It's the same every year: you always get at least one present that makes you question what was going through the buyer's mind when they thought you or anyone else for that matter, would like it.
Itchy Christmas jumpers, à la Bridget Jones, yet another pair of gloves or an unsightly ornament that would look better in the bin than on your mantelpiece, are just some of the usual unwanted suspects.
According to research from Gumtree.com, clothing, ornaments and beauty products accounted for the majority of unwanted gifts in Christmas 2012, with friends, mothers, work colleagues and in-laws primarily responsible.
But what do you do? It requires a bold personality or a generous dose of Dutch courage to muster up the nerve to ask for the receipt.
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