Some would consider regifting to be tacky, tasteless, and downright rude; however, I say REGIFT AWAY.
I know, I know…regifting is often looked down upon. But, if you’re looking for a way to give gifts without breaking the bank it is an option. Listen, we all know that “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” otherwise we wouldn’t get up at 7 am on our day off to drive around to yard sales. What’s the alternative: keep a gift you do not like just out of “obligation”? We don’t like when people give out of obligation, so why should we keep out of obligation? It only serves as clutter, and as a regular reminder that the gift-giver didn’t have a clue. There are a few rules, however, that you should keep in mind:
- Make sure you know who gave it to you, and who you are giving it to. How uncomfortable would it be to regift to the original gift-giver. You also don’t want to be the regifter who is regifted, so make sure the gift works for the person you’re giving it to.
- Make sure all name tags are removed. Self-explanatory
- Make sure it’s not used. Talking bout tacky…regifting is one thing, giving something used as a a Christmas gift…ewwww.
So, if you are looking for a low-cost, no-cost way of giving gifts this Christmas consider regifting. At the very least you can count it as your contribution to recycling effort.