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    Re-gifting and me-gifting.

    Love Dave Ramsey. He is ok with re-gifting but thinks me-gifting is silly. Thoughts??

    Yes, i have re-gifted wedding and other gifts that i had no use for.

    Yes, i have me-gifted too! I me-gifted my anniversary ring back in the spring. I usually me-gift on my birthdays too! No regrets!

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    It would be the only way I get anything I want. No regrets in treating myself.
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    I usually go through personal care gifts that I don't want and re-gift them to an unwed mother's group. Decorative objects go to the charity shop after I ask family members if they want anything. I me-gift sometimes too. My husband hands me the money and says "buy yourself something nice" and I take the money and run.

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    i regift and megift. once the gift is received... it is mine to do with as i want. and there's no one in my life that can afford the gifts that i megift.
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    No re-gifting but, if I want something I buy it. I know best exactly what I want.
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    I have regifted; its better than either sitting around cluttering things up or at the thrift store. Me gifting; oh yes. When I was first marriend many many yrs ago I bought my self a Christmas present and the label said; To Mike, For Judy. He didn't catch on until he opened it and found a sewing machine. I told him to reread the label. Then he got it.
    Now, I'm alone and last yr I got myself a Viking Ruby for Christmas and this yr I traded it for a Diamond Deluxe and for under the tree I want the Cusinhart Blender that also cooks the food. Last yr it was over 200, this yr under 100. I love making soups and this will be a great gift to myself. While it's cooking my beloved soup I can be embroiderying on my new machine. When I me gift, it's amazing, I never feel the need to return the gift to the store. Its always just what I want.
    Judy

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    Regifting is Biblical!
    Just passing through!

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    When I buy something I want I don't even think of it as me-gifting. If it is a large expensive purchase I talk it over with my husband, not IF I can buy it, but when I should buy it. If it is a small purchase I think it is in the same category as buying my clothes. I'm an adult; I can buy what I need and what I want. I should say that I have reached my golden years (whoever came up with that term?) and a person just doesn't need or want very much at that time of your life. And our new national economics may change most people 's buying habits very quickly anyway!

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    I didn't know there was a term for it, but yes, I me-gift. During the holidays when I'm shopping, I come across all sorts of things I'd like to receive, and I know no one would ever know or think to get them for me. Seems sort of pointless to tell my husband or kids to buy me something I've picked out and then wrap it and give it to me, so I started just shopping for myself during the holidays. And it's worked out very well!
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    I'm BAD about "me-gifting"! I've already gifted myself a new office chair for an early Christmas present (the old one wouldn't lift anymore, and it literally is sitting on the floor...); now I can't wait to see what else I want to me-gift myself with! I was spoiled in my previous life and I see no reason not to continue to participate!
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    Me-gifting? Sure...I recently bought myself a KitchenAid stand mixer (on sale) - I have never had one and always wanted one but would not spend the money. I decided it was an early Christmas gift from me to me.

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    DH and I decided a few years ago it was time to stop gift giving. We both have everything we need. If there is something we want, we go buy it, within reason, of course. Instead we are diverting those dollars to traveling...giving each other the 'gift of time'. I do, sometimes, re-gift things. Depends on the item and who it might be going to. I see no problem with either concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingme View Post
    Me-gifting? Sure...I recently bought myself a KitchenAid stand mixer (on sale) - I have never had one and always wanted one but would not spend the money. I decided it was an early Christmas gift from me to me.
    Enjoy! I love mine!
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    I really don't re-gift, but I do donate things I have rec'd and really cannot use..as far as me-gifting......all the time...at holidays one for them and two for me!!!!

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    Like most of you I do re-gift nice gifts that aren't my style or needed. One thing I do is attach a piece a paper to the gift telling me who gave it to me. Don't want to re-gift it to the orginal giver.

    me-gifting works this way. DH used to buy me heavy unflattering clothes that were too small and/or heavy or jewelery that is very small (must remember my younger and slimmer days) so now I give him suggestions. I write what I'd like in big letters and put it with his mail, last year I got the exact scent I like. He always gets me a quiting gift card so this year I'll print in Big Letters the name of shop I like not the one that's miles and miles away and doesn't carry fabrics that I like.

    To end re-gifting or returnig gifts I try to give gifts that family members like. Used to have everyone fill out a Wish List but grandkids are older now and gift cards are what they like so it will be a small personal gift with a gift card inside. We get quite a few gift cards ourselves, mostly to restaurants and we enjoy eating for 'free' for many times during the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingme View Post
    Me-gifting? Sure...I recently bought myself a KitchenAid stand mixer (on sale) - I have never had one and always wanted one but would not spend the money. I decided it was an early Christmas gift from me to me.
    How much did you spend on it? I would love one also but my family will never buy one for me. My DH has this idea that he can't get me any kitchen appliances for Chirstmas or B day presents. We have been married 22 years I know he loves me and sometimes that is what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingfan View Post
    How much did you spend on it? I would love one also but my family will never buy one for me. My DH has this idea that he can't get me any kitchen appliances for Chirstmas or B day presents. We have been married 22 years I know he loves me and sometimes that is what I want.

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    About those Kitchen Aid stand mixers. I have 2: the one I got for Christmas in 1972 when my new husband discovered I can make bread from scratch, the mixer facilitating my production, and the other one I inherited from my paternal grandmother which was purchased when Dad was a small child. Dad is now 90. All the bits and pieces for them switch and swap. Both mixers are used constantly when we are at home and one is on the road, summer traveling with us in the RV

    Our daughter tried to "rescue" one from me but wound up being given her own for Christmas. She has a for fun booth at a farmer's market and bakes bread for sale. Guess what she uses.

    Kitchen Aids are the best!!!!!

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    I me-gift all the time. I can suit myself much better than DH, and he doesn't know the good places to shop--even if he was a shopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w1613s View Post
    All the bits and pieces for them switch and swap.
    Isn't that the BEST thing ever!!!!

    I can't think of any other mechanical or electronic device/appliance that can claim the same thing over such a long period of time.

    Brilliant on the part of KA design.

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    I me-gift pretty often since I am alone now. I know Joe would say "Go for it if you want it!" I gifted me with a Vitamix last year and I dearly love it. I also agree with you other ladies...I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I just bought a piece of Ephraim Pottery for my Christmas gift this year...it should arrive any day now.

    Joe never bought me anything that was considered a home "tool". One year I wanted tile for the kitchen floor and he gave me a rope of pearls (which I love). He said you know we will change the kitchen floor to tile if you want. Wow, do I miss that man!!!!
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    I told DH before we were ever married that home appliances were gifts - they were necessities to be bought when needed. That said, a couple of years ago we decided to stop gift giving for each other. But last year he went behind my back and bought gifts - one of which was a cheap vacuum. Granted, cheap is what I wanted for our upstairs but hadn't thoroughly researched what specific one I wanted. Only a couple of months later he came home from work and found it in the front yard. I got tired of fixing it and putting it back together every time I used it! Smart man didn't bat an eye - just took it to his brother's house. I emphatically told him again recently when I was looking at a sale flyer for vacuums to NOT BUY ONE! I think maybe he'll listen this time!

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    One year I bought a pricey princess house crystal 2 tiered candy dish for a friend (or so I thought she was). I thought she'd like it, since it was really expensive. She accused me of re-gifting and threw it back at me stating it was probably very cheap since it was missing a screw. I contacted the company and was able to trade it in for a santa cookie plate and santa milk glass! My family has used that every year since. Unfortunately I'm reminded every year of her rude behavior. However, we get the last laugh! Ha ha ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I have regifted; its better than either sitting around cluttering things up or at the thrift store. Me gifting; oh yes. When I was first marriend many many yrs ago I bought my self a Christmas present and the label said; To Mike, For Judy. He didn't catch on until he opened it and found a sewing machine. I told him to reread the label. Then he got it.
    Now, I'm alone and last yr I got myself a Viking Ruby for Christmas and this yr I traded it for a Diamond Deluxe and for under the tree I want the Cusinhart Blender that also cooks the food. Last yr it was over 200, this yr under 100. I love making soups and this will be a great gift to myself. While it's cooking my beloved soup I can be embroiderying on my new machine. When I me gift, it's amazing, I never feel the need to return the gift to the store. Its always just what I want.
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    I just did a me-gifting. bought myself a new in the box sewing machine. Never had a NEW sewing machine. LOVE IT
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