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    Best: My daughter, born on 12/20/98, and she came home on Christmas Eve (after having to leave her in NICU for 2 extra days). It was the most amazing gift I ever received. (and I did get TiVo this year - not that it comes close, but I'm so thrilled!)

    Worst (which actually turned out to be so special!): I have 8 siblings and we, before the kids came along, had a grab bag. My brother picked me. When it was my turn to open, he just looked at me and said "I owe you money for a gift". I was SO pissed at him. However, I showed up at his apartment door 2 days later and he gave me $100. So I went a bought myself a beautiful amethyst and blue topaz ring. He died 5 months later unexpectedly and I am so glad I didn't just do something stupid with that money. The ring always reminds me of him. It doesn't mean I was any less PO'd that Christmas day, but I remember back and smile, because it was so typical

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    I'm going to echo the buying-earrings-for-the-unpierced thing. It's been a while since anyone pulled that on me, though.
    My best gift this year (besides a needed new TV) was a cast-iron quilt rack from my mom. I have a couple of old quilts that my grandmothers made, so it's nice to have a place to display them that isn't the floor.
    Weirdest: a bellydancing "kit" that includes finger cymbals, "adhesive jewels" (?) and an "instructional booklet." From my best friend, who remembered that back when belly-dancing was the rage in fitness clubs, I wanted to try it (although I never did). We'll see. She got me a bottle of wine, too, so perhaps the two will go together.
    It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever. -- David St. Hubbins

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    Worst- this Xmas, my brother got me Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hand and elbow protectors for when i go roller blading (or biking he says)? it would have been a funny gag gift- but he was dead serious!

    Best- Xmas '90 i was in Tel Aviv, Israel, and my GF at the time- surprised me and flew over to spend a few days with me- we went to Jerusalem and Bethlahem and had an AMAZING 3 days before i had to hed back to the Red Sea and Saudi Arabia

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    The worst present .............

    My Dad always liked to tell the story about when he was on a scout trip as a young boy and was in a hurry to buy some small presents for his family. He ended up buying his uncle a comb. You've guessed it, he was bald, not a hair on his head!!
    Any other silly or inappropriate gifts given or received?

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    Well I don't know about silly & inappropriate but...

    For Christmas my mother in law gave me this picture that is REALLY REALLY very gaudy & doesn't fit me or my style at all, I cannot see it fitting in with anything in our house. I have not hung it on the wall yet, I'm desperately trying to figure a place to hang it that it won't be TOO visible ...

    Everytime I see her she asks: "Did you hang up that picture yet? Where are you gonna hang it???" Ugh...

    Guys...how do you work yourself out of a situation like this? Any advice??? lol.
    "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."

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    Hang it in the bathroom.
    It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever. -- David St. Hubbins

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    Hang it anywhere. Just make sure the nail is very small and very lose in the wall.

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    Glad 4 Vlad! :) Tigrazhia's Avatar
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    LOL .... good advice! After all we do get earthquakes here now and then....
    "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."

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    The worst present EVEr...so not PG-13 rated hahah .. *get my drift*?

    so yeah my SECOND worst present ever, was errr ... a boxer shorts..with cartoons of littles hearts and all. Yeah yeah...not that bad, but when it comes from your own parents...that's just wrong!! hahaha....

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    I think the worst gift is cash. To me, it says you didn't have time to think of something I might like. When I was younger, money was a good gift because I was always broke. But now, I have enough to get by easily, so I'd rather get a gift that I probably wouldn't buy for myself, something frivolous, doesn't have to be expensive at all!
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