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Is re-gifting ok to do or skanky?
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  • If nobody knows and the items are pristine I reckon it's OK otherwise it's a bit skanky :)
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  • As long as you don't regift to the person who gave it you, and its in decent condition, its fine.

    I wouldn't call it skanky, do you know if and how many regifts you've had from someone else?
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    166million wrote: »
    Is re-gifting ok to do or skanky?
    Just wanna save money!
    DomRavioli wrote: »
    As long as you don't regift to the person who gave it you, and its in decent condition, its fine.

    I wouldn't call it skanky, do you know if and how many regifts you've had from someone else?
    I would say it should be in perfect condition, not just 'decent'.

    If it's, say, a toiletries gift set, the box should not have any crushed corners.
    If a toiletry bag containing items, it should have the tag keeping the zip closed.
    If a scarf/gloves etc, it should have the retailer's tag (not necessarily the price ticket).

    But that's just me.

    I wouldn't give gifts that weren't in the condition above and my family/friends wouldn't give me gifts in that condition either.
  • If they're still in brand new condition then go for it. I've regifted toiletry sets that I have been given in the past because I didn't have enough space in my bathroom to keep them and didn't want to see them go to waste. I just make a note of who gave it to me so that I don't mistakenly give it back to them as a gift.
  • KatiehoundKatiehound Forumite
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    Personally I think it perfectly fine, but I know which friends would or would not be offended!
    I especially regift if the item is not my choice at all and another friend would love it.... better than sitting in my house gathering dust. And yes, it needs to be in perfect condition.
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  • I think it's ok but risky. Make sure the person who gave it to won't see the person you re-gifted it to on FB or real life. You don't want to be in that awkward situation.

    Alternatively, just be honest to the person who gave it to you and say it's not your thing but you know someone who will love it! Honesty is key!
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    Maximum time only lover person can regift to each other, either that can be simple or can be amazing.
    well, never compare the gift to other one or with money.

    I'll have a pint of what he's having ^^
  • GrapeyGrapey Forumite
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    I think it's fine and a great money saver just so long as you check what you are giving carefully. I was re-gifted a set at Christmas and upon opening the use by dates were 2011 and when I opened one of the products it had finger marks where a great big scoop of product had been taken out (I won't lie, I felt slightly unloved by that person!)
  • TBagpussTBagpuss Forumite
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    It isn't skanky, provided that the item is unused and in good (as new) condition and is suitable for the recipient, and the original giveris unlikely to find out.

    If it is something which you would have bought for that person, but instead of buying it you give them the unopened and unused one someone gave you, you are fine.
    All posts are my personal opinion, not formal advice Always get proper, professional advice (particularly about anything legal!)
  • No it's fine. I'd rather someone enjoyed something than I left it sitting in my cupboard. Only make sure one friend won't tell the other what they got for their Birthday! I saw one friend give her birthday gift from me to another in the same gift bag a few months later. I was gutted as I thought I'd chosen something quite personal for her! But like I said, better someone enjoy it than it just sit there unloved.
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