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What’s the Worst Gift You Ever Received?

Giving might be better than receiving and the thought may count for a lot, but some gifts are just bad. Whether it's an ugly sweater from someone who knows nothing about your taste, or a perfume that makes you sneeze, tell me what presents make your personal hall of fame for worst gifts ever. I'll be sure to avoid buying them when I do my holiday shopping!

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peaches12 peaches12 6 years
my boyfriend makes over 6 digits a year. he went to vegas and brought me back a carton of cigarettes. i think he might be my soon to be ex boyfriend.
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
@okay spacekat-i hate you! that is the coolest gift EVER (the motorcyle, i mean) the worst gift i've gotten was makeup from my idiotic ex-girlfriend. did she know whether the makeup would go with my skintone, or if it would make me break out? no. the idiot just bought makeup for me from someone at her job when we had been in a relationship for 2 weeks. she knew i wasn't pleased. i bought her a bunch of cute ralph lauren boxers 2 weeks later to help lead her in the right gift giving direction ( i knew she liked boxers, i knew she liked ralph lauren, and i knew what size she was...all done by asking, observing, and a little snooping, gift giving does not need to be rocket science.)
QueenB75 QueenB75 7 years
my grandma once got me an assortment of outfits from The Children's Place store when i was in middle school as a bday gift. (i guess she didn't know that the clothes in that store were aimed for toddlers to 3rd graders...) needless to say, she had me wear one of them to school that day, where i got some pretty awful looks. i was never so embarrassed in my life.
Vivithy Vivithy 7 years
A "friend" got me a perfum called ANIMAL... and exactly, this perfum smelt to animal. :(
IreneC IreneC 7 years
I got a used boxed of dominoes from the 80's, but this white elephant party was in 2008. okok, its a joke gift. funny funny, but its not funny when you brought a $20 milk shake maker and leave with junk that you wouldn't even want to be paid to have. I feel better when i hear other people getting screwed too:
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
"you should sell it on Ebay and donate the money to some sort of animal rights charity!" I was going to sell it on Ebay :) I just keep forgetting. Now it's packed away because I moved recently.
amelioratelj amelioratelj 7 years
I can't think of a gift that I really hated. I'm really happy to get anything! My family is also incredibly thoughtful, so I don't have to worry much. The only thing I can think of is this year.... my husband was unemployed during my birthday, and we were low on cash, so he didn't get me anything. But he didn't even get or make me a card, or take me out, or do ANYTHING special. Nor did he mention not doing anything for my birthday. It really hurt my feelings :/
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
CG -that's funny! Like the Griswold's getting the crazy aunt's cat wrapped in a box!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
A tube of Denture adhesive. from my grandmother who just wrapped whatever she had in her bathroom.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
The worst gift I ever got was for my 18th Birthday. I had been dating a boy for over two years and he decided that I NEEDED a champagne flute for my birthday. Despite the fact that I don't usually drink champagne. It would have been nice if it was crystal or engraved or even cut glass, but it was plastic and had "happy 18th" written on it in chunderous gold text (Note: I HATE gold!). The kicker came when I saw the exact same flutes at the two dollar store. The same boy also gave me non-alcoholic cooking wine. I don't cook with wine, I prefer to drink it. Another ex also gave me a cheap gold and ruby necklace. I know he meant well but I hate gold, and I'm not so fond of rubies either. I keep meaning to sell the bloody thing and buy myself something nice with it.
biarose biarose 7 years
danakscully64's- you should sell it on Ebay and donate the money to some sort of animal rights charity!
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
A bagel slicer from my aunt.
janneth janneth 7 years
Good for you, MissS.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
My fathers side of the family has a worship thing over boys. My mother was treated like total crap becuase her and my father had 4 girls. His mother and father wouldn't even come to the hospital when we were all born. They were unable to tell what gender one of my middle sisters was, so it was a surprise birth. They called after she was born to ask, and then declined to come visit when they learned she was a girl. Total jerks, i swear. My father was the youngest male, the baby. So it was such a dissapointment for them that he had no boys. So with that back story out, I am his oldest daughter and the first to have a great grandchild. She was a girl, of course, and they didn't even acknowledge her birth. For her first Christmas, which was a week after she was born, they sent her a couple sleepers. The kicker is they were dark red and blue, covered in fire trucks and puppies... Pretty crappy. I'm having a boy for our second, and they are all happy.. and seriously on crack if they think they are going to be allowed to treat my daughter like crap and worship my son. Sorry, no thanks.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
i received a set of brushes from my ex-bf's parents. it was sweet that they thought of me...but if you know me and my straight straight hair, you would know that i rarely brush me hair. i would have rather have had a coldplay cd or the vs card :)
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
When I was in 5th grade, I was learning to play the flute in band, and my parents thought it would be a good idea to get me a music stand for my birthday. Now I'm all for practical gifts, and even at the time I was embarrassed that I couldn't help that my only reaction was to cry. I cried a lot. Admitting that story, I feel like a spoiled brat (I wasn't!), but I think since it was my parents I wasn't afraid to show how I really felt! :-(
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