Readers Reveal the Worst Gifts Their Partners Ever Gave Them

Last week I told you that my husband gave me a scale for my birthday.

The more I shared my story, the more people came forward with gift horror stories of their own received from the very people who love them most of all.

Their gifts will make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all, make you wonder.

Allow these gift lemons serve as a cautionary tale to us all. Oh, and one more thing – save that receipt!

  • Hoo knows why? 1 of 20
    Hoo knows why?
    "Hooters tank top while pregnant with triplets. Worst. Ever."
    @JessBWatson via Twitter Four Plus An Angel
    Available from, $19.95
  • Get reel 2 of 20
    Get reel
    "I still remember the special birthday gift I received one year from my husband, it was a fishing reel, yep a fishing reel, and guess what, I don't fish! I just looked at it with this bewildered look on my face as he explained to me all about it. Of course I hid it in the basement never to be seen again for 12 years, then HE used it, maybe twice."
    Vicki via Facebook
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Surprise savings 3 of 20
    Surprise savings
    "A coupon sorter for my grad school graduation."
    @aninchofgrey via Twitter An Inch of Grey
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Twitter T 4 of 20
    Twitter T
    "For Mother's Day my husband gave me a shirt that said 'I'm HUGE on Twitter' So."
    via Jen The Martha Project
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Beefy treat 5 of 20
    Beefy treat
    "My husband always gives me good presents, but I once gave him a variety pack of beef jerky for his birthday."
    via Mary Lauren My 3 Little Birds
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • The irony 6 of 20
    The irony
    "My wife gave me a doormat for Christmas. She didn't get the irony when she divorced me later that year."
    via Marty The Napkin Dad Daily
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Umm… 7 of 20
    "My husband's first gift to me was a charm in the shape of a cat made from a fork. It was pretty ridiculous."
    @toddlersummer via Twitter Toddler Summer
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Door prize 8 of 20
    Door prize
    "A brass kickplate for the front door."
    @GDRPempress via Twitter Good Day, Regular People
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Boop-Boop-A-Don’t 9 of 20
    "diet pills and a Betty Boop camouflage over sized T-shirt. I was not heavy at all and I hate Betty Boop."
    @DidiBerts7 via Twitter
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Vile file 10 of 20
    Vile file
    "An ex once gave me a file cabinet for Valentine's day."
    @uppoppedafox via Twitter Up Popped a Fox
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Well that sucked 11 of 20
    Well that sucked
    "Vacuum cleaner (whee) wasn't even a good one!"
    via Molly Digital Mom Blog
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Nothing 12 of 20
    "Well, my husband usually gets me nothing cuz he says nothing is to good for me..."
    Bonna via Facebook
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • A rock 13 of 20
    A rock
    "When my husband proposed to me Christmas morning, he gave me a big empty box that looked like some fly boots were inside. I open it, and theres no boots and a little red box. I open the box it's a pouch of coal with you've been naughty on it. So I'm mad. Super Mad! He told me keeps looking and I found the engagement ring!!!! Ultimately not the worse gift but I was so so mad beforend I got to the real present."
    Keekee via Facebook
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Kate + no thanks 14 of 20
    Kate + no thanks
    "A book written by Kate Gosselin."
    @Berksgrl via Twitter
    Available from Amazon, $9.20
  • A plant 15 of 20
    A plant
    "My hubby says the worst gift I ever gave him was a Bromeliad (plant) one year for Valentine's Day. Hahaha! My school was selling them as a fundraiser...he's NEVER given me a bad gift."
    Jen via Facebook
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Fry guy 16 of 20
    Fry guy
    "I was so excited to see my surprise Christmas gift from my husband. I open it first and it was.... A fry daddy! I cried for days about it. I wouldn't even open it. But now I use it almost everyday."
    via Junkin' Lynz Junkin' Juice Box
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • A drip of a gift 17 of 20
    A drip of a gift
    My husband gave me a drying rack to go next to 'our' kitchen sink for Christmas one year ... :-/"
    Krista via Facebook
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • No thanks 18 of 20
    No thanks
    "16x20 framed print of those old-timey children who are supposed to be couples? Kissing, etc. He had already hung it over my fireplace as a surprise. I (horrifyingly) cried, because, so not me."
    @lauriewrites via Twitter Laurie Media
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Gym rat 19 of 20
    Gym rat
    "So for Christmas 2001, 3 months after our first son was born, my hubby gave me trim spa and a gym membership:) Tis the season....yea he gives much better gifts now."
    Sascha via Facebook
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Stinky surprise 20 of 20
    Stinky surprise
    "A FART. After I spent months making a blanket for my bf, he thanked me and farted. And still, I married him."
    @TinyBlueLines via Twitter Tiny Blue Lines
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]

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