Regifting Etiquette 101

Woman with gift
Woman with gift

With more Americans regifting this holiday season, we thought we'd have The Emily Post Institute's Anna Post weigh in on regifting etiquette.

Here are the rules:

Good Gifts Only

Regifting is perfectly acceptable, yet while this is a practical solution -- especially in an economy that's as weak as this one -- you must give good gifts only, says Post. In other words, nothing from last year or two years ago. This is not an opportunity to clean out your closet. Think new items -- whether a sweater or a bottle of perfume -- that don't necessarily match your tastes, but would be perfect, say, for your mother-in-law.