After receiving a bad gift, instead of pretending, here’s what you can do:

Drop hints

If you spend a lot of time with your partner you’ll probably mention a lot of things you wish for. Being the attentive partner that he is, he should keep track of this and pick something from your wish list. Being quiet and expecting him to take a wild guess will have you wishing you had spoken up earlier.

What if it’s nothing you wanted?

You’ve probably sent out a couple of bad gifts yourself, so don’t give him grief about this, he just needs a bit on direction. Don’t sulk if he gives you theatre tickets when you’d rather go to a festival. Instead, buy yourself the tickets you want; that way you’re giving him an idea of what enjoy and probably would love as a gift.

Wrong size?

Most women love stylish clothes, but not so much if it’s the wrong size. Before you make a fuss about this, remember most men are clueless when it comes to female sizes and going through your wardrobe won’t help him in anyway. On some days you enjoy baggy and loose tops and on some you want tight and fitting clothes. Return the item to the store and get a size that fits properly.

Don’t have expectations

The downside about having high expectations is that there’s only a fifty percent chance that you’ll get what you had hoped for. When you’ve set your mind on a particular item, it’s hard for you to see beauty in any other item. Keep an open mind and wait for the surprise.

Know how to turn down gifts

You wouldn’t want him to be rude to you should the tables be turned, right? So, instead of rudely turning down the gift, rather thank him for thinking about you and tell him the reasons why you can’t keep it. He might give to his sister or someone who’ll put it to good use unlike it occupying unnecessary space in your house. Honesty is the best policy and he’ll definitely appreciate this.