(Closed) Is it considered re-gifting to…

posted 10 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Money is money…people give you a gift card to spend on whatever you want…like its cash…dont feel bad!

Post # 4
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree…I would totally do that!

Post # 5
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900 posts
Busy bee

Not at all.  But I wouldn’t just hand off the gift card to someone else!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nah, money is money.  It doesn’t matter.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

totally fine.  It would be one thing to re gift the gift card, but to make a purchase with it is fine. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Busy bee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve done it, with Christmas/birthday gift cards! I don’t think it’s a big deal. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

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
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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 # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Honey bee
  • 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! 😉

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