We've all been there. Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, you're in front of your family and you receive the equivalent of the pink bunny onesie that Ralphie receives in A Christmas Story. Of course you're gracious, and you smile and say, "thank you," but what do you do now? You may be wondering what stores takes returns or exchanges without a gift receipt. You don't want your family member's money going to waste completely when you store their gift in your basement for eternity, or even worse, leaving it on the curb for someone else to enjoy, right? Not trying to be ungrateful here, but practical. I get it.
There's no need to be awkward and ask the gift giver for a receipt, because then they'll know for sure you're returning their gift or exchanging it. You may casually have to ask where they bought the item (because you "love it so much," of course), but other than that, they don't have to know that you've whisked it away and exchanged it for store credit or for another item you'll actually use and love. You'll be safe as long as they don't ask you to show off that pink bunny outfit next year. You could always use the excuse that it shrank in the dryer from you wearing it and having to launder it so much, I guess.