How to Accept a Terrible Gift

What do you do if you receive a gift that leaves you speechless, disgusted, or scratching your head in bewilderment? Ignore their terrible taste and politely accept their gift.


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You Will Need

  • Smile
  • Acting skills
  • Politeness
  • Communication skills
  • Solution


  1. Step 1


    Smile as you discover the terrible gift someone has actually spent money on.

  2. Step 2


    Act surprised, which will probably not be hard to accomplish.

  3. Keep smiling.

  4. Step 3


    Talk about the unique features it has.

  5. Step 4

    Thank them

    Thank them politely for the gift they shockingly chose for you.

  6. Step 5

    Change the subject

    Change the subject or begin opening another gift.

  7. Step 6

    Give hints

    Give the gift giver hints for a gift you would enjoy the next time a gift exchange is about to occur.

  8. If you are comfortable, talk to the gift giver about their gift choice.

  9. Step 7


    Return, sell, donate, or regift the unwanted and unused gift and keep your home free of clutter.

  10. Approximately 59 percent of consumers keep unwanted gifts they plan on never using.