I have 2 stories, it really surprises me that people can be so blatant with re gifting. The point is that the recipient should not know it is not an original gift for them! Has anyone ever had this happen? Stories of people saying "Hey I hate this sweater Grandma got me...you have it, Happy Holidays!"
First story happened a couple of Christmas's ago. My BF decided to stop by a relatives house to say Merry Christmas, I think it was a day or so after the Holidays but he had not seen her and some of his cousins were over. They did not know I was coming, we were sitting around talking and his relative said "Funnygal, have you ever heard of re gifting?" I said yes, but I don't think I ever received anything re gifted" and she said "well here is some chocolate I got, but you can have it" Now granted it was Godiva...but I was a little taken aback. I smiled and said thank you.
Yesterday at work I was talking to my coworker, he is a higher up and thinks I am the best thing since sliced bread. He kept mentioning that he wanted to get me something for Christmas. He had mentioned he received a bottle of wine from the CEO and asked what kind I liked. Later on that day I had to drop something off and I jokingly said I would buy his wine off of him for 5 dollars. He said, no he was going to get me a bottle of red wine for Christmas but I can have what the CEO gave him. He did not even look in the package to see what kind of wine or champagne it was and he said "if you take this it saves me a trip" I was REALLY taken aback because I thought he was being kind of rude..forcing this bottle on me. It turns out it was sparkling white wine, I said he could keep it for himself and his new girlfriend for the holidays and he kept insisting so, again I smiled and said thank you. I can bring it for New Years, but still I was really put off by that, am I being silly?