The gifts have been opened, the wrapping paper tossed (or responsively recycled) and hopefully what you have left is something you really, really, wanted. Or not. What do you do if you received one of those "what were they thinking" gifts? You know the ones. The strawberry scented bubble bath when you only take showers and are allergic to strawberries, the Chia pet that is shaped like Britney Spears' head, the Santa Claus placemats, or the pink sweatsuit with puppies and kittens romping all over them. What did your face look like when you opened the gift? Hopefully you practiced your "oh my, I'm speechless!" face in front of the mirror before the holiday. Now, what do you do with that gift? Do you hide it? Do you throw it away? Or do you ... regift it? (If that's not a word, it should be.) You know what regifting is don't you? It's passing on that gift you received, and can't or won't use, to some other poor unsuspecting friend. Just remember not to give it back to the same person who gave it to you. Oh, and remember to remove the tags. It's also not a good idea to try to unload that pink sweatsuit on your sister for her birthday when she was there on Christmas when Mom gave it to you!
I'm sure my sisters just loved the Neil Diamond book I gave each of them for Christmas. And of course they cherish the scarves I knitted for them. Right? Oh, well. If I get it all back on my birthday I guess I deserve it.
What crazy gifts have you received this season and what do you plan to do with them?