Returning gifts without a receipt can be a hassle but there are ways to make things go more smoothly.
First of all, don't delay. If the item you're returning has already been marked down, you may only get a refund or store credit for the sale price.
Secondly, bring a valid piece of identification. Many retailers required a driver's license or other identification to help prevent fraud.
And if you're prone to losing receipts join the growing number of shoppers who get receipts electronically. Many retailers offer email receipts. Smart phone apps like Lemon Wallet also have a feature where consumers can photograph and store receipts.