Lisa Allen

The Art of Re-Gifting
The Art of Re-Gifting

We’ve all done it before – received a gift we didn’t like and then gave it to someone else – what the TV show “Seinfeld” called “re-gifting.”  Obviously, you want everyone you give a gift to to believe that you put a lot of time and thought into picking it out just for them, not that someone previously gave it to you.  Here are some tips from Cosmopolitan to insure that if you choose to “re-gift,” nobody will find out:

  • Regift Rule 1 — Never regift a present you’ve already used even once, it’s just tacky.
  • Regift Rule 2 — Inspect before you wrap. Look for things like fingerprints on a bottle of wine, old sell-by dates on food, or missing warranty cards from appliances or electronics.
  • Regift Rule 3 — Rewrap the present in a decorative gift bag or a plain while box with tissue paper. If your regift has a few items, opt for a cellophane-wrapped basket, tied with colorful ribbon.
  • Regift Rule 4 – Do not go back to the store you know it’s from and try to get a bag. Should your giftee go to return it, she’ll be in a for an unpleasant surprise when she finds out that product hasn’t been in stock for the past two years.

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