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The Trials and Tribulations of Regifting

The Trials and Tribulations of RegiftingRegifting can be a very difficult question – do you buy something new, or use something you already have? Refusing a gift, especially just because you dislike it, is seen as an insensitive, rude gesture by most people, so unwanted gifts tend to pile up.

First off, ensure that your act of regifting will not hurt the feelings of the person who originally gave you the gift. Even if you really hate that ugly old sweater stop and consider whether or not there was some thought behind it, and if there was, maybe keep it for sentiment’s sake. Do not ask for a gift receipt – that makes it obvious that you dislike the gift and intend to get rid of it, and that will hurt their feelings.

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