Re-Gifting Day 16th December

So this is a new one to me, and honestly there is nothing worse than having to re-gift a gift because it is something you would NEVER USE or it is just so ugly, such an hideous colour, or just SO NOT your cup of tea...

Yes apparently this is an actual day celebrated by some and is also an Office Holiday in some countries. 

It originated because office workers who were given gifts that they didn't really want but didn't want to throw away, re-gifted their present to someone who would want it and make good use of it.

For those of you who have never been in this situation or have never hear of it... Re-Gifting is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift. 

Re-gifting can sometimes be a cruel or awkward task.  Why? Because there are times when you may have had it in the cupboard for a while and forgotten who gave it to you and you accidentally re-gift to them, or someone happens to mention to the receive that they know who originally purchased the gift and who it was originally given too.

So lets do something different with this concept, and make it a nice gratifying experience for all.

1) Take the time to think about the person you are buying for, what do they like? what do they do as a hobby? what colours do they normally wear? What do they normally eat or drink? What scents do they like?

2)Many people in the world (especially with the current Covid-19 crisis) do not have or are not able to purchase the luxuries that some of us can or do have. So take the time to think about who could benefit from this "GIFT" or where could you donate it to?

I have added a couple of suggestions below, these suggestions are just that and are places I have had to turn to at times in my past and was very grateful for the assistance received.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/help-us/appeals-events/salvation-army-2021-christmas-appeal

https://www.lionsclubs.org.nz/

https://womensrefuge.org.nz/

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/stores/kindnessstore?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2NaNBhDvARIsAEw55hiAxS2zVR8uzYRiIG_wD-sfT8Zd5MAdIr-aCWYL85IWzl_bBjUJ3cYaAoIKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds