So do you??!!
I don't usually. We received a few things for the kids twice at christmas so they went into my gift box. I tend to love receiving presents!!
Anyway, my mum is a classic regifter but has no system. Often my sister comes over and sees something in my house and it'll be a gift she bought my mum!
Funnily enough my mum loves to tell the story of how she bought a wine book for her sister over east and the next year she received it back again!!
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08-05-2013 09:07 #1
Spin off- do you regift? Share your regifting stories!
08-05-2013 09:15 #2
I don't regift.
If I receive something as a gift that isn't my taste, I give it away. I don't give it to someone else and pretend it's something I have personally selected and paid for.
I think regifting is okay, but only if it is done very carefully and thoughtfully. I cringe when people just give any old item to someone and don't even remember who gave it to them in the first place. You will get caught!
I'd be quite offendended if someone gifted something back to me that I bought for them.
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08-05-2013 09:21 #3
I've only re-gifted kids toys.
In fact, I've got a stash of presents in the closet left over from their birthday party (10months ago) cos they just got so much!!!
08-05-2013 09:23 #4
Not really a re gift but we get lots of wine/chocolates as gifts from clients so I give away those or I have taken the goods ones to dinner parties / other people's houses
08-05-2013 09:29 #5
No. I think its unthoughtful (to the person who gave you the gift and the person you're giving it to).
I got re-gifted gifts for wedding presents...i would have preferred them just write a nice letter and/or card tbh. Better than a whole lot of junk lying around the house.
Also got an obviously re-gifted kitchen appliance from a close family member for Christmas...the box looks about ten years old!
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08-05-2013 09:37 #6
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08-05-2013 09:39 #7
No I don't. IL's give DS something very obviously old and regifted from their "gift cupboard" each birthday/christmas, it's so unthoughtful I really hate it! They're quite well off but very... "frugal" (stingy) and while I don't expect much, geez make the effort to choose him a $5 book rather than pick something out of the cupboard at the last second.
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08-05-2013 09:55 #8
I usually only do it with generic stuff like Elijah's mum - DH and I both get heaps of wine as gifts so that always gets passed on at dinner parties etc. I don't think I really consider that regifting though as I would have bought something similar anyway.
The closest I have been in a devious way was when I bought my cousin a bunch of expensive cookbooks off his gift registry...then the wedding got cancelled 2 weeks before the big day and of course I had lost the flippin receipt. So his sister (obviously also my cousin) got them for her birthday the following month.
So not technically regifting, but I definitely hadn't originally bought them for her
08-05-2013 10:03 #9
I suppose I do in a way. If I receive a gift that is something I will never use, but I know someone who would thoroughly love the gift. I will give it to them. But often it will be just giving it to them, and not for any special occasion.
I have regifted children's toys (brand new), for the same reason. We will have double and the person we give it too will love it and enjoy it.
If its birthdays etc then we just buy a gift.
08-05-2013 10:11 #10
I have occasionally, particularly when I was a single mum and didn't have much money, and I have at least once with a kids gift- DSS received a toy he already had and we regifted it to his friend as a birthday gift as DSS thought he'd like it. We also bought a book to go with it.
I have gotten a few obvious regifts but its been from friends who I know are struggling financially, so I appreciate the thought and the fact that they wanted to give me something.
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