What to say when you don’t like a gift? It seems like a waste to accept an expensive gift you really don’t want and will never wear or use, because you don’t want to hurt the gift giver’s feelings. Is there a polite way to ask for something else instead when there is no gift receipt nor sign of where it was bought in order to exchange it?
Quite frankly, I would rather give the gift back than keep it and have to write a thank-you note for something I don’t want. Nobody likes feeling indebted to someone for accepting something they don’t like.
–N.E., Cos Cob, CT