4 Etiquette Expert-Approved Ways to Ditch Unwanted Gifts
SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- There are the gifts you love getting and the gifts that, well, you just don't have any use for: The ugly sweater you'll never wear. The ratchet set you don't need. The perfume you can't bear.
What to do with them? Etiquette experts agree there are guidelines to unloading unwanted Christmas presents. Chief among those guidelines: Don't sell the not-so-great gifts. Not on eBay (EBAY) or Craigslist, or any online site for that matter.
"You shouldn't be making a profit off a gift. That's a little bit lowbrow," says Elaine Swann, a San Diego-based lifestyle and etiquette expert.
In addition to being lowbrow, selling a gift can come across as cold and calculated, says Diane Gottsman, owner of the Protocol School of Texas, and there's the danger of the gift-giver seeing the gift for sale online. That could lead to hurt feelings.
"I would look at other options," Gottsman says.