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Old 12-12-2012, 04:33 PM
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My boss is a wine drinker and member of a bottle of the month club. The bottles he receives and doesnt care for he gifts to me (beer drinker, he knows it).
I have then taken these bottles to other wine drinkers when invited for dinner.
Is that regifting? Better than for it to collect dust at my house.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:37 PM
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The only things I have ever regifted was from a random gift exchange. The kind where everyone brings a grab bag worth $20-30 and you draw numbers and pick a gift or steal, etc. Sometimes you just end up with something you can't use or don't think you would use. It wasn't bought specifically for me so I don't feel bad regifting something like this! Michelle, love that story!!!


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Old 12-12-2012, 05:29 PM
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I'll never forget at my friend's wedding shower, we were helping her organize her gifts, and a card fell out of the box from the gift her mother-in-law to be gave her. The name written on the card was to her brother-in-law to be and his ex-fiancee. Apparently, her mother-in-law had regifted a gift that was given to her son, and he had left the gift at her house once the marriage was called off! We all got a big laugh out of that one.
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I do, but only little things. I used to get scented candles, chocolates, bath products, etc. from my students, so the items would occasionally end up as stocking stuffers or given to acquaintances. I don't think re-gifting a $5 box of chocolates is a big deal.

It's usually chocolates or perfume that I end up re-gifting now. I can't eat the chocolates and perfume gives me a headache...so they end up as little gifts for the people who aren't quite friends but are more than acquaintances.
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Maybe I am just really practical, but it seems very wasteful to not make some use out of a gift---and if that means giving it to someone else, what is wrong with that?
Think of it this way---if someone gave you a gift of some food, and you shared it with others or gave you some money, and you used that money to buy someone else a gift, you essentially "re-gifted"......but you wouldn't feel there was anything wrong with that would you?
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do it often---usually with duplicates or just stuff--as we get older just have to make sure we remember where they came so the embarrassing moments are avoided!
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I'm re-gifting for the first time this year. When we got married, someone I work with (barely know them) gave me this hot chocolate maker/steamer....thing.... I haven't opened it. One of my brothers LOVES hot chocolate and would die without it so I wrapped it up for him and then bought him a bunch of different specialty hot chocolates to go with it.
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someone I work with (barely know them) gave me this hot chocolate maker/steamer....thing.... I haven't opened it. One of my brothers LOVES hot chocolate and would die without it so I wrapped it up for him and then bought him a bunch of different specialty hot chocolates to go with it.
This is why I think re-gifting seems like a very good idea.

Why would it be better to stick the gift in a cupboard (and never use it) just because someone gave it to you? (Or would someone go as far as thinking, if someone gives me a gift, because they bought it for me, I am obliged to use it or display it?)

Bottom line, once a gift is given, it is yours to do with as you choose. If you know someone who would enjoy it, give it to them. Whether you can use the gift yourself or not, you still are appreciative of the gift giver thinking of you.
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For me, money is tight and I have to save where I can. I've even regifted stuff that I did want but couldn't afford to buy a new gift for someone. Some months when it's the week before payday, avoiding spending a few dollars is the best gift I can get!
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Stuff I actually dont want is donated to my club's raffle.
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