Raise your hand if you have ever re-gifted!
I have! I think it is fun. If I haven't opened it and I see that one of my friends would like it better, I give it to them! I don't do it a ton. Maybe just one time each holiday season. But why not?
By the way, if you have re-gifted something to me, don't worry! I think it is juuuust fine.
I also like to garage sale and Craigslist. I kind of subscribe to the idea of "one man's trash is another man's treasure". Does it mean I am a junk collector? No way! I only buy the expensive stuff. I am a label snob at the garage sales. My favorite is Pottery Barn!
Anyway, one year I did however make a fatal mistake! I re-gifted food...
Let me tell you what happened.
I received an apple from a client. I thought it was very sweet that she bought me something. When I got it though, it was not a normal apple. It was one that looked like this.
It was so impressive that it was intimidating! At the time, it was just Michael and I. We hadn't had the boys yet. I had no idea how I was going to eat it. It was from Nordstrom and it was wrapped so beautifully. I noticed the end of one of the ribbons was a little worn. I laughed and thought she probably got intimidated and re-gifted to me.
It sat in my counter for four days. Michael and I both kept deciding it was too pretty to eat. We decided to spread the joy and bring it to my mother-in-law for Christmas. As soon as she saw it, she said, "It's beautiful but how in the heck do you eat it?" We laughed but I never revealed that I had re-gifted it. She never did open it and share it with the group.
A week later, we went to Michael's grandmother's house. I looked over and saw the same damn apple on her counter with a new bow on it! I asked her about it and she said, "Your mother-in-law gave it to me but it was so huge and beautiful, that I thought I would bring it to my sister's. But the bow looked yucky so I replaced it. Do you think she will know?"
Michael and I looked at each other and just started laughing!!
We explained our story and the whole room started laughing!
We joked about the fact that the apple was probably two years old just going from house to house!
So, the moral of this story is re-gifting is ok as long as it is not food!
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