Post # 1
We received a gift yesterday that was obviously regifted…it was a small crystal bowl we didn’t register for and that is not our taste at all. It had clearly been opened before. I do believe it’s the thought that counts and we hardly know these people, so it was nice of them to send us something, but it’s just so obvious this is something they already had lying around!
Have you received any presents that are obviously re-gifts?
Post # 3
Regifts are pretty obnoxious!!
We received a terrible one for our wedding. DHs friend/groomsmen gave us the Crate and Barrel Shop Card ($50) which is what you get when you return something and get store credit. Since they had registered at C&B, they clearly returned something and had that and gave it to us. The worst part is that we spent $3000 traveling to South America for their wedding just 5 months before our own!
Post # 4
My Nanny does it all the time we just expect it from her now!!!
Post # 5
I got a gift card for my birthday this year that was supposed to be $100, well, i went to use it, and the balance was $85 something….UGH! lovely!
Post # 6
@PitBulLover: We got one of those too! If you have a credit at a store, at least use it to buy something off the registry or…something.
I understand there’s no obligation to send a gift, but I think that these people went through all this trouble to package this bowl and send it cross-country…and now it’s our problem! I don’t want to regift it again but I don’t know what to do with it. It’s kind of a weird size bowl, pretty small. FI suggested I write in the thank you note “We can’t wait to use it to serve peanut M&Ms”, haha!
Post # 7
not yet… but someone got me a (pretty cheesy I might say) wedding photo frame that is… a tiered wedding cake. I *might* be regifting that to the next wedding we attend… 😉
Post # 8
I think I got one that was a martini shaker set with two glasses. I didnt even have martini glasses on my registry and it was totally random. I did want to get a shaker though so it did cmoe in handy.
@PitBulLover: geez! they could have at least took that and bought something with it!
Post # 9
At our engagement party one of my moms neighbors gave us a teeny tiny food processor in a beat up box that they usually give away when you like open a bank account. She is notorious for doing stuff like this, they stopped inviting her to the annual ladies gift exchange because every year someone ended up furious that they got stuck with her “gift”.
At our wedding we got some hideous jar thingy that you might see at a Drs office filled with candy. Idk if it was regifted or found in the clearance bin at TJ Maxx but we left it in our hotel room for the maid to throw away.
Post # 10
We recieved a $100 Visa gift card that had expired 2 years prior. We just laughed about it.
Post # 11
One of DH’s friends gave us a carousel picture frame (the frames were where the horses should be and spun on the poles), we tried to return it to Target… the copyright was from 2004. Needless to say they didn’t carry it anymore.
We have a Sunday school White Elephant gift exchange every year, I know what we’re bringing.
Post # 12
We received a crystal bowl that wasn’t at all our style (along with an. . . interesting windchime). We looked online and found it was from Bergners (Carson’s, Yonker’s, Herberger’s, etc). When we tried to return it, there was a huge hubub as they tried to find a price. Turns out the line had been discontinued years ago. . .they did offer us a penny for the bowl (which we decided to keep)
I think we’re going to pass it on to our friends who are getting married soon (who know the story of how we got it)–along with a real gift of course!
Post # 13
@red_rose: lol, that seems like one of those objects that might have to make the rounds.
Post # 14
when DH1 and i got married, we got one of those horrible cake stand/punch bowl convertible things that are like $10 new, and the box was all beat up and retaped and everything. i regifted it again to my friend for xmas, only after telling her about it and her saying, “i might be able to use that if you don’t want it,” first. if nothing else, these things and go to goodwill.
Post # 15
I think we might have gotten a couple – one of my friends gave us a pizza cutter, pizza baking sheet, and grater (all things we had registered for at BBB and already had a couple of the items). I think they were all from Target – no tags, no gift receipt, soooo we’ll be donating them as they were fairly cheap and older looking and since we had already been given the nicer ones we registered for. Just annoying because it basically becomes a pointless gift, we can’t return it, and don’t want it.
It honestly looked like one of them went through their parents’ house to see what wasn’t really used that much, lol.
That’s why I give cash or buy from the registry and include a gift receipt. That way, either way, the couple can get whatever they need 🙂
Post # 16
At my engagement I got a LOT of obvious regifts.
We had a traditional Greek village engagement party and the whole village was invited-I think around 500 people came through the course of the day…
We got a lot of beautiful gifts, and many many re-gifts. I didn’t mind at all, but it was noticeable!