What Do You Do With Unwanted Christmas Presents?

@wolfie34 (26881)
United Kingdom
December 27, 2006 6:48pm CST
Everyone's had them, what do you do with your unwanted Christmas presents? I put mine away and give them to others as birthday presents, or save them for next Christmas or sell them on Ebay.
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11 responses
@patootie (3593)
30 Dec 06
That's not a problem I have .. as I don't get Christmas presents .. well not for the last 5 years or so anyway ... so there is never a dilemma with what to do with the ones I don't want ... I have bought a few Christmas presents though .. all were delighted with what I gave them ;o)
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 06
You don't get Chrimbo pressies? Ah Toots :0**(
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@patootie (3593)
30 Dec 06
No ... to be honest I haven't really had any Christmas presents since about 1990 .. it's never bothered me ... and I think I would be quite embarrassed if someone turned up with a Crimble pressie for me ...
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@ukchriss (2106)
30 Dec 06
awww Toots if I had known I would have bought you one! If i recieve a present which I dont like or need, It go's into a big box which I keep in the back bedroom and I give it away next christmas! But I have to keep a note of who gave it to me so i dont give it back to the same person - which I have done a couple of times, lol
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I used to get some gifts that were not my taste at all and I would re-gift most of them. There were a few that I just would feel bad giving to others and they went right into the trash. I have not gotten any gifts in the past two years that I do not like though because I keep an updated wish list on Amazon so when friends or family ask me what I want I tell them to look there. That way they get to pick what they want for me but I know I will like what they picked out
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 06
Thanks for your response, appreciated.
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• United States
1 Jan 07
That is an EXCELLENT idea! I think I started one of those once and never kept up on it. Might have to work on that over the next year and see what happens for next Christmas!
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@what_now (554)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
Charity, I've always done that makes me feel good. Cause I think gifts can not be sold, If i don't like them there are people who would definately like'em. But there is no one to give them one, so usually give it for charity and send it foster homes etc etc
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@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
28 Dec 06
If they are clothes I send them to the homeless shelters, other things I send to the consignment shops and donate the money to charity.
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@what_now (554)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
way to go bee you get a + for doing that :)
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• United States
30 Dec 06
You know, I have a blanket that someone gave me two years ago that is in my linen closet, still in the wrapper? I never thought to re-gift it, but I suppose it would be safe two years later, eh? Although, I've gotta tell you, I've gotten a few things as gifts that were so attrocious that they ended up in the garbage. (I've never told anyone that!) This elderly woman that I used to work with gave me a photo album one year that was so horrifyingly ugly that it took every bit of self control I had when I opened it not to ask her what in the hell she was thinking! The front cover was shaped like a woman's torso wearing the most gaudy red and black lingerie you could imagine. I have no idea what on earth possessed her to give me such a thing, but it went straight into the garbage when I got it home.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 06
Impressed you kept a straight face! Thanks for sharing, certainly made me laugh and deserves the best response!
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@cvarvell (1116)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I don't sell on ebay(But great idea though.) I usually regift mine.Try to do it for birthdays cause I don't trust myself to remember I have it next christmas.(I have done that before)
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 06
Thanks for your response! Great way of recycling to others...
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I save them too. I usually give them next year at christmas to someone I dont really like.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 06
LOL! Thanks for your response... Great idea
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• United States
28 Dec 06
Sell them on Ebay
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• United States
28 Dec 06
I either regift them or return them to the store.
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• United States
10 Jan 07
That's a good idea. I don't really get gifts much. But, if I do get something I don't care for, I will give it away, as long as the person that gave it to me won't know. If they would, I just keep it.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 07
Thank you for your response, always appreciated.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I try to regift what I can. I've never thought of selling them on Ebay...lol! I think those that give them to charity are doing the most good. I hadn't really thought of that :)
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 07
Yes, that was a great idea, thank you for your response.
@gbspew (455)
• Bulgaria
1 Jan 07
Keep them in the closet or give them to my parents. They like them all.