May 19, 2024

How To Regift Properly

It’s finally December, which means it’s time to figure out what you’re getting your relatives and friends this year for Christmas. But, it’s hard to figure out anything if you don’t know what to get them or don’t have any money. So what’s the next best option? Regifting. Of course, regifting shouldn’t be your first resort, but sometimes it’s necessary. Here are ways you can properly regift for the holidays without hurting anyone’s feelings.

Original gifter

Do not regift to the person who got you the gift (unless you really want to make them feel bad. Regifting to the same person says two things: You didn’t like their gift and you forgot that they had even gifted it to you in the first place.

Gifts that are out of date

Gifting something that was popular or trendy ten years ago is a big giveaway. Old merchandise Is usually hard to find in stores or online, so whatever story you come up with won’t be very believable. For example, don’t regift a Bath and Body Works perfume set that’s been discontinued for a while.

Make it personalized

If they don’t like Taylor Swift, don’t give them your Taylor Swift album. Gifting something that they don’t have an interest in makes it seem like you don’t know or listen to what they like. It might even end up being recycled again.

Put in effort

The thing you’re regifting won’t be in perfect condition. Because of this, make sure that you put effort into the decor and wrapping so that the person getting it thinks that you put thought into the gift.

Gifts of value

Make sure that the gift you choose has some value to it. Getting an old and torn-up book for Christmas won’t make you feel the greatest about reading it, so don’t give one to someone else.

On display

If you’re gifting to someone that has been in you’re bedroom or house before, it’s best not to choose something that has been on display in your home. They might not recognize it, but it’s best to be safe than sorry.


Sources:

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/a29251637/regifting-etiquette-rules/

https://www.ramseysolutions.com/budgeting/10-rules-of-regifting