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Gift Etiquette: Is it Ever Okay to Refuse a Gift?

By December 16, 2013

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If someone gives your child a gift that isn't age appropriate -- or that you simply don't approve of -- go ahead and return it. And if you need to ask the giver for a receipt, just be honest and explain that you've set limits against this type of gift, and while you appreciate it, you don't want to confuse your child by accepting it.

A holiday gift wrapped in plain brown paper.

For more etiquette questions and answers, read Gift Etiquette for Families: How to Spend Less Without Offending Anyone.

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