Tell Us: What’s the Weirdest Holiday Gift You’ve Received?

Gig Harbor Patch Editor Akiko Oda recently came across a gadget called The WineRack, a sports bra that holds 25 ounces of your favorite drink. What's the weirdest gift you've received?

On my recent trip to the Gig Harbor Hallmark for some holiday cards, my boyfriend and I discovered this outrageous gadget: The WineRack. It's a sports bra that lets you stash 25 ounces (equivalent to a bottle of wine) of your favorite beverage.

This was one of those “What the…” moments. I’ve seen people sneak flasks or sport beer helmets at tailgating parties, but I was completely fascinated (and disturbed at the same time) by this gag gift.

The WineRack comes with a black sports bra with polyurethane bladder and a tube with an on/off valve to control the flow. It also claims that it enhances your breast size by two full cups.

Hallmark sells it for $36.99 (as of Sunday, Dec. 9), but you can get it for less on Amazon at 29.99.

Under the product description on Amazon, it says:

“Take a bottle of wine, a mixed drink or even a fifth of your favorite hard stuff to the movies, concerts, ball games, even PTA meetings.”

And for guys, there’s a male equivalent called “The BeerBelly," which works the same way, but the “pouch” acts as the beer belly.

To help us come up with more weird holiday gift ideas, we asked our Patch readers on Facebook for any gifts that they’ve received in the past that completely missed the mark.

Out of all the local Patch towns, University Place residents had the best responses. Here are some of my favorites:

Kelly: My family does a white elephant gift exchange at Christmas and we get some crazy gifts from it. This year I picked my sister’s, which was this woodcarving of a hot air balloon over a church. On the balloon was a groom outfit on one side and a bride outfit on the other. It was so random we were busting up laughing all night!

Chris: A HUGE box of chocolates then a Susan Powter's book about why diets don't work.

Patty: A package of bacon.

Patricia: A hammer as a "gag gift" I was NOT happy.

Kendra: When I was in high school I received a random book from my uncle on how to build snow caves. Fast forward a couple decades and my 9-year-old daughter received a used pair of men's XL winter gloves from the same uncle.

What are some of the weirdest holiday gifts you've ever received from your family and friends? Tell us in the comments section.


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