Congratulations Wendy! I will drop you an email to let you know and because some of the answers were so funny I decided to pick a couple of my favourites so they will get a pattern of their choice too...
This is brilliant and make me want to go out and chop up a load of logs to wrap Christmas presents in!
When I turned 16, I received a log for my birthday. A very large, heavy log. It had been carefully hollowed out and screwed back together. I was also handed a screwdriver to unwrap it. Inside was a nice new hairbrush. I guess it was the wrapping rather than the present which was strangest / most unusual / funniest... but it otherwise fulfilled all those categories, and was definitely the most memorable birthday present I ever received.
This just makes me laugh - WHO would use a tampon box? I am all for recycling but really!
Jill aka ThatMoxieGirl Designs said...
Once my aunt gave me a box of tampons for Christmas. I was so embarrassed and sad because I didn't even have my periods yet. Turns out she was just re-using the box and there was make up inside. :p
I had to pick this because I didn't think anyone else other than my grandfather would give someone a toilet seat for a gift! Yep, my grandad did it too, he always gave my gran a 6 pack of nylons for Christmas and I am pretty sure there is a story where he took her to the cattle market for an anniversary date!
A toilet seat. OK,it was a nice oak one, but still I got a toilet seat for my birthday! Thanks!
As for me... my gran gave me a pony when I was 18mths old, that was a pretty cool gift, my husband, before we got married sent me a pack of biore nose strips, you know, those things for pulling blackheads out for a VALENTINES gift, I was in the UK at the time or he might have been needing something for a black eye! what the? I am pretty sure I had some odd gifts when I was at uni but the alcohol I consumed at the time seems to have blacked them out!
Thank you to everyone who entered, it was most amusing reading every ones answers, and if you missed out on sharing your strange gifts you can always leave a comment on this post.