Whenever my daughter sees a t-shirt of mine that she likes, she asks, “Can I cut it?” She and her friend all love crop tops. So I recently got her this shirt, which says crop top and has a picture of some crops planted in the ground. The shirt was met with eye-rolling and contempt. My wife took my daughter’s side on the matter and reminded me that I bought her the exact same shirt last year and like this one, it went straight into the garbage. It turns out I’m not the only one whose gifts end up in landfill. Americans set a new record for returns following the holiday season and much of the stuff isn’t even wanted back by retailers. NPR: From living rooms to landfills, some holiday shopping returns take a ‘very sad path.’