When I was a kid, my grandmother handmade our Christmas gifts. I'm not sure which was worse: the blue Hanes sweats suit from K-Mart that she sewed red lace ribbon on or the plastic canvas yarn camping bag she made me with ruffles.
What I do know is – that I'd give anything to possess those items still. Check out other gifts the internet received that they had to pretend to like in their giving moments.
“I still have the book and have begun using it to learn as my dad intended so many years ago. I realize now that while the book wasn't a fantastic fit for a child my age, it was a well-intended and thoughtful gift that showed how much my dad paid attention to what I said.”
One person shared an endearing story about their sibling, “When my brother was about four years old, someone gifted him a Backstreet Boys CD, and when he opened it, he said Oh, no thank you while shaking his head.”