Today my team member Laura and I organized a guest room closet with a lot of gift wrap and gifts in it, some of them being "re-gifts." According to an Oprah.com poll, 44 percent of respondents think it’s morally acceptable to regift. That seems really low to me! So what that means is that 56% of people think that it’s "immoral?"
What do you think? I would love to hear comments about re-gifting. I would like to know what is "immoral" about this.
Here is a scenario: My sons received 3 of the same books for Christmas a couple of years ago. They enjoyed reading one, and the other two went onto the gift shelf. We gave one book to a school auction and the other one went to a friend for a birthday present. I saved time by not having to return these to the store, and everyone was happy. Right?
The alternatives are:
- Ask the giver for a receipt and possibly hurt their feelings.
- Keep something I am not using for some kind of reason I don’t understand. (creating clutter)
- Try to return something without a receipt to a store, possibly not the one that sold it.
Am I missing something?