Question: What is the worst Christmas gift you have ever received?

 Emma Wilson (Senior, National Security and Foreign Intelligence & Spanish): "Somebody once got me a jar of maraschino cherries"

Jake Nees (Senior, Criminal Justice): "I would probably have to say a funny pair of socks, I think those are pretty weird"

Joe Mertens (Junior, Integrated Media & Sports Business): "When I was younger my aunt got me this life size mannequin of Anderson Varajo because I loved the Cavs and I was a huge fan of the player"

Steven Scott (Senior, Early Childhood Education): "Before I went to college my godmother gave me a 24 pack of condoms and I was honestly very weirded out"

Taryn Kocher (Junior): "I got a boot rack"

Alec Zdesar (Senior): "I have gotten the typical stuff that you get from people, but I would definitely say getting underwear and socks from my grandma would be the weirdest gift"

Robbie Suffron (Junior): "The weirdest gift I ever got would have got to be when I got toilet golf from my grandmother"

Tommy Wines (Junior): "When my grandma got me just an orange as a gift, I definitely did not expect it and it was weird"

Gunner Maher (Junior, Engineering): "My grandma gave me a single key chain that had nothing to do with me or didn’t come with anything else"

Andrew Murdy (Sophomore): "A panini maker"


Question: How old were you when you received this gift?

Emma Wilson (Senior, National Security and Foreign Intelligence & Spanish): "I was 14 years old when I received this gift"

Jake Nees (Senior, Criminal Justice): "I don’t know exactly, but I would have to say either 10 or 12 years old"

Joe Mertens (Junior, Integrated Media & Sports Business): "I think that I was 7 years old, I do not remember exactly though"

Steven Scott (Senior, Early Childhood Education): "I was 18 years old"

Taryn Kocher (Junior): "I was 19 years old"

Alec Zdesar: "I was 10 years old"

Robbie Suffron (Junior): "I was 17 years old"

Tommy Wines (Junior): "12 years old"

Gunner Maher (Junior, Engineering): "14 years old"

Andrew Murdy (Sophomore): "16 years old"

Question: How did you react when you received this gift?

Emma Wilson: "I did the typical fake excitement saying “oh my gosh thank you so much” because my mom said I could never react in a weird way when I received gifts from people"

Jake Nees: "I definitely did a fake reaction, I thought the gift was weird but I told the person who gave it to me “oh I love them so much”"

Joe Mertens (Junior, Integrated Media & Sports Business): "I was actually very excited for this gift, I was a huge fan of the player and the cavs, so when I got the gift I was very happy"

Steven Scott (Senior, Early Childhood Education): "It was something that I didn’t expect but it was funny so I laughed really hard"

Taryn Kocher (Junior): "I did the typical fake reaction and showed excitement when I got the gift"

Alec Zdesar (Senior): "I acted like the typical spoiled kid and was angry because I wanted pokemon cards"

 Robbie Suffron (Junior): "When I first saw the gift I jokingly started to laugh, and then went on with the joke and said I was gonna try it out and I ran to the bathroom with the gift, but I never tried it out"

 Tommy Wines (Junior): "I was very confused and I definitely couldn’t hide it so my grandma knew I was confused"

Gunner Maher (Junior, Engineering): "I thought the gift was weird, but I said thank you and that I really wanted the key chain"

Andrew Murdy (Sophomore): "I was actually very happy with this gift, I did think it was weird and out of nowhere, but I was definitely happy with the gift"

Question: What did you do with the gift?

Emma Wilson: "I ended up eating them because I love cherries, when I was younger I especially loved the strawberry daiquiri, so I ate the cherries pretty quickly"

Jake Nees: "I definitely threw them right away"

Joe Mertens: "We kept it in our basement where we hung out, but our basement sadly flooded later and we ended up losing the maequin"

 Steven Scott (Senior, Early Childhood Education): "I ended up blowing them up with some of my fraternity brothers and putting them in peoples rooms while they were asleep"

Taryn Kocher: "I actually kept it and went out and bought boots so I could use the boot rack"

Alec Zdesar (Senior): "I was forced to act nice about the gift so I wore them, but its underwear so I wore them"

Robbie Suffron (Junior): "Right now it is currently sitting behind you in the closet in my room unopened"

 Tommy Wines (Junior): "Well, it’s an orange so I ate it haha"

Gunner Maher (Junior, Engineering): "I really don’t know, but I’m pretty sure its stuffed in a drawer back home"

Andrew Murdy (Sophomore): "I kept it and I used it all of winter break, I loved to use it and make panini’s"

Did You Know?

If you are in a bind to get someone a gift but can’t think of anything there are plenty of gifts you can get instead of being the person who got “the weird Christmas Gift”. One example of these gifts are gift cards, everyone enjoys a gift card or a visa card because they can get their favorite food, or buy any item they want and it saves you from having to make a tough decision while also being thoughtful. A second example could be lottery tickets, because who doesn’t like to win money? These are more of your stocking stuffers, but they work perfectly because it gives the recipient an opportunity to get rich! Those are just two examples of gifts, but they will save you from getting someone an awkward gift!

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