Gift Complaint Form

December 24th, 2010

Gift Complaint Form

I’m getting ready to go visit friends and I’m having sudden anxiety about the gifts I’m bringing. You know how kids can be at a certain age. Sometimes they aren’t the most delicate with their emotions. All of a sudden, the spirit of the season is drowned out by screaming or complaint.

I’ve got an approach though, and I’m going to make this announcement before anyone opens gifts, “Okay everyone, this is how this is going to work. We’re going to each open up gifts one at a time and you’re going to love them. If you don’t, I’ve brought along these Gift Complaint Forms for you to fill out if you are unhappy with what you’ve received.”

I have no idea if it’ll work, but it’s worth a shot, and my nerves already feel better since I have a plan.

Even though kids are struggling with new emotions and probably quite anxious themselves, it’s good to be reminded to enjoy the moment, even if you really, really dislike your present.

Download the Gift Complaint Forms for your kids or friends (PDF)

Download the form

Download the Gift Complaint Forms for your kids or friends (PDF)

Carmen Michele

December 24th, 2010   4:26 pm

Haha! This is genius! :D

For the record, when I was growing up, my parents taught me to be grateful for every gift I was given, no matter what it was. I was not allowed to express myself in a way that would offend another person who was kind enough to give me a present.

And though every generation looks at the next and expresses their disapproval of mannerisms, values and style choices, I truly believe this generation could learn a little more gratitude and respect.

So, Parents and Guardians, it wouldn’t hurt to remind your kids, not unlike our parents did, that there are children starving in parts of the world, there are people who do not have a home to live in, and that a gift is a gift, and that it’s the thought that really counts.

Have a Merry Christmas! And don’t forget to be grateful. :D

Thomas

December 29th, 2010   8:44 pm

does not work for certain PDF reader.
Forms are wrong implemented, so they do not give user interaction however red in browser or edited local.

Whatever, the idea counts. Right?
WDGAF = WeDon’tGiveAFuck

Cheers mates, enjoy yourselves

Thomas

December 29th, 2010   8:45 pm

does not work for certain PDF reader.
Forms are wrong implemented, so they do not give user interaction however red in browser or edited local.

Especially it does not work in Adobe reader

Whatever, the idea counts. Right?
WDGAF = WeDon’tGiveAFuck

Cheers mates, enjoy yourselves

Gift Complaint Form « mediarosa

March 24th, 2011   7:08 am

[...] [...]

The complaint form « esquire for hire

March 24th, 2011   8:10 am

[...] Today’s afternoon feature: The Complaint form [...]

123catherine

March 26th, 2011   9:07 am

This document should be translated in all languages. I’m French, and feel exactly like you.
Warm thoughts.

1129design

March 26th, 2011   1:16 pm

great! may I make the italian version? please let me know best nicoletta

[...] Useful: Gift complaint form [...]

[...] Download one for yourself This entry was posted in things i find funny. Bookmark the permalink. ← New packaging for Tropit? LikeBe the first to like this post. [...]

Pam

March 27th, 2011   11:40 am

If you are the gift-giver and enclose this with your gift, it would be ok. But I hope no one would actually give this to someone who gave them a gift. It would be very hurtful. And I doubt you’d ever get a gift from that person again. And I’m with Carmen — what about gratitude? No one “owes” you a gift.

Gift Complaint Form | Weblog - Adrian Mejias

March 28th, 2011   10:13 am

[...] these Gift Complaint Forms for you to fill out if you are unhappy with what you’ve received.”Link – via swissmiss March 28, 2011CategoriesCollege [...]

Gift Complaint Form « INTERNET THERAPY

March 30th, 2011   7:12 pm

[...] now, thanks to the folks at Enjoy This Beautiful Day, we can put an end to all the shitty gifts with their handy Gift Complaint Form. They suggest to [...]

ei enää huonoja lahjoja « egnablog

April 4th, 2011   4:19 am

[...] kääntäkää tämä nopeasti suomeksi… Ja sopii tämä aikuisillekin. Lähde löytyy täältä. Kategoriat Ideat TykkääOle ensimmäinen, joka tykkää tästä [...]

Gift Complaint Form Design Weekly

April 6th, 2011   10:08 am

[...] [...]

prezent do zwrotu | Cukier do kawy

April 7th, 2011   12:44 am

[...] faworyt;) jest niesprawiedliwy, bo inni dostali więcej. Zabawne formularze możecie wydrukować z tej strony i dołączyć do wielkanocnych prezentów;) This entry was posted in design. Bookmark the [...]

The Morning After… the weekend. «

April 11th, 2011   2:48 pm

[...] Gift Complaint Form – HAHA so clever and totally appropriate. Maybe i’ll slip one into my sister’s gifts this year… [...]

Luluscreations

April 23rd, 2011   10:25 am

That’s Great! I Love It!

Michel Belisle

April 23rd, 2011   10:35 am

For years now every time I give something I remind the recipient “if you like it, say so, if you don’t, pretend you like it and then give it to someone else”. This form formalizes the action and should be part of any Quality Management Home Kit (ref ISO 9001 “home edition”)

Thank you so much I love the idea.

Ron

April 23rd, 2011   10:36 am

Works fine with Adobe Reader 8.

cindy curtis

April 23rd, 2011   1:07 pm

I love it! Awesome!!!!

Loanne

April 23rd, 2011   8:42 pm

Has it really come down to this? That’s really sad. This only supports your kids to be ungracious and ungrateful. Gifts are meant to be “gifts” and not an obligation.

Bethany

April 23rd, 2011   9:46 pm

Making ‘Do Not Want’ so large makes this more negative than it has to be. Maybe a slightlly different design setup could make this a little softer, better addressing the point – establishing an open dialogue between gift receiver and gift giver.

Anonymous

May 18th, 2011   1:36 pm

[...] (via Enjoy this beautiful day) [...]

amy

October 31st, 2011   6:17 pm

Awesome! I love it! I feel like somehow most people missed the joke though!

[...] Gift Complaint Form – HAHA so clever and totally appropriate. Maybe i’ll slip one into my sister’s gifts this year… [...]

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

No need to be agreeable, but please be cordial!
If you'd like an icon to appear next to your comment, simply set up a Gravatar.