Do Not Say These Things
“You would get me this.”
Just say “I know who this is from!” Because of course you knew right away it was your mother who bought those sweat-wicking spandex gym clothes for you.
“Oh my God, THIS IS THE GREATEST GIFT EVER IN THE HISTORY OF GIFT GIVING!”
The holiday cookies are sweet enough. Opt for a more believable “Oh wow, thanks!”
“This is just what I wanted!”
You might see each other every other day, and he might have your number, but did you really want a framed photo of you and the Seamless guy who apparently has mad Photoshop skills? Just say, “Oh wow you put so much thought into this!” and switch to Szechuan Garden in 2016.
“Oh, you shouldn’t have.”
There are plenty of As-Seen-On-TV things you would have actually wanted to receive, but not one of them was a Shakeweight. Simply reply with “A shakeweight! Thanks!” See? Facts.
“You know me SO well. I love stuff like this!”
No you don't and everyone knows it. “I can’t believe you got me something, thanks so much!”