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December 5th, 2010
04:06 AM ET

Thrifty, cheap or just plain wrong?

You know you've thought about it, maybe even done it. We're talking about giving a gift someone gave you to someone else - as if it were bought just for them. When is it ok? Or is it ever ok?

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  1. Lori

    Most of the time regifting is a bad idea. I think it's more insulting to get a cheap junk gift then it is to get nothing. My grandmother once sent me a package and inside she had put a souvenir mug from Branson and a package of maxipads. I was 14yrs. old at the time and I remember how badly that package had hurt my feelings, I would rather of had nothing or just a simple christmas card letting me know she was thinking of me would have been perfectly fine with me. I think the best thing people can do is to remember that even though you like or care about someone buying them a gift can put them in a bind because then they feel they have no choice but to turn around and buy you one also. I stick to my children and my mother only, my brother and I don't buy for each other because seeing each other over the holidays and getting to visit is the only gift we need.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm |

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