… read this article on Regifting 101 first.
Breakfast this morning. Breakfast buddy and I have been meeting for breakfast since December rolled in. Actually, we’re gym buddies, but because we both “froze” our gym accounts this month (my silly excuse is “I’m gonna be soooo busy.” Yeah, right), we have nowhere to go to after bringing the kids to school… (sooooo busy daw???)
Back to breakfast this morning. Breakfast buddy and I were getting ready to order when she said –
“Ah, alam mo, yung tops na bigay mo sa akin? Kaparehas ng birthday gift sa akin ni Tentay… as in exactly the same.”
iMom: “Aaahh… Talaga. Huh??? Ganun bigay ko sa kanya nung birthday nya ah…”
Buddy: “Aahhh…” (Now probably feeling bad she opened her mouth.)
Tentay recycled my gift to her. Within the same circle of friends!!! Now, that‘s a brave move.
Again I say, if you must regift, you need to read Dayana Yochim’s article on the Do’s and Dont’s of Regifting. On the primary rule, she says:
Whether you do or you don’t (riiiight), there’s one single critical cardinal rule to follow before you release your stampede of white-elephant gifts back into the world: Don’t get caught.
The best way not to get caught is to regift outside the circle of the gift originator. (Yeah, dummeh!)
At least breakfast buddy likes the top that I kinda, indirectly, gave her. So now she ends up having three of those lovely, sexy tanktops. 😛
(Image from Getty Images)
On the other hand, I don’t mind receiving regifted video cards as long as they are perfectly working. 😛