Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A giveaway? Oh? A GIVEAWAY!

First of all I want to say thank you to everyone that Twittered and emailed me to see if I was okay in the midst of the LA earthquake. You guys are so sweet! So many people I haven't even met making sure I'm okay...now that's what I call awesome. But yes my office swayed and shook a bit but I'm okay (as are all my friends and fam), you all really do rock.

And now onto today's pressing matters....A giveaway! Wheee!

Did you see that, a giveaway. After reading Jenn's post yesterday I was reminded of all the totally extra swag from BlogHer that is just hanging out in my room going unused and waiting for an owner to appreciate them. And as I am in the process of downsizing and cleaning up to get ready for the upcoming move of course I'm going to give stuff away. So what am I giving away this time?


one Saving Grace t-shirt
four Saving Grace drink markers
3 pens, because really everyone needs pens
a $20 T-Mobile gift card for Wifi or something
a whole bunch of Dental Burst
a 1gig flash drive
and whatever else I decide to toss in there :)

Doesn't that sound amazing? So intriguing? And what do you have to do to win such a fabulous prize...all you have to do is tell me the most bizarre gift you've ever gotten or given. Simple right?

Just submit your entry and I'll show it to the judging committee (my sister) and they'll make their decisions on Friday! So get going and share! Woo!

And while you're at it feel free to check out other giveaways at the Bloggy Giveaways going on now:

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happy wednesday!

100 comments:

thatShortChick said...

í'll never forget the oddest gift i've ever gotten: 6th grade for our class christmas swap, my classmate gave me a previously used m&m dispenser that never dispensed a thing.

Jenn said...

Holy dental burst! I had like one in my bag and I think I tossed it. Someone got a little burst happy :)

Thanks for the link love!

notthelifeiordered said...

By far the weirdest gift I've gotten was a pickle fork. I betcha didn't know one of those existed. I didn't until I received it for christmas. It was from someone on my grandpa's wife's side of the family and lets just say we laughed the ENTIRE ride home.

A pickle fork? Really? What part of that says merry christmas?!

Hooray for giveaways!

dmb5_libra said...

hmmmm, most bizarre gift i've given would have to be $20 worth of batteries (last minute yankee swap gift for work. during my mad dash at target below my office 5 minutes before the party, my rationale was: "everyone could use some batteries!")...

Ashley D said...

The weirdest gift I have ever receieved is a pumice stone... from my sister last Christmas. When I opened it I was like, "umm.. Thanks?"

legallyheidi said...

the weirdest gift was when i was 13. My parents had just separated and so my dad's new Girlfriends family wanted to include me in the christmas festivities. So his girlfriend got me the GREATEST GIFT EVER (/end sarcasm) They were these stuffed elephants - big and mini size. Wearing ballerina outfits. They were called "ballerina elephants"

Seriously, i was 13. Not 3. I had no idea where she got the idea that i would have any interest in them. It was tres bizarre.

nicoleantoinette said...

I once got a gift certificate for a store that pretty much only sells live bait for fishing.

Um, I do NOT fish. And I was like 8 and at sleepaway camp at the time. Maybe there was a joke I was missing? Anyway, not funny and never used.

San said...

the weirdest gift i have ever gotten was at a christmas party with friends when we were playing that game where everybody had to bring a gift for somebody else, but it had to be something from their home that they wanted to get rid off.
i think i received a silver plate that was all scratched up and definitely belonged in the trash a looooong time ago.

quitecontrary1977 said...

I gave my friend Kandi a mustache for her birthday. Actually, it was a mustache brooch. And she thought it was super cool in that weird way.

Phil said...

The weirdest gift I've ever gotten was a 3x5 card. It was a birthday gift from my mom and my brother when I turned 19, I think. The card promised to purchase an amplifier for the electric violin I had recently bought. Said amp has yet to be purchased, even almost six years later, so a 3x5 card gift it was.

The Ex said...

My ex-boyfriend sent me a copy of "He's Just Not That Into You". Oh, I GOT THE MESSAGE ASSWIPE.

I hope I wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwiiiinnnn.

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

"Chlamydia Trachomatis" stuffed animal. Nothing says fun like getting a plushie animal modeled after a VD microbe!

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/715/sspresent005ez6.jpg

CageQueen said...

Therapeutic Ramblings has me rolling on the floor with laughter!

rs27 said...

I got a hat with my name on it. I wore it exaclty zero times.

It was the early 90s we weren't into self promotion.

Dana said...

Hmmm...Let's see.. I've gotten so really werido gifts before..

I got a can of black olives! Seriously, I'm not kidding! A can right of off the shelf of a food store.. Not even gourmet olives.. They were Wrapped up in a gift bag!

I also got a Butter Boy.. Ya know, the corn on the cob Butterer Thingy... Some gifts huh....

That's why I'm a great gift giver, LOL..

I reallllly hope I win.. Hey I deserve it after getting olives, LOL...

Sarah Marie said...

How fun you're doing a give away! Hmm... oh, the weirdest gift I got was when I was 10 years old, I received an alarm clock from my uncle - and lemme tell you, this wasnt a cool alarm clock with hello kitty on it or a vintage clock or anything, just a boring, ugly alarm clock that was prolly from walgreens for $5. And this uncle was rich! Why would you give a 10 year old an alarmclock? weird. and i'm pretty sure i already had one!

Julie said...

Ha! What a great contest.

The most bizarre gift that I ever got was a gift set from "NADS" a hair removal product.

I don't know why my mom ever gave it to me. But my family and I couldn't stop laughing at the name.

I don't think I ever used it.

Faith said...

The most bizarre gift I've ever gotten? It was from a friend, who has since passed away, and I love her dearly. She's one of the best friends I've ever had. That being said....it was a bunch of empty and washed baby food jars (but not all the label glue came off) that had been glued together in the shape of a Christmas tree. After my friend left the house when she dropped it off, my husband and I were literally rolling on the floor laughing hysterically.

I described it to someone at work the next day, and she confidently asserted that she could do something creative with it. So I brought it to her, and she stared at it blankly, and started laughing. I think it ended up going into the garbage can.

Faith
http://chauceriangirl.wordpress.com
chauceriangirl@gmail.com

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I love swag!

I gave my mil a crock pot last year. She hated it (even though she always borrows my sil's!!!!). I think that I should win to make up for ruining the family Christmas.

Ticopi said...

The strangest gift I ever got was a pinata full of gum. No wrapping. Just a tiki man pinata. It was a joint gift for me and my boyfriend from his sister, and she had filled it with ribbon curls, my favorite gum, play-doh, and york peppermint patties for him. And it was awesome, but completely unexpected! And the creativity was pretty much not to be outdone. Very strange, but very much loved.

Dixie said...

The weirdest gift I ever (or should I say "never") got was at my baby shower. Inside a beautifully wrapped box was a 3x5 card that said "your gift has been ordered and I will deliver it when it arrives"
My son is 21 now and I am still waiting.lol.

kerrianne.org said...

Strangest gift I've ever received: A ceramic duck candy holder from my aunt, for my WEDDING. Chris and I thought about taking it with us on our honeymoon, just to take pictures of it having grand adventures along the coast. In the end we opted to send it sailing along in the garbage, so that no one else would have to suffer the injustice that was The Ugly Duckling.

Samantha said...

I got this really weird purse shaped lamp. It was horrible.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway,I am hosting one, too. I hope you will check it out!

Jenni Saake said...

I guess I've never been the recepient of any particularly strange gifts. I'm sitting here scratching me head and can't think of a one! ???

Can I still enter your drawing, pretty please?

Jenni
InnerBeauty AT AffordableMineralMakeup DOT com

http://www.InnerBeautyGirls.com
http://www.HannahsHopeBook.com

Reeva said...

the oddest and worst gift i've ever gotten was a bull scrotum purse!

I didnt know what it was and when the gift giver stopped laughing and explained what it was i dropped it lol I gotta add, that the purse was big for a what it was.

ÄsK AliCë said...

Ok, long before everyone thought about the effects of humans on the planet, my dad was an environmental dude (technologist, engineer, whatever, something to do with the environment) so one year when I was like ten he got me biodegradable socks.
These socks were supposed to be able to disintegrate so as to reduce pollution. Problem is, how can you wear a sock that is pretty much in the process of eating itself??

Anonymous said...

I've been fortunate not to recieve odd gifts so the oddest would be a Charlie's fragrance gift set because I hate powdery smells!

lily_fair@excite.com

Bella said...

The oddest thing I ever got was USED SHEETS. Yep, that's odd...and gross, lol ;)

Thank you for the cute contesto!!!

Bella:)

Kim Thomas said...

Last year, using photoshop I had a Friend make a magazine cover with my Best Friend on it. Then I had it framed. It was so cool: Picture of it here: http://kim1champ.blogspot.com/2007/01/janes-birthday-gift.html

Not really bizarre but it was cool!

paula h said...

Our first Christmas, my MIL sent us a piece of driftwood. On it was a fake cardinal. It was covered with what looked like real feathers. There was also this little nest that was way smaller than the bird. It was strange and creepy. I thought it was a joke but my husband told me his Mom was terrible at gifts. We stuck it in the closet and pulled it out when she was visiting. We finally got rid of it and blamed the Navy for lossing it during a move :)

Seeryus Mama said...

The most bizarre gift...hmmmm...my hubby gave me a skillet one year. Now he should have known better. I burst into tears! I didn't want a fricken' skillet, I wanted an antique ruby ring. Then in walked my son who was just a year carrying a little box! I think the skillet is still in the cupboard...in the box!

seeryusfam@msn.com

Estelle said...

The weirdest gift I've ever received was a gift certificate for a tanning salon for 6 tanning sessions. The gift itself is not weird, but I'm Hispanic so I really don't need to go to a tanning salon to get some color. It was a nice gesture though, I guess. I gave the certificate to my husband since he's as white as Casper the Ghost. He just burned, though. OOPS! ;)

Nancy said...

For Christmas one year my sister gave me a box full of clean, but used underwear! It was kind of an inside joke, but kind of she was serious too, a little weird.

Annabelle said...

Every year for Christmas, we do a "gag" gift for the adults. One year I put in a card that had a condom in it that sang "Love Me Tender" by Elvis! It was really funny when my mother-in-law ended up with it!

Jaime C. said...

The weirdest gift I have ever received is a gator head. A real gator head! I felt so bad for the poor little thing. It was a pretty small head so I'm guessing it was just a baby.

Dan Mega said...

An urn with ashes in it, and I didn't know whose they were.

Jenny said...

Last Christmas my husband made me a snowflake ornament out of golf tees and put our initials on it in red using pipe cleaners. I loved it! We always make gifts or buy small things.

the_other_alice_ (at) yahoo.com

christene said...

so for my 21st birthday I was all excited about my Grandmas gift of taking me to Reno..We have the usual family gathering, dinner, cake and presents. I open one and it was a bug zapper and bug spray and not the "off" stuff...My grandpa heard about my trip to Ecuador coming up and thought they would come in handy...err.
The same grandpa btw gave me a thighmaster for my 16th birthday..really never figured out the meaning of that..he said he just wanted to buy it after all the Susan Summers infomercials flooding the tube at the time..
cjinhb at msn dot com

Hil'Lesha said...

Body Butter for Gardeners

Annie said...

Great giveaway!

Well, my younger brother and I don't have what you would call a close relationship! (he's a tad odd) haha and nooo its not me who is the odd one!!

One Christmas, he and his wife gave my husband and I a Christmas present.

It was, I think, an ornament....for something. It was a giant winged thing, like a fly, in bright gaudy colours with gold wings. The topper was this things eyes.....they litterally were like 1/4 inch out and very "buggy". I didn't manage to say anything to them, but after we got home, the kids just kept looking at it and asking me, "what is it?", "why did he give you that mom?" , "Uncle Robert (an assumed name) lol, is weird mom"

My youngest daughter actually wanted to send it to the Ellen show as she was showcasing weird gifts once. (She didn't know it had met an unfortunate demise the year earlier)

Great giveaway, thanks.

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Vanessa said...

Please don't enter me, I'm trying to do my own give aways! The most bizarre gift I ever received was from my Mom and it was Granny slippers. I opened them, stared at her, and she says, oh, looks like your Grandmother got your digital picture frame and you got her slippers. You can keep those, I'm not paying shipping twice! Ummm, yeah. They became a donation at a retirement home and Grandma who doesn't have a computer, taped a picture to her digital frame and set it on the TV. Yeah, read that last line again and let it sink it for full effect.

Sharon said...

After work Christmas party, co worker forgot supermarket very close to job site, I got an assortment of package cookies yes package cookies family size packs, oreo, chips ahoy, peanutbutter, they were wrapped in white paper from the meat dept a gift from fellow male co worker. Thanks for the contest

Bunny B said...

Well, I know I once got a re-gifted gift because the thing look old. It was an ugly ceramic paper holder with paper inside it -- the flimsy paper type. Ugh.

bunnybx at gmail . com

Natalie Jane said...

Well, it was kind of a gift. A girl gave me giftwrapped panties that she found in her boyfriends room. She thought they were mine. They weren't. So I regifted them back.

Cool giveaway.

Auburn Kat said...

I was thinking about you yesterday after I heard about the earthquake...glad you and your family are safe and sound!

The Green Yak said...

On my 16th birthday, a good friend of mine gave me several gifts. Most of them were amazing and wonderful ... and then there was The Statue. It was a painted wooden carving, about a foot high, of a man in a grass skirt typing on a laptop. Umm... no idea what that was about :-D

greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

Ginny said...

We did a Christmas exchange in 5th grade. My mom went out & bought a really nice gift, even went over a bit. I came home with a DIRTY rabbit foot. She was so upset for me. It was really bad. In a way we felt bad for the girl giving it though.

Michelle said...

oh I would love some BlogHer swag...that would make me feel like maybe I was there for a brief moment....

I'm loving these weird gifts comments!! Mine's not weird in hindsight, but freshman year of high school I got a dictionary from my parents for my birthday. I didn't know the phrase WTF at that point in my life, but if I had, I would have uttered it. Seriously. As a birthday gift?!?! Anyway, it became tradition, and my brothers knew it was coming when they started high school as well!

Natalie said...

For our wedding we got this weird little wooden figure that had a teeter totter on it...it was hideously ugly. LOL! It was off to the thrift shop ASAP!

scblog at hotmail dot com

Renee G said...

My oddest gift was from my grandmother for my sweet 16 party. She bought me a footlong plastic mosquito...

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

B2G said...

The worst gift I ever got a was a trip to Vegas that never happened.

I was a nanny for 5 kids under the age of 8 WITHOUT PAY and in exchange was promised a trip to Vegas, the object of my heart's desire.

4 years later? I have never been to Vegas.

She Became a Butterfly said...

i think i win in this category. this guy i was dating wrapped up my own coat (that i'd apparently left at his house) and gave it to me for christmas! my.own.coat!!!!!

sigh.

she
pookielocks[at]yahoo[dot]com
http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net

redfantum said...

Luckily I never got anything really gross like some people. My strangest was a bunch of plastic grapes. Just the one bunch. Umm.. what was I supposed to do with that?

Stephanie said...

Hmmm, bizarre gift, my brother gave me a big picture frame with pics of all my ex-boyfriends. Talk about bizarre!

a little bird said...

I'm glad you are OK after the quake... I'm sorry I missed it actually, I've always wanted to experience one!

my most bizarre gift....

when I was five I asked my grandfather for a "glass eye," because he was an eye surgeon. so for christmas he gave me one.

i loved it!

nerdgirlsspace said...

Um mine is more of a bizarre story! I was a HORRIBLE snooper as a kid... I would unwrap and rewrap christmas gifts... one christmas as a preteen I begged for a stereo... mom and dad went out and I ran downstairs to the 'christmas present' room and was so excited that I found I rectangular box about the right size for a 'boom box' (80's lingo) that I didnt even bother to snoop further ... lo and behold on Christmas ... I ripped open my new STEREO to find ... a ... fishtank.

Fishtank? Im 12 and wanted a stereo lol. Mind you now I'd love one! =)

Anonymous said...

DH received a dead bat in a jar from his sister and a taxidermied baby crocodile head from his mother as a teen. If those aren't the two most bizarre birthday gifts you've ever heard of...

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brandy said...

oh man, my grandma was the queen of out there gifts lol. Some of the stuff she gave me I still can't figure out what it is.

like once in a big box I got this crazy looking statue of something that I still don't know waht it is lol.

xbrandy04x [at] aim [dot] com

scrappysue said...

yay this is great! plse enter me - i'm hosting too

hazel said...

I got a bit of wood and a funny looking shell. My dad loves to give bits of wood.
mitanari@yahoo.com

Lucinda H said...

Most bizarre gift I ever got was a tube of denture adhesive from my Grandmother...I dont have false teeth!! Thanks for the contest!

Betsy said...

My mother-in-law gave me a gift bag full of hotel soaps and shampoos for Christmas. She travels with her job and saved them all year long. Boy did I feel special!

emerzim said...

Someone gave my son some very pink, very frilly socks for his 1st birthday. Odd.

Kristin said...

Someone gave us a cooler with live lobsters in it! Quite unexpected when we opened it, LOL.

CageQueen said...

I thought of a weird gift!!! I've no idea how I could've forgotten this!! I am in a wedding this weekend as Matron of Honor and one of the fellow bridesmaids had not been pulling her weight so I sent her an email telling her as much. Well, this past Saturday was the bachelorette party and while there she gave me a "thank you" gift for eerything I have been doing. Inside was...

wait for it...

wait for it...

Sex stuff. That's right: clitoral lube, cherry flavored dick slick and some sex oil for massage.

It should be known that I have only met this girl twice. Ever. That's a pretty bizarre gift to give someone you don't know. Hell, it's weird to give anyone even if you DO know them!

Memarie Lane said...

The strangest gift I've ever gotten was a XXL t-shirt. I wear a size 2.

CageQueen said...

Dan Mega needs to win, hands down.

CrystalGB said...

One year for Christmas, my mother in law gave us a wallhanging that feathers and beads all over it. We had no idea which end was the top.

Kimberly said...

My uncle Eddie (God Bless him) was always buying little gifts for my cousins. I used to spend summers with them so I guess he felt like I was left out and he wanted to get me a gift one day. So he gave me a bust of Michael Jacksons head (wearing that red leather jacket he always wore). I could have died!!!! It was hideous!!!! Everyone (my aunt, my cousins, some friends that were over) burst out laughing hysterically but my uncle didn't see the humor in it. He was giving me a gift from his heart because he knew the kids (back in the 80's) loved to listen to Michael Jackson so he thought I'd like the gift.

It was pretty scary!!! LOL!

Jenn said...

I was given a ginormous paper mache parrot by the in-laws one year. Red, yellow, orange, green, and purple. Subdued? No.

Ashleigh said...

A coloring book...from the dollar store....from my uncle who is into art- come on! I was 18 and really not into coloring in between the lines!

Julie D said...

21 years ago, for my wedding, my husband's aunt gave us a HUGE cabbage shaped soup tureen. We had no idea what to do with it. My sister liked it, so I gave it to her. Later, my aunt asked us about it. We admited that we had passed it on. She started howling, "I have no idea what possessed me to get the awful thing!"

Meemer said...

i once won a car care gift set. i was 16 years old with my dad, at checker auto parts. it was awesome. i gave my dad the rest, but kept the official "club" to keep my '78 pinto from being stolen. yeah, it rocked.

Katrina said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

Meg said...

When I was 9 my grandma gave me a Bill Cosby book about being a dad for Christmas. What?!!!
1. I was 9
2. I will NEVER be a father seeing how Im a girl. RANDOM!!!
Fun Giveaway-thanks!
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

robin_titan said...

when i was in second grade we all had a secret santa and i forgot what i gave considering how my mom shopped for the gift herself because i'm not a good gift giver, not even at that age, so...someone gave me a really really really bad gift. i recieved a wrapped up pen TOP, a pen TOP, and what was worse that that, yeah worse, was that it was all chewed up(eww!!) that's it no pen no nice christmas gift, just an old chewed up icky pen top.
it was the worst present i have ever gotten.

lc_intocable at yahoo.com

ShaunJoy said...

I started dating my future husband soon before my birthday. He gave me an assortment of children's toys -- sidewalk chalk, bike bell, glow in the dark stars, etc., etc. I wasn't too impressed, but apparently forgave him! :)

shaunjoy(at)juno(dot)com

Cristina said...

The most bizarre gift I've ever received was a wedding gift from the vice president of my husband's old job. A USED iron! Yes, it was scorched at the bottom. The card said, something like, "Be sure to always iron out your differences." Which was a nice sentiment... But a used burnt iron? Ok.

Playful Professional said...

I just got a pregnancy test in my PAF gift package last week. That was pretty bizzare!!

family said...

The most bizarre gift I've ever received was one of those singing fish things. Weird...

Kathy
bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Charlotte said...

Ok, I can't believe I'm admitting this. One year, my husband's friend bought us something from the "adult" store. It had feathers on one end...well anyway, it was a bit embarrassing! In retaliation, my husband bought a bullwhip for the friend. Those two are just crazy! Please don't hold it against me. :)

Sweetpeas said...

Soon after we were married, dh was wanting ideas to tell his family to get me/us so I went through the Disney catalog and marked a wide variety of items that I'd like, making sure there was a wide range of prices & such. MIL decided on what she wanted to get me (I don't remember what it was now), but then when it was out of stock she bought me a Christmas nightshirt (that I had NOT marked, what newly married 20-something wants a nightshirt?) and "explained" that she'd wanted to get me whatever but since it was out-of-stock she just bought something else the same price & I could exchange it for what she originally wanted to get me?!?!? Now (a) the thing she wanted to get me was from the website & the nightshirt was from the Disney STORE and at least at that time, the 2 weren't interchangeable (so I couldn't get credit from the store & use it online) (b) it was a CHRISTMAS nightshirt & I couldn't return it till AFTER Christmas so I got like 50% credit for it because it was clearanced for it (no, she didn't include the receipt or a gift receipt).

Kristan said...

for my HS graduation my great aunt got me a game that you strap on and then pelvic thrust to get a ball through a hoop. has to be seen to be believed! :)
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alyce said...

The weirdest gift I have ever gotten was from my grandma. It was crocheted Mr. & Mrs. Claus doll heads. No bodies, no real function at all, just two holiday heads with crocheted hats that looked like the leftover halves of dolls that had faced some midieval torture machine. They freaked me out and I got rid of them shortly thereafter.

Jennifer said...

The weirdest gift I ever got was when I was about 10. We had a family Christmas party and my great aunt got me....a Christmas Tree stand. I pretended to love it and put it in my closet because, well, I am a pack rat and my parents didn't need another Chrismas Tree stand. It moved with me to different apartments where I couldn't have Christmas trees and now 20 years later I have a house and I finally use it!
Thanks for the giveaway!

lisalmg said...

The most bizarre gift I have ever gotten was a box of hair dye from my cousin for Christmas one year.
Thanks for having this giveaway!

Lilith Silvermane said...

Ok.. the wierdest gift I ever got.

A raccoons(manhood) Yes, his little um... Yea.

Ok.. get this. Male raccoons have bones in their "privates" and they are considered good luck for some poker players.

I have two of them...

.........I tuck them in my bra when I play...

....................I am pretty darn good!

*sighs*... Now I feel a little wierd admitting that, I'm going to sulk back to my neck of the woods.

Come and see my giveaway!
http://crunchygreenmom.blogspot.com

doozercries said...

i got a ceramic shoe coin bank from a guy who had a crush on me in high school. That thing was painted neon green and purple. I didn't have the heart to say i didn't like it so i pretended i did. lol as soon as he left it went behind some curtains in my bedroom, never to be seen again!

Tammy said...

I got some 'disco yarn' seriously (I knit now but at the time I didn't) -- it was green with all these silver and gold knobbies all over it, and it wasn't even soft or anything like that -- who buys yarn for someone who doesn't knit? Bizarre.

pierce said...

A bunch of toilet paper, and it wasnt even a full pack. It was like 3 rolls and one was half-used. Ouch.

Anonymous said...

Enter me for this great giveaway. One pretty weird that I got for Christmas one year was a Garfield holiday toilet seat.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Maxie said...

I once gave someone a gift certificate to The Knife Corner. It was a hunting store that only sold knives (kind of creepy.)

Karen said...

At my husband's corporate Family Christmas Party last year, we played White Elephant with every family member playing if you brought a gift, which all 5 of us did. His co-workers GF had planned their gifts. Our kids are 2, 4, and 6. The 6 year old got the gift from the GF and it was an adult toy used for the behind! He had no idea what it was, fortunately, and the GF thought the inappropriate gift was funny, but no one else did. Her BF dumped her when he got in HUGE trouble over it. The Boss was not amused that anyone would bring that to a family party and not stop a child from opening it, neither were we. We left it there and gave our son one of our gifts.

Michael said...

In high school I gave a friend a fish shaped nightlight and she gave me a fish paperweight. I'm not sure why we exchanged fish gifts...

stephanie said...

hmm....a spatula with an egg on it. kinda wierd because it was in with a bag of office like stuff...post-its, calendar, pins, etc. HA!

cmartin0055 said...

Most unusual gift was a PMS gift basket, given to me by my Boss! I guess she always wondered why I waas so cranky at work!

Richelle said...

One of the worst when I was a teenager was a sweatshirt from my grandma that had a cute little lacy collar on it--it was exactly like what SHE would wear.

misty said...

Every year, my MIL gets me the same exact perfume. The weird thing is, is that I told her I do not wear that kind... lol. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

tiffannhm said...

The most bizarre gift I ever received was a stocking stuffer from my then husband. He actually had the never to put a tiny bottle of laundry detergent in my stocking! He just thought it was tiny and cute and that I might like it...HELLO?

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
tiffanyannrosson at yahoo dot com

Audra Marie said...

By far, the weirdest gift someone gave me was in high school. This guy I knew bought a birthday gift and insisted I open it in front of everyone at the lunch table. I opened the box and saw this white chocolate bar (I LOVE white chocolate) in a weird shape. I turned the box slightly and oh. my. gosh. It was in the shape of a male body part! I turned a deep shade of red, and slammed the lid back on while everyone laughed.

Then he insisted I had to try it so I opened the box, looked at him, grabbed it and snapped it in half. Guys groaned and the girls ate the white chocolate.

I have no idea what possessed him to get it!

Anyway. :) This would be so fun to win. :)

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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