Re-gifting. It saves time and money and the hassle of the mall. But if you’re gonna do it, there are some rules.
Before you re-gift, ask yourself: Is this a better gift for a white elephant party or your office Secret Santa? If it’s too good for a gag, it’s officially re-giftable to a family or friend. I’d start by at least taking the time to re-wrap it. If it’s still in last season’s paper or bag, double check to make sure you know exactly what’s inside. My cousin once got salt and pepper shakers, both pre-filled with pepper. Awkward. Clearly, a used re-gift. Ouch. Also, use a new bow. Last year’s sticky glue is so tacky (actually, it’s not tacky, that’s the problem). Finally, don’t forget to write a new gift tag. It’s not TO you, it’s FROM you. This is a common oversight and the end of many friendships. Good luck!