Study says that Half of Americans are re-gifters!



Half of Americans say they re-gift
POSTED: 2:33 p.m. EDT, October 5, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) — Wrapping up that unwanted picture frame from last Christmas and giving it to someone else as a gift might not be as taboo as it once was, according to a study released Wednesday.

The survey of 1,505 American adults, conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive, found that over half of the respondents admitted to “re-gifting” with passing on gifts becoming a far more common and acceptable phenomenon.

In fact 78 percent of consumers who were polled felt that it was acceptable to re-gift some or most of the time.

Nancy Wong, a spokeswoman for Harris Interactive, said she was surprised by the number of people who admitted to re-gifting.

“It’s not something I’ve thought about and when I saw that nearly half had done it — 52 percent have re-gifted and or would re-gift — it’s quite a significant number,” Wong told Reuters.

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Ok, so that means that five our of every ten of my gifts was originally someone else. You all suck!


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  1. Actually when I first saw it I didn’t think it was a Tootsie Roll…I don’t even want to tell you what I thought it was, it would be inappropriate…

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