These Are the Worst Gifts You Could Possibly Bring to a Kid's Birthday Party
Hosting your child's birthday means that you're going to be left with a stack of presents from their well-meaning pals (and their parents), and for the most part, it's all appreciated and all good (especially if it comes with a gift receipt . . . ). But every now and then, the birthday boy or girl rips into their stash of loot only to find something completely and totally bizarre/unwanted/horrific/questionable. Case in point: these nine really, really bad gift ideas. Source: Flickr user Daniel Messer
An Ant Farm
My skin's crawling just looking at the box . . . is yours?
A Sexed-Up Doll
Unless that's, you know, their thing.
A Baby Beer Bottle
Babies + alcohol? Not so much a foolproof recipe for humor.
A Toy Gun
Unless the intent is to instigate a political dialogue, steer clear of this, please.
Nope, no good vibrations here.
A Massive Ride-On Toy
Especially not if they live in an apartment. Or if they're already on the brink of outgrowing it.
A Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Do NOT let the nostalgia factor cloud your judgment here, moms and dads. I can tell you from personal experience that there is absolutely nothing fun about attempting to manually churn an ice cube into a thimble-size cup of slush with your 2-year-old.
A Potentially Offensive Piece of Apparel
Yes, I laughed at this. But would I put my baby in it? Hell no.
Unless you also plan on swinging by to clean out the mucky mess of a tank every few days, leave the sea monkeys where they belong . . . in the sea.