We like to think of ourselves as gifting oficianados. It's what we do. But sometimes, you get given something and have this think "this is absolute sh*t". Yes, you feel embarrassed that you were so ungrateful and yes, it's the thought that counts. But hell, why would anyone want a phone charger that doubles as an ashtray?
We went on the hunt for the best bad gifts people have ever been given. We're not saying there's not a place for rubbish gifts - just don't expect them to push the boat out with you next time round!
Rubbish gift example #1: dead duck
Dead, with bullet holes, but otherwise whole. Beak, feathers, feet, the lot.
Luckily, ex was pretty good at plucking etc, so it made really tasty roast duck a few days later. Was very odd though!"
Potentially quite handy! Unless you're a vegetarian. Last we heard, you can't get Quorn with the led still in it.
Rubbish gift example #2: a dollar. In individual penny coins. Individually wrapped
"My grandma is a little different and one year she decided it would be a fun idea to wrap 100 pennies individually and give them to me as a gift. After opening five or so of them I decided to be done. My grandma however did not let that happen and threw a fit for me to finish. Long story short, and 100 unwrapped pennies later, I got a whole whoppin’ dollar for my birthday."
Wow! We love your Grandma. The thought of her sitting there wrapping each of these individually is a) hilarious and b) a little depressing. The thought of her throwing a strop because you wouldn't open them all: priceless. At least she taught you the value of a dollar.
Rubbish gift example #3: a mankini (for an obese man)
"A turquoise man-kini. I am 60 years old and weigh 250 pounds."
Hilarious. Picture or it didn't happen.