Post # 1
..use a gift card you got for your wedding to buy a wedding gift for someone else?
I was at Target the other day to pick up a wedding gift when I remembered that I still had some money left on a target gift card we got for the wedding. It was in my purse, so I used it for the gift. I felt a bit strange handing the registry to the cashier so that she could remove the item I had purchased then using my very-weddingy gift card to pay.
Oh well! Money is money 🙂
Post # 3
Money is money…people give you a gift card to spend on whatever you want…like its cash…dont feel bad!
Post # 4
I agree…I would totally do that!
Post # 5
Not at all. But I wouldn’t just hand off the gift card to someone else!
Post # 6
Nah, money is money. It doesn’t matter.
Post # 7
Nope. You chose to use your gift card to purchase a gift for someone else. You didn’t give them the gift card you received. Its perfectly fine.
Post # 8
totally fine. It would be one thing to re gift the gift card, but to make a purchase with it is fine.
Post # 9
Nope, I don’t see a problem with it. Like others have said, it’s not like you gave the gift card itself away.
Post # 10
I would have done that! No different than using regular money that was given to you as a gift for the wedding – though I totally would have laughed to myself if I were doing that!
Post # 11
I’ve done it, with Christmas/birthday gift cards! I don’t think it’s a big deal.
Post # 12
I think of regifting as giving a gift you don’t want to someone else. With money/gift cards, it’s a little more fluid. Would you feel bad taking the check someone gave you – depositing it – and then buying a gift for someone else? The intention of the gifter was so that you could get something you wanted… but, I’m sure what you did is quite common and not a big deal.
Post # 13
Yeah, I wouldn’t feel bad about it even if you just gave the gift card itself. Like other posters have said, money is money. I think the negative views on regifting comes from when you pass along the “decorative” crystal teddybear that your Great-Aunt Agatha gave you.
Post # 14
Haha thanks for the reassurance!! I felt really funny doing it. I told the hubby and he just laughed at me 🙂
Post # 15
1. money is money, once it’s in your pool, it’s yours.
2. regifting is losing it’s stigma, as long as it’s done carefully (i.e. regift into a different social circle than where the gift originated, be sure the packaging is in perfect condition, it has to be something the new recipient will actually want, or can easily regift themselves.)
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
If someone gave you cash as a wedding gift, would you separate it from other funds so that you don’t use from that same pool of money to buy someone else a gift? I’m guessing no, so using the gift card is fine, too! 😉