In lieu of regifting, many sell their unwanted gifts on the Internet. However, remember to use a code instead of your name when posting the item. It could be embarrassing if the giver was surfing the Web and recognized not only the gift, but your name as the seller.
As Roseanne Thomas, of Protocol Advisor Inc., says, "Etiquette doesn't require you to keep an unwanted gift. It does, however, require that you are grateful when you receive it."
In other words, write a thank-you note and move on.
Pam Harvit MS is a certified corporate etiquette and protocol consultant. Email her at phar...@suddenlink.net.