When speaking with the giver is not feasible, write a letter. Don't forget to express gratitude to the donor for the gift and his or her thoughtfulness. Take cautious not to humiliate the donor. Express your reasons for declining the present clearly and deliberately, as well as your remorse in doing so.
In some cases, such as when the gift is from someone you don't know that well, it may be appropriate to send it back with an explanation card bearing your signature. If the item was purchased in his or her name, then you can simply return it with a note saying that you are returning it because you didn't like it and thank the donor for his/her kindness.
If the item was bought in your name but it wasn't what you wanted, you should give it back. You shouldn't keep items that you weren't expecting or requesting. It's not fair to you nor is it ethical practice for a gift giver to offer a gift and then have it returned before it has been opened or used. This makes the donor feel unappreciated and may cause him or her to stop giving you gifts in future.
In any case, it is important to let the donor know why you are returning his or her gift. Doing so shows that you are thoughtful and considerate, which will make him or her want to give you more gifts in the future.
Keep your language basic and minimize drama. You should get back to the donor promptly with an acknowledgement of the gift and its rejection.
It is not necessary to accept every gift that is offered to you. Please remember that if you refuse or return a gift, this will make the donor feel rejected and hurt her feelings. So it is important to give valid reasons for rejecting gifts. If you don't want to accept a gift, it is okay to say so. However, it is best to give a reason that does not insult the donor or seem like you are being difficult.
Here are some examples of how to reject a gift: "I'm sorry, but I can't accept this gift. Thank you for thinking of me." "The fact that you wanted me to have this item specifically makes me want to keep it for myself." "I appreciate the thought, but I need to set a limit on what I can accept from others." "I really appreciate your thoughtfulness, but I can't accept this gift." "Thank you for the gift, but I already have everything I need." Or anything along these lines.
You don't always need to explain, but if you do, make it brief and solid in your conclusion. Then move on with your life.
Gifts are a part of our culture and customs. Accepting them shows respect for others. However, gifts may cause you problems because you may not be able to afford what is being offered or you might not want the person giving it to you to feel obligated. In this case, it's best to remain silent or say thanks but no thank you. This way, no offense is taken and the other person knows that you appreciate their thought, but can't accept their gift.
If you are given someone special as a gift, then you should find a way to keep his/her feeling happy and satisfied. A gift is a way of showing your love and affection for others. So, next time you get a chance, try and give a nice gift. It could be something small like chocolate or flowers, or something more substantial such as jewelry or appliances. The choice is yours!
To begin, always express gratitude to the giver for their thoughtful gift. Then, when refusing the present, convey your reasons clearly and deliberately, and show real remorse. Make your remarks kind and straightforward. Keep it brief and steadfast in your decision. Finally, thank the person again for their gift.
Refusing a gift is not an easy task; it requires good manners and some creativity. When you give a polite reply to a gift, you are saying "Thank you" to the person's kindness even if you aren't going to take the gift home with you. In fact, a gift that isn't wanted can be seen as a blessing in disguise because it gives the recipient a chance to show his or her appreciation without appearing rude!
People often want to know what to get someone who has everything already. If you are given this gift, you might like to think about something special but simple, such as a note of thanks or a small item that shows you have taken time to think of them.
It is not necessary to refuse all gifts. Only accept those that you truly enjoy. Otherwise, you will end up feeling pressured when giving a polite response to a gift.
For example: "I'm sorry that I can't accept your gift, but I have my own ideas about what I want for Christmas/my birthday."
If your ex continues to press you to take the item, simply say you'd like to keep thank-you notes and gifts received from others. Stay clear of discussing the past unless asked directly.
In most cases, dropping an ex's gift is the best way to handle the situation. However, if you feel uncomfortable doing so, consider giving it away for charity or throwing it out (if trash pickup day has not been canceled). Do not keep items that may be used to create more drama or hurt feelings!
Finally, remember that relationships end for a reason. If you've tried hard to stay connected after ending things badly, then you should still give yourself credit for trying even if it doesn't work out.
For example: "I'm sorry I can't accept that, but thank you for thinking of me." Or, "I'm afraid I must decline your kind offer."
If the person who gave you the expensive gift feels hurt by your response, he or she may just keep giving you gifts until you take them. This is called "treating" someone with whom you have a relationship. It shows that you are important to him or her and that you cannot be rejected.
People often give each other expensive gifts as a way of saying "I love you." An expensive gift means a lot because you have shown interest in the recipient's life and want to let him or her know it. So, when given the opportunity, take advantage of it! Even if you can't accept the gift right now, it is better than nothing at all.
In conclusion, it is acceptable to say no to an expensive gift. While it may cause some people to lose respect for you, it will not break your heart. We have been given free will and should use it responsibly.