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View Poll Results: Would you ever re-gift something given to you for Christmas?
Yes, I have no problem with that 6 20.69%
Maybe, but only if the item duplicates something I already have 6 20.69%
Maybe, it depends on other circumstances 11 37.93%
No, that would be insensitive to the giver of the original gift 6 20.69%
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Do you Re-gift?

In preparation for a new series of features here at MMC we're researching trends and tips for the Frugal Christmas.

In our discussions about this topic we have had a lot of banter back and forth about the idea of re-gifting. Re-gifting is making a gift of a gift that you received.

The reasons for re-gifting can run the gamut of it being a duplicate item that one already has or because one might lack the resources to get a gift themselves for another person.

What do you think -- is it ok to re-gift?
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I find nothing wrong with re-gifting. It's not that I don't value the gift that was given to me. I place enough value on it that I want to share it.
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it really depends on all circumstances. Sometimes I re-gift a special Gift for a special Person.
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The missus will re gift some of the toys the boys receive sometimes only if we know the boys won't play with them,most times she will take the gifts to a charity shop.
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If I receive a gift I don't like, I keep it for a few years. My likes change and I find a lot of times I will wear the clothes I thought I never would originally - esp. if I find the right accessory or shoes. If I have the gift already or it is something I really don't like, I will keep it for a while and then donate the item to a thrift store.
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I said, "no" but not because I think it's insensitive but because I can't think of a gift I don't like. I can usually put gifts to use somehow even if it was something I would never buy.

I think it would depend on the circumstances if it was ok to re-gift.

I guess I just gave a yes-no answer.
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if it would be something, that we already have...I would do it probably
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I said yes if it was a duplicate, but I have on occasion re gifted an item that just was not me.
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