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Old 05-07-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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Is it improper etiquette...

...to sell or regift a wedding gift?
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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I would say yes... if they find out
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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People who are close to me know better than to give me such gifts.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:14 PM   #4
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Maybe it's bad karma
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what did they give you?
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:17 PM   #6
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I don't think so. I gave my SIL a serving set thing( a dish with bowls) for her birthday. Turns out she really liked it and brought to an Easter party. That's when it got a little scary for me because my Aunt who gave me the dish was there. Ooops. If that's not an issue for you then go for it. I also returned most of my gifts for legit reasons and it paid for everyone's xmas presents that year! Woo for me.
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personally I would feel guilty.

hold on to it for 20 years and then sell it on Lies!

it could be a cool retro gift then!
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One is a big box of wine glasses. I hate wine, Phil is epileptic and can't drink it. I've never had a glass of wine in my life and don't care to, nor will I be hosting parties to drink wine that I hate and can't afford. The box has been taking up a large portion of space in our pantry for over 2 years.

Another is a salad serving thing. It's hideously ugly (to me, probably a pretty keepsake for someone else) but was pretty expensive (it's coated in silver or something special that is just a pain in the ass b/c it has to be cleaned/shined with special stuff). This is also in a large box taking up space in the pantry.

I have no idea who gave me wine glasses. My uncle gave me the serving set (he's the rich type who will ignore your gift list and buy something flashy like that to show off) and I see him maybe twice a year, never in a context where I would be carrying around expensive servingware. I appreciate the sentiment but why not sell it to someone who has dinner parties and thinks fancy servingware is fabulous?

We are not the wine-tasting-silver-servingware type people, we order pizza or BBQ and drink beer.
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...to sell or regift a wedding gift?
No, I don't think so. I'm sure you get a lot of stuff that you don't need/want for an occasion like that.

You've been married for a few years now, right? I think most people would have forgotten what they bought for you by now, so I'd say go for it. Try getting rid of what you don't want on Craigslist - I've had great luck selling things through that.
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One is a big box of wine glasses. I hate wine, Phil is epileptic and can't drink it. I've never had a glass of wine in my life and don't care to, nor will I be hosting parties to drink wine that I hate and can't afford. The box has been taking up a large portion of space in our pantry for over 2 years.

Another is a salad serving thing. It's hideously ugly (to me, probably a pretty keepsake for someone else) but was pretty expensive (it's coated in silver or something special that is just a pain in the ass b/c it has to be cleaned/shined with special stuff). This is also in a large box taking up space in the pantry.

I have no idea who gave me wine glasses. My uncle gave me the serving set (he's the rich type who will ignore your gift list and buy something flashy like that to show off) and I see him maybe twice a year, never in a context where I would be carrying around expensive servingware. I appreciate the sentiment but why not sell it to someone who has dinner parties and thinks fancy servingware is fabulous?

We are not the wine-tasting-silver-servingware type people, we order pizza or BBQ and drink beer.
sounds like you've got a date with Ebay
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Everyone gives wine glasses for wedding gifts-when they can't or don't want to think of anything else. Sometimes you can put candles in them-votives or tea lights.

Neither one is something you could give to charity either

Did you send them thank you cards? That would lessen the guilt a bit
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Sounds like they were really bad gifts. In that case just put it online or such. If people are offended, you can just tell them honestly that you really don't know what to do with it and would give it back to them or so?

I hate birthdays for this reason, well my own birthdays. People just do not understand what to give me. I am allergic to liquorice, makes me vomit badly, and ofcourse, someone always gives me that. If they can't think of something, they give me crap gifts like girly things. Wtf? Just give me money or a cd coupon or whatever.
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Everyone gives wine glasses for wedding gifts-when they can't or don't want to think of anything else. Sometimes you can put candles in them-votives or tea lights.

Neither one is something you could give to charity either

Did you send them thank you cards? That would lessen the guilt a bit
Oh yeah I did my cards like 2 weeks after the wedding.

I just called my mom and she says sell 'em, lol
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He's a regifter!
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:40 PM   #15
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From Anna Post with Brides magazine:

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Is it okay to return a wedding gift that we don't want or need? My FMIL's friend sent us beer mugs—the problem is, we don't drink!

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This reminds me of the doggie bed I received at my wedding. That was 25 years ago—and I still don't have a dog. It's practically a rite of passage for every newly married couple to get a gift or two that is so unsuitable, it just makes you wonder. If you're sure your mother-in-law's friend won't be dropping by your home for an occasion when, presumably, you'd be breaking out the mugs, it's okay to return them to the store or pass them along to a beer drinker who has zero connection to her—after, of course, sending a gracious thank-you note.
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