Haha! Tolkien nailed human nature! I am a hobbit and I pass on mathoms. I am completely okay with regifting! If I receive a useful gift that isn't right for me, and I know someone who would really enjoy it, I regift. I'm just very careful to make sure that I don't give it as a gift to the person who first gave it to me. That said, there isn't much in this world I don't enjoy, so I rarely regift. It's the spirit of the giving that gives me pleasure more than the actual gift. The reason I regift is that I hate to see things go to waste by languishing in a back closet if there is someone who could use it. My gift to our planet: recycling. Happy Saturday, Martha!
I hear ya, Louise. I am a minimalist, so nothing stays around here for very long if it's not being used. If I can't re-gift, I will donate!
Love these haha And yes, well, at least I have regifted before and am this year as well! Some cultures it's considering nicer than "brand new."
I'd rather someone re-gift than toss away!
Hilarious! Now, some might say I'm about to shamelessly steal this cartoon from your blog to use later next week in my own Nativity LOLs post, but I prefer to think that I am simply re-gifting this marvelous cartoon. Thank you, Martha!
You are re-gifting, Debra. No doubt about it. I do it (shamelessly) all the time :)
ha! oh these are awesome. regifting? well yes, of course. if it is an item that will only collect dust in my house why shouldn't it get a second chance at life?
I totally agree. It's the best thing to do, if you ask me.
These are hilarious! My husband got a box of a dozen bottles of wine a month ago. I packaged them up to give as Christmas presents and he said he wanted to keep them. He doesn't drink wine and I only drink Moscato (wine must taste like sparkling grape juice for me to like it, apparently!) but he said he wants to get a wine cabinet and put all of those crazy wines in there. Okay, so no regifting for me.
That's a lot of wine! Maybe he'll eventually get bored of them. There may be re-gifting in your future :)
It's sharing your bounty.
I have never re-gifted...yet
Give it some time, Adam... :)
Not me, but I do have gare sales!
Maybe your wife? I've never done a garage sale. I have no patience for them!
I see I don't know how to spell garage! My wife has not regifted to my knowledge. Now she does stick things under the tree that we bought earlier. I'm always surprised.
It's a wife's job to keep you guessing :)
These are so funny Martha!
Glad you liked it, Christine :)
Too cute :) I've been known to re-gift a time or two :)betty
And why not? It's nice to find things a new home.
My kind of nativity figures!! Hahaha... Yes, I have re-gifted. I confess. Is there punishment for re-gifters or do they just get probation?
Most of us are guilty here, Barb, so we're not telling :)
Some of the best gifts I've ever gotten were regifted gifts at gift exchange/white elephant parties. Mary has the right idea.
She certainly does, Robyn. Why not re-gift? Better than getting rid of things.
This is so funny!!
Just something to make us smile.
Anybody gets me candles, I always "re gift" them, as you call it. I can't stand smelly candles!
No candles, Kay? I love candles, especially if they are vanilla scented!
I have regifted but told the person I was giving it to because it was something they liked and that I couldn't use. Then I think, they gave me something that they couldn't use.
That is very cool. What a great way for things to find a home that can use them.