Is it the ideal way to get rid of a hideous gift or is it just plain wrong to regift something that has been given to you?
Isn’t regifting just another word for recycling?
Would you mind if you discovered that a gift you had given to someone, had later been regifted to someone else because the original recipient didn’t like it/thought it was hideous/thinks you have zero taste ?
The one thing i know to be true about regifting, is that if you are going to regift an item, you sure as heck better know who gave it to you in the first place…..(i would imagine) there’s nothing worse than handing a present over and the recipient opening it with a mixture of hysteria and faux politeness as they thank you for the gift they originally gave to you 2 years ago.
Do you do it?
Should you do it?
Does it fall into the ‘Simple Living’ category?
Hmm. Yes, i rather think it does.
I tend to give unwanted gifts to charity, to the parish fair etc after a suitable length of time of having them gather dust or shelf space in my home… but unless a gift has special significance and has been chosen and gifted with a lot of thought and love, i don’t think i would mind that something I gifted to one person, was being passed on to another.
Perhaps it’s the timing that’s most important?
Have you ever sat around the table eating Christmas dinner and mentally ticking off who you are going to give your unwanted gift to next Christmas?
What, you have done that too?
But hey, a little tip if you plan on regifting; just remember to take the gift tag off it if it has your name on it, it’s kind of a giveaway y’know 😉