Hashtag

Guides

The rules of re-gifting


GroupTogether, an online tool that organises group gifts and collections researched the worst re-gifted gifts and rules around re-gifting. Grab a cup of coffee, try not to spit it out at your computer when you read the below and most importantly make a mental note of the re-gifting rules.

Ali Linz, Co-founder, GroupTogether says: “We need to think about Mindful gifting and Consumption; grouping together for one gift that’ll be valued. Less waste from unwanted gifts, packaging, petrol and time. It’s better all round.”

Re-gifting Rules

  1. Make sure you do not give the gift to the person who bought it for you!
  2. Make sure that you do not give it to the original givers friends or family.
  3. Remove the gift tag, price and any left-over bits of old wrapping paper or tape
  4. Never re-gift something that is bespoke, handmade or homemade
  5. Only re-gift brand new gifts that have not been opened
  6. Make sure to re-wrap in new wrapping paper or a new gift bag
  7. Donate to charity
  8. Check for any forms of personalisation e.g. message in a book
  9. Next time you have to organise a gift for a friend, family member or colleague, pool together and get one great group gift or voucher that you know that they will really want!
Got your cuppa tea or coffee, here are the 10 worst re-gifted gifts.


The 10 Worst Re-gifted Gifts

  1. A scratch pack for my birthday that had been scratched and re-gifted. Needless to say none of us were winners.
  2. An engraved salad bowl engraved with the event it was won at ten years before!
  3. Cracked Dinnerware complete with a $5 reduction sticker
  4. A scarf that I had given someone for their birthday a month prior to mine!
  5. A book which had a Happy Birthday note for Sally. I am not Sally.
  6. Make-up with finger marks through it…
  7. Freebies from a hotel. Not even a real re-gift.
  8. A gift card that had already been spent. It had a big fat zero balance.
  9. A box of Xmas chocolates that wished the person who gave it to me a Merry Xmas
  10. Bath and body products with the internal seals removed!

Julie Tylman, Co-founder, GroupTogether, adds: “We think of GroupTogether as a type of mindful giving. Not only are you giving one gift that is truly wanted, at the same time you are cutting out all the waste: wrapping paper, ribbons, cards, envelopes, plastic packaging, petrol used running around to the shops.“So you give one great gift, make the planet happy and can even donate a bit to charity. A true win-win-win!” Tis’ the season of re-gifting so make sure that you know the rules."

News Reports

Buying Your First Family Car? 4 Things To Consider

Buying your first family car is a big decision and financial purchase, you want to make sure you get the perfect vehicle. Before you can head to the dealership and secure online car finance, there...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Why Australians Are Opting out of College

A survey by the Australian Government revealed that a staggering 46 percent of college-aged Australians opt-out of college. Getting a tertiary education might be a dream come true for a lot of people ...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Safe on the move: forklift personal protective equipment

Employers know that protecting their team is priority number one. Not only can illness, injury, distraction or discomfort cause serious ongoing health problems for employees, it can also cause sev...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

5 tips for building a shipping container home

Shipping container homes have been all the designer rage in the last few years, with Instagram-worthy styles popping up all over the world. There is something so cool and funky about the shipping ...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Top Reasons To Consider Enrolling Your Kids In A Private School

Sending your kids to a private school for first-class education has numerous benefits. For example, with the COVID-19 pandemic, many private learning institutions such as The King’s College have i...

NewsCo - avatar NewsCo

10 Steps To Writing A Will - A Comprehensive Guide

When it comes to writing your will, time is of the essence.  Don’t be tempted to put it off until you’re old, sick, or have spare time with nothing to do. After all, none of us knows what the f...

NewsCo - avatar NewsCo

8 Best Sites To Buy Instagram Followers, Likes & Views From

Social media is one of the great things technology has introduced to the world. Gaining online followers, especially on Instagram, is very crucial. First of all, it is essential to those who have ...

NewsCo - avatar NewsCo

Is It Worth Scrapping A Car?

Selling your old and scrap car isn’t an easy task. It includes substantial time and efforts to discover potential car scrappers who accept all vehicle types happily. Additionally, you need to burn t...

NewsCo - avatar NewsCo

Health & Wellness

Rest up, get better: 5 top tips for flu recovery

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Anyone who has had COVID-like symptoms in the past two years only to return a negative test result will tell you: the flu still exists! Whilst the world has been rightfully hung up on the fear and...

3 Top Most Effective Tips To Quick Rehabilitation

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Every person as a holistic and unique entity has an inherent worth and must be in charge of his health. A philosophy on which the main foundation of rehabilitation is based. A person who has recen...

The Health Issues That You Might Experience as You Get Older

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

As you get older, you need to be aware of the fact that you might not be as healthy as you were in the past and that you might be more susceptible to medical issues that can bring you down. The be...

5 Signs You Need to Seek Professional Help for Depression

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Depression is a state of mind which crawls into your life without knocking on the door. You may not understand when it enters your body and captures your soul. If left untreated, severe depression...



NewsServices.com

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion