10 Women Share The Worst Gifts Guys Ever Gave Them
Pro-tip: Don't get any of these for the ladies in your life.
BY Charles Manning | Dec 19, 2016 | Culture
Names have been changed to protect the egos of the horrible gifters.
"When I was 16 or 17, my stepbrothers, who are twins and my age, went in on an electric blue Victoria's Secret bombshell bra for me. You know, the kind that adds two-plus cup sizes. I was already a D at the time. I don't know what's worse—that they bought it for me, or that it fit!"
"Every year for Christmas, my dad gets me socks. If I don't specify what type of socks, he gets me running socks. Every year. Just socks."
"My boyfriend bought me a beaded bracelet for Christmas a few years ago. It was the first real gift he ever gave me, and he picked it out all on his own and was so proud of himself. I hate it. I wear it every day. But I hate it.
"It's just not my style at all. I've never really been a jewelry person and I literally never wore bracelets before he bought it for me. Now I wear lots of bracelets, because I'm trying to hide it in the jumble. I'll probably be wearing this hideous thing for the rest of my life."
"My college boyfriend gave me a hideous 4-by-6-inch shadow box with a heart made out of dried hydrangeas inside of it. He drew a heart and wrote his name on the back in red Sharpie, which bled through, so you could kind of see it from the front.
"He said he saw it and it made him think of me, and in my head I was like, 'So ... you think I'm garbage?'"
"My ninth grade boyfriend somehow got it into his head that I loved Snickers, so he filled a giant gift bag with them and brought it to my house. I'm deathly allergic to peanuts. I told him this when we started going out but he forgot. Turns out the girl he had a crush on before me was the Snickers lover."
"In eighth grade, I got a personal massager from my then-boyfriend. I was 14, so it's not like I had sore muscles that needed massaging. A year later, though, when I discovered masturbation, I began to see it as one of the greatest gifts I had ever received."
"My dad bought me a rice cooker for my 16th birthday. He likes to get me "practical" gifts. Another time, it was a pressure cooker."
"A guy I was dating once gave me an old, dirty teddy bear. I don't think it was his childhood teddy bear. At least he didn't say anything to give me that impression. It was just a dank, used teddy bear. We broke up shortly after that and the teddy bear went in the garbage."
"When I graduated from high school, my boyfriend at the time bought me this bulky men's watch with a Hawaiian print on the face and thick leather straps. It was sort of like Roxy meets G-Shock, but for a dad.
"He showed it to my friend before he bought it for me and she claims that she told him it was both totally hideous and not my style. He obviously thought he knew better though."
'"When my brother came back from his first semester at college, he brought us all gifts he bought at the school store. I got a thong that said 'Yale" on the front.
"When I tell people that, it makes him sound like a total creep, but I'm pretty sure it was just the cheapest thing he could find that felt sort of ~girly~. Needless to say, my brother is hopeless when it comes to women."