3 items your family and friends won’t want to re-gift

Even when re-gifting is something many people do – whether they admit it or not – it can hurt to think your gift wasn’t wanted by the recipient and was instead passed along to someone else. But you don’t have to worry with these three strategies for outstanding gift giving every time.

  1. The perfectly practical
    With budgets tight and the cost of living high, there’s nothing like getting a break on practical purchases that take a regular chunk out of your wallet. Ask your family and friends what they need this year and tell them you’re good for it. Think about their lifestyle and what makes a difference. If they have a draining commute to work or school, a gas card will be appreciated. If they work outdoors, give them a nice pair of warm socks. Treat coffee lovers to a break at their local café.
  2. The enticing activity
    Perfect for a minimalist who despises clutter or an adventurer looking for something new, turning any gift into an activity or event is a great way to treat the recipient to something fun and spend some quality time together – plus it can’t be re-gifted. There’s everything from tickets to a concert or sporting event to activities like rock climbing. Learning together in a cooking class can be fun too. You can also think further outside the box – and maybe closer in line with a budget – and create your own experience for them by offering to cook their favourite meal.
  3. The kind causes
    Donating to a worthy cause on behalf of someone else is always a meaningful gift, and it won’t require the recipient to do anything or store anything at home. A source like the World Vision gift catalogue is filled with various options that can give them the warm fuzzies of knowing their gift goes to help the world’s most vulnerable children. Many of these gifts will be multiplied by governments and corporations totalling up to seven times the amount of your gift. No re-gifting in sight.

More information about the catalogue is available at worldvision.ca/gift

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