Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Question.....and a Giveaway!


Christmas is almost upon us and I have a thought provoking question for you....

Do you or have ever done regifting?
That is where you give someone a gift you got from someone else. Of course, horror if they find out!
If you do regift, what is the reason?

Tell me your answers and I'll put your name in the hat to drawing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate. Winner announced Friday!

36 comments:

Deanna said...

I've never regifted before but I have thought about because I mean if someone gives you a gift that you don't want but you know someone else would really like, what's the harm?

Amy S. said...

I have regifted, only because it was something that didn't fit me right and I gave it to my mom or my niece. I gave to them right after I tried the gift on and if I didn't like how it fit or looked on me, I gave to them.

Jennie said...

Yes, I have. When I get presents and I don't like them or the clothes don't fit me. I usually give them to my cousin or aunt.

MaryF said...

I regift if I think it's something someone will like better than me. For example, the gift card to the buffet will go to my mom, who likes that buffet. I don't.

silverhartgirl said...

I have regifted. I hate to waste things. I still buy the someone something along with the regifted gift.

Anonymous said...

no have not done it or someone to me. and i i remmber everything i get or give lol.

kh

Jane said...

I have regifted a few times. It's usually with clothes, either the size, color or style is not right for me.

Laurie said...

I've done it several times. I don't think that there is any harm done in doing so. It's a new item!
If it's something I dislike and don't have room for...why shouldn't I give it to someone who will use it. I'd never try to let the person who gave it to me know. I'd still be gracious. But, if I couldn't return it I would pass it on.

Sue A. said...

I re-gift things that I receive from non-friends, meaning the gifts have no sentimental value, so I feel it is alright to re-gift items that I have no use for. I only re-gift new and unused items.

Bunny B said...

Yup! I do re-gift, but only if I know that the person would appreciate it :)

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Raven99 said...

I re-gifted once. I received some perfume that I knew I would never use, so I gave it to a friend instead.

Pam P said...

Yes I've done it occasionally for something that just wasn't for me. Have to be careful though, I remember one year someone in the family gave the gift to the person who had given it to them the year before, but we all laughed. Usually though I'll give something I probably won't use or wear to someone else in the family.

Maureen said...

I have never regifted but I have donated some gifts that I don't want to our church's yearly yard sale.

CrystalGB said...

I have regifted if I could not wear something or if the item was not my taste or a scent I didn't like.

Sandi Shilhanek said...

As so many have said, if it's something new why not? If I can potentially find it a better place than in my home I don't see the harm at all.

Therefore, my answer is I have regifted more than I probably should, and I will continue do so in the future.

limecello said...

LOL! Yes, I have regifted. Sometimes because I got an unexpected gift- and have nothing else. (What I regifted was quite nice... just... not something I liked/needed/wanted for myself.)

Or - white elephant parties. You're *supposed* to regift there. As long as it's a "good" gift, I personally don't see what the problem with regifting is. Better than letting it sit there :X

Cherie J said...

I have regifted but only if it is something I know the person likes. For example, people have given me candles which I don't like to use right now because I have a 2 year old and a 5 year old and I am afraid one of them will end up getting a hold of one and burning down the house. I am paranoid that way. :-) I can't see letting a good smelling candle go to waste when I have friends who love them so I would rather give it away.

flchen1 said...

Yes, if I know that someone else will appreciate it more that I would. And you've got to be careful to remove any traces of it having been addressed to you first ;)

robynl said...

yes I have regifted; like others have said if I can't use the gift or it is the wrong size then great if someone else can use it.

Cheri2628 said...

I have regifted a couple of times. When I did, the gift was wrong for me but perfect for someone else!

Estella said...

I have regifted. Usually because it is something that doesn't fit or I would never use. I don't like to waste things.

Karen H in NC said...

I have never re-gifted. If I get something that I don't like or can't use, I try to return it (if I know where it came from). But last year, I received a nice fleece stadium blanket but I didn't need it and didn't know where it came from so I couldn't return it. So this year when I was in MI visiting my kids, I took it with me, set in out and told them whoever wanted it could take it. My son now has a great, new stadium blanket!

tetewa said...

I also have re-gifted, it is usually something that I already have or wouldn't use myself.

Cathy said...

I have regifted before, usually lotion sets, when the fragrance doesn't suit me, but is something that my sister's or Mom would enjoy.

Anonymous said...

I have regifted often. We play Bunko each holiday with my husband's family. Everyone is looking for the most regifted item and as long as you have lotto tickets or candy in there too, everyone has fun!

Chris R

Jodi said...

I have regifted often! It's typically something I can't use, don't want or already have. I love to regift and I don't mind receiving one either. I think it's practical and a good way to be 'green' in today's bad economy!

Stacy S said...

I have regifted. If it's something I won't wear or use.

MoB said...

Yes, I have re-gifted but not to family members. Only at office gift exchanges etc. I give something nice that I either can't use or don't need.

ddurance said...

I have regifted several times, usually because of being short of cash or time.

Deidre

Sandra said...

I don't think I have ever regifted - not that I wouldn't if it's a nice gift that I simply can't use. And I would probably only do it for exchanges of some kind.

Kammie said...

I don't ever remember re-gifting meaning I never wrapped up a present for someone else that was previously given to me. I have given away gifts that I received and couldn't use, but that was just a gift for no particular reason other than I thought they would enjoy it more and it wasn't given for an ocassion. Boy, that's a long winded post just to say no. lol

catslady said...

I've done it only twice. I got two irons as shower gifts and I just know one was a regift so I just passed it on lol. Another time was an annual grab bag that I really didn't care for so I waited a few years and put it in as a grab bag - I always thought it would have been funny if the same person got it back.

Caffey said...

I never knew what that was called until it was called 're-gifting' here! LOL. It was a long time ago since we don't exchange gifts here with us parents no more, but I did do that once with a perfume I got that I didn't like but I knew someone else who loved it and gave it to them as their Christmas gift at work! Honest, I'd do it again if it came up. I rather it be with someone who wanted it! LOL

bamabelle said...

I have not regifted on holidays. I have however passed on things I could not use, but just not as a holiday gift.

Merry Christmas!

Tamsyn said...

I usually pass on gifts that I have received which do not suit me or I already have them. I would call it recycling, i.e. passing on something which would be appreciated and used by someone else! LOL!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Sena said...

I'm guilty of re-gifting. But that usually happens when I know someone else would love the present more than me :)
Merry Christmas!
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