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To give chocolate received as gifts away?

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Horsemad Sun 08-Feb-15 22:37:02

So fed up with receiving chocolate as Xmas/birthday presents, despite dropping massive hints after Xmas, I have received yet more for my birthday.
I know I sound ungrateful but just because I love chocolate, doesn't mean I want it every Xmas/birthday.

WorraLiberty Sun 08-Feb-15 22:39:04

They're good to re-gift as long as you store them properly, so YANBU.

nocoolnamesleft Sun 08-Feb-15 22:40:01

Depends. What quality of chocolate are we talking?

Bluepants Sun 08-Feb-15 22:40:42

I do think chocolate if given repeatedly is a thoughtless present.

CountingThePennies Sun 08-Feb-15 22:41:37

What chocolate is it?

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sun 08-Feb-15 22:41:45

Mmmmm give them here if they are ferrero rocher or toffifee

Eva50 Sun 08-Feb-15 22:41:54

I re-gift lots of things. I consider it recycling.

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sun 08-Feb-15 22:42:05

Or twilight

TooSpotty Sun 08-Feb-15 22:44:21

I regift them all the time. I do think it's a pretty uninspired present. I don't eat a huge amount of chocolate anyway and for the past couple of years have been openly on a very low sugar diet, and still get them! I regift them as a 'thank you for having me for dinner' thing rather than an occasion present.

Blondie1984 Sun 08-Feb-15 22:44:39

Only if you are confident the person you give them to would want them

chocolatemademefat Sun 08-Feb-15 22:45:57

Can I send you my address?

Horsemad Sun 08-Feb-15 22:46:48

Hotel Chocolat, some fancy M&S chocs, (2 lots) a 'champagne' bottle full of Celebrations hmm

Considering donating it to the local Lions for an upcoming event they have...

snice Sun 08-Feb-15 22:47:33

Its funny but I felt childishly disappointed recently that no-one gave me any chocolates on my birthday!

CuttedUpPear Sun 08-Feb-15 23:03:49

I've recently started HRT and have developed an overwhelming need for quality chocolate every evening.

Please send them to me, I neeeeeeeeed them

<begs on knees in unseemly fashion>

WalkingThePlank Sun 08-Feb-15 23:07:39

Totally agree. Am sick of gifts of chocolate and body lotion. #ungrateful

Horsemad Sun 08-Feb-15 23:07:59

I forgot the Guylian caramel chocs and a box of mixed Ferrero Rocher I also received.

<Feeling a wee bit mardy>

nocoolnamesleft Sun 08-Feb-15 23:09:14

I'll happily take the HC off your hands.

NormHonal Sun 08-Feb-15 23:11:45


I either donate them to the next charity raffle or take them when I pop to a friend for drinks, or even as a play date thank you if it's been as a favour. Anything to get rid of the bloody things!

Rosieliveson Sun 08-Feb-15 23:11:54

I don't think YABU as the money you save buying chocolates for others can be used on yourself

Horsemad Sun 08-Feb-15 23:18:26

Do you know - I'd rather people didn't give me a present if all they can think of is chocolate angry
God, that sounds so bloody awful but it does annoy me. sad

CuttedUpPear Sun 08-Feb-15 23:20:55

I'll take your thoughtless friends off your hands too then.

TooSpotty Sun 08-Feb-15 23:26:08

I don't get presents from anyone but family. No friends here. But the family are determined. Also my MiL has decided, after my politeness in saying thank you for what I thought would be a one-off gift, that my favourite ever chocolates are a brand I dislike, and now buys me enormous boxes of them (very kindly).

Horsemad Sun 08-Feb-15 23:30:36

CuttedUpPear - they are inlaws: you are quite welcome to them! grin

AnnieMorel Sun 08-Feb-15 23:32:10

I get a LOT of chocolate give to me at Christmas from customers & much better, loads of wine.

I always give the chocolate away.

FightOrFlight Sun 08-Feb-15 23:37:15

I take them into work for my colleagues to scoff or give them to friends.

I've been vegan for ages but still end up with a heap of Thorntons etc. from non-family gift givers.

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