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Have you ever recieved a gift you didn't like or didn't need


Christmas is famous for many things, one of them being the giving and recieving of presents. What do you do with gifts that perhaps you neither like or need, or gifts that you already own. Do you tell the present giver and ask them to return it, or do you keep silent and re-gift at a later time so not to hurt their feelings?


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I usually keep them at the back of the cupboard for a few years or ask someone in the family if they can use them. Now that the kids are older, we write our wishlists before Christmas so we mainly get presents that we want.
I will find a use for them. That gift has come into your life for a reason.
And it could leave your life for another reason?
by jonaja
Good one jonaj.
by Vee
I don't think I've ever returned a gift to anyone, on the premise that they obviously thought about what I'd like and so I've figured it's the thought that counts. If it was a totally un-needed gift I'd think who I could give it to or I would donate to charity. I have changed clothing for the right size and colour etc.
The only time I have re-gifted is when I received a Barbie doll at the age of 17. It was best to give it to someone who could truly appreciate it.
Now that is very funny! lol :)
by jonaja
I believe in re-gifting.

If I feel it is just not me, it could be someone else.
As for telling the person to return it, I would think that is very rude indeed.

Main thing is be careful you don't re-gift to the person who gave it to you!
I haven't ever done it, but I know people who have.

Re-Gifting is an art.
You must make sure the box it came in is in excellent condition.

If not, you can buy a nice box...and use crisp white tissue paper,Only when the time comes to give the gift.That's the secret, it has to look fresh.

It is ALL in the presentation.If you think it looks tacky, give it to charity or throw it out.

My mother in law once gave me a half use bottle of hand cream, for a birthday.
I held it up, and said to her ''Oh look some is missing''? she laughed and said ''She didn't like it''..... !#*?*#!?
Gotta love mother in laws!
I had two mother in laws, in my lifetime...and really I still loved them, as they me...just unusual people...lol :)
by jonaja
Usually I like what I get, except for a few weird things I've been given as a KK present from work. I'd be happy to pass these on to someone else. Not sure if I would re-gift as such, but just see if someone else I know could use it.
Accept with profuse thanks then try to return it or regift it. Shhh...
by Vee
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