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Great Hunt: What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received?

Former_MSE_Sam_M Posts: 346 Forumite
edited 22 December 2015 at 6:37PM in Marriage, relationships & families
We don't want to dampen the Christmas spirit, but we are curious...

What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received?

Whether it's a dubious looking ornament from the charity shop or the wet wipes that one MSE'er received from his mum, we want to know.

Share yours below...



  • Norman-B
    Norman-B Posts: 1,638 Forumite
    First Post First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    A Tie with a stain on it!
  • Peter333
    Peter333 Posts: 2,035 Forumite
    I got THIS bloomin' horrible garden ornament several Christmasses ago! :eek:


    It went straight to a charity shop a few days later.
    You didn't, did you? :rotfl::rotfl:
  • globalds
    globalds Posts: 9,431 Forumite
    Some sheets of paper and a book on Origami.
  • heuchera
    heuchera Posts: 1,825 Forumite
    Peter333 wrote: »
    I got THIS bloomin' horrible garden ornament several Christmasses ago! :eek:


    It looks a bit like a death mask :eek: :rotfl: Not surprised you wanted rid of it!
    globalds wrote: »
    Some sheets of paper and a book on Origami.

    I quite like origami :D Can I swap it for the Yankee Candles which my in-laws bought for me one year. I can't stand the smell of them!!
    left the forum due to trolling/other nonsense
  • pigpen
    pigpen Posts: 41,065 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary Photogenic First Post
    A second hand used white towelling dressing gown.. from my brothers wife.. and to add insult it was 'for birthday & christmas' .. off to chazzer it went!
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
    Hope to be debt free until the day I die
    Mortgage-free Wannabee (05/08/30)
    6/6/14 £72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
    08/12/2023 £33602.00 (4.81% int.)
  • Georgiegirl256
    My Mam got an ashtray off her best mate many years ago. She has never smoked and absolutely detests it.
  • olgadapolga
    olgadapolga Posts: 2,280 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary Xmas Saver!
    A pack of candles (no idea why) and a "pre-loved" jumper that was too small, stained and covered in bobbles due to wear. Bypassed the charity shops, the jumper went straight in the recycling.
  • chella
    chella Posts: 309 Forumite
    a dented bottle of bubble bath that was 2 years out of date. From my MIL.
  • roobarbncustard
    A packet of tea- which had been opened! From my brother and sister- in - law
    The same year they gave my OH a way too large shirt which had been re- folded badly and stuffed back into its packaging.
    The hardest thing was stifling our giggles in front of them!
  • Deep_In_Debt
    A bottle of chocolate flavour bubble bath. Was horrible stuff.
    Debt 30k in 2008.:eek::o Cleared all my debt in 2013 and loving being debt free :)
    Mortgage free since 2014 :)
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