People don't always get it right when it comes to giving gifts.
You can tear open the wrapping paper only to have to feign joy and thank your aunty for the salt and pepper shakers shaped like dogs.
Or maybe, it's clothing that you wouldn't wear in the dark, a CD from gran, who hasn't even heard of iTunes or just a book you've already read.
You may not want these - but the Australian Red Cross does. Olivia Cozzolino, Australia Red Cross retail general manager said the charity was launching a campaign called Don't Ditch It, Re-Gift It.
The idea is pretty simple - if you've got a gift that you're not going to use, instead of sticking it in the top of the closet and forgetting about it, donate it to the Red Cross.
"Red Cross retail shops rely on donations of clothing, bric-a-brac and homewares and we are currently in desperate need of quality donations for the new year," Ms Cozzolino said.
"Often at this time of year people do a bit of a clean-out to fit in all their new gifts and purchases so it's the perfect time to remind people to donate any of those hidden treasures that have been stashed in the back of the wardrobe.
"Proceeds from all sales go towards our work helping improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and abroad."
Donations can be made at stores in Burelli Street, Wollongong and Schofields Lane, Nowra. The Red Cross could not accept donations of electrical items or mattresses. For information, call 1800 339 888.