WIN a £50 Interflora gift card just in time for Christmas

by Charlotte.Barnes on November 23, 2011

Interflora Gift CardTell us about your worst ever Christmas present and you could win a £50 Interflora gift card.

We’ve all been there – unwrapping a Christmas present we didn’t really want then having to force a smile and a ‘thank you’. Wouldn’t it be so much better if you could just choose your own gift?

Well, we’re giving you the chance to win a £50 Interflora gift card for you to give to a loved one. It’s simple – you send your wishes, they choose their gift.

That means whoever you give the gift card to will be able to choose something they really want from Interflora, making it perfect for family and friends who are tricky to buy for.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave a comment on this page telling us about the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received. Anything where you desperately wish you’d had your choice of gift instead!

The competition closes on November 28th. After then we will choose the winner.

We look forward to reading your entries. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

* This prize draw is open to UK residents excluding employees of Interflora British Unit, or any of its subsidiary companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this promotion.
* To qualify for entry to the competition, simply submit a comment describing your worst Christmas present by Monday 28th November.
* This competition is limited to one entry per person.
* The winner will be chosen on Wednesday 30th November 2011. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered.
* The winner will be selected notified via email by 5pm Friday 2nd December 2011. In the unfortunate event of the winner failing to notify us of their details by 5pm Wednesday 7th December 2011, a new winner will be selected.
* By entering this competition you give permission for promotional activity around this competition to be used by Interflora British Unit.
* The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given.
* Entry is deemed as acceptance of the terms & conditions.
* These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.
* This competition is run by Interflora British Unit.

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{ 145 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura clegg 23 Nov 2011 at 3:35 pm

A cool bag… Nothing in it. Just a cool bag! From my nan! Haha

Romana Richards 23 Nov 2011 at 3:37 pm

Ages ago I used to play the piano quite well. Recently, after many years (30 maybe and a lot of water under the bridge) of not playing or indeed owning one to play, my brother, of all people, gave me a metronome to assist me in keeping time.

Viki Gray 23 Nov 2011 at 3:38 pm

A few years ago now when I was married I received a sandwich toaster off my husband. Not even an all singing and dancing one just a regular sandwich toaster, and not because I’d asked for it either but because he wanted one. Worst Christmas present ever!!

Wendy McDonald 23 Nov 2011 at 3:40 pm

My dear old Nan bought me a vanity set including a brush, comb and mirror. She must have got it second hand because the brush and comb were filled with someone else’s long hairs! Ew!!

katie corr 23 Nov 2011 at 3:49 pm

my worst xmas gift was was a load of weight loss products,a dvd,slimming pants +a diet plan didnt make me feel very good about myself!it was a family member who gave it to me aswell,the cheek!

Katherine Grant 23 Nov 2011 at 3:57 pm

A ceramic biscuit barrel from my In-Laws. Hubby got a top of the line, just out in the shops portable digital radio from them, I got a biscuit barrel!

Leanne McLoughlin 23 Nov 2011 at 4:07 pm

It’s a close call – either the fake perfume (stank of wee) and fake sweatshirt my mum bought me when I was 15 – bless her she didn’t realise they weren’t genuine. No no no it has to be my other halfs lovely gift of a soap dispenser for our 2nd Christmas together (when I still lived with my mum!) – Maybe he was trying to tell me I was too dirty! lol

juliet mulholland 23 Nov 2011 at 4:13 pm

One year I got a book I’d previously received from the same person the year before!?

Lindy 23 Nov 2011 at 4:26 pm

When I was 20 and a size 8, I got a size 18 dressing gown from my boyfriend at the time. It was from Asda on christmas eve and was all they had left. I did marry him but I still don’t let him forget that awful present.

michelle bradley 23 Nov 2011 at 4:50 pm

My ex husband got me a radio remote control car for xmas was totally gutted by it.

Pete 23 Nov 2011 at 4:51 pm

I have had many years of bad presents brought me mainly from my brother! But last year took the prize for the worst present ever! He decided it was a good idea to buy me a USB 4 into 1 adapter! The only thing which was mildly entertaining was the it was shaped like a robot and its eyes light up, however I must point out I am 32 not 8!! I think I may give it him back this year and see how he likes it!!!

Sharon Goodwin 23 Nov 2011 at 5:53 pm

The worst Christmas present ever was a contraption with capsules for giving up smoking … and I don’t smoke!

Linda MacDonald 23 Nov 2011 at 6:04 pm

A brass door knocker of William Shakespeare – from a great aunt when I was a student and didn’t have a front door.

Crystal Mse 23 Nov 2011 at 6:10 pm

I got a fake dog poop from a “friend”

Vanessa Cox 23 Nov 2011 at 7:00 pm

The worst Christmas present was an out-of-date chocolate box from a colleague! Nice try ….

Kirk Lawrence 23 Nov 2011 at 7:17 pm

Hmm worst Christmas present ever, that would have to be a snowball from my childhood friend. It was a sweet gesture, but it was more dirt, leaves and stones than snow.

PembsGirl 23 Nov 2011 at 7:32 pm

My (very) ex BF bought me a pair of wellies for Christmas, definitely a truly awful present. He also bought ‘me’ a car radio (fitted it in his own vehicle tho) and also gave me a free Reader’s Digest recipe book.

There were other spectacular non-presents – annoying kitchen appliances. And a survival suit (so I could go with him on his regular winter fishing trips…turned out he had also told his teen son that he’d bought it for him, which made it slightly awkward when he then invited both of us on the same fishing trip.

Stick with flowers – easy to organise and gloriously, fabulously indulgent. Works for me 🙂

Gill Trott 23 Nov 2011 at 8:04 pm

I received a packet of bath salts that had obviously been a recycled present many times as the edges were all bashed and frayed and the lettering was coming off the box!!!

Margaret 23 Nov 2011 at 8:52 pm


My worst Christmas present ever was last year nothing, my Daughter-in -Law insisted she would choose it, my son didn’t object and she forgot! I am still waiting for my Christmas present!

Natasha 23 Nov 2011 at 8:52 pm

My husband got me a set of scales, he was really pleased with his purchase, telling me that it would measure my hydration & fat levels!!! Great thank you love, that’s the good thing about being a bit plump, you have thick skin…..

rose 23 Nov 2011 at 8:56 pm

So, down we went christmas morning & all wrapped up beautifully under the tree was an interesting looking present addressed to me from my hubby. However, when I unwrapped it, I looked a little blank at him .. “What is it”? I said, so he pipes up “its one of them fork things you hold up to the wall and it tells you how much moisture is in the plaster! … mmmmm how useful and it went with my other present quite well .. a laser measuring tool … won’t be in too much of a rush this year 🙁

Petra Sale 23 Nov 2011 at 9:06 pm

Th worst pressie I ever got for Christmas was a gigantic stuffed, cuddly banana! It was so gross, bright yellow and stood about 6 foot off the floor…..with a really evil grin on its face!!

Lisa Wells 23 Nov 2011 at 10:12 pm

a pair of mens grey jogging bottoms…thankyou so much hubby xx

Beverley 23 Nov 2011 at 10:38 pm

Well, I have two, though I think one was a mistake. I received a 3-pack of boxer shorts from my grandma. Confused and disappointed, I laid them to one side and watched as my husband opened his present from my grandma. He had a 3-pack of lacy undies! Bless her!

However, the worst present I ever received was a tin of Roses – when I opened it, it seemed a little empty – then I saw the empty, screwed up wrappers in the tin! The giver had eaten all their (and my!!) favourite ones before wrapping the tin up! Cheek!

Alexis Pettie 23 Nov 2011 at 11:14 pm

My worst present has got to be a bottle of bubble bath from my nana when i was 16, she heard my Mum say i couldn’t use bubble bath to my Auntie, but my dear old Nana thought she said i use it all the time. Bless she was 89

donna scott 24 Nov 2011 at 12:12 am

i was looking at some microfibre clothes in the pound shop when shopping with my sister to my realisation they were not very good ones ! my sister on the other hand thought i wanted some so she bought me a pack of 3 costing her £1.00 for my christmas present come on !!!

Julia Gray 24 Nov 2011 at 12:22 am

The worst pressie I remember getting was more about how it made me feel at the time than it being a truly horrible gift. I exchanged gifts with a (now) ex boyfriend who I was completely head over heels in love with – I had spent ages beautifully wrapping up a selection of presents I had chosen for him to make him feel special. When I gave them to him, he opened the back of his van and presented me with a (unwrapped as he had bought it), little see-through plastic bags containing a child size bangle, sort of thing you’d pick up at the market, that despite my best attempts I couldn’t fit over my wrist. I felt so embarrassed but thanked him profusely then cried my eyes out when he left.

manda tinsley 24 Nov 2011 at 7:24 am

My Husband told me to post about his mushroom growing kit he was bought a few years ago! He gave it a go-and grew 1 whole mushroom, which looked too iffy to eat!!!

Pam Phelan 24 Nov 2011 at 11:02 am

An alarm clock, identical to the one I had!. Not only did I hate the one I had because it woke me up with a loud siren, now I had two.

michelle moloney 24 Nov 2011 at 12:49 pm

i really wanted a game boy back when they were new. instead i got a tetris handheld game that only played tetris, i was gutted.

sima halimi 24 Nov 2011 at 3:24 pm

a toilet brush with holder

d. rooney 24 Nov 2011 at 7:50 pm

a plain bamboo tray

Laura Walker 24 Nov 2011 at 8:28 pm

My worst ever present was a second hand jumper from my gran with flying geese on the front and a pair of mans socks!! She bought my mum that year a joint of beef!

Lisa Waugh 24 Nov 2011 at 8:45 pm

My sister when we were younger gave me a christmas gift. I opened it up and there was a lovely box of chocolate eclairs. Later in the day after christmas dinner i decided to share them with the rest of the family. When i opened the box i found that my sister had already eaten half of them, put the empty wrappers back in the box. all this before wrapping them up and giving them to me as the worst christmas gift ever!!

Janet Humphrey 24 Nov 2011 at 9:25 pm

I received a Lavender gift box from a near relative – I detest the smell but because this person was staying with us, I was forced to start ‘using’ it during their stay. Smell nearly choked me.

Tamsyn Filby 24 Nov 2011 at 9:37 pm

When I was a child my aunt and uncle would buy me an empty ugly old fashioned wash bag with big floral prints almost every Christmas. It solved no useful or fun purpose for me and I would still have to write them a thank you letter for it.

claire woods 24 Nov 2011 at 9:56 pm

Every year I get a box of chocolates from my boss at work but everyone else knows I don’t really like or eat much chocolate. I usually win a bottle of wine in the work raffle too and I give that to my Mum as I’m not so keen on wine.

Pamela Clayton 24 Nov 2011 at 10:03 pm

The worst present and the one my husband is not allowed to forget was a vacuum cleaner. Christmas morning and there was this large box to the side of the tree. Go on open it he said. I was gutted. His response was that I had said we needed a new one. Yes we did need it but not as a christmas present.

Emma Howard 24 Nov 2011 at 10:08 pm

Mine was a giant motion activated frog that croaked when you went near it. Didn’t help that I have a phobia of frogs!

Hayley ANDREWS 24 Nov 2011 at 10:15 pm

an ironing board cover

Lynsey Buchanan 24 Nov 2011 at 10:32 pm

My worst gift was a Mill & Boon Boxset

wendy moore 24 Nov 2011 at 11:17 pm

Many years ago I received a stapler from my husband from xmas. I’ve never let him forget it.

deborah hume 24 Nov 2011 at 11:26 pm

some vegetables

mary chez 25 Nov 2011 at 12:00 am

A doughnut maker from my husband one year.or an ashtray (I dont smoke )mounted on an ostrich foot another year from my mother in law

Julia Drummond 25 Nov 2011 at 12:54 am

My Dad bought me a cheese grater one year for Christmas. It doesn’t sound so bad, maybe I was setting up a new home? No. I was 12.

Fran Light 25 Nov 2011 at 1:28 am

In the days before meerkats had gained a tongue-in-cheek place in popular culture (thanks to a particular series of insurance ads) I received a meerkat tea light holder!
It was hideous – basically a poorly painted ‘statue’ of two meerkats sitting either end of an old-fashioned bath, with two circular holes for tea-lights in the centre. I used it to house cacti for a while, but then I realised that looked quite obscene (!!?)so I buried it in a cupboard for a few years and then sold it at a carboot sale.

Jill Bamford 25 Nov 2011 at 9:34 am

I received a beautiful red box from my (now ex) husband. I was sure there was some beautiful lingerie or nightwear inside. When I opened it there was a calculator, ruler, and pen.

Emma 25 Nov 2011 at 9:57 am

A sink plunger!
We had moved into our new flat which had a super-duper shower. My boyfriend was worried that my long hair might damage the drains so he got me a sink plunger for Christmas (wrapped up and everything!)
Other Christmases he has given me a giant pinecone – I think it was supposed to be decorative and a pot of anti ageing cream, I was only 23 – he claims not to have read the label!

He must have other qualities though as we’ve been married now for 10 years

Tracy 25 Nov 2011 at 11:11 am

I once recieved a black tshirt with the words “PORN STAR” across the chest in big dymante stones.

I am a quiet, shy person who does not like to be the centre of attention, so you can imagine my horror. Needless to say, I never wore it.

Pat Duke 25 Nov 2011 at 1:39 pm

My worst present from my Mother-in-Law, was her used eyeshadows and make up which went straight into the rubbish bin.

Christina 25 Nov 2011 at 4:32 pm

43 years ago when I was expecting jewellery or an engagement ring my boyfriend got me the most horrid bedside table lamp with false flowers all over the place. We have been married 41 years now but I would never let him buy me a present after that. Method in his madness maybe.

Claire Smith 25 Nov 2011 at 6:17 pm

A washing up bowl – from an ex (of course) boyfriend – wasn’t even a joke 🙁

DENISE CROSS 25 Nov 2011 at 11:41 pm

A glass teapot!

becky 26 Nov 2011 at 12:48 am

I had a soap in the shape of a brain… someone trying to tell me something maybe.

Lisa Day 26 Nov 2011 at 7:25 am

My worst christmas present was one of those all in one sleepsuits with feet.It was ok when i was 5 or 6 but i’m 30!.

sue 26 Nov 2011 at 9:49 am

A knitting bag!

Tina Parry 26 Nov 2011 at 11:43 am

I received a bottle of Baileys (which I love), but it was old and half of it had already been drunk!

John Rice 26 Nov 2011 at 11:57 am

An eggbox with a 50 pence piece in it. It was meant as a joke. Not funny!

carole 26 Nov 2011 at 12:19 pm

My worst ever christmas present was a a pair of pyjamas 3 sizes too big

sam sellick 26 Nov 2011 at 12:34 pm

My nan once got me a shirt covered in what she thought was skeletons “wrestling” … they weren’t wrestling :/ Awkward! Had to put it on and smile though, what else could I do?

Bonnie King 26 Nov 2011 at 12:38 pm

I received an orange hippo felt mobile phone holder :/ It was too small for my phone and I absolutely hated it. I actually symbolically burned it and we said a prayer. Poor thing.

Doreen Leek 26 Nov 2011 at 12:44 pm

A used (1950) dark lipstick in a cardboard holder from my Mother-in-Law !
I got yhe feeling I was not top of her favourite people list.

Hazel Rea 26 Nov 2011 at 3:10 pm

A well used plastic Lazy Susan which had come from a church sale!

Maximus 26 Nov 2011 at 6:26 pm

Saucepans – I mean for God’s sake, who on earth wants saucepans?! And cheap and nasty ones too!

katie walters 26 Nov 2011 at 7:59 pm

my nan got me some underwear, which i think she bought for herself but gave to me, as they were proper granny pants, and were about 2 sizes bigger than what i actually was.

Steph Lever 26 Nov 2011 at 8:14 pm

A boxed beer drinking game from the father of my 4 week old daughter. Although earlier that year my thoughtful birthday gift had been a litre bottle of Bacardi (yes, I was pregnant then!)

Katherine Gregory 26 Nov 2011 at 10:22 pm

A bottle of Old Spice from my Boyfriends cousin – now that would have been fine, but I’m a girl. I have always hoped it was a simple label mix up, but seeing as the present was opened in front of all the family and nothing was said I have to assume it was a joke or an (un)subtile hint to their true feelings!

Suzette Ward 26 Nov 2011 at 10:32 pm

A very garish lamp with a gold and white horse rearing up against the post and bought for me by my husband’s secretary. He had never even looked at it himself and when I opened it he took one look at it and said ‘ God that is awful!’

Susanne Ball (@susanneball88) 26 Nov 2011 at 10:35 pm

The worst present I ever got was from my next door neighbour when I was little. I don’t know if anyone remember’s them but I got given a doll with freckles but it was sticking its tongue out (there were various different ones you could buy all pulling horrible faces!) I actually burst out crying when I opened it! I had to ‘pretend’ to like it when the neighbour asked lol

Gillian Holmes 26 Nov 2011 at 11:06 pm

A jumper in entirely the wrong size.

Julia Oldham 26 Nov 2011 at 11:34 pm

one year my dotty aunt gave me a beautifully wrapped gift box of talc with a very old faded price tag of 2d (so it must have been, what, about 30 years old ?

emma short 27 Nov 2011 at 1:39 am

at 21 my mum gave me a hoover as a hint to clean my room

Tara 27 Nov 2011 at 7:57 am

I absolutely love fashion & one Christmas my mum had spent ages choosing a gift ‘I would love’. It turned out to be a black bodycon dress (so far so good) but it had SEASHELLS and small beads sewn all over it! It was absolutely hideous. I didn’t want to hurt her feelings so I wore it for the entire day (best daughter ever?). Unfortunately I ‘lost it’ soon after Christmas. Such a shame. A-hem.

Sue Warr 27 Nov 2011 at 8:42 am

An Airfix Model Kit for a Stuka ME 109 – bought really for his own pleasure not mine!!

Katie 27 Nov 2011 at 8:55 am

Knickers suitable for an 11 year old when I was about 20 off my grandma! She bought them every year but I was too nice to tell her not to buy them – or clothes of any sort!

Michelle Rayner 27 Nov 2011 at 12:13 pm

My sister is the best at weird presents and has bought me strange presents for years but she knows I love elephants so one year she bought me a mould your own elephant kit.
It was a plaster mould and paints – it turned out deformed and the ‘grey’ paint ended up off black – complete disaster!

Patricia Edwards 27 Nov 2011 at 1:10 pm

I got a device that seals plastic bags. What was all that about!

Mary Baldwin 27 Nov 2011 at 1:18 pm

One year I got a selection box of nut chocolates – every variety was represented. Only problem is that I have a severe nut allergy and the person who gave them to me knew that – still haven’t quite worked out what I did to upset them so much.

Steve 27 Nov 2011 at 1:36 pm

One year, my nan brought me some car cleaning goodies,like car wash & wax,she brought my Brother in Law hair shampoo, brilliant,except i didnt have a car & my Brother in Law is bald, no prizes for guessing that we swapped

ali thorpe 27 Nov 2011 at 2:34 pm

It was a bright red synthetic polo neck jumper when I was about 7. It had a chunky white zip up the front of the neck and really long arms and a long, narrow body. I was a skinny girl anyway and it made me look like I had arms like Mr Tickle. To this day, over 25 years later, I still remember how awkward I felt when I opened it and tried (failing miserably) to pretend I liked it to my grandmother *shudder*.

Karen McKinlay 27 Nov 2011 at 4:01 pm

My husband once bought me a Breadmaker for my birthday simply because he wanted fresh bread every morning for himself…. grrrr I sold it lol

Faz 27 Nov 2011 at 4:56 pm

A purple nylon skirt petticoat with matching knickers about 20 years ago. I still remember the horror!

rena plumridge 27 Nov 2011 at 5:56 pm

My worst present was a small pink cushion !

julie mcdonald 27 Nov 2011 at 5:58 pm

last year my mum had asked my young son what he thought i would like for christmas,he told her i wanted some furry boots (like uggs) on christmas morning i opened the present from her to find a pair of childrens boots with fairies on them (fairy boots!) im 42

Lorraine Harris 27 Nov 2011 at 6:32 pm

My (ex) husband has wrapped up my present beautifully and in the shape of a cracker…when I opened it it was a ….wait for it…. copy of Take A Break magazine 🙁 lol

lisa 27 Nov 2011 at 6:33 pm

My husband bought me a garden hose and when I complained he protested it was the luxury version with a reel to wind it up!

Kirsty 27 Nov 2011 at 6:54 pm

I think the worst presents I ever received were a plastic spider catcher and a toilet roll with sudoku puzzles on it. They were from my ex….last of the great romantics!! They were quickly donated to a charity shop! I now remember why he’s an ex!!!!!!
Hope everyone gets what they wish for this year! 🙂

Cheryl 27 Nov 2011 at 7:28 pm

The worst christmas present that i’ve had was a huge hamper given to me but nearly all the stuff was out of date and had to pretend that the hamper was lovely!

anne ross 27 Nov 2011 at 7:32 pm

a ladyshaver from my new boyfriend! was he trying to tell me something, not very romantic but i pretended to be pleased. yuk i hate them.

Dawn McBean 27 Nov 2011 at 7:33 pm

One bauble for the christmas tree from my mother in law, not a box, just ONE!!

sue willshee 27 Nov 2011 at 7:50 pm

the first christmas we were together my hubby had wrapped a huge pile of presents for me and was really excited for me to open them. The first was a frying pan. I thought ‘very funny’ as I didn’t cook…the 2nd was a milk pan, the 3rd was part of a set of saucepans….this went on until I’d opened every pressie and had a delightful pile of every type of pan you could imagine.
The next year I was very specific and said ‘please do NOT buy any household goods or kitchen appliances’. He thought he did brilliantly to choose a dress for me….unfortunately it was a maternity dress and I wasn’t pregnant.
Since then I’ve told him I’m always perfectly happy with flowers 🙂

d mullooly 27 Nov 2011 at 7:58 pm

one I gave to my bruv- an unwanted civil service issue plastic leather effect briefcase lol

Colette Mellor 27 Nov 2011 at 8:19 pm

I once received an underwear set (from a relative I won’t mention) which isn’t too bad except for the fact it was a size 18 and I’m a size 12! Maybe they were on special offer?

Sarah 27 Nov 2011 at 8:35 pm

A facial hair trimmer from my brother……er is someone trying to tell me something?

Amy Louise R 27 Nov 2011 at 9:05 pm

A French CD-rom from my dad…at the time at school I was studying SPANISH!!

Dawn Adams 27 Nov 2011 at 9:20 pm

I asked for a notebook (meant the laptop type) got a 100 leaf paper stripey notepad.

Ellen Stafford 27 Nov 2011 at 9:29 pm

The worst present I got was a bin with Barbie on when I was about 15 from my Nan. It was so uncool at that time of my life.

sandy hallett 27 Nov 2011 at 9:48 pm

It was a complete disaster one year when me and my dad both got each other exactly the same gift.
A filofax – same colour, size everything.

Oh well – great minds think alike eh 🙂

Cat Adams 27 Nov 2011 at 10:08 pm

When I was eleven I was given a sick green hanging plant pot from my cousin, it was awful, I gave it to my Mum and she had it hanging up for years!

Sarah Morris 27 Nov 2011 at 11:02 pm

A pack of 4 crayons that my 8 year old sister wrapped in newspaper :/ sweet but…not exactly what I wanted lol

Lauren 27 Nov 2011 at 11:04 pm

My fiancé wrapped me an individual stick of Dove deodorant as one of my presents on our first Christmas. Probably my own fault as I suggested he could get me things I’d find useful every day. We’ve not quite lived it down!

Linda Guest 27 Nov 2011 at 11:05 pm

A grinning garden gnome sitting, straddled across a red watering can with one leg each side of the neck . You will have to just imagine what it looked like!!!!!! I was horrified especially as the auntie who bought it me hadn’t a clue. ‘I thought it would look lovely in your front garden’ she said. NO CHANCE. I had to say it was stolen. I don’t even like gnomes – especially ones that look like dirty old men.

pam 27 Nov 2011 at 11:07 pm

potatoe peeler from my hubby as left eyes in spuds once and he said was a good idea

Katherine 28 Nov 2011 at 12:33 am

I received a Snuggie just last year … it’s a glorified fleece hospital gown-like blanket which isn’t so bad because it can keep you warm whilst watching TV. Except that mine was about twice as long as me … and camouflage :S

Emma Fisher 28 Nov 2011 at 12:59 am

A pair of bog standard wasing up gloves, apparently hinting at me to do more around the house ha!

Fran Morgan 28 Nov 2011 at 3:30 am

A packet of laces – some of which he then asked for back… not kidding!

JOHN MEAD 28 Nov 2011 at 6:47 am

Well believe it or not my worst Christmas present was when i was a child and my grandma and grandpa brought me a flower press! I was only 9 years old! lol! I love and appreciate flowers now!

sasha paton 28 Nov 2011 at 8:06 am

My worst christmas gift was a doll toilet roll holder from my nan, worst thing was i was only about 8 and my nan didnt realise it wasnt a normal doll she couldnt understad why they had stuck a toilet roll under its dress lol

deborah davies 28 Nov 2011 at 10:25 am

i once received a box of jam tarts off my hubby!! needless to say i was not a happy
bunny!! i did get my own back though by taking him shopping with me in the january sales and accidently on purpose leaving my purse at home :o)

Hazel Christopher 28 Nov 2011 at 1:05 pm

I actually have to cheat a little and say what my little boys worst Christmas present was. He’s only 16months old and so last Christmas was his first, and my nan for some crazy unknown reason saw fit to buy him a My Little Pony PINK hat, scarf and gloves – as if that wasn’t bad enough they were aged 8 years old!! What was she thinking?!

Sharon Curran 28 Nov 2011 at 1:32 pm

My worst ever present was actually a card from santa telling me I had been too naughty to get any presents that year. This was when I was about 6. My parents did it to teach me a lesson. I did eventually get my presents but not till 9pm at night on Christmas Day!

Mark Whittaker 28 Nov 2011 at 2:42 pm

A desk tidy and some post it notes ! hurrumph

chirag 28 Nov 2011 at 2:46 pm

secret santa – bag of satsumas and a packet of frozen brussel sprouts !! Santa wasn’t happy after I told him what he could do it with it !!

Jade Lauren 28 Nov 2011 at 3:30 pm

My worst present was a card set, full of cards for different occasions, I was 17…why oh why?!

Patricia 28 Nov 2011 at 4:03 pm

A darkly depressing painting of the cemetery where my husband’s parents are buried. We were stunned when the paper fell away but fortunately my sister-in-law thought it was because of the pleasure we had in receiving the gift.

charmaine 28 Nov 2011 at 4:17 pm

my worst present was the receipt for my sega mega drive that had been bought but then sent back because i was a naughty girl! lol

jessica whitehead-stevens (@jessws2011) 28 Nov 2011 at 5:35 pm

My blind Aunt sent me out of date mince pies and I don’t even like them. the year after I got a red jumper 5 sizes too big lol

Rachel Dann 28 Nov 2011 at 5:42 pm

A TV License….. The most boring present in the world!

marie yeardley 28 Nov 2011 at 6:22 pm

an ironing board cover and matching apron from my husband which he tried to justify by explaining that he thought the fabric design was nice!!!!

kylie 28 Nov 2011 at 6:42 pm

500 cheap tea bag. Yes thats right i was given 500 cheap tea bags as a gift from a friend. He said it was becouse i always run out of them.

Diana Cotter 28 Nov 2011 at 6:46 pm

A gorgeous bouquet of flowers, which my husband left in the office on Christmas Eve. His secretary thought it was for her and there was a little bit of a scandal. I was feeling miserable because there was nothing under the tree for me, then my ‘best friend’ phoned to tell me her suspicions.
The 2 dozen red roses and diamond eternity ring after Christmas did help to put things right 🙂

Sarah 28 Nov 2011 at 6:53 pm

My worst ever present was from my ex, he didnt have enough money to buy christmas presents so I loaned him some. Turns out he used the money to buy my present…….a money box! So I could save up for him to buy my next christmas present!

Hazel Margaret Shaw 28 Nov 2011 at 7:04 pm

My husband gave me a ladyshave! Can you believe the cheek. Needless to say, I was not impressed.

John Lynch 28 Nov 2011 at 8:29 pm

an cheap digital egg timer! (really)

Sandy 28 Nov 2011 at 8:51 pm

One year our very strange eccentric lady boss at work gave us all presents that she obviously had just found lying around the house! Mine was a bottle of bath oil that looked at least 10 years old, i didn’t even recognise the brand. It was not sealed and the label was all greasy. Needless to say it went in the bin!

rebecca coddington 28 Nov 2011 at 8:52 pm

I received christmas decorations once, they were candles. HUMPH!!!

stephanie Parfey 28 Nov 2011 at 8:54 pm

My mother in law bought me some bio-oil and a Davina Mccall work out dvd. Thanks for that, its not like 6months before I hadnt just given you your first grandchild. Good job I love her, hey

Rebecca Murkin 28 Nov 2011 at 9:05 pm

One year at work, I got some mustard in the staff secret santa. This is the most random present I have ever got, especially as I am a vegetarian so don’t have meat at Christmas to eat it with! It is a standing joke at work each year, but I never found out who gave it to me!

marion dewhurst 28 Nov 2011 at 9:11 pm

An acrylic cardie from my mother-in-law

Jane Dale-Beaumont 28 Nov 2011 at 10:38 pm

a teddy ornament dressed as a golfer, hate golf ‘its a good walk spoiled’

Shelley Jessup 28 Nov 2011 at 10:39 pm

I got cleaning wipes, bleach, polish & dettox from my nan & granddad when I had my first Christmas in my new flat!

Rebecca Hotchin 28 Nov 2011 at 10:45 pm

when I was 17 my then boyf gave me 3 balls of the vilest green wool ever, I didn’t knit, he didn’t even get me needles or hooks.

emma cella 28 Nov 2011 at 10:51 pm

My wealthy Grandmother gave me a used lipstick one Christmas. I felt so loved. It was 2 months after my brother died … we were her only 2 grandchildren

Catherine Goodband 28 Nov 2011 at 11:00 pm

I love my Nana but she managed the tri-factor of worst gifts ever one year, out of date cookies for my middle sister, a nut selection but my youngest sister who has nut allergy and a Happy gardener mug for me that still read merry xmas Grandad love one of my cousins

Hayley sanderson 28 Nov 2011 at 11:10 pm

It was a toaster from my boyfriend and his friend broke it by drunkenly trying to cook sausages in 2 days later so didnt even get to use it!!

michelle s 28 Nov 2011 at 11:35 pm

wheni was about 11 my nan bought me wait for it lol a set of pegs to hang washing out and a family sized bag of peanuts lol what would a 11 yr old want with pegs

Flo Foxes 28 Nov 2011 at 11:42 pm

Worst Ever … shhhhhh …she turns around and peeks over her shoulder .. definitely the worst ever was the gift my mother gave me ..with all the best intentions ..I had moved to England and she thought the most suitable present would be a crystal calling bell … as, according to her, in England they ring the bell to call for tea … to many Victorian films screened in Germany me things .. I could not bear to tell her ..

Maria Kenny 29 Nov 2011 at 12:14 am

A steam cleaner! Yes, a steam cleaner!!! From my ex… No guesses for why he’s now my ex! 😉

salena warrington 29 Nov 2011 at 12:30 am

A very, very cheap and nasty bottle of red wine. It was from the mother in law though so i should of expected it really lol x

Kelly Martin 29 Nov 2011 at 12:45 am

My aunt bought me a really chav silver necklace with a clown on it. I am so not a chav. Needless to say, it is hidden away.

Ben Audsley 29 Nov 2011 at 10:27 am

i once received some batteries for christmas – when i opened them a note fell out saying “toys not included !!!”

SARAH TOTH 29 Nov 2011 at 5:52 pm

An empty camera box!! my dad bought me a camera a few christmas’ ago and never realised they hadn’t put it in the camera and wrapped it all and sat it under the tree!! it was sorted in the end but i didn’t think it was a very funny (what i thought was a) joke 🙂

Leanne McLoughlin 30 Nov 2011 at 4:01 am

Forgot to mention the Cup-O-Soup stocking fillers!!!

Jane 30 Nov 2011 at 7:03 pm

My worse was a packet of tea towels!!! I was saving it for last, I thought it was something to wear!!! How disappointing!!

Sarah Hairsine 02 Dec 2011 at 10:32 am

My Auntie Maragret used to buy me something ‘practical for school’, every Christmas. One year I got a French dictionary, ( I took spanish), another year she had wrapped me up a big ball of thick black tights but the worst present had to be the Bible that I recieved at 16 years old. When I turned 18 she informed me that because I was classed as a grown up now, this would be my last present.. awww no Auntie Margaret! Haha

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