Re-gifting Etiquette

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Here we are with the holidays behind us and a pile of gifts that may just not quite be exactly what we wanted or needed but we received them from our favorite Aunt Gladys or Uncle Jeff.

It’s time for regifting!

The term regifting or regiving has been defined as the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift.  There is an art to re-gifting. Here are the  Top 5 Regifting Tips!

Top 5 Regifting Etiquette Tips:

Tip #1 

The number one way to be a successful re-gifter is to re-wrap and re-tag the gift. If you didn’t buy it and you didn’t shop for it, have the decency to  re-wrap it.

Tip #2

Make sure that the gift is something the recipient is interested in. If they are an art lover, re-gifting an an art book is great.


Tip #3 

It is best to give outside of the social circle that you received the gift in. If you received the gift from a friend at church, then only re-gift that gift at work or your neighborhood book club.



Easy-handmade-gift-ideasTip #4

Don’t regift anything  that is hand made, like  those socks  that your  Aunt Gerte knitted for you three years ago.

Tip #5

Remember you can always donate that unwanted  gift to chairity, or sell it on Ebay.



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