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Dancergirl Fri 08-Jul-11 22:44:33

Following on the from the other post about the mum saying they already had one (which I thought was very rude btw)....what do you do with presents your child gets but doesn't like/already has? Is it ok to keep them to give to someone else another time?

I always insist on good manners from my children - say thank you graciously and write thank you letters if necessary. But sometimes they get things they're not keen on so I suggest to them that x or y might like that. I feel slightly awkward doing this though.

skybluepearl Fri 08-Jul-11 23:15:44

i always text/email/phone/write to thank the giver.

rare unwanted/identical gifts go in pressie cupboard. i think of it as recycling.

HelloKlitty Fri 08-Jul-11 23:20:07

I put them away until I need a pressie for another child. I alys buy kids craft sets...even a duplicate can be use for parts!

wigglesrock Fri 08-Jul-11 23:38:13

HelloKlitty I buy Barbies for the same reason grin

debivamp Fri 08-Jul-11 23:41:27

We recycle everything in our house, including some pressies. Best presents that DS got for her 6th birthday was cash. She managed to get £60; strangely all the money presents came from boys. She loved it - she bought an Irish dancing wig with the money. I had told her that i would not buy one for her, but it was her money soo.......

Clary Sat 09-Jul-11 00:26:29

Yes I regift too.

Please make sure it's not to the same person tho! And in fact I try to avoid anyone they would know well IYSWIM. Best idea is to pass it down a child (eg DD's duplicates go to DS2's friends - well it sometimes works! grin)

muminthemiddle Sat 09-Jul-11 00:27:58

pml at that debivampxxxxx

debivamp Sat 09-Jul-11 00:35:14

you should see her dance in the wig - she actually looks good - but only with the dress etc on. normal clothes - she looks very strange - still love her though and am proud mum when she wins trophies and medals....

cat64 Sat 09-Jul-11 00:51:09

Message withdrawn

iscream Sat 09-Jul-11 01:08:04

I have always donated them after a period of time has passed. But I see nothing wrong with re gifting as long as the original giver never ever finds out.

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