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Old 12-20-2008, 02:31 PM   #11
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:33 PM   #12
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I have done it. I see nothing wrong with it. Someone gives me a gift and it becomes my property to do with as I see fit.

If someone gave you cash for a gift, and you gave a cash gift to someone else, that would be re-gifting. Would it be a problem?
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:58 PM   #13
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I did it once and felt really guilty about it. The main reason was I couldn't remember if anyone at that shower had been at mine when I received it!

Recently I gave a shower gift and the bride got two identical so I went to give her the gift receipt and she said she changed her mind, she wasn't going to return it, she was going to regift it to her brother because he was getting engaged soon. If I didn't know the bride well and didn't appreciate her quirkiness I would have been very offended. At least I knew what NOT to buy her brother!
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:01 PM   #14
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I re-gift, but out in the open...Hey I got this, and I can't use it, don't like it, etc. etc. ---I thought you might like/want it....I don't think I have ever re-wrapped and re-gifted...Nothing wrong with it however...Like Andy said...It's your property! Do with it what you wish!
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:32 PM   #15
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I was taught to never regift. It was ok to exchange a present if it were the wrong size and didn't fit. However, I still had to write a handwritten thank you note even if I bought something slightly different.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:15 PM   #16
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one year my granddaughter was given a huge chocolate bar. it was re gifted and someone else's name imprinted on the bar. now that is tacky, i think. the same people once re gifted a rural mail box to my son, that lives in the city. if you don't do those kinds of things, i guess it is ok. would certainly save some bucks. lol
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:22 PM   #17
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I re-gift, but out in the open...Hey I got this, and I can't use it, don't like it, etc. etc. ---I thought you might like/want it....I don't think I have ever re-wrapped and re-gifted...Nothing wrong with it however...Like Andy said...It's your property! Do with it what you wish!
That is what I do if I get something I don't want or cannot use. I don't have a problem with regifting as long as the recycled gift is an item the receiver can honestly use.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:01 PM   #18
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i've never re-gifted in my life.

who would want a lump of coal, anyway?
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:10 PM   #19
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I think we have re-gifted once or twice in the past. I think it is better to do it out in the open like UB does, and uh avoid being tacky about it (a chocolate bar with someone else's name imprinted on it?? LOL).
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:52 AM   #20
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I don't tend to regift - instead I will probably donate unwanted objects to schoof raffles. This includes an aftershave set (I have a beard) and similar items given by people who do not think through the gift.
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