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Re gifting etiquette?

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HandbagCrazy Sat 08-Nov-14 23:38:37


We're on a budget this Christmas and I'm almost done with the shopping.

As part of a clear out I now have a pile of cookbooks in my dining room that I've never used. They're all good books (Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey etc) that my DH received as gifts but has never opened.

Both my family and his are into cooking and I am giving all of them a mini hamper alongside their gifts. Can I regift some of these books to go with the hampers? Or is that tight?

I was originally going to sell them but would rather give them to people who will use them and save the trouble.

nic013 Sat 08-Nov-14 23:48:45

I think that's a great idea. I have loads of cook books that I rarely use. Better to re gift than throw away and if it's part of a hamper you could add things that compliment the book

o0 Sun 09-Nov-14 00:23:19

I think it's a great idea, not tight at all, especially as they'll be part of a gift.

I'm happy for people to re gift things I've given them. Sometimes I don't get it quite right and I'd rather they sent it on to someone who'll love it.

sweetsomethings Sun 09-Nov-14 01:15:54

Go for it i would. You have not used them so don't see the problem with re gifting them.

AlpacaMyBags Sun 09-Nov-14 01:35:57

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HangingInAGruffaloStance Sun 09-Nov-14 09:32:43

That's a great idea. Just check no one has put a message inside!

SkullytonFlowers Sun 09-Nov-14 09:47:59

as long as the books dont go back to the original gifter its fine ;)

Nocturne123 Sun 09-Nov-14 09:58:47

I think it a lovely idea especially as you said they are all into cooking . I'm also thinking of hampers this year

KnackeredMuchly Sun 09-Nov-14 10:02:05

Good idea! Just check they've not been inscribed

HandbagCrazy Sun 09-Nov-14 11:07:43

Thank you!! I saw them piled up and thought how nice it would be to give them alongside the hamper then started to doubt myself and whether it is the done thing or not.

I'm putting them in the spare room with the rest of the presents now smile

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