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Heinous clothing in the wrong size
Heinous clothing in the wrong size -

Shine user Alex says her gift box was overfilled with an "ugly monstrosity" that she promptly thanked the child for, cursed the stepmom who was responsible for the purchase, and (yep) returned. What was that bad?

"An orange and purple striped sweater at Lane Bryant's and I was a size 6."

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You told us! The absolute worst Mother's Day gifts

May 4, 2012

By Jessica Ashley, Shine Staff - It was the best of holidays. It was the worst of holidays. This seems to be how many Mother's Day celebrations are written—at least according to Shine readers. We asked you to tell us about the most memorable gifts you've received, and, we'll be honest, your responses startled us, made us tear up, and some totally confused us too. And that was just the really bad ones. The good news is there's still time to put a few dollars and your heart into something that will melt mom's heart and honor who she is and what she does every other day of the year. There's also time to shake your head along with us. Here are the 16 worst (and most confounding) gifts Shine moms have unwrapped or unleashed their fury over on Mother's Day.

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