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    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 9th Jul 18, 2:31 PM
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    worst wedding gift?
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    • 9th Jul 18, 2:31 PM
    worst wedding gift? 9th Jul 18 at 2:31 PM
    I've got a wedding to go to soon, and I've no idea what to get the happy couple. Might be an IKEA voucher at this rate. (Well, everyone likes IKEA.. don't they?)

    Anyway, Metro have run an article on the worst wedding presents people have received, so I wondered. slightly tongue in cheek, if anyone here received any 'howlers' for their wedding present? Please share

    My cousin and his first wife received a teapot in the shape of a thatched cottage, decorated with rose bushes, a pair of cutesy country children and, most bizarrely of all, geese. It was one of the most hideous things Ive ever seen. I think it was from a distant relative of the bride I honestly wondered if shed offended them in some way. Who thinks a 20 year-old pregnant bride desperately needs a cottage-shaped ---king teapot?! It gave us all a good laugh at least.
    (Disclaimer any wedding gift is a wonderful gesture, its the thought that counts, accept with a gracious smile blah blah blah) TT Mumsnet
    If you've got any ideas for a genuinely nice present that would also be welcome

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/04/aisle-keep-the-receipt-we-reveal-the-weirdest-wedding-gifts-people-have-received-and-how-to-avoid-making-the-same-mistake-7675386/
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 9th Jul 18, 2:52 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 2:52 PM
    I love the fact that when you scroll past the article there are genuine adverts for possible wedding gifts, the first of which is quite possibly the naffest pair of vases I've seen this side of the 70s.
    Last edited by NaughtiusMaximus; 09-07-2018 at 2:59 PM.
    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 9th Jul 18, 3:51 PM
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    I love the fact that when you scroll past the article there are genuine adverts for possible wedding gifts, the first of which is quite possibly the naffest pair of vases I've seen this side of the 70s.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    The 580 jobbies..?

    A box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates might be an idea, but if it's one of those baking hot summer days it'll probably have melted by the time we get there
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 5:38 PM
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    80? For three candles? (On the link).

    Oh, sorry, they are designer candles! Silly me!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 9th Jul 18, 5:55 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 5:55 PM
    80? For three candles? (On the link).

    Oh, sorry, they are designer candles! Silly me!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    At least they're not four candles. . .
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 6:11 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 6:11 PM
    At least they're not four candles. . .
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    I wouldn't pay 80 for 10 candles!
    Most of them smell horrid anyway.

    I might pay 80 for a fork handle with a fork on the end, plus a couple of spades, and some long-handled secateurs, though.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 9th Jul 18, 6:13 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 6:13 PM
    The 580 jobbies..?
    Originally posted by fibonarchie
    Jobbies is one word to describe them
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 9th Jul 18, 6:55 PM
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    I wouldn't pay 80 for 10 candles!
    Most of them smell horrid anyway.

    I might pay 80 for a fork handle with a fork on the end, plus a couple of spades, and some long-handled secateurs, though.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You need some "ose" as well then?
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 9th Jul 18, 8:19 PM
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    A slow/pressure cooker.

    We gave it away after about 4 years as we never used it and it was taking up valuable space in our cupboard.
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 9th Jul 18, 8:24 PM
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    Surely they have a list? Who has a wedding without a list these days? I'd just give them cash if they don't!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 9:00 PM
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    You need some "ose" as well then?
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    Actually, I could do with some new Os. The old one is full of kinks.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 9th Jul 18, 10:08 PM
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    Some old RN shipmates of mine clubbed together and bought a peer of theirs a cabbage, which was then tastefully boxed and wrapped.....it went down like a lead balloon when opened.
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    Angola rug. I appreciated the gift but it was white and shed hairs everywhere.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 11:36 PM
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    "Who gives this woman ......?"

    I gave the first Mrs. Sleazy back which says it all.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    "Who gives this woman ......?"

    I gave the first Mrs. Sleazy back which says it all.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    But did you get a refund?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 10th Jul 18, 11:05 AM
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    Just give good old beer tokens. You know, the type with pictures of the Queen on them.

    Don't know about wedding presents but my aged uncle insisted on giving my kids a Christening present even though we've never had them Christened. It was a naff box for storing teeth I think.
    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 10th Jul 18, 11:49 AM
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    Just give good old beer tokens. You know, the type with pictures of the Queen on them.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    Well, I prefer to give a gift because then it's less obvious (possibly..) that you're skint and can't afford to buy them much. They're skint too, which is some consolation I suppose.
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