Sinead Ryan: Returning unwanted gifts can prove harder than expected
There you are, with a big smile, surrounded by piles of lovely new things you got for Christmas... or scratching your head, wondering if Santa has gone a bit deaf.
Most of us end up with at least some gifts that we don't want. While you furiously wrack your brains to see who you can re-gift it to, you're probably also wondering if you can return it and get something you actually do like. The gifter may have put a lot of thought and effort into the present, or none at all and plucked it off the nearest shelf, but you're left with a dilemma all the same.
Do you don that horrible scarf in fluorescent green, or to bathe in granny-scented bubble bath, or chance your arm with the shop and go for a refund?