What do you do with gifts you don’t need, don’t want or that don’t fit?

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) It's the thought that counts, but what if a thoughtful gift is the wrong size, wrong color or something you know you will never use?

Etiquette experts say you can be gracious and still get something that may have actually been on your Christmas list.

Of course, be sure to thank the person if you weren't able to do so in person.
Depending on who it is, you might choose to keep the item and put it on display when they come to visit.

However, if you would like to switch it out for something else, try looking the item up online or use a barcode scanner app to figure out what store it came from.

Many stores have loosened return policies for the holidays and most will offer store credit without a receipt.

"The gifts that I received that I don't want to keep, I usually give to charity such as Goodwill," says Nora Soto, a local shopper.

"When we get a gift that we don't like, we like to re-gift it; maybe it's fit for someone else," adds Maria Garcia.

If you've got a gift card you don't think you'll use, you can go online and find where you can sell it for cash or exchange it for a card you really want.

Do a google search and check the Better Business Bureau's website to make sure it's through a reputable company.

You can also donate gift cards to charity.