London, July 2 (ANI): A British couple were left surprised finding that they had received 24 toasters as wedding gifts.
Claire and Stuart Linley, who married at Howden Minster, East Yorkshire, last Saturday, had asked for cash or vouchers from their 160 guests, which they planned to put toward a honeymoon.
The pair first realised something was up when they received a pile of gifts all in the same shaped box.owever, upon opening the presents, they were left bemused because each one was a Tesco white 2-slice toaster.
It later emerged that the "coincidence" was actually a joke conceived on Linley's stag party in Ibiza.
"The boys were asking me what I wanted as a wedding present, and I said either money or vouchers because I didn't want to end up with a million toasters," the Telegraph quoted the auto-electrician, 31, as saying.
"Then one of my friends took it upon himself to tell everyone to buy us a toaster.
"On the morning when we came to open our presents I knew something was going on as I had had about 15 text messages asking if I was having toast for breakfast," he added.
The couple have returned 23 of the toasters, but decided to keep one.
Mrs Linley, 31, an estate agent, said: "When we went to open our presents and saw all the boxes were the same shape I thought, 'this is quite strange', and then we began to open them and it was toaster after toaster after toaster.
She added: "It was hilarious really. Most of them were from Tesco and when we took them back to the store the staff couldn't stop laughing. We did make beans on toast for lunch when we got home though." (ANI)