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Woman Horrified To Discover 'Heartfelt' Christmas Gift To Dad Is Memorial

Woman Horrified To Discover 'Heartfelt' Christmas Gift To Dad Is Memorial

A woman resorted to some late-night Christmas shopping only to discover the plaque she bought for her Dad was in fact a memorial plaque.

Amber bought her dad a memorial plaque for Christmas (Credit: Kennedy)
Amber bought her dad a memorial plaque for Christmas (Credit: Kennedy)

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.

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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 (Credit: Kennedy)
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 (Credit: Kennedy)

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"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 and her Dad, David Affleck (Credit: Kennedy)
Amber and her Dad, David Affleck (Credit: Kennedy)
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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."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy

Topics: Christmas, Life News, Life

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Gregory Robinson

Gregory is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, he has worked for both print and online publications and is particularly interested in TV, (pop) music and lifestyle. He loves Madonna, teen dramas from the 90s and prefers tea over coffee. Get in touch [email protected]