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Do you recycle gifts?

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    Buckeroo is offline Registered User
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    May 2006
    Hong Kong

    Do you recycle gifts?

    Just curious whether any of you recycle gifts that your kids received for birthdays/Christmas... If not, what do you do with duplicate gifts or ones that you deem "not appropriate" for your child?

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    miaka is offline Registered User
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    Aug 2006
    Chai Wan

    sometimes i'll donate them to the salvation army

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    MLBW Guest

    Yes, I've been known to do this--especially when we receive duplicates of something or simply there is more than enough for my son--I'm always quite careful about the manner in which I do it in order to not offend or hurt the gift-giver.

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    Canucker is offline Registered User
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    Jan 2007
    Hong Kong

    Yes. This Christmas my kids got way too much stuff... and I got a perfume gift set that will find a new home when the time is right.

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    babymommy2 is offline Registered User
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    Aug 2008

    No. If I recieved a duplicate, I would just return one of them. If it was inappropriate age wise, I would put it away unitl my child was older and could play with it. If it was a junk toy I either let them play with it knowing it will break right away, then i throw it in the garbage, or I put it in the pile of stuff for the next garage sale or the pile of stuff for the next donation box. i couldn't re gift it, because if I thought it was a piece of junk I would be to embarased to give it as a gift.

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    nicolejoy is offline Registered User
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    North Point

    I haven't done this - even with stuff that I'm 99% sure she won't ever use... I don't think I would - like babymommy said, (paraphrasing) I'd be embarrassed to give a gift that I personally didn't love - and if I loved it, I'd keep it - not give it away!!

    If I get clothing that is a size too small, I'd try to exchange it for the exact same thing in the correct size, even if I like something else better - I figure that's what the "giver" wanted to give - so I'll graciously accept it :)

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    0ze_Kid is offline Registered User
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    DB, Hong Kong

    I lean towards babymommy2's thinking. I have a box with toys "for a later date" and every 6 months we cull the playroom of toys that have not been played with very often. I will sell a couple and give away the others to charity.

    I have forgotten to do this with books so we have an abundance of those at the moment which I can't seem to be able to sit down and look at as to which ones they no longer read. I really need to do this.

    My biggest annoyance is the little oys and items that are given to children at Seven7 McDonalds and the like... They are rubbish but the kids love them!

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    southside852 is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008

    yep, i do it when my son aslready has the item or if he has something similar to it. i figure another baby would appreciate it more!

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