It's the thought that counts, right?
Well, maybe not all the time.
We have all gotten those gifts that make us wonder what would possess anyone to get it for you and what you're supposed to do with it.
Weird gifts are trending all over Twitter thanks to Jill Filipovic, author and lawyer, and her late night tweet.
Jill Filipovic started the thread with her own gift share.
Ok late-night twitter, what’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever gotten? Mine was a hot pink size 20 bikini when I was 1… https://t.co/rcF9ahV1PX— Jill Filipovic (@Jill Filipovic) 1553742493.0
She goes on to specify:
"The weirdest part is my uncle is not a creep and there were zero creepy vibes. I think he genuinely thought I would... like the gift? Needed a new bathing suit?"
These two tweets sparked a whole list of strange gifts.
People have received some odd things, from fertility gods to unshucked oysters.
@JillFilipovic Little statue of a fertility god from my great aunt— southpaw (@southpaw) 1553742800.0
Lol! I got an electric razor for Christmas from my husband. I am now divorced. https://t.co/KaKWC12Chc— Shari (@Shari) 1553743546.0
Coconut bra from my boyfriend's mom, when I was 15... #weirdgift https://t.co/Cj4ApShjiD— Kiki Miller (@Kiki Miller) 1553752257.0
@JillFilipovic 50 oysters. Shipped on dry ice to my studio apt, for my birthday, from my boyfriend. Dirty, sandy, &… https://t.co/XjMIRz9Ptz— Jess Dillman (@Jess Dillman) 1553743863.0
Jill even took the time to reply to the lovingly shipped oysters.
@jdillman That is 100% hilarious though.— Jill Filipovic (@Jill Filipovic) 1553743899.0
This one definitely stood out:
@JillFilipovic My weirdest gift: Then-girlfriend paid for me to take a guys' trip I couldn't afford, then hooked up… https://t.co/SRcQbKq4c9— James McPherson (@James McPherson) 1553746931.0
Someone even shared a somewhat thoughtful gift of food.
@JillFilipovic A guy who sometimes goes to my church once saw me at the Christmas Eve service and exclaimed that A)… https://t.co/3d3OmcBTql— Ty Schalter (@Ty Schalter) 1553742964.0
There are many gift giving holidays and we'd advise you to study up for those.
Don't let a lack of knowing what the person likes, or a lack of trying to find out, lead you to a terrible gift.
It may be the thought that counts, but that thought better not be a strange one.
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