– It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…for Regifting

Q: What do a used breast pump, a gunky hand blender and a bottle of wine have in common?

A: They were all regifted to people I know. And yes, you read those items correctly.

Chances are, you’ve been the recipient of, or a giver of, a regift. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of regifting (one word) is “to give someone a gift that was previously received from someone else.”

The term “regifting” became popular in a 1995 Seinfeld episode about regifting. While it was a no-no for the Seinfeld characters, according to an American Express survey, “regifting is an increasingly acceptable practice, with the vast majority of Americans (73%) agreeing it’s okay to recycle a gift.”

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