Thoughts Count? Ways To Deal With Bad Gifts

Everyone tells you to be gracious when you receive gifts, but how to be so when you get something you don’t like?

Yes, the thoughts do count, but sometimes the thought is really bad or may even be lacking. Nobody is quite unfamiliar with the idea of receiving bad gifts. We have all received gifts at least once in our lives that we may have ended not loving so much. In such cases, how do you work around it? Do you be straight up forward and proclaim to the world that you do not care much about the gift you’ve just received? Or do you take the high road? Here are a few ways you could deal with receiving bad gifts!

It Depends On Who You Have Received The Gift From

There are mostly two kinds of people in your life –people with whom you can be brutally honest and they would love you no less; the other set of people are those with whom you need to be cordial. When someone from the first group gifts you something you don’t like that much, you should convey you feelings to them but of course in a polite way. For example, if your partner gives you a birthday gift that you don’t really like despite you dropping a thousand hints about the jewellery you wanted, you could simply tell them that you like the gift but there’s something else that you wanted more. The next step would be to politely ask them if you could exchange the gift item for the one you wanted. As for the other group of people, when you receive a gift you don’t like, you shut up about it and move on!

You Could Always Recycle The Gifts

May be you don’t have use for the gift you received, but somebody else could! In fact, they might even end up liking it. If you receive a gift you don’t like, don’t use it and give it to someone else in mint condition although be careful to not return it to the person who gave it to you in the first place!

Be Graceful And Say Thank You

The end word is to be thankful and polite! Never show your negative feelings on your face when you receive a bad gift. Instead, put on a smile, accept it and say thank you for, honestly, thoughts do count!

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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