These Are The Most Cringe-Worthy Gifts I-95 Listeners Ever Got
JStew & Cori here... Friday's show was all about those presents you wish you could forget. What was the worst, most cringe-worth present you've ever gotten or given?!
JStew: It might be a tie for me. Back in Christmas of '87, my grandfather bought us all matching polo shirts. And on top of that, wanted us all to wear our matching shirts while we opened presents. Yay. Then one year I got a Washington Monument thermometer from my wife's aunt. I know it's the thought that counts, but that one was just straight-up perplexing.
Cori: I can't remember one that I have been given directly, at the moment. But I VIVIDLY remember watch family member unwrap 2 super awkward gifts and cringing. The first was my brother, Dan. Growing up, Dan always wanted to be an "Aminal" doctor. And it was cute when he was little. But the year he turned 18, my mom got him, no joke, a kitten calendar for Christmas. Just what every grown man hopes to get, right? When he looked up, perplexed, at my mother and asked why, she replied "Because you love "aminals". It was both super sweet and super awkward at the same time.
Then there was the year my mom (again) gifted my now ex-husband a pair of men's spanks she had picked up at a local discount store (I bet you can guess where!) In this case she should NOT have bought it when she saw it. I was mortified for him at the time, but now find it amusing.
Some of your answers were sad and hilarious, all at the same time. Let's check them out below, and see if any of these make you feel better about your own awkward presents....