What should you get someone for a housewarming gift?
It’s tough to know what someone already has – your well-meaning kitchen drawer organiser might be the third one they’ve been given.
Flowers feel passé, decoration might not be to their taste, and anything too practical can feel a bit boring.
It’s a tad stressful, and so we can understand how one woman may have ended up choosing this incredibly odd present.
An Australian woman has been criticised on social media for her housewarming gift: a load of fresh eggs placed in a large glass jar.
That jar doubles as a water dispenser.
The woman wrote: ‘Fresh eggs in a 3 dollar jar from a garage sale is a great prezzy for an egg lover, and a housewarming gift. This jar happens to be a water dispenser as well.’
A photo of her ‘gift’ was shared on Facebook groups, where people were absolutely baffled.
We don’t blame them. We have many questions.
Does the recipient absolutely love eggs? Enough to get through that many in a week or so?
Why are the eggs in a glass jar, instead of in their practical cardboard box?
How are you supposed to scoop the eggs out of a glass jar without them all bashing into each other and smashing?
Why are eggs in a water dispenser? Is the idea to smash them all in the jar and pour out little servings of omelette?
And surely, wouldn’t the recipient quite like to have the box the eggs came in so they can check the use by date?
It’s all very strange.
The post received over a thousand comments from people just as confused by the gift.
One person wrote: ‘Who gives EGGS as a housewarming gift?’
Another said: ‘I would literally stop talking to a person if this was their house warming gift to me. I’m talking complete cut out of my life. Bye bye.’
Of course, we can’t know how the gift was received. Maybe the person who’d just moved house really, really loves eggs. They could bake a massive housewarming cake with that stash.
We still reckon it’d be wise to keep the eggs in their boxes, though. Or if you have your heart set on filling a jar with something, try sweets or homemade iced tea – something that will actually be used in a dispenser.
A nice homemade loaf of bread always works as a gift, too.
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