What Do You Do With A Bad Present?
Ok before we go too far, let me just say that I don't believe in looking a gift horse in the mouth. However, there's no denying that some gifts are just... well... bad.
Now, let's quantify the word "bad" and say that in this context we mean, "ill suited for the recipient or inappropriate based on age or interests."
I guess an example of this might be if your great aunt Mildred bought your 10 year old a set of toddler blocks or if Uncle Harry wrapped up a used set of combs for your bald brother. You get the idea.
Well a new survey asked women specifically what they do with a particularly bad gift. Here's what they said:
1. 33% return it immediately.
2. 25% actually wear or use it to avoid hurting their partner's feelings.
3. 20% re-gift it.
4. And 10% sell it on eBay.
If you're wondering what kind of gifts they're talking about, here's a list of the top 5 WORST gifts they said they've ever received.
1. A chainsaw.
2. Nose hair trimmers.
3. A fishing pole.
4. A fossil.
5. Hair removal cream.
I'd honestly probably give #1 a pass because it seems like a useful gift to have around, but the rest? Yeah... not so great.
Now let's now forget the importance of being grateful! But let's also remember to keep in mind WHO it is we're shopping for. And if you honestly can't think of anything, for pete's sake just buy a gift card!