What To Do with the Gifts You Don’t Want

Well, Holiday Season is in full effect. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, we are all excited about giving and receiving gifts. We’re getting gifts that we love and we’ve been waiting for, but...in all honesty...some of us might be getting gifts we don’t need, don’t want, or don’t like. We’ve all been there, it’s an awkward moment you always have to play off for the sake of not coming off as rude or ungrateful. I bet you’re probably wondering “what the hell am I going to do with this?”; don’t worry, there’s no need to stress. Here are some polite ways handle gifts you don’t want.

(1). Before you do anything, check if there’s a gift receipt.

You can exchange your original gift for something you know you’ll love. If anyone asks just say a common lie like “the color isn’t what I expected”, “it’s the wrong size”, “it didn’t fit as good as I thought it was going to fit”.

(2). Safely put it in your dresser or closet.

Just in case anyone sees it they’ll assume you like it cause it’s in good condition.

(3). Use/wear the gift when the person who gave you the gift is around.

They won’t think second guess your true feelings around the gift. Take one for the team.

(4). Make your gift a “family gift”.

This can work with clothes, but if you get some sort of technology as a gift, let other family members use it so at least it doesn’t go to waste.

(5). Donate your gift to someone less fortunate.

This time of the year, depression can really hit, especially for those who aren’t as fortunate to receive or give gifts. If the gift you received isn’t something you’re exactly joyous over, donate your gift to someone who really needs it and would appreciate it. Whether its clothes, electronics, or anything else, give someone else something to look forward to.

What else do you do with unwanted gifts? Comment below!