How to handle Unwelcome Gifts

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    Dec 21, 2014 3:05 AM GMT
    The holidays mean receiving gifts you never wanted. See how Divine handles the problem:

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    Dec 21, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
    I miss Divine...icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 21, 2014 3:24 AM GMT
    I've had several that were just stupid. I used to get a brand of inexpensive cologne called "Stetson" because of my interest in western clothes, boots, belt buckles. I finally told the friend (after getting the same thing several years in a row)and ignoring hints to go get Ralph Lauren or Abracrombie's "Fierce" or forget it. She forgot it. LOL
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    Dec 21, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    I stopped that video at 2 minutes once I realised it is probably the infamous scene *bleurgh*
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    Dec 22, 2014 1:56 AM GMT
    Fortunately that's all over with.
    Presents from my mom, I could generally just toss in the trash without opening.
    Going straight to goodwill is a good idea.
    It turns out to be less good to leave them unopened in the woodshed for years. Or to put them in a garage sale. Because eventually the givers will notice them. icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 22, 2014 2:55 AM GMT
    Determinate saidThe holidays mean receiving gifts you never wanted. See how Divine handles the problem:



    Divine handled the problem even BEFORE "Pink Flamingos." Cha cha heels, anyone?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpYTkavEt20
  • buddycat

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    Dec 22, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
    Re-gift them or take them back. I just take them back and get something I want.
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    Dec 22, 2014 4:59 AM GMT
    White elephant gift exchange.
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    Dec 22, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    IMO, if they are that unwanted it means that they came from someone who is not prominent in my daily life and I would therefore advise them to 'please do not buy me gift's" . Tell the you are positive they 'mustn't have the time' to shop for you, and they should certainly spent that time caring for their own well being because they are so valued. Kill them with word kindness. Gets them all the time… icon_cool.gif
    unless they are family, then say… WTF is this crap? You should have saved your money, cause I'm tossing this crap in the garbage! icon_cool.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 22, 2014 5:56 AM GMT
    Say thank you ... it's the Holidays .... maybe they did the best they could or that was all they could afford. It's rather selfish to expect to get only things that you want or like ... every one has different tastes.
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    Dec 22, 2014 2:03 PM GMT
    eagermuscle, Dawn Davenport's disappointment is legendary. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Dec 22, 2014 2:18 PM GMT
    The most difficult unwanted Christmas gifts were clothes from my mother, as she became elderly. She'd bring or send me the most awful things, mostly shirts that were perfect for a senior citizens bingo game.

    And those shirts haunted me all year, as I had to waste space in the closet for them, to have handy when she came to visit me. "Where are those lovely shirts I got you, Robert? Aren't you wearing them?" And I might have gotten even more of them for my birthday.

    I had to drag them out the entire time she and my father would visit, which might include going out in public to restaurants and such. And my father dressed as badly, losing during his final years his previous excellent sense of style I had once admired so much, sporting plaid golfing trousers with white belts and shoes, and insisting on draping gold chains around his neck like younger guys, sometimes topped with an English driving cap. icon_eek.gif With my mother in lime green double-knit pants suits, and enough bracelets to qualify as gym weights. We must have made a comical sight.
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    Dec 22, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    Determinate saideagermuscle, Dawn Davenport's disappointment is legendary. Thanks for the reminder.



    Damn you, Eagermuscle...that should have been my post...icon_evil.gificon_evil.gif
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    Dec 22, 2014 11:44 PM GMT
    donation
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    Dec 23, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    My mom still asks me if I wear the ugly jacket my brother told her I'd like. I tell her: All the time mom!

    It's in the back of the closet with the tags still on it.
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    Dec 23, 2014 9:13 AM GMT
    Um, Female Trouble (1974) came out two years after Pink Flamingos (1972).