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Chances are you have either given or been given a regift. In fact, whether you are a fan or foe, regifting has become a phenomenon.

Since the folks at Money Management International are givers, we wanted to share some of our thoughts about holiday gifting.In addition to gifting, we’ll cover a variety of ways consumers can keep their budgets (and sanity!) in tact. We also invite you to share your thoughts, opinions, and ideas about holiday spending.

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Don?t be a rude regifter
Posted by Kim McGrigg on 11/20/2008
When it comes to regifting, there is a fine line between rude and resourceful. We think that if you are going to do it, you should do it right! Now is the perfect time to brush up on some basic regifting dos and don?ts.


Do update the wrapping paper and/or original packaging.

Do keep track of the original giver.

Do consider the recipients wants and/or needs.

Do regift items to people who are not related to or likely to see the original giver.

Do regift appropriate items to charitable organizations.


Don?t give partially used gift cards.

Don?t give items you?ve owned for a long time.

Don?t give products from defunct companies.

Don?t regift personalized or one-of-a-kind items.

Don?t regift items that you feel are worthless or undesirable.

Don?t regift items that could be viewed as offensive.

Don?t be upset if your gift becomes a new regift for someone else.

Don?t feel guilty about regifting.

For more regifting rules, read or listen to Regifting 101 today.

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