How many of us regift?

@KrisNY (7609)
United States
May 13, 2007 10:26am CST
OK-- I know alot of people may think I'm crazy but I do regift. Not everything of course- For those that do not know what regifting is- It is this: Getting a gift, present that you aren;t crazy over and then giving it to someone else for a gift- I've done this several times- If I know a friend will love the gift I got- and I don't care for it- either it doesn't fit or it doesn't go in my house- I'll put it away and regift it later- I'm careful to not give it back to the same person and I always make sure I take all wrapping paper and labels off. How many of us regift?
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
13 May 07
Yes i too regift. I think this is something which can't be helped. One can't expect that every gift received would actually be used. I put labels on all gifts received clearly mentioning details where and from whom received to see that it is not gifted back and also not to persons who were present while getting the gift. I do repack it properly to give it a perfect presentable look.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
13 May 07
Oh thats is even better than my method- I have a work pile (ones I get from friends at work) and a family/friend pile- so I'm sure that I only switch back and forth-- only gifts that I can't use.
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@shorva (923)
• Philippines
13 May 07
I do,...ssshhh don't tell anyone:) Like you, I also make sure that it won't look like a regift. I'd be really really embarrass if one finds out! When I was young I use to feel guilty about it...not anymore!
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
13 May 07
I won't tell- your secret is safe with me- Keep mine too : ) I have never had a mishap yet and I hope I don't. I'm pretty careful.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
13 May 07
I do...I keep it new and regift...but not to often...only some gifts that I am sure I have no intention to use....I think it is ok...some people may be happy with gifts I am regifting...like jewelry or cosmetics...
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
13 May 07
I agree- I have a pile of things that I bought or were given to me- so I always have a gift on short notice. I usually regift candles and things like that- I have terrible allergies.
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@suscan (1959)
• United States
14 May 07
I have done it a couple times. it seems a shame not to, when you have something that you can't use and you know someone who will like. i do keep track of what person gave it to me so I won't hurt their feelings by giving it back to them
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
15 May 07
I agree- I usually keep a tag with the items to be sure that I don't give it to anyone that knows I got it as a gift.
• United States
14 May 07
I regift all the time, without hesitation. ISometimes, if I give the regift to someone I know well, I will even admit that is is a regift. At work, we have holiday gift exchanges, and it has become a running joke with some items being regifted several years in a row. If I think the item I recieved is poor quality, or not appropriate for anyone I know, and I also don't want it, I will donate it to a thrift store, rather than pawn it off on a friend.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
15 May 07
lol- I regift alot of gifts that I receive at work- these people don't really know me as well and I end up with alot of candles and stuff like that- thanks for your comment.
• India
14 May 07
i think gift is precious who give you gift he gave u from his heart loving gift so if we give that gift to any body and they know that we regift then how do they feel or how we feel i think this is hopeless thing i am not agree with regift
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
15 May 07
thanks for your opinion- I also agree that most people put alot of thought into gift giving but if it something I cannot use- I have no problem giving it to someone who can.
• Philippines
14 May 07
I do that too. That's not to say I am being choosy because I do appreciate any thing that is given to me. But when I am given a present or a gift that I do not really need, I'd usually keep if for a while and then when the need arises, I would give it to somebody who has a need for it. I just repackage the item. Besides, this is practical since one need not shop for gifts when there are some preciosu items you have stored.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
15 May 07
I agree-- I am grateful for all the gifts I receive- I'm right with you on this one!
• Philippines
14 May 07
Cool.. so that's what it's called.. haha! I think my parents do that. When I was a kid, I get a lot of toys, some of them I didn't bother to open. So they keep those toys and stock them in the cabinet for next year. I think I had never regifted yet, just Kris Kringles since I have no time to buy a gift every day.. Is it a bad to regift? Because I feel kinda guilty..
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
15 May 07
No I don't think it is bad at all- Its better to give a gift that you don't need. Thanks for the comment!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
13 May 07
I love to regift. I keep the item in it's original box or whatever and save it so it's just like new. But I do keep track so I don't give it back to the one who gave it to me! If the item be something someone else would enjoy more it would be a shame not to give it to them!
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
14 May 07
Absolutely! That is exactly how I feel- If someone would enjoy it and I wouldn't I will give it to them. Of course I make it look new still too! Thanks for the comment!
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
13 May 07
I have done it and I usually feel bad about it at the beginning but then I realize that I'm not going to use it at all so why not give it to someone who would use it. It also comes in handy especially when someone comes over with an unexpected present and you didn't get them anything. When that happens all you have to do is just go into the room and grab a present. Just be sure and do what you said, make sure you don't regift it to the person who gave it to you and make sure all the labels are gone.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
14 May 07
Perfect- Thats why I have a gift box- I always have something for the last minute gift-- and I have numerous gift bags also- so it works out well. Thanks for the comment!
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
13 May 07
Yoo hoo. Over here. Add me to the list of regifters. I have received a few things and wondered if the person I got the gift from had someone else in mine when picking out the gift. For these things I add them to the gift box that I have with a sticky note of the name of the person I think might like it, that is if I can think of someone.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
14 May 07
Right on- I think the same! What are they thinking- But alot of times its something I could use just not my taste. Thanks for the comment.
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@Michele21 (3095)
• United States
13 May 07
I DO!!!! But don't tell anyone!! If I get something I don't like or can't use I keep it to give to someone else. Or if my kids get a present they don't really need I keep it to give away =)
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
14 May 07
I tried that with my daughters gift but she is 10 now- She doesn't let me give them away- lol.. I won't tell anyone.
• United States
13 May 07
I have never regifted. I thought about it. when I clean out my daughters toy room, if I think there is a toy appropriate for becky...I may regift that at christmas. My sil used to do that with her boys at christmas time. They never knew the difference.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
13 May 07
I never thought of that- But I only have 1 child. Regifting is fun at times- I like to see the person I give it to get excited- Thats when I know I picked the right person! Thanks for the comment!
@rusty2rusty (6742)
• Defiance, Ohio
13 May 07
I do nad have regifted many times. My friends and family know i do this. But I do keep a log of what I get from who. So it doesn't go back to the same person who gave it to me.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
13 May 07
I am not sure if my friends and family know I do- I usually always add something to the gift when I give one. I think regifting is great!
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
13 May 07
Ok I admit it. I do regift sometimes. I dont see the need to keep something that I am not going to use just because someone bought it for me. I try to give it a new home with someone who can appreciate it. LOL Makes me wonder if there is a gift that has been regifted mutiple times. LOL
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
13 May 07
lol- that reminds me of the Ugly gift tradition me and 4 girlfriends do- We bought this awful Walmart light up house and we exchange it for holidays- You never know when you;ll get it and you always have to wrap it to look nice- When you get it you have to keep it until the next holiday and you have to display it proudly! I cringe at holidays when I see a package on my doorstep! I agree though- if you can't use the gift and someone you know can - its better off being used. Thanks for the comment!
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• United States
13 May 07
I haven't yet but for us poor people it doesn't sound like a bad idea.lol
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
13 May 07
lol-- I think regifting is fine for any people. If I can't use a gift and I know someone could- they get it! Sometimes I just give it as a I'm thinking of you gift.
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@evelynlyp (788)
• Japan
31 May 07
Yea I do that too. I mean what harm is there if they person receiving it loves it? I wouldn't even mind if someone else gave me something that I like but it was a regift. Well if someone just abhors the idea. They can always sell off their unwanted gifts and use that money to buy a new gift for someone else. Why keep "junk" right?
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yep you can always sell unwanted items or take them back- I don't usually pass on junk- just things I can't use. thanks for the comment!
• United States
29 May 07
I think it's a thrifty and great idea. It saves from tossing stuff in the trash. It recycles. It saves money. AND... it's nice to have at least one thing that you can do without available just in case of a surprise party and an even more surprising empty bank account! LOL
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Very thrifty! I think if I can't use it or don't want it and I know someone who does- Isn't it better off? I just hope the person who gave it to me- doesn't ever come looking for it!
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
16 May 07
lol Oh my friend i am so guilty of this one it is a sin. And you are right you got to be careful doing this as it could find its way back to the person it came from. he he You call it regift we call it recycling lol. Just cant let it go to waste right? I do feel that the giver of this gift didnt put much though into the gift or it would have been something that would not have ended up in regift as you call it.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
1 Jun 07
100% agreed- If the person who gave me the gift really knew me- I wouldn't want to regift it- Perfect!
@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
16 May 07
YES! HAHHAH I hate that I am admitting it, but yep I have done it. I figure it's better than wasting it and I know someome else that would use it! I make sure not to give it to the same person too, but i've only done it once or twice. I guess I don't get alot of presents, haha. I make sure to rewrap it and make sure there are no tell tale signs, but otherwise I go for it. haha!
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I agree-- saves money and it's nice to see a gift go to someone who wants it!