An etiquette expert reveals the proper way to regift—and what to do when it's a definite faux-pas.
The holiday season is without a doubt the most wonderful time of the year. But it can also be a tricky season to navigate, etiquette-wise: with countless holiday parties to attend and numerous gift exchanges to participate in, it can be difficult to make sure you're giving an appropriate present every time. And there's where the dilemma of regifting comes in. Regifting a present that was originally given to you can seem like it's always a faux-pas, but there are very specific situations in which it's okay to pass along a gift that you won't use.
We consulted etiquette expert Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette and author of Modern Etiquette Made Easy, for her best tips on when it's okay to regift a present—and when you should avoid recycling a gift completely.