Funny-not-funny gifts…

Have you ever been
given the kind of gift that makes you want to question whether the
gift-giver in question knows you at all?! You know, the kind of gift
that makes you narrow your eyebrows and your jaw drops and nothing
but a, ‘Eh?’ escapes your lips? Well, I’ve had quite a few of those
gifts over the years, and to be honest I look back and laugh…

My favourite of all
of them was a shiny red mop bucket and fancy mop for Christmas four
year’s ago from Warren. He was so proud as he handed it over, I
looked at him, he looked at me and he said, ‘You said how much you’d
like a new one…’

I stared, a bit
shocked but also a bit happy. It was a decent mop, you know what I
mean?! Even now, several long years later, we laugh and joke bout it
and I kinda give him the ‘death stare’, just so he knows never to buy
me a mop again, for Christmas anyway…

I thought I’d reach
out to some other (very lovely) bloggers and they were kind enough to
share their funny-not-funny gift experiences…

‘A belly button
warmer. Even more useless since I don’t have a belly
button!’ –The Incidental Parent
‘I got a fossil. Not
quite sure what I’m meant to do with it. It’s in the attic somewhere!
No idea where hubby got it from. It was one of the first gifts he
gave me!’  – Lylia Rose.

‘Not me, but my dad
has outdone himself over the years. Bought my mum a deer head
thermometer for reading air temp (??). And another year bought her a
packet cake mix because she wanted a cake?’ –Bare Mother.
‘I once asked my
father in law about a telescope the school he worked in was getting
rid of (for my daughter) … I ended up getting a cheap kids
telescope for Christmas…’ – Arepops.
 
‘I was given a
magnum of prosecco as a Christmas gift when I was 6 months pregnant.
Wasn’t amused at all, but at least I’ve enjoyed it post baby! –One Small Human.
‘In the early days
of our marriage my husband bought me a cookery book because he wanted
me to make him some of the things in it. He has come a long way since
then!’ –Falcondale Life.

‘My husband bought
me the most enormous Italian dictionary one year while I was in uni
because I’d mentioned I needed a new one … I didn’t mean I wanted
it as a gift. We do laugh about it, and his friends mock him for
being so daft!’ –Baby Holiday.

‘Secret Santa at
work I once got a single pair of knickers. In a size bigger than I
need. Quite nice pants so not a joke present. To this day I have no
idea who got them, or what they were
thinking.’ – Someone’s Mum.

‘I once received a
soap moulder. Mould back together bits of old soap, ‘Because I like
to save money’…’ – Katy Kicker.
 

I actually cried
laughing at these, and then I smiled because I felt a little less
alone in the ‘funny-not-funny’ world of gifting haha!

Have you ever
received a funny-not-funny gift? Tell me all about it!
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