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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.


  • Step 1: Smile Smile as you discover the terrible gift someone has actually spent money on.
  • Step 2: Act Act surprised, which will probably not be hard to accomplish.
  • TIP: Keep smiling.
  • Step 3: Talk Talk about the unique features it has.
  • Step 4: Thank them Thank them politely for the gift they shockingly chose for you.
  • Step 5: Change the subject Change the subject or begin opening another gift.
  • 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.
  • TIP: If you are comfortable, talk to the gift giver about their gift choice.
  • Step 7: Declutter Return, sell, donate, or regift the unwanted and unused gift and keep your home free of clutter.
  • FACT: Approximately 59 percent of consumers keep unwanted gifts they plan on never using.

You Will Need

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

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