We often get more gifts than we need and feel compelled to keep them out of some sense of honor to the people who give them to us. But if a gift is given freely with no strings attached, it should be yours to do with as you want. On your next birthday, anniversary, or Christmas, promise yourself that you will give at least one gift away within the week before you use it. You can give it to some friend or acquaintance who would enjoy having it. And you don't have to tell the giver what you have done with it.

Tom Cowan in The Way of the Saints