How to get rid of unwanted Christmas gifts

It’s difficult knowing what to do with an unwanted Christmas gift: do you ask the person who gave it to you for a receipt and risk coming across as ungrateful, or guiltily throw it in in the trash? Luckily, you don’t have to do either of those things – there are plenty of ways to dispose of presents you don’t like in a way that benefits everyone involved.



One of the most popular options is selling items through sites such as eBay. This gives you the chance to unite your gift with someone who will appreciate it more, while also allowing you to make money that can be spent on something you love. 

In order to ensure you get the best price possible, avoid opening the packaging and explain in the description that your item is an unwanted gift – buyers often like to know why things are being sold. An informative title, thorough description and plenty of photos can also help boost the price. 


If you think that your item could be a collectable – perhaps you received a signed poster or an antique – then it’s important that you have it valued before putting it up for auction, as failing to do so could leave you unwittingly underselling it. Value My Stuff offers quick and easy online valuations.

When it comes to inexpensive items, or if you’re simply feeling in the giving mood, then you might prefer to donate your gift. Charity shops will welcome your unwanted gifts with open arms, and children’s hospitals often happily take toys and books.

Another option is to recycle, repurpose or regift your items. You could send an unwanted mobile phone to a company like Envirofone, turn that ill-fitting T-shirt into a bag or give those unwanted socks to an appreciative grandmother. 

The final option is to swap. This could be with a family member – siblings often find that exchanging gifts works a treat – or with a stranger through an online portal such as Read It Swap It, Posh-swaps.com or FilmCircle.

                                                                                


Lovingly written by Joy












15 comments:

Josiet Castaneda said...

Personally, anime doesn't appeal to me but I find the costumes cute and very interesting. Nice to see that you support your son's interests :)

jo-anne wong said...

I like all the colorful wigs and costumes, they look so cool and fun.

chubskulit said...

I am not into anime but this could be entertaining for kids.


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Mai @ MaiThankfulHeart said...

I love Cosplayers! That's mostly because my kids are such in awe when they see a Cosplayer. What I love about them is their passion for their art. It's great to see young ones get involve in something they love with so much passion.

Fernando Ceballos Lachica said...

Just looking for them like dolls, but I don't really dig into it. Children do love them.

Nova Joy said...

totally adorable, anime's are great characters, seems like everything is perfect physically on them.

princess pierre said...

I'm not into anime but I've heard about it from my sister's children. Nice to see kids get passionate about something that they love.

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travelquest said...

Nowadays anime are become popular to kids I've known anime because of their hair style and colorful dress.

Jonas Labagala said...

In a cosplay, a wig is not enough unless there's a character who dresses simply. But in an event like this, they look so colorful and it's a plus if the character and the cosplayer is identical. :)

Fernando Lachica said...

Great idea for you...and no unwanted gift for me..sad.

Jessica Cassidy said...

Awww! your kids Sis had a blast meeting with their Anime idols :-) I do not have clue about them :-)

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Dr. Philip Tan-Gatue said...

if your son ever wants to try the classic robot animes of the 1970s, give me a call.

Rcel said...

Haha! Looks so fun! Galing naman talaga! I have a half-Japanese niece, for sure she can very much relate to this duper fun kind of day!

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Marie ♡ said...

I was once a fan of anime back when I was still in elementary but my interests shifted into Korean dramas. Cosplay has been a trend these days and we have this party at school too that we have to dress up and cosplay. It's fun! :)

papaleng said...

Give it to since i have nieces who are fond of anime.

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