Is re-gifting ever acceptable? It might be considered recycling, but can you live with the guilt when the gift was meant to be for you? Take a look at our reasons, rules and options to decide what's best for you.
Is re-gifting recycling or rude?
Did your aunt get you a scented sock drawer sachet again this year? If so -- and if you never asked or hinted that you needed or wanted sock drawer sachets -- there's a 50 percent chance it was a grab-bag gift. A grab-bag gift usually comes from a box of last-minute or unwanted gifts -- also known as recycled gifts.
Not all grab-bag gifts are cringe-worthy -- some smart gift-givers keep a box filled with useful and trendy items. Items that make a thoughtful thank-you gift for a hostess or perfect last-minute party gift. But what if you know a friend that actually uses or needs sock drawer sachets? Should you re-wrap your unwanted gift, re-home it or donate it?
4 Reasons why you shouldn't re-gift
4 Options for re-gifting
4 Rules for re-gifting
If you do decide to re-gift, follow these guidelines so it doesn't become painfully obvious that your gift is a recycled gift. If not done right, it can become an embarrassing situation for the recipient and you.
Have you ever re-gifted? Did you follow the rules above? Share in the comments below!
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