Desperate for a gift as we approach Christmas Day? 1200 WOAI's Stephanie Narvaez reports that 're-gifting' has lost its stigma, and in many ways may be the perfect answer to your gift giving woes.
Re-gifting, of course, is taking a gift you have been given that you don't want or need, and giving it to somebody else.
Limor Suss, a lifestyle expert for Trend-girl.com, tells 1200 WOAI news there is 'no shame' in re-gifting.'
"Gifts should be unopened, unused, brand new," she said. "Even if it’s a book-like thing, you can browse through it, but make sure the pages aren't creased or anything like that. You never want to re-gift something that isn't brand new."
She says used gifts are completely out, and if you do decide to re-gift, it's nice to give more than you got.
"A lot of times maybe you got a gift that you want to re-gift," she said. "Let’s say you got a bottle of wine. How about amping it up by adding some monogrammed wine glasses? That just adds to the gift."
Experts say re-gifting clothing items is much more problematic due to styles and tests. She says clothing items should not be re-gifted, except for items like bathrobes.
"Alcohol is super easy to re-gift. What you don't way to re-gift is anything that is edible, anything that is perishable. You also don't want to re-gift something that somebody made you, something that is a DIY, you don't want to re-gift that."
Be sure to remove all of the tags and replace them, you certainly don't want to re-gift something which is still labeled as a gift to you.
And keep track of your gifts. The last thing you want to do is re-gift something back to the person who gave it to you.