(Closed) Have you ever regifted a wedding gift?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We have, but not to another wedding- more like holidays. I registered for metal measuring cups, and a friend gave us collapsible ones, plus a cheese grater (also not the one we asked for). The grater turned out great, but we already have the collapsible cups which is why we wanted the metal ones. A friend saw them at our house and mentioned that she needed some, so voila. 

Post # 3
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1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

EllyAnne:  No, and I wouldn’t – but that’s only because we got very few gifts (mostly cash gifts) and the ones we did get were either very personal or things we wanted! Yay!

Post # 5
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1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

EllyAnne:  You’d think she’d regift it to someone who hadn’t given her a cash gift though… I definitely think that was rude. But there’s nothing to do about it! …Unless you wanted to be suuuuuper spiteful, and give it back to her as a gift next time. She wouldn’t be able to say anything about it, since she did it to you in the first place.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I’m not planning on regifting anything we’re received so far. Everything has been off the registry, so we at least theoretically want it (although our tiny NYC living room drowning in boxes would beg to differ). I would, however, regift something if I didn’t like it or have any use for it and I thought the recipient would. It would also have to be NIB and come with a gift receipt, but that goes without saying. The cardinal rules of regifting are to never do it within a friend circle and to rack your brains and make sure you never offhandedly mentioned receiving the item as a gift yourself to the recipient. Sounds like your friend gets an F-minus for the latter.

Also, cheap is cheap. I have an uncle and aunt who have more money than God and are still two of the cheapest people I’ve ever met. I’ve found it has nothing to do with how much money you have in the bank.

Post # 7
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3875 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

EllyAnne:  We received two dutch ovens for our wedding (one person did not mark it off of the registry) and my parents had commented several times that they liked ours and wanted to get one for themselves that Darling Husband and I gave them our second one for Christmas. Not my classiest move, but they know it’s a regift and we bought them a double kayak as a “thank you” to everything they did for us during the wedding planning that it was supposed to be their Christmas gift, too.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I regifted a thing from my bridal shower.  For yours: it would have been funny if it was some sort of intentional joke since you’d think they might have remembered something specific was said about them to you!  You should send the thank you note.  Then give them back to them at Christmas.  🙂

Post # 13
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1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have regifted Christmas and bday presents before.  We mostly received cash gifts.  We didn’t have a registry.  Manhattan apartments usually don’t afford you the space to have a nice set of wedding china and other things that you might include in your registry.  I think it’s really rude for her to regift those glasses to you since she said how they were ugly in front of you and you know they were a wedding present.  On the other hand, they could be like some of DH’s friends that didn’t give us anything for our wedding.  I frankly don’t know what’s ruder.  I think I would try to sell those glasses.  Maybe someone out there likes that style?

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