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Thread: Regifting - for or against?

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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 09:25



    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 ), 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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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 10:13

    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

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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 10:15

    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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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 10:30

    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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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 10:34

    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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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 11:37

    I always re-gift wine and beer, I dont drink it.

    The bigger problem is wrapping paper, what a horrible waste.

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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 11:38

    Quote Originally Posted by Thriller
    I always re-gift wine and beer, I dont drink it.

    The bigger problem is wrapping paper, what a horrible waste.
    Agree 100%!
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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 11:50

    For it ofc. This is how I get most of my "to gift presents" anyway
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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 18:35

    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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    by Thu December 27th, 2018, 19:10

    genuinely read this as "Religion - for or against" and was like oooh Wayne is starting some serious heated discussion! then I opened the thread

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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 02:41

    I also re-gift alcohol (wine)... i don't use it.

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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 08:01

    Quote Originally Posted by stevyy
    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
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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 10:18

    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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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 10:19

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicRecords
    Quote Originally Posted by stevyy
    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
    That's why he doesn't need it

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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 14:05

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicRecords
    Quote Originally Posted by stevyy
    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
    oh darling, I only use Vodka.

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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 17:00

    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!"

    But usually I get stuff I use. I rarely regift.
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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 17:53

    Quote Originally Posted by beredy
    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!"
    Same. I always regift wine because I dont like it.

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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 19:39

    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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    by Fri December 28th, 2018, 20:51

    Quote Originally Posted by spiritboy
    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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    by Sun December 30th, 2018, 12:09

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon
    Quote Originally Posted by beredy
    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!"
    Same. I always regift wine because I dont like it.
    You do not like wine .
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    by Sun December 30th, 2018, 12:24

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel
    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon
    Quote Originally Posted by beredy
    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!"
    Same. I always regift wine because I dont like it.
    You do not like wine .
    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

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    by Sun December 30th, 2018, 12:28

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicRecords
    Quote Originally Posted by spiritboy
    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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    by Sun December 30th, 2018, 12:29

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon
    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel
    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon
    Quote Originally Posted by beredy
    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!"
    Same. I always regift wine because I dont like it.
    You do not like wine .
    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
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    by Sun December 30th, 2018, 12:32

    Ugh, I also despise wine. 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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