What to do with a gift I really won't use- I feel bad!!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Did it come from the same store as the gift card? Could you return it? I don’t see any problem with exchanging it for something you’ll use and love, and it’s still a gift from them.

Or could you use it for a little while, maybe to hold fruit as a centerpiece on your table? Then you can try to sell or donate it? I would do that, and then I wouldn’t feel so bad. Haha.

I would feel the same way. I’m pretty minimalist and am selective about my posessions, especially living in a sweet (teeny) house. If I don’t have a pretty immediate and functional use for something, I am very unlikely to keep it. 

I doubt your family would want you to hang on to something you didn’t love and won’t use (and can’t store), so don’t feel bad!

Post # 4
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i would keep it. seriously i have some random stuff i will NEVER use, but with some of it i have no damn gift receipt so i will just keep it. Maybe down the road i’ll donate it or something but for now the randomness is stored in the basement. 

Post # 5
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Eventually you may be able to use it, so I say keep it. 

Post # 6
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

keep it.

just keep it in the box, if it came in a box. and put the box somewhere safe.

you never know when you’ll need it. maybe for a holiday, you’ll need an extra serving bowl or something.

Post # 7
6948 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

I, too, would keep it in it’s box and put it on the floor of my closet. You have a lifetime of holidays ahead of you and you are eventualy going to need a lovely serving bowl. 

Post # 9
877 posts
Busy bee

I agree with the find a safe storage location if it’s an item you find pretty, and save it for special use.

Post # 10
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MrsEME:  just donate it. There’s no need to keep something you will never use. 

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