I've been doing this for a while, and when I told one of my friends, she thought it was a rude an ungrateful attitude to have towards gift giving, thought that counts, cheap etc.
Here's the thing, if I don't like my gift, and another of my friends may like the gift more, surely it's not rude to re-wrap it and give it to them. It's brand new. Not been used. Seal hasn't broken, it's just been unwrapped.
As well as this, it means I save my time having to shop for someone else and money, when there's a perfectly good gift which I don't want. Not to mention my room isn't cluttered with things I'm not using. I do this a lot to perfumes, or general hand/body lotion gift sets, bath gift sets, make up (there's usually a set brand I like to use), scarves (I have 4 already), bags, jewelry etc.
I had my birthday a month ago, and Christmas just gone - so I have a load of gifts ready to re-wrap for the birthdays/celebrations I'm invited to this year. I may even use the same gift bag it came in.
Does anyone else do this?
I'm lucky in that the majority of gifts that I get are great, but on the odd occasion someone gives me something I'm really not going to use, I see nothing wrong in giving it to someone else at some point. Surely it's better doing that than it just sitting there never being used, or being thrown away?
When I get someone a gift, I do so because I want to give them something that they can use. If they use it themselves then that's great - but if they gift it to someone else then that's also fine, because it means they don't have to spend money on another gift, so the gift I gave them was still useful. Hope that makes sense haha.
EDIT: Just make sure there are no labels on the things, and also that you don't give them straight back to the same person they came from in the first place!
I've only done this a couple times. I feel bad doing it but as long as the person doesn't find out there's no harm in it really
I usually get a few from my family and give them to friends (not under any pretenses) or to charity shops... I know that's bad but otherwise they will just sit in a draw unused. At least this way they do get used.
Not really, most of my presents are something I really like. Although I have re-gifted selection boxes and other chocolates before.
I did it once actually, it was more for the novelty factor, I really planned it out.
It was a school secret Santa gift and I kept it for the year and sent it the next year.
Personally I wouldn't do it. I guess I've been lucky getting gifts that I like.
I always do it with body wash sets etc. I can't actually use most of the ones I receive (eczema), so I don't see why they should sit unused when someone else could use them.
My sisters and I do it all the time with presents we hate. We don't want to keep them, yet we don't want to chuck them, so the next best option is to give them to people who might like them.
Heck no. The most I've ever done is give somebody else a bottle that was given to me by work/a friend/a colleague. I'd never re-wrap an actual present.
Haha, I definitely don't do this. I see the logic in it, although it may come across as a little insensitive to the person who has bought the gift for you. If i found out someone had did that with what i got them, i think i'd be a little offended.
Definitely re-wrap them and pass them on... you can think of it as giving to charity, your own charity by saving your own money...
depends on the cost and sentimentality of the gift. Most gifts it wont be a problem, but with expensive gifts or those with great thought into the them it could be taken as offensives by the giver.