I wear this gigantic pink back pack which is about 5 years old. It's beat up, and the straps are practically falling off, but it works for me. I live in a city, and I can go grocery shopping and put most, if not all, my groceries in my backpack.
I love the fact that he actually thought about me for the gift. And I would love a new bag. Here's the thing-I HATE messenger bags. They constantly feel like they're going to fall off my shoulder, and if you do load them up, they really kill my back. I need something that can sit high and flat on my back while I'm walking for 2 miles or so. I have been using it for light loads the past few days. However tonight I just did a small convenient store grocery trip, and I could only fit a quarter gallon of milk and eggs in the bag for one. For another my back was aching by the time I got home.
He did mention that if I didn't like the bag I could return it or exchange it. I don't want him to feel bad. I really like the thought behind his gift., and I do want to keep it because it's from him. It's what he picked out, and I want to cherish that, not replace it. But I know that if he sees me using my old backpack some of the time, he might feel bad too. What should I do?