Agree, better that someone gets use of the gift than being wasted. Most gifts I get are great but then not everyone knows how to choose, they often select for themselves instead of who they are buying for. Im at the stage in life that I really don't NEED anything more in my cupboards that I don't/can't use. However, you do need a good memory on who to pass the gift on to LOL!
I might give a scarf or something to to my mum, but not as a gift. I'd just hand them over and ask if she wants them. If not then it will either go to the charity shop or clog up space in the house until sufficient time has past for it not to be 'rude' to get rid of.
O, I was gonna say that I've never gotten a gift that I hated but then I remembered that I got one of those organizer pouches with a calculator, that you can use to write down appointments, and help to organize your schedule. I never used it one day in my life. I put it down and totally forgot about it. The next time I saw it a family members was putting it in the garbage a long time after.
I didn't even bother to stop them as by then it wasn't in a state to be pass on to anyone else.