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Christmas gifts gone wrong

If you have met someone new and have contemplated buying a present for Christmas, I urge you to be mindful of what you choose. In some cases, it may even be better to not buy anything at all.

If you have known each other for a short time, a really nice date or special outing may be the way to go. I know some classy people decide to dump their potential relationships to avoid the gift exchange, but it doesn’t have to happen that way!

I have seen gift exchanges derail a new romance simply because the person didn’t know enough about their date. You can misjudge their humor or personal taste and come off looking like a jerk.

Guys, don’t give someone you just started dating lingerie. It’s just lose-lose and way too risky, it’s hard to live down a bad gift purchase like that!

What is the best and worst Christmas exchange you have had?

I can recall this one guy that gave me what I thought was drug paraphernalia but it turned out to be an odd shaped crystal piece. It’s always good when the person can tell what the gift is right away!

Whatever you receive, good or bad, remember to be gracious and say thank you! Even if you have the urge to hurl the empty box at their head. Don’t do it!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Blog

407 comments Add your comment

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 22nd, 2010
2:06 pm

A Red, I thought that was you!!!! need a manager?

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 22nd, 2010
2:07 pm

ahhh, page 6!!!!

A Red, yesterday didn’t you declare page 6 to be the comedy page?

I am whatever you say I am

December 22nd, 2010
2:07 pm

random: Why do some woman wear weave?
Weave is not a substitute for your real hair
I can understand if you are bald or a cancer patient. But if your real hair is to the nape of your next and you come into work the next day with your purchased hair down past your shoulders, who are you kidding???
but if you are going to rock a weave have your hair blend in with the weave and not the weave blend into your hair.
THis is just so wrong: http://karenhalliburton.com/2008/03/27/sisters-with-bad-weaves–comic-relief.aspx

I am whatever you say I am

December 22nd, 2010
2:08 pm

typo: nape of your neck

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
2:12 pm

@2C ~ I got a call yesterday asking where I was and that you guys were straight clowing yesterday. Seems like I missed a day of laughter…not good!

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
2:14 pm

Zulu – If I wanted to name the magazine, I would have named the magazine. :lol:

Celisea...on vacay...changing channels

December 22nd, 2010
2:14 pm

There are some “touched” folks that grace blogsville. It’s times like these (jackhammer times) that I’m grateful for anonymity cause I would seriously run the other way…I bet some of these folks have sick fetishes for real.

blue© - one more day

December 22nd, 2010
2:15 pm

@I am – you know what Sinbad says about that – “at least try to fool somebody!!! you cant have hair to your neck on Monday and hair down to your @ss on Tuesday, you gotta get your neck strong first!”

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
2:18 pm

2Can – I will! Let me just get knocked up by a Falcons player first, in case my one hit wonder doesn’t pay out. LOL

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
2:20 pm

that’s so not social Ared,for a socialite like yourself…u know I know very able,uber,eligible bachelors.

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
2:22 pm

u know I know very able,uber,eligible bachelors.

So? :lol:

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
2:22 pm

@ARed ~ don’t be ashamed of the magazine…Crossroads is a well regarded publication. I kid, I kid… :lol: :lol: :lol:

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
2:25 pm

Xmas presents from me?

Which one ladies?

blender drank

beer

mixed dranks

wine

white Zinfandel

shot

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
2:27 pm

Ared?

So?

introductions…..and I’ll let them handle it. :lol:

DreamsMaterialize

December 22nd, 2010
2:28 pm

Luvbug and blue
Why ya’ll laughin at my hand sanitizer gift? I’m just saying, if you don’t like the rules, then ask to change them, but don’t act like the rules stand and then have me out there looking cheap. lol

YesSheIsCute

December 22nd, 2010
2:28 pm

btw pardon my manners. I hope everyone is ready for the holiday! :D

DreamsMaterialize

December 22nd, 2010
2:30 pm

So, did anyone catch the lunar eclipse the other night? I was able to see the moon get about halfway blacked out, and then the clouds took over.

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
2:31 pm

@Zulu ~ from you I want my two front teef so I can bite you.

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
2:33 pm

LOL. I would have laughed if I knew what Crossroads was. :lol:

I would name the magazine had my pics not been passed to blogland around like pills at the free clinics.

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
2:35 pm

I haunt forgotten u gents…hope the ladies here are paying attn
Ur choices among these:
domestic beer

imported beer

wine

whisky

tequila

white Zinfandel ( I reserve this for Elijah) :lol:

mytw♥cents

December 22nd, 2010
2:37 pm

I’m one of the best gift givers I know. I’ve been told so! I’m appreciative, but I don’t think it’s always ‘the thought’ that counts. I’ve gotten gifts from ppl that have NOTHING to do with me, my interests or my personality. I’m like, “Hi friend, have you met me?”

I came in on DREAMS givin’ some po lil office buddy hand sanitizer… tsk, tsk, tsk Where are y’all now?

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
2:38 pm

@ARed ~ Crossroads is a newspaper out of Decatur that highlights achievements/going ons of the community. :wink:

“…passed around like pills at a free clinic.” Sad!

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
2:40 pm

Crossroads is a newspaper out of Decatur that highlights achievements/going ons of the community.

*hollers!!!*

Oh yeah, you guessed the magazine then. You might not have recognized me cuz I had a two tone weave put in. LOL!

Blackfoote

December 22nd, 2010
2:41 pm

Afternoon:

If someone is new. I would want to get her something but I wont get her anything cause I don’t know her yet. I’ll offer to take her out, to an event or if she can go to the casino’s in Tunica MS. they have great concerts and food there.

Hi Leggs!

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
2:41 pm

LOL….Gurl, I knew that were you is (LOL)…

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 22nd, 2010
2:43 pm

A Red, who would do such a thing to a sweetheart like you? now spill the magazine, girlie, or I’mma go find it, and post the link…

Luvbug

December 22nd, 2010
2:46 pm

Dreams – You defending that gift? LOL. Please don’t tell me you done racked up in the Walmart travel section. Poor lady.

blue© - one more day

December 22nd, 2010
2:50 pm

@Dreams – just imagining ol’ girl sitting there trying to figure who exaclty drew her name…she’s probably got it worked out in her head that it was one of the chicks in the office that she swears has it in for her….bet you’ve now started some kind of office fued now…

did someone mention tequila?

mytw♥cents

December 22nd, 2010
2:50 pm

Hi DREAMS – Was that this year? If so, please tell me, was it at least scented? Had a nice tint to it, sumthin? hahaaa! Bless ya heart.

ZULU You working the bartender angle in here now?

Willie Dynamite

December 22nd, 2010
2:53 pm

Afternoon All,

Not a very good gift giver on my own. Give me a list and I can work withchu. I’m also not big on receiving gifts. If its something I need then I’ll already either have it or plan on getting it. Now that I’m Married its more like take care of the kids and I’m good. Thats what I want every day every year. Make sure 100% of the kids needs are met and we can work on the wants within reason.

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
2:54 pm

Luvbug?!

I ain’t got ur pics either..girl what u hiding for.?

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
2:54 pm

Hello Blackfoote…Happy Belated Birthday. Hope you had a fabulous day

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 22nd, 2010
2:55 pm

My two – when did you sneak in?! Hey chica, how are you

Man Im ready to bail….slaving today

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
2:58 pm

A Red, who would do such a thing to a sweetheart like you?

You know the resident angry crazy stalker man. But I guess he’s all zen now that he’s getting some regular puddy. :lol:

Luvbug

December 22nd, 2010
2:59 pm

Melo – What you want with my pic? I’m single. You’re married. That’s inappropriate sir.

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
2:59 pm

I been here that long and I ain’t got ur pics…

That’s cuz angry stalker man didn’t like you. :lol:

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
2:59 pm

@DreamsM ~ don’t fret. You stayed within the guidelines of the gift exchange.

@WillieD ~ I feel you. That’s my desire, to make sure she’s 100% taken care of. Although $$ is what she wants, she needs to open something Christmas morning. So, I will have a few boxes with various denominations in them. One box will have 20-30 dollar bills in it. Some will have coins. One box will have a drawing of a $50 bill. She should pleased at the end.

Blackfoote

December 22nd, 2010
3:00 pm

Falcons playoff tickets sold out in five minutes…….Damn

Thanks Leggs my co-workers gave me a surprise party Friday. Then another surprise party on my birthday Saturday got regulae office party tomorrow I have am partied out exhausted.

Kym

December 22nd, 2010
3:00 pm

@Amazon I can truly say that I have absolutely no clue what you look like.I have been on the blog what..going into year 5 now..and I have only seen a few people in person or via FB and those are the ones I play Fantasy Football with or have political chat with from time to time.

Wait is this the dude’s passing around pictures like a bunch of old women? LOL

Hi Blue..Hi Leggs..!!

DreamsMaterialize

December 22nd, 2010
3:03 pm

blue, Luvbug, mytwo So I was wrong for playing by the rules? Dang…that’s why I ain’t playing no more. lol

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
3:05 pm

Ared?

who dat angry stalker man….hmm, I can only assume.

Bish happens in undercover blog tland, don’t itt

Kym

December 22nd, 2010
3:06 pm

@Dreams you did the right thing..don’t let them get you know junk about your santa gift..I would have given doggy toys..and when the day got to the 10.00 mark I would have put together a 10.00 grab bag from the Dollar Tree.. Those are the rules.

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
3:07 pm

Kym – I believe they were just passed around to his blog clique. Don’t know how far it went after that.

I know what some folks look like cuz the email addresses they posted on the blog are also the same emails they use for their FB and MySpace accounts. But I’m harmless. It’s kinda better with anonyminity (sp?) cuz you can make up how the person looks in your head…unless of course you meet them in real life and they are a hot mess. :lol:

blue© - one more day

December 22nd, 2010
3:07 pm

@Kym – hey there lady, been wondrin where you’d dissappeared to lately, lol
@Dreams – actually, i say yuo played within the rules, so she can deal. but knowing me, i would be stirring the pot a little now, just because lmao

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
3:08 pm

who dat angry stalker man….hmm, I can only assume.

zulu – It wasn’t recently, it was a while ago. So your assumption is probably correct. You know which male blogger you had beef with back then. :lol:

Leggs

December 22nd, 2010
3:08 pm

@ARed ~ too funny, esp the “zen” comment.

Zulu

December 22nd, 2010
3:09 pm

I asked my young 12 year old daughter to make daddy a cake and she obliged.. I cut a small piece and brought it to work now I’m scared of eating it…

My sugaar will go up! Dang!

Luvbug

December 22nd, 2010
3:10 pm

Nawwww Dreamie Pooh. You’re not wrong at all. I’m just having fun with you. :lol: :lol: :lol: It’s within the rules…it just came out of left field.

I imagine most would go sweet when they go cheap…assorted cookies or treats with a witty comment “sweets for the sweet” or something…or maybe buy an assorted gift set and give a piece of it every day and the big part of it on the last day.

Kym

December 22nd, 2010
3:10 pm

@blue..just working hard…instead of hardly working…t it is the end of the year..so things have slowed down at bit.

@Amazon..so basically they were behaving less like the Men’s Club and more like the Ya Ya Sisterhood..LOL!!! Classic..

AmazonRed™

December 22nd, 2010
3:11 pm

so basically they were behaving less like the Men’s Club and more like the Ya Ya Sisterhood..LOL!!! Classic..

Kym – Well, you know there were always dudes on here that we had to check for a pantyline. Emo (emotional) as hell. :lol: