Gifts at Christmas the ones you do not want.

@jugsjugs (13045)
October 13, 2009 6:19pm CST
You know how it is when you get a gift off someone and you either already have one of the same thing or it is a gift you do not like.Other than saying thankyou what do you do with it?Do you give it to someone the following Christmas or do you give it away?
20 responses
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I usually always get gifts that I want, as my family and I check with each other to see what we all want. If I did get a gift that I did not care for I would keep it anyway.
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• United States
13 Oct 09
I say thank you in the most sincere voice I could possibly muster, and I do try to find a use for it afterwards. I never give it away, as that seems just wrong. If I absolutely cannot find use for it or I cannot like it no matter how hard I try, it usually lies forgotten in the back of my closet.
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@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
theres nothing that I would not like if it was given as a gift or even if its just for nothing. if you were given something, that means you were thought of or you were considered someone important to the giver. even if I already have that item that was given, I wuold still appreciate it because its always a different giver and its the thought that counts.
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Well I am too honest for my own good, so all my peeps know not to buy me stuff by surprise, I ask for them to check with me to buy me stuff or just give me gift cards to my favorite stores, so I can buy them myself.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
14 Oct 09
i dont really need anything this year for christmas but i am always grateful when people give me things whether it be furniture or used clothing. the thing is, its great to be thankful for it (because they will keep giving you stuff) and even if you dont want it, they dont have to know, you can get rid of quietly.
@doormouse (4619)
14 Oct 09
i keep them at the back of the cupboard,my boyfriend as my first xmas present got me the most awful jogging top,thankfully not long after xmas i started to put on weight,so it didn't fit anymore(that was my excuse anyway)
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Well there is one thing that both me and my mother always complain about and its bath sets. Every year that is the most common gift. I know one year i got three or four from different people. I know its the thought that counts but its one thing that is repeated the most and i dont use bath sets. So I take it and thank them it sits in my closet for a few months. Then i even give it to someone or like last year i didn't have money for birthday gift so gave that to them. LOL!
• United States
14 Oct 09
lol...Boy does that happen often! Christmas is always the worst time of year for me...Why? Because I make it difficult on myself. I want to buy that perfect gift, and I litterally stress out looking for it. The one thing I don't like to see happen is purchasing a gift certificate for someone, and getting one back in return from that same person...we might as well have kept our own gift certificate...Or buying a tie for man...that is the most common thing to buy,for a guy, when you don't have time to think of something else. I want my gift to have meaning, and I hope for the same thing in return, even if it costs less than 5.00. Sometimes we buy gifts because we feel we have to, but if there is no thought behind it, then I don't enjoy the gift giving at all. My family decided a few years back to give to a charitable organization instead...one relative each year chooses the organization that they want to support, and the money that we would've spent on someone is collected and sent to that charity. It sure makes Christmas alot more meaningful.
@kutedarsu (254)
• India
14 Oct 09
No one will say "no" for gift. Whatever it may be we need to thank the people .
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
It's a gift, We don't have the right to comment or something. We should be thankful if someone gives us a gift or something. What I do? I treasure it. Even if I don't have any use of that I keep it with me. ^_^
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
14 Oct 09
If it's a gift I already have that they've given me, and I don't like it or want it...then I'll wrap it up again and give it back to them and say: "Imagine that. I got you the same thing!" cdrxo
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
I used to try and use everything I was given, but it's just not practical anymore. I thought since money's tighter than it ever used to be (for me anyway), we could pass on the presents that we don't need or are duplicates to somebody who would be able to make use of them.
@buckiem (129)
14 Oct 09
I would give it to a charity shop so they could sell it and then that money would go to that charity so you would be making lots of people happy and the gift would be being used and not wasted.
@Catwife (54)
• China
14 Oct 09
I do not care is the same sa a gift!But I care for two consecutive years, the same person sent me a gift is the same!Moreover,he did not know! I feel so hurtful!Gift on behalf of a person's mind, a touch of blessing! Sincere we go!
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
14 Oct 09
I have to say I have never received a gift that I couldn't use or wanted. People usually ask me what I want and I will either say nothing this year or I make a list of the things I would love to receive. That way no one can go wrong. If I was to receive something that I have already I would either exchange it at he store or give it to one of my daughters.
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
I usually have a gifts that I don't want but the thoughts is what made it very important to me. When the gifts are things that I don't usually use, I try to find ways to use it even at one time to make it more thoughtful. I don't give my gifts to anyone, I know the feeling of recycling gifts and I know the one who gave me the gifts will be hurt if they see the gifts they have given to me have given to another person. I find ways to use that gifts as much as possible.
@much2say (39153)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Hee hee!! Don't you just love those kinds of gifts? First I try to think if there is someone I can give it to . . . and if I can, I'll save it for an occasion. If it's something no one will want, I will offer it on Freecycle. And if no one takes it there, I'll try to get rid of it on Craigslist. There's usually SOMETHING I can do with the gift . . . but if not, I know I can always donate it to the nearest thrift shop!!
@Wizzywig (7859)
13 Oct 09
If I have no use for it I would either give it to someone who could use it or donate it to the charity shop. I tell anyone that I buy presents for to do the same. I have more than enough stuff that has accumulated over the years & is just tucked away in a cupboard. I can appreciate the thought from the giver but, to me, passing it on is no worse than shoving it out of sight somewhere in the house/garage.
@UmiNoor (3487)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 09
I don't celebrate Christmas but I do get gifts on other days like birthdays, anniversaries, mother's day and so on. I don't think I have ever received a gift that I don't like. I think the fact that someone thought about giving me a gift is a gift in itself. And the physical gift is just a bonus. So if I'm given something that I already have, I will most definitely keep it until I find the need to use it. I have received gifts like an iron and an oven toaster of which I already have one so I just keep them until my present iron or oven toaster breaks down. And I don't have to buy a new one since someone has already thoughtfully given it to me.
• United States
13 Oct 09
I guess there are not any gifts that I do not want but I really prefer to get things I can use. I like it when I get everyday items so I don't have to buy them for a little while. When you live on a budget and can't spend a lot for christmas, it always feels funny to get a bunch of things from people and not be able to give back. I have certainly regifted before and I don't feel bad about it because if I think someone else can use it more than I can, it is in a better place.