National Re-Gifting Day
National Re-Gifting Day
Celebrated annually every Thursday before Christmas, the National Re-Gifting Day encourages everyone to regift the presents that they never used! Ever wondered what to do with all the gifts that you didn’t use for whatever reasons? With Christmas just a few days away it’s time to repack the gifts for someone who would enjoy them!
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Why Re-Gifting Day?
The origin of the Re-Gifting Day can be traced back to all those year-end office parties. It is common for many offices to host their office parties a few days before Christmas. At these annual parties, it was natural for many employees to receive unwanted gifts who did not want to dispose of them either. So these gifts were re-gifted to someone else who could be benefited from them.
Thus, seeing it as an economical way to gift people and nearly 40% of the gifts were regifted in the office parties, the governor, Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, declared the National Re-Gifting Day to be an official celebration! To help everyone understand the etiquette of re-gifting, the Money Management International created the websites NationalRegifting.com and regiftable.com.
Regifting is surely an economical way to gift people however it is also considered to be a cruel practice as it disregards the compassion of the person who took the efforts to create or purchase that particular gift for you. However, you could also re-gift if you have surplus items and not only the ones that you did not use!
Therefore it is very crucial to follow the regifting etiquettes if at all you want to regift those unused gifts. Here are a few guidelines before you pass those gifts on:
- Never re-gift with the original package. Put efforts to personalize it for the person who would be benefited.
- Only re-gift if you absolutely remember who the original giver was
- Remove all the tags and notes if any
- Always re-gift in a different social group
- Re-gift only if it is going to be useful for the other person
- Never re-gift if the gifts are personalized for you.
So let’s re-gift today and throughout the year than letting all those lovely gifts collect dust!
How Can We Observe National Re-Gifting Day?
- Collect all the unused gifts today!
This National Re-Gifting Day, make a note of all the gifts or any gifts that you haven’t used for whatever reasons. Take time to analyze if you want to pass it on to avoid regretting later.
- Repack them with fresh packaging!
To re-gift, your unused and unwanted gifts always use fresh packaging. You may also create your handmade gift wrap personalized for the person you want to gift.
- Re-gift to anyone who would enjoy the gift
As you pack your gifts make sure to analyze if the person needs that gift. If it’s going to be beneficial, go ahead and re-gift it. If not, there are many other ways to put those unused gifts to use. You could consider selling it or to raise funds for charity too!
- Re-gift to the less privileged in your community
If you are not sure to whom to send your unused gifts to you may celebrate the day by re-gifting them to the less privileged in your community again think if it’s going to be of use for them or not. Else it’s just going to catch dust with them or end up in garbage bins.
- Encourage the spirit of re-gifting on social media!
Love the concept of re-gifting? Encourage friends and family to re-gift their unused gifts today and hereafter. You could write or create a video to share the benefits of regifting and tips to do it well! Use #NationalRe-GiftingDay and #Re-GiftingDay to share on social media!
Interesting Facts About National Re-Gifting Day:
Here are some fun facts about regifting to enjoy your National Re-Gifting Day!
- Survey shows that women tend to regift twice more than men
- As per various surveys that were conducted 60-78% are optimistic about regifting and 69% agree it to be a form of recycling
- One in five people think of reselling or regifting their holiday gifts even before they know what it is they are being gifted
- The common items that fall under the regifting category are books, food, trinkets, and beauty products
- Fruitcake is the most regifted food item!
History Of National Re-Gifting Day:
Re-gifting Day was founded by Money Management International, a debt counseling group. The governor, Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, declared the National Re-Gifting Day to be an official celebration. Thus On every Thursday before Christmas people in the US officially celebrate regifting!