I thought I would ask for your contributions for Worst Present Ever Received, as I'm pretty sure a lot of you received some pretty craptastic gifts this year. Yes, it's the thought that counts, but that's exactly it. It's the thought that counts. I hate receiving presents where the person has put absolutely no thought into it at all. If they're going to do that, they may as well just give me a card with a scratchie or lottery ticket in it or something.
You can also usually tell when someone doesn't like you by what they give you as a present. Case in point. I was once given a tea towel and a 10 year old bar of Nutrimetics soap for my birthday from my partner's parents. At that stage, I thought it was just because they didn't know me very well. How wrong I was. This Christmas they gave me... you are not going to believe this... a packet of paper serviettes with Christmas motifs on them. I shit you not. Even if I was the sort to use paper serviettes, I couldn't use them until next year anyway.
So, can you beat that?