“Clutter is Not a Gift”:http://psychologyofclutter.wordpress.com/2007/10/25/clutter-is-not-a-gift/
bq. “So, what to do about people who give you things that catch dust or clutter up your living space? Start talking to those people now!”
Fortunately, my family has been gift-list-driven for decades now, so I never get useless items as gifts at Christmas. My mom is trying to reduce down to one household in the coming year, so she wants only things like gift certificates to restaurants and wine– consumable items. J and i tend to keep it very simple, already.