12.20.2013

Re-gifting - Feedback Friday






This morning, as I packaged up a box of candy I received from a friend earlier this month along with a free $10 gift card I got in the mail for my new (compromised) Target Card into a reused Christmas bag, The Big Guy shook his head. I handed the bag to my son to give to his 5th grade teacher with a "What?!?" look on my face and I knew what he was thinking.

"There she goes again."  I'm a compulsive re-gifter. When I received the box of candy my kids lunged for it when I got home.  "I wouldn't open that if I were you!" I heard The Big Guy say "Mom probably has a plan for that."  Come on, it was so fancy and pretty and already boxed up so nice!  It would be a great re-gift!

I have a whole cabinet in the basement filled with little re-gift selections. It's like shopping from home!

It's Feedback Friday...

Please tell me I'm not the only one who re-gifts!

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  1. No, I do it. too, Though not as often as I used to. I am tempted to re-gift a couple of Bath and Body Works cards I recently received. I had already visited that store and stocked up, so...they won't get used by me any time soon. I'm also a "returner". I can't help it - I already own a lot of crap and sometimes I just can't stand to have more!

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    1. I agree, we manage pretty well all year round to have a one in, one out rule, but when it comes to Christmas it's more like 30 in, 30 out...but we've had to go buy the 30 to go out!! (I'm guessing on the numbers there, sometimes it's safest not to count how many we're getting for!)

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  2. Did it this morning. Hubby needed a gift for a gift exchange and we wrapped up the Starbucks's gift cards he got last year.

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  3. Me, too! It's the Sisterhood of the Travelling Gifts, right? ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  4. I feel like yelling like Al Roker right now..."My people!!!" You all "get" me!

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  5. Yes! I am a fourth grade teacher and have been one for many, many years. I regift almost all of my teacher gifts. That doesn't mean I love my students any less, but seriously how many "Best Teacher" mugs do I need? They go to my church's yard sale or some other worthy cause. I get so much chocolate - I open the box and put it in the teacher's room. My husband is diabetic and I struggle with my weight - I have to regift it. The only teacher gifts I keep are the gift cards for coffee, books or office supplies. Does this make me a bad person? I hope not.

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    1. It's a shame you can't let your student's parents know what you need by way of supplies in the run up to Christmas so that you can be given useful things!! It might seem like you're asking for gifts though!

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    2. p.s. do the number of 'best teacher' mugs equate to the quality of your teaching? Maybe there are teachers out there wishing for a best teacher mug but because you're too good they're never getting them! :P

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  6. I regift like a mad woman! You are definitely not alone. If it's not something I can use, I'll find someone who can. No shame.

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    1. Exactly, just think of all the landfill you're saving by giving it to someone who CAN use it!

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  7. I've got a plastic tub under my bed and as soon as my husband and I have finished opening the gifts I'll split them into keep, regift or donate. Seriously, some of the junk we're given I'd be ashamed to give to someone else, but it might be worth 50p of anyone's money in a charity shop!

    I try to not throw anything away though, that's wasteful, so I'll go to all lengths to try and re-gift or donate!

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