Friday, May 21, 2010

Regifting.... Do you?

To regift or not that is the question. Is it proper etiquette to regift? My Mom once had a coworker regift a gift back to her that she gave the person, now I think this is tacky with a capital T. One thing I will say is if you do regift you should at the very least make sure you do not give it back to the person that gave it to you.

Regifting is it tacky or is it ok?

15 comments:

Kel said...

The only time I usually regift things is when my kids get a duplicate toy or book. Seldom do parents give gift receipts for birthday party presents, so I figure it's better than letting it go to waste.

Pamela M. Kramer said...

I may give it away but not gift it. I would tell the person it was given to me but no I would wrap it up and put a bow on it! lol

Natalie A. said...

I usually just give it away! My mom once had a friend rewrap the gift my mom had given her and she gave it back to my mom for Christmas. We were surprised! It's surprising to me that people could actually do that and forget who gave it to them! Have a great Friday!

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Smellyann said...

Like the others, I usually just give it away to someone I know will use it.

pam said...

I don't think I have ever re-gifted. I would do the same as the other commenters. That is tacky for sure...what did your mom say?

I am Harriet said...

There are a lot of factors including whether or not the gifters know one another.

Have a great Friday!
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janetfaye said...

I have never re-gifted because I have liked all my gifts. I think if I didn't like a gift I would give it to someone, I don't think I would wrap it up as a gift.

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Cheryl Oz said...

This is something I feel pretty strongly about since each and every gift I buy for people I put a lot of thought into. I think re-gifting is completely tacky and I've had it done to me before and was completely insulted and hurt because of the nature of the gifting.

debbie said...

My sister and mother did this to me for years. My mother got to the point where she would brag to me, that my gift came from her closet (from her used clothes). I got sick of it, and this year I got them nothing for Christmas.

Just Add Walter said...

I regift things occasionally... or sell them on ebay. Yep, I'm tacky like that! :)

The Social Frog said...

No, I dont. If I dont like something I will return it.
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Cinnamon said...

Yeah, I try to return it too. I think it's really obvious when you regift unless it's the PERFECT thing for that person. And that's pretty unusual.
:) Robin

Auntie E said...

I can and sometime do but not often.
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shopannies said...

yes I do

Twincerely,Olga said...

I would and I think it's fine! Just not to the original gift giver!!Aloha