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Old 12-18-2018, 05:25 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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While my Mom went and got all my siblings high end electronics, and thier kids Sony Playstation and XBox set ups, my Wife and I got a 3 lbs. can of Maxwell House Coffee.....we drink Folgers.....and get this, the reason she gave was that we weren't as important being we were not a family (no kids). Oh, I could go on about how that played in her death and splitting assets.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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The other funny family story we have is the year my brother gave my sister a Starbucks gift card that only had about 37 cents on it.

(He bought her a $25 card but accidentally gave her one that he had been using and which was almost finished.) My brother is a great guy and has many talents. But gift giving isn't one of them, LOL.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:31 AM
 
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On a brighter note, wife and I play (basically) 'Worst Christmas Gifts' game. We independently go to dollar stores, and find the most stupid thing we can buy for =<$1 , then wrap it up.
Two years ago, best gift: I gave her a fired-clay ashtray with a skull on the back, looking down into the tray. She doesn't smoke.

Last year's best gift: wife gave me a plastic wine glass shaped like a skull as payback. I have to drink out of its mouth! Yuck!!

We typically have about 20 stupid gifts each around the tree, and they are hilarious to open. Most find homes at Goodwill or other shops, but a couple of the worst find a home here- and adorn Christmas Dinners.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Fishing tackle and I don't fish with any regularity. I threw away the tackle itself and kept the divider for small screws, nuts, etc.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I'd say it was from the last company where I worked--a piece of candy tied into a rolled up piece of paper printed out on the copier for a $5 cup of coffee/gift card to some tiny independent coffee shop across the street from the office. $5 and a piece of candy. Why bother? It was more of an insult than a gift. Oh, and our company had only about 20-25 people in the office (no more than 200 company wide, and the other locations did their own things on holidays.)
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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a 10 gallon bucket of popcorn from my brother in law. Seriously don't know what he was thinking.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Although I understood our financial situation years ago because we were young, just starting out and just in the construction stage of building our starter home...

In a Christmas card from my hubby, I was given photos of lamps for our living room, to be chosen once we had moved in.

I understood, but it still sucked.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I got a stent a year ago and last Christmas I get a sausage package. About as artery clogging as it gets.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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A loaf a bread. Yes, that's right, a loaf of bread. From an attorney I worked for. He went on to work in the private sector and made quite a name for himself.

I never really understood it. But I accepted it with grace. Put it in the break room....

SMH....
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:23 AM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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Years ago I worked in a large office and they did a secret Santa for Christmas. Somehow word always gets out as to who has whom. The person that had me was someone I despised. When gifts were passed out at the office party I left mine unopened and at the end of the day threw it in the garbage without ever opening it.
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