10 Outrageous Gifts Brides Can't Believe They Received

X-rated Paraphernalia

Some brides open a racy wedding gift and wonder if the gift-giver meant to send it for the bachelorette party. The thought of receiving explicit videos or toys isn't just cringe-worthy, but awkward and inappropriate, too. No one should give a piece of lingerie unless she was invited to the lingerie shower; otherwise, it's likely that it will be three sizes too big or too small. The fastest way to kill the mood is by slipping on a sexy négligée and remembering that your mother-in-law gave it to you as a wedding gift.

Erotic literature, ranging from the 1970s classic "The Joy of Sex" to the even more ancient Kama Sutra or embarrassing self-help tome "Sex for Dummies," is off-limits, too. If you're unlucky enough to receive any raunchy gifts, take a moment to get over your initial shock and prepare yourself to write one mortifying thank-you note to the unseemly gift-giver.