Post # 1
Hi everyone. So I have a question. What is your view on repurposing gifts you don’t like? I recently received a pair of earrings that really weren’t my style as an early Christmas present. I don’t like the idea of throwing them away, returning them or re-gifting them so I thought maybe I could turn them into wine glass charms? I definitely would not wear them and I would hate for them to sit in a draw unused so I thought turning them into a cute pair of wine glass charms would be a nice way of getting some use out of them. What do you think?
Post # 2
Sounds great! Turning something you won’t use into something you will is awesome.
Post # 3
I think that’s a great idea. I prefer donating unwanted gifts to charity or otherwise using them than regifting
Post # 4
Thanks for your input. I was worried it would be considered ungracious to ‘alter’ a gift into something I would prefer. But now I’m looking forward to this little project. I’ll have to post a before and after pic when I’m done 🙂
Post # 5
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
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
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.