It's happened to all of us. You've been waiting a whole year to receive gifts from your favorite people and then BOOM. We get that. "That" can be many things: a re-gifted pair of boots that aren't even close to your size; a gift card to the Cheesecake Factory when you're heavily lactose intolerant; one of those meowing sweater's Miley Stewart's dad would give her every year for her birthday on Hannah Montana. Basically, just any gift that was not thought out or not something you can (or will) use. This especially sucks if you put way more effort into your gift for them than what is obviously shown in yours. The best thing to do is know how to react to a present you hate.
Now, we aren't advocating to be a spoiled brat. In the case of Hannah Montana, her dad really was struggling and sincerely thought that she liked the cheesy sweaters he gave her. Going into the gift-giving season, you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but everyone knows you can also definitely tell when thought was put in and where it wasn't. I mean, is it too much to ask for a personalized gift? Becky, I know that you didn't buy that XS crop top for me, you just didn't go out and get me anything this year and had to give me what you had on hand. And Patricia? Don't act like you didn't know I have a strict anti-Matt Damon movie preference. Don't gift me a Jason Bourne set. Thanks.
To a void a scenario that leaves the gift giver and the giftee devastated, here's how you can react to those less-than-stellar gifts this Christmas.