Nobody sets out to buy anyone else a rubbish Christmas present ( well I would hope not!) It just is a fact of life that ones mans junk is another mans treasure. Basically what I think makes a fab present you may think …oh no!
Obviously I got brilliant presents ( with absolutely no rubbish ones) but let me tell you about one of my friends.
Stacey got some earrings for Christmas that are big and loud and purple. These were bought for her by Tamara who loves bold statement jewellery and as she is tall with long dark hair these earrings would probably have looked great on her. Buying then for Stacey who was small, neat and minimalist was a real error borne out of Tamera LOVE for these earrings. So despite th e good intent these were a rubbish presnt for Stacey. So what should Stacey do?
I personally would label up who gave them to me and when and put them in my present drawer . A year of so later I would re-gift to a flamboyant earring loving friend who has zero connection with Tamera. If Tamera ever asks where the sassy earrings are you can honestly say after a year,you passed them onto a vibrant friend as they were a bit more suited to her. If she ask s before then and is presistant you can always pop them on.
Present drawers are great if well managed. You don’t need receipts , the gift is on standby for a while if the giver INSISTS in it being paraded and you are recycling! It is fine to acknowledge somethings aren’ t right for us and that someone else will love it. Think of it not as passing on you rejects more like finding a good home for something.