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How often do you receive Christmas gifts you don't like and how do you react?

  1. Ania L profile image85
    Ania Lposted 6 years ago

    How often do you receive Christmas gifts you don't like and how do you react?

  2. plussize-lingerie profile image62
    plussize-lingerieposted 6 years ago

    Frequently, and as graciously as I can muster.

    It is after all, the thought that counts.

  3. zzron profile image56
    zzronposted 6 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/4952318_f260.jpg

    I don't think I can say I have ever gotten anything I didn't like. I am always surprised, thankful and grateful for what ever anyone has been kind enough to offer me.

  4. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    We all, in life, recieve gifts we don't want.  Probably the best way to react, as with most situations is graciously.  The gifter had the goodness to thiink of you but didn't get it right; so what, it's no loss, and the sun will still be in the sky tomorrow and everything will be right with universe.

  5. health-resource profile image59
    health-resourceposted 6 years ago

    I agree with MickS and plussize-lingerie 100%.

  6. athena2011 profile image54
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    Actually the gifts that I receive are usually so well thought out that they scream "me". I guess those who love me know my likes very well.

    In any case, if I received a gift I did not like I would act graciously and grateful anyway so as not to hurt the giver's feelings.

  7. Infiniteresearch profile image84
    Infiniteresearchposted 6 years ago

    I've had a few things that where I had to fake some enthusiasm. The worst and best gift I ever received was a Velvet Painting of Elvis. It was give to me by a boyfriend's mother. We hadn't been dating long, but she had talked to me enough that I was surprised she would not know how much I'd loathe a velvet Elvis. I saw haflway through opening the gift that I was going to have to think of something nice to say. So I put on my best smile and politely thanked her for the lovely painting. At that moment everyone burst out laughing and I was more than relieved to find out it was a joke. They all knew I'd be polite and they just wanted to see what on earth I would come up with to say about a velvet Elvis. I'm no longer with the boyfriend, but the velvet Elvis has made the rounds and has been a source of delight to anyone new to my friends and family.

  8. pearpandas profile image61
    pearpandasposted 6 years ago

    I always pretend I like everything with a smile on my face!

  9. jessymitchell profile image61
    jessymitchellposted 6 years ago

    When I receive a gift I want to be something original, unique....and to surprise me. It doesn`t really matter what it is....

  10. THEHuG5 profile image61
    THEHuG5posted 6 years ago

    Not too often I suppose. I always smile and say thank you. Depending on how close I am with the person sometimes I'll tell them I don't like it and they go and exchange it for something I do like. If I'm not close enough with that person to do that then I pretend to like the gift and later give it to someone else who will truly appreciate it. At the end of the day though it's the thought that counts and anyone who takes their time and their hard earned cash to get something for me is someone who I will be genuinely grateful to.

  11. howtojunkies profile image57
    howtojunkiesposted 6 years ago

    just react gracefully. all it matter is that person remembers you and give effort to make you happy.

 
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