Not so fond of that fondue pot?
Even with the best intentions, some gifts can fall very, very flat. Trying to take them back can be tricky.
At most retailers, items can be returned with a receipt for credit or a gift card, but the return window varies from store to store — with most averaging four to six weeks.
Without a receipt, any credit you receive could likely be at an item's current price rather than the purchase price — if a return is permissible at all. (About 66 percent of consumers include a gift receipt at least some of the time, according to the National Retail Federation.) Some, like at Sears, have special holiday return policies.