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Regift this Christmas

Nov 18

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18/11/2008 11:47  RssIcon

Be ultra thrifty and swap unwanted presents


Regifting - the act of giving an unwanted gift to someone else; to give as a gift something that one previously received as a gift.

Beat both the credit crunch and do something for the planet this festive season by regifting it, suggests Nigel's Eco Store

"It happens every year that someone gives you a gift you have no use for but you know would be perfect for someone else," says Nigel from Nigel's Eco Store. "Instead of letting all that stuff go to waste, why not pass it on to people who will really appreciate it?"


Regifting is very simple. Just log on to the forums at and post details of your unwanted gift, or of an item you are trying to get hold of, and get swapping with other regifters. Or do it on Facebook or just email round your friends.

Nigel says, "People might think regifting makes you cheap, but I think it shows you have top green values. A study by the WWF revealed that in the last three decades, we have consumed a third of the world's natural resources, so we need to be more thoughtful about the way we use everything - regifting is simply a sub-category of 'reusing and recycling'!"





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