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View Poll Results: Do you recycle some of your children's gifts?

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  • Yes

    31 72.09%
  • No

    12 27.91%
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Do you recycle gifts?

  1. #9
    dimsum mum is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Pokfulam Hong Kong
    i set aside lots of gifts for those long plane rides!

    there are also lots of charities that can use the gifts, or schools.

    if the gifts are inappropriate, (in our house, bratz dolls are inappropriate), then i don't pass them on to anyone.

  2. #10
    AndreaY is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2006
    Hong kong
    I have become cold heartedly systematical about recycling now. We unwrap and list all the presents given to my 3 yr old and 17 month old daughters and whom they are from. We keep the ones we like and think would be appreciated by the girls and the rest (60-70%) remains unopened and stored away. The presents then gets recycled to other friend's children, which is why we note down whom the presents were from, or it can get really embarrassing.

    It's such a waste to have the kids play with stockpile of toys, each only couple of times, then each christmas and birthday becomes just another occasion to accumulate more rubbish. Think this method may get harder to carry out once they get older and realise some of their presents are missing.

  3. #11
    MLBW Guest
    I think that as has been brought out here, that people "recycle" gifts for many reasons--and not just because they didn't like the gift. Sometimes, honestly with babies, you do get too much--especially if you have a big baby shower--and everyone gives you a 10-pack of white onesies--if you have 150 white onesies--and there is no way you can use all of them before your baby outgrows them, it is such a good thing to pass them on to someone who can use them. I totally believe in recycling gifts.

  4. #12
    leeconnie is offline Registered User
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    Apr 2009
    Happy Valley
    What organizations in Hong Kong can receive these gifts?

  5. #13
    marie313 is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2006
    hong kong
    i also have loads and loads of books. would anyone be interested in a book exchange?

  6. #14
    YTV is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2008
    Hong kong
    I had a really great changing mat which was given to me by my friends b/c I had already got a changing mat, I didn't want to be greedy and use another one and wanted less stuff in the house so I re gifted it.
    It's not being cheep, it's being responsible and it helps the environment.

  7. #15
    vienna.yip is offline Registered User
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    Jun 2009
    Tai Koo Shing
    I totally agree on recycling. There's only 1 world, let's do our best to save it.

  8. #16
    bbvv is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2005
    Another suggestion is to let the parents know to include the receipt / gift receipt so that you can go back to the shop to exchange for another gift.

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