What's worse, getting a really horrible gift that does not fit you at all, or not getting anything at all from a close friend?

LittleA LittleA
I can't stand when I get a gift, just to get something, that I'll never touch again after that day.
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Horrible Gift
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No Gift at all
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42  (44%)
Total votes: 96
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12/09/2011
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LittleA LittleA
Quote:
Originally posted by LittleA
I can't stand when I get a gift, just to get something, that I'll never touch again after that day.
If i get another scarf, I'm going to scream, there is a reason you've never seen me wear them.
12/09/2011
Oxygen99 Oxygen99
That;s a tough one. I guess it depends on the person giving the horrible gift lol
12/09/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'd rather nothing than a gift I can't use.
12/09/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I feel bad when someone gets me a gift I don't use, so I'd rather get nothing or just a card.
12/10/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I'd rather get a really crappy gift because it shows that I was still on their mind, they just don't know what I like! My boyfriend's grandmother got me the. Most. Horrifying. Pajamas. Ever. Last year. They looked like these but they were just a pull-over-your-head style and had a very tight neck and smaller, more busy spots link
I tried to smile through it!
12/10/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
No gift is better than horrible gift. Saves time and money on both parties, plus (most importantly) embarrassment or hurt feelings that could result from said horrible gift.
12/10/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I actually experienced this for this years birthday. But it wasn't a best friend. It was my family.

I am (and was) living in a city that isn't where my mother lives (my hometown) but IS where basically all of my extended family lives. A grandmother, an Aunt and Uncle, two cousins. This past summer was the first I'd ever spent here. My mom got me a wonderful selection of Lush products that I'd been totally obsessed with. The rest of the family? Nothing. I think I might have gotten a text message from one of the cousins. It was the first time that had ever happened.

A few months later, one of the cousins had a birthday and his girlfriend through him a big party in my aunt's backyard and my mom came to town and some of his friends flew across the country to be there and basically everyone and their cat showed up and there was all this talk like "Of COURSE we're doing awesome stuff for your birthday, we LOVE you!" and frankly it made me feel really ignored and dejected. Honestly, I'm still a but pissy about it.

At least when someone gets you a terrible gift it involved bothering to get a gift at all.
12/10/2011
jedent jedent
i've had friends totally skip out on me for years. it's kind of a bummer.
12/10/2011
Rossie Rossie
I picked horrible gifts. That's one of the reasons why I don't like to receive gifts, getting something that I don't like, and I still have to give something back.
12/10/2011
Taylor Taylor
I'd rather not get a gift. I've gotten a lot of bad gifts from one family member in particular and it's always awkward because I can't get rid of them because she will get offended.
12/10/2011
Ansley Ansley
I think they're equally as bad. If you don't know me well enough to pick up on the things I like, then there's a good chance you shouldn't be thinking of gifting me anything in the first place. But, to be forgotten is always a bummer, no matter the situation.
12/10/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by LittleA
I can't stand when I get a gift, just to get something, that I'll never touch again after that day.
IF someone is going to spend, and does not KNOW what I want or need, then please just get me a gift card and let ME choose something I will enjoy. If I am the giver, I will actually sometimes ASK what that person wants or needs. Nothing subtle about it, but then I KNOW the gift is right.

If the spending is just to SPEND...I would rather have just a card, or a plate of cookies from them, truth be told.
12/10/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I think they're equally as bad. If you don't know me well enough to pick up on the things I like, then there's a good chance you shouldn't be thinking of gifting me anything in the first place. But, to be forgotten is always a bummer, ... More
Kind of true, but, for instance, there are certain Co workers that I DO buy for and I really don't know what they need or like, outside our work discussions. Thus, a GIFT CARD seems the safe bet.
12/10/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Kind of true, but, for instance, there are certain Co workers that I DO buy for and I really don't know what they need or like, outside our work discussions. Thus, a GIFT CARD seems the safe bet.
I'm all about giving gift cards to aquaintances.
12/10/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
I think a terrible gift is better than nothing, at least it shows they remembered you and tried!
12/10/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
No gift is better, getting something you hate shows that they don't know you at all and since the question specifies a "close friend", I'd be sad if my close friends barely knew me.
12/16/2011
whitknee whitknee
Quote:
Originally posted by LittleA
I can't stand when I get a gift, just to get something, that I'll never touch again after that day.
theres always regifting!
12/16/2011
Maiden Maiden
I would rather get a crappy gift than none at all, because I am grateful if someone thinks of me enough to give me anything in the first place. Still, if it's a close friend or someone I think should "know me" enough to get me something I could enjoy, and they get me something that clearly shows there was no thought put into it, I might get my feelings a little hurt. I would accept it graciously and never say anything to them, but it still annoys me. That being said, I'm a big "re-gifter" so I'm sure some people get annoyed at me too. I never re-gift to people I am close to, unless it's something I know they will really like. I use the "re-gifts" for people like my man's aunt that I don't know very well, etc. This year I have a gorgeous Christmas Platter with matching salt and pepper shakers and a set of matching hand soap and lotion in a scent I don't care for, both from last year, that I'm going to re-gift.
12/16/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Sometimes I find really good uses for gifts that are "horrible" on first impression.
12/16/2011
Ms. N Ms. N
I have been given earrings though I don't have pierced ears, gift certificates for tanning sessions though I am milky white, and the worst - scented items though I am highly allergic. Do these people know me at all?
12/16/2011
Allstars316 Allstars316
I have gotten a few gifts that I would never use. Some of items on my mantle make up for it. I look at them. But would never touch them.
12/17/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
There are other ways you can show me you were thinking of me than getting me something I'm going to hate and probably never use. I'd take a phone call to say "hey, happy whatever" over something that will sit in a drawer forever. I'd rather get nothing.
12/18/2011
GoneBabyGone GoneBabyGone
I'd rather get nothing than a terrible gift. I'm practical, I like practical gifts.

I love things I can use, clothes, bath and body care products, cleaning supplies, household appliances (like a blender).

I'm really weird, I don't really like jewelry and I don't really care much for frivolous.

I'd rather have someone call and make sure I'm doing alright, then give me a gift anyway.
12/18/2011
klyte klyte
I would like to say nothing at all, but sometimes I find interesting uses for things or you can always regift it! Lol
12/18/2011
mistre$$ mistre$$
I don;'t like when someone gets me something seemingly just to get me something. It seems so totally impersonal, and feels worse when it is a friend or close family. Then I feel obligated to keep it because sometimes they ask about it later whatever it may be, and then if you don't have it anymore or don't use it they sometimes get offended! Horrible gifts can makes everyone feel bad, and just take up space, I would much prefer to get nothing. I can understand that and don't even question it 99% of the time, since financial standing usually has more to do with it than anything else.
12/19/2011
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
Quote:
Originally posted by LittleA
I can't stand when I get a gift, just to get something, that I'll never touch again after that day.
ok point being that they thought of you and thats what should matter! Although I will say I get alil offended when someone gives me something that I could fit 2 of me in.one year my old bf got me granny pants that were so big they went literally underneath my breasts and i coulda fit 2 of my asses in,but atleast he tried so i gave him credit for that...after i bitched him out about my size!
12/21/2011
Collogue Collogue
Even if a gift is cheap or inexpensive it can still be great. My favorite is a card that my boyfriend made me for my birthday one year that is really adorable.
12/22/2011
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
a horrible gift - it's the thought that counts
10/16/2012
Forever Hers! Forever Hers!
I dont like holidays. I dont care about gifts
10/16/2012
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