Ok, ok. Is regifting really such a big deal?
Is regifting rude? You know you do it, or have at least thought about it, but is it really so bad?
When it comes to holiday cheer in the workplace, nearly four in 10 workers have passed a gift from a family member off to a colleague or friend, according to Reuters. And they're quite good at it. Just 3% say they have been caught out.
But, even if somebody had noticed, new research suggests that regifting isn't all that offensive, Live Science reports. Although it depends on whether you're giving or receiving.
Either way though, there are a few guidelines to follow: Unopened, no seals broken, no personal names or initials.
"On a practical level, our results suggest a simple solution to increase regifting," says lead researcher Francis Flynn.
"Givers should encourage receivers to use gifts freely, perhaps even telling them that passing the presents along would not be offensive. This would not only increase gift-recycling behaviour, it would also reduce unnecessary guilt experienced over such behaviour."
Sometimes though, things simply don't go as planned. Click here for a sample of regifting tales from those who know.
Is regifting that big a sin? Something to be avoided? Or is it all about how you go about it?By Gordon Powers, MSN Money