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Friday, December 17, 2010

Re-gifting...

Whether you want to admit it or not - we've all done it at one time or another - Re-gifting!  It is a great way to save money - as long as it is done with thought and tact.  If you are considering "re-gifting" this holiday season - consider the following points first:


  • Is the gift actually "re-giftable"?  Never ever regift handmade items, free promotional items.  Gifts such as good bottles of wine, new household items are fine to regift.
  • Check the quality of the gift.  Only new and unopened items should be considered.  Use the general rule: if you have to dust it off - it is *not* regiftable.
  • Don't be tacky and re-gift to just give a gift - ensure that the recipient will appreciate the item.  People like to believe the gifts that they receive were chosen with thought and care.
  • Do update the wrapping and put a new gift card on the item.
  • Don't forget where the gift originally came from.  Keep a list of regifts with the name of who gave you the gift.
  • Have you considered that an unwanted gift could be a welcome donation to a charity?
  • Another option is to sell your gifts on eBay.  You can use the proceeds from the sale of the unwanted gift(s) to buy real gifts.

4 comments:

  1. Is it regifting if you brought a present for someone but never sent it overseas so gave it to someone else for their birthday?

    Otherwise I've never regifted love all my presents to much that I get no matter how silly or stupid they are.

    (((( Hugs ))))

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  2. Tee hee!! yes I've re-gifted plenty of times. Especially boxes of chocolate when I'm on a health kick! And especially at Christmas when I'm often given lots of them (and I'm fussy about my chocolate - there will be NO re-gifting of Lindt for example. But if it's Cadbury, well, it probably will be!).

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  3. I regift - I am a prep teacher and there is only so much soap and body lotion that can be used, or chocolate eaten. So, unless they are my very faves, I put them aside and have regifted, donated or used for guests. Now I feel bad!

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  4. Motorbikes Lady - Regifting is giving a gift you've received to someone else --- you're a good woman - I've always regifted, mainly because I hate clutter. I always keep handmade & sentimental gifts though, I'm not completely a cold hearted bitch LOL.

    Mel - I hear you on the chocolates! And completely agree - Lindt should never EVER be regifted lol.

    Rhubarb - I can totally relate - body lotions and soaps are totally made just to be regifted ;-) Don't feel bad - we all do it & I believe it's better that they go to a good home rather than sit and collect dust.

    Thanks for the comments girls :-) Wishing you all a very happy re-giftmas he he...

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