What will you do if someone give you a present that you dont like?

Indonesia
May 23, 2007 11:34am CST
Will you just pretend that you like it or you will say the truth that you dont like it so that next time they wont give you that things again? For me, I would prefer no comment, so I dont have to lie that I like it and I dont have to hurt them too..
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19 responses
• United States
24 May 07
Although I don't use this practice, you might try regifting the item to someone else on your list who might better use it. Most likely the person giving you the bad gift just didn't know your tastes that well. If they're a friend, I'm sure you wouldn't want to hurt their feelings by being blunt. And, besides maybe they spent a lot of money on the item. How would that make them feel? Some really expensive gifts are also useless. Like the other person said, just keep the item. You never know. In a year or two you might actually dig it out of your closet and find that it's grown on you! Best of luck.
23 May 07
I will still accept the gift and appreciate the kind gesture. For me, every present has its use, maybe not for now, but in the future I believe I will definitely make use of the gift.
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• China
19 Jul 07
Still, i will express my appreciation since it's a gift from my friend. Anyway it means that my friend means to establish a good relationship with me!
• China
19 Jul 07
As for me, i will express my appreciation the same since it is a present. Anyway it shows that my friend wants to establish good relationship with me.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 07
as long as they don't ask,i won't say a thing ;)
@swatig (1187)
• India
8 Jun 07
Well if this is the case with me then I will accept the gift at very first moment and i know from inside but i pretend and give thank you to one who give it and start thinking of whom i pass the gift. i also told whoever give the gift that this is ok but if you bring that specific one then its more good for me. so that in next case, he/she brings good gift which i like. lol
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
I am the type of person who do not like confrontations, so if that happens to me. I do not speak, I do not comment, so to avoid any confrontation that may precipitate.
@jeanbug23 (567)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
I still thank the one who gave it to me. For me, it's the thought that counts most and not the object that has been given.
@itkasp (266)
• Australia
25 May 07
I will thank the person for the present and will definitely not tell her that I don't like it. I think the thought and the care of the person in giving the present is more important than the present itself.
• Philippines
24 May 07
I'd simply say thank you and not comment at all. Coz eventhough it's not that nice,I would still be glad because it's really the thought that counts..
@hollowheart (1572)
• India
24 May 07
i dont like building up enemies, so i wopuuld rather keep quiet and behave that i liked it just to make the person feel happy
• Indonesia
24 May 07
like or dislike i will take it and wear it. even if that goods have a bad color or old style. wear it when you think there's no people care what you wear. if that goods need to be placed in some place in your room or house, place it at a place which a place that you think is no body will give their attention for any goods placed there.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
24 May 07
I don't know, I haven't receive a gift that I don't like yet. I liked every gift that I had though they were not that special but I guess its the thoughtfulness of the giver that counts. And besides, I don't receive many gifts, LOL... But then I am thankful that my loved ones care to give me gifts during my special days...
• Philippines
24 May 07
I will definitely thank that person, but I will not tell him or her I don't like the present. Honestly, I don't mind doing re-gifting. The gifts I receive which I do not find useful, I normally give to somebody else who could make use of it. I think it is only practical.
@samson1967 (7423)
• India
24 May 07
So far I received only good gifts which I preserve as momento. In future, if I receive a gift that I dont like, I will regift it to others who may like it. If I tell the truth that the gift is not good, it might hurt the person who gave it to me, and I feel it is not the right attitude.
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
23 May 07
As always I will accept the present and thank them politely and gratefully. If some of the presents don't suit me, I will change it for something I like from the shop. If a few presents that I cannot change, I will put it aside till one day I find it suitable.
@lpipe0240 (1162)
• United States
23 May 07
I would tell them I cannot use it or something. I already have to much stuff that people have given to me. I do not like it, but I do not want to hurt them by saying something about it. I have learned that honesty is not such a bad thing. Then the next time they get a gift, they will have a better idea what to get.
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
23 May 07
I will thank them politely because it`s a gesture of attention. And i will keep my feelings for myself.
@LouisJ (490)
• Turkey
23 May 07
I just thank them for it and keep it somewhere because it is the thought that counts not the present at all:)