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Rainmaker
686,609
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

What would you say to your grandson if he comes home with a coupon for a FREE Slurpy's at 7-Eleven, a coupon given to all his classmates by a classmate & it's not redeemable in Hawaii, his home? True story. Just happened. I feel so sorry for the 10-year old kid. Told my grandson I will be happy if he re-gifts it to ME and I will be sure to use it before its expiration on 2/20/2017--in California.

Dec 21, 2016 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
2,783,715
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I cannot imagine thinking any gift is odd unless someone gifted back a gift to me that I had previously given to them.  Odd in that they did not remember ... awkward. 

As for what happened to your grandson ... I'd be willing to bet the person that bought them to give did not realize they are not redeemable in Hawaii.  You know how some people don't read the fine print 

Dec 21, 2016 05:47 PM
Rainer
13,205
Claudia Cupe

A throw blanket with a huge deer on it.

Dec 21, 2016 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
5,348,378
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nothing too odd unless you count gift cards for Bonefish Grill which I was happy to receive.

I received a selection of teas which is unusual for me but I have really enjoyed trying the different kinds of tea.

Dec 21, 2016 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,528,266
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I don't know as Santa has not arrived yet ..... hope I remember where this question is on the 26th.

Dec 21, 2016 06:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,605
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

A white elephant gift which is a toilet game that has a dart board!

Dec 21, 2016 05:27 PM
Ambassador
4,173,795
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Nothing odd, no presents, and Christmas is not here yet.  Christmas season starts on Sunday, we will see what happens

Dec 21, 2016 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,797,131
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.  I won't be opening till Christmas.

Dec 21, 2016 05:09 PM
Rainer
181,487
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Last year it was a big black dildo...from a neighbor who doesn't think too kindly of me.

Dec 21, 2016 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
2,447,317
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A Army ammo canister with natural cough drops (two flavors)

Dec 22, 2016 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,145,724
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

White elepant present,  a 6 pack of beer that expire in 2009

 

Dec 22, 2016 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
756,816
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Oddest gift?

It would be the family Christmas picture that had Chewbacca as a member.

You really need to be a techie to celebrate that innovation.

Dec 22, 2016 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
559,885
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

So far nothing odd yet.

Dec 21, 2016 06:12 PM
Ambassador
3,675,572
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm not peeking before Christmas!

Dec 21, 2016 04:37 PM
Rainmaker
732,885
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Hmm, I haven't received ANY as yet, let alone odd ones. Is that odd?

Dec 21, 2016 04:37 PM
Rainmaker
4,411,315
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hella,

Nothing odd, everything is great.  A

Dec 21, 2016 04:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,959,759
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I haven't received any Christmas presents yet....I'm still buying them....

Dec 21, 2016 04:23 PM
Ambassador
1,632,758
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Any present I receive is not odd, it is all appreciated. besides, if you don't like it you have the perfect Dirty Santa gift.

Dec 21, 2016 04:21 PM
Ambassador
2,188,882
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Keep in mind that marijuana is legal in my state. Well someone gave me a dice game that seems somewhat like a drinking game. I haven't looked too much at it, but apparently you roll the dice and smoke accordingly. 

What the F!@#. I'm not in college anymore.

Dec 22, 2016 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,062,517
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not received any gifts this year yet... but a lender did leave me a gift box of life savers in my mailbox at the office... I guess that's a message that he's a life saver.

Dec 22, 2016 05:24 AM
Ambassador
3,969,805
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nothing odd yet. Won't really know until that magical day. And I don't expect anything odd!

Dec 21, 2016 08:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,488,078
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Lol, your story is adorable:)  I got a few jars of spices from an elder lady where one jar seal was broken. I'm still grateful. It is not about the gift, but the intention behind it:) 

Dec 21, 2016 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,981,441
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NONE...not Christmas yet

Dec 21, 2016 06:47 PM
Rainmaker
863,696
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I guess I will let you know after the 25th.

Dec 21, 2016 05:17 PM
Rainer
30,636
Vanessa Aparicio
Realty Empire Inc. - Miami Lakes, FL

I'll find out on Christmas Day..

Dec 21, 2016 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,039,478
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

None received so far... which I suppose isn't that odd lol.

Dec 01, 2017 01:02 PM
Ambassador
2,352,494
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Nothing odd... yet!

Dec 23, 2016 06:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,068,638
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think the box of chocolates from someone that knows I don't eat chocolate.

Dec 23, 2016 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
524,356
Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
Brand Ambassador and Business Coach

A back-up gift because the giver felt the original gift was not nice enough!  

Dec 23, 2016 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,537,165
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No presents get opened until Christmas morning so no idea

Dec 22, 2016 03:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,203,734
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I have not received any odd gifts.  If I do I will definitely come back and share!

Dec 22, 2016 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,421
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This year, nothing.  In prior years, white elephant gift exchanges have always been "interesting" to say the least at one friend's house.

Dec 22, 2016 11:48 AM
Rainer
242,207
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Oh goodness, are people already opening presents? I haven't even finished shopping and wrapping yet...

Dec 22, 2016 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
842,814
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've not received any this year

Dec 22, 2016 09:39 AM
Ambassador
3,982,889
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I had a friend give me some figs. Many people don't like them but I do and they are very tasty. I have never received figs before.

Dec 22, 2016 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
2,982,814
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Nothing this year; however, one Christmas past I received a home made copy of a Supertramp cassette.

Dec 22, 2016 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,245,698
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

So far , so good. Only a few more days to go and I will be clear!

Dec 22, 2016 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
845,965
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I haven't opened any yet.

Dec 22, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,977,851
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have not received anything odd (yet)

Dec 22, 2016 05:38 AM
Ambassador
3,083,264
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Christmas at home after missing four in a row....

Dec 21, 2016 09:34 PM
Ambassador
3,283,059
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Nothing odd yet and like, Patricia Kennedy, I definitely don't peek in the packages early...just the goodie bags and baskets!

Dec 21, 2016 07:35 PM