...what about Re-Gifting???
You've done it.
Sure you have.
Nothing big, though.
I once got a hideous ornament at some ornament swap thingamajig. It was never going to make it's way onto my tree...so the next white elephant/ornament exchange thing I went to, yep, it was in a gift bag for someone who might think my trash was a treasure.
And baby gifts. Lots of times, when you have a new baby, you find yourself swimming in lotions and powders and receiving blankets. Do you know why? Because everyone holds on to those items and passes them on to the next new mommy they come across. I'm certain that I've given away packaged onesies that I received as gifts. A new mommy doesn't have the time or energy to return smaller items...they can be used...even if it is as someone else's gift. (when your child skips from 0-3M clothes to 6-9M...you are bound to have some 3-6M goodies that weren't used...just telling it like it was)
My son just turned three and I still had baby stuff around here. So I re-gifted...Of course, I didn't present these things to the mommy-to-be at a baby shower...she lives out of state, so I shipped them. She knew these things weren't new. I told her that I had stuff leftover and baby clothes that must go...it was a win-win situation. And yet, still a gift to her.
Nothing sentimental. Nothing expensive. Nothing that someone poured a lot of thought into.
Baby stuff and an ornament from an exchange. I'm fairly certain that those are the only things I've ever re-gifted.
And I'm fairly certain that I've been on the receiving end a few times.
What about you?