I thought I'd start a new thread about unwanted gifts since we all seem to have to deal with this problem.
Do you have a unwanted gift that you are struggling to get rid of? What are some of the strategies you've used?
I think you get to a certain life stage and gifts become more and more of a burden. For at least a decade my MIL has been asking for all of us to stop gifting. It was hard to understand and accept 10 years ago but I am finally realizing why she has felt this way. We have not been able to stop gifting but we do try to give her things like tickets to an event, a bouquet of flowers, a gourmet prepackaged meal, gift certificates to a salon/spa or a donation in her name...anything she can use up and not have cluttering her life.
But what to do with those things you are given that don't suit you or your taste or are just plain U-G-L-Y?? I have two pieces of "artwork" that a close and lovely family memeber made for me. She made these during a time of extreme financial distress. I love her. I know that she wanted to give me something and had absolutely NO money. Still, they are not attractive (a pc statement!) What to do? Right now I keep them in the finished basement!