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Awkward and Weird Gifts People Received

Sure, it's the thought that counts, but sometimes all your great aunt can think of is a way to get rid of all her old mousetraps. Some gifts are strange but heartfelt, some are an excuse to re-gift some crap, some are a huge burden from an estranged family member. People get a lot of strange, inappropriate and WTF gifts.

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    Text - Text - Guns_57 6.3k points · 23 hours ago S Wrote about this before, but at a birthday party in front of my family, my gf at the time gave me an illustrated journal of every time we saw each other from the first date til current (about 6 mos.) Included movie ticket stubs from our first date, the receipt from Chipotle from our second date (so she must've been planning this stuff for a while). Then it got graphicly awkward (pages dedicated to us having sex had smiley face stickers, days whe
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    Text - Text - zorkempire 6.2k points · 1 day ago · edited 23 hours One year my parents bought me stilts and a juggling kit for Christmas, and then a unicycle for my birthday a few months later. I had never expressed an interest in the circus or anything of the sort.
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    Text - MeddlingKids1126 4.4k points · 1 day ago S I worked in a thrift store and every day this older woman would come in and look at whatever was new and talk to me. One day she came in, handed me a small gold Turkish dagger and said "this reminded me of you". I'm a 5ft tall white girl
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    Text - BanMeAndIShallReturn 3.3k points · 1 day ago My Grandpa bought me a lingerie set. .For my 13th birthday
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    Text - WonderMew 2.9k points · 1 day ago Our stepfamily gave me and my sister a single, used, women's size 8 skirt to share for Xmas when we were 10 and 11 and neither of us had even hit 100lbs yet. Even my mom didn't wear that size (we were a scrawny bunch back then). We were called ungrateful when we were confused by it.
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    Text - Text - noOBmAaster69 2.9k points · 23 hours ago My Norwegian grandma once bought me a standard t-shirt shirt for my 13th birthday that read 'Vaginatarian' in big bold letters on the front. And yes she doesn't speak English.
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    Text - Text - Much_Difference 1.8k points · 23 hours ago For an awkward gift: not me but when my brother was in the throes of puberty, my parents got him a basket of -breath mints, tongue scraper, mouthwash -strong-smelling soaps & loofahs -multiple kind of deodorants with a helpful hint that you can use more than one at a time -lots of new socks & boxers -deodorized shoe inserts He got the hint and was not pleased. Bless them I mean they really tried; I'm not sure there's any way to tell your p
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    Text - Text - SourHyperion1 3.2k points · 23 hours ago I wouldn't necessarily call it either of those, but it was somewhat strange in how random it was. I was working in a pre-surgery clinic. This older gentleman came in and we were having a normal conversation while I did his vitals. Just before I told him to return to the waiting room he asked me what year I was born. Not thinking much of it, I told him and he pulled out this big white binder and started flipping through the pages. After a few
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    Text - Text - mht03110 1.8k points · 1 day ago When I was 9 my parents got me a ton of wilderness survival gear. Like a kit with freeze dried food, windshielded lighters, thermal socks, waterproof toilet paper. Everything you'd get a kid of you planned on leaving them in the wilderness.
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    Text - Text - CaptainWisconsin 1.7k points · 1 day ago · edited 2 hours ago There are many, all of them from my grandma. Her gifts are both feared and revered. One that comes to mind is the bag of combs. My grandma is a retired hairdresser. She is also one to save everything. During my horribly awkward teenage years, I'd begun using product to style my hair in an attempt to look cool. Grandma took notice and gifted me a plastic freezer bag absolutely stuffed with about 30 or 40 used combs and pa
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    Text - Text - ijustwanafap 1.6k points · 1 day ago I was the one who gave the gift. When I was about 10, my mom would bring me and my brothers all to the local dollar tree one at a time to buy gifts for each other. I ended up buying my older brother a can of febreze. No idea why.
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    Text - dogfart_connoisseur 1.6k points · 1 day ago My brother went to some flea market and decided to pick me up a little tiny sculpture of a monkey straddling a penis the size of his whole body.
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    Text - Text - scott60561 1.5k points · 1 day ago A very large basket of candy. .that was sugar free for diabetics despite me not being a diabetic but the gifter was. It was one of those decent sized baskets too, like $100. Never figured out why they gave me that of all things
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    Text - Text - VictorBlimpmuscle 1.1k points · 1 day ago I had a girlfriend in college whose family's house I visited for Christmas one year - this was the first Christmas we had spent together, but we had been together almost a year at that point, and I had already met the family and been to their home for other family gatherings, so it wasn't all first-meeting awkwardness or anything like that. I had apparently become familiar enough to the family that her grandmother, who I had only met once p
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    Text - Text - PurpleVein99 1.1k points · 23 hours ago I'm sure it's the thought that counts, but I still haven't figured it out.. Christmas 2005 I opened a gift from my husband which was an army type Ken doll, shirtless, with a picture of my husband's smiling face taped on the doll's head.
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    Text - Text - SasquatchAstronaut 1.1k points · 1 day ago Not recieved, but I found a cassette tape at goodwill of someone playing the oboe with nature sounds and whale calls in the background and gave it to my brother.
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    Text - Text - zomboromcom 1.0k points · 1 day ago Paperclips wrapped in cardboard (mailed from my home town, mind) with a note from my mom: "Thought you could use these." Always thinking of us, but.. we do have paperclips here.
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    Text - Text - haunted_icecream 941 points · 23 hours ago One year for my birthday my brother got me a gift card, which isn't really unique, but the way he wrapped it certainly was. Instead of a box or bag or whatever, he bought a piñata and put my present inside of it. He shoved the gift card right up the opening in its butt, and then he duct taped it shut. That was a fun one to open. I'll definitely never forget it lol.
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    Text - dilkotor 875 points · 1 day ago On my 12th birthday almost all the gifts I received were candles.
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    Text - Text - osumba2003 841 points · 1 day ago Half a six- pack of whitey-tighty underwear, size 40. The other half was given to my dad, who was twice my size. Needless to say they didn't fit my 120- pound frame. It was from my crazy aunt when I was 12 or so.
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    Text - Text - tinybanana2 818 points · 1 day ago I was 14, my Aunt gave me a video tape entitled, "Sex and Love, What's a Teenager to do?" A very religious tape I opened in front of my whole family. Also, because we drew names it was actually "from" my 6 year old cousin.
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    Text - VirtualRealityCzech 806 points · 1 day ago Not a gift. but the wrapping paper said Наpру Hanukkah. I'm not Jewish. They're not Jewish.
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    Text - khabaaw 758 points · 1 day ago My uncle kept buying me Civilization V. He bought it for me for Christmas and my birthday, over and over.
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    Text - Text - Drowsiest_Approval 586 points · 1 day ago My roommate's ex, while trying to win her back, once gave her a bag full of gifts that included both ankle weights AND some of his late father's ashes. Neither of us quite knew what to do with that.
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