I'm supposed to be working right now, but I just had to mention the Most Awkward Christmas Gift of 2008.
Son #1 received Etiquette for Dummies from his grandmother.
Nothing says "Love" to a 17 year old boy, like a book that says on the cover that his grandmother thinks he is stupid and rude.
I refrained from telling the grandmother that it is rude to give another person a "for dummies" book OR an etiquette book, unless said title has been requested by the recipient. But this was not a case of "Darn, grandma, I need some help over here, can you give me 'Wedding Etiquette for Dummies' so I don't make a total fool of myself?" This was an angry grandmother, making a statement.
Duly noted, and acknowledged, although you can bet she's not getting a thank you note.