Oh, that’s lovely* (*why did you buy me that?)

Now, you know it’s going to happen. Statistics say it happens to each and every one of us at least once each Christmas. SOMEONE is going to give you something god-awful. A special something.  You either don’t quite know what it is or cannot possibly fathom why they thought you’d like it.

Fear not, now you can not only go “WTF?”, you can upload pic of said present along with its story to Why Did You Buy Me That?. I first posted these a couple of years ago but I have grown to love them so here they are again.  They really are the cream of the crop.

Fish vase

Fish vase. When filled it would look like it is vomiting up flowers. It’s almost so bad it’s good. Almost.

Eagle head stapler

Of his eagle head stapler Daniel says: Today is my birthday and my office mate actually just gave me a stapler. But not just any stapler… a stapler shaped like an EAGLE’S BEAK. What in the name of holy hell is a grown ass man supposed to do with this? I’m going to throw it off the roof and see if it flies.

Shakespeare's head tissue dispenser

Shakespeare’s head tissue dispenser: “I should have fired my secretary after she gave me this.” – Wyatt

Baby head octopus

This one is my favourite. It’s so creepy it’s kinda cool. It a  baby head octopusAs soon as I found this website I knew I had to send this in. It is a ceramic baby head, on ceramic octopus legs, and my boyfriend’s mother actually gave this to me for Christmas last year!!! It scares me and cracks me up at the same time. I am going to save it, and re-gift it to her in a few years. It will be hilarious.” – Dana

Yeah Dana, she will laugh and laugh at the thought you are giving her back something you thought was crap. In a couple of years she may well be your Mother-in-Law.  I think this dolly is a warning.  Run, run now.

One year one my great aunties cooked us something special. It was a lettuce quiche. We only discovered the secret ingredient after it had been lovingly dished up. There was a lot of lettuce. Maybe there should be a site called “Why did you cook me that?”. Only, hang on… my kids would be on it five times a week, so, maybe not.

Top tip: Remember the best way to receive a fabulous gift for Christmas is to buy it for yourself. The eBay elf knows what you want and wants you to be happy.

My work here is done.  : )


About gillianloves

I decided there was not enough laughing in my life so I set to and started to design greeting cards in addition to my other design work. I'm happy to make people smile and to show that giving something really good takes as little effort as sending something pretty ordinary. I fully believe that if you can laugh about it someday you may as well laugh about it today. And also that we are just about as happy as we try to be. But you should know, Pollyanna I'm not. Even I might want to slap her after a day or so.
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2 Responses to Oh, that’s lovely* (*why did you buy me that?)

  1. This is amazing. All I want now is a link to the place you can buy this. My days pondering over birthday gifts are over, baby head octopusses for everyone!

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