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Contest Time!! Quincy, Sophie Belle and I want to know what was the best worst gift you’ve ever received? Share your best worst gift in the comments below. Watch video to see what the winners will receive! Contest ends Sunday, 12/23 at midnight. Ready, set, post! #BestWorstGift ... See MoreSee Less

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My grandparents have never bothered to care what my brothers and I actually do or like in life. One year (I think I was 13), I got a makeup bag full of Macy's makeup that was pulled up from the hoard in their basement.. that had all been dried up because it had been down there for years. I just quietly threw it away when I got home.

My mother-in-law gave both me and my husband a joint gift, a toilet seat. Yes a toilet seat a padded toilet seat. To this day I am not sure why , and what the message was behind it , but I guess somethings are best left a mystery

One year, my MIL gave me a bag of small rocks that you would pour oil on in a bowl to scent a room. Said when she saw it, she knew I had to have it...it was the gift that I had given her for her birthday that year - still wrapped up in the same wrapping I had given to her. #BestWorstGift

For my 40th birthday my now ex-husband gave me a 6 pack of socks. His mom that same year gave me a strainer for Christmas. Neither are in my life now. But not because of the gifts just the divorce. Best gift was my kids birthstones in a ring that my mom gave me.

My gift itself wasn't all that bad but it was from my future husband for Christmas! This was the first Christmas after I met him and he thought this was a great gift for my new apartment--it was an electric can opener! I should have known! LOL He has always given me practical gifts but that's okay. We've been married 50 years this year so I think I'll keep him! 😍😍😍

#Best Worst Gift We had a secret Santa at work. We were supposed to give little gifts(candy bars, etc) for a few weeks leading up to the big reveal. My Santa was gifting me nothing weekly and someone who knew she had my name mentioned it to her. She answered that she was saving up to give me a big gift at the end. Well, comes the big reveal and I was gifted a plant cutting wrapped in wet paper towels and a stocking that was a “cover” for a flower pot! I was flabbergasted, but gracefully accepted my “big” gift!

One year I wanted new fixtures for our master bath...not for Christmas tho!!! But that is what I got....wrapped up towel bars,toilet paper holder, etc....🤣my hubby actually was proud so I didn't say anything.....

One year my grandma gave me a battery powered flour sifter. If you used it, it vibrated the bowl right off the edge of the counter. The next year she got me a vibrating pillow. I was terrified of where she would go the following year! 😂😂😂😂

My first year of teaching I was absolutely broke. I got a beautiful Tiffany stationery set from one of my students. I re-gifted it to my grandma that same year. A few years later I got the same gift from my grandma! She said when she saw it she immediately thought of me! 😂😂😂

Best: my husband Worst: tacky jewelry

A $50 gift card for shopko from my husband! I thought about how much time he put into looking for a gift! A candy bar would have had more thought in it! Hahaha

I used to think it wasn't a bad gift if someone thought of me to give me a gift until year after year my sister would regift to me to the point she started to not bother to take the name tags off...and I received an I love my cat sweater...I have dogs

Best gift is whenever somebody gave me a Barnes and noble gift card. Worst gift was when I got a Christmas ornament (I’m Jewish and person knew that). Oh well!

I can't post a photo, don't want to embarrass anyone. I received a gift membership to a club i have belonged to for 20 years. Bad news, I can't use it as a gift card, good news, if I can find it in November of 2019, I can apply it toward renewing my membership😇Life goes on🌞

My #bestworstgiftever was from a secret Santa at work. I opened up the gift bag to a tiny, old creepy porcelain clown. And I’m horrified of clowns. I was mortified. Of course later I found out the quirky girl that gifted it to me loved it and thought it was a great gift. I had nightmares for a week.

My worst gift was a really nice almond lotion/perfume set in glass bottles that had broken into little pieces due to the freezing temperatures of the trunk of the car, where he had kept them until Christmas day. My best gift was my December daughter which now brings coffee cups with grandchildren's picture ♡♡♡. bestworstgift

My worst gift was a pair of paisley tapestry pants that I got in middle school! I think I cried they were so ugly! Santa fail and my spirit crushed!😢

My worst gift was receiving nothing at all. My best gift was a trip to Hawaii from my sweet husband.

Another story. Two years ago our son and his fiance were spending Christmas with us and he gave her a gorgeous leather jacket from high-end retailer. Came my turn to open my gift from my husband. He gave me some LED lights for the ceiling in our bathroom. My response immediately, "This is for ME????" It only took him another year to get them installed. Oh, well. He at least did think to give me something.

My worst gift ever was from my aunt when I was 10. She gave me a large pair of women’s panties wrapped in a jello box. The best was my first grandson who was born over the Christmas holidays three years ago. #BestWorstgift

Quincy and Sophie Belle are adorable and such good dogs !!

My mother in law bought us a ceramic (made by a friend) clock that looked like a toilet seat! That’s the worst! The best was a surprise sapphire ring my husband bought for me and I never even asked for one!

I got a facial hair remover that runs in batteries from my mother, one of those “as seen on TV” things - turns out it shapes eyebrows fairly well.

No best/worse gift but I love how Quincy and Sophie Belle are cuddled up with you. Too sweet🐶🐶😘

My best gift was when I was a little girl and my grandma gave me a new tin lunch box full of peanut butter cookies she made just for me. My worst gift hasn't happened. We were brought up to believe it's the thought that counts.

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