10 Gifting Rules Totally Meant To Be Broken

This holiday season, leave the etiquette tips to the old school. You never know – being the rebel could end up getting you every last lovely thing on that wish list of yours!

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4. Giving gifts beyond "the basics."

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How dare anyone accuse you of not being thoughtful! No matter what anyone says, underwear and socks should be flowing like water because one day someone will love you for coming through in the clutch.

7. Really going for it without prior permission.

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Why not get your little cousin a pet without asking your aunt and uncle first? It'll make them REALLY happy — isn't that what actually matters?

8. Deflecting when you get something weird you don't want.

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Being gracious is one thing but let's face it, if you're also taught that honesty is the best policy, try it around the tree this year and see what happens.

9. Being subtle about your biggest wish list item.

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Go full court press without your family and friends actually finding out for a while. Drop some hints and associations in the few weeks before the holiday frenzy, then at zero hour, outright see if they've been catching on.

10. Keeping monograms classy.

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You can make anything personal with the skills of a little engraving! But maybe have a little fun this time to turn the prepster style on its head or "send a message" to someone for whom you didn't really want to have to shop.

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