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Is it a good example of responsible recycling??

This year I received a present from my sister-in-law (who is a teacher).

On opening the box, the label inside said 'To teacher from Naomi'.

Last year my husband gave me a nightdress which had originally belonged to his aunt (thankfully unworn!!!).

Now I'm known for my recycling skills...and hate waste and un-necessary manufacture...so I'm now thoroughly confused.

I shouldn't feel hurt....should I?

Posted at 27th Dec 2008 - 05:42PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   Is it a good example of responsible recycling?? Comments: 9

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Elizabethm's Avatar Mmm, think I might find the sister in law's recycling more forgiveable than the husband's! Mind you, that is perhaps a reflection of the state of my husband's aunts.

Posted by: Elizabethm on 27th Dec 2008 at 05:49PM

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Ivy's Avatar Keep the label and the present and return it next year to your SIL!Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Ivy on 27th Dec 2008 at 06:58PM

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Faith's Avatar Oh good idea Ivy - how funny!

I once received a present from one of Hub1's aunts which had a label saying 'To Joyce from Flo' - but it was quite nice so I kept it!

Another time I was splitting up with a bloke and going back to original bloke - first one had given me an overly elaborate Easter Egg done up all posh in a box and I decided to give it to original bloke without saying where I got it from of course! Then I panicked in case first bloke had written a note and somehow concealed it inside the box!

Posted by: Faith on 27th Dec 2008 at 07:29PM

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Faith's Avatar Oh and Salle.... WHAT did you say to your husband about the nightdress? Mine wouldnt survive to tell the tale I think!

Posted by: Faith on 27th Dec 2008 at 07:30PM

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Camilla's Avatar A nighty bought for me this Christmas, but I did give my HL a present of a certain men's aftershave only to discover that my daughter had given him exactly the same one, oh well, two's better than one.Smile

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 28th Dec 2008 at 12:40AM

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KittyB's Avatar That nighty story is classic. Awful but funny.
Recycling gifts is now officially called 'regifting' and if you're open about it then I think it's not too bad. I gave H's teacher a book from my shelf about Venice and The Fenice opera house fire, after a conversation we'd had, I knew she'd be interested so I passed it on to her under the guise of a gift. Hope she liked it. Embarassed

Posted by: KittyB on 28th Dec 2008 at 10:00AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Ah I like the term re-gifting and making it a green thing to do . . . better than taking all your old stuff to jumble sales Twisted Evil

Salle I think the 're-gifting' would have brought a smile to my face . . . and then I would have got my own back Twisted EvilTwisted Evil

Posted by: Westerwitch on 28th Dec 2008 at 03:07PM

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Grouse's Avatar My family often give each other old books, or bits of china found in charity shops or market stalls........thoughtful and bound to be cherished rather than a duty purchase. We would always rather a second hand book than money wasted on a thoughtless gift.....but unwanted gifts are put straight into the charity shop as we would rather not give than give insincerely.

Posted by: Grouse on 28th Dec 2008 at 08:13PM

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Grouse's Avatar My family often give each other old books, or bits of china found in charity shops or market stalls........thoughtful and bound to be cherished rather than a duty purchase. We would always rather a second hand book than money wasted on a thoughtless gift.....but unwanted gifts are put straight into the charity shop as we would rather not give than give insincerely.

Posted by: Grouse on 28th Dec 2008 at 08:14PM

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