about 3 or 4 years ago, my college sorority sisters started a regifting party. we wanted to get together but the holidays were too crazy. and sometimes we get gifts that we don't need. why throw it away when you can trade them in for something better? we met in january to have some fun! we have had some very interesting presents in the past. my teacher friends always get the strangest gifts. parents, please...if you're going to get your teacher an apple...don't! get them something they can use like pencils, tissues, markers, and paper!
these pictures are from this year and they are very tame compared to past parties. cindy is opening a cardinal hand soap or olive oil dispenser (not sure which it is). this is the only present that is allowed to pop back up year after year. rule # 1) no regifting a regift at a regifting party!
betsy is opening a christmas ornament from the dollar store. one of my friends brought some of her wedding gifts to the party. rule # 2) you can regift any gift that you've received from any occasion.
this year, we really didn't have that many "bad" gifts. some people brought things they just didn't need. amanda is holding a koozie that is super cute! but the regifter that brought it had too many at home.
rule # 3) the shawl that carey's great aunt made must always appear and be wore by whomever opens it! brandy is sporting her new attire!
sorry mom, the naughty/nice make-up bag was regifted and luckily kristy opened it!
carey opened up the coffee set and i wanted it! we open presents the 'dirty santa' way so i was excited to see a gift stolen and i got it!
amanda threw in the i love bbq shirt for laughs! she saw it at walmart and thought her gift would be better with that tee-shirt in the bag! carey is modeling the scarf she opened.
adpi's smiling after a fun night of regifting! last year we had really bad gifts so we collected and donated them to the salvation army! can't wait till next year! *note: some pictures were not posted to protect the innocent.