Recycling gifts is very common and it’s not bad for as long as it is done with thought and care. When you receive a gift from someone that you know someone else will appreciate it more, it’s perfectly okay! Here are a few rules or guides to follow in the re-gifting process:
- Make sure that gift is presented properly. There is nothing more insulting than receiving a gift that is so obviously recycled that even tape marks are visible on the box.
- Recycle only gifts when you know the other person will like and appreciate it.
- Make sure it does not go back to the same person. If your circle of friends is small, think twice about recycling the gifts.
- If you do not like something, what makes you think someone else will? Intent is the key. An ugly gift is an ugly gift. Those are the things that you do not recycle. Only recycle gifts that you are sure will mean something to another. Otherwise, discharge it or keep it on storage.
- You can also let the other person know if it’s okay to give it to someone that will appreciate it more than you do. Chances are, the person that gave you that gift will be okay with that, or will hate you for it. In these circumstances, it’s safe to do it to a person that close to you and understand that you only have good intentions for their gift.
While it’s there is this popular quote that “it’s the thought that counts” when it comes to giving gifts, it’s also important to consider the likes and interest of the person you’re giving the gift to. This can or may avoid the gift being recycled, and preventing you to have a heavy heart.
Evelyn Jones is a stay-at-home mom that often has tea parties with her friends and is popular for her lunch ideas for parties.
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