Gift Tip of the Day: How to Handle Gifts You Don’t Like
It’s a question that comes up every holiday season, what do you say when you receive a gift you don’t like? I’m all for giving a physical gift rather than money or a gift card, it shows that you made an effort to get something you think the recipient might enjoy. Unfortunately, you have a 50/50 chance of it being something the person actually likes.
After receiving some less than appealing gifts from a close relative, I struggled to find a response when they called to ask if I received my gifts in the mail. I’m a terrible liar and have trouble drumming up fake enthusiasm, not all of us can be Meryl Streep. But I reminded myself that telling someone you don’t like their gift doesn’t benefit anyone, myself or the giver. So here’s a couple of stock answers for accepting those less-than perfect gifts.
1) These are so hot right now.
2) I don’t have anything like this.
3) I needed one of these.
4) I love this color
5) Are you a Mind Reader?
6) Now THAT’S a present!
7) You must have paid a lot for this
8) I was JUST talking about this, the other day.
9) Ooo I just saw one of these in the store.
10) Oh, my friend has one of these and loves it!
And remember, it’s all about the delivery.
Photo courtesy of: Nikki Fox