Gift Open TrackBack Weekend

Have you ever received a really bad holiday gift from a co-worker? And no, in this case bad isn’t fruitcake or an ugly picture frame.

Workers Reveal Off-The-Wall Holiday Gifts

Those surveyed were asked, “What is the most unusual or unique gift item you’ve ever heard of an employee giving a colleague?”

Here are some of their responses:

“A life jacket”
“Frozen potatoes”
“A stuffed rattlesnake”

A little more thought could have gone into the following presents:

“A used, dirty vase”
“A carton of cigarettes — for a nonsmoker”
“A stained potholder”

One worker said, “Someone gave me a stuffed likeness of his head mounted like a deer.”

Some workers may use the holidays as a time to give subtle hints — or perhaps not so subtle, in the case of the workers who got a treadmill and a personal training session.

So, sweet friends.
What was the most unusual or unique gift you’ve ever received?..(or given?

I was once given a helicopter ride over New York City at night, and nearly barfed the entire time…flying right past the Empire State Bldg! :)

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  10. Gayle says:

    The worst Christmas present I ever received? A bar of lye soap from a woman who was jealous because she had her eyes on my husband before I married him. LOL!

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  12. The HILL Chronicles says:

    It’s Friday again…..and Madame X?…

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  13. Brooke says:

    Of course I appreciate the thought… Usually. Once I got a size small blouse from my Granny, who had been on me to loose a little weight after my second child. True, I am larger than I used to be, but I wouldn’t say I’m disgustingly big or anything.


  14. Stuck On Stupid says:

    Weekend OTB and Linkfest for Dec. 8-10, 2006…

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  15. Rightwing Guy says:

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  16. cube says:

    I was a tomboy as a child and one year my blue meany aunts got together and bought me a horrid outfit: ( even though they knew I’d much rather have toys) a white 3/4 sleeved shirt with frilly crap hanging on the front, and a pink polyester skirt with a large band that tied in the front in a big bow thing. Needless to say, I never wore it. It was positively hideous.

  17. The Amboy Times says:

    Weekend Open Trackback…

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  18. Terry_Jim says:

    I gave my Dad and a couple of brothers who are NASCAR fans a ‘NASCAR ‘ collectable–
    A 5lb bag of NASCAR brand Russett Potatoes.
    One of the strangest product endorsements I have ever seen.

    My Brother’s picture of the Marquee in Omaha mistakenly calling Glenn Beck’s CHRISTmas Show an XMAS show is the photo of the day at

  19. The Uncooperative Blogger says:

    Uncooperative Talk Radio – Weekend of December 09, 2006…

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  20. The Amboy Times says:

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  22. hnav says:


    it cannot be true…

    it’s FRIDAY?


    ohhhhhhh my…

    my life is drifting away.

    i cannot even tell you anything worthy accomplished or experienced this week.

    can someone slow this train down?

    it is going to be 2007 and i will still think it is 2001…

  23. Blue Star Chronicles says:

    We Have Only ONE President…

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    Our enemies are rejoicing in our defeat and our allies are afraid and disappointed in our lack of will and in our weakness.

  24. The Florida Masochist says:

    Employee of the month…

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  25. Angel says:

    lol @ all of yaz!..Thanks for sharing and ty for the great links! :)

  26. American Crusader says:

    I would have loved the helicopter flight over New York City. I’ve been guilty in the past of reusing presents given to me.
    I think Seinfeld did an episode based on re-gifting(?).
    I’ve seen coworkers receive mouthwash and soap…not very subtle hints.
    The mounted head is classic…my ex would love it.
    Enjoy the weekend everyone

  27. Tim says:

    Today was my last day of classes for the semester. The wife and I will be enjoying 3 weeks off. Woo hoo.

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  33. bernie says:

    After my granddaughter was born 7 years ago, it is hard to get excited by any other present that someone can give me.

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  35. Blue Star Chronicles says:

    The USS Arizona Memorial at Night…

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  36. David says:

    Let’s see…

    I once had a supervisor who was a pretentious S.O.B. Among other things. I trimmed a piece of promo lit I’d recieved from a company soliciting business from us that was printed on cardstock. Penned an illegible signature on it and a meaningless series number. (Just followed the formats we’d used in a silk-screening/litho place I worked in while in college) Mounted it in a trash-picked picture frame. Wrapped it and gave it to him.

    The thing was still hanging in the entry of his home the last I knew.

  37. GUNZ says:

    Hmmm believe it or not nothing unusual. I’m one of those guys that love weird gifts, so actually the more unusal the better. Big fan of gadgets though. And I’ll find some way to use anything.
    My daughter, which I just picked up for visitation this weekend always reminds me to NOT get something because I like it. She knows me all to well. It might me better to ask her about unusal gifts. She’d talk you silly now. :)

    She’ll be 12 pretty soon.

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  42. InRussetShadows says:

    Well aside from the elderly aunts that we all have had who buy gifts for someone a wee bit younger than our current age, probably the strangest gift I’ve ever received was at this years white elephant gift exchange — a Kenny G CD and a the Boy in the Bubble DVD. Those are things I would never buy on my own. But it was fair — my gift to the party was a massaging frog.

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  45. Defiant Infidel says:

    What exceptional comments and articles! No wonder they are attracted to your site, Angel.

    I wish somebody would give me a STUFFED RATTLESNAKE for Christmas!! I only have one that I skinned, flattened and board mounted! It is simply delish when battered and fried… Blogi would ask if it tasted like chicken… yes it does! HA!

    The worst thing I recall getting as a gift was a Christmas haircut from my mother when I was still a runt. To this day we laughingly refer to it as the “lawnmower cut”. It was of course a very traumatic thing when you’re a kid, and there just wasn’t enough hair left to allow “fixing” it!

    An intentionally politically INCORRECT Merry Christmas to you all!

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  49. patty says:

    Merry Christmas and have a God Blessed Weekend

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  52. Always On Watch says:

    Hi, Angel.

    I’m still trying to recover from this terrible virus. What a horrible several days!

    As a teacher, I’ve received an entire cabinet of “teacher mugs,” but I actually use those. Most useless gift? Earrings for pierced ears. Mine aren’t.

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  56. kerwin says:

    I thought everone needed a stained potholder around the kitchen to give it the sort of look where you are conviced the person does not eat our every meal so I don’t know if that is useless gift. :-)

    I have a short memory and can’t remember any gift accept for those pajamas that my grandma purchased me every Christmas. I thought they were bad as a kid but now I havr grown up they seem like a good idea.

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  60. daniel says:

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  61. FreeCyprus says:

    Well yeah I’ve received some wild and/or crappy gifts in my time but hell…at least they were thinking of me.

    That’s always a nice feelin…

  62. Angel says:

    thanks again and again to my sweet readers for the lovely comments and inputs! ;)

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  69. The HILL Chronicles says:

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  70. The HILL Chronicles says:

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