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How To Return, Exchange or Regift Unwanted Gifts (Politely!)

If there is one pressing question on people’s minds right after the holidays end, it’s this:

How do I get rid of those unwanted gifts … but on the DL?

Unless you were extremely lucky this year, you have a least one gift you really wish you’d never opened. Because you know as well intentioned as Mom was, you are NEVER going use a banana guard.

What do you do with unwanted gifts? You’re not going to throw it in the back of a closet and just forget about it. We’ve already taught you how to love where you live.

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Here are some easy ways to give those gifts a new home:

  • Yankee Swap Party: Who says you can’t have fun with your unwanted gifts? Round up your friends for post-holidays get-together and have everyone bring an unwanted gift for a Yankee Swap Party. One person’s dreaded gift could be on another’s secret wish list.
  • Donate It: There are so many organizations in the Boston area that take physical items for donations. Fini Concierge can help you find the perfect home for that toddler toy that doesn’t have a volume control button.
  • Return Or Exchange It: Whether you have a gift receipt of not, many stores will take back items for store credit. Don’t have time to take it back to the store? Give Fini a call and we’ll do it for you.
  • Sell It: Think you can turn your unwanted gift into cash? You can try consignment stores, eBay or even Craigslist.

Now all you have to do is figure out what to say to Mom when she asks how that banana guard is working out.