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    Do you Re-Gift or

    Do you Re-Gift or have you ever Re-Gifted??

    Just wondering as I don't recall ever Re-Gifting as I would probably end up giving it back to the person that gave it to me.....LOL!! I DO however buy NEW(or almost new) things at yard sales for good prices and give them as gifts.

    I have a friend that Re-Gifts all the time...well the reason I know that she Re-Gifts is that once she gave me an address book that she had written names in (maybe it wasn't gifted to her...don't know for sure) and then another person gave me a calender that was for the year that ended. The items may not have been gifted to them but I guess it was items they didn't want any longer....I just had to laugh and go on....didn't say anything to them.

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    I do re-gift beauty gift packages as I get beautiful ones but more than I can possibly use. I donate them to my church's outreach cupboard. We sometimes have families that are without personal care products due to fire or hardship.

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    I recently got a gift that I will never use, I passed it on to a friend's daughter. It wasn't really a gift to her just a I thought she would use it and I wouldn't

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    I don't re-gift per say, but like quiltstringz I will pass a gift that I know I will never use on to someone who wants it. There is nothing worse than having something sit in a cupboard for years until it is no longer viable.
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    I normally don't regift either. If I can't sell it on eBay, I give it away or donate it to charity.

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    I don't regift, but like others, I pass things along to people who I know for sure would use the item. There is also a 2nd hand store I frequent that is run by a church group and I give them a lot of stuff, and I also buy a lot of stuff from them.

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    re-gifting gets a bad rap because we assume the re-gifter is turning up her nose at the gift.
    that might be the case sometimes but there are good reasons for re-gifting.
    i get a lot of things that are quite nice, but that i can't use for one reason or another.
    by re-gifting, those things find the right home, where they will be loved and used.
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    I have to agree with Patrice. I receive many items throughout the year I either have no use for or already have. I pass those items on, gift them to people who will use them. My mother is one who ( forgets) where gifts come from, and has been known to give back a gift the next year. It reached a point where we told her, " I'm just going to buy you what I really want, since I will get it back for my birthday " its all in fun, we are used to it. But we have always been taught to ( share) what we have. Keeps the clutter down to pass on what we don't use
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    I do, as I have very sensitive skin and can't use soaps, perfumes or even the mildest of creams with glycerine in the ingredients. I appreciate the gifts as they save me the trouble of buying any and I sometimes break up the more elaborate boxes into a number of smaller gifts. I'm not embarrassed to do this. Family and friends generally give me fabric to make quilts.

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    I've never re-gifted, but have donated some things that I've gotten.

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    I never pass along anything gift that was HANDMADE. Love anything handmade (no matter how ugly or how poorly made). I am 73 years old and I still have gifts people made for me when I was a child. New or in great condition gifts I pass along to anyone that can use them.

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    I was recently given a large candle. DH doesn't care for candles being burned. I can take them or leave them. So, I am passing (gifting) it to a friend who is low income. I recently gave her a tiny candle in a jar I had had laying around for a few years and you would have thought I gave her a $100. Being older we have so much we are not using and I am trying to find people who will appreciate a gift now and than that I can no long use whether it was a gift to me or not.

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    I have a big walk in pantry and the top shelf is the never used gift shelf. Most of the items are from silent auctions that the groups I belong to seem to always have. I usually bid on something just to help out. Anything there is up for grabs for anyone that wants it. My girls have used it as their last minute shopping store many times. DD found a new in box large cookie jar for her office party Dirty Santa gift this year on the shelf. I told her to open it there may be card or gift tag in the box!
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    [QUOTE=chance;7016179]I never pass along anything gift that was HANDMADE. Love anything handmade (no matter how ugly or how poorly made).
    I agree. I'm too sentimental to pass along anything someone made especially for me.

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    I would never re gift but if it is something I can't use I donate it so someone can get use from it.

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    There is a CBC radio show called the Vinyl Cafe. One of the Christmas Shows is all about re-gifting. If you can find a podcast of it it is a great laugh.

    I do regift. I also go to a Christmas Party each year where re-gifting is encouraged. Some of the items have been passed around for years now.

    I am the only person in the family who makes any gifts. I generally give food items now.

    I do not feel obligated to keep things that have been given to me.
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    Why can't people just say, "now gifts please"?

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    The last "re-gift" I received was a jacket with a hole in the pocket and a stain on the lapel..........lol (it was a gift from my father in law and his wife). She pocketed the money and dug something out of her closet.

    My then father in law was furious. He handed me a $100.00 bill and told me to go shopping.


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    I have never re-gifted but do donate or take to resale shop on items I would never use. No use having in my already cluttered spaces.

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    If I recieve a gift that is not my thing, but I know someone who will be thrilled with it, I just pass it on.
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    I used to work at an agency and the Christmas party had a game theme. You could buy or bring an unused gift. Regifted was fine as long as you never used it. It was fun and no hard feelings. I also have regifted items received and donated them. I usually give them to the women's shelter.

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    A few times I have given a handmade gift to my Mom and also to my late Aunt, told them to enjoy it and then to gift to someone after a year. At my Mom's stage of life and at my Aunt's stage they had everything they ever wanted or needed but I wanted to give them something, but also not to burden them with stuff. They each liked that idea and did pass the gift along without any guilt 'because I made it'. Win-win situation.

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    Re-gifting has been around for a very long time...We were married in '75. I received a ceramic pie plate from my cousin. She had been married the year before, but she forgot to take their friend's card out of the box...we also got a Mix Master from my aunt and uncle. It had been a gift at their wedding...in 1956! They also left the other card in the box. Oddly enough, I was their flower girl!!

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    I see nothing wrong passing on gifts that you wont use. Of course, get rid of the evidnce! I like the concept that "things" will come into your life and eventually move on. I dont feel guilty about getting rid of "things" that hold no special place in my heart or home. Others may enjoy having it. Hence, the success of rummage sales and resale shops.

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    Do you mean giving something to someone as a"gift" that had been given to you by someone else as a " gift"? I mean, like wrapped, for special occasion? No way! If someone gives me a " gift" I look at it as something that person actually went out and thought about---rightly or wrongly---and purchased for me! If it something that I really will not use/want for whatever reason........I will "donate" to an organization.........for me to turn around and gift it is something that never enters my mind. Now, if I were to receive a "gift" that I somehow found out was re gifted to me....I would return it to giver with a few choice comments! ......and scratch that person off my friend list. That's just me......to me gift giving is a special effort, albeit, sometimes difficult, thing one does. If you don't want to shop for a gift.......gift cards are always there........now, please don't bite my head off for these comments, it's just the way I feel about this subject and since it was brought up for discussion,I joined in........happy gift giving......most of mine are gift cards btw.........given and received.......

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