Rules for Regifting

Thinking of regifting something you received during the holidays?  I chatted with WNBC's Contessa Brewer on "Weekend Today in New York" about a few tips to keep in mind.

  • While attitudes about regifting have changed, the etiquette of how to receive a gift remains the same.  Accept every gift graciously, and promptly thank the person who gave it to you.
  • Only give the item if it is something you would buy new for that person. 
  • Give new, unused items.  Keep gifts in their original packaging so they do not look used.
  • Remove any cards, and make sure the item has not been monogrammed or personalized.
  • Make a beautiful presentation.  Wrap the item in a new box with fresh seasonal gift wrap, or in an elegant gift bag wrapped in colorful tissue.