11/27/12

Regifting? Tell Me and Enter to Win up to $100

Will you be regifting anything this year? A recent national survey done by Bookoo.com, the world's funnest darn tootin' yard sale community, reveals that 62% of gift-givers plan to regive presents this holiday season that they've already received. In fact, 92% of Americans said they believe it's perfectly acceptable to regift. Here are some other fun facts Bookoo uncovered in their survey:
  • 53.7% of people who regifted said they did so because they couldn't use the gift.
  • 62.2% said they did so because they thought someone else could be appreciate the gift.
  • Women are more likely to regift than men, a ratio of 3 to 1.
  • The most common items regifted are home decor, antiques, and books.
  • 53% of regifters rewrap the present to make it look new.
  • Regifters are most likely to give regifted items to friends, neighbors and colleagues.
Regifting items can certainly save money, but be very careful if you plan to regift because you just might get your gift added to the list below of the most embarrassing items people have received from a regifter:
  • Monogrammed items with someone else’s initials 
  • Two-year-old fruitcake 
  • Box of chocolates with bites taken out of several pieces 
  • Electric toothbrush 
  • Fingernail clippers 
  • False teeth 
  • Used toilet seat 
  • Outdated desk calendar 
  • Items the recipient had originally given to the gifter 
  • Toys with broken pieces 
  • Gift cards that were partially used
Bookoo.com wants to hear about your regifting stories! By sharing your story, you could win up to two $50 American Express Gift Cards to help with your holiday shopping. To enter to win, fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Only the first entry is mandatory; bonus entries increase your chance to win. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Giveaway ends at midnight ET on 12/8/2012. Good luck!

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About Bookoo
Based in Oswego, Ill., Bookoo offers a network of hyper-local online yard sales for hundreds of communities around the world. Each Bookoo site connects neighbors, allowing them to safely buy and sell their treasures locally, and to view a map of upcoming yard sales in their area. Free and easy to use, anyone can search and post items for sale on Bookoo.com or through the free mobile app for iPhone and Android. Inspired by their passion for finding hidden treasures at yard sales, brothers and yard sale fanatics, Adam and Austin Allgaier, founded Bookoo in 2004 and continue to expand into new markets worldwide. Today, more than a million people buy and sell just about anything on Bookoo every month. Join the world’s funnest darn tootin’ yard sale community at Bookoo.com!

Research Methodological Notes:
The Bookoo Regifting Survey was a national survey among 3774 Americans ages 21-years and over conducted between October 30 and November 5, 2010 using an online survey. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of responses and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 4.0 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if responses had been collected from all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
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175 comments:

  1. I've regifted quite a few times, but always make sure that there are no price tags, cards inside, or anything of the sort, before I wrap and give. I've heard too many horror stories of recipients finding photos in picture frames, cards inside of boxes, or stuff like that.

    Usually, when I regift, it's something I've been given that I know I won't use. I also always make sure to remind myself who gave me the gift, so I don't accidentally give it back haha.

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  2. I do but I try very hard to make sure that I never regift to the person who made me the gift! I also wait a while before doing it. I gave a friend of mine a lightup snowman. She asked if she had given it to me but I still had the card and showed her she didn't!

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  3. The one time I recall re-gifting was one of the crystal picture frames people give as wedding gifts. We got one even though we didn't register for one. A few months later an acquaintance (that I didn't really like) got married and invited us to the wedding. I sent them the crystal picture frame. Pretty sure they knew it was a regift, but, hey, they had a crystal picture frame on their gift registry. It just wasn't the one we sent them!

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  4. I received a gift that was already regifted before! I know that it was a Coach hand bag and I should have been happy, but this was a used purse that was given to a relative, and they used it for a short while and decided that I should have it for Christmas! I like the purse, but I do not think that you should regift a used item!

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  5. I re-gifted a really nice basket of Raspberry Bath Products that i could not use, the recipient loved it!!

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  6. Unfortunately my best friend re-gifted a wedding gift to me for our wedding and I remembered it, but didn't say anything but she did! She was like- well we couldn't use these but maybe you can? :(

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  7. I re-gifted a blanket and fuzzy sock set that my mother gave me. My daughter uses it all the time.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  8. About 5 years ago on Christmas, I gave my mom 2 pairs of socks...one red pair, one green pair. Last year she gave me the red & my daughter the green. Oops!

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  9. I regifted an unworn Chicago Bears jacket that was too small for me to my then boyfriend's little brother. It was a win-win as far as I am concerned.
    wendy_kroy(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I have re-gifted a few items over the years. It has usually been things like candles or things I already owned.

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  11. I got a george forman small grill at a christmas party and didnt need it so i gave it as a gift and saved money from buying that person my father in law a gift that year

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  12. I have belonged to a Bunco Club with friends for over 25 years. We get together once a month and gifts are always awarded at the end of the game. I have so many things I can't use that I have received over the years. It would be a sin NOT to regift. Though I have to remember not to regift them to my friends in the Bunco Club. I have received regifted items too. It is embarrassing when it's something you gifted them the year before, LOL.
    A friend once told me that her daughter-in-law gives her all the shampoos, soaps, etc..that she picks up all year at the Hotels she stays at. And I might add...some have been half used. AS a Christmas gift! How rude is that??? I don't care if I didn't like someone...I couldn't do something that tacky. angadair(at)nwcable(dot)net

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  13. One year I gave back a really nice wine caddy to my sister-in-law. Very embarrassing. Now very careful!!

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  14. I do occasionally regift, but am very careful about how and to whom! I most often regift gift cards--completely unused!--when I don't need something from that storeor restaurant myself.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  15. We have received several re-gifted gifts from one of my husband's colleagues. We know they have been regifted because they have someone else's name on the box or they have clearly been used. Funny!

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  16. I regift often, especially small gifts that I receive as a teacher. I usually save them for host/hostess gifts during the holiday party season. I never regift something handmade.

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  17. What comes around goes around

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  18. My sister bought me some perfume i didnt like so i regifted it to my friend

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  19. My grandmother regifted me a hairbrush which sounds ok but when I opened it I realized it contained hair already and then she explained she purchased it in a thrift store :(

    (d schmidt in rafflecopter)

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  20. Well, I have been on both ends of the 'regifting' scenario. I don't usually mind receiving a regifted item...unless it has been obviously used. When my husband and I got married 25 years ago, we must have gotten 5 ice buckets for wedding gifts! We kept 3 of them...but the remaining 2 we did 'regift'!
    shar(dot)donoho(at)comcast(dot)net

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  21. Traci Lynn Butler11/27/12, 3:10 PM

    I received a very nice set of candles and used they as thank-you gifts when I stayed with some out-of-town friends.

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  22. I don't like regifting because I hate it when they do it to me. I just give away to whomever needs it.

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  23. We had a secret santa party and I was the first to open a present. I got a bag of wax for a paraffin machine. But no machine. Of course no one wanted to "steal" my gift, so everyone made out well. I re-gifted that wax to a friend of mine who I know had a machine, and she loved it!

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  24. I do it all the time! I am always getting smelly soaps from my mother in law...I think she is telling me something...So I will regift them to others.
    mel

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  25. I see nothing wrong with regifting NEW UNUSED items I don't know anything I have received that has been regifted

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  26. I do this all the time with things I get that I wouldn't use and someone else would.
    Thanks for the contest.


    slehan at juno dot com

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  27. When we got married 35 years ago, one of the wedding presents we received was a musical china teapot that played Tea For Two. I am very sure that this was a re-gifted item. It was given to us by some friends of my husband's parents. No wonder "Granny" didn't want that useless gift - then she re-gifted it to us. We wrote a nice thank you note and donated the musical teapot to charity!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  28. I have never regifted and I'm not sure if I have received anything that was a regift

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  29. I do not regift. Well, at this point I haven't anyway. However, my mom regifted a new clothing iron to her new mother in law as she recieved two of the same for her Dec. 3rd. birthday, turns out that mom got confused as to whom gave it to her and it was from the new M-I-L, talk about embarassing. As a young teenager, I thought it was funny. Now they do too! Not so much back then though.

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  30. One of my wedding gifts was re-gifted. A woman from my church gave us towels. I'm pretty sure they were new because of tags, but they were different colors. I suspect she received them on more than one occasion. Some of them were bright red and others were dark purple!A few others were black! I didn't have the heart to re-gift them to anyone I knew since none of my friends are color blind!They went to charity. :)

    patrice@everydayruralty.com

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  31. my cousins regifted a make-up bag to me. it was empty but there was a tag on it that said $50. im sure the makeup that was in it cost $50 but they tried to make me think the bag cost that much

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  32. I have regifted kitchen platters. I already have so many! :)
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  33. I haven't done much regifting, but I do give items that I've won as gifts. My nephew has gotten a book and my mom got a set of pink ribbon utensils.

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  34. i regifted some girls toys that were to young for my daughter

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  35. I have regifted items to close family and friends when I think they will like an item more than I did. My mom always seems to have the opposite taste in things than me so she is perfect for regifting!

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  36. I regifted a small dog bed ( I have an 88 lb dog) to the animal shelter for their fundraiser. They were happy for the donation.

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  37. I have only regifted some perfume I got. I gave it to my sister. she loved it! I couldn't stand the smell.

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  38. No special stories, but I have re-gifted a number of times - I recall a coffee table book (because it was so perfect for a friend), a coffee bean grinder (I don't drink coffee) and a waffle maker (tp a friend that really wanted one). I try to do it thoughtfully. I did receive a re-gift one year that the friend who gave it to me had mentioned a month or so before saying how much she hated it LOL I hated it too and sold it on Ebay :)

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  39. I have regifted a purse to a friend before that someone else gave me that just wasn't my style. I made sure that the two people were not friends so that the person that gave me the purse originally wouldn't ask me where mine was if they saw my friend's!

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  40. I had a hairbrush set gifted to me that I regifted at a different get-together

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  41. Erica Barnes11/28/12, 11:21 AM

    I've regifted things from gift baskets of soap, lotion, and perfume.

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  42. some gifts are great for white elephant regifting

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  43. i regifted a crockpot to my mom, already had one and hers was old, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. one year we had a running joke who would get stuck with the fruitcake, it must have changed hands 5 times - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  45. I regift all the time. Mostly with gift cards.

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  46. We have a cow picture that is regifted every year to a family member. You never know who the "lucky" person will be that receives this special gift.

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  47. I have regifted things I already owned to people that I know would appreciate it and could use it!
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

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  48. I only regift if the item is new and one I know the person would really want. I just don't see keeping everything especially if I have no use for it but it is a great gift. Items I don't want...like the cheap vinyl like plastic purse someone gave me(I don't even carry a purse as a rule) I sent on to the Salvation Army so a child could have it or someone that liked it.

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  49. I've regifted perfume and lotion before to my friends.

    Amanda Sakovitz on RC

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  50. I regifted a gift card I did not want.
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  51. I regifted makeup that I did not think suited me and other enjoyed

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  52. A friend of mine dated my ex-boyfriend a year or so after we broke up. For Christmas, he gave her the present I gave him the year before! We still laugh about it 10 years later.

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  53. I once got a cake plate as a wedding gift and the first time I decided to use it, I took it out of the box and there was a really nice note to the people who had given it to me from the original giver. It was a nice cake plate though! ;)

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  54. This is about a gift bag rather than a gift. There are three of us in our office and there is one gift bag (it's pink, black and white) that we keep passing on from one to the other with a Birthday gift each year. Today was my Birthday, so today I got the gift bag. In January, I'll be passing it on to the next co-worker when her Birthday arrives.

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  55. i regifted books! every body loves a good book even if its already been read.

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  56. I regifted a bouncy chair because i got like 3 at my baby shower so i figured i would give one to someone else who was having a baby instead of exchanging it .

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  57. I regift to our gift exchange at work.

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  58. I regift candles and ornaments and small things like that quite often!

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  59. Once I regifted a very nice doggie sweater because my dog died

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  60. I have done that with candles because I have so many! (they were great-Yankee Candles)

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  61. I regifted wine, I think that is just fine!
    ladybugcda(at)hotmail (dot) com

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  62. I have regifted a slow cooker once because I already had one

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  63. I've regifted photo frames because I had too many already.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  64. I've regifted wine because I don't drink alcohol very often.

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  65. I regifted a bottle of wine once.

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  66. I have regifted fragrances that I've previously received but didn't like

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  67. I have actually never regifted

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. We/our collective family member have re-gifted the same old holiday candle for years. It's dusty and has bits missing form the edges. It's a standing joke. No one ever knows who will get it next.

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  69. I regifted candles to my aunt and she loved it!
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  70. whenever i get gift cards,even if i can use them,i like to give them to other people or buy something using the gift card for someone else. is that regifting?

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  71. I regifted an angel last year at a Christmas party. It was a pretty big size angel but had the tiniest head. It just looked funny.

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  72. I have never re-gifted anything.

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  73. i re-gift kids toys all the time. Sometimes the gifts are a little toy babyish for my son.

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  74. I got a bird feeder in a gift exchange game at the college where I work, and since I don't have a yard of my own, I gave it to my Grandma for her big yard and porch, and she liked it!

    -Hannah Avery
    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  75. I've regifted amy daughter's Christmas presents to her cousin a few times. My daughter is spoiled (from everyone) & ends up with a lot at Christmas (not to mention her bd is Jan 13th) So I usually end up giving one of her presents to her cousin for her bd. My sister regifted me a Magic Bullet one year. She got 2 & didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Regifting is ok by me if you think that someone else would enjoy it more than you. It's always the thought that counts in my book.

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  76. ashlee lewis walls12/1/12, 6:29 PM

    I have never regifted and as far as I know have never received a regifted item. I do have a close friend however that has been regifted the same item that she purchased for someone else 2 times in a row. Both items were things that the person had asked for.

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  77. im a big regifter especialy for birthdays i dont do christmas regifts though the last thing you want is for someone to open a gift in front of the person that gave it to you. i have regifted those tins of popcorn to houses at work cause i dont like them. id like to regift the shirts my grandmother makes me but they have to hang up in my closet for at least a year before i donate them to salvo. its mostly lotions and jewelry i dont like because people think they know you but dont and also gifts i get from clients at work. i try to remember its the thought that counts but im never sure what there thinking but i smile and thank everyone and put there name on it and put it in my gift closet

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  78. I have never regifted, but most of my friends do. One year for Christmas, a friend gave me a vase that had the Christmas tag in the box from someone who gave it to her as a present!
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

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  79. There were times when I regifted things to my friends or even their children.

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  80. I have regifted things to distant relitives

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  81. Someone once regifted me a used hair brush.

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  82. Audra Weathers12/1/12, 9:03 PM

    I don't think I've ever had something regifted to me and I've never done it. But...once my Dad gave me a stray cat for Christmas. I guess that's kind of regifting in a way. LOL Oh, and the cat ran away the next day. So sad but true.

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  83. I once received a personalized mug with someone else's name on it, apparently some people don't even bother to pay attention to it while re-gifting.

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  84. I regifted a purse a couple years ago. It just made sense to give it to someone who would like it rather than have it hang in my closet.

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  85. I've regifted items from co-workers...but make sure not to give to another co-worker.

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  86. Cindy Merrill12/2/12, 4:17 AM

    I regifted a totebag/insulated lunchbag set,still in their package, never opened. hope my aunt likes it.

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  87. I regifted some nail polish to my girlfriends.

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  88. we received 2 george forman grills for our wedding. re-gifted one a few months later to a friend that got married.

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  89. I regifted an outfit given to my daughter that was 2 sizes too small!

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  90. Often times people mean well, but don't know your tastes, size, food affinities, etc. So many of us regift because it is something we cannot use but see the value for someone else. At birthdays and holidays we usually have a laugh together as we may recognize something -new- that has been "seen before"..Regifted is wise and economical for all, no matter the budget you have to work with. It is only tacky or untasteful, when without thought you regist back to the same person, or leave tags on, or give someone something obviously used..( unless of course it is a family heirloom or piece of art, or something the receiver knows has sentimental value to you so they know it is a gift of the heart!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom

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  91. So far I haven't regifted and not aware of anyone regifting to me.
    I think it's OK to do under the right circumstances.
    Thank you.

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  92. I once regifted a basket of body wash because I rarely use it! There you have it :)!
    urbancwgrl84(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. My thrifty mother-in-law is famous for her regifting. lol Last year she gave me a Estee Lauder blush that came from a "gift with purchase" 10-15 years ago. No lie!
    vac 924 at gmail dot com

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  94. My friend didn't explicitly tell me she was regifting, but for my birthday one year she gave me a Bath & Body Works giftcard with the redemption code already scratched off.

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  95. I regift things to my daughter like fingernail polish, body washes and lotions. She loves to use those types of things where as I am not so much into it.

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  96. The only thing I have ever regifted was an unopened basket of bath and body items. (I always get so many for Christmas that there's no way I would be able to use them all!)

    Kerri, kerbear560 at yahoo dot com

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  97. I once received a gift where the original gift label was inside.

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  98. My mother in Law doesn't so much regift but I told her I'm going to start buying her gifts that I want because she always ends up giving them to me later anyway. But I have regifted before when things have been tight or I know someone would like the gift I got.

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  99. I don't have any re-gifting stories.

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  100. My mother regifted me a baby crib that had been my great great grandma's, my great-great grandma regifted it to my great grandma, and she regifted it to my mother

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  101. I regift all the time. I dont feel bad about it. I rather regift then waste something that someone else would love

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  102. I once received a pair of men's pajama pants. I'm a woman. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  103. I regifted roses to my mom, that still had a love note in it from my gf.

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  104. I was regifted this cheapest nail polish dryer that my sister in-law knew I didn't wear nail polish! hahaha!

    Wanda McHenry

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  105. Can't follow on GFC - they stopped that for new followers.

    Wanda McHenry

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  106. I have never re-gifted anything and haven't been re-gifted anything that I know of. However, I don't think there is anything wrong with re-gifting if someone else would use or like the gift when you yourself wouldn't.

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  107. I haven't regifted; not sure if anything has been regifted to me

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  108. I have regifted several items in the past one most notably being a beauty basket that I did not have any use for but the recipient was very happy with their gift. I don't know if anything has ever been regifted to me.

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  109. I am regifting some baby clothes this christmas that i received for my baby shower in october.. I already have way too many clothes for my daughter due next month and have a lot of family that have newborn babies, so this was perfect.

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  110. I've re-gifted books that I knew I wouldn't read again. My mom re-gifts food that our neighbors give us for Christmas, because we know we won't be able to eat it all.

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  111. I regifted a couple candles that I didn't like the scent of to some coworkers.

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  112. I have never regifted anything unless it was something I won that was brand new not sure if you'd consider that regifting. I've received regifted perfume before from my MIL thank you!

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  113. I was given a bag by a family member the family member who gave it to here was with me when I opened it and we laughed she said hey wait thats the one I gave her last Christmas she must not remember!

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  114. I'm pretty sure most of us (women)have re-gifted at least once or twice - and a goodly percent of us have gotten caught in at least one embarrassing way or another...

    And maybe I'm just another one of those rationalizing - although I think ANY KIND of Gifting should always be THOUGHTFUL - I hate waste - so as with any gift giving the THOUGHT that goes into it (giving gifts that you genuinely THINK the recipient will truly like!) matters more than whether YOU personally had to pay for it in cash.

    Just an aside: when I about 12 years old, my sister and I were spending the weekend at my Grandparents home. Being stuck there alone for a time, I got bored and started snooping around. I opened this one closet and it was filled to the brim with like every gift anyone had ever given her for years - untouched and still in the original boxes/packaging! It was unbelievable.

    I've thought about that scene so often over the years. Although my grandparents were of VERY (VERY!) modest means - it would never have occurred to Grandmother to re-gift - one had to KEEP gift - to do otherwise would be disrespectful!

    But I often wish we were a little older and could have bundled all those boxes up and taken them to a church or charity. It just seemed/seems like such a waste to let nice things go to waste...

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  115. I regifted a chocolate fondue set a couple months ago for a birthday gift. It's not that I didn't like it. It's that I already had one and knew the recipient would like to have one. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  116. I don't know if it's considered re-gifting but I won a $25 GC and because my niece's Birthday was that week I re-gifted it to her. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  117. I was given a scented body set by my sister, kept the bubble bath, and regifted the perfume back to her. I explained it first though and she was glad because she like the scent better.
    hey_wren@yahoo.com

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  118. I've regifted....if it something that I just won't use and I think it will make a better fit for someone else, I rewrap and regift!

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  119. I've regifted a lotion set before, I knew I wouldn't use it and the person I gave it to would

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  120. My Dad bought me a nice wine set, but I knew I wouldn't like the particular flavors he got me so I regifted for a friend the following month for her birthday!

    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  121. I was dating this guy several years back, and we went to his parents for Christmas. His folks gave me a bunch of old lotion sets, I could tell they were old because the store they came from had been closed for YEARS.

    Diana C
    unachica_latina (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  122. I received a Christmas themed bathroom towel set one year and I regifted it to my Great Auntie Antoinette three years later. She remembered and commented something about that I must not have liked them (true)! Her comment was not spiteful or mean, but I was so embarrassed.

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  123. some candles I re--gifted I had the same ones already

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  124. sheila musselman askins12/5/12, 8:28 AM

    i have re-gifted things like lotions, candles etc. things that maybe i dont care for the scent..but i know someone who would. I dont see anything wrong with it..as long as you dont give it back to the same person LOL

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  125. I got the Jackass 2 DVD regifted to me. I knew the person got it for their birthday and had already watched it. Bleh.

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  126. regifted a box of hand lotion and bath salts since I already had so much....but made sure the giftee was not the one that gave it to me

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  127. Oh man... I'm very pale, and I was regifted a makeup set that was for someone with a skin color at least 10x darker than me!

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  128. I regifted a fuzzy cat blanket. My daughter loves it!

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  129. My family always regift this one paper doll to a different family member every year and its always gets passed around to everyone after a few years.

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  130. I regifted one year when I had gotten many wedding gifts of small appliances from out of town relatives. When my younger brothers and sisters moved out on their own, I was the person who had all of the blenders and waffle makers a person could want :)

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  131. Rachel Miller12/6/12, 2:04 PM

    I am re-gifting some holiday glasses I received a few years ago....still in the box because we already had plenty :)

    -rachelm59@yahoo.com

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  132. I hate to re gift things so I am not much of a regifter.

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  133. I've gotten tons of bath things that I just won't use that I regift or give away as blog prizes. That's regifting, right? ;)

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  134. I regift gift cards when I don't like the store.

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

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  135. One year I regifted an assortment of Holly Farm cheeses I got from work to my step dad

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  136. I know some of those ugly dishes that I got for my wedding presents were regifted! :(
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  137. I mom always gives me her presents she gets from her friends

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  138. My mom gifted her friend a night gown. Now, she's way older than me, but we are both petite. In fact, I think I am taller than her, lol. So, for my birthday she gave me a night gown. LOL I guess she forgot my mom was the one who gave it to her in the first place.

    Marcy Rachel
    contact@marcyracheldesigns.com
    http://www.facebook.com/MarcyRachelDesigns

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  139. We have actually regifted a used toilet seat! First hubby used it for target practice, so it was full of holes & we gave it as a gag housewarming gift to my aunt!

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  140. I have never actually regifted anything I usually keep what I am given

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  141. i regifted a cologne to my hubby shhh lol

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  142. Allison (Allie Lanc on facebook)12/8/12, 12:53 AM

    I regifted a bath & body gift set I received from my boyfriend's mother one year. My skin is sensitive, so I knew I probably wouldn't use it anyways and that someone else would enjoy it more!

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    1. Allison (Allie Lanc on facebook)12/8/12, 1:01 AM

      I just thought of another time I regifted that was a close call. One year my grandmother (on my dad's side) gave me a pretty cuff bracelet for Christmas and I loved it, but I'm just not a big jewelry wearer, so the following year I put it in my mom's stocking with a few other things that I actually bought her lol. Well she decided to wear the bracelet when we went to my grandmother's house for me to have Christmas with them (dad's parents). She showed off the bracelet to my grandmother and my grandmother immediately said the the name of the designer who made the bracelet and I just freaked out and changed the subject lol. To this day my mom does not know that I regifted it. I might tell her sometime, she will probably laugh! I'm sure my grandmother knew it was the one she had given me the year before, but oh well she knows I'm not a big jewelry person anyways!

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  143. I have re-gifted some of those bundles with the bubble bath, soaps, loofahs, etc. I think I get at least two a year. If I don't re-gift them, I donate them.

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  144. i just re-gifted one last night at a party. I couldn't afford to buy the gift everyone was getting, so i did a similar type gift with what I had. The lady who got it (white elephant game) actually collected the item I brought! I guess I brought the right thing:)

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  145. I don't usually regift. But if something is new and I haven't used it, I will give it to my kids or other family. I don't mind regifting, as long as its new and unused.

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  146. I don't regift but I have gotten a blanket at a office Christmas party that I was told they had gotten from their mother-in-law. It was a throw and it was new so all was good. :-)

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  147. Kristy Mueller12/8/12, 11:25 AM

    I do not use the shampoos, conditioners, lotions, soap, mouthwash that are found in all hotel bathrooms so I put the unused items in a plastic bag and donate them to the battered womens shelter or Salvation Army. They really seem to appreciate them :)

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  148. This is my first year to regift and I am giving some handtowels with a holiday emblem on them. They are really pretty, brand new (of course) and nice towels, but I can't use them, so I am going to regift them to someone that I know can use them. It also helps with the budget for gifts.

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  149. I regift gift cards that I personally will never use. It's always a good gift.

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  150. I don't remember a specific story, but I have a closet where I always puts gifts I get that I know I won't use and would make good regifting options.

    frankandkatie at gmail dot com

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  151. I can honestly say that I've never regifted or been regifted!! Does that make me weird??? ;)

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  152. I can't think any thing that was regifted to me or regifting to anyone else.

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  153. I regift a lot! The last thing I regifted was a coffee basket. I used the basket on my desk but put the coffee in a nice tin that was also being regifted. :)

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  154. I don't regift. There are so many people in this house that there is ALWAYS something that everyone wants. It usually just works out perfectly.

    Val Pearson
    lastnerve2000 at gmail dot com

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  155. My sister has regifted many things to us...jewelry, notecards, scarves

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  156. I do not regift ever. As fas as getting regifted to, my daughter gave me a gift card she received before going into the NAVY but I think she didnt want it to go to waste.

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  157. I mostly regift gift baskets. They are so versatile and I get use and then someone else does.

    one2nvme at hotmail dot com

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  158. melissa griffith12/8/12, 4:05 PM

    I regifted a very large stuffed puppydog I received from a co-worker at our office Christmas party. I'm 32. I have a cat. I gave it to my friends toddler daughter. My friend knew the story behind it, we got a good laugh over it.

    melgriff4@yahoo.com

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  159. I re-gift all the time. It's especially good when you get one of the vague but nice "I don't know you that well but here's some food or a nice candle" type gifts from a co-worker or distant neighbor, 'cause then you can pass it on to another person in that category. Someone gave me warm fuzzy socks last year and I never even opened them, just kept them to give to my mother in law this year because she really loves fuzzy socks.

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  160. I've never really regifted anything. I try to use whatever people give me or give it to someone who needs it.

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  161. I have regifted a few times. Perfectly nice stuff I just didn't need or knew I would n't use. Like nice new in the box candle sets, baths sets, etc. There is one thing though, that get's regifted over and over again in my family. It is a horrificly ugly wooden flamingo yard stake! A great aunt of mine gave it to someone years ago. Ever since then for fun, someone else gets it gifted to them every Christmas. It circulates around the family. It is always fun to see who gets it every year! Usually the joke is that whoever gets it that year is on the naughty list of the person whom had it the previous year.

    GFC name :Mechele JOhnson
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

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  162. I only re-gift at the white elephant parties for work. That way anything hideous I get gets passed around!

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  163. brenda graver12/8/12, 6:23 PM

    i have regifted candles when someone gave me about 40 for christmas several years ago ............they made awesome hostess gifts

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  164. we have a candle that has been regifted sop many times between friends, I think it has shrunk about 2 inches! Nobody likes the scent and we keep pass it on!

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  165. I think a friend regifted an ugly beaded necklace to me.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  166. I re-gift any fragrant stuff. I'm not a fan.

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  167. I've re-gifted numerous un-personal gifts. But most of them were donation gifts.

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  168. My friend and I both gave birth around the same time, and someone from her church made her a baby blanket for her newborn son. My friend felt that the blanket had too much pink and purple color tones in it, so she regifted it to my new baby girl :) To this day, my now 7 year old, still loves her baby blanket :)

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  169. I've given away some puzzles and candles before.

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  170. Oh I have regifted many things and I do not feel badly about it either. One of my more recent items was a bottle of BBW lotion that had never been opened but I knew would smell like dog repellant on me. So I gifted it to someone I thought it would be a good smell on, without the dog repellant factor. ;)

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  171. I have regifted many things that I know I wouldn't use and someone else would. Like a bottle of wine because Hubby and I don't drink I knew this would be a wonderful gift for someone else.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  172. My nanny's son regifted a free bowling bag that was part of a promo for men fragrance ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  173. I regift only items that I know I can't use like a knife set..I don't like big knives so I give them to others who like to do a lot of cutting in the kitchen.thanks simms3710@yahoo.com

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  174. I have only regifted candy that I did not like...and knew others would.

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