That gift, for me, was the Chia Pet. First of all, I don't even do house plants, because my cats just eat them. And secondly, what are you supposed to DO with a Chia Pet? It serves no real purpose - it doesn't even look all that cute, particularly the one I received. Maybe it would've been better if I'd gotten the little rabbit or not-quite-endearing dog. But instead, I got the Chia Head.
Gosh, have you ever seen an uglier, more ridiculous Chia Head? (Actually, I was enlightened by google, when I was searching for this image, to find that you can now purchase Brittany Spears and Barack Obama Chia Heads. Wow. Just wow.)
I was young - maybe 22 - when I received this gift. I think I might find it more humorous now than I did then
So inquiring minds want to know - if you were to get a celebrity Chia Head, who would you want? Personally, I've always been a huge fan of Natalie Wood, and seeing as how they've reopened her case, maybe they should make a Natalie Wood Chia Head.
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