Regifting - for or against?

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Are you in favour of regifting?

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Postby Wayne » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:25 am

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Regifting or regiving is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift.

With Christmas out of the way and after a news story broke of President Trump regifting a present his son had bought him (by giving it back to his son as a present :lol: ), a debate occurred on this issue on a UK breakfast TV show this morning.

I'm conflicted on the issue, on the one hand I think I wouldn't have an issue regifting an item (the alternative is I throw it away or it gathers dust), on the other hand I understand those who think it's disingenuous and lacks gratefulness.
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Postby DOSSOME » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:13 am

If the alternative is to throw it away, then I'd rather regift though I'm not too sure about sending the gift back to the original sender as a new gift :lol:
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Postby Serby » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:15 am

From an exological perspective alone, def yes. If it's in good condition and useful, but would've end up in trash,, then I don't see why. This gifts culture went waaay too far and it might be a good idea to have less of it.
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Postby Colbie » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:30 am

I don't see why not! Ofcourse not to the original sender, but still them the present will be usefull instead of throwing it away or gathering dust
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Postby Michiel » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:34 am

Usually i do not. But i received so many bottles of wine that I just gave one to my parents. The one with the ugliest label of course, it did not fit my interior!
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Postby Thriller » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:37 am

I always re-gift wine and beer, I don’t drink it.

The bigger problem is wrapping paper, what a horrible waste.
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Postby Serby » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:38 am

Thriller wrote:I always re-gift wine and beer, I don’t drink it.

The bigger problem is wrapping paper, what a horrible waste.
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Postby aRat » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:50 am

For it ofc. This is how I get most of my "to gift presents" anyway :lol:
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Postby ludichris » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:35 pm

I initially thought it would be quite rude if the gift giver finds out, but nothing should be wasted or sat in a drawer when it could be given to somebody who will appreciate and use it. Money is always the best thing to give for this very reason.
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Postby Carbon » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:10 pm

genuinely read this as "Religion - for or against" and was like oooh Wayne is starting some serious heated discussion! then I opened the thread :lol:
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Postby stevyy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:41 am

I also re-gift alcohol (wine)... i don't use it.
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Postby MusicRecords » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:01 am

stevyy wrote:I also re-gift alcohol (wine)... i don't use it.
Sometimes your posts made me think you had two bottles yourself in one sitting :lol: :lol: :oops:
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Postby BeeBoy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:18 am

I think regifting is great. Why keep it if you don't need it, or worse throw it away. I probably wouldn't gift it back to the person who bought it since they probably thought they could make me happy with it but to someone else? Definitely yes. I never use wrapping paper tbh, such a waste
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Postby BeeBoy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:19 am

MusicRecords wrote:
stevyy wrote:I also re-gift alcohol (wine)... i don't use it.
Sometimes your posts made me think you had two bottles yourself in one sitting :lol: :lol: :oops:
That's why he doesn't need it :P
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Postby stevyy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:05 pm

MusicRecords wrote:
stevyy wrote:I also re-gift alcohol (wine)... i don't use it.
Sometimes your posts made me think you had two bottles yourself in one sitting :lol: :lol: :oops:
oh darling, I only use Vodka. :cry:
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Postby Serby » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:46 pm

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Postby beredy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:00 pm

If I do regift something I don't pretend it's a gift from me. I just come forward and say: "Hey I got this, but I don't use it/need it and I think it would be more useful to you, so here!" :lol:

But usually I get stuff I use. I rarely regift.
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Postby Carbon » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:53 pm

beredy wrote:If I do regift something I don't pretend it's a gift from me. I just come forward and say: "Hey I got this, but I don't use it/need it and I think it would be more useful to you, so here!" :lol:
Same. I always regift wine because I don’t like it.
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Postby spiritboy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:39 pm

I banned my friends from buying me presents/gifts. If they wanna reward me so much, they can give me a bottle of alcohol or they can take me to a dinner.
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Postby MusicRecords » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:51 pm

spiritboy wrote:I banned my friends from buying me presents/gifts. If they wanna reward me so much, they can give me a bottle of alcohol or they can take me to a dinner.
Come to Vienna and I’ll take u to dinner :P
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Postby Michiel » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:09 am

Carbon wrote:
beredy wrote:If I do regift something I don't pretend it's a gift from me. I just come forward and say: "Hey I got this, but I don't use it/need it and I think it would be more useful to you, so here!" :lol:
Same. I always regift wine because I don’t like it.
You do not like wine :o.
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Postby Carbon » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:24 am

Michiel wrote:
Carbon wrote:
beredy wrote:If I do regift something I don't pretend it's a gift from me. I just come forward and say: "Hey I got this, but I don't use it/need it and I think it would be more useful to you, so here!" :lol:
Same. I always regift wine because I don’t like it.
You do not like wine :o.
Nope, I find the taste unbearable, regardless of type or quality of the wine.

I'm not huge on alcohol in general aside from some drinks, but wine is like my least favourite of all :lol:
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Postby spiritboy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:28 am

MusicRecords wrote:
spiritboy wrote:I banned my friends from buying me presents/gifts. If they wanna reward me so much, they can give me a bottle of alcohol or they can take me to a dinner.
Come to Vienna and I’ll take u to dinner :P
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Postby spiritboy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:29 am

Carbon wrote:
Michiel wrote:
Carbon wrote:
beredy wrote:If I do regift something I don't pretend it's a gift from me. I just come forward and say: "Hey I got this, but I don't use it/need it and I think it would be more useful to you, so here!" :lol:
Same. I always regift wine because I don’t like it.
You do not like wine :o.
Nope, I find the taste unbearable, regardless of type or quality of the wine.

I'm not huge on alcohol in general aside from some drinks, but wine is like my least favourite of all :lol:
Try "blush". It's like rosé but better tasting. It doesn't even feel like you're drinking wine :D
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Postby Wayne » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:32 am

Ugh, I also despise wine. :lol: But it seems to be such a popular gift,

And lager, champagne/fizz, beer, cider of any kind.

The only alcohol I like is certain spirits - gin, dark rum, vodka.
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