People Admit the Worst Christmas Presents They’ve Ever Received

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Getting a bad Christmas present is really the pits, huh?

Everyone’s in a great mood, having a wonderful time, and then out of nowhere, you get a Chia Pet and Christmas is ruined…

It’s not good. At all.

Let’s take a look at these funny responses from AskReddit users who went on the record and admitted the worst Christmas presents they’ve ever received.

1. A real piece of work.

“My grandmother was a piece of work. One year myself and my two cousins were at her house for Christmas morning.

All the family was there and there was a big, gorgeous pile of presents wrapped in the corner. We (me and my cousins) were promptly told that those gifts were for the other grandchildren.

When we gave our grandma the blank stare of confused children, she hurried back into her room, threw an old ziplock bag down at the ground between us (full of half used nail polish and broken jewelry) and told us Merry Christmas.”

2. That’s really weird.

“Ex GF gave me book on the history of gunpowder. I admit I enjoyed it as it was an interesting read.

Problem was, I had already read it two months prior, because she had already given me a copy as my birthday gift.”

3. Thank you!

“It was the first Christmas my father and current stepmother had together.

My step-siblings each got a new laptop computer, I got a $20 gift card to McDonalds.”

4. Hahahaha. Classic!

“Book about how to take criticism.

Gifted by my mother-in-law.”

5. Just enjoy the case.

“When I was in sixth grade in 1995 my parents got me a CD case.

I didn’t have any CDs.”

6. Enjoy!

“Years back my cousin bought me a rifle case.

I had never owned a gun nor expressed interest in it.

Just an empty rifle case.”

7. Pour it on, baby!

“The same exact set of the same exact scent of Axe stuff my grandma gets me every year.

Fuck Axe.”

8. You can have fun with this in 3 years.

“When I still lived with my parents they got me a cards against humanity deck.

Right after I opened it they told me I’m not allowed to play it until I turned 18. I was 15 at the time”

9. Every kid’s dream.


Apparently it wasnt even that my breath stank, we were just out of toothpaste.”

10. Christmas was ruined.

“When I was 15, I really wanted a dog. My mom knew this.

Cue Christmas morning. After we had opened any other presents, my mom came back with one last one…it was a wrapped box with holes in the sides, bouncing/moving some, and puppy barks of cuteness.

I got sooooo excited to open it and meet my new best friend. When I opened it, it had a stuffed animal puppy (not taxidermized…), a bumble ball toy, and a small tape recorder with puppy barks.

My heart sank and I just sat there and cried.”

11. Very awkward.

“My parents got me an acoustic guitar one Christmas.

Problem: my brother was the one who asked for a guitar, not me. So essentially my Christmas present was seeing my brother absolutely gutted. Meanwhile I had to pretend I was happy.


12. Regifted.

“We’re not friends anymore and haven’t been for more then ten years now.

However we were very very close from ages 12 to 25. One Christmas when we were 18 her present to me was a wrapped up VHS tape I had loaned her years before and she had forgotten it was actually my tape of Wayne’s World I was now getting back as she tried to pass it off as an actual gift.”

13. Here we go again…

“10 bibles.

Not all at once, but every year from the time I was 6 through 16, my uncle gave me a bible for Christmas.

Every. single. year.”

14. Probably found it in the trash.

“A family friend gave me a XL T-shirt for a college that I didn’t go to.

It wasn’t even like a popular or nearby college or anything. Also Im average sized and generally wear mediums. While I would understand a size off, I feel like it’s kinda obvious that I would not need an XL.”

15. Mom’s a little…passive aggressive…

“My mom uses christmas presents to tell us where she thinks we rank in the family. One year she got me a woman’s coat (I’m a middle aged man).

Another year she got all the grandkids pajamas. She got me the same thing, kid’s pajamas sized small (I’m 6-1 and almost 200 pounds).”

That last answer is amazing, by the way.

How about you?

In the comments, tell us the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received!