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Old 12-25-2008, 05:37 PM   #31
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:42 PM   #32
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i thought i'd revive this old thread about regifting--a practice that is probably even more widely practiced in 2011 than back in 2008 when this thread made its rounds. i'm still not a re-gifter myself, but am not opposed to the practice.

i do want to share with you an experience i had a few years ago, with a "secret" christmas gift exchange at work. there was only one lady at my job who i didn't much like. this lady drew my name and had to present me with a christmas gift. i'm just glad i didn't open the gift at work, in front of other people. i would have been embarrassed, a little for myself, but mostly for the lady gift-giver. what is was: a gift tea set--cow mugs, a sugar dish and assorted teabags. the problem? the mugs were decorated with the annual year printed on them--from two years prior! the tea itself was actually out-of-date! so, i'll leave you to draw your own message or lesson from my little story...and happy gifting, and regifting! :)
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:54 PM   #33
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This topic reminds me of an old story.

A woman received a beautiful silver platter for a gift. It was engraved with her initials. It was lovely but not something she could ever use. As she had a wedding to go to in the near future, she had an idea. She took it to her jeweler and asked him if he could remove her initials and replace them with the bride-to-be's initials. The jeweler examined the platter carefully through his jeweler's loop and responded: "Yes, I can do it, but this will have to be the last time it's done."
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:05 PM   #34
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With fewer gifts making the rounds we may not have anything to recycle this year...:)
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #35
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I don't receive or give gifts. If I want something, I buy it. As I get older, I buy less stuff and give more stuff away. I have far too much stuff as it is. However, friends do the same, if they have something they think I might like, it will get offered. That's how I got the dishwasher for the farm. But I don't receive Christmas or birthday gifts.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:46 PM   #36
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I am a regifter. I keep a drawer filled with new items I accumulate throughout the year and pull a quick gift from it when the need arises.

I am a scrounge when it come to antiques and collectibles so I also give things to people who have seen them in my home and expressed an interest in them. It allows me to keep shopping.

Many years ago I received a very pricey bottle of champagne as a gift from a business associate. I took it to a friends house as a hostess gift. A few weeks later I was at a New Years party and the bottle surfaced again, under the arm of another friend. The whole group cracked up because everyone recognized it. That night we popped the cork and put it out of its misery!
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:01 PM   #37
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I don't receive or give gifts. If I want something, I buy it. As I get older, I buy less stuff and give more stuff away. I have far too much stuff as it is. However, friends do the same, if they have something they think I might like, it will get offered. That's how I got the dishwasher for the farm. But I don't receive Christmas or birthday gifts.
I was about to start a line about this very subject! How to create less stress at the holidays. I'll still do it.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:04 PM   #38
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The only thing I re-gift are bottles of wine (i throw a big party early in the season and receive so many bottles!) and food items (again, crackers and such that I bring on to the next party). I live in a very small town, so it would be embarassing for someone to find something in their house as a gift that, heaven forbid, they gave me (my memory isn't great!). Unwanted or unneeded gifts, I put aside for long enough, then give to Goodwill or some such.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:05 AM   #39
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I like regifted items so if you don't want it well.......

I have done it, only if it is new, but I like used stuff too ;) as you see I am hard to please
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