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To re-gift or not to re-gift?

That is the question.

Did you know that National Re-gifting Day is December 22?


Look most of the time gifts are perfect. But occasionally there are those that just don’t hit the mark. Maybe you got a candle that you are highly allergic to the scent or could it be that the scent reminds you of something you would rather forget and you just don’t like the scent? What to do? Keep, donate or sell? Tis the season for giving, so would you re-gift it?   Did you already re-gift it to your neighbor, child’s teacher or the babysitter? Are you sure you didn’t get that from the babysitter?


OK I am all for re-gifting. But there are some rules:


Rule #1 –        Do not re-gift to the person who give it to you.

Rule #2 –        Do not re-gift to someone who would know who that gift actually came from.

Rule #3 –        Make sure you remove the card or gift tag from inside the box.

Rule #4 –       Don’t keep stuff you don’t like just because someone gave it to you.

Rule #5 –        Don’t keep stuff you can’t use just because someone gave it to you.

Rule #6           Don’t keep stuff you will not use just because someone gave it to you.

Clutter can sneak up on us. Clutter can come in many ways. From the sale of holiday decor or plastic forks unless you need holiday décor or are planning a large casual party you don’t need to buy it just because it is on sale. “Don’t need”= equals clutter.

Clutter overwhelms and can grow. The best thing to do is keep it in control by limiting the space you allocate for any specific thing. Also, a key to being organized is to have a place for everything and you will be able to have everything in its place.

So have you re-gifted a gift? Why? Did the recipient enjoy it?

Thanks Pamela


#overwhelmed #clutter #organized #momlife #family #gift #regift


I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

29 thoughts on “To re-gift or not to re-gift?

  1. This is where gift receipts and leaving the tags on items comes in handy. I will cover the price, but not the bar code, on a gift to make returns that much easier. If I don’t like a gift I take it back and get something I do like. If I can’t take the item back either I donate it to charity, put it out on a garage sale.

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  2. I usually try give a gift receipt when I give a gift. That way they do not feel they have to keep it. I am good with re gifting and the rules you have posted are very wise. I have given items to charity or asked my kids if they would like things. You just never know who might want something you received and really did not want.

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