Regifting | VideoKristin Clouston | 12/24/2012
Over the years re-gifting has gotten a bad wrap, but come on, we`ve all been tempted.
"Sometimes ya gotta get rid of that fruitcake and ya just have to do it," said Lynn Wolf.
Re-gifting. Do you know what that is?
"You know, I haven`t really done very much re-gifting in my experience," said Brian Marcus.
Sometimes it`s the last person you`d expect.
"I`ll confess. I have done it," said Bonnie Kisch.
"I like re-gifting. I know that I have had gifts that have been re-gifted to me, especially for my wedding. So I`m okay with re-gifting on occasion," said Joan Knoll.
Do you have a gift closet?
"Yes I do," Kisch said.
Others have no shame.
"My thoughts on re-gifting? Please! I love to have gifts that come back, something I gave you last year. I like getting that back myself. A matter of fact, I prefer to give gifts that I get back myself," said Marlo Anderson.
"I`m all over it. Absolutely. If it`s something you don`t like turn around and give it to somebody who will like it," said Nancy Phelps.
Some try to justify the act
"If I have something I`m not gonna use and someone else is going to, give it away. It`s basically recycling," said Naomi Danschan.
Just make sure you follow the rules.
"My thoughts on re-gifting are if you are giving to someone who is in a different place and a different town and not related you can probably get away with it assuming you take the card out of the gift," said Kelvin Hullet.
"As long as it`s not used. Something you never opened. That would be okay," Knoll said.
Have you ever gotten something you were suspicious was a re-gift?
"A rubber chicken. I did get a rubber chicken one time," Marcus said.
Chances are someone might be getting that chicken this year.
When receiving any gift, it`s important to remember it`s really the thought that counts.