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Woman Gets Label Maker For Christmas, Makes Her Parents Instantly Regret It

For many, so much of the excitement around Christmas time is welcoming faraway family members home.

It could be children that got married and moved across the country for their partner’s job, a kid that got a high profile job in Europe, or a surf bum that’s been hanging out in Fiji for the last few years.

But for many families, Christmas means welcoming home their college-aged children. And college-aged children are a bit deranged.

Like this one for, example.

Her parents gave her a beautiful, thoughtful gift—a label maker (I know, not a Vitamix, but different folks, different strokes, people.) Label-makers are so useful for making a workplace more clear and efficient.


What a gift!

But it all totally backfired and the proud new owner of the machine decided to absolutely abuse her new power as Household Labeller.

Cue Reddit to give us the goods.

My 22 year old daughter wanted a label maker for Christmas… Didn’t know why, but woke up to this, this morning. Labels like this all over the house. from r/funny


Hardly surprising that the Reddit community took the daughter’s side and heartily approved of the Christmas backfire.

“The teets on the almonds must be so small…” ~ u/OutCastAtLast

“if she hasn’t put “label maker” on the label maker, you better take it away, because that proves she’s not responsible enough to have one. it should be the FIRST thing you do with a label maker.” ~ u/SirWernich


“You’ve done a fine job with this one.” ~ u/kangarooninjadonuts

“I too am a 22 yo woman who just got a label maker. I put bananas on my phone” ~ u/bean_sprout102438


“i am a deli manager in a big grocery store and i had to hide my departments to keep the adults from playing with it….”

“i am 33 and am pretty near the youngest of the group.” ~ u/nightlyraider

Nice to know that people can have a ball with something like a label maker in a time with so many outlandish gadgets.


If you didn’t get the label maker you always wanted for Christmas, the Brother P-touch, PTD210, Easy-to-Use Label Maker is available here.


Written by Eric Spring

Eric Spring lives in New York City. He has poor vision and cooks a good egg. Most of his money is spent on live music and produce. He usually wears plain, solid color sweatshirts without hoods because he assumes loud patterns make people expect something big. Typically, he'll bypass a handshake and go straight for the hug.