Good Questions: Home Decor Gift Receiving Etiquette?

Good Questions: Home Decor Gift Receiving Etiquette?

Gregory Han
Jun 24, 2009

Dear Apartment Therapy, I was hoping the AT community could help me with this question I've been struggling with lately: what is the proper ettiquette when a loved one gives a home decor gift that's not your style? While I am by no means a minimalist, I do try to only keep things that I use and truly love. However, my family members give me so many gifts that are nowhere near my style and I feel awful putting them straight in the goodwill box. What can I do when I receive these gifts, and is there any way to slow the influx from a shopping-obsessed family? Thanks, AT! Penny

And please share below some of your personal best and worst home decor gifts received...

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