OK, I'll do it... "WTF" GIFTS!

  1. So, what is it? Homemade sweater from Grandma? A fruit cake? A really hideous outfit? Some "As Seen on TV" gadget?

    What did you get that you really could have done without? What will you be returning in the next few days?

    I got this weird wine cork thing from hubby's aunt and uncle. It has a nurse on it? ***** I drink to forget about nursing....

    Hubby got (from the same couple) jumper cables. Now, I guess I could see if we had had car troubles recently and had needed to call them for assistance, perhaps, use of their jumper cables. But we didn't. And we haven't. Have 2 sets of them in fact. Just your run-of-the-mill "I don't care enough about you to buy you a personal item" gift.

    So here it is..... vent away. Long descriptions necessary, pictures a plus!

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  3. by   night owl
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER

    I got this weird wine cork thing from hubby's aunt and uncle. It has a nurse on it? ***** I drink to forget about nursing....

    ***** Now you have another reason to drink... :chuckle Let's see a picture of this contraption just for the record.
  4. by   debyan
    I got a ceramic boot, painted to look just like an old dirty boot. My sister found it in a ceramics shop, painted it herself and thought I should be given the boot. I am going to make it into a planter. WTF might as well enjoy it. deb
  5. by   kimmicoobug
    My friend got my four year old daughter 2 outfits that could fit me...
  6. by   NurseDennie
    Hubby's mother and her hubby.... I'm still a bit gobsmacked here.

    They're rich. I mean, to me, they're RICH. Live on Hilton Head Island, condo's here and there.... Well, that's not that important, but still... They decided that we should all exchange family portraits rather than real gifts this year. That's great by me - I could never afford tor eciprocate the money they spent on us. Last year they sent a HUGE professional type meat-slicer!!

    So, this year, we go and get our portrait made as a family. It's okay, we needed to do it anyway, but we're the ONLY part of the family that actually put out a $$ on the portrait. Everybody else has a digital camera and just took each other's pictures.

    But that's not the WTF part. My in-laws, along with the pictures they sent of themselves.... They sent little stuffed animal DOG TOYS for the girls!! *****?? They're cute stuffed animals, but they're DOG TOYS!!! I can see wanting to send stuffed animals to your grandkids, but their grandkids are 24 and 19 years old!

    Well. There you have it.

    Love - and Happy Christmas!!!

  7. by   hapeewendy
    hmmm flashbacking to the scene in the movie , a christmast story where poor raplhie trudges down the stairs in his pink bunny suit.........
    that had to be the biggest WTF christmas gift ever, thinking this year I dont think I've gotten any wtf gifts, my father , who I am kind of estranged with , and who has a lot of "stuff on his plate" this year, is sending me 20 bucks in a card, which I really dont need or want, I think he should give the money to his younger children , I mean to me that says "I dont know your likes or dislikes at all beacuse I really havent bothered trying to keep up with you, so heres twenty bucks"
    I'm not ungrateful but , money???????

    thats cool when youre a kid and dont have a job or anything , but hell take that 20 bucks and run to walmart or the body shop or somewhere and just get a gift certificate, at least that would make me feel like some thought went into it.....
    I'm not materialistic at all, and a simple card , hell even a phone call would have been nice.... sadly I think my father cares more about his family post divorce to my mother than he does about me, even sadder is I think he cares more about my mother (whom he left) then he does about me...I cant figure it out , ah why bother , I dont know why I get into this mode at christmas


    I'm gonna take that 20 bucks and give it to charity...
  8. by   adrienurse
    Okay. Bright yellow towels with frogs embroidered on them. *****? Frogs? I know I'm French but....
  9. by   LasVegasRN
    I got a gift certificate from my Ex (saying it was from he and Emma ) for Media Play. There is not a Media Play in Las Vegas. *****
  10. by   at your cervix
    My kids, ages 8 an 11 got towels from grandma. My 8 yo son opened his and said "Mom, are you sure this one said it was for me?" We checked the tag again and sure enough it was for him. A few min. later, my 11 yo daughter opened her gift from grandma and you guessed it, towels!!!!!
  11. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    I got a gift certificate from my Ex (saying it was from he and Emma ) for Media Play. There is not a Media Play in Las Vegas. *****
    <<<click me

    Last edit by sunnygirl272 on Dec 25, '02
  12. by   kaycee
    Every year my MIL who means well gets me a piece of clothing that looks like she picked it up at the Good Will. She didn't disappoint me again. This year it was a ribbed turtle neck that was stretched out funny and is the color of baby poop. *****
  13. by   bagladyrn
    See my description under the other thread of the lovely bright fuschia pajamas my mother gifted me with!
  14. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    ***** I drink to forget about nursing....