The Do’s and Dont’s of Re-Gifting

So once again Christmas has come and gone and you have been left with a gift or two that didn't excite you as you ripped off the wrapping it is okay to re-gift these unwanted gifts?

Re-gifting has definitely become more socially acceptable in recent times but there are a few rules to follow....

  • DO'S
  • Only re-gift items that are brand new, unopened and unused.
  • Make sure that you remove any previous cards or tags....because that could be a tad embarrassing!!!
  • Re-wrap the gift....just in case the original gifter left a personalised note on the inside!
  • Make sure that you think the new recipient would genuinely like the gift.
  • Add a personal note/card.
  • DON'TS
  • Don't re-gift presents that were especially made for you by the gift giver.
  • Don't re-gift items that have special meaning or sentimental value.
  • Make sure that you don't re-gift in the same circle of friends from where the gift originally came!!
  • Don't re-gift just for the sake of de-cluttering, make sure that you believe your gift will be well received by the new recipient.


If in the end you don't think re-gifting is for you then consider giving your unwanted gifts to a charity or donating them to a school fete or the like, they will definitely be appreciated.

We'll let you in on a little secret....we sometimes re-gift!!!  Now do tell, are you a re-gifter from way back or do you just hide your unwanted gifts away in the back of the cupboard??  Come on, you can tell us 😉






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