You couldn't do anything except behave in a dignified manner which you did. Perhaps wash the scarf and then decide whether you want it or whether it should go to a charity shop. Unfair of whoever gave it to make such little effort. Try and rapidly forget about it!
We had a Secret Santa at WI last night . I took a bottle of red wine, bottle of white wine and a fancy box of savoury crackers . All nicely wrapped and in a gift bag (marked with an A for containing Alcohol ) some people make a huge fuss if they win alcohol and don’t drink ( I can’t understand why why they wouldn’t just regift it much as a diabetic receiving chocolates or whatever would do ) but anyway........ all the gifts were numbered and we picked a number and were handed the gift representing your number . When my gift was handed to me there was much hilarity . It was the scruffiest wrapped thing you have ever seen . No sellotape keeping it together it was just a ball of screwed up paper . It was half open and practically fell open in my hands . It contained the smelliest scruffy old scarf you have ever seen . On closer inspection it even has a stain on it !
I wasn’t sure whether I was supposed to laugh, I felt so embarrassed as someone in the room had clearly put this in and was watching me open it . I just stuffed it in my bag and stifled a laugh as didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but couldn’t help look around the room watching everyone thinking “phewwww” I’m so glad I didn’t get that pile of cr*p”