We’ve all been in the situation of receiving a gift that we couldn’t use. In some cases, you might simply not like the gift that you received. No matter how much thought is put into a gift, it’s impossible to get it right every time. Instead of letting somebody’s care and goodwill go to waste, you could consider regifting.
Although sometimes a tricky subject, regifting is perfectly appropriate when you follow some simple rules of thumb.
Put as Much Thought into Regifting as You Would When Purchasing a Unique Gift
Maybe you’ve received something that isn’t perfect for you. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t someone in your social circle who would absolutely love it. Match the gift to the personality and interests of somebody in your family, a colleague, or a close friend. When you’ve decided on the perfect recipient, you’ll need to prepare the gift.
Never regift something in the same wrapping. Not only does this show a lack of care or thought, but it could leave you in an uncomfortable situation. Unpack the gift carefully and check for any notes or cards that may be inside it. Check the box or packaging are in good condition. You should always re-wrap using your own creativity or high-end commercial wrapping. This will make the gift personalized and heartfelt.
Don’t regift handcrafts or anything personalized. Even if you find no immediate purpose for the gift, it’s important to hold onto it. A great deal of effort, love, and thought goes into handmade and personalized gifts. You never know… an unwanted gift could grow on you, and you may come to appreciate it later.
Show Your Gratitude When You Receive a Gift, Even if it’s Unwanted
Giving the gift of happiness is one of life’s greatest feelings. When receiving a gift that you can’t use, or you know you won’t enjoy, it’s important to never let this show. Somebody has put money and effort into giving you something that they thought you would love. Repay the favor by thanking them for their thought and effort.
Always keep in mind that thank-you notes are a nice touch if you really want to let somebody know that you appreciate the gesture of gift giving.
Remember, if you want to give the best gifts, be bunchful and register with the Bunchful Birthday + Holiday Gift Registry, where you can register for gifts you would love, and you can give the best gifts to friends and family. Chance at early access is going away soon. Visit www.bunchful.com.