i gave my mother what i thought was a really gorgeous and snuggly dark purple chenille sweater years ago for Xmas.
i got it back for my b-day with the tags still on it...in late May. definitely not sweater season. when i opened the package mom sent me i had to call her up and ask her why she re-gifted me the sweater i gave her a few months earlier. she was mortified to get caught b/c she didn't remember who gave it to her and decided to give it to me b/c she knows i adore the softness of chenille and love purple.
i asked her why she didn't like the sweater and she said, "Haven't you noticed that I'm wearing tank tops in deep winter for the last 2 years? Menopause! That sweater would've given me heat stroke!" i cracked up over that and wasn't mad.
but once in a while i tease her about re-gifting me the sweater...she hates
that, but that's what she gets for regifting, and being really forgetful.