NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- We look forward to Christmas every year because of the family, friends, food, and fun. But if we're being perfectly honest here, one of the main reasons for our excitement is the gifts.
We love that feeling of taking the gifts from under the tree on Christmas morning, tearing into the wrapping paper and uncovering the mystery inside. And most of the time, the end result is a wide smile on our faces and an overwhelming feeling of joy.
But we've all had that disappointing experience of opening the gift and seeing something that we don't want or need. Maybe someone misunderstood you and tried to buy you the right gift but just missed the mark slightly. Or maybe someone insisted on surprising you for Christmas.
Whatever the reason, we've all likely had to, at one point or another, head to the store after Christmas to return the gifts. But what items are most likely heading back to the store? Take a look at our list of seven to find out...
Kohl's conducted a poll in 2011 and determined that clothes and shoes were the most returned Christmas gift items. MarketTools confirmed those findings that year and reported that clothing and shoes made up 62% of all returns.
And with good reason. Many of us like to buy our own clothes and craft our own style. So when Grandma or Aunt Ethel buys you a pair of double knit wool socks or a hideous sweater, it's natural to recoil and put on a fake, cheesy smile and then head to the store at the earliest opportunity to buy something we actually want.