With Christmas just around the corner we decided to find out what were the worst ever gifts the team at hairyLemon had ever received… and in some cases given.
Kat – When I was 4 my Kindy gave us scissors and sellotape for Christmas… I cut up my skirt (though to be fair I cut it accidentally when I was cutting my Barbie’s hair on my knee…) Oh, and another kid cut up the curtains in his room. Terrible gift.
Karen – We got this… as a “family gift” to us from a family of 4 in-laws (they are available for about $20 on TradeMe). We gave them a pile of stuff that year including a remote controlled helicopter, gift vouchers etc. I felt like our branch of the family had missed the “we are only giving crap gifts this year” memo.
Ryan – Mine was an electronic self hair cutting machine that you had to run over your own head. It was awful, it took out big chunks of hair. I looked like I’d been to the hairdressers and they’d had a stroke midway through the haircut.
Jen – I was the gift-giver in this case but one of my family once said there was nothing they wanted so…
Anna – After a year teaching a class with two boys who were real… umm… handfuls, secret Santa got me one of those snow-globes you can put your own photos into with photos of the boys – one on each side. It has pride of place somewhere in a box in my garage.
Lyn – I once gave some movie tickets to a nephew however it looked a bit sad so I tied them to a concrete paver and then wrapped it. He couldn’t work out what it could be as it was heavy. Had a huge laugh when he opened it.
Manisha – I didn’t get this for Christmas, but for a birthday – a Galileo thermometer: the temperature range is 60°F To 100°F.
Sue – When I was little my grandma used to take me to the “Opportunity Shop” in a small country town in South Otago. For one Christmas they had this amazingly shiny chrome “21”. I bought it for my dad – solely on the basis that it was shiny and I thought it was cool. My dad was about 40 at the time. I didn’t know anything about 21sts.
Thankfully no one has ever received these Handerpants. There’s always this year though… Merry Christmas everybody. We hope Santa is good to you.