YourTango: 9 Things To Do with Gifts That You Can't Return

photo: by Aly Walansky

It's easy to feel like a bad person when we don't want a present we were given in the spirit of the season. Wouldn't it just be so much easier if we loved it?

However, none of us have tons of space for things we do not need or want, and it helps no one to use "but it was a gift" as an excuse to hold on to anything you don't need, use, or love. Doing so will only create clutter in your home or life—and that's a really non-feng-shui way to start a new year!

If you don't like the gift, accept the love and joy the gift-giver intended to come with said gift, write a lovely thank you note and then send the gift along its merry little way out of your house.

Letting go of things you don't need or love has zero reflection on your feelings towards the gift giver, so let that gift go guilt-free, says Melinda Massie, owner of Organizing with a Side of Fabulous, a professional home organization company based in Fort Worth, TX.

Here are nine creative (and easy!) things to do with those Christmas gifts you can't return.

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