National Re-Gifting Day

National Re-Gifting Day is a holiday observed annually on the Thursday before Christmas every year. It might seem strange that this holiday falls on a day before Christmas instead of after it; however, there’s actually a good reason for that.

It’s placed on this day because that is when most annual holiday parties are thrown by companies for their employees. Many people tend to re-gift the presents they receive from their coworkers, so this is a perfect day to celebrate this holiday. It’s also a good day for people to take last year’s gifts and give them new life by passing them along to someone else.

The History of National Re-Gifting Day

According to our sources, this holiday was created in 2008 by Bill Ritter Jr., the governor of Colorado at the time. It has been observed ever since.

Fun Facts About Re-Gifting

You may think that you know everything there is to know about re-gifting, but we assure you that isn’t the case. How do we know? We know because we’ve done our research and have found some surprising facts about re-gifting that even we didn’t know. If you don’t believe us, then check out the following facts below.

  • Housewares are the gifts that most people are likely to re-gift.
  • The second most re-gifted gift category is clothing.
  • Approximately 33% of workers admit to re-gifting the gifts given to them by their co-workers.
  • Only about 21% of people re-gift; most people will donate the gift to charity.
  • Over 60% of people who do re-gift say that another person will appreciate the gift more than they will.

Observing National Re-Gifting Day

The name of this holiday says it all. Just take a gift that was given to you and give it to someone else. It’s literally as easy as that. Just don’t let the person who gave it to you know about it. And while you’re observing this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalReGiftingDay to spread the word about it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 19 Thursday
Next year (2025)
December 18 Thursday
Last year (2023)
December 21 Thursday
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