(Closed) Attention Re-gifters…

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
10649 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Did you give the card back to them?

Post # 4
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hahaha this is hilarious!  I don’t have a problem with re-gifting per se, as long as it’s something the recipient wants/needs, rather than a desperate attempt to get rid of something you hate.  What was it that you were given?

Post # 5
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

hahahaha sounds like someone from my family gave that gift to you ๐Ÿ˜‰ they are notoriously terrible re-gifters.

Post # 6
657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I love that. What was the gift? You have to give them the card back to see what their response is. As long as you guys arent upset I see no reason why you can’t all get a good chuckle out of it.


Post # 7
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would totally send the card back with a note that says something like “this seems to have fallen into our shower gift, and I thought it might have sentimental value to you”. hahaha

Post # 8
13848 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh my gosh, how funny!  At least you guys have a good attitude about it!

Post # 9
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I once had a Boyfriend or Best Friend give me a re-gifted bottle of wine.  He made SUCH a big deal out of it too… 

“Here’s your FAVOURITE wine… Oh look at me I’m SO FREAKING clever for remembering you mentioned your FAVOURITE wine, and WOW can you believe I may have noticed the empty bottles with the SAME NAME sitting in a little row on top of your fridge, and HOW ABOUT me spending $24.00 on a bottle of wine for you, when I’m an *actual* millionaire??!!”

I’m paraphrasing here.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho, I made a show of “saving” it for another occaison, despite it being a fairly inexpensive bottle, to show him I appreciated the gesture.

3 months later, we had just broken up and I opened the gift bag to drown my sorrows in the wine,  and there was a note card at the bottom.  I was thrilled thinking I had just found a lovely note from him, even if it was over.. and maybe MAYBE there would be something in there so lovely that I would HAVE to call him, and he’d rush over and I’d fall into his arms and we’d be together for ever.

“Bonehead (not his real name):  Thanks so much for your help on the Johnson account, it was very appreciated, 

Other Lawyer”

Well shit.

Post # 10
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MissNoodles:  Hahaha, that’s hilarious.  If he knew you liked that wine, why didn’t he just say “Hey, someone gave me this bottle of wine but I kow it’s your favourite, so I thought you might like it instead.”  Still seems thoughtful and you sure wouldn’t have been surprised by finding the note!

Post # 12
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Too funny !!

Great story, thanks for sharing.

Re-Gifting is a pretty common occurence… but there is a RIGHT way and a Wrong way.  Obviously, who ever did the re-wrap didn’t take the necessary time, to empty out the box and begin from scratch (ALWAYS a MUST DO when it comes to Re-Gifting)

Ya, I’d be making sure they got back the card… for “sentimental” reasons as another Bee said.

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TO – clumsylawyer:  haha, I agree, you’d think that the logical thing to do was for the guy to say “this was given to me, but I know you LOVE it”…

BUT then again if you read MissNoodles: post, it is pretty clear that old Bonehead was pretty full of himself…

Lol, guessing, that is why he is an Ex ๐Ÿ˜‰ *wink*


Post # 13
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Just to give them the benefit of the doubt…I don’t regift, but I sure do re-giftbag!  It’s possible that they accidentally left the card in when they grabbed the bag from their gift-wrap bin.

Returning the card is something I’d probably do too ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 14
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

That is hilarious!


We were given a re-gift…a broken crystal vase. When we went to return it to Macy’s (as we noted the price tag on the bottom) we were told that it WAS carried by Macy’s….five years ago. We threw away the lovely vase and sent a thank you card anyway. My grandmother told me I should say something but it honestly wasn’t worth the potential hassle.

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