I give you permission to give yourself permission. If your daughter gave your husband a marvelous Cuisinart ice-cream maker for his birthday a year ago, and he’s never used it, you should just wrap it up and give it to someone who will appreciate it – maybe even to your daughter!
Chances are she gave it to him not because he wanted it (if he had, he’d have used it), but because she wanted it. Chances are it’s driving her crazy that he’s never used it.
Sound crazy? Maybe - but try it, you'll like it! It will save you money, and the gifts will be appreciated just as much as brand-new ones.
Can't bring yourself to regift? OK, then give those unused presents to Goodwill, or to your local social services agency, and do it today!