Ok so there is this woman I have worked with for 4 years now and I swear in all that time she has never given me a new (like she bought it herself) gift. For example, last year for my birthday she gave me a gift and for the first time I thought "wow!! this time she really made an effort!!"... and on a closer inspection I saw her name engraved on the back, then some elses, then the year 1995!!!! This has really annoyed me in the past - but I was really quite offended the other day when she gave a substantial gift to a close colleague of mine that I remember someone giving to her last year. Everyone was talking about how stunning it was and I, without thinking first, came out with ..."I swear I have seen that before...." she quickly turned around and walked away. Now I love this woman to bits... maybe I am being harsh... but is this "re-gifting" common practice???????? Now my attitude concerning regifting is that it is nasty and thoughtless. I would rather receive nothing or at least a simple card than junk some one else does not want. Am i being ungrateful? Thoughts? Opinions?