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05 March, 2014

Weekly Poll: Puzzling Gifts

Well what do you know, it's Wednesday already. Time for the weekly poll!


If anyone out there was traumatized by the lack of a poll question last week, my apologies. The day sort of got away from me with all the birthday-ing. But I'm back to my boring routine now, so you can breathe easy. This week's topic was suggested by Karen from Unpack the Box:

What's the weirdest or most puzzling gift you've ever received?

This topic originally came up in a comment thread RE: one of my boyfriend's strange gift-giving choices (an ill-fitting poncho), but I thought of something weirder. My mom likes to send out "care packages" around birthdays and holidays - usually they consist of things like socks and chocolate. Pretty typical gift-y stuff. But once in a while she'll put together a package for no reason that makes me go "Huh?" The best example I can think of was the time she sent me a box with the following contents:

  • A region 1 DVD of "Three Amigos" (extra-funny because I was living in the UK and couldn't play it)
  • A pair of pastel blue flip flops (March in Scotland... probably not going to be wearing those much)
  • An enormous quantity of large, metallic star-shaped confetti (????)
  • A note that said "YOU ARE MY SHINING STAR" and nothing else (I was a grad student at the time... was this in reference to my unpublished academic achievements? I'll never know.)

Don't ask me to explain, because I have no idea. I guess it's the thought that counts...

But anyway, how about you? Got any strange or puzzling gift stories you want to share?

17 comments:

  1. I once received one of those abs belt things from an ex, I didn't really get I'd never asked for one perhaps it was a subtle hint that my gut need toning lol. I'd be a bit creeped out with the shining star comment sweet though haha x

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  2. A Garbage Pail Kids Book (which I enjoyed looking through once) since I have the movie and a bottle of makeup remover.

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  3. Umm I think I would be offended by that, haha!

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  4. Were those things given at the same time? If so, unusual combo, haha. :)

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  5. YES! lol..I know...I was like um THANKS!

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  6. I got a pill box from an ex for my first birthday. Yes, a pill box. We'd only been dating for a couple of months at the time, so ok, maybe he didn't know me that well, but... a pill box. Mind you, I'm not a pill taker, and it was too tiny to put anything else inside. When I asked what possessed him to pick it out for me, he said he liked the design on the lid (I believe it was tiny flowers). Yeah.

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  7. Um, my birthday, not my FIRST birthday. That would be waaaaay worse than puzzling or weird.

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  8. I'm guessing it was a decorative pillbox, and not one of those AM/PM vitamin organizer things, right? Even so, that's sort of random... but now that you mention it my dad randomly bought me a pillbox with flowers on the lid a few years back, haha!

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  9. I was going to say, if that's true you have an EXCELLENT memory! :P

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  10. Yes, at least it was decorative. I think it's totally justifiable as a dad gift, but as a new-boyfriend-birthday-gift, it really weirded me out!

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  11. The guy I was dating in highschool once gave me the most random assortment of items for my birthday. It included a tie-dye poster(???) A really ugly monkey shaped piggy bank and a pile of candy that I didn't even like!

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  12. What young woman wouldn't want a tie-dye poster? :P

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  13. I have tried to think of a weird or puzzling gift that I have received. I can honestly say I can not think of one. I can you tell you the worst birthday I have ever had was last years, when my husband forgot and didn't even get me a card nor gift. He was in the dog house for sure.....for quite a while.....LOL! Now he did make it up on my birthday this year in January, he took me away for a whole weekend!

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  14. Yikes! At least he made up for it this year... forgetting your birthday is pretty "weird" though!

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  15. Especially after 31 years of marriage at that time!!!

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  16. You already know about the East German Helmet, so I'll add that the year my dearest husband brought me big mylar heart balloons for Valentines (and nothing else) was not a good year. What is a grown up supposed to do with balloons?

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  17. My sister sent me balloons for my 21st birthday, as I recall. I suppose I'm still "kid sister" in her mind though so maybe that's less weird. But I didn't really know what to do with them either, haha.

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