Regifting

(28 Posts)
Blablabla1984 Thu 01-Sep-16 13:00:35

How do you feel about regifting?

If you were to regift a kids toy that’s come out of the original packaging but has NEVER been played with, would you do it and how would you go about it?

BarbarianMum Thu 01-Sep-16 13:37:13

I regift occasionally - but not kids toys, unless something's a duplicate, because they're not mine to give away. Just make sure that it is something the receiver could conceivably want and that the donor will never find out.

Onlyonce Thu 01-Sep-16 13:40:19

Do you have the box?

I wouldn't normally regift something that had been opened. You could put it on eBay?

Nocabbageinmyeye Thu 01-Sep-16 13:43:45

Regifting is fine once your careful not to get caught wink Regifting without packaging will get you caught so not find grin

Nocabbageinmyeye Thu 01-Sep-16 13:44:01

Fine ffs

Minniemagoo Thu 01-Sep-16 13:46:59

Get a nice gift bag, use some nice crepe paper and put the gift in the bag.
Depending on the toy it should be fine once it looks new.

witsender Thu 01-Sep-16 13:48:55

I regift all the time. Crepe paper/tissue and nice gift bags are your friend. I also reuse the bags. grin

Floralnomad Thu 01-Sep-16 13:50:52

I wouldn't regift something that's out of its packing because it is not 'new' and the person you are giving it to will not know that it's never been used , why take it out of its packing if you didn't want to use it ? Unless of course you are giving it to a family / friend who you know would be happy with a second hand / used gift .

c3pu Thu 01-Sep-16 14:20:28

My birthday is in october, I re-gift all my shite birthday presents at Christmas :D

80sWaistcoat Thu 01-Sep-16 14:38:14

I re gift loads. Why not? It's very environmentally sound. Just don't get caught - has to be completely different circle of friends.

Cococrumble Thu 01-Sep-16 14:44:00

I regift alcohol and chocolates but refitting anything else makes me feel uncomfortable. I'm not sure why!

When DH and I got married we received a pair of beautiful mugs made by a very good local potter. On removing them from the box we found out that they had been personalised with the surname of the couple who gave them to us and there was a lovely personal hand written note from the original gift giver in the box behind them! Clearly an unwanted wedding gift!

We never told the couple who gave them to us but i still feel bad for the original gift giver that their thoughtful present was passed on! Always check the gift before regifting! grin

LifeInJeneral Thu 01-Sep-16 14:46:43

My DP's gran regifted me a bath set for my birthday that I had bought her for Christmas grin

Blablabla1984 Thu 01-Sep-16 14:58:30

LifeInJeneral lol maybe she liked it sooo much that she got you the same one :D jk

Witchend Thu 01-Sep-16 15:20:38

If you're going to regift the not on who gave it.

Ds received a present that I'd given to his 4 year younger cousin 2 years previously. To add insult to injury it was actually a little extra package to go in with the main thing I gave.

I'm tossing up between giving it back for cousin's next birthday or handing it back saying that the,paints have dried out (which they have-it does say on the box "use by end 2015") and maybe they'd like to return it.

Nataleejah Thu 01-Sep-16 16:54:43

I wouldn't 'gift' it, just give it without specific occasion. Giving second-hand items and pretending 'oh, i got you something special for your birthday' is just rude.

WineIsMyMainVice Thu 01-Sep-16 17:09:31

I mainly re gift children's presents if they are a duplicate. I whisk it away before it is even noticed or taken out of the box etc! They get SO much at birthdays etc that I think it's fine. Like pp have said, as long as the next recipient is happy with it and it's something appropriate for them, it's fine!

suchafuss Thu 01-Sep-16 17:18:55

I have two friends that have done this. One gave me a photo frame and when i opend it a photo of a family i have never me fell out with a message to the person who gave it to me.
The other was a very expensive bath oil, only I have mobility issues and can only shower!

arethereanyleftatall Thu 01-Sep-16 18:20:11

I stick a post it note of who gave it to me on everything I plan to regift. That's most things.

My best stash was for dds birthday in November she had an external party who collected everything in a black bin bag. She had so much and was only 4, so after I sneaked a peek to write the thank you notes, that was her Christmas bag from Santa sorted.

blueturtle6 Thu 01-Sep-16 18:23:43

Just don't regift back to the person, especially if they have a good memory....

blueturtle6 Thu 01-Sep-16 18:25:36

Cross posted with witchend

Witchend Thu 01-Sep-16 18:28:28

grin
I didn't need a particularly good memory for that. I could see the imprint of the main part of the present and the corner where I'd caught the Sellotape when wrapping it.

Ladybird08 Thu 01-Sep-16 18:38:14

Please be aware of how long you have had the item for.
A relative once gave me a set of 3 pits October body lotions that I had given her daughter SEVERAL YEARS PREVIOUSLY! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
It was so old the lotion had separated and was like runny oil on the top hmm

Ladybird08 Thu 01-Sep-16 18:39:00

3 pots of body lotions

swisschocolate Thu 01-Sep-16 18:50:16

Regifting= sharing the crap twice

You didn't want it- why on earth would anyone else.

If you don't care enough about someone to buy them a thoughtful gift then dont bother. Just be honest with them. Tell them that they are not important enough to you to justify your time and money in choosing a gift. Stop exchanging gifts with them.

WamBamThankYouMaam Thu 01-Sep-16 19:06:09

No. I hate it. It's cheap and shits all over the sentiment of gift giving.

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