What do you do if someone gave you present that you don't like?

@caesarin (1089)
Indonesia
December 22, 2008 2:42am CST
I believe must have experience when someone gave us present that we don't (really) like. Of course, I thank them for their good intention but the thing (clothes or whatever it is) is just not your style or type. Just for example, my mother in law once went to China and bought me and my 2 sisters in laws, same sleeveless shirt with flower patterns which might be old ladies favorite. But since I live with her, I wore the shirt several times to show my respect for the things she bought for me. See? What will you do then?
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@egypt33 (26)
• Romania
22 Dec 08
I act polite, saying 'Thank you' and smilling, without suggesting anything unpleasant.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 08
Hi egypt33. Thanks for responding. Of course, I thanks the person who give me the present. It'll be rude to show our dislike about the gift. Hey, that person meant to be nice. But what will you to the gift if you don't like it? Will you keep it and put it somewhere you don't remember?
• Romania
23 Dec 08
It depends on the situation.If the gift is unuseful for me, I ll try to find someone who needs it.If the gift is just unpleasant for me, I ll keep it until I ll find something suitable , that demands that object.
@j47lee (741)
• Canada
23 Dec 08
Its the thought that counts.... i just keep the gift... and try to use it.. and if i dont meet the person who gave me the gift often then .... then i just donate it... because it will be gathering dust in my house anyway...
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
13 May 09
I did that too. Maybe they'll be useful if I give them to someone who can use them. Thanks.
@stormygrl (763)
• United States
23 Dec 08
I always thank them and say how nice it is.My mother kept buying me lighthouse(which I collect)pins,which I finally told her I think pins are for older people to wear,so she didn't waste no more money buying them.I stuck one of them on the car visor so at least it's just not in the box.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
13 May 09
That's what I don't like about getting presents from people but we don't like it. Of course I appreciate the presents. But I pity those presents if I just keep them some place that I almost forget that I had one.
@Porcospino (27537)
• Denmark
23 Dec 08
It has happened to me a couple of times that I have received a present that wasn't really my style, but I always thank the giver no matter what. I appreciate the fact that they wanted to give me something, and that is more important to me than the present in ítself. Sometimes the presents that I didn't really want, turn out to be a nice present after all. If I receive a book about a topic that I am not interested in or a cd with a band that I don't like, I always try to be open and I try to read it or listen to it anyway. Sometimes I have discovered that I actually like some of the things which I thought I didn't want. If the present is a t-shirt or dress or something like that I will usually wear it a couple of times even if I don't like it. After a while it usually ends up in the back in the closet.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 08
Thanks for responding Porcospino. I have the same idea like you have about people giving us gifts. But have you ever thought that since someone wants to give us something and he or she felt impolite or just thought he or she have to give you something so he or she finally give us something from anywhere. It's just a gift to him or her. It'll be a pity huh? Because we have treat the gift with respect but the person who give it doesn't mean anything in it.
@aakay4u (799)
• India
22 Dec 08
Theres no such thing as liking or disliking a present.I would thank that person for the gift.After all a gift is a gift.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 08
Hi aakay4u. Thanks for responding. A gift is a gift. But what if people are giving you things that you don't really like or make use of? What will you do the gifts?
• Philippines
22 Dec 08
i still accept it and even use it. as much as possible, i don't want to offend or hurt the feelings of the person who gave me the gift. it's something i don't really care about because i feel happy just with the thought that the person remembered me and exerted effort to please me with the gift. i think that's really something everyone should be ecstatic about.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 08
Thanks for responding marshiemallows. I have the same idea like you do about the gift. Only that if I can't really use it then I'll put it somewhere and in a very rare occasion, pass it to someone else who might make use of it.
• United States
22 Dec 08
This has happened to me countless times. I act normally happy about the gift and accept it like any other one. Then I throw it away later. Kidding. I just put it in a safe spot and never use it.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 08
=))))) thanks for responding TrayBlaylock.
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
22 Dec 08
I had same experience with you for about 6 months ago. My mother bought me a pajamas, but i did not like it, the color and the model...Well, for one time she realized that i did not like it becuase i did not seem to be enthusiastic to fit it out. But, i told her, well mother i like it and thank you for the gift. Then i wore it at night when i got to sleep.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 08
Hi utsadetti. So do you still have the pajamas with you? Do you still wear it (sometimes)? I don't. I gain some weight and it really made me look fat. So I just leave it in my closet. Thanks for responding.