Thursday, December 2, 2010

The December Giveaway

It's here! The December Giveaway! I am so excited to share this month's giveaway with you because we had some amazing gifts gifted from some amazing people.




1. Navy and Silver Remnant Fabric
This fabric is a remnant piece from the curtains and pillow in this project. The dark navy blue and silver diamonds remind me of a deep dark night sky.

2. Red Burlap Flower Pillow 12 x 18 gifted by livycreation
A big THANK YOU to livycreation for this beautiful burlap pillow. I found this pillow on Etsy and immediately fell in love with it, and she graciously gifted it to us for the giveaway. I had it sitting on my black wingback chair and it was gorgeous. I may have to order one for myself!





If you don't win, you can purchase this pillow HERE!

3. NEST Holiday Candle
I love this Holiday scent! It's definitely one of my favorite Holiday candles and I could not do a December giveaway without giving you one!

4. Armitage One Link 16" Gold Necklace gifted by JESS LC
A big THANK YOU to Jessica Constable of JESS LC for this beautiful necklace! It's so perfectly dainty; I would wear it every single day layered with other longer necklaces or alone. Like I've mentioned before, I love finding products for the giveaway that I would absolutely purchase for myself, and this is no exception :) Jess was so kind to gift us this necklace, thank you Jess!





Check out the JESS LC website to see all her wonderful and unique designs. Click HERE to purchase your own Armitage necklace in case you don't win!

5. Red Modern Tray & Silver Lace Tray gifted by Celeste Hudson & Charlotte Cocker Rescue
I met Celeste at the Mrs. Howard & Eddie Ross event weeks ago. She was so sweet and told me she runs a booth at Sleepy Poet here in Charlotte. We got to chatting, and she offered these two trays from the booth for the giveaway. Celeste has such a kind heart and is offering these trays on behalf of Charlotte Cocker Rescue. I was very excited to hear about the organization, as you know I am a "mommy" to a rescued spaniel mix. Please check out the organization and check out Celeste's booth at Sleepy Poet. She is dealer 60 and has two booths on Aisle 7 in Sleepy Poet.

6. Large Red Glass Bauble Ornament
I picked this pretty bauble up at Home Goods since I knew I was doing sort of a "red" theme to this giveaway. It reminds me of a vintage bauble, which are my favorite :)





I thought I'd add some fun to the giveaways and ask silly questions for the entries. All you have to do is answer this question in the comments section to enter:

What is the most embarrassing gift you've ever received during the Holidays?


EXTRA ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES:


If you tweet about this giveaway with a link back to my blog, you get one extra entry. Once you tweet, come back and comment again.

If you blog about this giveaway with a link back to my blog, you get two extra entries. Once you blog, come back and comment twice with the link to your post.


The monthly giveaway will be posted on the 1st of every month.
[Sorry I'm a day late this month!]
If the 1st of the month falls during a weekend, the giveaway will be posted on Monday.

The giveaway will end on the 10th of every month at midnight EST.
Check back on the 11th of every month to see if you won! The winner will be chosen at random via random.org.


Again, a big THANK YOU to our generous gifters and to you for reading my blog! Good Luck!

394 comments:

  1. An electric scrub brush from my husband!
    cathycomm@aol.com

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  2. Nothing to date - have always loved my gifts since I hint through out the year - he caught on and now keeps a list of things I hint about :)

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  3. The most embarrassing gift I got was a pack of tampons in my stocking when I was just "coming of age" so to speak! Ha ha.

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  4. A purple sweater with a furry bear in the middle from my grandma. Yikes!

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  5. hmmm that's a bit of a tough one! I've been fairly lucky in the gift dept, but I remember a Christmas back when my hubby and I were first dating and he gave me a bottle of my perfume, but then told me it had come in a set with an extra bottle, and he was going to give the extra bottle to his MOM! aghhh! I thought that was kind of wierd. Well, he just had a little bit to learn I guess! He's actually a great gift giver now :)

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  6. A black patent leather vest from an Aunt, I think she thought she was being really fashion forward, unfortunately... she wasn't.

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  7. A pleather mini dress from my aunt. So awful!

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  8. A Minnie Mouse sweater from my grandma when I was 14!!

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  9. I got a meat grinding attachment from my husband last year. Can't say that it's ever come out of the box. Not that that is embarrassing, just so not used by me. Other than that, I have liked every gift that I can rememeber.

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  10. Hmmm...I'd have to say the packs of undies my mom used to wrap up when I was a kid!

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  11. A lacy lingerie gift for someone's wife that showed up in our annual work ornament swap. That was mortifying.

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  12. I cannot think of a really embarrassing one, but a really sweet one was from my husband the first year we dated. That year we had a small price limit, but his creativity lead him to purchase some very sweet gifts and tie them all together with a poem that corresponded to a number to each gift that was inside a large box!

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  13. Great giveaway! The most embarrassing gift I've ever received has to some ugly cotton underwear that my aunt gave me.

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  14. I can't really think of am embarrassing gift... maybe I'm just lucky!

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  15. What a fabulous giveaway!! :)

    I was 14. I was opening Christmas presents with the fam. My mom gave me pretty, lacy underwear IN FRONT OF EVERYONE. I died.

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  16. My husband (but boyfriend at the time) gave me breath mints and mouthwash one year (!!!). And yes, I still married him.

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  17. If I have received any embarrassing gift I have repressed it! I can't think of anything that I have gotten that I haven't loved.

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  18. When I was 16, I got an unholy trifecta of gifts: my father, in his usual habit of giving my mother and me gifts that were intended for him, gave me a case of beer and a box of top-notch cigars. My grandmother, who fell prey to a misguided sales clerk, decided that what her granddaughter really wanted for Christmas was see-through underwear.

    So, that all was an impressive combination of teenage vices.

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  19. This wasn't embarrassing but it was definately strange. When I was 14 my grandmother gave me a huge bottle of RainX for Christmas. I wasn't even old enough to drive and it was almost like she had forgotten about me and just grabbed something from her garage!

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  20. I'm another Beth who can't think of an embarrassing gift! But once I got a stuffed puppy that growled if you pulled the toy in its mouth... a sorry, sorry substitute for the real puppy I've been wishing for for years! But it was from my husband's sweet grandmother, so I couldn't complain too much. :) This is a fabulous giveaway!

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  21. I once received a deer whistler for my car as a gift. I guess deer had a pesky way of finding my car!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  22. What lovely items! I can't think of anything too embarrassing, gift-wise, but my mom has given some weird gifts over the years - mostly age-inappropriate clothing for someone 20 years older.

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  23. The most embarrassing gift, my boyfriend (now husband) gave me chocolate body paint for Christmas when we were in college. Wouldn't have been so embarrassing if it wasn't in front of his family (who insisted on seeing me open my gifts since they knew he got me a nice pair of earings and they wanted to see my reactions, my hubby had no idea they were going to do this and was equally embarrased!)

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  24. A leather vest from my step mom, ug so bad!

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  25. white athletic socks...not really embarrassing, more perplexing.

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  26. My grandma used to knit my name into sweaters in big block letters every year...which was cool when I was 5 but not so cool when I was 17 :)

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  27. Hmmm...I don't think I have ever gotten anything embarrassing!

    But I did get a hideous crocheted thing to go over toilet paper rolls from an aunt...and I was like 16. Bizarro?.. definitely, but not so much embarrassing. :D

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  28. I linked to this in my facebook status (in place of Twitter). :)

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  29. I can't think of any "embarrasing" gifts ... but I get socks every year without fail.

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  30. hmmm, I can't really think of an embarrassing gift, but there was always the dreaded gift of socks from our grandparents. That was always a though thank you note to write.

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  31. When I was in high school my mom thought it was hilarious to gift me cute bras and panties from random embarrassing groups of people, like our high school wrestling team?? Weird. She also would make us display all our presents under the tree for visitors....like I wanted my undergarments on display!

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  32. Wow, up until 3 christmas's ago, I would have said nothing but when my husband and I got engaged, my father in law gave us a white castor form of two faces kissing on a clear plastic stand and told us that we could name it whatever we liked but he liked to call it "eternal kiss" to celebrate the special time in our lives. It has now been passed on as a gag gift to many of our family and friends.

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  33. The gift was fine, but it came in a Victoria's Secret box from my in-law's... As soon as I saw the box, my face was bright red! (it had a set of wine glasses inside!)

    Love the give-away again this month!

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  34. It was not so much the gift, but the comment afterward by my husbands' grandpa. I had just received a beautiful pair of sapphire stud earrings from my hubby, a big stretch for us financially at the time, and family was passing them around, oohing and aahing. Then we hear this loud voice - "YOU NEED A HOROSCOPE TO SEE THESE THINGS!" Did he mean microscope or telescope? We'll never know, but we'll never forget that moment.

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  35. a (weight) scale. was this a hint?

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  36. Just tweeted out the give-away! But wondering if that was a good idea, since I want it all for myself :)

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  37. Leopard stretch pants- nice. Awesome giveaway! Off to tweet.

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  38. When my husband and I were just dating his mom bought me a dancing/singing snowoman dressed as a cheerleader. It was kind of embarrassing because everyone else got very nice gifts. Now the gift is in my daughters room. She loves it! I loved the thought that went into it!

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  39. I can't think of anything...but i wish i could say something like tampons in my stocking :)

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  40. hmmm a "toy" (pink...not for children...) from my friend in college to 'enjoy'! if you catch my drift!!! opening that in front of a giant gaggle of girl is pretty blush-making!!
    XOXOOXOX
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  41. I'm not sure if it's embarrassing, but one year my step-grandmother gave me this ornate, stuffed Angel teddy bear. I was 16 years old. My 10-year-old sister got a nice bath set. It was pretty awkward, since we were fairly sure she had switched the gifts. And that poor teddy bear never saw the light of day.

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  42. I first go my period around Christmas and my grandma gave me a book about "womanhood." I was mortified!

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  43. And another comment for Twitter! :)

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  44. I got a pair of shoes from my boyfriend (now husband) that I hated but couldn't take back because I didn't wanted to be rude! I think I wore them once!

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  45. 2 presents really come to mind... my mother wrapping packs of underwear and socks every year as a kid thinking they counted as presents and my aunt getting me an oversized Winnie the Pooh sweatshirt when I was 16. Not exactly fashion forward.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  46. Love reading all of the comments. Underwear seems to be the most "popular"! Can't remember a really bad one for me, though. One kinda weird one...my birthday is also Christmas day so my aunt sent me a card with $2 in it. Not bad if I was under 10, but I was about 36 at the time she sent it :-)

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  47. My most embarrasssing gift was when my ex got me a pair of sexy panties, and I had to open them in front of his family! And show them what I got!

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  48. I don't know of one that is super embarassing, but maybe more awkward. One Christmas, my mother bought me a "Superwoman" pajama set. It was definitely a child's set, and I was 20! Not sure what she was thinking, but it makes me laugh!

    rlphlauren at yahoo.com

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  49. The most embarrasing present I received would have to be this crazy low cut/crop top from my aunt, very weird!

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  50. some kind of weird underwear probably when I was younger, but I have erased the memory :) Thanks!

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  51. My ex-boyfriend (and you'll see why) once gave me a pair of edible undies.

    Even worse, I think, is that the first year I brought my (now) husband home for Christmas, my Dad (out of the blue) gave him a roll of red toilet paper. My husband still doesn't know what to think of that!

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  52. My Mom gave me a training bra. Awesome.

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  53. A friend making me business cards...with a nick name that I'm not too fond of and design that wasn't what I had in mind...I felt bad because she was so excited to give them to me

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  54. In fourth grade my stocking contained several pairs of silky "teenager" undies....I wasn't embarrassed until mom showed the video of us unwrapping gifts and opening stockings to lots of people.

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  55. I can't think of anything embarrassing. It was always the three of us growing up so nothing was really embarrassing.

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  56. In high school on of my friends gave me granny panties...I am still not sure why.

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  57. What a beautiful giveaway!! Especially loving the red burlap pillow. My funniest gift was a long handled duster for ceiling dust bunnies.

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  58. Not so embarrassing, but 5 cans of Japanese marinated clams from my husband's grandmother-so random!

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  59. Last Christmas my husband got me, Home & Office Cyber Clean. Basically gack that you can clean the dust off your keyboard. (NOT HOT!)
    please check the link:

    http://www.cyberclean.tv/

    HILARIOUS! (sweet thing, this was a gift with some actual thought put in it! AWH!)
    Crossing my fingers to win!

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  60. i was 18 and preparing to go off to college. my uncle bought me a sweatshirt from my top choice university which, just days before, had rejected me. it was awkward, yes, but also just the ice breaker i needed to break the news.

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  61. I can't think of anything! But thank you for this great giveaway!
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

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  62. I can't really think of an embarrassing gift that I've received, but my friend received moist toilet wipes from her grandma!

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  63. There are always embarrassing gifts at my office "white elephant" party. Everyone has a titch too much to drink, and some crazy gifts show up...framed condoms, beer memorabilia, raunchy books. We're not a tame crowd.

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  64. I can't really think of an embarrassing gift.... although for the last 4-5 years I have gotten to same coach wristlet from my Grandma every year.

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  65. I haven't really gotten any embarrassing gifts for Christmas, but my best friend and her boyfriend got me a crotchless lace onesie thing for my bachelorette soiree. SCARY!!

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  66. Hmm- I was a teenager and got a sleeping bag- wasn't embarrassing really but the way I responded when I opened the gift was...

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  67. I've never received anything too embarrassing that I can remember (although I have received some duds like my husband (then boyfriend) gave me a non-stick omlette pan for our first Christmas gift exchange).

    On a side note, I LOVE Jess LC jewelery. I purchased a Franklin "Be Brave" necklace and I get compliments on it every single time I wear it. I love the Armitage necklace, too!

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  68. Blog post entry one: http://www.bethabee.com/2010/12/december-giveaway.html

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  69. Blog post entry 2: http://www.bethabee.com/2010/12/december-giveaway.html

    Thank you, Bryn! :)

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  70. The most embarrasing gift was from a cousins wife. It was my first Christmas overseas away from my immediate family. My cousins and aunts were trying to make me feel at home in Scotland and showered me with gifts and little reminders of home. But the one gift I could have done without was a pair of sexy lace boy shorts. I opened up the gift and turned tomatoe red! She had me hold them up for everyone to see. I laugh now and then about it.

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  71. My mother-in-law gave me a Christmas sweater one year. I'm talking santa claus and sequins, the whole nine yards. Fortunately my husband spilled wine on it for me so I wouldn't have to wear it.

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  72. my step-mom gave me this awful fuzzy bubblegum pink scarf that would have been fit for a 12 year old...I'm 25.

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  73. Been lucky in the gift department so far...had a lump of coal from my husbands grandma one year but that was supposed to be for my husband...he got the pretty platter!

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  74. Nothing terribly embarrassing just gifts that make you think, "Does this person know me at all?"

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  75. blogged about you (though i have to admit, i think my dad is the only person who reads my blog!)

    http://fravina.blogspot.com/

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  76. thanks for the extra entries!
    leslie

    http://fravina.blogspot.com/

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  77. What a beautiful set of things! The most embarrassing gift I got was some bras and undies when I was first hitting puberty. I opened in front of my whole family and I remember feeling mortified!

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  78. Not embarrassing but kind of unusual, I received teeth whitening strips once, but I'm pretty sure I requested those.

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  79. a book about sex from my MIL!! UGH EWW

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  80. Probably "Foot Repair Cream" from my mom because of my dry feet. Boo

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  81. My neighbor used to always give me ruffled underwear when I was a little girl. I'm sure my mom LOVED them, but they were scratchy, puffy and I wanted a toy, not to hear talk about how cute my little bum would be in them!

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  82. This is so weird that I can't think of anything! But I'm more than positive that I got an embarassing gift or two from my grandma at some point! She liked to give us the most random things!!

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  83. Knock on wood - No embarrassing gifts thus far!! My family and bf have always picked up on (very strong) hints :)

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  84. I think 3 tide sticks...apparently they'r trying to tell me I'm messy and spill things!

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  85. Posted on my blog! http://sarahlenger.com/blog/2010/12/2/december-giveaway-bryn-alexandra.html

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  86. Posted on my blog! http://sarahlenger.com/blog/2010/12/2/december-giveaway-bryn-alexandra.html

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  87. Blogged about it (1)...

    http://www.emilypostsblog.com/2010/12/bryns-monthly-giveaway.html

    must have the necklace :)

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  88. blogged about it (2)

    http://www.emilypostsblog.com/2010/12/bryns-monthly-giveaway.html

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  89. I don't know if I've ever been super embarrassed by anything...but I have gotten awkward gifts. One year I had a boss that clearly regifted things from around her house and a co worker that gave everyone those little free perfume samples. She had boxes of them! So strange...

    Lovely giveaway! Happy holidays!!

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  90. worst gift was a victoria secret gift card in front of all my boyfriend's family from his aunt who when I opened it said - go get something sexy. YUCK.

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  91. What a great giveaway! All of these items would fit in my house perfectly! I once got a bag of assorted condoms at a white elephant gift exchange. I was 6 months pregnant at the time and said it was a little too late for that gift. :-P

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  92. One year my older brother decided to give everyone in the family underwear. Even our grandma go a sexy black pair with a zipper down the front. Once we understood the theme we were all very nervous to open the packages. I was only about 7, so he did the decent thing and gave me red long underwear (that I adored!).

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  93. Underwear from my mom...in front of my new boyfriend.

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  94. Awesome giveaway Bryn! I can't think of an embarrassing gift per se, but for my birthday this year my husband got me a gift card to Lowe's. Strange to some women, but the DIY-lady in me loved it!

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  95. In high school I received silk pj's from my boyfriends father. Weird and kind of uncomfortable. :)

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  96. Probably the Christmas I was engaged and realized one of the packages to open that my mom felt appropriate to send with me to London was a pair of lacy panties (to go with a bra I had bought). I thought, "Oh God, I hope he doesn't think my mom is still picking out my underwear!"

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  97. Whoa, most amazing stuff ever!!! Most embarrassing? Old computer parts in a shoe box - not sure if I was so much embarrassed, but not please and embarrassed for the giver. :)

    xox,
    Meggyd

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  98. Lingerie from my husband, which I opened in front of his parents by accident!

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  99. I don't think I've gotten anything embarrassing for Christmas but at a lingerie shower I got banana flavored condoms. Banana? Seriously? My most hated of all fruit flavors on thing that aren't the actual fruit?

    I guess that was more gross that embarrassing.

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  100. Thankfully I don't have an answer to this one... (knocking on wood that things continue that way!)

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  101. Tweet Tweet!! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/ChasingDavies/status/10392585168224256

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  102. While not embarassing, the most awkward was a silver polishing cloth from James Avery. I was so excited to get something from my mother-in-law there after I saw the jewelry she bought for the sister-in-law (she was married in as well). I opened the box, got excited, then it was a cloth. :/

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  103. An absolutely awful wool skirt with teddy bears all over it from my grandma.

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  104. Most embarrassing was the year my mom got me a couple of bras and my grandpa spent the rest of the day talking about my "boob scoops."

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  105. A christmas ornament made out out REINDEER POOP. My brother thought it was *so funny*....I threw it away with the wrapping paper pile. (((shudder)))

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  106. I received Victoria Secret gift cards from my aunt like 3 years in a row, while I was in college. She always just replied (with a smile) "what?! You need underwear!"

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  107. last year at a gift exchange someone made a santa doll with my face on it! ahhhhh

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  108. Hmm... nothing really embarrassing really, but one time my mother in law gave me the most hideous shawl i've ever seen and she went on and on about how she thought it would be perfect for me. Yeah... not so much!

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  109. Well, my mom STILL buys me underwear every Christmas even though I'm 26. But I don't mind, you can never have enough underwear :). It is awkward opening it in front of my family though.

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  110. When I was in high school my boyfriend gave me a lacy Victoria's Secret bra that I had mentioned I wanted....we opened gifts at my house and of course my family had to see what I got. So awkward.

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  111. I've gotten boring gifts but I can't think of anything that embarrassed me. I guess I'm pretty lucky :)

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  112. A big pair of granny panties from our Secret Santa game we play every Christmas Eve with my entire family ha!

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  113. Hmmm... nothing too bad, that I can remember. Probably just underwear from my mom!

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  114. Thong underwear - given to me from my future mother-in-law, in front of my future brother-in-laws...

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  115. When I was 14, I got old man "home" slippers that were a size too big. I watched my cousin open up a box with her very own pager! It was not a good Christmas.

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  116. Ha! I once got a 3-foot tall porcelian doll in a Victorian outfit from an ex-boyfriend's mother. It was terrifying. I donated it to Goodwill.

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  117. Nothing that I can think of! I've been pretty lucky in that area!

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  118. Nothing that I can think of! I've been pretty lucky in that area!

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  119. The first Christmas after I got married my Mom gave me some baby clothes. I was mortified. Nothing like a subtle hint for grandkids - sheesh!

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  120. Ummmmm-lets see-I'd have to say the most embarrasing was a gift I gave to my sister as pay back for an embarrasing prank she played on me- I gave her a vibrator that she opened in front of my parents Christmas morning- I know- SO mean-ahhh sisters:)

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  121. A girdle from my grandmother! Not Spanx but a real girdle.

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  122. Haven't received anything crazy embarrassing to date :) But I'm pregnant this year so who knows I could get nursing pads or something ;)

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  123. I haven't had anything TOO embarrassing as a gift, but I think the worst in recent memory was a sweatshirt from my mother-in-law. It was a white crew neck with a bedazzeled cat face on it. The cat looked both like it was trying to be cute and trying to steal my soul. SO terrible.

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  124. I can't think of anything embaressing. One year (I think it was like, 1994), we got aol for Christmas and we were all choosing our screennames. Our last name begins with "Hols" so we decided on courthols (first name Courtney) for me, pathols for my brother (first name Patrick), etc. My little sister Ashley, 4 years old, said "I guess that would make me 'ashhols'..." It was a great moment. We still tease her.

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  125. Oh, please pick me. I promise I've been a good girl!

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  126. A toothpick holder from my grandma...

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  127. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/lmajor9/status/10415326541905920

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  128. A hunks of the month calendar from my mom when I was 14. So cheesy and not on my wish list that year AT ALL!

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  129. Honestly, I have never received an embarrasing gift.
    leeor_borovick@yahoo.com

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  130. I got a matching underwear and training bra set during my pre-teen days. The most embarrassing part was that I had to open it in front of my entire extended family. Everyone kept asking me to hold it up so they could see what I got! haha.

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  131. Last year my husband got me the same perfume we'd bought my mom. It was kind of awkward.

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  132. I got a gym membership once. It was done out of love, but we opened gifts in front of others and it was a little embarrassing (probably more for them, than me!)

    kristintiana at gmail dot com

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  133. TWEETED! http://twitter.com/#!/AdrienneO

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  134. Underwear - yah I like underwear mom, but not for christmas or any holiday for that matter. I believe one time it was superman underwear.
    great giveaway, everything is so pretty.

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  135. My family always did underwear and socks (plus all of our other gifts) When I was in middle school my sister decided she would take over my underwear portion. She bought thongs and racy items that I was absolutely mortified to open in front of my family!

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  136. I got shiny black pleather pants and a matching shiny black pleather jacket from my aunt and uncle...The most embarrassing part about it though is that I wore the pants A LOT in eight grade...crap!

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  137. Great giveaway!

    Every year my mother-in-law gives my husband and me a big bag filled with stuff she's collected throughout the year, and most of it is usually awesome. But there is almost always some kind of book or gadget that refers to weight loss, which I'm assuming is meant for me since my husband weighs 150 lbs.

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  138. Mine would have to be a sweatshirt with snowmen and bells on it....from my husbands grandmother LAST YEAR!!!! I had to wear it for the rest of the day so she would know I liked it. I don't think I will ever live that down.

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  139. Great Giveaway!

    The most embarrassing gift I ever received was when I was a preteen and my mom got me a bra as one of my gifts. Embarrassing in and of itself at that age, but my brother had the nerve to say "A Bra?! For what?! She barely needs bandaids!"

    Gotta love family :)
    Nicole

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  140. Hmmm, I guess a Victoria's Secret gift card would be the most embarrassing since it came with comments from and in front of family :-)
    everydaychicny@gmail.com

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  141. I got a hand painted cat from my grandmother...and I didn't really like it. I had to keep it though because she would always look for it!

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  142. I got a hand painted cat from my grandmother...and I didn't really like it. I had to keep it though because she would always look for it!

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  143. Most embarrassing present, absolutely, hands down, was the Norwegian erotic poetry gift from an exchange student 30 years older than me. Given to me at a work function. I could have died. What's worse was, he didn't "mean it like that" - he gave everyone different little things from Norway - Grieg CDs were common. Not sure how erotic poetry made the list, and not sure why I was the one to get it.

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  144. And I tweeted about the giveaway with a link to the post!! @everydaychicny
    everydaychicny@gmail.com

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  145. I honestly can't think of any embarrassing gifts I've received. Ugly, awkward, and strange yes but embarrassing? No

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  146. Most embarassing had to be these HUGE underwear from my mother. Hahah!

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  147. When I was a very cool and mature teenager my aunt gave me a toy camera for Christmas. To add insult to injury, my 8 year old cousins opened the same gift later in the night. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  148. Last year my husband bought me two Nerf guns. Now, that's not exactly embarrassing, but my little fit/pity-party sure was! Turns out, they were a gag gift and he thought we'd get a good laugh from them, but unfortunately, my sour reaction spoiled it!

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  149. What a beautiful and fantastic giveaway!!

    I can't think of anything super embarrassing, besides the usual undies from my mom - knock on wood it stays that way!!

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  150. Ha! My big sister put a HUGE pair of panties in my present one year when I was a teenager. I'm sure she thought she was being hilarious. Oh sisters...

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  151. A tupperware lunchbox from my ex-boyfriend.

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  152. I haven't really received an embarrasing gift just yet, but there's still time! LOL

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  153. The book "The Moral Compass" from my grandparents. Apparently they think I'm shameless and immoral!

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  154. I've been very lucky and haven't received any embarrassing gifts. My family exchanges $10 gifts and that hasn't opened the door to silly things...yet.

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  155. Tweeted about the giveaway too!
    twitter.com/mangogal

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  156. Well, I've never really had an embarrassing holiday gift. But we got used candles for our wedding. No joke. They had been burned already and then gifted to us. :-O

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  157. One year I got nothing because my sister forgot she had me for our present exchange... Awkward moment! I would love to win the giveaway! Such pretty things. Thanks Bryn.

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  158. Purple Parachute Pants
    I wasn't embarrassed at the time but sure am now (I'm a child of the 80's)

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  159. Can't think of a embarassing gift... but would love to wear that pretty necklace!!

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  160. For my 16th birthday, I had a big birthday party and a few of my girlfriends thought it would be hilarious to give me itty-bitty rainbow, glitter-covered thong underwear. I turned 8 shades of red when I opened it in front of my friends! :o)

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  161. What a fun and generous giveaway~ you've got such great taste! The most embarrassing gift I ever wasn't a gift at all. It was our first "married" Christmas, and we sat and watched as my husband's grandparents gave all of the "kids" their gifts, and then gave all the "adults" their annual gift of money. We waited for our turn, but it never came! They said we weren't kids anymore, because we were married, but weren't really adults either, so... We didn't get anything! Oh my. Such a memorable moment...

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  162. The most embarassing gift I've received was day of the week undies when I was in junior high. Yikes!!

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  163. I can't think of anything embarrassing. Darn. Hopefully the entry counts anyways :-) I've been laughing at other people's embarrassing gifts though!

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  164. When I was just getting to be a young lady one of my cousins bought me underwear, not racing but not total kid underwear either. Not thinking I pulled it out infront of everyone and immediately turned beet red!

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  165. I received a pair of orange sock w/ some odd stuffed animal dog on the toe portion... random. from a very old great aunt :)

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  166. I blogged about it, too. =)

    Just a shout out, since it's a weight loss blog, but a shout out all the same! =)

    http://flabtofabonedayatatime.blogspot.com/2010/12/getting-there.html

    theskinnyturtle@gmail.com

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  167. i am still waiting for an embarrassing gift, but i'm sure with my group of friends it's only a matter of time

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  168. I'm the same age as you, and as a fifth grader my grandmother gave me a horrible denim and flannel ruffel jumper. Thankfully, my mom let me return it for some cooler clothes.

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  169. Lingerie from my mother in law in front of the whole family... Really?!?!?!

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  170. I blogged and linked back to you!
    http://wpfinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/12/good-stuff-is-better-when-its-free.html

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  171. I blogged entry #2.
    http://wpfinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/12/good-stuff-is-better-when-its-free.html

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  172. a bright neon pink sweatshirt with a textured koala bear on it! Gotta love the '80s!

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  173. I can't believe I'm posting this - a vibrator . . . and the kicker is that it was from my mother-in-law!

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  174. It was sometime ago but it was a sweatshirt that was "blinged" out.
    Not really my style.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  175. The Christmas I was engaged my now-MIL gave me a book about sex. Yep.

    clarkie/agentintellect/com

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  176. My Aunt gave me a box full of undies, because she said my mom told her I needed them. They were animal prints and I was forced to hold them up in front of everyone. My great grandma said, "oh those are nice." I was 14.

    :)

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  177. Once I got a lovely sweater vest!

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  178. Footie pajamas from my aunt at age 12!

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  179. Such cute stuff!

    I can't think of anything too embarrassing, but my grandmother once gave my sister and I matching quilted jumpers with angel decals sewn on the chest. We were 14 & 16 or so at the time and we just sort of didn't know what to say in order to be polite. They hung in our closets unworn for years. And then we found out later that she'd had them custom made! I felt awful.

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  180. a swan-shaped necklace from the glass blowers shop inside the local mall and a matching sweater that my 16 year old boyfriend's mom picked out. janetkier@yahoo.com

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  181. At the first annual Yankee Swap party with friends I opened a large dildo. I was very embarrassed as I was the first to open a gift of that nature at the party, it got more "festive" as more gifts were opened!

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  182. A swan-shaped necklace from the glass blower shop in the mall with a matching sweater. All picked out by my 16 year old boyfriend's mom. Guess it is the thought that counts. janetkier@yahoo.com

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  183. Not sure if this is embarrassing but a couple of years ago my husband got me a t-shirt that said "Duct Tape Queen." What was he thinking? The poor dear, Christmas shopping is just not his thing. Love the giveaway!

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  184. My grandma got me underwear from Victoria's Secret... Underwear from VS? Awesome... Granny Panty style from your usually pretty hip Grandma, not so much!

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  185. The most embarrassing gift I ever got was from one of my students (4th grader). It was a fake red rose, which at first glance was totally sweet. Upon further investigation, it was actually a pair of red lace panties wrapped up in the shape of a rose with a stem attached. EMBARRASSING. (Love this giveaway!) Thanks for the chance!

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  186. I received a gift card to Victoria's Secret from one of my 1st grade students. Resulted in my students all asking if I was going to buy "something fancy."

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