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Siu Blue Wind 10-03-07 11:14 AM

Odd gifts
 
What are the most odd gifts you have received? The ones that had absolutely nothing to do with the occasion, the ones that were obviously recycled (re-gifted), the ones that made you laugh so hard you either had to pass them on or keep them forever.

Or how about odd gifts you have given?

And if you have pics of them that would be a bonus! :)

jsharr 10-03-07 11:18 AM

I can bend spoons with my mental powers and yet the bends are undetectable to anyone. That is my odd gift.

squegeeboo 10-03-07 11:19 AM

Received: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - The Book
Given: The book of Bunny Suicides
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nySuicides.jpg

And I normally get my brother something weird and useless every year at Christmas, but I can't recall any of them currently.

Edit: I remeber 2 of them now:
1. 5 pounds of swedish fish
2. A book on the evils of Fraternities and hazings, the year he was chapter President of his Frat.

Edit 2:
My sister is an Astro-Physics post-grad student, so last year I got her:
Astronomy for Dummies

squegeeboo 10-03-07 11:23 AM

Autographed Bruce Campbell autobiography
http://books.google.com/images/cleardot.gif
http://books.google.com/images/cleardot.gif

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/...A240_SH20_.jpg

biffstephens 10-03-07 11:25 AM


I will take that if it is too odd for you to keep....

My friend have a book about different kinds of Poop....there 4 year old LOVEs the book...

squegeeboo 10-03-07 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by biffstephens (Post 5382735)
I will take that if it is too odd for you to keep....

My friend have a book about different kinds of Poop....there 4 year old LOVEs the book...

You stay away from my book, someone already stole my Autographed Army of Darkness DVD. The book that was a gift was from me to my sister 3 or 4 years ago.

dragracer 10-03-07 11:27 AM

Once when I was a kid, the neighbors gave me two ducks for a birthday present.

One year(almost 13 years ago) I gave my wife a kitten for Valentines day. We still have kitty. Another Valentines, I got out my cutting torch and cut out a 1/4" thick piece of steel in the shape of a heart, welded our names on it, and painted it red. She still has it. :lol:

KingTermite 10-03-07 11:31 AM

The only one that comes to mind is a "Chicken Soup For The Soul" book. A good friend of mine in college got it for me when I helped her with something. It was a beautiful thought....I started to read it and got through about 20 pages before my head burst into flames from sentimental mush overload.

I ended up passing it along (re-gifting it).

Crono 10-03-07 11:35 AM

My coworker on his birthday got The Last Unicorn on DVD

"Um, thanks"

http://www.peterbeagle.com/raven/ima...25thAnniv3.jpg

KingTermite 10-03-07 11:39 AM

I "gave" and odd gift once, not intentionally.

When I was about 17, I'd read Lord of the Rings for the 2nd time and loved it so much I thought I needed to share it with my bro. He was not much of a reader, and not much in to fantasy. I thought it was only because he hadn't tried it.

Knowing he wouldn't read the books, I found a "graphic novel" version of Lord of the Rings and gave it to him for his birthday. I got the "uuuuuum...thaaaaanks". He was thinking, "a 100 page comic book about some crap I don't even like....great gift, bro".

Tude 10-03-07 11:39 AM

25 qt rice steamer. Now ... how much rice does a single person living by herself eat? :)

Grandmother gave me an alarm clock every year for Christmas since I was about 10 (did she foresee my future as "Snoozer Abuzer"?).

And she gave my sister and I, every year, a "dress" aka shift like she wore -- one piece thing that snaps up the front, has a big pocket on the front and is always with some color/pattern so it looked like kitchen wallpaper. Sister and I were mortified - especially when we had to try it on, while my brothers were killing themselves laughing.:mad:

Tom Stormcrowe 10-03-07 11:42 AM

AN electric razor (At the time, I was wearing a full beard!)

EDIT: For the record, I do use a razor, of the straight variety. ;)

squegeeboo 10-03-07 11:45 AM

I want to know what phantomcow's most random/weird gift was. Something tells me it involves a flux capacitor or the robot from short circuit.

Tude 10-03-07 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 5382865)
AN electric razor (At the time, I was wearing a full beard!)

EDIT: For the record, I do use a razor, of the straight variety. ;)

:D That, sir, was not a gift, it was more of a suggestion ....

KingTermite 10-03-07 11:46 AM

My mom used to be so worried about spending the EXACT same amount on my brother and I, that when it got down to end, she'd be in the dollar store trying to get things to the penny.

I remember once getting a metal popup address book thingy at the age of like 8.

KingTermite 10-03-07 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by Tude (Post 5382897)
:D That, sir, was not a gift, it was more of a suggestion ....

:roflmao:

aprilm 10-03-07 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by Crono (Post 5382810)
My coworker on his birthday got The Last Unicorn on DVD

"Um, thanks"

http://www.peterbeagle.com/raven/ima...25thAnniv3.jpg

OH MY GOD!!!!

I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!! No joke, I bought it last year for myself. Although, I haven't actually watched it yet... but my sister and I watched that movie over and over as kids.

BLIMP 10-03-07 12:07 PM

My grandmother sent me a birthday card on my 18th birthday that said "HAPPY 15th!" in her handwriting.

Shoulda consulted the rest of the clan, grandma...

SoonerBent 10-03-07 12:10 PM

Target used to have a back corner where all the REALLY clearance stuff was sold for cents on the dollar. I don't remember exactly what things were given but my ex father in law would buy up a bunch of this junk and give it for Christmas, birthdays, etc. He thought he was the pinnacle of thoughtfulness and frugality.

Tude 10-03-07 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by BLIMP (Post 5383044)
My grandmother sent me a birthday card on my 18th birthday that said "HAPPY 15th!" in her handwriting.

Shoulda consulted the rest of the clan, grandma...

Oooh that's too cute!:)

Tude 10-03-07 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by lauren (Post 5383416)
A set of ramekins

Oh I have to take a picture of the ramekins my roommate has -- in fact (and I do use them) I'm trying to get them from him - he puts rubber bands in them.

They are yellow and have LiveStrong on them, bout fainted when I saw them. He got them at Big Lots store. And he doesn't bicycle.

They shall be mine :)

catatonic 10-03-07 02:08 PM

One year for my birthday, my dad gave me a tequila flavored sucker, complete with a worm in it.

similar to this one, and no...I did not eat it (eeeewwwwww).
http://www.cybercandy.co.uk/acatalog/392.jpg

Siu Blue Wind 10-03-07 02:11 PM

My brother cracked me up one year. On Christmas after dinner he went and got a tote bag out of his car and started tossing at us, one by one, what we thought were bean bags. They were actually some kind of Filipino sponge cake, all individually wrapped and looked something like cupcakes. He said he bought a case of them and wanted us all to have some.

I looked down to check it out since I've never had one before and noticed mold on it. I leaned over to my sister and pointed out the green spots. She looked at hers and then leaned over to her husband and pointed at the spots on hers. He looked at his and leaned to the person next to him.

Finally I said "HEY!! YOU'RE PAWNING OFF YOUR MOLDY CAKE ON US!!"

Everybody started to pelt him with them. Even grandma chucked hers at him. It was hilarious.

Little did he know, I brought one home, put it in the freezer and gave it to him for Christmas the following year.

Heeeeeeeeeeeheeeeeeeeeee :D

KingTermite 10-03-07 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind (Post 5384218)
My brother cracked me up one year. On Christmas after dinner he went and got a tote bag out of his car and started tossing at us, one by one, what we thought were bean bags. They were actually some kind of Filipino sponge cake, all individually wrapped and looked something like cupcakes. He said he bought a case of them and wanted us all to have some.

I looked down to check it out since I've never had one before and noticed mold on it. I leaned over to my sister and pointed out the green spots. She looked at hers and then leaned over to her husband and pointed at the spots on hers. He looked at his and leaned to the person next to him.

Finally I said "HEY!! YOU'RE PAWNING OFF YOUR MOLDY CAKE ON US!!"

Everybody started to pelt him with them. Even grandma chucked hers at him. It was hilarious.

Little did he know, I brought one home, put it in the freezer and gave it to him for Christmas the following year.

Heeeeeeeeeeeheeeeeeeeeee :D

:roflmao: Great story! :roflmao:


My uncle once got me a watch when I was about 15. He wrapped it in about 8 successively bigger boxes, each one duct taped so thoroughly that it took about 45 minutes to get through them all to the watch (they made me do it all by hand, no sharp utensils allowed).


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