Um, Thank You? Brides Reveal The Weirdest Wedding Gifts They Received

Favors & Gifts

Of course, nobody gets married for the presents. The most important thing is that your loved ones are there to celebrate with you. The gifts are just an added bonus. You appreciate the present you do get, of course, but every once in a while, one just makes you go, "Hmm." Here are some head scratchers our readers received.

"A small kitchen appliance that was very nice, but when we opened it, it contained the original wedding card from the giver's wedding. Obvious regift." — Katie M.

"A book, 69 Ways to Please Your Lover." — Nicki M.

"My mother in law gave us a book on how to get out of debt. We're not in debt." — Amanda C.

"My wedding was in September. I got Christmas candles." — Viry A.

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"A cat!" — Caitlin A.

"A cookie jar in the shape of a purse." — Nancy O.

"A bill for $1000 because a groomsman somehow forgot to book his room and flight and didn't tell us until two weeks prior. He still owes us two years later. So, yeah." — Tanya M.

"'Poo' pourri: weirdest, funniest, and best!" — Jennifer B.

"A garter and a ring-bearer pillow. Definitely not needed after the wedding ..." — Jillian C.

"Someone gave us a printer!" — Jennifer M.

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"We got a pillow with our faces printed on it!" — Clare B.

"An IOU from someone." — Tanya G.

"A scale!" — Shazia T.

"A pair of red fluffy handcuffs. Mortified!" — Sarah H.

"A fairy lamp. Bizarre." — Dawn W.

"An engraved picture frame with one name wrong and the wrong date." — Kay J.

"I received a card with a plunger on it that said I was taking the plunge! That was the strangest." — Melanie L.

"An antique Elvis statue ...missing its head. But, yeah, neither one of us like Elvis." — Natasha L.

Jolène M. Bouchon is a regular contributor to and a freelance writer.

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