replaced with pictures of her...and she really wasn't model material.

IMO the funniest gift was the year she fashioned a bearskin rug from craft fur and made a paper-mache' head of herself instead of a grizzly bear....she DIDhave her fun!!!!

Edited on 12/26/2015 at 8:51:21 AM PST


 
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[Post New]by Jackie34918 on Dec 26, 15 9:02 AM
Wow, is it safe to assume she hated her son-in-law!

 
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[Post New]by sbaker2318 on Dec 26, 15 9:19 AM
Deeziner.............I have bought myself pots and pans...........I am pretty practical.......but I want the GOOD pots and pans........not those ones that warp the second time you use them.

My practical daughter............this year she asked for new toilet brushes.............

 

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[Post New]by whitebutterfly54 on Dec 26, 15 9:33 AM
deeziner, now that's really funny. Love that lady. We did a few like that through the years but she had it down to an art. Wish I thought of some of those.

 

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[Post New]by grannykaren1999 on Dec 26, 15 2:12 PM
I remember the year my dad bought mom a color tv so he could watch hockey games and she bought him a set of pots and pans so she could cook his favorite meals.

 
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[Post New]by sbaker2318 on Dec 26, 15 2:17 PM
Awww......Granny..............that's so sweet.

 
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[Post New]by datsalotta on Dec 26, 15 3:07 PM
Hey sbaker !!

Brand new toilet brushes
How did that go over?


 
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Oddest Christmas Gifts

[Post New]by angwuerth on Dec 26, 15 3:42 PM
To this day - this is still my favorite - - (ex-husband's gift to me)
We were both hunters (buck - doe) - we would always pick up our spent cartridges if we were lucky enough to get some shots off - - saved them for a friend.

On Christmas morning there was a scraggily tree branch on the coffee table (on a home made stand - - like a Christmas tree) with a single shell cartridge tied on it & draped in tinsel.

I asked him - - (WHAT THE H - - ELL IS THAT?)

And he started singing - - "IT'S A CARTRIDGE IN A BARE TREE"!!!

Get the tune for the 12 days of Christmas in your head. Still laugh my a - ss off over that one.

Edited on 12/26/2015 at 3:50:54 PM PST


 
 
 
 
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