Did you absolutely love every gift you got this year? No? How long are you going to keep it for? 1 year, 10 years, forever?
So, here’s the 2 things I learned from DEAR ABBY™ about gifts:
- Thank the giver sincerely whether you liked the gift or not.
- Once it’s yours, you can do whatever you want with it.
So, I will assume you’ve already done the first thing – thanked the giver of the gift!
But, now you have a few things you really don’t want. Guess what – you don’t have to keep them. I hereby give you permission to let them go. Yes – even if you got it from your mother. My mother reads this newsletter and knows that I don’t always keep everything she gives me. 🙂
So, what to do with gifts that you don’t need or like?
- If you think someone else will like it, start a re-gift area. Use a sticky note to mark who you got the gift from, so you don’t have any embarrassing re-gift moments. Then feel free to give the gift to someone you think will like it better than you!
- Donate the gift to a charity that can use it. We all have so many things that we don’t use. Why not give it to someone who will really appreciate it?