I was just at another discussion board and spent almost an hour reading the hilarious responses to this question: What is the worst (or most ridiculously strange) Christmas/holiday gift you ever received? OR, have you been guilty of "re-gifting" a strange gift to another person? Some sample gifts from the other board include a jar of mushrooms, a George Foreman grill (for a vegetarian), a previously viewed DVD, a yellow snowman sweater "with the eyes placed on the tatas," and a tea set for one.
My own personal favorite from a Christmas past: a fire escape ladder - one for every member of the family! Little did Grandma know that the real gift was the priceless memory of each child posing with their new fire escape ladder in front of the tree. :D