Oh, babe, you shouldn’t have!
No, you really shouldn’t. Half of us have been disappointed by a partner’s gift/gifts. Read theses 13 stories and weep!
“A pack of three tea towels. Needless to say, the relationship didn’t last long.” – Harriett, 29 “Gym kit: all of it – takkies, leggings, tops, sports bra, socks. He said he wanted me to work out more. We broke up a few months later.” – Rachel, 31 “A doorstop in the shape of a pug. It was cute, but completely and utterly random.” – Lizzy, 29
“A book of poetry by prisoners on death row. Festive.” – Charli, 33
“My ex once bought me the same perfume that his mother wears. Seriously. There’s a whole load of Freudian stuff going on there.” – Jenny, 30
“Who doesn’t want a fire extinguisher for their kitchen? It was meant to be a joke, because I tend to burn my food, but you know, jewellery would have been nice.” – Amelia, 28
“A fancy cheese selection, which had gone completely rancid because he’d bought it too early. It was so bad that my pregnant sister threw up from the stench.” – Kate, 31
“An electrical extension cord. His rationale: ‘It will be easier to plug in your hairdryer.’ I gave him a strict definition of what a ‘gift’ was for future Christmases.” – Pippa, 34
“When I unwrapped a fancy leather notebook, I was pleasantly surprised. Until I noticed his company’s logo embossed on the back.” – Hayleigh, 30
“Years ago, a boyfriend bought me tickets to go and see Daniel Bedingfield, who I loved (don’t judge – it was 2003). Unfortunately, they were for 01/12, not 12/01, so we’d missed it.” – Jane, 36
“A copy of Fifty Shades
of Grey with the ‘3 for 2’ sticker still on the cover.” – Katie, 27
“One of those multipictured frames, with space for lots of photos – filled entirely with images of himself. Not the two of us together. Just him.” – Lou, 27
“My partner bought me a lightsaber as he ‘thought it would be funny’. I haven’t even seen Star Wars.” – Camilla, 29