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Amber Affleck was looking online for gifts on December 19th after leaving her Christmas shopping to the last minute.
Determined to add a heartfelt addition to her dad's request for beer, chocolates and a home-made cake, the 27-year-old spent time carefully browsing online.
At 2am, Amber spotted a 'cute' £10.95 light-up plaque dedicated to a special dad, ordered it and even paid an extra £4 for speedy delivery.
But Amber burst out laughing when the next day she realised she had bought a light-up memorial plaque designed for 'remembering someone special' - while her dad is very much alive.
Too late to return the macabre mistake or find an alternative gift for 57-year-old welder dad David Affleck, stunned Amber has decided to hand it over on Christmas Day hoping he'll see the funny side.
Amber, from Norwich, Norfolk, said: "I'm usually so on top of Christmas but I was in a rush and wasn't reading it properly.
"I was scrolling through and looking at all these things and I thought 'oh that's pretty'. It was glass, lit up and says 'thanks for being a great dad', it was really cute.
"It also said it was ideal for Christmas and anniversaries so I decided to order it.
"The next day I got the dispatch email and had another look and it said 'ideal for Christmas and birthdays to remember your dad'.
"I then read the [product] title properly and it said 'memorial plaque'. I remember thinking 'Oh my God'.
"I just sat there and burst out laughing out of shock then said to my mum 'You know that thing I've ordered dad? Yeah it's a memorial plaque'. She just burst out laughing!"
After her present blunder, Amber said she's learned her lesson and will read product descriptions more carefully in future.
Amber said: "His sentimental present has gone horribly wrong, but I'm hoping he'll take it in good humour and have a good laugh about it.
"I've also got him lots of bottles of ales, chocolates and made him a cake.
"It was completely my fault, it clearly says 'memorial plaque'. I obviously didn't read it properly as it was early hours in the morning and I was panicking because I needed to get presents sorted.
"My advice to anyone in the same position would be don't be as a stupid as me and read what you're actually buying."
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