Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Who let the dogs out?

This is a "County Dogpound Monster Truck" that my son received for his birthday. This features Hannibal Lecter type dogs, and other various thugs dressed in prison garb, apparently being rounded up by the truck to go back to the big house. This is easily the most nonsensical toy I have ever seen.

Happy New Year!

For your New Year's Resolution, each and every one of you should resolve to send me pics of your hideous gifts! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Have a very merry Christmas!! I will be waiting to see the pics of your hideous gifts!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Keep your eyes peeled...

...for any hideous gifts you may receive this holiday season. Send in pics to:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

She's nuts

My son is deathly allergic to peanuts, and has been his whole life. So what did his aunt give him for Christmas last year?
He was never her favorite nephew.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thanksgiving crapty

If you are planning on giving crafts as gifts this Thanksgiving, please give something cute like this:
NOT like this Thanksgiving crapty (literally, it looks like):

Send 'em in!

Have you received a truly hideous gift? Send a pic to:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Gutsy Gift

An unsuspecting child received this Hello Kitty anatomy doll for her birthday. Do we really need to see the innards of an otherwise sweet and innocent toy? What is this really teaching the child, that their own organs have faces and hair bows? Someone was on something when they came up with this gruesome idea. I will never look at another Hello Kitty in the same way again.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Crafty + crap = crapty

Please don't make crapty.
Make a cool item, like this old guy pumpkin:

Who incidentally reminds me of Dick Van Dyke:

Thanks for listening.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just stick it anywhere

People will slap a thermometer on anything:

What do you have with a thermometer stuck on it? Please send a pic to:

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sipping Santa's brain

I never understood why people would want to drink out of someone's head, yet these head mugs keep cropping up everywhere in every form possible. Disturbing.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Inappropriate on so many levels

This gift was given to a one-year-old boy for his birthday. It is clearly marked on the box that this is meant for ages 3+. What could have happened: Once his parents opened the box for him and gave him the blocks, he proceeded to chew the splintery pieces before hurling them through every window of the house. What actually happened: His smart parents locked up the weapons deep in the closet for when he is older, and avoided the "thoughtful" relatives for a long time. Now, getting to these "thoughtful" relatives, another point needs to be made here. This gift was not the result of one family, but FOUR families. Yes, FOUR extremely generous families chipped in about 3 cents each and bought these weapons for their one-year-old relative. What gems!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

There is nowhere to hide

This is definitely the worst kind of gift. An ugly outdoor item from someone who lives nearby. Someone received this sightless swan lawn planter from his next door neighbor as a welcome gift when he moved into the neighborhood. What else could he do except put it on his lawn? If I were him, I would reciprocate and give this as a gift to them. Touché.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Returning with more hideous gifts

I am back from vacation and I have lots of hideous gifts to share with you. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Let's have 'em!

Send pics of your hideous gifts to:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Stalking Santa

Santa is always watching...from every angle.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bunny blues

I think this fence-decorated boxy fairy bunny is having trouble figuring out where to hide these eggs.

These wrought iron wings can't be helping.

Someone get this poor thing some Prozac. And me too while you are at it.

Friday, July 24, 2009


A relative bought this light up flamingo for our yard. That way, we and our neighbors could enjoy it both day and night. "Sadly", it broke when we were trying to put the batteries in the base, a la the leg lamp.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

C'mon, dig 'em up!

It's that time again, when I ask you to please dig into those closets, drawers, attics, and garages to send me pics of your hideous gifts! Even if you think that they are only slightly hideous, trust me, I will find and bring out the hideousness in them!
Send the photos to:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Family recipe

Someone actually gave this to my children as a gift. Rubbery roaches in equally rubbery spaghetti. They were actually excited because they exclaimed, "Look Mommy, just like Granny* makes!"

*My MIL.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

Today, many moons ago, I was born. Here's my birthday cake. As you can see, I am one of Methuselah's children. Anyone have a match? I lost the use of my hands after I lit last year's candles.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


"Here's the lovely ceramic cat that my mother got for Xmas. For whatever reason she has always used it as a patio ornament as you can see in the background. All those years when I would waste time trying to tan myself out on the patio, that damn cat would be gazing at me from the flower bed or the steps to the sliding glass doors. It's weirdly been out there for years!!! Too ugly to be kept in the house, I suppose."
Looks like this cat has been dipping into the catnip a little too often.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

World's Ugliest Suitcase

It's time for me to pack my suitcase and go on a trip (thankfully, this is not my suitcase)! I will be back on Sunday evening with more hideous gifts to share with you. Until then, I invite you to revisit some of the hideous gifts in the archive. TTFN!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Shelly Welly

Or it is a Port-O-Potty?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Fourth!

Nothing says love for our country like a capful of glue and glitter.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I've got big...

I don't even know what these are supposed to be, but he looks quite proud of himself.

On a side note, if you click on this, you will see that he has a mutilated Van Gogh ear happening. This whole figurine is just odd and a bit creepy if you ask me. Also, it's time for a change of clothes. Yuck.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What the ?

This is the stuff of nightmares.