Re-Gifting Survey: About Half Are Likely to Be Offended by Re-Gifting

Re-gifting is when a person takes a gift they have received and then gives it to someone else instead of using it themselves. It has become more and more prominent through the years. But some people are still likely to get offended if they find out that someone re-gifted one of their gifts. So what do people think about the concept of re-gifting? And how many have actually done it?

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Re-gifting

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 13% of respondents said they have re-gifted many times. 40% said they’ve just re-gifted items once or twice. And 48% have never re-gifted items to other people.

On the other hand, 13% of respondents said they have received many gifts that they know or suspect were re-gifted to them. 45% think they have receive re-gifted items once or twice. And 42% don’t believe they’ve ever received re-gifted items.

Potential Re-gifters

Those who haven’t already re-gifted don’t seem to be too fond of the process. Of those who have never re-gifted before, just 11% said they would be likely to do so if they received a gift they didn’t really want. 69% said they would be unlikely to do so. And 19% were neutral.

Gift Opinions

So what are the general attitudes toward re-gifting? 44% of respondents said they would be offended if they found out that someone re-gifted an item that they originally gave as a gift. And just 32% said they would be offended if they found out that a gift they received was re-gifted to them.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Wrapped Gifts Retirement Party 7-8-09 8 from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on December 17 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.

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