It is the thought that counts when presenting a loved one with a gift. Unfortunately, not all recipients will love the presents they are given. If you have a gift sitting in the back of a closet, we are going to show you how to use those unwanted presents.
Sell the Gift on an Auction Website
Don’t allow a gift to go to waste and instead make use of it by selling it on an auction website. You might feel a little guilty about putting the present up for sale, but you can trust your friend or family member would rather you see a return on their investment, rather than leaving it to sit unloved in a drawer. There are many superb auction websites to sell your unwanted items, such as eBay or Craigslist.
Donate the Items to Charity
Giving your unwanted items to charity will give you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside, which you can’t put a price on. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, so stop hoarding an item you no longer want and ensure it goes to a good home. You can guarantee there will be someone out there who will love the item a lot more than you.
Make Money from Your Gift Cards
Our loved ones often buy a gift card when they are unsure about the right presents for our personality. Unfortunately, they are not always the safe bet they thought it would be, as we may not shop at their chosen store. However, don’t allow your friend or family member’s hard-earned money to go to waste and sell them to a reputable company, such as ejgiftcards.com. You can then spend the money on an item you really want.
Re-gift the Present
It’s not ungrateful to re-gift a present you do not want or need. It will allow you to save money, while ensuring the item goes to a loved one who will adore the item. Keep any items in a safe place to keep it in good condition, so you can then present it to a friend or family member on their birthday, Christmas or as a thank you present. Just ensure you don’t re-gift the item to the person who gave it to you, or to someone in the same friendship group.
Return the Item
If a kind loved one slipped a receipt in with the item, don’t be afraid to take it into the store to ask for a refund. Some stores might be willing to accept an item without proof of purchase. However, most stores can provide a better returns policy during the Christmas period – so it is a worthy consideration after the holiday season.
Pass It On
Do a good deed and pass the item onto a loved one who will appreciate the gift more than you. As a result, you can declutter your home while ensuring the item doesn’t go to waste. You don’t have to give it as a present, instead it can simply be a means of showing someone you care. There’s nothing wrong with giving someone something if they’re going to thoroughly enjoy it – even if it was a present for you first.