Regifting unwanted Christmas Gifts

Regifting unwanted Christmas Gifts

Postby soapy on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:18 pm

Thirty-three per cent of Aucklanders admit to passing-on unwanted presents, compared to 39 per cent of Wellingtonians. Survey results from New Zealand’s largest research-based business consultancy TNS shows almost a third of Kiwis (29%) have no problem passing their unwanted gifts to someone else at Christmas time.

High-income Kiwis ($100,000 +) are the biggest fans of re-gifting, with 38 per cent acknowledging their friends or family have received their cast-off presents. They’re followed by 35 per cent of households with an annual income of $70,000 – $100,000. ... tmas-time/

Have you done it or would you consider it? Just remember one important thing. Don't regift it to the person who gave it
to you in the first place. That would be awkward.
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Re: Regifting unwanted Christmas Gifts

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:50 pm

Poinsettias are not universally loved. The compost heap gets any that come into the house as gifts.

Scented items go to friends who like such things (they are asked first) or to charity. There are only so many headaches or worse that a person can take when they react to triggers.

Sweaters--I think anyone who knits and gets a sweater might be very quick to figure out a way to remake the sweater or reuse the yarn. The rest of us wear the sweater, find something it for do (i.e. cushion a breakable item in a box), or give it away.
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