Woman shares the hilarious results of ordering a cushion with her face on
A woman hoping to impress her new boyfriend with a personalised pillow printed with a photo of her face was left in hysterics over the distorted result.
Amy Compton, 21, who lives in Romford, London, struggled to find her new boyfriend Harry Hilton, 28, a present for his birthday, so when he told her to surprise him, she decided to have a pillow made printed with a photo of her face.
However the joke backfired when the gift arrived with her hair cropped out of the photo and her face blown up out of proportion, as friends began comparing it to an ‘egg’ and a ‘bald baked potato’.
Photos show the cushion zoomed in on Amy’s face with almost all of her hair cropped away, creating the illusion that she’s bald.
Amy Compton, 21, who lives in Romford, London, was left in hysterics after the cushion with her face on that she ordered for her boyfriend arrived. Pictured: Amy with the cushion
Amy (pictured) said she decided to order her face on a cushion after her boyfriend Harry Hilton, 28, asked her to surprise him for his birthday
Luckily the nursery nurse also bought Harry a pair of trainers. She also ordered a replacement cushion with more of her hair included in the design.
Amy said: ‘I was so shocked. It didn’t arrive how I expected it to. I knew it wouldn’t be exactly like the picture but I didn’t expect it to make me look like a potato.
‘It looks like a potato. I just look like a jacket potato. It’s got a little bit of my hair on it.
‘It’s got some hair around the side, but on the top it doesn’t look like I’ve got any hair at all. I just look bald.
‘I’ve only been with my boyfriend for three months and it’s the first birthday we’ve bought for each other. I have no idea what to buy for boys and he’s really fussy.
‘So I was asking him what he wanted and he wasn’t being helpful at all. He was saying, ‘you choose, I want a surprise’.
Amy claims the design of the cushion (pictured) makes her look like a bald potato and all of her friends were amused by it
Amy (pictured) who has since ordered a replacement cushion, said she brought her boyfriend a pair of trainers instead of giving him the pillow
‘In the end I thought if he wants a surprise, he can have a surprise with my face on it. It was banter. He’s got a good sense of humour so I knew something funny [would go down well] but that’s not what I was expecting.
‘When it arrived, I thought, ‘what the hell is that’. I thought, ‘I can’t give this to him, what am I going to do?’.
‘I didn’t really know what to think. In the end he said he wanted a pair of trainers so I got him that.’
Although she is still yet to give Harry his birthday present, Amy claims it might start a new tradition for them of buying each other gifts with their faces on.
Amy said: ‘Boys are just so hard to buy for. You can get girls perfume and jewellery and things like that, but it’s so hard with boys.
Amy revealed she’s waiting to tell her boyfriend the story behind his gift, as some people have compared the cushion to an egg. Pictured: Amy with the face cushion
‘We’re still getting to know each other. He doesn’t know about the cushion yet.
‘I’m waiting until the other cushion comes and then I’ll give him that pillow and will tell him the story behind it and everything.
‘I’ll show him the pictures of it. He’ll want to see the original, but I can’t give him it because he’ll wind me up for the rest of my life.
‘I put the cushion in the group chat. They thought it was so funny. Everyone was trying to get me to give it to him, but I definitely can’t do that.
‘They thought it was really funny, a lot of people were laughing. They said it looked like a potato as well, or an egg.
‘It will probably start a tradition in the future. I think he’ll probably try and get me something with his face on it. Maybe for Christmas.
‘It will just go on from there I reckon. I might just have a whole wardrobe of just his face.’
Amy (pictured) said she won’t give her boyfriend the face cushion because he will wind her up about it for the rest of her life