Romantic Gift Receivers
Why is it that sometimes the hardest words to say are, “thank you”? Some people are just lousy receivers. They downplay the significance of a gift, question the giver's motives, act embarrassed, or in some other way manage to spoil the moment. Part of being a real romantic is knowing how to savor any offering rendered by your partner, from a small peck on the cheek to a night out or an expensive engagement ring.
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The best way to receive a gift is to be genuine and honest in your acknowledgment. When you receive something that touches you deeply, say so. There's a kind of backward Golden Rule in place. Think about the last time you gave a present. Didn't you feel a great deal of joy when the receiver was genuinely excited? Any act of generosity deserves to be appreciated. Simply fit the response to the situation, even when you're caught off guard.
Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?
There are times when someone you love offers you a present that simply doesn't work. You may not like the item, it may not fit, or you know it's something you'll never use. In those situations, it's better to be honest. Thank the person for the intention and then gently point out the problem, at some later time. On the other hand, there are times when a little white lie is better than the truth. If you know you won't see the giver often, thank him or her graciously for the gift, then quietly exchange it at the store for something else, or give it to someone you know can use it.