Thought I'd start a seasonal thread. My presents this year are just what I wanted, but I was reminded of a string of presents from a well-meaning (and now, alas, dead) relative that were utterly, hopelessly, wrong. My favourite was so weird I had to phone her to ask what it was. It was a circular silver tray (roughly 2 inches diameter) in the middle of which was a model of an old fashioned Enlish pub sign (for those unfamiliar with Brit scenery - basically imagine a gallows, but instead of the body you have a sign with the pub's name on it), roughly 4 inches tall. I and my family spent a good hour trying to work out what this was for, until in the end I phoned up. Turns out that it was intended to hang your watch on at night. I tried this, and the whole thing fell over. My dad once got a novelty tyre pressure gauge from her - the first time he tried it, the pressure from the tyre caused the end of the gauge to shoot out with such force it embedded itself in the garage wall. Anyone got similar tales, or was this relative unique?