it's a no-no when you regift and the gift is just given for the sake of giving something (as opposed to giving nothing). to me, that's just fulfilling the basic obligatory requirement of giving something and is done mainly to absolve your own guilt over giving nothing.
if you've register but the gift truly suits the recipient then I see no issue. we ended up getting 2 copies of the same Jamie Oliver cookbook that we re gifted to someone who loves cooking and loves Jamie Oliver. I reckon it's ok in that instance.
as I said in the other thread, re gifting generic stuff like shortbreads or chocolates etc is also ok as these tend to have pretty mass appeal.
I've no issue with the idea of re gifting but it needs to be done in a considered and measured manner.
and never, ever regift anything used. that's just poor form.
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22-12-2015 14:43 #11
22-12-2015 19:03 #12
I mostly re-gift kids presents, they go in a gift cupboard and get given at birthday parties etc. If they get a double up of a book or toy it goes in the cupboard.
I don't think I have ever regifted, I would if it was a good gift, just not to my taste.
If it is something crappy it gets chucked (food) or given to St Vinnies.
22-12-2015 19:15 #13
I usually give my unwanted gifts to the Mothers Day stall 🙂
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22-12-2015 19:22 #14
Ive re-gifted before & would again. Always something that is unopened in its original packaging and is an appropriate gift for the person im giving it to.
Eg - DD1 just got a set of hair chalk she already has a similar set & no need for more so ive put the new one away to re-gift at a bday party sometime next year.
22-12-2015 20:03 #15
I'm another who thinks it's fine to regift as long as it's in perfect condition and you think the recipient would actually like/appreciate the gift.
22-12-2015 21:03 #16
I have no problem with re gifting.
BUT i was at a one year old party a few years back and overheard the parents saying "oh we're definitely regifting this" about one of the presents i had bought their daughter. I was a little offended. 😕
23-12-2015 00:02 #17
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23-12-2015 05:54 #18Senior Member
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Serial re-gifter here..
Except my husband got a board game for our KK this year.
It looks like the person got it for her 21st and saved it.
The only problem being is she is about 70...
Very bad choice of regift!
23-12-2015 06:19 #19
I regift too. Double ups from birthday parties, for other birthdays of a similar aged child. I got a pack of nail polishes I won't use yesterday which I'll give to my 10 year old cousin for her birthday in feb.
I don't have a problem with it at all but it should be thoughtful and you should always keep a note of who gave you the original gift.
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23-12-2015 07:52 #20Senior Member
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My baby kept me up most of the past 2 nights so excuse my grinchy grump. I know gift giving is supposed to be about thoughtfulness (a lot of the time it isn't! It's expectation and obligation of gift exchange) but we get given so much we don't want or need. I feel like putting my foot down and saying do.not.give.me.presents.anymore. My mum is atrocious for giving me crap I neither want or need and now my DD too. I also think why don't we just not give presents and just buy ourselves what we want lol. I'm not in the xmas spirit today! My brother is getting us a voucher we got him a voucher - what's the point! And I dread kids parties in future years where we are wasting time and money getting/giving gifts (just because it's expected) that are likely to be chucked/regifted.
Not sure of the answer (or my point really 😴) but about regifting no I don't do it, I don't like it. If you want to give something away just give it away don't pretend it's a gift you thoughtfully selected and purchased for someone.
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