About a year and a half ago, I had sent some gifts to a friend of mine and within a few months I noticed one of the items I had gifted appeared on another friend’s Instagram account. I mean, you can’t jump to conclusions but I’m almost 99% sure the photo of the item posted that was something I had gifted and the person I gifted it to had re-gifted it to another friend of ours. I felt a little hurt. Eep! Am I wrong? Am I too sensitive? It wasn’t exactly a personal gift but I had spent time and money to gift the items and to see them regifted to someone else hurt my feelings a bit.
So, I’m utterly sensitive about re-gifting. Do you re-gift? I don’t, I won’t, it’s a bit of a touchy issue for me for some reason!
Are you guilty of re-gifting?
I’m kind of one of those people that feels if you re-gift just make sure you’re not found out because it could hurt the person you originally gifted it to and it can be embarrassing.
I personally won’t re-gift anything someone gives me. Why? Because, I mean, even if I dislike the item, the person that gave it to me was thinking about me, spent time selecting the item and money, and they thought that it would be something I’d love. Re gifting seems rude! I wouldn’t say I hated it to their face and re-gifting it and having them possibly find out would mean they knew I disliked it enough to give it away. So yeah, no way would I re-gift. I’d bury it in the back of my closet somewhere if I disliked it but never tell them I didn’t like it nor give it to someone else!
What about you?
Do you have any issues with re-gifting?
Have you re-gifted and been discovered doing it?
Do share your thoughts and stories on the topic!