If you successfully faked a smile after unwrapping another sweater you know you're never going to wear on Christmas morning, congrats: You've won half the battle. But figuring out what to do with the itchy red thing afterwards is another story. Take our advice and sell, donate, or repurpose these annoying gifts this year.
Lucky for you, even if the snow globe or ornament your aunt gave you doesn't fit your tastes, a lot of people collect them. List 'em on eBay and let collectors go to town out bidding each other. A little advice? Search the brand and item name to find out how to price your present.
We're talking baby books from your mother-in-law who is more than ready for a grandchild — the worst. If you don't want to keep this gentle reminder on your shelf, donate them. Better World Books lets you print out a free shipping label and then they resell the book to raise money for charity or donate them to those in need.
Maybe it's to a restaurant you don't have in your town or a store whose clothes you don't particularly care for. Either way, you can choose to donate them to Gift Card Giver or try to trade them in for cash on sites like Wallet Hub.
The next time your husband has the best of intentions, but totally misses the mark and gives you a new vacuum for Christmas, resell it to ReStores. The proceeds are used to build and repair affordable housing for those in need.
Whether your mom wants you to join a dating website or your sister bought you a weight loss subscription, it's a bit presumptuous. If you don't want to participate, check the company's online polices to find out if you can get a refund.
Maybe it's not your color, super itchy, or just downright tacky. The good news: If it's festive, it'll make for an excellent tree skirt as proven by this decoration ($8, maggiescrochet.com) that shows how you can crochet together different pieces to create one statement skirt.
Too bad this smelly gift always ends up piled in your closet — despite how much you might believe you'll pull it out next year. Instead of holding onto this stuff, donate it to Hope House, which provides housing and education for women to help break the cycle of domestic violence.
Sorry, grandma: It's just not your style. Plus, you probably already own a drawer full of these essentials. So if you aren't going to wear it, send it to Hats 4 the Homeless, which works to help keep people without homes warm during the winter.
Who needs two coffee makers? No one. So when you're gifted one by an unknowing relative or friend, donate it to someone who will use it. The Furniture Bank Association of North America collects furnishings and appliances and pairs them with families in need.
At some point, those loud drums and whistles become too much and you've got to get rid of it before you lose your sanity. When that happens, make sure they're going to another kid who'll love it by donating it to Toys for Tots.