(Closed) Insulting Regift

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Okay, I have to ask. What was ‘the object’ in question?

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

That is totally bizarre. I’d be insulted too!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@LittleBear-  I love the white elephant gift idea.. however, I’d be sure they attend the party.  hehe.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

such odd delivery!  yes, it is in poor taste.  and yes, send a thank you card and be delightful.  i totally understand your frustration.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@buffy: haha!

Yes, please tell us what it is! I keep thinking of all these funny things it could be!

Post # 22
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636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Haha, I’m picturing some sort of erotic sculpture on your dresser…please tell us what it was!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

I got two regifts, from a mom and her daughter, it was ridiculous. I also feel that nothing would have been better or even a card with a nice note. So I just sent them a thank you note that said thanks for the gifts. That was that, I would be annoyed at your friends too. And yes tell us what it is!!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definitely write a thank you note. It is the right thing to do even if what they did was weird. Then laugh. Because honestly that is so bizarre I am not really sure what else to do but giggle at the absurdity.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

That is annoying!  Yes, I agree send a "thank you" note and move on.  

Maybe the next time you have to buy them a gift – do the same for them…  or maybe thats just spiteful. 🙂

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Wow. That’s hella rude.

I’m sorry that they would even think to do such a thing.

However, I do personally think that it’s best in this instance to just take the high road, send a thank-you note, and move on. =/ Sucks, I know. But if you hammer them on this, you may risk the friendship. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I’m dying to know what it is!!!

I would also be a little peeved about the presentation. Who just leaves a random gift on your dresser with no note or anything? And what were they doing in your bedroom anyway?? Very odd.

I understand some regifts. One of my good friends’ husband was killed in Iraq, and she gave us the platter to their China for our wedding with a really thoughtful note to keep passing it along amongst our friends. It was one of the best gifts I received…and it was technically a regift. But that’s totally different than what it sounds like these friends did.

I would just write it off, send a thank you note and move on!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Save it, and give it to someone you don’t like.

 But, at least wrap it up and put a card with it!

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

how do you know its a regift? maybe they didnt have time to wrap it

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Hm. Are you sure they received your gift? Maybe they thought you didn’t send one and that’s why they are acting so strangely now?

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