We've all been there: It's Christmas morning — or worse, your birthday — and your mother-in-law hands you a gift. A smile is put in place to receive whatever it is she may have gotten you. Most of the time, it's something practical and sweet, but other times, it's something that's just awful ... or, straight-up rude.
*Names have been changed to protect the identity of the giftees.
"One time my mother in law visited and commented that I needed new hand towels in our guest bathroom. Lucky for me, she gave me some for Christmas the following year," — Sarah
"Years ago my mother in law gave me a DVD of a live concert of a band she was a fan of ... as if matters couldn't get worse, we didn't even own a DVD player at the time." —Jessica
"I got a scale for Christmas from my MIL a few years ago. It took a while to get over that one." — Erin
"She gave me the most terrifying wooden mask from one of her trips. I'm convinced it's haunted. Now it sits in our front closet in the box it came in covered with other things, but she always asks where it is when she comes over." —Jessica
"My mother in law purposely buys me clothes in sizes that are too small to try and 'motivate' me to lose weight." —Kristen
"Once my husband's mom sent me a doormat that said 'Hi. I'm Mat.' with no explanation," —Brittany
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"I got a shirt that someone else had clearly worn before. It was a size small with no tags." —Kathy
"I got a paper towel holder that looks like chef ... and it doesn't even work properly." —Rachel.
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"My mother in law got me a size small bikini for a sports team I don't even cheer for, because that was the size and team of my husband's first wife." —Allison
"I now have at least three of those crinkle shirts that shrink down to the size of a deck of cards. Why do I need three? Why do I even need one?" —Whitney.
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"My mother in law gave me a $100 designer diaper bag last year, even though at the time we weren't married yet, I wasn't pregnant and I'd never talked about having kids." —Rebecca
"I got an automatic, easy-to-use hair-removal system for 'unseemly hair growth.' Nothing says I love you or welcome to the family, like an antique hair removal system." —Karen
You can read more about her whole ordeal here.