What’s the worst gift you ever gave to or received from someone on Valentine’s Day?
You ever buy somebody a mop?
How about accidentally getting a gift meant for someone else?
Ever have a contest to see who could get the WORST gift?
Check out these 21 tales of Valentine’s gone awry from AskReddit:
#1. The Switcheroo
A girl I started dating a couple of months before Valentine’s Day had just gotten out of a long term relationship with her high school sweetheart.
She handed me a cute little bag with candy, a teddy bear, and a card.
I opened the card and read as she poured out her soul to her ex boyfriend about how much she still thinks about him and loves him.
Evidently she made two gift bags: one for me and one for the ex, and she mixed them up.
After she left, I just sat there.
In my bed.
With the little bag.
I ate the chocolates and held the little teddy bear she gave me.
It smelled like her perfume. To this day when I smell that perfume, I think of her.
And honestly, in 20/20, I’m not that mad.
She was a young girl (19) who rushed into a relationship too fast after getting her heart broken.
I’m still pissed that she ended up dating he douche bag ex-bf again. He was a piece of crap. But that’s a whole other story.
#2. “In theory it was cute.”
I saved a potato in the freezer that was the perfect shape of a heart.
I put it in there in June for February.
When I got it out and proudly gave it to my wife, it literally turned black and started leaking juices in front of her.
In theory it was cute.
In practice it was like a death threat.
#3. GF SAYS RELAX!
My girlfriend gave me a pack of cigarettes, because I was trying to quit smoking.
She thought it would help me relax.
#4. The Slip
Once I ordered my girlfriend flowers that didn’t arrive (or were stolen from the porch), so I gave her the delivery confirmation instead.
It was not as funny as I thought it would be.
#5. Stupid Mop
When asked what my SO wanted one year, she said she wanted a H2O steamer mop.
Cost me about £100 and she got flowers, chocolates and a date night on top of it.
But of course, whenever telling the story, it has become the time I got her a mop for Valentine’s Day.
I bought my wife a microwave for our first Valentine’s day back in 2005.
She had just moved into her new place and needed a microwave…
Not sure why everyone didn’t see how thoughtful I was being
#7. For The Win…
My wife and I had a contest to see who could give each other the worst gift.
She got me a wine bottle stopper that’s a little guy with a big dick (the dick being the stopper).
I got her granny panties and an enema.
We agreed that I won.
#8. Yes. This.
Found out my girlfriend of almost 5 years was cheating on me today (the day before V-day), so probably that?
My (then) girlfriend and I met at a Wendy’s, which was being torn down for remodeling.
My bright idea was to have dinner, a movie, and then swing by the wreckage to take a brick to remind us of the fast food chain that meant so much to us.
I locked us out of my car and my mother had to come unlock it for us!
I got my girlfriend new tires for her car…
She cried (happy tears) and said it’s the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for her.
My gf is weird, and I feel like I’ve failed at romance.
The first year my wife and I were dating, I got her a diamond necklace.
Her reaction was essentially, “Meh…”
The second year she went crazy over the long underwear I got her.
Some women are just more practical than others.
#13. The Pencil Sharpener
My dad bought my mom a pencil sharpener one year for Valentine’s Day.
It was the only gift he ever bought her on that day.
My sister and I pestered him relentlessly, saying it was weird he had never bought her a Valentine’s Day gift, so he listened for what she wanted.
She had been complaining that their pencil sharpener was junk, so he went out and bought this really nice electric one (this was in the late 80s, so it was actually a pricey gift).
My mom was SO mad, and he never bought her another Valentine’s Day gift again.
My mom isn’t a jerk at all. She did apologize later.
After 18 years and two kids he got her something on Valentine’s Day for the first time. She was expecting some romantic gesture and instead got a pencil sharpener.
We all think it is hilarious now, but at the time she was confused and a bit let down. She didn’t handle it well, but such is life.
This year is their 45th anniversary, so it wasn’t that big a deal. It’s just a running family joke.
Every year on their anniversary my dad gets my mom a rose for each year they have been married, so he’s not totally unromantic.
It costs him about $200+ these days for her massive rose bouquet.
#14. Poor Wayne
A gun rack… Thanks, stacy.
I don’t even own a gun, let alone many guns that could necessitate an entire rack.
My SO was trying to surprise me by saying he made an appointment for us over the Valentine’s Day weekend.
My first thought was that he scheduled a therapy appointment for us:
“Happy Valentine’s Day sweetie! You have problems…”
Turns out it was couple’s massage.
Thank god I got a massage instead of an intervention.
#16. “No, you just have to wait…”
I bought an ex gf one of every Valentine’s Day gift: bear, candy, lingerie, wine, balloons… all of it.
She got me a turtle that sings, “Can’t Hurry Love.”
Took me awhile to get that hint.
A bottle of bleach with a zany curly straw in it.
A scrapbook containing, “all your happiest memories together,” that when you open it turns out to be blank.
#19. Step One:
You cut a hole in a box…
#20. Will they make it to next year?..
I bought my Girlfriend a “World’s Okayest Girlfriend” coffee mug from World’s Okayest.
She refuses to drink from it, and I find it hilarious.
She does not like the mug at all, which makes me like it even more.
#21. The Sweater
Last Valentine’s, my gf found a sweater that my ex left a long time ago in my closet.
I didn’t have the heart to tell her it was from my ex, so I said I had bought it for her for Valentine’s.
She was so surprised and happy, and she absolutely loves the sweater.
She wears it all the time…
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