will be regifting one gift I received this X'mas...

@Cutie18f (9564)
Philippines
December 25, 2012 2:07pm CST
I received two of the same tray and glass set this X'mas so I am giving away as gift one of those. My house is already very crowded with stuff and I think it would be a good idea to give the other set to someone else. In fact I have already rewrapped it, ready for tomorrow. Have you also received two of the same thing this X'mas? If not, have you received something you won't be able to use? What do you plan to do with it?
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13 responses
• United States
25 Dec 12
Based on the USA culture, a gift cannot regifted. If you received a gift, you cannot give it to someone. You should keep it anyway, and it doesnt mean that you are selfish it is just a tradition. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
This could lead to hoarding, you know. Well, it is good manners not to regift something which is given to you but I think it is a necessary evil to do it or else it will become useless and will do harm to the environment as well.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
This could lead to hoarding, you know. Well, it is good manners not to regift something which is given to you but I think it is a necessary evil to do it or else it will become useless andT will do harm to the environment as well.
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
25 Dec 12
By getting that 2nd set you can make someone else happy with it. I think that will be a nice thing for who ever you plan to re-gift it to.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
Yes, I already have someone in mind Echo.
• United States
26 Dec 12
That's good I hope they'll enjoy it too
@maezee (31573)
• United States
28 Dec 12
I might re-gift something here or there as well. I didn't really get anything this year that I feel like I need to "re-gift". I do think it's kind of mean to the person who got you the gift, kind of sad, but if you aren't going to put use to it...What's the point of letting it gather dust?
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
I received two of the same stuff so I am giving the other one to another friend who might need it, Mae.
@stanley777 (7175)
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
I have not experienced it yet, receiving two of the same thing. But if ever, I think I will give it to a friend who I think will be willing to accept it the same thing you did. One is enough for me and besides I'll see to it that the recipient of that gift does not have the same thing.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
He..he..I hope. Otherwise, he or she is free to dispose it any way he wants.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
26 Dec 12
It seems like there is always someone that gives you something to regift. Its ok though. My hubby and I opted out of gift giving as we are planning a cruise. It will be 17 months of planning when we get to finally go. So I have not been on vacation for over a year now. But its all good as we will get to cruise so I am sincerely looking forward to it. Hope your Christmas was pleasant,
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
Always. Last night, I received a photo album which I don't need. It will be up for regifting again.
• United States
26 Dec 12
I got something I did not really want and I wore it a few times and tossed it out. LOL. I felt it was the best I could do because I would not want to have them find out I gave it away. they would never know they are not checking my wardrobe like that. It was in a color I liked but that was about it. and what made it so bad it was a gift I know they themselves would have never bought. so I trashed it. I really don't like people to buy me stuff to wear. It has always been this way because most times it is something they saw on sale and they bought. It. I would rather a bar of soap that smelled good.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
This one is a set of glass and tray and I got two of the same set. LOL. If I receive a dress, I usually wear it even if I don't like it, so long as it fits me.
@iva75cpb (729)
• Bulgaria
25 Dec 12
It's a good idea to give someone else the second set once you already have the same one, or to give away a gift you simply won't be able to use. It's perfectly normal and there is nothing wrong with this, on the contrary - you will make perfect use of the gift so that someone else can make it useful, and thus you will make someone else fell better. It is better to regive something, than sticking it in the back of the closet where it will only take space and become totally useless.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
Yeah, I thought about that Iva.
25 Dec 12
I honestly feel that there is nothing wrong with re-gifting. I have received two of the same things multiple times before. Some times it is something that I can actually use and have two of them is not that big of a deal. And other times it is something that I just absolutely do not need so I either give it away or re-gift it. As long as you don't open it or anything I really do not see the harm in re-gifting. Happy Holidays!!! -Frankie Lynn
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
I did not expect to receive identical gifts so I opened them all. Anyway, I have again rewrapped the one which I will give tomorrow.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
25 Dec 12
I have to admit I re- gifted 7 of them. I re- wrapped 7 fruit cakes and gave them away. i dont like them at all. Didnt want them to go to waist. How is your xmas day going??
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
Hi Maria! Well, it's the same routine every year. Parties with lots of eating and I think I have gained weight again.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
25 Dec 12
We don't give christmas presents so did not receive anything double or I can't use. If it comes to presents... read that money is most wasted if it comes to presents/gifs. Most receivers get what they don't like or need, it's throwen away, given away or hidden. By now people know what I like which is not stuff, although I accept 2nd hand and give it away to people I know they can use it. In my country or abroad.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
It is very true Wake. We have to be practical when it comes to gift-giving because a lot of times they end up unused. It's a waste of money actually.
@hereandthere (28908)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
i received 4 GCs to a popular food chain. then yesterday, jan 2, some relatives came over so i gave 1 GC each to the kids plus money. i plan to give the other two to the survey company that our household is part of, one for the person who comes here weekly to collect the receipts and one for her supervisor.
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 13
I count myself fortunate in that all the gifts I received I was extremely happy with, seems my relatives know exactly what to get me and even have good taste in the type of clothes I wear, even a distant cousin who I haven't seen for a couple of years bought me a wonderful t-shirt and the right size too. Of course my mum always knows what scent I like, and I tell her what dvds to get me and trousers. So I am spoilt there. One thing I do tell my relatives NOT to get me and that's sweets. So all the presents I am keeping for ME ME ME!
@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
30 Dec 12
hi cutie18f. well, i got a united colors of benetton cold perfume again this year from the same cousin who gave me the same brand of perfume last christmas. makes sense? i sure hope it does. anyway, i was mildly surprised when i opened my gift and saw the same brand of perfume. talk about the lack of originality. lol! anyway, i'm still thankful for my cousin's gift. i tried selling the perfume yesterday in our yard sale but it wasn't sold. my mom then mentioned that she wanted the same perfume so i went ahead and gave it to her instead. cheers and happy mylotting!!!