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Thread: Most offbeat Christmas gift?

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    I tend to get very off beat gifts since my husband and I are both car enthusiasts. One year I got an electronic ignition for my 66 Mustang and I was thrilled! lol. Left some people speechless when I told them.
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    Sorry Jan. I was having a brain freeze when I wrote the original message.

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    carolaiken, I love your butts! I think I'll ask for a pair for Christmas. I already have a pair of mallards and a canadian goose decoys living full-time in my pool. These being gifts from DH many years past of course. But I don't think they're strange at all
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    Years ago A casual friend gave me one of those large round tins of assorted pop corn separated by dividers vs. individually bagged. She liked the tin so much that she asked me if she could keep the tin! Flabergasted ......i dumped the popcirn in a tub and handed the tin back to her. Yes, she continues to be wierd. Let me knw if you want to hear about the wedding gift she gave us. She is a very smart woman with zero social skills. I have to just shrug it off. Sad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbj137 View Post
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    *** Way back when I was married (divorced 23 years),
    *** my ex gave me 2 complete opposite gifts,
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    *** a Lily of France satin nightie & a Flannel shirt.
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    *** Still have the nightie (only been worn 4 times) - shirt worn out..

    maybe you should have worn that nightie more! . Sorry..i could not resist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaFreak View Post
    The most unusual gift I ever got was a butt warmer from my nephew's husband! It was a long sheet of aluminum that had wooden posts connected to each end of it. You hooked the post at one end through the back of a camp chair, then ran the aluminum under the chair and hooked the post at the other end in front of the front legs. When sitting outside in front of a fire, the aluminum would reflect the heat onto the back of your legs and onto your bottom. I think it's still one of my favorite gifts I ever received! 

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    I bought my DH a dinghy for our sailboat for Christmas one year. My old college roommate picked it up at a store in Detroit. Then we transferred it to my car at a U of M football game in Ann Arbor. Hid it in the neighbor's garage for 2 months. Transferred it from the neighbor's to my car on Christmas eve. On Christmas morning my DH, who has guessed EVERY SINGLE GIFT for over 30 years, only received an envelope on the tree. The envelope led him to another envelope and so on. Probably had about 10 TOUGH clues. (Sorry, but I was lovin' every minute.) It took DH 2 days to find the gift...we had to play the "getting hot, now you're getting cold" game for him to find it. He walked by my car at least a dozen times but never looked in.
    My in-laws thought that I was cruel....kids and I enjoyed every minute of it. We had him searching outside and in the woods and everywhere imaginable....I have a smile on my face as i type!!!!

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    This year I got my DH a spice rack to hang on the back of the pantry door because he is always complaining about the one in the kitchen being so packed that he can never find what he wants. (It's a narrow cupboard next to the stove.) Now he can move all the infrequently used containers to the pantry.
    I never minded digging thru when I was cooking, but now he is the cook and it clearly annoys him a lot. I'm so blessed that he takes over the things I can no longer manage, I want to make it as smooth as possible for him.
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    The best and most creative Christmas gift I have ever seen was given by my BFF's dad to a potential SIL of another daughter. The guy had just bought his dream car, a 1957 Chevy that he had customized. One of the things he did was add "glass packs" (really noisy muffler system?). We were always teasing him that we could hear him coming for miles. For Christmas, BFF's dad said he would get the gift for him. Imagine our surprise (and chagrin) when he opened his gift to find two of those OB tampons! Inside was a note saying they were earplugs for guys who drive '57 Chevys! Lol! Really bad taste, but hilarious in a large group setting! We all still tease him about it 37 years later!
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    One of my most memorable gifts as a child was when I was 6 and my daddy had just been released from the hospital after being there several weeks because of his first heart attack. Mom cleaned houses to pay the bills. That year the guys at daddy's work came to visit him and brought us gifts. I got a toy ironing board to 'iron' my doll's dresses....(a harbinger of my future love affair with fabric??) Our neighbor also gave me a sweater and my older brother, who got a part-time job to help with the bills, bought me a bracelet. I don't remember much from other Christmas's but that one I will never forget...64 years ago.

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    The first year I was married my MIL (who really was a sweet lady) gave me a floor-length, long-sleeve, turtle-neck flannel nightgown (never knew they came with turtle-necks). For a newlywed?? I still don't know if it was supposed to be a joke. I was too embarrassed to ask her. Finally wore it years later after I had 3 kids.
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    My son's wife - who should have known me by then - thought my DH giving me a steamer for floors a couple of Christmas' ago was awful. But I would never have spent the money to buy one so I thought it was great! Now I don't use it much but my DD loves it for floors - she uses it every week. Just wanted to try one but seems I don't think the floor is clean without a bucket and mop. My age is showing?
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    My husband and I decided to give each other the gift of a cemetery plot. One less thing to worry about. I think I will frame the deed with a reminder to enjoy every moment we have out of the ground!
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    My DH bought me a Furbie many years ago and said it would take to me. I did not like that thing and put it in the closet. I ask him why he bought it and he explained that if you have two Furbies they talk to each other. Some guy friend told him how neat they were and He bought me one.
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    I just gave my DH a unicycle. When I told a friend what I intended to do, she yelled, "Are you trying to kill him?!" Even the clerk at the bike shop wondered at my order. But I knew it would blow DH's mind. He has a great sense of balance and loves to ride his bikes. I knew it would be the perfect gift.
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    Long time ago when we were first married I bought my husband a chess set. I wrapped each piece individually and stuffed them in his stocking. He refused to open them and I had to unwrap them all myself. lol Couple years ago he bought me a rear spoiler for my '08 Charger for Valentines Day but for Christmas I got dual exhaust since it didn't come with it. In '87 when I was very pregnant with our second child he bought me a black sweater with 2 large purple flowers on the front. One top R, the other bottom L. I pulled it down over my big belly and said, you really think this looks good. It's been a joke ever since.
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