When it comes time for holiday gift giving, one of the topics often discussed is the concept of regfiting. How do you feel about regifting? Have you ever done it? Do you plan to do it this year? Did you ever receive a gift that you suspected was regifted? The online local yardsale site Bookoo.com recently conducted a survey on regifting, which yielded some interesting results. Today we are going to have a little fun and check out some of the findings from the survey.
While frowned upon by some, the survey found that a whopping 92 percent believe it’s completely acceptable to regift items, and more than 87 percent believe they too have been a recipient of a regifted item. And, with shoppers looking to save more and spend less this holiday season, more than 62 percent plan to regift an item to a friend, neighbor or colleague for the holidays.
The survey also found that people most commonly regift because they feel that someone else will appreciate the item more than they do (62.6%) or they couldn’t use the gift personally (53.7%). And with all this regifting going on, 87% of respondents said they suspected they had been the recipient of a regifted item.
I was personally interested to find that that the survey said that women were more like to regift than men, at a ratio of three to one, and 62% of respondents are planning to regift during the 2012 holiday season.
The survey also found that while some are good at hiding their regifting by rewrapping and inspecting the item and removing any gift cards or receipts from the previous giver, and planning ahead and making sure they do not give the gift to anyone associated with the original gifter, others don’t do as a good a job. Some of their regifting mistakes include giving 2 year old fruit cake, toys with broken pieces, outdated desk calendars, and my favorite–gift cards that are partially used!
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