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‘Tis the season for giving and receiving gifts but as we all know sometimes our friends and family miss the mark on the present choices. We’ve all gotten the really bad or awkward gift. Here are the most memorable ‘Worst Present Ever’ from the Fernando and Greg Show.


When I was in 7th grade there was this girl that really really liked me and she kept promising a great Christmas gift. I was so excited on the last day of school before break because she brought this huge box to the English class that we shared! I was so excited but had to wait until after class to open my gift. As soon as we left the class, the girl gave me my gift. I ripped the box open and inside….A three foot tall ceramic replica of ET! YES, the ET from the movie! OMG, I was so disappointed! I am not sure what I expected, but as a 7th grade boy, I didn’t have much use of a ceramic ET statue that was half my height!


On the Fernando and Greg show, I’m the one known for being a very bad gift giver. I’m taking ownership of that label because I come by this dubious trait honestly. My father was a HORRIBLE gift giver. To be fair, he wasn’t always awful at placing the right gifts under the tree. There were years in my childhood when I’d score a present haul that would make the Kardashians envious. But as I got older, giving his only son the perfect gift slipped way down his list of priorities. By the time I hit my teen years, Dad had given up on his gifting game completely and settled on giving me a 1.5 oz bottle of Coty Musk cologne spray … purchased with a coupon. It truly was the gift that keeps on giving because I received a fresh, new bottle each and every year. His reasoning was very simple … economics. This great smelling gift was something we BOTH could use and lasted a long time … usually until the following Christmas or the bottle “accidentally” fell out of my bedroom window. And wouldn’t you know, the packaging has changed very little over the years.


When I was about 10 years old, for some reason I really wanted to collect stamps. Obviously, I loved Nintendo and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but stamps was just one of those odd things I wanted to do.

Now for Christmas, I wanted Nintendo games and toys, but my Grandmother, hearing of my stamp collecting interests, thought it would make a great gift for under the tree. She recruited every person in her office to take every stamp from every envelope that passed through the place, and put them in a giant box. The box was the size of a pretty large TV. She wrapped it up and everything. Think about how stoked I was to see this huge box on Christmas morning! Then think about how sad I was when it was filled with about 5,000 stamps!


When I was like 12 years old my aunt bought be a few pairs of lacy G-Strings and thongs for Christmas! I had no idea so I opened it front of my entire family, grandparents … the whole nine yards and everyone was shocked! I didn’t even know what they were at first so I held them up for everyone to see and when I finally realized how racy they were I must’ve turned bright red. It was terrible! Everyone was whispering and my mom pulled my aunt to the side. Super awkward!

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