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Monday, December 12, 2011
I saw a Christmas contest the other day for the worst gift a husband gave his wife. The "winner" was a woman whose husband gave her a tire gauge--in a long slim jewelry box. ACK. I hope he was a just-starting-out newlywed and hadn't yet gotten the hang of the gifting thing, God love him. God love her. 


Kevin's a good gifter, so I can't complain. Never gotten me anything with a cord, nothing that goes in a tool box or is involved with chores.

But I'm sure there are those out there whose husbands are, shall we say, gifticapped. So, chime in. Don't be shy. It doesn't even have to be, ahem, "your" husband. It could be your "friend's" husband.

There's a brand spanking new copy of "The Accidental Bride" at stake--I just got them in the mail. :) PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!


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Denise Hunter  
posted at 7:22 AM  
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At 7:43 AM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

Sounds like a fun gift. Since he put it in a jewel case, it is obvious that he knew how she would react.

I won't say who, to protect the guilty, but someone I know gave a certain someone a used toilet seat one year.

And I know of someone who gave someone cow manure one year, but he actually requested it.

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Courtney Walsh said...

hahahah. That made me laugh. I cannot WAIT for this book!! :) This weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. For my gift, he drove me to Office Depot to get me a new desk chair. I know this sounds like a horrible gift (and not romantic) but my back keeps going out so really, it was hugely thoughtful.

Not like the time he invited a buddy to go have anniversary dinner with us. That one we don't talk about. :)

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Katers said...

I am not married, however.. my boyfriend did once give me a little reindeer toy that pooped candy. Needless to say, we aren't dating anymore.. and I love a good joke as much as the next person.. but really?

kayburnett9 @ gmail dot com

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Cyndi said...

I have a friend who gave his wife a bowling ball for their (1st?) anniversary. :) They have now been happily married close to 40 years.

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Lori said...

This was not a horrible gift - just an amusing one early in our marriage. One of my husband's few attempts to buy me clothes - a really beautiful skirt and blouse - my husband really thought it looked like something I would love. Guess it was because it was nearly identical to an outfit I already had (and wore quite frequently). Guess that's why it just "looked like me"

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger cindy said...

My Dad used to give my Mama something he wanted but wrapped to her. I always thought it so bad on his part but he did as he pleased. Now he gives nothing.

barrigacindy@yahoo.com

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

Katers,

You should have gotten him some of that reindeer droppings candy. I'm sure he would have enjoyed it.

That reminds me of a girlfriend I once had. I sent her a couple of books that I thought she would enjoy. She sent me a copy of Why I Kissed Dating Goodbye.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Oh, my! I can see the world needs a little more romance. ACK! Keep 'em coming, folks!

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Rachel Overton said...

gifticapped. hahahaha!!!

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger Lane Hill House said...

Pick me! Pick me! I'd love this Christmas present!
lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger lelia said...

Oh! Such fun posts! Actually, I would love tools, but my husband always got on the last day a T-shirt for me on Bday and Christmas. So I finally started buying what I wanted, and wrapping the present, and handing it to him to give to me. He was always excited to see what he 'bought' for me.

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

Would love to win this book.

frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger Miriam Jacob said...

I would love to review this book for you if you can send me an advance reader copy. Thank you!

anointedforchristministries @ gmail dot com

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Oldgal said...

My husband always puts a card in my car on my dash witch scares me because this guy use to stalk me n put stuff on my dash scurry lol but now I kno its him because my car is always locked n hes only one with the key.. Would love to win your book ur my favroit writer...........


heathersgotthis@gmail.com

 
At 12:22 PM, OpenID treblesteph4 said...

Someone I know (the wife) had gotten a tie for Christmas. Here's the kicker: The husband regifted it. His excuse was that she liked wearning ties so he thought it would be suitable. The wife was upset because she only wears small female ties for her job. So basically she got a gift from her husband that she had given him years ago.

To make up for it, he got her a drinking/burping animatronic Santa

email: star-gurl-44@hotmail.com

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger Jaime Wright said...

I got a chest freezer this year to hold HIS dead deer. how's that? :)

Although, to his credit, I HAD been whining about opening my fridge-freezer and food falling out onto the floor. So I'm happy, even if it's not diamond encrusted.... ohhhhh ... diamonds! *sigh*

jaimejosundsmo(at)gmail(dot)com

Ps - LOVE the cover, Denise!! :)

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Charity Lane said...

this looks good!
cllane2 at liberty dot edu

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Nanette said...

What a fun giveaway!! I think the oddest gift my sweetheart of 22 years ever gave me was an envelope with a coupon and cash to a full-day spa makeover. Thoughtful, yes! Lazy, yes! He could have gone to the salon and paid for the spa day, and simply wrapped a gift certificate with the date on it...HA!! I enjoyed my day just the same!

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

A friend received four snow tires. It was a practical gift and needed, but not very romantic. Haha. (I would take the tires and be thrilled to have them!):]

pam.sanderlin{at}yahoo{dot}com

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Kameko said...

Ove the years while I was married I have been gifted with appliances, car accessories, household items, etc. But in the earlier years of marriage, on our anniversary I would get a rose for each year we were married plus one in a different color for the coming year. I loved those gifts but they slowly tricked away....

My sister's husband know she loves bells to collect and searches every year for a special, unique bell to give her for Christmas.

Blessings,
Beverly
shereads[at]cox[dot]net

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Linda G said...

One year my husband spent lots of time and money finding perfect gifts for our two daughters. What did he get for his wife, the mother of those daughters? A paperback book. Not just any paperback book, but one to replace my copy that had been in my car when it was stolen in August. As I sat there waiting for my big present image how I felt when I found out that was my only present from DH. The next summer we went to marriage counseling over this.

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

Interesting gift story. My husband has been pretty good...nothing like that. He's a pretty thoughtful guy.
The book looks like a great read. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

mandaandtom@gmail.com

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Susan said...

When our boys were little, I started deer hunting with my husband. I enjoyed being with him and I loved hunting with him. I have shot an 8 pt buck and 6 does.......and I love my husband's 30-30. For Mother's Day one year, he got me a 270....I was so disappointed. He had left hints that it was something I would love and that I would enjoy it. I truly thought it was a Kitchen Aide mixer. The gun was way too long for me, I had problems shooting it. I sold it to a friend and made back the $$ my husband spent on it. The friends' house burnt down about 2 months later and the gun was a total lost. I told my husband the gun was cursed because it wasn't chocolate.

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Oops forgot to leave my email address. Too busy remembering about the 270....susanlynfrench@gmail.com

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger Amanda M said...

I know that I know some stories like this, but when I was getting ready to write something here, I couldn't remember any of them!Oh, well....admurphy.musician@gmail.com

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger Lisa Marie said...

My favorite was a bread box as the first gift after we got married. He said, 'I know you did ask for one but you needed one."

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Teri said...

I have to admit my husband usually gives great gifts. And I suppose you might say what I got this past August for our 36th anniversary was a great gift, even if it was used. But I'm thinking he got the better end of this particular gift-giving deal. He gave me his old iPad so he could buy himself the newly released iPad. Oh well, I'm not complaining too much. I still got an iPad.

terimetts@gmail.com

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger teacupsandlace77 said...

i'm not married, so thankfully, i havent crossed that bridge. but my brother in laws always ask what they should get my sisters, so they never go wrong ;) the cover looks amazing! i definitely want a copy! teacupsandlace77@gmail.com

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger NKWilkerson said...

My hubby gave me the same pair of earrings three years in a row! After that the jewelry shop has called me if he buys duplicates.
My favorite hubby gift is a past, present, and future necklace. The girls at the jewelry store said he came in and asked for a "then, now, and some more" necklace. : )
Would love to review your book.
heavenhelpusinc@aol.com

 
At 2:43 AM, OpenID sugarpeach said...

The first time he gave me a present, it was a large paperclip (the fancy kind). Needless to say, I wasn't too happy about it. :D First impressions matter as they say.

 
At 2:43 AM, OpenID sugarpeach said...

Oops, forgot my email address. It's writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger OK Chick said...

Expired lotion, which smelt horrible. HA!

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Julie Arduini said...

These are hysterical...

My friends were mad but I understood where he was coming from, one year he got me a dishwasher. He was truly trying to make my day easier with a new baby. My friends didn't understand the Five Love Languages and it was obvious they wanted romantic gifts to the point of even having their friends receive such gifts. I was fine with the gift. The traveling pillow that is so uncomfortable I can't even give it away...that I wasn't a fan of.

:)

But my mom got me a Chia pet one year, so really, you have to mess it up pretty bad to beat the Chia.

juliearduini(at)juliearduini.com

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger SheilaG said...

I can't think of any particularly bad gifts from my husband, but his mom is another story.... One year she gave me a sweater that she said "looked like me." She was thrilled to tell me she had gotten it at the thrift store where she volunteered. If the pattern wasn't bad enough, the pilling all over it made it extra special.

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Ginny Hixon said...

Ok, so it wasn't my husband who did this, but last year a female family member got me a Chuck Norris T-Shirt (it was a XXL and I would have swam in it). Really though, Chuck Norris! I am neither a little boy, or live in a frat house.

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

the gift of nothing. I get that one often. LOL

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Denise,
First off I want to say I have been married now 25 years!! But for our first anniversary, my hubs forgot it!! Oh well, he made up the next year with a diamond and emerald tennis bracelet and then for our 10 year a diamond anniversary ring. Then he realized I don't wear jewelry except for my wedding ring and diamond earrings he bought me for our first Christmas dating. So he is a keeper. Just wanted to say. THEY learn!!
Merry Christmas!!!
lisa (at) thesweettalkshop.com

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger karenk said...

i once received a snow blower for christmas...it was not my gift of choice...but it was used a lot that winter.

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Jackie S. said...

Can't recall any unusual gifts! I am so excited about your new book and want to be entered for it! Loved #1! Thanks!!
jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Lorie said...

I once recieved bath towels!!!
lorie9902@yahoo.com

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Lorie said...

I once recieved bath towels!!!
lorie9902@yahoo.com

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger anna angela said...

I'm not married so here's my dad's worst gift to my mom: a pill box
An ugly, white and blue circular pill box which dad bought at the hospital where he works in. So unromantic and impractical since mom already has a pill box. He didn't even wrap it. The thing is, I usually buy the gifts for him. Momentary lapse of judgement? Mom loves him anyway :-)

dream.write.live[a]gmail.com

 
At 7:44 PM, OpenID hollytabitha said...

Well, this was actually kind of sweet.. but my boyfriend kept asking me what I want for Christmas and I wouldn't give him a straightforward answer and eventually told him I wanted a pony ( a real one obviously! ).. Well the other day he showed up with a bag covered in pictures of ponies and I was excited enough at that.. then I pull out my gift- a soft black and white blanket with a pony on it. I'm so blessed to have a sense of humor and a loving boyfriend.. well I am always complaining of being cold.. he's pretty smart.

 

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