Mia Shulman, Managing Editor

Mia Shulman, Managing Editor

Mia Shulman is a lifestyle writer and managing editor of


Regifting: Do or Don’t?

Posted by Mia Shulman, Managing Editor Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:04 AM EDT




When accepting gifts and giving gifts, what’s the etiquette on regifting gifts? I can’t be the only one with a closet filled with candles, tea towels and vases, all thoughtfully gifted, and graciously accepted (and appreciated) but sadly never used for one reason or another. It pains me to watch lovely things gathering dust, especially when I know there’s a kitchen out there wishing for a pair of printed tea towels, or a home office missing a scented candle.


But what to do? I’ve heard horror stories of people accidentally giving a gift back to the person who originally gave it to them. (Although you’ve got to figure, if they gave it to you, they probably won’t mind receiving it.)


Have you ever regifted an item? Are you suspicious you’ve been the recipient of a regifted item? Weigh in and let us know if this is a do or don’t.


For the best last-minute gift ideas, visit the Gift Guide.

Topics: Holidays, Gifts

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