- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
So a couple years ago my mom bought me two $200 gift certificates to a tattoo parlor at an auction. I used one, but since then I’ve found an artist I prefer over the one I still have a certificate for, so if I ever decide to get another tattoo it’d be with the new artist. The gift certificate would stay unused.
Anyway, my best friend (and MOH)’s mom passed away a few months ago after a long hard struggle with cancer. MOH was extremely close with her and is understandably devastated, and is also suffering financially now as she lived with her parents and her mom was the breadwinner of the family. MOH has talked multiple times about how much a tattoo in honor of her mom would mean to her, but that she wouldn’t have that kind of money laying around for a long time. Seeing as MOH has been to the tattoo parlor I have the certificate to and I wasn’t planning on using it, it seemed like an obvious decision to me to give it to her for Christmas this year.
Well, I gave it to her yesterday and she immediately said “Are you f***ing serious?!” And started crying and hugging me, so I know she loved it and is grateful. However, her boyfriend was with us and when she explained to him that i gave her a certificate I had laying around (she knew I was regifting it and didn’t care) he made a face and acted like I was being tacky.
I just wanted to know if you guys think it was tacky! I mean, it was an expensive present that I wouldn’t have been able to spend that much on if I had bought a new gift certificate, so I don’t see the problem? it’s not like I regifted a certificate to a steakhouse to a vegetarian or something, its something she’ll use and appreciate!
PS: My mom knew about my plans to regift the certificate and she was 100% for it. She actually hates the idea of me getting more tattoos even though she bought me the certs, so it was like a bonus to her, lol! Also, I cleared it with the tattoo artist before I gave it to her and he was fine with the cert being transferred, so there won’t be any issues when she goes to use it.