Post # 1
I have someone who gives me dolls, they’re collectibles, for gifts. So far I have 3 stacked up in my closet. Pretty, but not my thing at all. She likes them which is probably why she gets them for me. I have no place to display them and even if I did, I wouldn’t put them up. I also have Mikasa glass stuff that I know I will never use. The only thing we have on display in my house are pictures, some knick knacks my husband bought me and candles, we both love scented candles. We’re running out of space and short of regifting these things lol which honestly no one I know would want, what can I do with these? I’m not sure why these two people started giving me these, I dunno because I’m married now?
Post # 3
For inexpensive things that people won’t notice, I give them to Goodwill. For the dolls, I would probably make some excuse to try and get them to not give them to me (not enough space to display them, afraid the pets would break them, etc) and possibly sell the ones I did have.
Post # 4
You sound like me- I don’t want anything out that I have to dust!
I would give them to a charity, get the tax receipt, then tell the givers that I had done that so they would not give me any more.
Tell them anything you want- your doctor told you to put away all the chachkas so you don’t have breathing problems form the dust.
Post # 5
LOL I have some of these type of gifts also. My FMIL has a thing for baskets and gives me baskets for everything and I really do NOT want them….yet she gives me them for every gift. WTF do I do with 50 baskets?
In your situation, I would say donate them or try to sell them on ebay if it is someone that isn’t going to know you gave it away.
Post # 6
Oh man. My mom recently told me that apparently i have a collection of porcelein dolls at home. I’d rather sell them for the cash–i think they’re creepy. i vaguely remember them from my childhood! ha!
Post # 7
I would either sell the dolls or donate them to a good cause (little girls in the hospital? Holiday toy drive?). The Mikasa stuff i’d definitely sell on Ebay. I wonder what we could do if we rounded up all the money spent on gifts that people don’t like/never use? Probably feed the homeless until eternity. Such a waste….
Post # 8
@julies1949: Trust me, I would LOVE to do this
@Nola: The dolls, the person who got me these has been in our house like 2x and knowing her has most likely looked to see if they are displayed too lol. I don’t care if she notices they aren’t up. Actually, I would hope she does so she stops getting them.
I was thinking of ebaying them, but with my luck they won’t sell. Good thinking with giving them away to goodwill though.
Post # 9
@FinallyMarried82: You can list auction style on ebay for free till Jan 7th…though it might have been better to try before Christmas, it couldn’t hurt to try now!
Post # 10
I’d be clear with the givers first that the dolls/mikasa really aren’t your thing and you’re concerned they’re collecting dust in the closet – do they have any suggestions? For all you know, the dolls could be something special to the doll giver and s/he may be upset if you were to sell them before a consult. I think this way, they’re A.) aware you don’t want anymore of their dustables and B.) might take them off your hands, or have a suggestion as to what to do with them!
Post # 11
Yard sale, Salvation Army thrift store, etc