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Top 10 Gifts to Re-gift This Christmas

Top 10 Gifts to Re-gift This Christmas

There’s always at least one gift you receive at Christmas that you wish you could just re-gift or, better yet, give back to the person then and there. Of course, the good part of you mind tells you that this is incredibly rude and would pretty much ruin any relationship you have with the person who gave you that terrible gift. if you really can’t stand what the gift, though, you can choose to forget about it for a year and then give it to someone else. It’s probably best to remember who gave you the gift since you don’t want to let them know that you hated it. Here are some gifts that, if you got them, you would definitely re-gift.

A game for a system you don’t have

So, there’s this game that you’ve been wanting for a while now, and you finally think you’re going to get it for Christmas. When you spot a small, square present lying on the floor, you get really excited. You hurriedly open it up, only to discover that, while it’s the right game, it’s for a different game system than the one you have. Too polite to say anything, you thank your grandparents and set it aside. Might as well re-gift it to someone who can actually play the game and then watch them have fun with it.

Game for system you don't have

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An ugly t-shirt

While you’re not averse to receiving clothes for Christmas, there are some that you can’t really wear outside of your home. After opening all your gifts, you look at your pile and see that you have around seven new shirts, one of which is absolutely ugly. It’s not something that you’d put on when going out somewhere, and definitely not something you can wear to work, so what should you do? Well, your first thought is to use it as a work shirt for odd jobs around the house, but you already have two others that have the same purpose. You eventually decide to just re-gift it next year.

An ugly t-shirt

Some weights

Alright, very funny. When you see this gift, you immediately look up at whoever gave it to you. “What are you trying to say?”, you ask them. This gift starts a series of events that leads to you having a yelling match with your brother and ultimately deciding to leave your parents’ house before Christmas dinner. Unbeknownst to you, your partner takes the weights when you both leave, since they think that you could stand to lose a couple pounds. Or maybe a whole lot more. After a few years, after never touching them, your partner finally decides to re-gift them.

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Some weights

A one year subscription to the ‘jelly of the month’ club

This gift, while a little weird by itself, becomes one of the worst surprises ever when you’re expecting something big. Did you parents promise to take you on a trip around the world, only to give you this instead? What is your reaction to seeing this tiny piece of paper after having been hyped up for arguably the best Christmas gift ever? You’ll probably be a bit confused, for the first few seconds at least, followed shortly by anger at this insult. This gift doesn’t make any sense! You don’t even like jelly. Maybe you’d think you parents made a mistake, but that not’s too likely judging from their laughing faces.

Jelly of the month club

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A music CD

Music is nice and all, but the only thing you’re going to do with a CD is re-gift it. Since Spotify has pretty much every piece of music ever created and is available on your phone, why would you need a CD? It’s a nice gesture, that’s true, but it’s undeniably a useless gift. You don’t think you’ve ever used the CD player in your car. Is there even one? You’re not entirely sure. However, you smile and thank them for the gift, all the while asking yourself “What were they thinking?” 

Music CD

A history book

You love to read books…just not historical ones. See, your thinking is that nothing ever interesting happens in the real world, or at least nothing that can compare with the fantasy books you read. You may re-gift this someday or, more likely, you’ll put this in the back of your bookshelf where it will be forgotten for a good number of years. Right now, though, it’s in your hands, and you’re making an effort to appear somewhat intrigued. You already can’t remember the title. Something to do with early American history, you think. 

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History book

A candle

There are only a few reasons why you would ever need a candle. One is if you’re planning a romantic night with someone and want to have a candlelit dinner, but you’re not seeing anyone currently. The other reason to have a candle is if you want to make your house smell nicer than usual. The house already smells pretty good, so this is another gift to add to the re-gift pile. It isn’t even a good smell; Very Berry is what the sticker says. After opening it up for a second, you’re repulsed by the strong smell that hits you. You put the top back on and vow never to open it again.

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A candle

Gift cards

A gift card is a nice way of telling someone that they don’t know what to get you for Christmas. It’s not as bad as just getting a handful of cash, but it does make you think that your uncle doesn’t have time to get you a nice gift. This hurts a little, since you were kind enough to buy him a bottle of whisky, which he wasted no time in opening. To protest the lame gift you received, you plan to re-gift it to your niece. You’re sure she likes going to (you check what the gift card is for) Sam’s Club. 

A gift card

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Coffee maker

Hey, a coffee maker, that’s a pretty good gift, right? No reason to re-gift this! This is usually true, but you literally just bought yourself a state-of-the-art coffee maker a month ago. Now, is it partly your fault that you don’t need this gift? Yeah, a little bit. Everyone knows that you shouldn’t buy yourself things a month before Christmas. People need ideas of things to get you, and it becomes really hard to shop for someone who just got back from a shopping spree. Next year, you say. Next year, you’ll hold off…maybe.

Coffee maker

Bar soap from somewhere far away

If this was regular soap, you’d use it right away. However, you feel kinda bad about using it since it’s not from somewhere you can get to easily. It’s been sitting in the cabinet in the bathroom for a year and a half, and you’ve considered using it several times, but then that cool looking bar of soap would be gone. Wait! You’ve got it! You’ll re-gift the soap for Christmas and give it to your nephew, who you know thinks similar to yourself. This way, you won’t have to worry about using the soap any longer. It’s his problem now!

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Bar soap

Have you received something that you wanted to re-gift? What was it? Did you get rid of it? Let me know in the comments below!