I regift. And I don't feel bad about it — and neither should you.
It takes a lot of thought and consideration to regift, even more than buying new.
Why I regift
- We already own one. (And it's impossible or a hassle to return or exchange.)
- I know someone who would appreciate it more than me.
- I want to own less instead of organizing more.
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Regifting etiquette 101
- Regift unto others as you would have them regift unto you.
- Personalize it. Giving a journal? Write a favourite quote inside the cover, or a recipe.
- Be open about it. This is optional. (My friends know that I regift. And I always tell them they can regift what I give them.)
- Broken or opened items don't count. Donate or recycle those items instead.
- Keep a drawer, box or cupboard to organize your stash. It will be easier to find a perfect match the next time you want to show gratitude.
- Make it a thing. Host a holiday or birthday regift party for fun!
"The best things in life aren't things."
"Anything that just costs money is cheap."
It takes courage to consume less, but I believe in you.
Lindsay Coulter, a fellow Queen of Green