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Melissa Young Schroeder My mother-in-law wrapped up and gave me her old, very, VERY used soup ladle because it matched my dishes… kind of… Along with a recipe for “real” chicken soup because I don’t put broken chicken bones in mine.
Jude Treleven When I was first married… a meat grinder from my mother-in-law because my husband liked ground baloney.
Monica Mikus Got a cheap piece of jewelry once from an old boyfriend.
Dawn Yanke I really don’t remember getting anything I didn’t like. I may have been disappointed because I didn’t get what I wanted though. Probably the worst though would have to be the gift card for the NBA store. I do not like basketball so I didn’t know what to do with it. I ended up trading it to someone for their gift, which I believe were candles.
Lisa Seils I know he meant well , because we have a small farm and already had one that was getting badly worn out….so hubby bought me a manure cart for christmas,,,yep
Suzanna Itzenhuiser A scrub brush for the dishes from an ex
Michael Moes A Chia pet… from my Dad after 15 years of not seeing or hearing from him… Actually my brother snuck it under the tree with the label reading To: Mike From: Dad… So I open it up and its a damn Chia Pet and I go “What the hell” why would he give me a Chia Pet? … So I look at my brother Jeff and he says… “Maybe its his way of saying sorry for not being there to watch you grow and mature and this is a new beginning” (Now remember my brother snuck it under the tree and is known for his pranks)… I said “BS!” you did this didn’t you… The whole family just started laughing and laughing my Mom literally fell out of her chair … tears in my eyes right now writing this… Chia Pet, new beginning… SMH…LOL…
Starlet Hope Makela My sister came over one Christmas eve and realizing she forgot a present, she ran out to her car, brought in this beautiful gift bag, tore off the tag (it had been given to her by her friend at a party earlier that night), and handed me the present and said “merry Christmas’. I know why she gave it to me, it was a purse even my mother would roll her eyes at.