There was a Jew who was giving a business seminar during Chol Hamoed Pesach, afterwards he was presented with a gift in front of the whole crowd. When he felt the packaged gift, he realized that it must be indeed a whisky, what is the halacha in such a case? Could he have had negative intention so as not to acquire the object and then discard it afterwards?
He can accept the gift with intention not to acquire it, and discard it later.
Although it is forbidden to touch chametz on Pesach, for fear that the person will come to eat it (see Orach Chaim 446:3, and Magen Avraham 5; Mishnah Berurah 10), this applies to circumstances where there is a concern for eating the chametz. Under the circumstances, where the chametz is gift-wrapped and sealed, it is possible that this concern will not apply, and there is therefore no problem.
Even if the prohibition will apply, this is not a “formal prohibition,” and under circumstances of kavod ha-briot, where rejecting the gift will certainly cause the person in question shame, one will not have to be concerned for this.