Don't often post, but must reply to this one. Many years ago when I was a young single mum my boyfriend gave me a cheese bell. When I expressed disappointment he said well, I wanted to get you a bread bin but they didn't have any. Needless to say he didn't last much longer, but my daughter and I have a laugh about now and again. (Have still got the cheese bell which must be about 30 years old)
My friend and I used to give each other "funny" presents - one year I bought her a baby's bottle (she is single and has no children) but filled it with vodka! I think that was the year she gave me a skipping rope and a diet book (I had been whinging about putting on weight!)
My SiL, who I love dearly, can be quite tight and one year gave me a second hand machine for peeling new potatoes. It was still in it's original box but had been well used and the box was disintegrating.
My worst present was from my aunt, wrapped in several boxes all wrapped in Christmas paper, when I was about seven. i was so excited, unwrapping every layer..... To find inside a grey plastic rain hat like a pixie hood!! Never forgot it! And have never as far as I know given useful presents to little girls! Grin