I’ve regifted. I’ve been regifted. Now there’s Regiftable.com, complete with a helpful Regifting 101 guide.
Is the gift regiftable? Never regift handmade or one-of-a-kind items. Signed books and monogrammed items are off-limits. Do you have to be told not to regift free promotional items? Some gifts that are good candidates for regifting include good (unopened!) bottles of wine, new household items and inexpensive jewelry.
How is the condition? Only new, unopened gifts in good condition should be considered for regifting. Never give partially used gift cards. Don?t give items that you have owned for a long time. A general rule of thumb: if you have to dust it off, it is not regiftable.
There is even a repository of some awful regifting stories. They should start a photo gallery of examples of hideous un-regiftable items. I’m trying to find this tacky jumbo-sized Bass Pro Shops cup that a friend must have gotten free with their large drink!
By Jonathan Ping | Frugal Living | 12/1/06, 3:12am