On a similar gift-giving topic as earlier today, I’m curious to know how you feel about regifted gifts and whether you do it? Its not just this Christmas season when gifts abound, but at other times too. It just seemed interesting because this is the time when the most gifts are exchanged 🙂
Re-gifting is where you pass on as a gift to someone else, something you received as a gift that may not suit you or that maybe a duplicate of something you already own, or perhaps just something not to your style or taste. I personally don’t feel bad if a gift I gave was regifted because I would rather an unwanted gift goes to someone who would appreciate and use it, than sitting around gathering dust or expiring.
I know not everyone feels that way and I do know some people feel affronted if their gifts are re-gifted. Naturally of course, I don’t expect to receive it back myself, nor do I expect to have it re-gifted right in front of my eyes. Done on the quiet, I’m not fussed. But done in front of me? Not polite.
Do I re-gift? Sometimes, yes.
I sometimes end up with duplicates or a gift that I know I will not use for various reasons. Rather than have it go to waste or lie in the darkened closet for years, I pass it on to someone else who would likely appreciate it more. When I do so, I usually include it as an additional gift to something I have originally gotten the recipient. And naturally, I don’t gift it in the original gift wrap 😛
So, I’m curious. How do you feel about regifted gifts and do you do it? 😀 If you don’t want people to know that you do, use a new handle to comment – no judging 🙂