A beautifully wrapped box is placed before you. You untie the ribbon and tear at the paper, anxious to see the fabulous gift inside -- and it turns out to be a piece of crap.
Sometimes even our most well-meaning family and friends give us presents we don't want to keep. You've probably received at least one ugly sweater, a dowdy handbag or a gaudy accessory which you wouldn't dare be caught seen with in public.
Thankfully, even Miss Manners says you don't have to keep unwanted gifts. The etiquette guru believes returning lousy gifts is fine. The only catch is that you can't let the gift giver know you don't like the item.
Regifting has become an increasingly popular alternative to returning unwanted gifts to the store. MSN Money has helpful tips to make sure you regift appropriately this season. Most importantly, make sure to remove the wrapping and card addressed to you. Then, be sure not to regift to the original giver nor to anyone else who saw you receive the present.
What do you do with gifts that you don't want?