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    Default Regifting fails! Have you experienced one?

    Everyone has their own take on regifting - some people won't do it, some people think it's totally fair game.

    Do it thoughtfully and you'll probably never get caught.

    Sometimes though, people fail in this respect and regift to the person who actually bought them the gift in the first place

    Or the regifter gives someone something that is completely and obviously a regift - like gifting a fondue set to a toddler.

    Got any real life 'regifting gone wrong' stories? My MIL once regifted a body shop soap to me, but she gave me other things too so I wasn't at all bothered

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    My SIL gives me her unwanted teacher gifts as my xmas gift.

    I find it cheap and thoughtless esp the time there was a note from a student tucked into the body lotion pack she re-gifted me

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    I re-gift kids toys if my kids receive a double up but thats it

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    I regift things to the Wishing Tree Appeal. Hopefully they end up with someone who actually wants/needs/likes them.

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    I got a beautiful necklace from my godfather once (the only gift I have ever gotten).
    It was white gold, and had diamonds in the shape of an 'A' on it....
    My name starts with a D.

    ETA: His recent ex's name started with an A
    Last edited by DT75; 15-12-2016 at 10:31. Reason: baby hit send

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    My FIL gave me a half empty tin of tim tams they were off, the chocolate had started turning white.

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    I normally just regift under the KMart Wishing tree. Or if its a kids toy I sometimes regift to another child if we recieved a double up.

    My then dp (now dh ) gave me a lovely silver necklace for our first xmas. I then found out he had bought it for his ex gf when they were dating so I gave it back to him with a few words of advice on what not to give your current gf

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    I have been the recipient of a very badly done regift! I had given her the gift for her birthday clearly she didn't like it but geeez if you're going to regift make sure you remember where the gift came from lol

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    A very close friend that is known all my life once obviously regifted a toy to my son on his first birthday.

    It was a bright pink lolly shop thing full of lollies, containers, tongs etc. He had just turned one and we were a no lolly family (I was raised by a family of dentists). I wasn't really impressed TBH.

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    I don't mind getting a regift, and I will thoughtfully regift things we get that we won't use/already have. But I make sure the regift is something that the recipient would actually use/like.

    SIL once gave DH & I am animal shape waffle iron... This was before we even had kids. It was quite obviously a regift of something that had been given to her kids. Went straight to Lifeline...
    MIL used to regift me candles and soaps all the time. I have sensitive skin and sinus issues, which she knows...

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