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Havingabeer Fri 05-Dec-14 12:11:27

Feeling a bit guilty but I always get things like hand cream and body lotion. I could opens shop with the amount I aquire. Is it so bad to re gift this stuff, or does everyone feel the same way about hand cream and body lotion?

KingJoffreysHasABigWhiteBeard Fri 05-Dec-14 12:13:52

I got hand cream and foot cream from my SiL for my birthday...

...which I'd given her for her birthday.

grin

She's a bi-atch.

SaucyJack Fri 05-Dec-14 12:16:09

I wouldn't be impressed, but then I don't like getting smellies as a present anyway- unless it's Viv Westwood perfume.

One year I got a set of four body lotions in four different scents from someone, and then a set of four different types of moisturiser in one scent from someone else.

Merry fucking Christmas to you too.

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Dec-14 12:19:16

I would.
Or school tombola prizes!

Havingabeer Fri 05-Dec-14 12:24:42

Or charity I suppose. But would anyone buy? On the flip size I love shower gel gifts

bubalou Fri 05-Dec-14 12:25:42

I think it's completely reasonable - as long as the person you are giving it to will like it.

DS got given the same Ben 10 puzzle 3 times for his birthday. I bought him something else and used the 2 extras as birthday gifts for his friends.

I don't see the point in wasting some things. smile

DramaAlpaca Fri 05-Dec-14 12:28:59

Fragranced hand cream and body lotion brings me out in a rash. You'd think my friends would know this, but I still get given the stuff sad. I keep it in a drawer & donate it to tombolas or the charity shop.

JackSkellington Fri 05-Dec-14 12:30:54

I always seem to get at least one hand cream and nail file set... it's always the small, soft type of nail file which bends and breaks after the tiniest bit of pressure is put on it, and scented hand cream (which I can't use). confused

That said, at least I wasn't forgotten about. They do end up sitting in my room then being thrown out after a year or so, though.

TheCowThatLaughs Fri 05-Dec-14 12:31:35

I got a set of toiletries from exmil that I suspect has gone through several hands prior to being given to me because it looks very tatty grin. I will probably pass it on too. It's the thought that counts

tobeabat Fri 05-Dec-14 12:42:04

I gave a load to the foodbank collection at school...they'd asked for extras like toiletries. Good way of getting rid of moisturisers, bath stuff, etc in a way that might actually be useful!

JennyBlueWren Fri 05-Dec-14 12:48:11

Some things I regift (normally candles) others I send to charity shops. I used to keep them but realised the giver wouldn't want me to keep it in a box under the bed!

Lariflete Fri 05-Dec-14 13:01:06

Yeah, I re-gift things. The people who give me them want to do something nice for me so I reckon they'd be happy that I got use from them even if it wasn't the original purpose.
I'd be happy for them to do that with anything I'd given them (as long as they don't give them back to me!)

Fresh01 Fri 05-Dec-14 13:01:39

Woman's Aid are always looking for unopened toiletry type gift sets to give women who have to flee their home with nothing at x-mas time. Same with children's gifts.

Flossyfloof Fri 05-Dec-14 13:03:38

It is hard though to get my local Women's Aid to collect. I have offered them stuff a few times. For obvious reasons you can't deliver and they have never followed through with arrangements to collect. Nice idea though.

Fresh01 Sat 06-Dec-14 14:16:15

Our Woman's Aid don't collect but if you call them they will give you an address for their administration centre where things can be dropped off.

PurplePidjin Sat 06-Dec-14 14:45:27

I asked on my local facebay selling site as have a load of unsold-at-fundraiser but good condition cuddlies needing a home. I had several responses includiing someone who also runs a local shop offered to let me drop off to her to preserve the anonymity of the actual refuge. Might be worth you asking on yours if anyone has contacts?

DaisyFlowerChain Sat 06-Dec-14 16:19:29

I give mine to the school fair or charity. You see so often on here that you can't go wrong with hand cream for teachers gifts etc but lots of people have a preferred scent or just don't use it.

avocadotoast Sat 06-Dec-14 16:34:27

I would! As long as you don't give it back to the person who gave you it then it's fine.

simbacatlivesagain Sat 06-Dec-14 16:46:35

No. Re-gifting is never acceptable (sorry). If you don't care enough about someone to get them a carefully selected gift then why bother giving them a gift at all. Just be honest and end the cycle of endless giving of tat between families and friends. You get carp because you give carp and we are all so commercialised that we think that we have to give endless gifts.

End the cycle. It is very liberating. Only give gifts to a select few who you really value.

littleleftie Sat 06-Dec-14 17:02:13

But Simba not all regifting is crap is it? What if you get a really expensive bottle of wine and you don't drink? What if you are given a perfume that you don't particularly like but you know your friend loves it?

Or a beautiful scarf and you have an identical one already? I could go on......

simbacatlivesagain Sat 06-Dec-14 17:07:23

Wine taste is as personal as underwear- it isn't 1 size fits all. Wine as a gift should be as well chosen as anything else.

Perfume- it is unlikely to be their absolute favourite make isn't it- you are saying something that they might like because they like similar.

Scarf- sounds like tat recycling to me- giving anyone an identical scarf to one you have is odd!

simbacatlivesagain Sat 06-Dec-14 17:09:32

To clarify- taking a bottle of wine that you have been give along to a party or dinner- fine.

Giving it as a personal gift to a good friend- not fine.

HamPortCourt Sat 06-Dec-14 17:26:45

My aunt gave me a bottle of my favourite perfume once because someone had given it to her and she felt it was too young for her, so yes Simba it does happen fgrin

Why would it be odd to give someone a scarf the same as you have? I just don't get it?

I am glad my friends are happy to give me bottles of wine fsmile I have never thought of it as a "rude" present to give or receive leftie

simbacatlivesagain Sat 06-Dec-14 17:33:33

HamPortCourt- its not rude - its just not personal and if you dont care enough about someone to give them a personal gift then why bother at all? Wine isnt just wine- most people dont like just anything- they have a favourite wine type.

simbacatlivesagain Sat 06-Dec-14 17:35:20

HamPortCourt- did she know it was your favourite or was it just random regifting that got lucky?

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