Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bring on the Prizes!!


The next installment in our Holiday Expo sponsored by Internet Cafe is a giveaway.


I am *gasp* re-gifting. It isn't because I don't like these ultra comfy and warm, not to mention stylish and Christmasy slipper socks, that I want to give them away. It's just that I don't need another pair.


Don't worry they've never been worn and still have the tags attached. Won't your feet look all festive on Christmas morning if you win these?


So leave me a comment telling me the WORST Christmas gift you ever received. The person with the worst gift (as judged by a panel of my non-blogging friends) will win the slipper socks. Deadline for comments is Tuesday December 9th.


Sounds easy, right? Of course it is.


Here is my worst Christmas gift ever as an example.


My husband values quantity over quality and likes to boast that he gets me 3 or 4 times as many gifts as I get him. Which I guess is technically true, but I like to think that mine are a little more valuable and well thought out.


Anyway, one year in an attempt to put as many items in my stocking as possible (with the help of Santa, of course) he decided to get me a personal mosquito repeller. This is a small black, battery operated device about the size of a tube of chapstick. You clip it onto your clothes and it emits a high frequency sound that humans can't hear but apparently drives bugs....well buggy. Needless to say I never tried it.


So there you have it. Top mine. I know you can do it.
Now head on over to the Cafe and sign up for a bunch more great giveaways. I know I will.

27 comments:

Betsy said...

My Brother-In-Law got me a package of lightbulbs for Christmas. Funny, huh?!

Amydeanne said...

a block of swiss cheese.. i hate it! lol

tonsofsons said...

An ugly mens overcoat with hideous paintings on it with one tassel hanging from one armpit. It has a painted eyeball and a castle in it. Truly ugly. In fact, I have saved it because it is so so humerus.

Pick me!

JOYfully Serving Him,
Jill
http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com

HisFireFly said...

A Santa Claus pin that was too big, too bright, too glitzy, campy, and just plain ugly. Of course I thankied thre giver and told them how much I appreciated the gift!

Shirley said...

On my honeymoon I found out that my husband didn't believe in celebrating Christmas...I thought he just hadn't had a great Christmas up to that point.. I was all excited about showing him how great Christmas could be. We didn't have Christmas the first year.That was by far my worst Christmas gift.. none.

Since then (9 years ago) he has lightened up a little on Christmas but he still has a way to go in learning how to give gifts ;-)

Traci said...

Well I think my worst gift was an alarm clock...that my husband bought!! I have no idea how to work it!! I really hate the thing...but he is the one who bought it and has to set it...I think he just didn't know what else to get me that year!!

Deane @ My Frugal LifeStyle said...

My worst Christmas gift ever was a bath salt/bubbles ect. collection that was in a ceramic bath tub. Um, it wsa pretty tacky to say the least, but the worst part was that my mother law had given to my 1st sister-in-law one year, the next year my 1st SIL gave it to my new to the family 2nd SIL, and then on last year my 2nd SIL gave it to me! Now it is a big joke among us SILs as to how gets it this year, since we have eached recieved it once. LOL!

Cherie J said...

From my sister in law I got the most hideous bowl in shades of bright orange, red and yellow. Not sure what she was thinking of when she bought it becuase it looks like a tie die nightmare and does not go with anything I own. Another awful gift I got was from a gift exchange was the ugliest frog photo frame that I don't dare use because I think it would give my 2 year old daughter and 5 year old son nightmares. I plan on donating it to Goodwill since I would not have the heart to regift it to anyone. Maybe someone with hideous taste might like it and it would give money to a worthy cause.

Love those socks and could certainly use them. Thanks for the chance to win a pair.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

The little old mom who lived in a shoe said...

In my family growing up Santa always gave the best stocking stuffers. Sometimes "he" would spend more money on items for the stockings than "he" would for the rest of the presents. My hubby, to be a brat, starts stuffing my stocking in the weeks before Christmas. He puts in canned beans, my used candles, trash, etc. He'll ask innocently enough, "Do you like macaroni and cheese?" then I'll wake up the next morning to a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in my stocking. He's such a dork!

lori said...

worst gift huh....hmmmmmmm......
I once got a latch hook rug kit...UGH...not my fave!!

thanks for joining us!
peace
lori

Esthermay said...

Worst gift:
A 2007 Calendar. Opened on December 25th, 2007.
DUH!!!

bookworm said...

When I was 25, a dear friend of mine who is older (55) gave me a sweatshirt. Not just any sweatshirt, but a Grandma sweatshirt. It was light blue and had several red cardinals embroidered on the front of it. She realle likes cardinals. Of course I thanked her for her thoughtful gift, but I just could never wear it. She really did mean well, though.

Emily said...

Those are really cute socks! I would love to have them!

My worst Christmas present ever was the year my parents decided to be healthy. I was 9 years old. I got up on Christmas morning, ran downstairs, tore into my stocking and got....

....dried fruit, sugar-free candies (not the yummy kind, the cough-syrup tasting kind), and a travel-size toothbrush and toothpaste. Boo.

a woman found said...

oooo, they look cozy and warm!!!

Let's see, worst Christmas gift? Uh, I think it was the pink, onesie-style p.j.'s I got from my mom when I was thirteen...

Tiff said...

A sweater in different pastel colors with an appliqued chicke on the front! LOL

Janelle said...

Ok...here's a REALLY bad Christmas gift!!! After the birth of my first child, my mother decided to give me a LOVELY Christmas gift - a gift certificate to the local hemmorhoid treatment center!!! Can you even imagine opening that in front of the family??

Andrea said...

WOW, I would have to say my worst gift was from my first Christmas with my husband. He bought me a wool black and white check dress coat. It went down to my ankles making my already short body look elf size. All I needed was some pointed shoes with bells on them to complete the look. He spent way too much on it so I brought it back before Christmas to exchange it. It was horrible. I must have been the most horrible newlywed wife!

Deena said...

I am blessed with a very short memory in the "slights" column. So, I really don't remember a "horrible" Christmas gift. I enjoyed reading everyone else's though.

I think the BEST Christmas gift on memory is when I gave my sister tickets to "Phantom of the Opera" for us and our husbands. I have a picture of her face when she opened it. :D Priceless.

sailorcross said...

Those socks are really cute!!

I haven't received too many presents that could qualify as the "worst", but one year I did receive an iron and an ironing board to go with it! We all know how much we love to iron!

May as well have thrown in some spray starch, too!

Beth

ben and erin said...

when i as 19 and my husband and i were still dating, and about 4 months before we were engaged, he got me a pair of khakis that were too BIG, and a better homes and gardens COOKBOOK. not very cool when i got him a playstation 2.

jenny said...

wow realy cute please enter me in to this i just found you :)

rusty'swife said...

Well, since the Iorn and Iorning Board story are gone, I guess that the next to best I can do is not a christmas present but an anniv gift. For our fist wedding anniv, my in laws gave us a case of toliet paper...

Blessings,
Sallye

swking at wcc dot net

Jen said...

Since childhood my Grandparents always thought I could stand to loose a bit of weight. So one year they decided to "help" me do so by getting me a diet book and exercise stuff! I laugh about it now. And they no longer do so!!

Mom2three said...

Some plastic cups (you know the ones you get at sporting events that wives hate and try to get rid of when the hubby's not looking) that my SIL was desperately trying to get rid of. If it were the worst wedding gift, my MOM gave me a douche bag!!! EGAD!!! I returned it to Walmart!

writingcanvas said...

Sadly, the worst "gift" though not really a gift - but it took everything away from me, was the death of my 16 year old son, 4 years ago - just two weeks before Christmas. He had the best gift of being with Jesus.

I am having a giveaway too! I just got a late start on this! :)

http://writingcanvas.wordpress.com/

Denise said...

Worst gift ever: lime green tobaggon and matching scarf.

Michelle Bentham said...

Okay... The first Christmas I had with my first husband, he went to the mall at the 11th hour on Christmas Eve and bought the last three things on the shelf:

A cookbook for two. (Women in our family are notorious for cooking enough food to feed an army. All delicious, but he must have been tired of eating left overs.)

An Iron. (Because we needed one.)

A Hot Air Popcorn Popper. (Because HE wanted one.)

(All of these things represent an insult, work or ... well, I have no words for the Popcorn Popper.)

All I wanted was a new outfit, or new a belt and a pair of trendy boots. We had gone to the mall many times and I showed him exactly what I wanted.