Wednesday 14 November 2018

Sinead Ryan: Returning unwanted gifts can prove harder than expected

Most of us end up with at least some gifts that we don't want. Stock image
Most of us end up with at least some gifts that we don't want. Stock image
Sinead Ryan

Sinead Ryan

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?

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