This woman has not received a good gift in 22 years. Not that anyone would guess!

An important part of not growing up is learning not to be an unbearable little brat when receiving a gift that doesn't particularly impress you. However, even though most people have a handle on the basic skills of not crying and throwing the item against the wall, not everone has mastered the subtle art of actually convincing the other person that you appreciate what they're giving you and aren't baffled by their idiotic and disappointing choices. Here are a few tips to really sell the idea that you don't think a mildly sentient petri dish could have picked you out a better present.