GIFT #1: The Sock Of The Month Club. No lie, this was their lead-off gift. Nothing in this world might be as thoughtful, practical, AND disappointing as socks for Christmas. And this has the potential to remind you of your crappy Christmas haul all year long.
GIFT # 2: Amazon Prime. Once again, very thoughtful if you haven't already been a victim of the whole "here's a great shipping deal, and we won't bother to tell you that it signs you up to AP until we start automatically taking the fee from your account" like we have. Put Laurie in the red and she wasn't even the one who did the original ordering- nor was it HER card that the order was placed on. But it was on our shared account, so... thanks but no thanks.
So after those two, I decided it might be worth a look to see what other ill-advised gift ideas were floating around out there. And here are a few of them. First, from NyMag.com...
GIFT # 3: The Sky Umbrella.
GIFT #4: A Peelable stuffed banana.
Yes, you too can avoid the danger of eating wax fruit from the centerpiece this holiday season by consuming plush fruit instead!
GIFT # 5: For the cheap romantic, NyMag.com suggested a boyfriend in a pinch could order a $12 Lego rose. Yep, that and a car air freshener...
GIFT #6, from Thepennyhoarder.com, a deck of cards.
"It's not just a deck of cards, it's endless possibilities and hours of family fun." Yeah, and while you're telling yourself that, the recipient will be making bets as to which gas station on the way you stopped at.
GIFT #7, from MakeUseOf.com- "Time with you".
|"YES! Everyone will appreciate ME..."|
I also noticed that Yahoo.com had an article on last minute gifts, but I figured that it prolly involved a lot of this:
Now truthfully, all of these COULD be stretched into a reasonable gift, so I went looking for bad gifts, and hit an article on BoredPanda that gave some of the most disastrous gift ideas of all time. To wit:
- a stepdad's mom who spoke no good Ingles gifted a medical student with a tee that said, " I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look anyway." Needless to say, the translation was funnier than the shirt.
- an aunt who gave a pop out wooden block set, ages 2-4- to a 14 year old.
-Another aunt who gave those damnable socks to Grandma- who had had both legs amputated years before.
-Yet another aunt who gave a sister a bag of Kroger shredded cheese.
Not sure here if this is a bad reflection on gifts from aunts, or BoredPanda just doesn't like aunts.