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Would you tell them you originally gave it to them or just move on?

Posted by mom160289, 6th December 2019

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  • Depends who it was. If I was close to the family member I’d laugh and say something. Like oh this is cool, where’d you buy this from? And wait for a reaction

  • If it was your sister, I totally would! If not, I would let it pass

  • Too funny and how awkward.
    But no I would just let it be, the gift obviously didn’t Need.
    No point making it more awkward or creating tension.

    But in saying that how do you know it’s the exact one and not one they brought!
    I always re buy gifts for other people like toys they got my kids if my kids love it or if it’s a super annoying one with so much noise I usually buy one back for their child ahaha

  • I would say just move on. They have probably forgotten you’ve given it to them, and register for next time, that it wasn’t a suitable present for them in the first place, or if it was, think about the reasons as to why they might have given it back. Are they in financial hardship and so for them to spend money on a present for you, something they couldn’t afford? do they think you would enjoy it more?

  • If it the same gift, but a new one, I would assume they like it so much that they thought to gift one to you … if, however, it is the exact gift that you gave to them, then I would say something – in a joking way, so not to offend, but would ensure it wouldn’t happen again!

  • I always make a point of remembering who gave what gift and never registered back. If they gift you back your gift, either joke about it or not mention it. It depends on the person.

  • No doubt I would let them know it was a gift I gave to them. I would also laugh about it. So they didn’t like it, at least they didn’t throw it out. I think re gifting us a great idea, but wouldn’t recommend you give a gift to someone who gave you the gift in the first place

  • I would definitely let them know,how rude they can’t remember who gave it to them!

  • Gift cards are they best for presents

  • what can you do really – just move on. There is not point creating awkwardness.

  • I once bought a gift for a person the same as I was given 2 years before. Fortunately I still had the container (part used) that I had been given. When the person visited me a few weeks later I explained that I might have done exactly that and showed her the container I was using. We had a good laugh about it. Maybe if it was a child’s gift the child it was given to didn’t like it and the Mum couldn’t remember where it came from. One year we actually each other’s children the same things. As the children were tiny I asked the Mum if she would like me to exchange it for something else.

  • I wouldn’t say anything-it is what it is even though it is hurtful I’d move on.

  • You know I would not bother to say anything whats done is done

  • Move on, maybe they used your gift liked it so much they thought you would like one too?

  • I’m the type of person that would say something straight out. How awkward, I would buy them super shit presents from now on

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