Have you ever received a gift that you don’t need or want? Maybe it’s something you already have or just don’t like – regardless of the item, you may feel bad or disrespectful by getting rid of it.
When you accept a present, it’s about thanking the giver for the gesture. It doesn’t mean you have to keep the item forever. Sometimes, the gift simply creates clutter because you feel obliged to store it or display it. When this happens, ask yourself, “Have I appreciated the meaning behind the gift?” You don’t have to feel guilty if you are able to feel good about the reason for the gift.
You can still honor the positive memories attached to the gift and donate or give away the item to someone who really needs or wants it.