(Closed) Wedding Gifts– taking back and/or regifting

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t regift it, but that’s just me… I’d be super uncomfortable with that.  However, I LOVE the idea of a gift swap with other couples! 

My shower was just yesterday and thankfully, there were only a few things that I think we’ll be returning and we have gift receipts for them.  Future Mother-In-Law got us a TON of utensils in two different colors… and I’m not thrilled with one of them, but I also know she got them from QVC (or as she says ‘on the QVC’) so those were stuck with…

Since I’m such a picky person I always buy from the registry, too. 

Good luck – I would definitely do the swap!

Post # 4
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If you have a smartphone you can download a barcode reader app. If you scan the barcodes it will pop up with where it could be from. If it’s a store specific brand then you can return it there. I find no problem with returning things. Be aware that you’ll most likely only get store credit but you can always use it for things you actually need.

A gift swap is a great idea. That way there are no hard feelings and everyone can find something they need and declutter. Good luck!

Post # 5
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It really depends on who the gift came from. If it was a close friends or family member I woudl keep it for sentimental value, otherwise I might consider regifting to someone.

Post # 6
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love the gift swap idea. My friends and I do that every year after Christmas (we call it a re-gifting party but it’s just a gift swap in game form) and it’s loads of fun.

Post # 7
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would try to figure out where it was purchased from and return it.  Be careful with re-gifting.  I know it seems so obvious but I was present at a baby shower for a cowoker where a specific gift was given by one of my friends (also a coworker).  Then it was my friend’s turn to have a baby (6 months later), and the coworker re-gifted the exact same gift back to the friend that bought it for her.  HOW EMBARRASSING!  My friend called her out on it too and she swore she bought it (totally not true).

Post # 9
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We got some things that were obviously regifted, and for a reason. I would be embarrassed to give a gift like that. We decided just to donate those things b/c we didn’t want it just hanging around our house.

I love the gift swap idea.

Post # 10
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@artbee: That is exactly what I was just about to say. I would be too embarassed to regift these items and therefore will donate or try to sell on Craigslist.

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