Kids are not great gift-givers. And they are especially bad at buying gifts for their fathers. Fortunately, dads don’t care. In fact, dads loving the ugly, useless crap given to them by their kids is a time-honored Father’s Day tradition. Which is why Soren Bowie, a comedian who writes for American Dad, asked his fellow fathers to share some of the worst gifts they have ever received on Father’s Day.
Bowie didn’t create the thread to make fun of kids. As a father himself, he added a disclaimer in the tweet that read: “I already know you loved it, that goes without saying.” Bowie was just hoping to see some hilariously weird shit that kids actually bought good old pops. And boy, did the responses not disappoint.
Dads, show me the useless schlock you’ve gotten as Father’s Day presents now or years past!
Disclaimer: I already know you loved it, that goes without saying. Now show me that ugly shit!
— Soren Bowie (@Soren_Ltd) June 17, 2018
One dad showed off the truly terrible Star Wars parody shirt he got. We keep trying to find the pun that would make this shirt slightly tolerable but sadly, “the dad side” is the closest it gets to wordplay.
— Nathan Clifford (@Claven44) June 17, 2018
Coupons are an always popular, if rarely redeemed, gift from kids to their parents. But a typo made this gift go from misguided to unintentionally mean, as the child is only offering to get their dad half a burger.
I got a coupon from my daughter. I think it's supposed to be "off" but maybe it is just half a burger. Either way, not sure how to redeem it. pic.twitter.com/XXeQEkJFU6
— Geoff Batchelar (@GBatchelar) June 17, 2018
This handmade card is a lovely and thoughtful gift that also happens to look slightly hideous and is impossible to hang thanks to the five rocks attached to it.
It took him 9 years, but he finally noticed pic.twitter.com/Qy50v30ChM
— Chris Pegg (@CrispEgg) June 17, 2018
But that handmade card had nothing on this one, which is either incoherent scribbling or a masterpiece misunderstood by our dense minds.
My card features a hand-drawn picture of the two of us. Or possibly of Invader Zim pic.twitter.com/Dfjol8WN5b
— Tom Dawson (@MrTomDawson) June 17, 2018
And finally, one dad beat them all with a gift that absolutely no father wants on their big day: A generic text instead of a phone call.
— James Childers (@james_childers) June 17, 2018