A close friend of mine gave me the most atrocious looking 2 foot grizzly bear carved out of some tree trunk as an X-mas gift. I HATE it!
I keep it hidden away in my basement, away from human eyes because it's scary, it's grotesque.
Whenever my close friend calls to let me know she's coming over for a visit, I run down into the basement and grab that ugly monstrosity, run in a huff and a puff, back up and into my den. I dust it then place it on the floor, smack in the middle of my tv.
When she comes, she sits and admires the THING and says that next time she goes to Cloudcroft, she'll try to buy me another one carved of some other animal. I go "awww gee, how nice!" I just don't have the heart to hurt my friends feelings.
what was the UGLY gift you've ever received?
How how have you handled it?