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    I rec'd one $40 Lowes gift card for the garden from son#1, son#2 gave nothing but he's a broke college kid and I don't need anything, my parents gave me cash. That's it so far. I expect maybe 2 more checks in the mail.
    We had maybe 5 little pieces of trash after opening gifts. Everything was wrapped in either fabric gift bags or tins we've used for years and everything was useful or gift cards. The one item that came in a large cardboard box I wrapped with a table cloth. That cardboard box will be used to mail stuff back to college for son#2.
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    I gave my husband a copper waterbottle and a second hand book about wildflower propogation. He gave me a sketchpad, a little cardinal, and a cookie cutter.

    Happily, my dil loved the earrings I bought her at a farm fair this summer from a lady who makes them from washed up beach glass. I also gave them a set of their china that she started buying from the goodwill last year--found a complete set at our goodwill one day. It was horribly expensive to mail, but it is their new everyday china and she loves it. So that was a real win!

    GD loved Madeleine, which was one of my favorites when I was little. So that was so fun, to share that with her. Oh, and I found a couple of novels that are my all time favorites at estate sales this summer and sent them to my son, so he gets to share that.

    Other son's rescue pup ate the game I sent GS, so that was kind of a holiday low, but funny.

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    How lucky to find a complete set of china that she wanted! Funny about the dog.

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    My most useful gift was a package of nine pairs of black socks. I walk so much at my job that I wear holes in socks and was tired of mending them. Two other coworkers were hoping for new socks too.

    I refuse to participate in gift exchanges because I know I'll get something I don't want. Plus I don't work directly with all of my coworkers on other shifts and don't know them well.

    There's nothing wrong with regifting.

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    I re-gifted quite a few things this year and the recipients all seemed very please. I love finding homes for things that others will use but I will not.
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    I like “used” items, that isnt what I mean by regifting. There is nothing wrong, agreed, with passing on an item that you believe will give pleasure to someone else.

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    I bet that was what my aunt was thinking the Christmas she wrapped a handful of random perfume samples for me...

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