What is the most random gift you were given this year?
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Posted: 12/25/2012 5:44:13 PM
This year one of my grandma's friends gave me 8 rolls of toilet paper and a thing of probiotics where there were already some missing. I appreciate the gesture it just made me laugh. I didn't get a lot this year. Just that and a homemade loaf of bread and a Christmas pillow so the thought behind it was really sweet. Just really random.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 5:54:49 PM
A Nutcracker pop up book. cute but, I am not a child, and after 9 years of Nutcracker it is not one of my most favorite ballets.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 5:54:51 PM
An Empire State Building Architecture Lego set for my scrap room!




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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:00:56 PM
My DD got me a plush gall bladder. Thought it was funny since I had gall bladder surgery a few years ago. It wasn't what I was expecting because she's really good about getting something the person really needs. It is funny-looking




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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:06:45 PM
My uncle always gives me and my husband a book of stamps. Not any fancy stamps...just practical stamps I can use to mail my thank you cards with. I totally thought it was random the first year...but now I look forward to it.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:23:32 PM
A ream of printer paper.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 6:26:04 PM
Not this year but one year I got a mailbox. Yep. No kidding.



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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:09:08 PM


My sister received this. It's starlight mints hot glued to a wrapped tissue box and hot glued to a cake plate.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:10:54 PM
My mom gave me a special shirt that wicks away sweat when you're having a hot flash and a "pearl" bracelet you keep in the freezer and wear so that you can cool yourself down during a hot flash.

Have I mentioned that I'm not in menopause? Not in perimenopause? Not even really close?

So bizarre.



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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:15:20 PM
My youngest granddaughter is 8, when they got here last night she could hardly contain her excitement for the gift that she was giving me. It was in a mother's day gift bag!! She wanted me to open it first thing, so I did! Inside was a broken candy cane, some ribbon with musical notes on it and a resin monkey holding a red heart. She was so tickled with herself. When her big sister got to our house, I asked if she wanted to see what her sister got me. When I showed it to her, she busted out laughing and said "that's from my room, it's mine"!! Little sis went shopping in big sis's room!!


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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:34:53 PM
A glass flying pig...and a crystal pig with a clock on the side. They are both really cute and now sitting on my scraproom shelf.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 7:44:13 PM
My dad took ds (12) shopping for his dad and me. He told my parents he was buying us something we liked but didn't need.

DH (a bears fan) received a Bears pennant and a Cutler bobble head. I'm a Cowboys fan and got a Don Lilly signed photo (he played before my time) and an Emmitt Smith card. He did his shopping at the local card store. Lol

I was taking pics of DH opening his and the smile on ds face was priceless. The pennant and larger photo are hanging on our bedroom walls.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:26:56 PM

My sister received this. It's starlight mints hot glued to a wrapped tissue box and hot glued to a cake plate.


LOL. From who and why?

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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:33:56 PM
GRAMMANISI!

That is the funniest Christmas gift story. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:36:03 PM
Garage door opener that I desperately wanted! Mine was never given to me by the previous owners and now with snow etc I really wanted it. My parents got it for me! They don't use usually do gifts for us adults - unless it's something like this. I loved it!


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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:36:29 PM
My brother got us a commerical popcorn popper! He asked if we had one and I thought he was talking about an air popper! LOL! It is big, but we'll find a place for it. Our family LOVES popcorn!

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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:39:11 PM
Not exactly a gift, but my 17 year old twit of a son got me a birthday car- with inlets on, thinking it was a Christmas card he did get me a gorgeous handbag from Accesorize as well- but that makes it even more bizarre to me, that he would not differentiate between a Christmas and birthday card lol!


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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:41:23 PM
I love these!

I already posted in another thread, but running tights and a moisture wicking running jacket, from mil. Not lounging athletic wear, full on running stuff you wouldn't just wear to hang out in.

I don't run. I haven't run since before dh and I got married- my knees are shot (from a youth spent running!).



My sil got the same thing- she doesn't run either, and as far as I know...never has. At age 50 it isnt really something you just pick up really...She came over later today and said her outfit was too small, so she needs the receipt. I *think* she is probably perplexed bynthe gift like I am and is going to return it, but I don't know for sure since I couldn't get her alone to ask her.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:46:21 PM
Too Funny!!

My DH decided to be funny and put bacon flavored lubricant in my stocking.




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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:48:45 PM
We received the same architecture Lego kit of the Empire State Building!


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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:49:53 PM
My ds (9) gave dd(13) and I, The Mod Squad Movie on dvd. They had one of those shopping days at his school where people donate random stuff and then the kids go shopping for their families. I giggled when I opened it but then he said he bought it because he knows we like those police murder shows like Criminal Minds so he thought we would like this. It really is the thought that counts.



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Posted: 12/25/2012 11:12:10 PM
An LED flashlight with a 'rope' to wear while running. Yes, I need a flashlight to bounce on my chest while I run. Because my chest bouncing alone isn't enough LOL ywim!?

Oh, and some non-skid gripped no show slippers/socks that are fuzzy and look like a snowman.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 11:24:16 PM
My sil gave me a pink terrycloth velcro towel wrap. I wasn't sure what it was at first. Of course my dh had to make a comment about it being easy access.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 11:53:22 PM

My sister received this. It's starlight mints hot glued to a wrapped tissue box and hot glued to a cake plate.


Pinterest I've seen it on there with two other tissue boxes that have feathers on them I think?



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Posted: 12/26/2012 12:20:22 AM
Bucky Balls and Bucky Cubes.

And a trip over spring break to Moscow....

MOSCOW! Who goes there for Spring Break? Apparently, we do! Why? The airfare was a "deal"!

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Posted: 12/26/2012 12:20:46 AM
24 cans of diet cream soda. I love the stuff. They stopped selling it here a couple of years ago. My husband had it shipped in from the opposite coast. It might be random, but incredibly sweet.


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Posted: 12/26/2012 12:53:46 AM
A handmade rustic wood plank bird feeder from one of my inlaws (he didn't make it though).

It might sound random from the outside, but it really wasn't. It was something handmade, and useful in the yard/garden. Also, there was a gift card to a local restaurant inside for something extra. For what it was, it was actually a very thoughtful gift because he knows I really like to support local craftspeople and businesses, and enjoy being outside in the garden.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 2:28:56 AM

My mom gave me a special shirt that wicks away sweat when you're having a hot flash and a "pearl" bracelet you keep in the freezer and wear so that you can cool yourself down during a hot flash.

Have I mentioned that I'm not in menopause? Not in perimenopause? Not even really close?

So bizarre.




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Posted: 12/26/2012 8:12:00 AM
One of those huge sausages, the kind that aren't in the refrigerated section. rofl... (and no, no x-rated meaning behind it). It's random but not. We like to buy these sausages from time to time to slice and have with cheese and crackers. The guys like it as a football snack. Anyway, I like it too and I'm always complaining that it gets eaten too fast and I hardly get any (since a few slices is enough for me but the guys can eat the entire thing in one sitting ) So, I've got my very own sausage and no one is allowed to eat it.



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Posted: 12/26/2012 8:34:15 AM
My sister is obsessed with the CVS ECB program. She stocks up on crap she doesnt need. Then she fills gift bags with stuff from her "stockpile" and gives those as gifts.

While telling us excitedly about the cruise they went on last week. Their third in 3 years.


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Posted: 12/26/2012 8:49:51 AM
My aunt insists on giving everyone in the family huge bags of random crap every year. She likes to watch everyone take each thing out of their bag one by one so that it takes three hours to open gifts. It's very repetitive because all of the kids pretty much get the same thing in theirs and the adults get different stuff from the kids but pretty much the same too. This year my bag included a mexican poncho thing that I will never wear, a penguin cookie jar, some weird soap and six or seven "cake doctor" type cookbooks, a framed bible verse and other things. I know she enjoys putting those darn bags together but I could drop the whole bag off at Goodwill and never miss it. I don't have any more room to store cookbooks! She says she hates giving gift cards and likes to pick stuff out. We all just smile to humor her and politely say "thank you".

**edited to add** I know this sounds ungrateful. The thing is, there's probably $200 worth of crap in that bag that can't be returned or exchanged. It's all stuff that just takes up space. She never asks anyone for a wish list! There were actually things I want or could have used. I mean if I was going to spend that kind of money I would make sure I wasn't just buying "stuff".


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Posted: 12/26/2012 9:03:57 AM
My family does a grab every year and my niece had my boyfriend. She gave him a deep fryer. It was kind of odd, but he totally loved it. He's the foodie in our house.

Personally, I got nothing offbeat or random.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 9:05:57 AM
My husband bought me a headset for the office. I'm not complaining about it, it's actually a clever gift as I have neck problems and can't hold a phone on my shoulder for very long. I used to have a reallly expensive one when we worked at the glass shop in KC. (my boss had to usurp corporate to get it though).

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Posted: 12/26/2012 10:01:23 AM
Regarding the Starlight Mint box- my sister is a teacher. She received from a student in her class. The child's mother is the school nurse.

Benem, I'm not sure what the connection is between gifting practical items and the gifter's vacation. I share my stockpile but not in lieu of gifts.


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Posted: 12/26/2012 10:11:32 AM
My 9 yr old GD walked in the house and gave me my present saying "This is for you - aren't you going to open it?" Everyone was still walking in the door, but at her insistance, I was opening my present. It was a Bobblehead Frog Soap Dispenser. It is sitting proudly on my kitchen sink, where it will be forever.
Last year she gave me a small angel figurine - which is wonderful, as I love angels - the funny part is the angel is black -- I'm white! The angel sits on my shelf - where it will also be forever.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 10:25:18 AM
We got a bag of cat treats. Unfortunately, our cat died in October of last year.


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Posted: 12/26/2012 10:41:18 AM

Benem, I'm not sure what the connection is between gifting practical items and the gifter's vacation.


She's cheap. And nothing she gave me is practical. I don't wear cheap drug store make up and she knows it. She also loves to shop and buy expensive make up... but for herself.

But *shrug* this is the same sister who would not even buy a card for my mother for her wedding, let alone a gift, then asked my mom a week later to get up at 4am to drive her and hubby to the airport so they could go on their cruise and not have to pay the cost of cab fare.



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Posted: 12/26/2012 1:48:28 PM
Hey op can I have the tp? it's snowing buckets and we are Down TI a few rolls. House full of teen boys lol


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Posted: 12/26/2012 3:15:33 PM
My 15 year old DS helped me move some scrap stuff from one room to another a few months ago. After everything was moved he told me that he found something to give me for Christmas. I had forgotten about it until yesterday when I opened a ribbon iron that I had never used because I couldn't find it. He thought it was just a miniature iron and regifted it to me.


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Posted: 12/26/2012 3:18:05 PM

I had forgotten about it until yesterday when I opened a ribbon iron that I had never used because I couldn't find it. He thought it was just a miniature iron and regifted it to me.


For some reason this struck me as really funny!



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Posted: 12/26/2012 3:38:20 PM
an apron. totally random but probably the most appreciated because i've been searching for YEARS for just the right 1/2 apron but have never found it. i must have said something is passing to MIL because she actually found THE kind of apron i wanted. i am particularly impressed because MIL can remember a thing we tell her and yet she remembered this. like i said, random. so step aside, Ipad Mini, that apron just took top prize for xmas gift of the year.



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Posted: 12/26/2012 6:54:53 PM
Water ski rope and handle . Totally random as everything else had to do with scrapbooking, money or owls. But I love it so much


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Posted: 12/26/2012 6:58:10 PM
a fire hydrant.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 8:52:41 PM
Ilovepaper-

If you have a dancer in the family, pass that poncho on to him/her. For some reason it is a fad thing with them.


and any girl between 10 and 18 will just love the cookie jar.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 8:54:47 PM
A partially-used bottle of horribly smelly lotion from MIL. I'm pretty sure it was a re-gift and she'd forgotten that she already used some of it. She means well, though, and she also gave me some lovely, soft (new) pajamas and a gift card. It's all good.



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Posted: 12/26/2012 9:19:15 PM
a small pill box for my purse. It has a picture of Jon Bon Jovi on the top. DH came up with this totally random gift and searched and searched until he found one.

Here it is. This is the one he bought on ebay.




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Posted: 12/26/2012 9:31:04 PM
I participated in the Secret Santa at work and received a pleather clip on iPod case....for a classic iPod.....I have an iTouch.


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Posted: 12/26/2012 11:21:50 PM
I love my Grandma, but sometimes I just have to shake my head. This year my mother and I both received ginsu carving sets(we live in the same house), and I also got a diaper bag. I am not nor do I have plans in the near future to be pregnant. My mom thinks that she's projecting. you would think 9 kids, 19 grad kids and 22 great grand kids (with 2 more on the way next year) would be enough. She's looking for lucky 25huh:
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Posted: 12/26/2012 11:24:42 PM
I was given this sunflower silicone lid. When I opened it I had no idea what it was for! I thought, "I wonder why my husband and two teens bought me a plastic sunflower (?)." Of course I acted like I loved it but inside my brain was spinning. LOL Then they explained what it was for! I think it's really neat and it actually works exactly like it says it does!


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Posted: 12/26/2012 11:38:35 PM
these are all so funny!
I got a pink marabou stocking. why.



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