I’ve done it, Johnny’s done it and maybe you have to. Regifting is the topic of the day. Personally, I felt guilty when I regifted a present. The only time I regift now is when it’s a ‘Texas Gift Exchange’ type event, but maybe it’s something you do often.
Here are 6 things to keep in mind when regifting according to Louise Fox,
director of Protocol Solutions and The Etiquette Ladies.
Not last season, but THIS season. It should be unopened, never
played with, never worn, washed or tried out.
Be sure the person who gave
you the gift doesn’t know (or know of ) the person receiving the gift.
money. Keep in mind that the
gift you give is a reflection of you and your taste.
has hand-made for you. Items created for you have more worth because it’s more than just money invested. The hurt feelings of the maker far surpass
the value of the gift should your regifting transgration be discovered.
gift and attach new bows or ribbons.
So there you have it! 6 regifing rules for you to follow this Christmas season and into the New Year. Keep in mind that the above rules are for when the regifting is "hush hush". If the item is a family heirloom or upholding a gift tradition of passing something down to various family members, be proud that it’s a regift and also pass along the story of the item and previous owners in celebration of their memory.