After I got divorced, I wanted to get rid of all the items I was given as wedding gifts that I couldn’t really use or had no place for. Turns out, most of the stuff I got when I got married fit that category. From glass and ceramic trays to appliances and baskets, I didn’t really want any of the gifts I’d been given – and not just because I wanted to start again with a clean slate. Remember, beggars can’t be choosers, and often divorced people are just happy to have anything to start a new home with. But no one really needs wedding gifts like these, even if they make it to their 50th anniversary.
All of these examples are taken from real-life stories friends shared with me about the horrible, useless, strange or offensive gifts they were given at their weddings. If you’re invited to a wedding and you plan to give a gift, buy something from the couple’s registry. Otherwise, you might end up being the person in the story about these lame presents…
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