There are many that think regifting isn't rude; I've never done it myself, but I think I might have received a regift or two along the way. If you choose to wrap something up from storage and put someone else's name on it, be sure not to make these mistakes that give regifting its sometimes tacky reputation.
It's party time — rewrap the present! This is a fairly tempting practice when mom has a stack of goodies in the home from the holidays and some perfectly nice products that are going to be returned anyhow. Whether the giver is short on funds or has duplicate goods, there are parents that pass products from one kiddo to another. We asked moms for their opinions on the practice and here's what they had to say.
It's party time — rewrap the present! This is a fairly tempting practice when mom has a stack of goodies in the home from the holidays and some perfectly nice products that are going to be returned anyhow. Whether the giver is short on funds or has duplicate goods, there are parents that pass products from one kiddo to another. But, we're curious about your opinions on the protocol of it all so chime in!
I think an hour wasn't enough for last night's episode of The Office! There were tons of hilarious moments, but also a lot of holiday lessons to learn. We definitely had fun with the lot of you on our Twitter chat about the show with the hashtag handle #svytag. Read on for some holiday tips and tricks inspired by The Office.
- Office Holiday Party Etiquette: As Pam said, a holiday party isn't the time to get drunk or have a cathartic revelation. Don't forget, a company party is great for networking and mixing with your colleagues as well!
- Regifting Mistakes: Michael made a major regifting mistake last night when he tried to pass off a corporate gift that Kelly bought for the Dunder Mifflin crew to . . . Kelly herself. Read about some of the major regifting mistakes so it won't happen to you!
- Homemade Gifts: Seeing Pam gift Jim with her homemade comic book warmed my heart and reminded me again of how great homemade gifts are. They definitely are easier on the wallet and reflect a lot of thought and care. Check out Savvy's list of homemade gift ideas, and our pal LearnVest has some awesome ideas as well.
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It's party time — rewrap the present! In the current economy, 88 percent of LilSugar readers said it was clever to regift children's items. Whether the giver is short on funds or has duplicate goods, there are moms that pass products from one kiddo to another. Should the method be disclosed?
Holiday madness is upon us whether we like it or not. December is a dangerous month when it comes to spending and saving, but with a little effort you can keep your budget on track. Follow these practical guides so you don't make any seasonal money management or etiquette blunders.
- Never Make These 5 Major Regifting Mistakes — If you choose to wrap something up from storage and put someone else's name on it, be sure not to make these mistakes that give regifting its sometimes tacky reputation.
- 5 Ways to Spend Less This Holiday Season — Splurge is the word of the season, whether pertaining to eggnog or gifts.The holiday music and displays make it a festive time of year, but it can also be a pretty pricey time if you're not careful.
- 8 Steps to Financially Prepare For the Holidays — The season of giving can influence our preferences for excess, whether it's a second helping of dessert or spending money we don't necessarily have. There's nothing Scrooge-like about staying financially smart throughout the holidays — consider it a gift to yourself.
- 10 Money-Saving Homemade Gift Ideas — Check out 10 fun ideas that your friends and family will love, all while saving you the expense of store-bought gifts.
Have you stashed away disappointing holiday gifts from last year only to disguise them as new presents for others this year? If so, you're not alone. According to Time, a recent Consumer Report survey suggests that 36 percent of holiday gifters will be regifters this season, passing along unwanted or unneeded items from season's past.
Sure, the idea's a guaranteed money and time saver. It also ensures that nothing unwanted goes to waste — or does it? If you didn't like the gift in the first place, what makes you so sure someone else is going to? Unless of course he or she is dying for whatever item you've previously rejected and are wrapping up this year. And of course, there's always the risk that the original gift-giver pays you a visit this year, and looks for the special present she gave you last year to ensure that it's being used and loved.
Well, obviously there's a certain art form and etiquette to the whole regifting process, and if you're smart about how you regift, you'll probably get away with it, no questions asked. So tell me, is regifting something you do? Or is it rude to give hand-me-down presents from past holidays?
What's a mom to do when her son winds up with three of the same toys at the end of his birthday party? Philanthropic parents donate their excess goodies to charities while others take the presents back to exchange for fresh loot. Then, there's always that inkling some people have to rewrap the unused gift and pass it off to another child. Regifting might have been considered tacky in the past, but in the current economy, do you think it's appropriate?
I know that many people are scaling down holiday celebrations this year, including shopping, which is probably why 64 percent of Glamour magazine readers admitted to regifting. It might not be the most PC thing to do, but if you're going to do it, I'd say this is the year to do so. But tell me ladies, do you think regifting is a do or a don't?
Are you the kind of person that has a gift drawer? Do you have a gift and a card for every occasion just in case you don't have time to shop before an event? And what about re-gifting? What happens when you receive a gift that you already have, or a gift you will just never use? Do you think it is acceptable to re-gift it? Some people think it is extremely tacky but others think it is fair game, so what I want to know is; do you think it is a good idea or a bad idea to re-gift?