Monday Listicles: 10 Oh No You Didn’t Gifts

I could write a list of 100 things for this Monday Listicle.  My grandma is notorious for giving the stupidest gifts ever.  Sometimes, it is downright embarrassing.  And, before you think I am the meanest granddaughter in the world– its not because she is on a fixed income or anything.  She has the money to buy nice things.  She just doesn’t.  And, I really don’t even care if she buys us anything or not.  I’d rather her just come to our holiday celebrations and not fake a stomach ache or other illness to get out of coming.  But, I digress.

So, it’s Monday.  Time for Monday Listicles.  Next week’s topic is 10 Tiny or Secret Things that Bring You Joy as suggested by Wendy from Stamping Rules.  Alright… you ready to laugh?  Are you ready to say, “Oh no, she didn’t!?”  After you check out my list, hop on over to the blog hop and check out some more!


  1. A used toaster that is literally older than I am.

  2. A pair of elastic waist jeans.

  3. Ink pens she had whited-out the company’s names on and wrote mine to personalize them.

  4. A vacuum that she opened and used before giving to me.  She didn’t even clean out the canister!

  5. A box of hair dye.

  6. A pair of binoculars.  Not for a specific trip or anything, but so we can spy on the neighbors.  I kid you not.

  7. A nose hair trimmer.

  8. An electric manicure kit for artificial nails.  I don’t have artificial nails.

  9. Plastic earrings.  Not just the decoration… the entire earring was plastic.  Even the stud part.

  10. A black leather stadium-style coat.  Three sizes too big.  She told me I’d grow into it.  I was an adult.


There you have it.  And think… this is just 10 of the gifts she has given me!  This doesn’t even include the gifts she has given my husband!  Or his dad.  Or anyone else.  Needless to say, Christmas is always an adventure in gift-giving!  How many times did you say to yourself, “Oh no she didn’t!?”

What was the craziest gift you’ve ever received?




  1. Oh my…..I am suddenly very glad for those envelopes containing cash that my grandparents used to give us grand children! LOL
    Oh…but they gave me a horse once too.
    don’t be hatin’ now….I had to clean up after my pet too you know 🙂

  2. Oh my word, that is hilarious! The pens had me cackling. Out loud and bent over.
    My grandma (and my mom for that matter) is known for giving bad gifts. Grandma once gave my very princessy sister a boy’s pleather jacket. Now, she cleans out her closet of things she doesn’t wear and gives them to my 12 year old daughter. My poor girl just looks at me like, “what am I supposed to do?” and I nod and tell her, “We stop at Goodwill on the way home.”
    Can’t say my grandma was nearly as creative as yours, though.
    So, so funny.

  3. The pens were my favorite! My grandmother gave good gifts, but her cousins visited once a year and always brought me a latch hook kit. I can’t tell you how many of those things were laying around, all with about five rows completed.

  4. Can’t breathe, laughing so hard. Impossible to pick a favourite but the nose hair trimmer and used vacuum are right up there

  5. I would LOVE to be given cash! Or, like I said… just her presence at a get together would be wonderful too!

  6. We would literally weed out the gifts right after we got them and pitched them or donated them. As in, the door wasn’t shut and they weren’t out of the driveway!

  7. When I got it, I actually thought it was a dremel kit!

  8. The best part about the vacuum is she used it to clean up black toner! So I had toner leaking out everywhere!

  9. Oh no you didn’t!!!!!!!!

  10. Oh my gosh!!! And I thought my grandma was awful. Turns out mine is just stingy. Yours is really out there 😉

  11. Too bad I got in trouble this morning when Nana got to the house. LOL

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