Wednesday, November 25, 2009

YOUR WORST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER!!! CONTEST!


So I was having a chat the other day with my far too pretty, far too skinny, far too perfect friend whom I love. The convo made it's way to Christmas talk...Bla bla bla, ho, ho, ho...but we then turned a very humorous corner into the WORST PRESENTS EVER...that we had received for Christmas...


I have to say my list was pretty short, I seem to make out alright from the Jolly old guy...But I did have one that I remember quite vividly...My EX...(father of my 2 darling older children)...gave me a lovely matching 3 piece set of Blue , Quilted, Winnie The Poo diaper bags one year...I know, I know...back of ladies...He's all mine...well WAS...Decided to donate him to charity much like the diaper bags...


Anyway....enough about that Hot Mess....Let's talk about me...and my FIRST GIVEAWAY EVER..ever...ever....(insert....fun echoing effect here...) And it's for TWITTER'ers....


I am giving away 3 Autographed copies of my book...and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment about your worst Christmas gift ever & Tweet this contest (not totally necessary...but would be lovely if you did...)...be sure to leave your Twitter handle so I can reach you for your info if you win!!!
I will pick my 3 faves and post them on my web site with a fabulous CRAPPY GIFT COCKTAIL...



This contest is open to residents of Canada & United States only.

Contes
t closes Wed Dec 2 2009 @ 11:59 pm
....although if you could get them in before that I would appreciate it...I have a hard time staying up past 9 O'clock...

GOOD LUCK

Cheers
Dee






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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Winnie the Pooh Christmas special. From my (then) boyfriend. I was 17. And never was much of a Winnie the Pooh fan.

- Jen (@jenspeedy)

Yukari said...

My MIL has talent of giving me bad Xmas gifts. I've received tons but don't have courage to throw them away as she'd randomly ask "Where did you put XXX I gave you for Xmas?"..I should dig it up and post a photo. But the worst gift I've got was a purple and lime green track suit set...the kind you can't even buy at WalMart. One of those liquidation store would carry them. Urgh. Wish I still had them so that I can post the photo-but it's gone to charity, much like your ex. :)
Hope to win your book!! My Twitter handle is @yukarip.

Jen said...

My grandma has a tendency to give my sister the best presents and me all the crappy stuff. One year she gave me perfume from a Dollar Tree store and tried to put it in a fancy box. Meanwhile, my sis got my favorite perfume :/

Jen (@Amazing_Jen)

christi said...

Well now...the worst present would have been an air popper for popcorn since I was getting a bit "cuddly" around the middle. Needless to say, I wasn't amused.

Shannon said...

I had mentioned to my DH a few years ago that I had seen a great set of china that I was in love with. Lo and behold, on Christmas morning I opened a box and it was the china! Well, part of it anyway. My DH had purchased one bowl, one saucer and one plate (thinking it was a complete set). I never did buy the rest of the set and display these three pieces on my buffet as a decoration and constant reminder to myself that, though he may not always get it right, his heart's always in the right place! It has now gone from being my worst gift ever, to one of my best.

~Shannon (@detailsdivas)

Keri said...

My worst gift ever? and to pick just one! Well every year my sister and I get pretty crappy stuff from our grandma and a few years ago topped it off. I was 15 and my sis was 14 and had totally opposite tastes and she bought us matching pastel pink twin sets that were about 8 sizes to big for us with matching shoes which didn't fit either. And a string of pearls not nice ones the cheap ones from the dollar store in you guessed it pink! Neither my sister or my self like pink! Since then we have decided to send cards instead!

Debbers said...

Oh a contest... I love contests - and if I win I no longer have to be "good" and wait for Santa to bring me a copy of your book I so desperately want....

Worst Christmas present.... in hindsight it is kinda sad but at the time I was so mad.

My Mother loved the finer things in life and would never hesitate to drop $200 on a small jar of face cream yet begrudged buying me anything.... my sister on the other hand....

About four years ago my Mother calls me to tell me that she had just dropped $15.00 on a bag of Laura Secord coffee beans which was horrible and how disappointed she was in the brown slop it turned into when she made it.

I offered my "oh's" "ah's" during the conversation and never thought anything of it....

Flash forward to Christmas day.... She hands me my pretty wrapped gift - only for me to assuming it is something wonderful to match the gorgeous wrapping.

Guess what was in it - and opened but closed with an elastic of Laura Secord coffee...

She gave me the crappy coffee she over paid for and then complained to me about....

Now the sad part - I didn't realize until about six months later than she was starting to show the signs / symptoms of Alzheimer’s which moved rapidly through her brain....

That was the last "normal" non Alzheimer’s Christmas I had with her.

So as upset and disappointed I was in receiving the crappy opened she hated coffee - I can now smile about it....

Deb (@dalbrough)

Robyn said...

It was from my husband (now ex-husband). Because of the number of people in the family, one year we all agreed to "draw names" for gifts so we weren't all buying numerous gifts. In my mind (and everyone else's it turns out), this did not imply NOT buying a gift for the significant other.

Christmas morning . . .my SIL and BIL exchanged gifts; my MIL and FIL exchanged gifts; my husband and I ...

I had purchased a $400 dollar pair of cowboy boots that he had been coveting.

For me ... zip, zero, nada. HE thought "drawing names" meant for EVERYONE, including me. Never heard a room so quiet!

He was in the doghouse with his family for the rest of the holidays!!!

Robyn

coopSpeak said...

My sister is the biggest cheapskate in the entire world, except of course when it comes to her! Anyway, one Christmas instead of bringing something to the family dinner at our home she gave me a bottle of Andre's Baby Bear Sparkling Wine. Talk about not only cheap but the world's worst taste in wine. I asked her what in the world possessed her to buy such terrible wine. She hissed at me "we are not all wine connoisseurs like you!" I pointed out a simple rule of thumb was not to buy any wine with a duck, turkey or bear on the label.

I never opened the bottle but wrapped it up and gave it back to her next Christmas. She gave it back to me the following Christmas and I followed suite. I expected to see it turn up the following Christmas and when it didn't I asked her about it. She told me that they had actually opened and served it to guests. Oh gawd....life is way to short to drink such crap.

SewCalGal said...

Worst Christmas gift ever: two mop heads from my husband. He was so excited as he thought he was getting a really good deal (2) for something I'd reall use.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lauren @ten23designs said...

I wish I still associated with the person who gave me my worst gift... So I could point her in the direction of this blog and let her walk down memory lane with me.

My worst EVER gift was almost 10 years ago. It was a dark and stormy night... Okay, it wasn't dark or stomry but it sure seemed that way.

I went with a friend to his families house for Christmas. I brought his mother a pretty necklace with a charm for each child and grandchild. Nothing fancy, but nice.

Well, after I gave it to her, she seemed appreciative and somewhat surprised. She put on her necklace and went off into her room for a little bit. When she came out, she passed out gift bags to everyone... Including me. (Now I'm shocked).

I open my bag and what did I find... A snowglobe... from the Bahamas. Umm... What the???

Well little did she know, I knew she went to the Bahamas the year before. How much do you want to bet that she bought it back then and stuck it in the bag AFTER she felt kind of bad that I got her something THOUGHTFUL and she got me nothing?!?

At the time, all I kept thinking was, it doesn't ever snow in the Bahamas. So why a snow globe?

Wait it gets better. At some point during the evening I noticed my "gift" vanished. Don't worry, on a trip back to her house a few weeks later, I peeked into her room and it was placed safely on her dresser hutch.

*raised eyebrow*

(@ten23designs)

The MeFest Team said...

My mom put a package of ugly birthday napkins in with some stocking stuff & said you never know when you can use these.

Weird, I know

Thanks for the contest
Lisa (aka @those2girls)

Anonymous said...

I have far too many to pic from.I am the Queen of getting The Worst Gifts Ever.But the one that tops my list was the year my Grandma gave me a girdle.I was 21 and as she always says."no self respecting woman should ever leave the house without one.".I love my grandma but could not even really pretend to be excited about this gift. However now 10 years and 2 kids later, that gift may have come in handy.

Thanks
Jen
@jeniswright