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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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  • 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


  • I think you need to move on. But wow embarrassing!


  • I think it depends on how well you know the person, I would not like to embarrass them personally, but if it was family I would tell them by saying “didn’t I give you one of these,looks similar”


  • Oh, that’s quite embarrassing. Probably I wouldn’t say anything either. But for sure I wouldn’t spend any more time in the future looking for a gift for them. A voucher would do. :-)


  • My sister regifted my gift to her kid to mine! Lol didn’t say anything


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