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QuoteI make bread by hand and rice in a pan on the stove. I have absolutely no interest in owning a bread machine or rice cooker. I don't have the counter space and I don't need another appliance to clean. (Besides, a bread machine feels like cheating!) If someone were to give me either one of these because s/he thinks I need it, the giver would be thanked graciously and the item regifted at my earliest opportunity.
Which of course is fine--but that does not mean the giver has done the slightest thing wrong.
People are allowed to give gifts that bomb.
But if you've been told by X that they don't want a bread machine or a rice cooker and you buy one for them anyway, then I think you are being at the least inconsiderate in not respecting their feelings on the subject.
That was not the scenario I was commenting on.