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Community Level 5PERFIDIOUS

PERFIDIOUS

I really love it no I really do

AdvantagesCharities will benfit

DisadvantagesI realise how ungrateful I am

"Technically, this opinion is four months behind or eight months ahead, depending on ones viewpoint. I am fully aware the joys of spring are in full bloom and lambs are bleeting in the fields but, moi being moi, all I want to do is open presents. I suffer from a rare disease called, 'I need presents now'. The docters are at the end of their tether so have referred me to a therapist. I attend weekly GA meetings (Giftaholics Anonymous) where I am ..." Read review
01.04.2003

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It's NOT the thought that counts!

AdvantagesSome of them end up in a charity bag.

DisadvantagesI've got to say "thank you" and I don't want to!

" I'm in pre-Christmas curmudgeonly mode because I've realised yet again that no matter what hints I drop to people, no matter what I say outright, they will still believe that on the question of presents they know far better than me what I want. I hate cut flowers. They arrive in the house and I've got to watch something beautiful die. It's heart-breaking. I have friends who are convinced that I don't mean this, that it's simply my way of saving ..." Read review
16.12.2005

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Community Level 6Pozza

Pozza

Pozza’s Pointless Presents. Review with images

AdvantagesAlways good for a laugh.

DisadvantagesPeople really thought I wanted this stuff!

"This summer will probably see us tackle the selling end of a car boot sale for the first time. As I rummaged in the attic and garage to find out what we’ve got to sell I found a few awful presents from the past, which got me thinking about this little teaser… what are the worst presents I or we have ever received? ***Mug tree*** The scene: 1996 saw me finish my training at university and secure my first teaching job, in Blackpool. I was feeling ..." Read review
22.04.2004

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Community Level 5zoekin8yg

zoekin8yg

Bad pressie, Go to your room!!

Advantagesfunny pressies

Disadvantagesbad pressies!

"...at my list of the 10 worst presents! Warning! Some reference to items perhaps more suited to those of an non-sensitive disposition. I’m going to cheat a little and these aren’t all things I have actually received (my memory isn’t what it used to be, in fact it never was!) 1. I think I shall start with the most recent bad present! Well I guess it depends how you look on this but for Christmas my mum decided to buy me a small ..." Read review
22.01.2004

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Community Level 4Story_Weaver

Story_Weaver

Burn them all

AdvantagesKeeps you warm in winter

DisadvantagesThe smoke smells

"...Hope you enjoy reading my 10 worst pressie experiences. 1. About 38 years ago when I was 13 my mum and dad got divorced. 3 years down the line I was in the army and decided to look up the old man. Although he was a pig to my mum and generally all of us 4 kids had a strong dislike for him I still thought I had to see him. I contacted him and we arranged to meet just before Christmas. When I arrived he was drunk (as usual). We exchanged a few words ..." Read review
29.04.2004

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Community Level 7jo1l

jo1l

Gimme a break Santa!

Advantageserm none!

Disadvantagesloads!

"...courses. It was after a 10 minute flick throw I realized that this cook book was as useful as a chocolate tea pot for me as it contained not one veggie recipe. Ok so the buyer could be forgiven for this over sight and might have thought my being a veggie was a passing fad that was taking 5 years to pass.......... My Nan unfortunately is going to get another mention here this wasn't a gift for me it was a gift for my brother when he was about ..." Read review
17.11.2003

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Thanks a Million...

AdvantagesYou can laugh. About ten years later.

DisadvantagesYou may cry. At the time.

"I think nearly everyone here has been the recipient (or perhaps even the giver…) of cringe-worthy gifts. Sometimes, gifts are simply inappropriate; sometimes they are just plain bad. However, the surprise is half the fun – even if the surprise is less than pleasant. Now my sister-in-law and her husband have Christmas gifts (and, indeed, birthday gifts) down to a fine art. By the beginning of December, he has her list, and passes it ..." Read review
20.12.2002

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Community Level 3MotoAthan

MotoAthan

Is it really that hard to buy for me?

AdvantagesStupid and hence funny pressies

DisadvantagesDisposing of these pressies

"...a list of the top 10 worst presents I have received. 10. Chocolates. It irks me when people give me chocolates for Christmas - Roses, Celebrations etc etc. I can eat chocolates at anytime of the year, a special occasion such as Christmas or my Birthday commands something special, something that I can actually enjoy for more than 2 minutes. I end up eating all the Cadbury Turkish Delights and giving the rest to the visitors lol. Ewww, the worst ..." Read review
01.12.2004

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Community Level 5earlofaldg...

earlofaldgate

Fussy Britches

Advantagessometimes you get the receipt

Disadvantagessometimes you don't get anything

"...them money. 3) Anything from the 10 foot radius around a checkout area. THESE ARE NOT PRESENTS! The davinci cod, anything with 'purple Ronnie' in the title, anything with 'the little book of' in the title, miniature versions of anything you would normally buy in the full size -but its cute smaller. 4) Does anyone remember me expressing any interest in boats? What about early 20th century boats ( a very interesting period in boats! ) What lovely ..." Read review
08.08.2006

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Community Level 4scalywitch

scalywitch

Does anyone really know me??

AdvantagesNone to me

DisadvantagesLoads for me

"I think that this was originally started by susan1967 and as it is that time of year to open pressies and exclaim with fake surprise "oooh it's just what I always wanted" I thought that in anticipation of the next batch I would recount the top ten of my crappy presents and a little info on why I thought they were so crap.. 1. A pathetic pair of Blue NYLON skimpy knickers These wonderful knickers were a pressie from my Aunty many years ago (I ..." Read review
20.12.2004

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Community Level 2Baskin

Baskin

Ghastly Gifts for Gruesome Geezers.

AdvantagesWhat fun giving these...

Disadvantages...but not if I got similar stuff in return.

"Bnibbles’ original take on this led me to another idea. If I could, what ten horrible gifts would I give to people who richly deserve them? 1. For Jennie. Jennie, you’ve driven us mad with boredom for years with your holiday photos and, more recently, videos. It wouldn’t be quite so bad if you went to different places, but every summer you go to Butlin’s at Minehead, and as far as we can tell you do nothing there but take pictures. Haven’t ..." Read review
25.11.2003

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Presents Of Mind

AdvantagesThey don't exist

DisadvantagesThey could

"Yet more ramblings from the fertile, some would say foetid, mind of BNibbles. Abandon hope of reading something good, all ye who enter here. My ten worst Christmas Presents don’t actually exist (yet – but give it time). If they did, I’d no doubt get them, or would that be GIVE them? Maybe they’d be my ten best presents by then – who knows? 1. A Piece of (Good Quality) String – when questioned by the indignant recipient, I’d say something like ..." Read review
23.11.2003

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Community Level 6BUBBLES171

BUBBLES171

10 Worst Presents That were binned!

AdvantagesYou'll look back and laugh about it!

DisadvantagesComplete Insults at the time

"Well i got the Christmas bug and i think this section is very apt for the time of year that is fast approaching. 1) A pair of red bobbly trousers and top to match. now behave and stop laughing. My mother in law bought this as i wear red quite a lot.... Now im not a skinny little thing, im more like mmmm well 5ft8 and 16 stone.... At the time she bought me this, i was 18.5 stone. I wore it to her house for Christmas with black boots and a black ..." Read review
06.11.2003

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Community Level 8tange

tange

Santa's Little Helpers were on holiday...

AdvantagesErm...it IS the thought that counts!

DisadvantagesAwful, awful gifts!

"After reading Little_Raven's opinion on Worst Christmas presents I felt inspired to contribute my own selection. Many of these are presents which my dad has got for my mum over the years...it's got SO bad that now I get his presents for him and then he wraps them ~ thankfully my mum now has a fighting chance of having a Merry Christmas. These gifts are in no particular order; they are all about as awful as eachother.... 1 ~~~A PEG BAG. Yes, ..." Read review
04.12.2002

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Community Level 4unixgirl

unixgirl

Smile sweetly and say nothing

Advantagesnone

DisadvantagesI might have to hold on to/wear said item

"Don't get me wrong with this review I'm not an ungrateful person. I'm quite easy to buy for and I like things that would suit all budgets (I think I proved this in my Top ten gifts review), but there are somethings I just wouldn't thank you for. Now some of these I have had as presents and others well lets just call it a warning............ 10) Heavily scented talcum powder - I hate this stuff. It always makes me itch. There were a few people over ..." Read review
08.08.2005

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