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4 Ways to Profit from a Gift Card You Don't Want

Paige Estigarribia

Maybe you don't play sports, but a family member or friend gave you a sports store gift card. Or you hate to cook, but a friend gave you a gift card to a kitchen store. If this sounds familiar and you were the recipient of an unwanted gift card, here are some tips on getting the most out of a gift card you may not ever redeem.

How to Have Many Happy Gift Returns


Did your peach of an aunt send you a lemon of a holiday gift? That's okay. We have good news! You're not stuck with it. After all, exchanging unwanted presents is as much a day-after-the-holiday tradition as eating leftovers.

5 Ways to Ditch Your Unwanted Holiday Gifts


Don't want that reindeer sweater that lights up your grandmother gave you? Ditching unwanted holiday gifts is easier than ever and can stretch your dollars, too. Here are five ways to get rid of gifts that weren't on your holiday list.

New Ways to Sell Unwanted Gift Cards


Got a gift card to a store you never go to? It may be a bit more tricky than it has been in years past to sell or trade that gift card for something better online. The marketplace for selling gift cards has undergone changes, making it tougher for consumers to figure out the best place to unload their unwanted gift cards for cash. Here's how to navigate through.

The Etiquette of Exchanging

Shaunna Privratsky

Oh no! Your daughter turns her nose up at the jacket you bought for her. It's time for exchanging your purchase. If exchanging purchases and returning merchandise make you groan, here are some tips to make returns easier and exchanges effortless.

The Rules of Re-gifting

Shaunna Privratsky

If you haven't heard of re-gifting, you are either a saint or you live in the North Pole and get your presents hand delivered by Santa himself. Re-gifting is the process of giving one of your unwanted gifts to someone else. Do it wrong, and you could be humiliated for life. When you get it right, however, it can benefit you and the new recipient.


Joyce Mosely Pierce

Have too much stuff sitting around your house and need to declutter? Maybe you have some really nice things that were given to you, but you'll just never use them. Consider what you can regift.

Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Reader Solutions

During the holidays, we all receive gifts from well-meaning friends and family that we can't use. Our readers share their suggestions for handling this delicate situation.

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