Not all gifts are created equal. Whether well-intentioned or passive-aggressive, receiving a gift isn't always as fun as it sounds. A recent Reddit thread asked the internet to dish on the times they opened boxes and were straight-up insulted, and folks...there are some important lessons.
Next time you're surprising a friend, make sure to factor in whether or not they're colorblind, and if your gift could be interpreted as calling somebody fat.
My friend bought his GF a gym membership for her birthday. That went over great.
I started working evenings so my husband started having to make dinners. My [Mother-in-law] got me a magnet for the fridge that said "I'm too pretty to cook."