(Closed) What to do with unwanted gifts with no gift receipt?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We got one that had no receipt and wasn’t our taste and we probably won’t use.. unfortunately it’s just getting stuck up in the attic. Maybe one day it’ll come in useful.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are donating them. Fiance and had a hard time deciding to do this because we feel a little bad, however, we don’t want to start off or life together storing things that will probably never be used.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Do you have a friend that just moved into their own place?  You could ask if they want it.  Otherwise, you can always donate it.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Someone once mentioned a site where you could trade these gifts with other couples who had the same thing happen – unfortunately I have no idea of what site it was… 🙁

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mrs. Louboutin:  +1 to the friend thing. I got some beautiful cup cake holders and commented to a friend that I would never use them. She bakes cupcakes all the time and makes beautiful displays so I asked if she would use them.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper

Mine are currently in a closet, haha!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Aquaria:  do you know where they were purchased? Take them to the store and try to get store credit. Otherwise, donate to charity, sell on ebay, give to someone you know will use it (but doesn’t know the gift giver)

Post # 10
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve got siblings or cousins who could use the items so I’m going to be doing that, or passing along a few things that are now upgraded.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

If mine are something I know someone else would want, I’d probably regift at Christmas 😀

If it’s not something anyone I know would want, I’d probably sell on ebay or donate, as PP have said.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Mulder Chapel

Maybe there’s a local gift swap you can attend?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My friend always asks me if I want stuff Smile. Otherwise you can sell on CL or donate. Look up Savers if you’re in the USA. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Aquaria:  Goodwill.  Donations are tax deductible!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@Aquaria:  I received a KitchenAid mixer in the wrong color without a gift receipt. I simply sold it on Craigslist for nearly the full price and put the money toward a mixer in the correct color.

I think your best options are:

(1) Resell the item and use the money toward something you want,

(2) Regift the item to someone who would actually use it, or

(3) Donate the item and get a tax deduction.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d totally eBay it!

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