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Re-gifting YES or NO?


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#1 Rockfordmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2017 - 8:39 am

We save any unwanted, unused and duplicate gifts we receive during the year and donate them to the Salvation Army Christmas Drive every year instead of regifting.
I used to regift. When my kids were younger they enjoyed putting the gifts under the trees at the mall every year.

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#2 ilikefree  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 12, 2017 - 10:16 am

Absolutely! If I get something I don’t like or need, why keep it around just taking up space if someone you know could put it to good use or would love it?
Sometimes the thoughts in my head go for a walk out through my mouth. This is rarely a good thing. :no:

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Posted Nov 12, 2017 - 11:34 am

I do at times. It sometimes depends on who gave it to me to be honest. For example : Since my grandmother is older what ever she gives me I keep just in case it maybe the last thing she gives me.  Last year she gave me a shirt but I can not fit it, way to big but I love that she went to the store and picked it out for me. 



#4 Kanyon71  ONLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2017 - 10:01 am

We have done so in the past. Sometimes we get things we already have and don't/can't return them. Just have to remember not to gift it back to the person who gave it to you. :)



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Posted Nov 13, 2017 - 11:17 am

And never forget to remove any evidence it's being re-gifted.  I once received a gift with an old to/from sticker on the bottom. It wasn't a re-gift though, it was actually something my mom had picked up at a garage sale. :)



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Posted Nov 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm

I think re-gifting is fine, and, that you can really appreciate a gift without actually using it.  When I buy gift cards I purposely do not write any names on the back of the card, in case the recipient wants to re-gift.  My sister and I have a running gag where we have been giving each other the same birthday card for a few years now.  We write our greetings on post it notes placed inside so the card can be used again.  



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Posted Nov 13, 2017 - 8:15 pm

And never forget to remove any evidence it's being re-gifted.  I once received a gift with an old to/from sticker on the bottom. It wasn't a re-gift though, it was actually something my mom had picked up at a garage sale. :)


I reuse gift boxes so that has happened quite a few times

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Posted Nov 14, 2017 - 4:49 am

I reuse gift boxes so that has happened quite a few times

I have seen that happen when reusing gift bags :) lol



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Posted Nov 14, 2017 - 7:32 am

I have seen that happen when reusing gift bags :) lol


I have actually given the wrong gift to someone because of the label. We would be sitting around and I be like sorry but that's not yours. Oh the look on there faces but since it's family it's not as bad

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Posted Nov 14, 2017 - 8:02 am

I have actually given the wrong gift to someone because of the label. We would be sitting around and I be like sorry but that's not yours. Oh the look on there faces but since it's family it's not as bad

Was it the one fruit cake in existence that's being passed around the world and was the look one of relief? :sidesplit



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Posted Nov 14, 2017 - 1:38 pm

Was it the one fruit cake in existence that's being passed around the world and was the look one of relief? :sidesplit



depends in the gift. It happened one-time over a necklace and you could cut the air with a knife. I was the one that messed up but my two aunt's was going to rearrange my house and everyone in it over this necklace. I bought her one for her birthday the next year but If looks could kill.....

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Posted Nov 14, 2017 - 5:37 pm

I've only done it on a rare occasion.  My "circle" is small and I have the worst luck so I'm afraid it will come back to bite me in the rear. :)



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Posted Nov 14, 2017 - 7:41 pm

I've only done it on a rare occasion.  My "circle" is small and I have the worst luck so I'm afraid it will come back to bite me in the rear. :)


My luck as well. One year my in laws gifted something we gave them to my wifes aunt in front of us. I was like really... but it was theres they can do whatever they like with it

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Posted Nov 16, 2017 - 5:31 am

I have done it in the past! :sidesplit



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Posted Nov 16, 2017 - 9:37 pm

I don't see any problem with regifting if it is done thoughtfully. If you get a gift and think that I would like it more, sure I will take it. I also regift the birthday gifts my daughter doesn't like to give to her friends. I would go broke buying a new gift every time. I hate it when regifters give obviously used things or something that obviously wouldn't work for me. Someone gave me a Christmas scented bath set where two of the bottles were obviously used and the box was cracked for my birthday. My birthday is in the summer. I have a feeling that it wasn't even from that past Christmas, either. I also received a salmon sampler gift box. I am deathly allergic to seafood. 



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Posted Nov 17, 2017 - 6:50 am

I don't see any problem with regifting if it is done thoughtfully. If you get a gift and think that I would like it more, sure I will take it. I also regift the birthday gifts my daughter doesn't like to give to her friends. I would go broke buying a new gift every time. I hate it when regifters give obviously used things or something that obviously wouldn't work for me. Someone gave me a Christmas scented bath set where two of the bottles were obviously used and the box was cracked for my birthday. My birthday is in the summer. I have a feeling that it wasn't even from that past Christmas, either. I also received a salmon sampler gift box. I am deathly allergic to seafood. 

WOW...JUST WOW... OH MY 



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Posted Nov 17, 2017 - 7:23 am

I don't see any problem with regifting if it is done thoughtfully. If you get a gift and think that I would like it more, sure I will take it. I also regift the birthday gifts my daughter doesn't like to give to her friends. I would go broke buying a new gift every time. I hate it when regifters give obviously used things or something that obviously wouldn't work for me. Someone gave me a Christmas scented bath set where two of the bottles were obviously used and the box was cracked for my birthday. My birthday is in the summer. I have a feeling that it wasn't even from that past Christmas, either. I also received a salmon sampler gift box. I am deathly allergic to seafood. 

What's that old saying? With friends like these who needs enemies? lol



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Posted Nov 18, 2017 - 2:34 pm

Lol! I know. I just give up on getting gifts. I really enjoy giving them, so at least I still have fun. 





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