Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Worst Christmas Gift Giveaway!!

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Can't wait to hear about your worst Christmas gifts, LOL!

Have an awesome day!

Hugs,

231 comments:

  1. Clothes pins and laundry detergent! Kdab13@gmail.com

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  2. wow this is a tough one. I can't remember a bad gift. I guess I would have to say hubby never knows what to buy me so he just tells me to get what I want. I would love a surprise gift someday.....lol

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  3. Hi Mary - thanks for always being so generous with give-aways!! My worst Christmas gift was a sweater that was gaudy and too small. I donated it to Goodwill if I remember correctly. But, I said I loved it with a big smile :-D

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  4. Worst Christmas present ever was a vacuum! Cause I just loooooove to clean..... lol! Thanks for a chance to win! Merry Christmas!

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  5. When I was 7 my great-aunt gave me this HUGE purse/bag thing. It was black with patchwork all in dark leathers. It had 2 large shoulder straps and it hung way past my knees. I could have fit my little brother in it, and almost did, cause he wouldn't stop snickering at me!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  6. Hi Mary, You are the best when it comes to scrapping. I cannot recall a bad gift that I got for Christmas cause I just love celebrating his Jesus birthday. Have a great holiday Hugs;-)

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  7. Hi Mary Hope all is well with you and all of your loved ones!
    The worst Christmas present was 2 years ago- something that I also believe was re-gift item. It was a bath gift set- wait that doesn't seem bad right? lol when I decided to open it just to smell the shower gel and the lotion it was super moldy on the bottom of the bottles. I didn't say anything because I figured maybe this person wanted to give me something and searched in her home/storage shed for something that was given to her a "long time ago."
    Katya B.
    Kattyxotica@comcast.net
    Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you Mary for the very nice and pretty giveaway
    My worst was my boyfriend got me oil bath and was a very small bottle and that was all that I got from him that year
    Now I tell him what I want
    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILLY

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  9. I guess I've been pretty lucky in the Christmas department. One of the worst was a really unflattering skirt my ex gave me one year. I don't think I ever got clothes again (we didn't have the same taste).

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  10. Never have got a bad xmas present. Glad I have not. But thanks for a chance to win.

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  11. oh thanks for a chance to win. I don't have many carts I always hated my birthday because it was so close to Christmas.but the worst present I got was big underwear, when I was four had to open then in front of my grandparents and they didn't come close to fitting me. hated that. Hugs Nettie

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  12. WOW! It is great that I can vent about the worst Christmas gift I ever received. I was about 8 or 9 years old and my grandmother gave me a yellow dress and my cousin got the pretty pink one. The two dresses were of the same design, but I do not like the color yellow. So I cried because I wanted the pink dress instead.
    Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to win.
    Have a Very Merry Christmas!

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  13. Most of my gifts have been good but the worst Christmas gift----hands down it was the electric women's shaver (seriously)- was feeling VERY self concious after that gift LOL! :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Mary
    Love your YT videos and you have fun giveaways. I guess my worst Xmas present was to get nothing, which is most of the time. Hubby always says he doesn't know what to buy me so he gets nothing. However I can't complain because when he finds out I want something he buys its no matter what time of the year it is. Like someone else mentioned, it would be nice to have a surprise even if it's only a card.
    Tere

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  15. my worst gift I have gotten was a movie. on how to lose weight.thanks for a chance to win..happy holiday to you mary...
    god bless,louise

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  16. I got a busted up music CD as a secreat Santa gift one year. I mean really.....I would have rather had busted up candy. LOL

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  17. Umm...that would be the year my husband and I received a cannister of Slim Jim. -__- Lol, we still laugh about it 12 years later. Happy Holidays!

    terrellvale@comcast.net

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  18. Merry CHRISTmas Mary! I hope you and your family have a blessed day and a fabulous 2012 as well.

    My worst Christmas gift was actually from my sweet, generous husband. Years ago, while we were in college and were scrimping and scraping by he 'somehow' came across some really ugly short, fat pinecone candles. They were old and faded and well...not the nicest. That was my Christmas gift. I still pick on him a little (in good fun).

    Big Hugs,
    Robyn
    injoy_stampin (at) me (dot) com

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  19. Merry Christmas Mary,
    The worse present I ever got was an electric typewriter. I was tying on it Christmas day and the paper got stuck in it and my brother ripped it out of the machine and broke my typewriter. I never got to use it again. :-(
    Phyllis

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  20. Hi Mary...
    Well...I really can't think of a really bad one that I got but one year I don't know what it was with my two boys but one of my boys gave my husband one of those singing fish on a wood plaque and the other boy gave him a gift card from Walmart with nothing on it. Of course he didn't find that out until he tried to use it LOL. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and thank you for the chance to win these awesome cartridges.
    Susan
    itsmesusanp44 at yahoo dot com or Facebook :)

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  21. Oh I have received some pretty interesting gifts before, but the one that stands out the most is when I was 23 my (now) MIL gave me this awful long flannel nightie. It definately looked liked one she would have in her drawer! LOL! She is known for her "unusual" gift giving, but we all get a kick out of seeing what everyone gets every year! :) We live by "it's the thought that counts!"
    I hope you have a very Happy Holiday season. Thanks for all you do!
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dot com

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  22. Hi Mary!
    I left a comment on YT as Passionwriter70.

    I can't say I have had a worst gift.. Just gifts I couldn't use. But I would give them to someone who could. (Not regift them) I am thankful other's are thoughtful toward me. Growing up, we were lucky to get one thing for Christmas. And sometimes that one thing meant a brown bag of fruit with a few pieces of candy. Those are some of my most memoriable gifts. :)
    Thank you for everything you do! Love your videos!
    Merry Christmas!!
    Lynn passionwriter at gmail dot com

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  23. Oh Mary, you give so many nice things away. It is really hard to saywhat is the worst because someone might be reading. Lets just say I've never gotten a bad gift...wink

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway.

    The worst I got was the same very samething I got the ywar before. I mean right down to the colors and aplinazes for the kitchen. He shopped at the same store. Mind you has good taste but I didn't need two of the same things.I tried to keep it quiet but my DD's teenagers and were laughing so hard they told my DH. He was so upset.

    Diane

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  25. My worst Christmas gift was from my sister in law. It was a black sweater, I know your thinking not a bad gift. It was dirty and full of dog hair, something she picked out of the dirty clothes! lol I just smiled and said thank you and when I got home threw it away. It is the thought that counted not the gift itself. Merry Christmas Mary!!!!

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

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  26. Hey Mary,
    I can't say that it is the worse but definitely a funny memory. When my son was very young he bought me what he thought was a great idea and one he was very proud of. It was a mop bucket :) he said I wanted to get mom something I know she would use!!! His siblings still give him a hard time about it. Lol guess that was one you could say it was for sure the thought that counts.

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  27. 37 years ago for our first Christmas together as husband and wife, my wonderful husband bought my entire gift collection from TV infomercials. Remember "Ronco?" EGAD, I still shudder when I think of the "Bedazzler."
    Hugz,
    Gramma

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  28. Great question and I have enjoyed reading everyone's answers, but I honestly can't think of a bad gift I have received. My boyfriend is awesome at picking out gifts for me - even clothes. I don't dare tell him what I want because he comes up with better ideas for me than I do. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I so enjoy your blog and thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. my worst gift was seeing my kids sad because their aunt and uncle never send them anything for christmas. they expected something but got nothing which was sad for them. i felt bad.

    The other was when my sister did send us something but was a "joke" was a tin can with coal. I thought that was stupid seeing we got them great gifts. my nieces get gifts why cant she give her niece and nephew a great gift.

    happy holidays!!
    Stephanie Collins
    stephanoid69-yt
    stephanoid69@msn.com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't have any Christmas carts so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. My worst Christmas gift came while I was away at college. I guess they didn't know what to give me so they gave me a can of peanuts. !?!
    Happy Holidays to all
    Rae Ann O.

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  31. my worst christmas gift was a pot and plant. Hated the pot it didn't fit to my interieur and the plant was no my favourite to. So the plant died fast and the pot fell out of the windowside by "one of my cats"

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  32. Hi Mary!

    One year I got from my Aunt, a file folder with a hanger (the plastic kind that come with clothes) and a half used disposable camera. It was hard to act excited for that one...

    Jodi.hejnar@gmail.com

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  33. So sweet of you, I don't have any of those carts, would love to win one!! Any how my worst gift of course was from dear hubby, many many Christmas ago, it was this huge clock in the shape of a watch, yuck, really honey. After 29 years I think he has finally learned what I like, thank goodness.
    Merry Christmas Mary hope you have a blessed holiday season!!
    Cindylu

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win! Well I love all my gifts I get, but a couple years ago my SIL re-gifted me stuff she got the year before and stuff that she had in storage and just never used. How I knew is everything that had packaging, that packaging style changed twice since the style it had. Plus I don't burn candles. So the next year I was gonna get her some Renuzits the $1 smelly cones from WM. But she is the type that complains about giving gifts, but complains when she don't get what she wants or likes. You can't win with her. So now we don't even give gifts to each other. Her and BIL complain too much. I don't complain, but that gift was bad that she gave me. I hope you have Fabulous Christmas, Mary!!

    Hugs, Sheena
    slynne1 at gmail dot com

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  35. I usally love all my gifts but the worst had to be a child a got a baby doll that made me scream my head off everytime it played music! Thanks soo much for the giveaway!
    Hannah
    craftinghannie.blogspot.com
    hanniek1996@gmail.com

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  36. My worst Christmas gift was a brown paper bag with bath salt in it...
    It was from my mother and she was visiting family and she called and said that the paper bag was in the bottom of her closet...
    I never forgot that bath salt..
    Mary thank you for such a wonderful give-away..
    wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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  37. Thanks for everything that you do! The worst gift I ever got was a wicker basket. For the longest time it just sat in the corner but now I use it as my trash can in the scrap cave.
    craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

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  38. Hi Mary!
    Just wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year!!!
    (Please don't include me in your generous giveaway)
    Hugs,
    ~Terry~

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  39. Two years ago I received a large packet of rice and a large packet of beans as a gift from a friend. Her son is a rice farmer so I know she thought it was a delightful gift but I did not. They are still sitting in my pantry. Thanks for such a generous giveaway, I love your blog, your challenges and all of the inspiration you provide. Happy Holidays!

    scrappindhilly at gmail.com

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  40. Merry Christmas, Mary!

    Years ago.. I received a lotion gift set, which at the time I really loved. The scent was so nice. A few days later after I had applied it a few times, half my body broke out into ugly hives and the itch was unbearable. I had to see a dermatologist to help repair my skin.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway! :)

    Abby

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  41. aDOLL I ALWAYS GOT THAT FOR xMAS AND I DON'T LIKE DOLLS

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  42. we do a gift exchange every year. One year I got a towel, but not any towel it half white and half brown on the brown side it said BUTT and the white side it said FACE. Even though it was a very bad gift I still have it and it is hanging in my master bathroom as a reminder of what NOT to buy as a gift.

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  43. The worst gift I got was a box of chocolates that had gone off and gone all white. Not very nice and the giver was embarrassed.

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  44. Merry Christmas Mary!! My worst present was from a very close friend of mine -- socks. But not just socks, the ugliest socks I have ever seen. And since we worked together, I had to wear them at least once. My husband still laughs about those socks!

    Hugs,
    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  45. thanks for the chance to win! I would have to say receiving a cheese grater was the worst gift, since I don't much like cheese! You are such a generous person!
    Gina

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  46. my great grandmother always gave us bras and underware, really miss that this year.

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  47. Mary, the ugliest gift I ever got was bright red lipstick from my grandson. But it was the thought that counts! Never did wear it and I think I threw it away. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmax to you and God Bless you.
    qtgrams@yahoo.com

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  48. Well, I can give you a quick answer to that question. The first year my husband and I got married, my mother in law got me a gold lamay shirt that barely fit. When I tried it on I looked like I should be out on the next space shuttle launch. Have a merry christmas.
    Sherry Wolfe
    needingJesusdaily at hotmail dot com

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  49. Hmm, the Christmas after I had given birth to our first daughter my husband bought me the most beautiful red leather coat that I adored!! It didn't fit it was too tight and they did not have a size larger so I exchanged it for and exercise cycle that used only to hang a new not so beautiful cloth coat on!!! It was so depressing.... But looking back it is funny how I reacted to the whole stupid situation! Merry Christmas to all and thank you for your Card Gifts through your blog and videos all year

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  50. Hmm, the Christmas after I had given birth to our first daughter my husband bought me the most beautiful red leather coat that I adored!! It didn't fit it was too tight and they did not have a size larger so I exchanged it for and exercise cycle that used only to hang a new not so beautiful cloth coat on!!! It was so depressing.... But looking back it is funny how I reacted to the whole stupid situation! Merry Christmas to all and thank you for your Card Gifts through your blog and videos all year

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  51. Wow, such a lovely giveaway!! Mary, I can't really say I have gotten a bad gift only because I try to be thankful for whatever I receive, even if it looks bad, I will keep it for sentimental value for a two....more yrs. Also, I normally ask for gift cards!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  52. These comments are a hoot....I've gotten the electric shaver too, and some hair dye, and a oh-so-lovely fuzzy bright gold sweater, unwrapped, from my hubby. :) But...he's also gotten me a wonderful sewing table, some beautiful amethyst earrings, and a gorgeous diamond....so I won't complain. The giver means more than the gift, anyway. And Jesus is the best gift!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

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  53. Thank you for the awesome giveaway, My worst christmas present was a huge purple and black blouse.

    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  54. I can't think of any bad Christmas gifts unless you count the year my ex- husband got drunk and did not buy me a thing. Looking back, it was the beginning of the end of that marriage so maybe it was the best gift after all.

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  55. A worst gift would be a sweatshirt that was a misfit that was made crooked and the iron on decorations were pealing off. Thanks Mary and have a very Merry Christmas. Amy

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  56. The first Christmas I spent with my husband, he woke up Christmas day and could not see out of his left eye. He was suddenly and permanently blind in his left eye!

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  57. I got a sweatshirt with a big christmas tree on it with bangles all over it. Worst thing is that I asked for a sweatshirt just didn't see that one comming. Now I just ask for gift cards.

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  58. I don't think I ever got a so call bad gift. I just keep getting a lot of lotions, bath gels and candles.I can only use do much lotion or burn so many candles at one time.Thanks Mary for another giveaway. YOu are sooo generous. Have a Merry Christmas.

    Marilyn
    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

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  59. The worst Christmas present I ever got was a gift box full of gadgets for the kitchen I thought what the heck are they thinkin' this was like 46 years ago....I was no Rachel Ray in the kitchen..as I was just learning how to cook and was over whelmed by it all. Thanks for a chance at some awesome cartridges

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  60. a worst gift would be a jacket that was so ugly and old fashion. What was my mom thinking.
    Have a great Christmas Mary.
    Michelle
    tanner9868@yahoo.com

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  61. The worst gift I ever got was when I was 21, My grandmother gave me 15 pairs of underwear. YAY!! lol
    Thanks Mary you're the best!!

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  62. Mary,

    You are such an inspiration me. You put together such great color combinations and such clever ideas. Thanks so much for what you do.

    I think the worst Christmas gift I ever got was when I was a little girl one year us kids snooped at our Christmas gifts and there were multiplication cards for some one. Well on Christmas morning I got the flash cards!! I am sure I got other things that year but those flash cards are what stick out in my mind. I was so disappointed. Merry Christmas Mary!!

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  63. The worst Christmas gift I ever received was a gallon jar of pickled pigs feet.
    Have a Merry Christmas Mary and thank you for all your wonderful ideas.

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  64. I would have to say some really bad homemade cookies. LOL
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

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  65. wow what a question. My worst gift was ugly bath set from my grandmother, of course i had to write to her and say i love it.....

    Tanya
    taniwol at yahoo dot com

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  66. The worst gift I ever got was from my mother in law. The first year my husband and I were married the only thing she gave me was a 5 inch tall statue of a girl holding a basket. it was so ugly. I told her was wonderful and then gave it away.

    iluvkatie74atyahoodotcom

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  67. I can't say I ever got a "bad gift" after all, it is the thought that counts...however, not to sound ungrateful, but I am not comfortable with receiving money as a gift, just seems like their was not much thought in that at all..However, if it is accompanied by a handmade card or has some element of creativity..I am a bit more grateful.

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  68. The worst gift I ever got was from my dear mother. It was a pair of earrings that had Libra on them. I'm a Scorpio!! Merry Christmas!! Thanks for the give-away!

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  69. My daughter's worst gift far outdoes mine. When she was 11 or 12, her uncle gave her a long line bra--siz 50 something DDDDD or so. It had her name painted on it along with some design. She fled the room in tears. Since then, we have had many laughs about this.

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  70. My daughter's worst gift far outdoes mine. When she was 11 or 12, her uncle gave her a long line bra--siz 50 something DDDDD or so. It had her name painted on it along with some design. She fled the room in tears. Since then, we have had many laughs about this.

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  71. One year an employee of mine got me a box of rubber bands. To this day I'm not sure why and I don't think I want to know :)
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  72. One year, I think it was 2002, my husband bought me a horrible, ugly sweater thet was about 3 sizes too big. After that, I started buying my own things and telling him thats what he got me!

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  73. Such a great giveaway! My worst Christmas was when I had to spend christmas in the hospital with pneumonia when i was 10 yrs old!

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  74. I don't usually receive gifts that are bad. So I had to think way back before my husband......
    a boyfriend gave me a dried flower arrangment. The worst part was he had bought several of them for his mother, aunt, sister etc. He thought they were beautiful and they weren't. We all smiled and said thanks. I had given him a gift that I put a lot of thought into. Ugh!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas !!

    Deana L.
    dmlbuster@yahoo.com

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  75. The worst Christmas present I got was the gift card my son and his wife got me....Every time I tried to use it, the cashier said it wasn't activated! Oooppps! was I ever embarrassed!

    Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to win.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

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  76. I'm pretty lucky in the gift department, but one year I got a set of wooden spoons, and other small kitchen gifts. and that was all.

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  77. Oh wow had'nt thought about this in years. LOL
    My worst gift ever was I believe our 2nd Christmas after hubby & I were married.. My MIL got me an outfit, a wool sweater (to small) and a wool skirt (2 sizes too big) Worst Christmas gift ever.

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  78. One of my worst gift is my mother in law gave me a stockpot for a Christmas gift. I already had 3 and didn't need the 4th one. It's still in the box in my basement.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

    Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  79. one year when I was about 8 i got a box of those chocolate covered cherries and when i opened the box all excited in the place of where the cherries normally go was a piece of coal... i cried lol.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  80. Wow had'nt thought about that in years lol. Worst gift I ever recieved was I believe our 2hd Christmas after hubby & I were married. MIL got me an outfit. A wool sweather(to small) and a wool skirt (2 sizes to big) And I mean WOOL the scratchie kind. LOL

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Mary.

    Pam
    tdandpk@gmail.com

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  81. I really don't have a worst gift but my friend got a metal trashcan for her kitchen from her professor husband!Ha!Merry Christmas Mary - this is an awesome giveaway Peggie

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  82. Guess the worst Christmas present I received one yr was when my co-workers gave me a regifted candle item that they had received the previous yr (I know that they had since I got one of them that very same yr) so the following yr I had 3 more. My hubby has good taste & selection of presents. My amazing daughter that is such a wonderful artist gave me my Christmas present early this yr (you can see it on my blog).
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  83. Hi Mary,

    First I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! Thank you for the chance to win these great cart. I can't remember the last time bad gift I got. I guess it has been a while lol.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  84. A ugly gray tote so heavy if I had put just one item in it, it would have been too heavy to carry. I still don't like thinking about it. I got rid of it, and no I did not give it as a gift. I like everyone too much for that.Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  85. My worst Christmas gift: My secret santa gave me cookies, in a brown paper bag, that was sitting at the bottom of all the other gifts, and yes, they were crumbled to smitherenes! Couldn't even sniff the crumbs! Ha! Good memories...now! Great gifts, Mary. Thanks!! And Merry Christmas!

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  86. The worst gift I ever received was a can of frying oil! We took turns opening presents that year and all eyes were on me when I opened my present to find a can of frying oil from my husband! You can imagine my expression! LOL! Later in the round of turns I got to open the deep fryer he gave me to go with the frying oil! :) I guess I had said weeks earlier that I wanted a deep fryer to make french fries easier, and he remembered my passing comment.
    Later, I explained to him about the proper order in opening the presents! Just about every year we laugh about whether I'm going to get more frying oil or not! LOL!!!

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  87. One year when I was in middle school my step mom gave me what I thought was a cute Tweety Bird shirt, until I discovered she had bought me a maternity shirt. I was probably only 13 at the time.

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  88. Thanks for the great giveaway. I don't know that I've had a really bad gift, but I do have times that I get things that I really don't use. I always say it's the thought that counts.
    Megan H.
    mhcards at embarqmail dot com

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  89. When I was about 16 my Grandmother gave me a sexy red nightie, I guess it was suppose to go into my hope chest. I was so embarrassed. My older sister also got one and wanted to trade with me...in the end she ended up with both of them.

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  90. A worst Christmas gift was when my sister in law and I received two of the same exact shirt ( just in different sizes ), and just for kicks we wore them at the same time, hehehe! Thank you!
    Lisa

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  91. Thanks for the chance to win such great cartridges. My worst Christmas present a brown shirt with gold threading from my mom. Didn't let her know that I didn't like it. It is the thought that counts. Merry Christmas Mary.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  92. Hi Mary.... my worst gift was a sweater with a Christmas tree on it that lit up! I don't remember what happened to that one.... hmmmm.
    Thanks for the chance.

    netter at q dot com

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  93. Merry Christmas!!!! As for the worst present, would be wayyy back in 1987 for me when Dec 18 my great grandfather passed away,Him and I were extremely close and this really was hard on me.

    Lisa
    http://lilcardfactory.blogspot.com/

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  94. Well every year my husband turns into the Grinch and complains about buying Christmas gifts. One year he got me a little wooden block of a building...not my thing. Wish he could get excited about Christmas.

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  95. Julie jeweliegwen@gmail.com
    Just posted but forgot to put my email

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  96. My worst Christmas gift was from my ex-husband...a sweater that I don't even think my grandmother would have worn. It was UGLY! I took it back but I know his feelings were hurt. He didn't do so well at picking any gifts for me anytime really.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mary

    Hugs, Heather
    princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

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  97. Oh Mary! You are so awesome to do this wonderful give-a-way!! The worse Christmas gift I ever got was from my 2nd step-mother. I was in my 30's at the time and she gave me the most gaudy pair of houseshoes. They had bear heads on the toes!! I don't know why she ever thought I would ever wear them!! :)

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  98. My mom is a pack rat & she's cheap, so considering my birthday is 2 days after Christmas, I get a combinations of worst gifts. So in saying all that, she likes to shop at the thrift & 99 cent store, she always seem to get the spandex panties that are cheap & don't fit because I have a big bubble butt...but she tries. I keep them anyway :)
    Merry Christmas yal

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  99. Oh Mary, I'm sitting here laughing just thinking about this.In my husband's family we used to draw names. His sister got mine and let's just say she is very frugal. She made me a peach colored blouse and a purse to match. Now I am very hard to fit because I am only 5 feet tall. The blouse came down to my knees and the purse ended up being a very good holder for my balls of yarn. I never wore the blouse. So as I type this I am laughing. Thanks for the memory. Teresa

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  100. Merry Christmas, Mary! I would have to say the worst Christmas present I've received is a Captain Kirk (Star Trek) Ornament. :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  101. I really enjoy seeing all your videos! My worst Christmas gift,was from a secret santa at work. She gave me samples that you get in the mail! razor blades for women,hand lotion sample,fabric softener sheets,and other weird sample items!For the big gift she gave me a stuffed animal she said she got out of a machine!Enjoy your holidays! Gloria

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  102. My worst gift was from my MIL, many years ago. She gave me a toilet brush. Still can't figure that one out, other than she never did like me.

    momofcody1993atyahoodotcom

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  103. We exchanged names at the office. The boss had mine. It was a beautifully wrapped gift and everyone was anticipating something quite special. Imagine my surprise and disappointment when opened the package revealed a tacky candle holder crafted from safety pins and yellow plastic beads. Plastic foliage completed the ugly thing. It now makes the rounds of my family as the yearly gag gift. 20 years have passed and it still is going strong and uglier by the year!

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  104. My e-mail: mwhitmore1@comcast.net

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  105. As I was listening to you regarding the giveaway...I started laughing! I cannot WAIT to read all these comments. I love this! My worst Christmas present the gaudiest bright neon yellow dress that my grandmother made for me when I was 14. You could see me coming a mile away. I am olive skinned and the yellow dress made me face "look" yellow. My poor Mom told my grandmother she accidently washed it in hot water and it shrunk so I could not wear it. Thank goodness for mothers!

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  106. The worst gift I ever received was some salmon color corduroy pants I got when I was about 17 or 18. it was during the 80's but those pants were so ugly that the person who bought them must have purchased them during the 70's! Since we had to open the presents in front of everybody I could not be rude so all I could said was "Wow... how did you pick these?"

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  107. My worst Christmas gift was Slippers that I later noticed when I took them home they were for Men. LOL Have a wonderful Christmas Mary:) Hugs!!

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  108. The worst gift I ever got was a gift I gave the person the year before......

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  109. When my husband and I were first married, I received a gift from my sister-in-law. We were not sure at all what it was, but we finally figured out it was a ceramic bowl (perhaps for cookies???) but it was in the shape of a head of cabbage. It was the ugliest thing and I was so happy that no one other than my husband was with me when it was opened. We laughed really hard.

    Tracey@churchatevergreen.com

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  110. One year I was given a bright pink sweater (handknit) that had big puffy sleeves and tight ribbed cuffs. It was so long it went to my knees too. Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge. Merry Christmas!
    blply05 at yahoo dot com

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  111. Merry Christmas Mary!!!

    I always hated getting the stuff that we
    Needed!!! You know...sock, undies etc...
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Blessings,
    Valerie Martin

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  112. Well, the worst Christmas gift(s) I felt I ever got was when I was a little girl, my Mother would always give me underwear. It was so embarrassing to me. They were always white cotton with gathered eyelet lace at the leg openings.

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  113. I must be blessed because I can't really think of a bad gift I have gotten without going waaaay back - when I was a teenager I had asked for a guitar. Imagine my teenage horror when I opened an ACCORDION Christmas morning! But it was all good because my parents had ordered a guitar that had not arrived yet so they wrapped a borrowed accordion as a joke.
    I have had fun reading these comments, thanks for the give-a-way and Merry Christmas Mary!

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  114. Thanks you for all you do - you share so much.
    I think the worst Christmas gift was the year my mother-in-las gave me one bed sheet and it had a huge hole in the middle.
    Hope you have a very Blessed Christmas and Healthy New Year.

    Suzie

    SuzieK1244ataoldotcom

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  115. My worst gift was a box full of clothes that someone gave me out of there closet that didn't fit them because she lost weight they were old and out of style and all stretched out of shape. God Bless you have super Christmas to you and your family and Sophie too!! stierlen.c@gmail.com

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  116. Christmas is such a special time celebrating the birth of Jesus. Who was born to die, then Easter when he showed us He lives.
    I must say without a doubt the worst gift was a shaver, I don't know what it was called but it was suppose to be that you only shaved once a month if you lived that long.. Oh my what could the matter have been. Never to be one to give up. Yes, I thought I must have done something wrong so I tryed again later as the tears fell I knew this was a big mistake.

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  117. Merry Christmas Mary! I have to say that receiving a can of peanuts at 10 years old had to be the worst. I was hoping for a barbie or coloring book but no I got nuts from my aunt and I am pretty sure she got them at the gas station. Now that I'm older the gifts dont matter but I recommend not giving a 10 year old peanuts for Christmas.
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah @ gmail.com

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  118. The worst gift I received as from my brother. It was a pair of his dirty socks. He was a High School basketball player.

    gailpellegrin@att.net

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  119. I must have never received a bad gift because I have thought and thought and can't remember one. I guess I'm lucky. Would still like a chance to win however. Thanks Mary!

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  120. Merry Christmas Mary and to all of your readers too.
    Now my worst Christmas present was when I was a little girl. At that time all I wanted was toys and dolls..no clothes or things like that. Well there was a big package under the tree for me and I kept looking at it and shaking it and testing it for days to see if I could guess what it was.
    Well Christmas day it was the first present that I opened and when I did I found out it was a sweater and some under things. I was so disappointed by this that to me at the time it was a huge let down from all I had hoped it would be.
    I was about six years old and really disappointed that it was clothes. I hated getting clothes for Christmas. I wanted toys or games things I could play with..

    Sorry but that present was a huge let down. ha ha ha

    pat

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  121. I can't ever remember getting a bad Christmas present. I have always felt the Christmas was the time for wants...not needs... and as a child we always got new clothes because that was mid point and the new ones for school were getting old. I try to give wants. Thanks for all the time you give to us doing the videos and Merry Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season.

    gdobberteen at yahoo.com

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  122. I've always believed that it truly does not matter how much a gift costs but the value that the person receiving the gift feels. I could receive something that cost $1.00 and if it has value to me it is the best gift. The worst gift from people I know is perfume because if they really know me they would also know I'm allergic to many perfumes.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  123. Thanks for a great giveaway. The worst gift I ever got was a pot of DIRT. It was for planting in but there were no seeds. WOW is that a gift or what.

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  124. When I was a small child, my parents took my sister and I to a Christmas party each year, put on by their local American Legion. Santa Claus would come and hand out a gift to each child. Every child got a really neat toy or game. My sister and I always got a brush and comb or something really practical. We thought that Santa did not like us very well. Years later, we found out that our parents snuck in the gifts ahead of time for their own kids.

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  125. Oh my I got a coleman lantern my husband wanted so he could take camping with him. He would say "never give anyone anything you don't want because if they didn't like it - it's yours." It was his!
    SallyW
    LWall22388@aol.com

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  126. What a fun idea! I have been enjoying reading about the worst gifts...the white and brown face and butt towel might be close to first place! lol
    My not necessarily worst but very embarrassing gift was a box of tampons and trying to explain what they were to two small children on Christmas morning.
    Another awful one was a manicure set from a soon to be ex boyfriend who was obsessed with fingernails. Off he went!
    Thanks for sharing all these fun stories and for your great giveaway. I am going to be back to read the rest of them! :D Merry Christmas!

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  127. My ex-MIL one time bought me underwear!!

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  128. I think I was about 17 yrs old and had my own car. There was this really nice size box under the tree for me all wrapped up. I didn't know what was in it I was so excited to see what was in it, so Christmas Eve we opened our gifts. And inside that box was six quarts of motor oil and a filter. I said to my dad is that it? He said well your car does need an oil change...
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Joann

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  129. Thanks Mary for a chance to win free cartridges. I can honestly say that I don't remember every getting a bad Christmas gift. I have a bad Christmas experience (kinda funny too). When we were kids myself and my 3 siblings would jump on my parents bed to wake them up. A few years ago when we were all home for Christmas we decided to do that again. Needles to say 4 overgrown children broke their bed. We got the "I hope you know you're going to pay for that" speech.

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  130. Worst gift hmmm...difficult to think of one.
    Mary, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  131. One of the worst Christmas gift I ever received was a set of sheets that had the ugliest blue and yellow flower print. Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

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  132. The WORST Christmas Present I every received from my first husband on Our first Christmas - was a Collapsible spaghetti drainer - in fact every gift I received was if he purchased them from the dollar store (which were not around in the 1970's.) He left me after 18 years of marriage even though I never told him that was the worst gift I ever received. Have a Merry Christmas Mary - and a Cricut Cartridge would be one of the best gifts I could receive this year! God Bless ~ Gail ~

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  133. Wow, thanks for the great chance and my worst gift was when I was 8 yrs. old and I ask for a barbie and I saw my name on a big box I was so happy but when I open there it was 10 barbies I was so happy but when I got them out and took the plastic around the hair this was all the way up, I realize that they were fake, I still remember and had chills still the worst gifts ever.

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  134. Mary, I have to say that I have had quite a few worst Christmas gifts but the nor that really sticks in my mind is the year that my dad had been unable to work most of the year and so the gift giving was going to be pretty limited (which in our family we were very sensible when it came to spending and giving already). I had two younger brothers in my family so to make it a better Christmas for the little ones, we had Santa Clause deliver the Santa gifts that year. I was so embarrassed when I opened mine - it was the days before pantyhose - I got a garter belt! The other thing that was a disappointment that year was the one thing I really wanted was the new Living Bible that was just out. My sister got it instead! I got a pair of pants that didn't fit! I cried so hard that year. I'm sure I made my Mom feel bad - she was trying so hard to make ends meet that year. Have a merry Christmas and may everyone have a blessed new year!
    Sharon.fangsrud@ndus.edu

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  135. Merry Christmas Mary, can't think of any bad gifts I have gotten..If you were to ask people that I have given to, they could probably tell you!!
    Thank you...
    Cheryl Case

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  136. Mary, you are my favorite scrapping blogger! It just makes me happy to hear your voice on you videos and you do the neatest things. Thanks for giving me and others so much joy.
    I can't remember ever getting a "bad" Christmas gift. I've been blessed :) Hope you have a blessed Christmas and New Year. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  137. Love your videos, I don't remember how old I was but we were at my Grandmother's and I got a pink plastic hair set. My cousin he got a Snowmobile
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  138. My worst Christmas gift was a set of ugly dishes my husband gave me (he's so romantic). I opened the box and took out one piece and didn't even look at the rest. We were spending Christmas with my family in another state and I was so embarrassed. I wouldn't even look at the box after we got home, but finally started using them around Easter. When I next saw my sister-in-law, she ask how I liked the dishes and I told her they were ugly, and she told me she had picked them out. Embarrassed again, but I told the truth.

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  139. Hi Mary! I can't think of any really bad gifts but one year from my step-mom and dad I received this streatchie kinda material sweat suit looking thing that was about 3 sizes to big. At least she got it in a pretty color - purple! I remember donating it to the local thrift store! Come to think of it my gifts from them are still kinda strange sometimes! LOL
    Miranda :)
    miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  140. My worst Christmas gift was a set of pots and pans.

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  141. This is a tough question, but as I think back, my worst present was a wire shoe rack that you put in your closet; and I had to put it together! I won't dare say who the kind gift giver was. I just took it in stride....after all, it is Christmas! Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year!

    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  142. Even though I love Xmas with all my heart, my worst Xmas gift was a Xmas sweater with snow puffs and jingle bells all over it, ugh...
    jman4@comcast.net

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  143. Someone bought me some whine. I'm allergic to alcohol. lol

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  144. I can't remember a "bad" Christmas gift. Maybe my memory is going - :)

    Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    rockford74@yahoo.com

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  145. When I was young we peeked in the room my Mom was wrapping presents in. My Mom had found a good deal on tooth paste the same time as shopping for our gifts. All we saw was the supply of tooth paste. When Santa came at our big party, we when down stairs to stay away, as we didn't want to be embarrassed in front of everyone. One of my sisters finally went up to get her gift and ran down to show us what she got. We all dashed up the stairs to get our gifts then.

    melehtola@juno.com

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  146. How sweet of you Mary to offfer all of these lovely gifts. Happy Holidays to you and your family At the time I thought it was the worst gift ever but it really turned out to be one of the best over the years. The first year I moved out and got my own apartment. My Dad bought me one of those red metal tool boxes filled with some necessary tools, I thought it was such an odd gift but it really was such a sweet and thoughtful gift from my loving Dad. Hugz, Kim

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  147. Hi Mary, what awesome gifts your giving, thanks so much. I really never received any bad gifts, but there was one time I receive three pictures from one of my aunts and boy were they ugly. Needless to say they went right to goodwill.

    Merry Christmas
    Anne

    http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.com

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  148. Hello Mary....

    I guess the worst gift I ever got would have to be a new vacuum. What were they thinking I'll never know but I thanked them anyway and happily cleaned my home.

    Jo-Anne

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  149. Merry Christmas Mary!

    My worst gift was when I had gained some weight and my mother ( God rest her soul ) decided to make a point! You know how much fun that can be...well she bought me all these dresses for Christmas except they were all tents...err...moo moo style...I was so distraught by the third box that I didn't even want to open any more presents, I was in tears! Needless to say, no one thought it was very funny and my mom apologized and never did that to me again!

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  150. The worst Christmas present I received were three pictures for my living room. Boy were they ugly and didn't even go with my decor. Needless to say they went straight to Goodwill.
    Merry Christmas Mary.

    Hugs, Anne
    http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.com

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  151. Wow Mary great giveaway One of my worst gifts I think was last year I got a tin of Belgian chocolate cookies which doesn't seem too bad to most people but I was diagnosed with diabetes last May so it just seemed like a tease to me

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  152. I cant remember a "worst" Christmas gift, but i can remember a worst Christmas (due to what I DID with the gifts..lol) One year I decided I wanted to know what my gifts were, so when my momma was at work..I OPENED them ALL..very carefully..i rewrapped the SAME way even put the tape lines back..TOOK FOREVER..the problem was at Christmas I was WASN'T surprised!! I vowed to NEVER do that again..I recently told my momma (she never knew) and she couldnt stop laughing..she couldnt believe I did that

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  153. An exboyfriend send me a tape recording with a gobbled message!

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  154. I cant remember a "worst" Christmas gift, but i can remember a worst Christmas (due to what I DID with the gifts..lol) One year I decided I wanted to know what my gifts were, so when my momma was at work..I OPENED them ALL..very carefully..i rewrapped the SAME way even put the tape lines back..TOOK FOREVER..the problem was at Christmas I was WASN'T surprised!! I vowed to NEVER do that again..I recently told my momma (she never knew) and she couldnt stop laughing..she couldnt believe I did that

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  155. I belong to a group that exchanges gifts with everyone each year. Every year this one person gives everyone a very expensive bottle of whiskey. We don't drink! After regifting as many as I can I still have 11 bottles in my cabinet! Ho ho ho!!!

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  156. Boy did this question bring back some 'unpleasant' memories, lol...I was 12, it was 1961, hard times it must have been, tree was sparse, presents as well. I opened the one gift I had and it was a Lilt Permanent! Not sure if many of you know what that was, but it really was the worst gift EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  157. Mary
    My husband gave me a mixer and a little one, as if I didn't cook and bake enough. I just wanted something personal.
    marlene

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  158. I guess the worst one I ever got was when I was about 14 and I had really wanted a hair dryer, but I got this really ugly granny purse! To make these worst my brothers and sisters all got what they wanted and were so thrilled. Oh how I cried in private...I was so embarrassed to have to carry this to school for a few weeks so my parents wouldn't be hurt... oh the teasing I got! LOL well needless to say when I had children of my own, I go to a lot of trouble to make sure I never do that to them. I hope I haven't. I kind of have a phobia about that! LOL
    Mary I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas this year!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  159. What a fabulous giveaway! I would absolutely LOVE to win these cartridges!!
    Anyway,there was a person in my dear husband's family (person has since passed away), who was on a very limited income but always strived to have a gift of some sort for everybody in the family. Having grown up in a family who was always struggling financially, any gift this person gave me, my hubby or our children was always gratefully appreciated. Although I don't recall any of us getting one of her "special" gifts, I do remember it happening to my sis-in-law. One Christmas, sis-in-law and her hubby received a set of obviously used pots and pans (they hadn't been washed very well). Poor woman had to scour her Christmas gift before she was able to use it lol. Sis-in-law was a wee bit upset that year.
    I dearly miss my hubby's relative and her "special" gifts and every year I place an ornament we once gave her on our own Christmas tree so that she is always with us.
    Wishing all of you in blog land a safe and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    Hugs xo
    serene-stamper@shaw.ca

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  160. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for the fun give a way. My worst Christmas present has to be my ex-in-laws gave me a calendar and a bottle of shampoo... that was a horrible gift.

    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  161. Hi Mary! I just love watching your videos, Every morning when i get up i check to see what you have made.
    The Worst christmas Present i ever got was Henrietta the Egg Cooker....lol, I never ever used it
    You are so sweet to have a giveaway.
    Merry Christmas
    Carina
    http://www.paperjunkietoo.com

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  162. merry christmas Mary. not my worst gift but the day my husband died 2 years ago. We were married 49 years. Carol

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  163. my worst Christmas gift waw when I was 16. I had just started going "steady" with a boy at school I was so in love with him thought I would get a wonderful romantic gift....he bought me a roll of film for my camera....lets just say that was the end of that romance..... ;)

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  164. Merry Christmas Mary
    I love all the comments and feel bad for all the bad gifts that children got. I think the worse gift I got from a newly married hubby of two months was the electric razor when I was thinking I'd receive something romantic

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  165. My worst is Granny panties, yep I know go ahead and laugh. The worst part is it was from my 14 year old son. He saw mine in the laundry and decided I needed some new ones, but money was really tough at the time. Thoughtful gift but not want one wants from their son, LOL!

    Happy Holidays!

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  166. I sure I have gotten a bad gift in my
    life time, but don't remember what it
    was. Anyway we were always taught to
    smile and be thankful for what we
    received.Merry Christmas and Happy
    New Year. maw1@windstream.net

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  167. A big, black, sparkly Star of David necklace from my then 7 yr old daughter rates as my worst, yet funniest CHRISTmas gift.

    Thanks for all the helpful videos - just started papercrafting, so you have been most appreciated!!!

    Merry Christmas - Cathi

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  168. the worst gift was a tire for my car. I was driving to see my sister in Ohio and had a flat and had to buy a new tire with the money my husband gave me for christmas, so I tell everyone he bought me a tire for christmas

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  169. Can I share what I got my hubby when we first got married? He mentioned he wanted an fire extinguisher for his pick up truck, so I thought I was being good and I got him one. Needless to say, 18 years later he still tells me that was the worst. The kids still get a laugh too. Hey...you shouldn't say you want something and then be suprised or disappointed when you get it.

    Merry Christmas,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  170. I have never had a bad Christmas gift. I always feel that any gift given to me is a gift of love.
    My favorite gifts are those made by someone. I know they put their love in making it just for me.
    Thank you so much Mary for all you do your the best.
    Merry Christmas to all and have a Happy New Year.

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  171. This just happened to me the other day.

    Somebody gave me peanut brittle and I have been wearing braces for the last 10 months!!

    How am I going to eat that?!

    dianaherrera at comcast dot net

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  172. My worst Christmas gift ever was the one I received my last Christmas with my ex. He gave me a bottle of perfume in a scent that I had never worn because it smelled awful in my opinion. I thought it odd as after almost 20 years together he knew which perfumes I wore. 3 months later, I found out why. He nows buys that same perfume for his NEW wife. LOL. Men are not always smart, but they are ALWAYS entertaining.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, including sweet little Sophie. I am very glad I found your vidoes, they make me smile.

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  173. Ugly sweater from Aunt Maria. Bad!

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  174. My grandmother always gave us hair scarfs we were little kids what did we need hair scarfs? My brother had it worse he got black socks

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  175. Merry Christmas Mary! I look for your daily posting every morning and then make sure I have time set aside to actually view it without interruption. It is 'my special time'. Thanks for providing that gift!

    The worst Christmas gift I ever rec'd was from my ex-husband just before he left the marriage. I collect music boxes and he gave me a music box of a cowboy coming out of an outhouse! At the time I thought it very amusing until a month later I realized he was trying to tell me something!

    lkirk@sprynet.com

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  176. Once again you are so generous! Merry Christmas Mary and all the best in 2012! My worst Christmas gift was a pachinko machine. I had a 2 month old daughter and no time to play games, especially one that had hundreds of tiny metal balls. My husband was so excited to give it to me and thought I would be thrilled... needless to say ,I wasn't. I know his intention was good, but I think it was more a gift for himself than me. Love your 12 days of Christmas cards, and I've made several of the gift card holders to use this Christmas. thanks again for a chance to win. Linda

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  177. Once again you are so generous! Merry Christmas Mary and all the best in 2012! My worst Christmas gift was a pachinko machine. I had a 2 month old daughter and no time to play games, especially one that had hundreds of tiny metal balls. My husband was so excited to give it to me and thought I would be thrilled... needless to say ,I wasn't. I know his intention was good, but I think it was more a gift for himself than me. Love your 12 days of Christmas cards, and I've made several of the gift card holders to use this Christmas. thanks again for a chance to win. Linda

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  178. The worst gift I ever got was a bug box! It was a little ceramic oval "box" with a lid on it. You open the lid and there was a fly inside. Stupid!
    Laura

    breyman@sbcglobal.net

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  179. Two years ago my husband "forgot" to get me anything for Christmas or my 30th birthday (on the 23rd). I made up for it in January by buying my Cricut!

    Thanks for another great giveaway, Mary!

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  180. I've had soooooo much fun sitting here reading these this evening! My favorite is the face/butt towel!!! LOL! I'd love to find those for my sons ~ what a hoot!
    Merry Christmas!!!

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  181. Hi Mary, How fun! I'm smiling over all the "bad Christmas gifts" everyone is telling about. Mine was a DVD movie with Sylvester Stallone in it, called Over the Top. I made the mistake of watching this movie with my hubby and made a comment about it not being a bad movie. Well, I sure was surprised to find it as my Christmas gift that year! Too funny!

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  182. Ahaha! What a hilarious question! The worst Christmas Gift I was ever given was from my EX-Mother in-law! She gave me a pair of the awful black stretch pants that were a few sizes too small, and I think she bought them at goodwill! I am all about the re-gifting... but this was bad!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  183. Hi Mary - this is a hard one to comment on cause I appricate everything that is given to me cause its the thought that counts. However, I did a HUGE ring from my DH that I will never wear - its got diamonds around it aud built up like a pyrimd. I'm a simple granny and would never have a reason to wear it. Again its the thought that counts so its still sitting in my jewelry box.
    BTY - I just love your videos, look forward to them all the time. You have given me so much inspiration cause I love doing the cards.
    Thanks again for all the hard work you do.
    Hugs, Flo

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  184. My aunt would get me these horrible socks every christmas and i would have to act like they were the best gift ever but really i would just give them to goodwill when i got home. Courtney

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  185. I'm not sure I'v ever gotten a bad gift. I'v had some sad Christmas's over the years but never a bad gift. Merry Christmas everyone.
    Hugs, Debi

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  186. I was in a gift exchange and gave a really great gift..... I got a five pack of life saver candies in a paper book. Was the dumbest gift i ever got ...I was just a kid but I cried and cried. I have hated gift exchanges ever since.
    You are a very generous person and this is a great gift you are giving away. Thank you so much for letting all of us have a chance.
    kgrin

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  187. I debated on whether I should post this or not but here goes. Years ago my Ex-husband gave me a knitting "bag" It wasn't just any bag it was a wooden bucket with male "parts" decoupaged on it. Hum!! I wonder why he is an ex. All his hard work got thrown in the trash. That was one gift that ever "the thought counts" didn't matter.

    Diana M.

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  188. The worst Christmas present I ever received was a miniature wooden "outhouse" with a picture of me inside it! My father-in-law had a strange sense of humor (he was the one who gave it to me)!

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  189. My worst Christmas gift was a big furry "old lady hat" from my brother-in-law. I hated it and gave it to my mother who loved it. The sad thing was my brother-in-law always spent a lot of money on gifts. You could never take it back because he lived out of state and we didn't have that particular store in our state. It was an ongoing joke in the family to see what gifts my brother-in-law purchased for Christmas.

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  190. This will be the first year that I will not be seeing either one of my sisters so it's going to be a rough one. I haven't spent Christmas with my parents in 15 years. I am thankful however that I can pick up the phone and wish them a Merry Christams and tell them how much I love them. I also am very thankful for my 2 boys and wonderful husband.

    Thank you for all of your wonderful projects. Your videos are just awesome.

    Have a Wonderful Christmas along with your loved ones.

    guzjun 97 @ yahoo dot com

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  191. The worst gift I received was from my 8 year old son. He had gone into my closet and wrapped an old pair of house shoes that I should have thrown away. He was forever playing jokes on me. Have the merriest of holidays.

    Mary Lane

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  192. I think my worst Christmas was last year, becauseI spent my Christmas in the hospital...it was not fun or pleasant. But anyways Mary thanks for offering these gifts. I appreciate all the time you to teach us fun cards and projects. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Years !!

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  193. Happy Holidays Mary!

    My worst Christmas gift was a pair of neon yellow (really hard rubber) flip flops. With HUGE yellow rhinestones on them. Oh did I mention it came with a matching wallet neon yellow and rhinestones included!

    Got to love the Holidays....

    Brittany S.
    brittsparks88@gmail.com

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  194. I got a toenail clipper. My husband was tired of looking for his through the years (50). Love him anyway!
    AndreaGen

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  195. Hi Mary - I think my worst Christmas gift ever was from my aunt who gave me an "Annie" bracelet when I was 16. Thank you for the opportunity to win some fabulous giveaways. I think you are very talented and I enjoy all your videos that are very easy to follow.
    Have a wonderful happy holiday season Mary.
    Cheers!

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  196. Hi Mary,
    The worst gift I ever got was from my mother-in-law. She sent me this small plastic ring. It was my husband's teething ring when he was a baby, however it was not a real baby's teething ring - it was just a piece of industrial plastic and it was ugly. She thought I should hang it on my tree - I didn't.
    Love all that you do Mary. Keep up the good work. You inspire me. Merry Christmas to you.
    Love, Kathy

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  197. I think my worst Christmas was when I got a new vacum. I did not ask for it. I wanted clothes or personal items. Not a stinking vacum. I had a housekeeper at the time so it wasn't like I even used it. I guess it could have been worse! I am still burned about it!
    Patti Park

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  198. The worst gift I got was an electric matrices pad from my husband when we were dating. The year before he gave me a camera so I was expecting more. It is funny now.
    Merry Christmass to you Mary!

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  199. How thoughtful of you to have a giveaway for Christmas for your followers. I would love to win any of the four cartridges. I cannot think of any gift that I didn't like or appreciate. Boring, I know, but thats the truth...Merry Christmas to you and your family Mary!

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  200. I got a vacuum for christmas one year really do I need to clean more! Thanks Mary for a chance to win!

    Angela
    creativecraftin70@yahoo.com

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