(Closed) Repurposing gifts you don't like

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Sounds great! Turning something you won’t use into something you will is awesome.

Post # 3
3169 posts
Sugar bee

I think that’s a great idea. I prefer donating unwanted gifts to charity or otherwise using them than regifting

Post # 5
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

After awhile, a Yankee Swap with people who are not in the group where anyone would know the original gifter. 

At my old job at Christmas we would bring in something we got as a gift from family or outside friends, and what one person couldn’t use, another person loved. We exchanged the items and everyone was happy. One person’s trash is another’s treasure. 

Post # 6
396 posts
Helper bee

pinup8princess :  I think that’s an awesome idea! The way I see it is that gift is now yours to do with what you wish, so I don’t think altering it is ungracious at all! I would much rather someone keep whatever I have them and use it in a different way than to throw it out/give it away. 

Post # 7
5846 posts
Bee Keeper

pinup8princess :  If I gave someone a gift they didn’t like or couldn’t use, I would much rather they give it to someone who might like it- or donate or repurpose it (I think your idea of wine glass charms is cute), rather than have it sit in a drawer or the back of the closet. 

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