Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 10 months ago

Would you throw out a crappy, badly thought but well meaning xmas gift given to you?

Friend gave me a “build your own cardboard pug”

Random.. Im not a pug enthusiast..

She meant it as quirky but its odd!??


I want to throw it out.. should I?

She also gave me a figurine from a charity store with one arm missing..

Update 2:

I am not entitled and expect nothing.

7 Answers

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    10 months ago
    Favourite answer

    I'd donate them to another charity shop.  But not one from which your friend may have purchased the figurine!

  • 10 months ago

    I can see if you passed it on.

    Give to someone,unwrapped.

  • Jerry
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    It's OK to take a well meant but unwanted gift and "put it away until Summer when I go visit my cousins" or whatever. Then quietly "disappear" it. If asked about it, you can "have forgotten where you put it" or be unable to find it.

    If you live in a small town, it might be best to donate unwanted gifts to a thrift shop in the big city. You'd hate for your friend to come across her gift at your local charity shop. 

  • 10 months ago

    There is no obligation for you to keep this gift, as the sentiment can remain long after the gift has been passed along.

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  • 10 months ago

    Possibly. I usually round up things I don't want anymore and donate them to the Salvation Army down the road, but sometimes I am lazy and just throw it away.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    No. I would give it to a charity shop. That is what they are for.

  • Jeff
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    I would donate it to a child who doesn’t get Christmas presents and would be grateful for anything they get instead of complaining on the internet that they didn’t get a well thought out gift.

    This friend was probably testing your entitlement.

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