From awful clothes to fluffy teddy bears, dudes often miss the mark when it comes to gift-giving. Sure, there are many options for awesome presents, but some guys are just completely clueless on what the lady in their life really wants.
We asked around some women to tell us the most awful things they've ever received from their boyfriends and suitors over holidays and anniversaries. And they've all said "It's the thought that counts," meaning "Medyo palpak regalo mo."
"A rice cooker, kasi daw mahilig akong magluto. I guess hindi enough na alam lang niya na mahilig akong magluto. Dapat do a little research naman ano ang mapapakinabangan ko. Anong gagawin ko sa rice cooker?" —Karen, 31
"A very chic apron. I appreciate the effort but I know he can do better than that!" —Laura, 17
STUFFED, UM, STUFF
"Teddy bear from a suitor! Hahaha! I prefer chocolates or flowers over bears. He should have known." —Mariel, 21
"He gave me a teddy bear. It's not that I don't want it but I think it's just a waste of money. Might as well have something that I can really use." —Rizza, 26
"Naka-recieve ako dati ng gift from a suitor: a teddy bear along with a sweet note. Lalo ko siyang hindi nagustuhan kasi sa note, ang nakalagay ay 'Dear Maryann,' e Roselle ang name ko!" —Roselle, 39
"I received a gift from a guy I dated: a dress. And turns out someone already used that dress before he gave it to me. Huli sa Instagram. Good thing never ko sinuot." —Cindy, 25
"He gave me a dress na pang-tita yung style! I was forced to wear it pa one time so as not to hurt his feelings." —Claire, 22
"Super baduy na damit. Basta 'yung tipong damit na hindi mo gugustuhing suotin." —Clara, 28
"A pair of ugly socks!" —Jonah, 19
"A very plain handkerchief. Also, for me, that might bring bad luck to our relationship. I felt like papaiyakin niya ako sa dulo." —Zia, 24
"I will never forget this ex-boyfriend of mine who gave me a hair solution for dry hair. I get that he wanted me to look better, but di ba parang sinabi na rin niya na ang dry ng hair ko?" —Jasmine, 26
"My ex gave me a paper with a smiley face for our anniversary...and I gave him an Armani wallet. Imagine anong naramdaman ko." —Kimi, 23
SWEET...BUT NOT QUITE
"Expired na chocolates!" —Lindy, 22
"He gave me Hany chocolate. Actually, he asked me ano ang gusto kong matanggap na gift. Of course, I readily replied na I want chocolates pero siyempre I expected na sana mas pricey." —Bea, 21
MUSIC FOR THE HEART
"My ex gave me a CD full of songs. I found out he gave the same gift to his ex-girlfriends for the same exact reason: anniversary." —Cressa, 23
"He gave me a condom last Christmas. I knew he was joking around, but still…that was very offensive!" —Kitty, 23
KEYS TO HER AFFECTION?
"He gave me a keychain from Singapore…I was like, 'Seriously? For Christmas?'" —A, 27
"Mug! Pagdating sakin basag-basag na! What the f**k!" —Sanica, 20
"Perfume na amoy pampatay! Hahaha!" —Chloe, 26
WORST OF THE WORST
"Actually hindi material, e. Last Christmas, he broke up with me!" —Mel, 27
This story originally appeared on Menshealth.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.