In December we were invited to holiday bonfire/white elephant gift exchange with some friends from church. After we laughed about many of the funny gifts we got on the topic of the funny wedding gifts each of us had received. We really know most people mean well, but sometimes it’s just so hard not to laugh at a gift like t-shirts with your wedding announcement picture screen printed on the front. We all had our share of really funny gifts, mostly from sweet elderly people who came up with some of the funniest things. Sometimes you just want to give those people a hug and say “next time just send a card with well-wishes!”
We did it based on the nearest anniversary, and well, let’s just say we’re already getting ready and packing for our anniversary trip we have planned in a few weeks!
We were thrilled to find an awesome kite from Rebecca and Caleb. Jacob unwrapped it because “I went for the biggest!” Jacob even stated, “Um we’ll use this on a date!” Followed by Camille shaking her head trying to communicate “Don’t say that out loud- someone will steal!”
Caleb unwrapped our best wedding gift. Some kind old lady Jacob grew up near gave us a scentsy candle holder. We’re not big into the candle wax release thing, but were thinking what a thoughtful gift it was. Until we saw the seashell holder that was kind of an awkward shape. We’re a modern hipster couple, I mean clearly, our walls are brick, so let’s just say it wasn’t exactly our taste. But still, it is a functional thing you can always give to someone or take to work.
The funny part of ours came as we looked at the wax blocks that you melt in the scentsy. Yep, half used.
And the one that wasn’t had the most delightfully scandalous name for the flavor.
One of the better gifts was a set of picture frames. You know how there are trends in gifts- like everyone gives a toaster one year and the couple gets 8, or maybe a crock pot, or a certain book? They are fundamentally great, but too many of them ends up being a funny thing. For a lot of younger couples, picture frames are that current item! Ashlee and Trenton lucked out (at least in round 1).
Adam and Lydia unwrapped a fantastic goblet that Ashlee and Trenton hunted to find. It recaptured the old glass pitcher that was scratched, used, and coated with water spots they were given.
Lydia found other uses for this goblet beside the jokes of drinking water through a straw while watching TV with this baby.
And here’s the close-up of the scratches in all its glory!
Steve and Jenny unwrapped Adam and Lydia’s. This may have taken the cake on the best gift! It was a Precious Moments statue with a deer and flowers.
Apparently the original had different colored lights you could change out of the bottom so the statue could light up. Can you imagine, your statue with small children and cartoon-like animals being able to change colors to match for the perfect “mood lighting?” Aside from this not being the taste of most couples- but particularly Adam and Lydia’s modern taste, was the fact that the original came with a Chinese plug that wouldn’t work with American fixtures. SOLID!
Royal and Rachel unwrapped a gift from Steven and Jenny, a gift card. Which may seem normal, but we laughed at the story of going to rent a movie on a wedding gift card to find a random amount of change on the card and the couple owed money at Blockbuster. Semi-used gift cards, too funny! They told Royal and Rachel to enjoy figuring out the random amount on that card and how little there would be.
And may we add, we were thrilled to re-steal the kite on round 2 and have a great spring date courtesy of one funny gift to one couple!
Beyond Dinner and a Movie
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