12/21/2012 05:31 pm ET Updated Dec 26, 2012

When Is It Okay To Return a Gift? (VIDEO)

Etiquette expert Mindy Lockard appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the right way to handle gifts that people dislike. Host Alicia Menendez asked Lockard what the proper etiquette is for returning gifts.

“Gifts are a gift that we give to somebody else without expectation and with the thought of that person in mind, and so we should give without expectation,” Lockard said. “If something’s the wrong size or wrong color, it is okay to return it.”

Regifting, however, is a different story.

"If you are going to enter into regifting, you want to make sure you do it wisely and carefully," she cautioned.

Watch the full segment on Huff Post Live.