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Are you re-gifting anything?

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  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 3:30 PM

    Are you re-gifting anything?

    I don't have to return anything for size, thankfully, but I have one definite re-gift and one possible...

    My sister bought us a Life board game as she knows we play as a family in the evenings.  But we've done it for years and so have had that game forever.  I'll put it in my closet as a pinch hitter this year, though I don't know anyone with young kids that might use it.  Maybe a situation will present itself...

    And a good friend gave me a homemade microwave potato/cob corn cooker...??  It's like a mini, batting-filled pillowcase that you place your vegetables in to sort of steam-cook them.  She's an excellent seamstress and it's well-made, with a nice, handwritten instruction attached, but I doubt I'll use it.  That might go as a house-warming gift at some point, along with a Christmassy set of towels I won as a door-prize.

    How 'bout you?  Adding anything to your gift-closet at all??  Liz.

  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 3:37 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

     

    TizzyLizzy:
    Adding anything to your gift-closet at all??

    Nope. 

    I didn't get a lot of stuff and the things I did get were things I wanted.

     

     

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  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 4:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

    This year there is nothing I want to pass on. How nice.

  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 4:25 PM In reply to

    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

    No regifting, but I did return a blouse and purse today. Thankfully the tags were still on them, and they were from Wal-Mart. By the way, my local Wal-Mart made returns a breeze today! The clerks were friendly and took everything back, no questions asked. All the money got put onto a gift card that I could use whenever I wanted. We didn't have to wait in line for a long time, either. They had three checkout lines dedicated to returns, so we had everything taken care of within 10 minutes.

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  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 4:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

     We were given a lot of cookies, breads,and candies. Some were already regifted. DD needed something for her boss. I had a red Christmas basket that we filled with a jar of jelly and some of the baked goodies. Froze a lot of banana bread that we will eat as needed.

    Everything else I will keep and use.  Babs

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  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 5:19 PM In reply to

    • Toni B.
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    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

    Keeping what I got. Funny story. My son was told to bring a re-gift to his office party and everyone exchanges re-gifts.
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  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 5:45 PM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

    we regifted a rest. gift card because I forgot about a present from the kids for auntie!  it was from one of dh coworkers.

    I got a coffeemaker that makes one cup of coffee into a travel mug from mil that I honestly thought was a mistake and was to go to my dh!  the only time I use them is when I have to get up so early and be on the road and can't have coffee first. so maybe once a year at the most.

    so regift or give away. unless dh will use it but I doubt it. no room on the counter and we have a coffeepot.

     

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  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 6:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

    There's only one item that I've added to the gift closet.  My youngest DD, whose almost 12, received a gift of a Barbie type doll with its own battery powered bicycle.  It was given to her by one of DH's uncles - a sweet man, who is a bit slow to put it delicately. He also gave the almost 18 year old girls little plastic snowmen filled with candy - they found it funny, but polished off the candy anyway - I guess there's no age limit on a sweet tooth.

    Uncle "G" still sees our youngest as the little girl in the family.   The kids all know that their uncle is a bit challenged, so they're prepared to expect anything from him with the knowledge that he loves them dearly!   He'll be very hurt if we even mention an exchange (we'd have to get the receipt from him, assuming that he's actually kept it).  It's just not worth it to us to hurt his feelings

    No little girls in my family anymore so the Barbie bike set will be donated to a suitable charity next year.

     


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  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 7:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

    Nope. My aunt gave me a check for Christmas. Mom got me some coasters (they always have gifts for the residents to get to give people ) which I will keep. I was given some beaded stitch markers, which I'll use when I get back into needlework. My glasses need a change (my vision is different in my left eye) and I'm getting my eyes examined the first week in January. I had to move my appointment because of the heat pumps.

  • Sat, Dec 26 2009 8:12 PM In reply to

    Re: Are you re-gifting anything?

    Not re-gifting, but I have one think I don't know what I'll do with. Probably yard sale. It's a "fur & leather" bag that had Bath & Body Works stuff in it. I'll eventually use the products, but the bag has no closure on it, so I really can't use it as a purse.
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