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12 Days of Christmas: Six Geese A-Regifting

Carrie Coppernoll Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm •  Published: November 28, 2011

I love regifting. Love it. For so many reason. The main two: it saves money and it saves landfill space. If someone regifted something I gave them, I wouldn’t mind one bit. Seriously. Unless it was a kidney. Don’t be passing my kidneys around, OK?

Do inventory. See what you have to give to specific people and then adjust your shopping list accordingly.

Don’t be shy. Have a regifting party. (And while you’re having a party, you might as well do it economically, right?) Tell your friends or relatives that everybody should regift. People will probably be relieved to do this because it saves everybody money.

Regift alcohol.It’s cool to regift wine, beer or champagne you’ve received if you don’t really drink it. We aren’t big wine drinkers, but we have friends and relatives who are. It’s better someone enjoy it rather than letting it collect dust on the wine rack. That’s what our wine does. My husband, however, guarantees dust never collects on beer. Ever.

Wrap it up. Do a nice job on the wrapping, according to Regiftable.com. Good point. The gift you’re giving this person is already free. If this person isn’t worth new wrapping paper or a pretty new gift bag, why the heck are you giving them something in the first place?

Sell your unused stuff.It’s OK to take unwanted items to consignment shops or an eBay grave. It can fund part of your holiday shopping.

Don’t regift used things. Give them to charity or sell them.

So far, we’ve celebrated …

Tomorrow: Seven Swans A-Saving.


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