Your worst Christmas presents

I have two;

First one was a Fashion Wheel. "A what?" you cry. A Fashion wheel; three flat discs of plastic embossed with various designs, for tops, bottoms and shoes, set on a platform. The idea was that you moved the discs, created your unique design, then traced it onto a bit of paper. It was crap. Utter crap. What made it worse was my brother was given a Big Trak that year. If you're of a certain age, you'll remember Big Trak (although it was re-issued last year) and know how completely awesome it was.

The other one was a hooooooge horrible teddy bear my brother gave me the first year I was at University. It had paisley patches on its cheeks, which glowed when you pressed its paw. It also played terribly tiny music when its paw was pressed. It gave me the heebie-jeebies, and when I went back to college after the Christmas break, I left it at home. This upset my brother, who had apparently wanted to get me something special as he missed me when I went off to Uni. So, it came to live in my college flat, where it was subjected to a lot of abuse from mates.

Anyway, I have now bought a Big Trak, pick it up tomorrow. Very exciting.
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  • I once got a piece of string stuck to a piece of card printed with illustrations of how to tie different knots. That was phenomenally shit.
  • I got a jumper with little  reindeer on it. I was 33image
  • Never had a bad present, if anyone thinks of me I appreciate it even if the gifts are not what I like or would buy myself.
  • Contractions from my unborn son, who threatened to be very early
  • A Christmassy oven glove and tea towel set.  One of many reasons he's now an ex husband.
  • Crazy Diamond  wrote (see)
    A Christmassy oven glove and tea towel set.  One of many reasons he's now an ex husband.


    an hoover would have been better eh? -lol

  • Smoke detector x2
  • When I was a kid we were so skint one year - mum got divorced and disabled in the same year, really unusual in '60's and no welfare as such for her - we got given presents from a charity. They gave me an annual on ponies - just what every penniless kid in a threadbare council house needs when there's hardly any food in the cupboards!
  • Pink knitted toilet roll cover... Wtf!
  • First Christmas present from (then) future in-laws - knitted loo roll cover - Barbie-type doll with long knitted pale yellow skirt that covered loo roll.imageimageimage

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3077/2645087775_147ee2a535.jpg

    Funny how they're now my ex in-laws.

  • A chemistry set; it was rubbish... no deadly poisons, nothing to make high explosives with, no napalm, nothing to reanimate dead beetles and frogs - just some funny powders, a couple of test tubes and a wooden rack.
  • An almond toblerone.

    Again. image

    I am severely allergic to nuts and milk.

  • As its pointy and hard I might just shove it right up their.....image
  • Jeepers your loo roll holder was much better than mine image Mine was just the bottom half - no doll or extra decoration.
  • A beige jumper...   something that a 75 yr old might wear..    image

  • a "grow your own herb" kit.......was interested until i realised it was Chives.image
  • An owl shaped oven glove..................also from an ex m-i-l
  • any present that puts the giver in debt........spoils it knowing they can't afford it image
  • From my ex M-i-L a tiny enamalled pen which wouldn't write.  The following year a basic cook book which I took great offence at as I was a far better cook than her.
  • I would like to make it ENTIRELY clear that the afore-posted photo was merely representative and NOT the actual present.

    Funnily enough, it was lost when I moved house.

  • Corinthian wrote (see)
    A chemistry set; it was rubbish... no deadly poisons, nothing to make high explosives with, no napalm, nothing to reanimate dead beetles and frogs - just some funny powders, a couple of test tubes and a wooden rack.


    Hahahahahaha image I always wanted one  - glad I never did now!

    Mine, by a VERY long way was a plastic money box, shaped like a granny sitting in a rocking chair, from my nan. Jaw-droppingly awful and she would have been much better off keeping the 50p or so it must have cost her herself image

  • A plastic buttoner.....it produced a plastic tie such as those that hold price labels on goods in shops. The idea being that I would no longer need to sew buttons on shirts and jackets. I got that from family!

    In all seriousness it still hurts to think of it. 

  • Ironwolf - I got a book on parenting from someone who wasn't a parent. The stuff in it was highly insulting, suggesting that children should only be brought up with their mum and dad being married, that if your child cried it was because you didn't love them enough.
    Being a single parent for a very very good reason I was incredibly hurt...
  • erm...

    My mother once bought me a chav-tastic baby pink "house suit", made from towelling material with a dimante encrusted crown logo akin to very very fake "Rock & Republic".  It really was hideous.

    I must be the postman's.  image

  • Nam - my stepmother bought me something similar the year I asked for jim-jams. I pointed out the ones I liked in M&S, a red and blue tartan-ish affair. How she got from them to bright pink, shiny, diamonte encrusted horrors I do not know.
  • The only really awful present I had as a kid was a mahoossive walking and talking doll, which I'm sure my parents in the 70s must have paid a bomb for, but I remember being utterly, utterly petrified of it!!!!!

    It gave me nightmares knowing it was in the room.  image

    It was almost as tall as me.... the weird stare and blink... the weird voice (like a 5-years old female version of Stephen Hawking)... the bit where it would start singing this weird song and get stuck and repeat a word over and over until you slapped it... the weird robotic walk...

    image

    **shudders**

  • My Canadian Aunt has given me some pretty grim things over the years.

    The worst was when I was in my teens, a bright red, nylon fleece-y fabric, adult-sized babygro type of thing.

    I think it was designed for sleeping in. 

  • Before becoming a reborn runner I was a regular match angler, probably fishing something like 40 or 50 matches per year. My auntie & uncle sent me a beginners instant fishing kit, some of which was actualy illegal to use, and the rest of which was absolutely useless.
  • Corinthian wrote (see)
    A chemistry set; it was rubbish... no deadly poisons, nothing to make high explosives with, no napalm, nothing to reanimate dead beetles and frogs - just some funny powders, a couple of test tubes and a wooden rack.


    I got one of those when I was about 10. My cousins and I read the safety bit about drinking milk if you accidentally swallow any of the chemicals.

    We spent a Saturday afternoon eating the chemicals, drinking milk and making ourselves sick. It was more fun than the proper experiments image

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