Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
This was sent in by someone who received it from her in-laws last Christmas. It is a family tradition of theirs to add a gag gift into the pile. So, when she opened this gift, she almost started to laugh, assuming that she was the recipient of the gag gift. Then she glanced at the earnest looks on the faces of her in-laws and realized, with a shock of horror, that this was NOT the gag gift.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Here we have this lovely Maid of the Mist Niagara Falls key holder. It appears to be from the 60s or 70s, but it is actually from 2008. Not only do we get the scenic photo of the Falls, but as an added bonus there is a little replica of the boat, complete with passengers (look closely, and you will see that the one in the middle on the bottom appears to be praying for his life). Now who wouldn't want to see this every time they went to get their keys?
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I don't remember who gave this to me, but I am positive that I didn't buy it. I don't quite get what is happening here. Is it an angel in a sleeping bag? Or an angel that had way too much egg nog? And what is with the tassel? Maybe it is a slumber party angel graduate.
Monday, December 15, 2008
This book was given to my young children. It is like a circus freak book for kids who can't actually make it to the circus. What is worse, when you turn each page, the mother grows another arm until she has 20 of them. Guaranteed to give your kids nightmares.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
My father gave this to me when I was a teenager. Notice how it has not been used. My father's ploy did not work.
I guess this could be useful if you need an excuse for why you were late for work. "I was walking to work (right there you get points because walking to work is environmentally correct) and I tripped and fell into a ditch. I was there for hours."
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This is a gift that I received a few years ago from my husband. It still hangs on our wall because, from afar, it appears to be a nice gift. A weather center. I was very happy to have received it as I do enjoy following the weather. However, once I put the batteries in things changed.
When the humidity is at a low level, this frowning face appears on the screen. Why? Is it reminding me to be miserable because it is so dry in my house? That every breath that I take of the arid air will crack the membranes inside of my nose and dry out my throat? That I cannot possibly be happy in this environment? Yesterday I thought I was happy but then I glanced at the weather center and I remembered that I wasn't.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
OK everyone! It is time to dig in your closets and excavate some hideous gifts that you have received! All you need to do is email a photo to me and I will post your hideous gift on my blog (anonymously, if you so choose). Start hunting!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
From the Jeffrey Dahmer Office Collection we have this fine foot pencil holder. This was given to me by an old neighbor (who has since moved and left no forwarding address). This is so realistic that I think I can actually see the veins throbbing. And it smells.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
An old boyfriend gave this to me years and years ago. It says a lot about our relationship, doesn't it? Some of the finer details are the crooked, misshapen teeth (one of them is even gold), and the fabulous mole to the lower right of the nose. But the BEST part about this hideous gift is the moving pupils and tongue. Yes, the black pupils are loose in their sockets and the round, pink, BUMPY tongue is loose in its mouth. So when this moon is rocked from side to side, these parts roll back and forth. You are probably wondering why I still have this. I am afraid to get rid of it, like it will come back and haunt me or something. I should go bury it in my backyard and be done with it.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I was at a loss for words when this was given to me. I am still a bit speechless. The maker of this piece did a fantastic job with the color scheme, don't you think? Aside from the obviously horrendous purple/green combo, I love the little details like the yellow in only the purple bunny's ears, and the wonderfully orange sponge holding the timer. The bunnies actually look a bit embarrassed to be involved in this. I don't blame them.
Welcome to my new blog! This blog will showcase truly hideous gifts that people have received. Please feel free to send in any photos of hideous gifts that you have. You can include your name, or you can remain anonymous. Later this evening I will post a hideous gift that I received a few months ago. Thanks for reading and please remember to check back for some truly hideous fun!