LOL....Bobbi, you're so funny...."horrified." I know, the concept sounds really not-so-great.:(.....but, "yes," lots of people do this re-gifting. I know I have received, as well as given "re-gifts."
I'll simply give you my own personal PERSPECTIVE, and you can take it from there. OK? After all, isn't everything, a matter of HOW we look at it?
Let's say.....you give me a pair of gloves, as a gift. I will love them, I'm sure and feel so special that you thought of me and be sincerely grateful...
However, let's also say I have 4 pair of gloves, collected through the years and I wear NONE of them.
I have choices.....I can put these new gloves in the same drawer with the other 4 pair.....which some day, will probably all go to charity or on a Yard Sale Table (Heaven forbid!). I could take the time & effort to return them for "something else," which is then, not the gift you gave me at all...or I could let my grandchildren stuff them with tissue and paint faces on them and make colorful Rooster Puppets...(and make damned sure they are hidden, should you stop by!)
But instead....I wrap them and give them to my Daughter-in-law as a gift because I know she loves gloves and wears them all the time. Technically, it's as though rather than gloves, you gave me $money$ as a gift.....and I spent that money to "shop." (BTW....if you're giving me a gift....I LIKE money, thanks).......So, it all seems to be fine, don't you think? It's not at all like you're passing a gift you don't LIKE, on to someone you don't LIKE. The sentiment (thought) is there in both cases, wrapped in love.....
Warning: If you choose to join the ranks of the re-gifters......always keep the givers name with the gift. One year for Christmas, I gave my mother the sweater she had given me the year before. Since my mother, of all people, knew her daughter as an air head.....she loved it!
Well, there ya go, Bobbi.....that's MY take on this!