It's hard to just roll with... "it's only the thought that counts." Some gifts are straight up crazy and crap. Like Whitney said.. "Show mw the receipts!" When you open a gift you want to embrace the pot of gold. Help me do that.
Redditor u/Spugheti wanted to know what gift blunders were bestowed upon people beneath the wrapping by asking..... What's the most bizarre / awkward gift you've received in your life?
My Norwegian grandma once bought me a standard t-shirt shirt for my 13th birthday that read 'Vaginatarian' in big bold letters on the front. And yes she doesn't speak English. n0OBmAaster69
"WE TRIED TO HAVE SEX BUT YOU COULDN'T"
Wrote about this before, but at a birthday party in front of my family, my gf at the time gave me an illustrated journal of every time we saw each other from the first date 'til current (about 6 mos.) Included movie ticket stubs from our first date, the receipt from Chipotle from our second date (so she must've been planning this stuff for a while). Then it got graphically awkward (pages dedicated to us having sex had smiley face stickers, days where we had fights had frowny face ones, one memorable entry was a page written in large text "WE TRIED TO HAVE SEX BUT YOU COULDN'T") and all the while, she's sitting next to me beaming like I've just been given a winning lottery ticket, meanwhile the discomfort from my family was painful. Guns_57
For an awkward gift....
For an awkward gift: not me but when my brother was in the throes of puberty, my parents got him a basket of
-breath mints, tongue scraper, mouthwash
-strong-smelling soaps & loofahs
-multiple kind of deodorants with a helpful hint that you can use more than one at a time
-lots of new socks & boxers
-deodorized shoe inserts
He got the hint and was not pleased. Bless them I mean they really tried; I'm not sure there's any way to tell your pubescent child they stink without them being a little bothered. It didn't help that they gave it to him in front of the rest of the family, though. Much_Difference
Not thinking much of it....
I wouldn't necessarily call it either of those, but it was somewhat strange in how random it was.
I was working in a pre-surgery clinic. This older gentleman came in and we were having a normal conversation while I did his vitals. Just before I told him to return to the waiting room he asked me what year I was born. Not thinking much of it, I told him and he pulled out this big white binder and started flipping through the pages. After a few seconds, he pulled out a page and gave it to me. It was a collection of various coins from around the world dated with the year I was born.
I think it was bizarre in the sense of how random his act of kindness was and I certainly wasn't expecting to be given a part of a coin collection as a thank you. I still have it and think about it a lot. SourHyperion1
One year my parents bought me stilts and a juggling kit for Christmas, and then a unicycle for my birthday a few months later. I had never expressed an interest in the circus or anything of the sort. zorkempirezorkempire
twice my size.....
Half a six- pack of whitey-tighty underwear, size 40. The other half was given to my dad, who was twice my size.
Needless to say they didn't fit my 120- pound frame.
It was from my crazy aunt when I was 12 or so. osumba2003
Our stepfamily gave me and my sister a single, used, women's size 8 skirt to share for Xmas when we were 10 and 11 and neither of us had even hit 100lbs yet. Even my mom didn't wear that size (we were a scrawny bunch back then). We were called ungrateful when we were confused by it. WonderMew
I was the one who gave the gift. When I was about 10, my mom would bring me and my brothers all to the local dollar tree one at a time to buy gifts for each other.
I ended up buying my older brother a can of Febreze. No idea why. ijustwanafap
Christmas 2005 ....
I'm sure it's the thought that counts, but I still haven't figured it out...
Christmas 2005 I opened a gift from my husband which was an army type Ken doll, shirtless, with a picture of my husband's smiling face taped on the doll's head. PurpleVein99
I worked in a thrift store and every day this older woman would come in and look at whatever was new and talk to me. One day she came in, handed me a small gold Turkish dagger and said "this reminded me of you". I'm a 5ft tall white girl 🤷♀️ MeddlingKids1126