12 Worst Gift Ideas EVER

  1. Liz Miller says:

    My husband would KILL for the Jedi bathrobe. Seriously. It would be his idea of one of the best Christmas gifts EVAH.

  2. Raebabe3 says:

    Great list, except….I love that dang water bottle.  That SPECIAL TIME  THE month always demands one on the lower back and having it wrapped in cashmere ….. delightful!!!

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       Add it to your list– but I warn you. It’ll set you back $49… 🙂

    • Knewman4 says:

       Yes! That’s why I want it too. And now I have a bunch of new hot water bottle appropriate ailments thanks to MEAN-O-PA– USE.

  3. Knewman4 says:

    Bwa ha ha. I love it when you focus on bad gift. But, um, gulp, I actually want the cashmere hot water bottle…and I have thought about getting something like the cleaning trolley for my daughter, who loves to clean, and I actually (double gulp) had the microbe toys on my list this year for both children. I guess I’m bad.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       So bad you’re GOOD, Kathy. 😉  I may or may not have a toy vacuum somewhere in the back of the coat closet that my son LOVED to play with. I’m not saying.

  4. Erica says:

    I got my daughter a cleaning toy set last Christmas, but now I realize that she does the best cleaning with just a box of baby wipes, so that will be her gift this year. 😉

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I still buy baby wipes, even though my kids have technically outgrown them. They’re good for so many things…

  5. I did get my brother one of the microbes one year– it was anthrax in a petri dish– however, he is an aerosol biologist who works with anthrax regularly– so he LOVED it to sit out on his desk 🙂

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       That’s hilarious. I think the microbes are funny- and I get a kick out of imagining someone buying them for children.

  6. Another Kathy says:

    Oh my Gawd, that ornament for the dearly deceased?  Too funny!  Surely no sane person would want that hanging on their tree. People are so weird…

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       I can’t believe they’re selling scratched and dented ones on discount! “For when you don’t care enough to send the very best.”

  7. I kept laughing harder at each one! I’m thinking of getting Ellen the cleaning set for Christmas. We can bring it to a hotel next time we go. Maybe they will knock money off our bill if we clean ourselves…

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I just don’t understand why none of these mini vacuums actually work. Would that be so hard, toymakers??!!

  8. Melissa says:

    Okay, the Jedi bathrobe I would actually get for my husband. 🙂 If I hadn’t already spent his Christmas budget this year. But next year? It’ll be under the tree! I would also probably get him the toilet mug. Trust me, it would be appropriate! LOL

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       Oh I think a LOT of husbands will be getting this jedi robe this year. There’s also Yoda, R2D2 and Sith robes. SEX-AY.

  9. Pam says:

    My mother law gave us that ornament when my brother in law died. It is so creepy and depressing. Just what I want on my tree. “I’m spending christmas with jesus this year” I just never take it out. I know many who would love the bathrobe.

  10. Jennifer says:

    Okay, I admit it. I love the periodic table blocks. There, I said it.

  11. Sher says:

    I actually bought that toilet mug for my mother in law two years ago. Ha ha ha! 

  12. Glowplanet says:

    That departed loved one Christmas ornament is absolutely horrid!  I hope it would be used as a gag gift!