It's that time of the year where you have to get a White Elephant or Secret Santa gift and even though 2020 was a bummer that doesn't mean you should slack when it comes to your gifts!
Lots of people do regift during the holidays and while you should always try to avoid it, we'll give you some slack because of 2020.
Here are some of the etiquette tips and dos and don'ts the experts recommend you follow when regifting:
- Do: Brand-new kitchenwares - If you’ve gotten a cool new kitchen gadget that you don’t want or need then pass it on
- Don’t: Handmade items - Regifting any personal items someone made just for you is a big no-no.
- Do: Bottles of wine - An unopened bottle is a great item to regift
- Don’t: Swag bag items - Don’t try to pass off the freebies and gift bags you’ve gotten from companies and events.
- Do: Functional housewares - Home decor items, like vases and candles, as well as unopened lotions, soaps and body scrubs are good to regift.
- Don’t: Sentimental hand-me-downs - If you’ve been given a family heirloom or a beloved piece of jewelry from a friend, the etiquette pros say regifting it is off-limits.
- Do: Practical outerwear pieces - Accessories like gloves, scarves and earwarmers make wonderful regifts, as long as they’re unused.
- Don’t: Regift in the same social circle - Do not regift something to anyone in the same friend group as the person who gave it to you. You don’t want to get busted in that awkward situation.