Everyone knows what regifting is, right? When you take a gift you received, but maybe don’t want/need and give it to someone else as a gift. Right off the bat, I must admit, I do it on occasion ;).
I justify it not as a money saving thing, but as someone who occasionally gets disillusioned with the over-consumption of goods, why waste and go out and buy MORE, when a perfectly good option is right in front of you? Do you think I’m crazy here?
I usually set basic perimeters on my regifting, to keep things on the up and up:
- I NEVER regift in the same social circle of the person I received the gift from in the first place.
- I don’t regift USED items, only new, in the package items.
- I always rewrap–I mean, I’m not an animal, I know a gift should have a personal touch.
- I don’t regift just anything to anyone. I really try to make sure the gift fits the recipient.
As long as I follow those basic rules, I really don’t have a problem with it. It seems pragmatic to me. What do you think, is it tacky or no? Have you ever received a regifted item and known right away?
Did it offend you?
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