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Desperate for a Last Minte Present? Then Re-Gift!

 
Desperate for a Last Minte Present?  Then Re-Gift!
Posted December 24th, 2013 @ 5:05am by Jim Forsyth

  Desperate for a gift as we approach Christmas Day?  1200 WOAI's Stephanie Narvaez reports that 're-gifting' has lost its stigma, and in many ways may be the perfect answer to your gift giving woes.

 

  Re-gifting, of course, is taking a gift you have been given that you don't want or need, and giving it to somebody else.

 

  Limor Suss, a lifestyle expert for Trend-girl.com, tells 1200 WOAI news there is 'no shame' in re-gifting.'

 

  "Gifts should be unopened, unused, brand new," she said. "Even if it’s a book-like thing, you can browse through it, but make sure the pages aren't creased or anything like that.  You never want to re-gift something that isn't brand new."

 

  She says used gifts are completely out, and if you do decide to re-gift, it's nice to give more than you got.

 

  "A lot of times maybe you got a gift that you want to re-gift," she said.  "Let’s say you got a bottle of wine.  How about amping it up by adding some monogrammed wine glasses?  That just adds to the gift."

 

  Experts say re-gifting clothing items is much more problematic due to styles and tests.  She says clothing items should not be re-gifted, except for items like bathrobes.

 

  "Alcohol is super easy to re-gift.  What you don't way to re-gift is anything that is edible, anything that is perishable. You also don't want to re-gift something that somebody made you, something that is a DIY, you don't want to re-gift that."

 

  Be sure to remove all of the tags and replace them, you certainly don't want to re-gift something which is still labeled as a gift to you.

 

  And keep track of your gifts.  The last thing you want to do is re-gift something back to the person who gave it to you.

 

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