When it comes to receiving gifts no one wants to seem ungrateful, but with a niche hobby and a plethora of junk for your in laws to choose from it’s only a matter of time before your spare bedroom becomes a dedicated storage facility for your collection of stuff that no one wants to buy on eBay. Here are our top 5 awful woodworking gifts that we have seen around the web.
1 ) A hilarious Apron
Available in an array of colors, next day dispatch and on sale too! what’s not to love about this hilarious apron. Strangely enough, it doesn’t have any reviews its almost most like no one has brought it yet or maybe your grandmother hasn’t worked out how to leave reviews.
I have to say as inclined as I feel to grab my credit card and order one straight away I might have to give it a miss as I don’t consider myself to be the “the perfect chef!”.
2) A wooden watch
“we heard you like woodworking so we brought you a wooden watch ” are probably the words going through the air as you try and conjure how the hell you going hide that “why would anyone want that, I wonder which raffle they won it at?” expression that is written all over your face.
But not to worry as you have clearly got the wrong end of the stick because the seller them self’s has described it as a “Meaningful Watch” “And it always draws a lot of attention and compliments for its personality style” “could be a healthful”, I’m not sure I will hold them to that whatever it may mean.
I’m no watch expert but something give’s me the feeling that this isn’t a real sale and they are just making it up as they go along, I think I will give this great offer a miss.
3) A toast holder
You know what perfectly complements the love you have for your craft? According to ebay a toast holder, and to think you’ve spent all these making toast and having to throw it straight in the bin because you just have didn’t have anywhere to put it, it’s okay though because they will personalise it for free !!!, so you either have to accept you are stuck with it or spend the next ten years searching the earth trying to find your toast loving doppelganger with the same name to sell it to.
4) A picture of a stranger printed onto a pillow
I think this one truly takes the prize for the strangest, a picture of a stranger most likely stolen from somewhere on the internet printed onto a pillow, but according to Red bubble, this is the perfect gift for any carpenter.
5) Strange shower curtains
Yep strange shower curtains as a collective, for some reason or another the internet seems to be littered with these monasteries covered with a strange slogan or a stolen clip art image desperately trying to relate to almost any subject in the hopes that if they produce enough some maniac will eventually buy one, but all it takes niche hobby and a mother in law that has run out of ideas and you’ll be dedicating a quarter of an hour in the bathroom before every visit to putting up you much loved wink emoji “you’d smile too if you were a woodworker” shower curtain’s.