Valentine’s Day may seem like the most romantic day of the year, but, sometimes things don’t always go as planned. No matter how hard you try to make it perfect, there’s always something that can go wrong. Word to the wise: don’t try and make a big joke about how you didn’t plan to get your girl something–it almost always backfires. These kind and traumatized souls took to Reddit to share their experiences with giving/receiving the absolute worst Valentine’s Day gifts ever and–brace yourselves (and praise the Lord you’re single).
Once I ordered my girlfriend flowers that didn’t arrive (or were stolen from the porch), so I gave her the delivery confirmation instead.
It was not as funny as I thought it would be.
I bought an ex gf one of every Valentine’s Day gift; bear, candy, lingerie, wine, balloons, all of it. She got me a turtle that sings “Can’t Hurry Love”. Took me a while to get that hint.
Waaaaay back in the day, like sometime in middle school, my boyfriend gave me a new knife to self harm with. I thought it was cool then but now I think “what then actual fuck”.
My girlfriend gave me a pack of cigarettes because I was trying to quit smoking, and she thought it would help me relax.
Last Valentines, MY gf found a sweater that my ex left a long time ago in my closet. I didn´t have the heart to tell her it was from my ex, so I said I had bought it for her for Valentines. She was so suprised and happy, and she absolutly loves the sweater, she wears it all the time…
My (then) girlfriend and I met at a Wendy’s, which was being torn down for remodeling. My bright idea was to have dinner, a movie, and then swing by the wreckage and take a brick to remind us of the fast food chain that meant so much to us. Yikes.
Bonus! I locked us out of my car and my mother had to come unlock it for us!
Long story short (hopefully)
I took my GF out for dinner at a seafood restaurant that she absolutely adored. I knew the owner and he gave us appetizers that they didn’t sell yet but was testing out. I spent a small fortune on that day with dinner, flowers etc. At the end of the night I dropped her off at her place (we both were living with our parents) and drive off. I thought everything went well and had happy thoughts in my head driving home (+/- 30 min drive) but then I got a text message from her breaking up with me. I was floored. She then sends me a bunch of texts (pre smart phone days) saying she thought about it for a couple months but didn’t want to spend Christmas, New Years or Valentines alone.
Side note… the relationship before her, she broke up with me via a email on Christmas morning. It was a long distance relationship but her Christmas gift was a plane ticket to come spend Christmas week and New Years with me. I canceled the ticket without telling her when she informed me she was seeing another guy behind my back. I heard from her two days later when she called me angry saying her plane ticket didn’t work. I told her no shit, you broke up with me so I canceled it. She informed me she was at the airport with her boyfriend and she was going to use the ticket I gave her to go on a vacation with her BF in MY city on my dime.
So Christmas & Valentines are forever tarnished for me.
Girl I started dating a couple of months before Valentine’s Day just got out of a long term relationship with her high school sweetheart. I didn’t know she was still in contact with him when we were dating. She handed me a cute little bag with candy and a card. eOne for me and one for the ex and mixed them up.
Well my husband two years ago got me a scale for Christmas. It was my big gift. It connected via Bluetooth to an app on my phone. Now I will say that I am forever trying to lose a few pounds, but that gift stung a little.
My sixth-grade boyfriend* gave me a jellybean-filled plastic teddy bear with a little balloon attached to it, which I later discovered had been given to him by a girl in another class who had a crush on him.