We've all got a horror story about the time our mom gave us a box filled with tampons and a training bra in front of our entire family that one Christmas, or the time our new boyfriend gave us a membership to an S&M club, or, worse still, diet pills. In honor of the worst gifts we, the Outblush staff, have ever received, we present a special holiday edition of Doubtblush: Wreck the Halls, where we'll tell you the stories of the most awful gifts we've gotten, and find a modern counterpart to it.... You know, just in case you've got a White Elephant party coming up.
Usually Mr. Layla is an excellent gift-giver. He thoughtfully makes note of the times when I squeal over something special and spoils me with lovely things. But even the best stumble on occasion, like the year Mr. Layla gave me a block set of knives for Christmas. Though I had been coveting a nice set of Wustof Ikons (they were the first thing I put on our wedding registry!), what I got was a cheap, yes, ultra cheap set of knives from a big box chain store.
Listed as one of the worst Christmas gift ideas for women, knives, like the Sunbeam 13-Piece Knife Set with Pinewood Block ($19), should stay far away from your gift giving list this year. Let's even go so far as to say that knives in general are a gift best given for housewarmings and weddings. Under no circumstances should they be given to a loved one during the holidays!
P.S. To his credit, Mr. Layla also got me an iPod that Christmas.
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