It's always a dilemma whether you should try to return an unwanted gift to the store, because next Thanksgiving when your cousin visits he's going to want to see that singing fish he thought you would like so much hanging up somewhere in your house.

Nevertheless, according to a survey by of 2,646 adults, 53 percent said it was either very likely or somewhat likely that they will return a holiday gift that they received this year.

As for the gift giver finding out that their carefully thought out present had been exchanged for store credit -- 17 percent of gift returners admitted that they had suffered through this embarrassing scenario in the past.

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