I could write a list of 100 things for this Monday Listicle.  My grandma is notorious for giving the stupidest gifts ever.  Sometimes, it is downright embarrassing.  And, before you think I am the meanest granddaughter in the world– its not because she is on a fixed income or anything.  She has the money to buy nice things.  She just doesn’t.  And, I really don’t even care if she buys us anything or not.  I’d rather her just come to our holiday celebrations and not fake a stomach ache or other illness to get out of coming.  But, I digress.

So, it’s Monday.  Time for Monday Listicles.  Next week’s topic is 10 Tiny or Secret Things that Bring You Joy as suggested by Wendy from Stamping Rules.  Alright… you ready to laugh?  Are you ready to say, “Oh no, she didn’t!?”  After you check out my list, hop on over to the blog hop and check out some more!


  1. A used toaster that is literally older than I am.

  2. A pair of elastic waist jeans.

  3. Ink pens she had whited-out the company’s names on and wrote mine to personalize them.

  4. A vacuum that she opened and used before giving to me.  She didn’t even clean out the canister!

  5. A box of hair dye.

  6. A pair of binoculars.  Not for a specific trip or anything, but so we can spy on the neighbors.  I kid you not.

  7. A nose hair trimmer.

  8. An electric manicure kit for artificial nails.  I don’t have artificial nails.

  9. Plastic earrings.  Not just the decoration… the entire earring was plastic.  Even the stud part.

  10. A black leather stadium-style coat.  Three sizes too big.  She told me I’d grow into it.  I was an adult.


There you have it.  And think… this is just 10 of the gifts she has given me!  This doesn’t even include the gifts she has given my husband!  Or his dad.  Or anyone else.  Needless to say, Christmas is always an adventure in gift-giving!  How many times did you say to yourself, “Oh no she didn’t!?”

What was the craziest gift you’ve ever received?