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#1 handsfull

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Just throwing it out there and want to get some feedback as to whether I should do this or not.

My twins get given two of everything basically for their birthdays.  We really appreciate the genorosity and their kindness. however there is only so much and so many they can play will and some are not age appropriate (ie. presents are too young for them IYKWIM).  So therefore we have a stash of presents brand new unopened in the closet.

Would it be tacky to donate these to the toy appeal or would it be putting them to good use?


#2 QueenIanthe

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Seems a sensible use of them to me.

#3 Therese

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

I think it is a great idea.

#4 Heather11

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

As long as they are unopened, never been used and you no longer want them, then Yes it would be great in my opinion if you pass them on to be used by those less fortunate.

#5 Crinkle cut

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

Sounds sensible to me.  Why keep them unopened and unused in a closet when they could bring someone less fortunate joy?

#6 ComradeBob

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

As long as they're unused, in original packaging and don't look tatty, then no, I think it's a lovely idea.

#7 Frau Farbissina

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

Totally fine to do IMO

#8 Julie3Girls

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

Unopened in original packaging ... definitely fine!!
A terrific use for duplicate presents.

#9 lizzzard

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Gosh, why would it be tacky? I think it's a great use for them.

#10 Oriental lily

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

Sounds great.

#11 Floral Arrangement

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

Perfect thing to do I have just done similar myself.

#12 handsfull

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Thanks ladies.  

So glad to know I'm not breaking unwritten rules so to speak as it would be such as shame to leave them sitting there gathering dust.  Have some lovely things to give them.  

Now to find the Xmas tags......

#13 mustangshelly

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

What a great idea.  Another suggestion for you is if your twins go to school maybe ask the school if there are any families doing it tough at the school or in need and they're willing to tell you.  

It's heartbreaking for some parents to know their children won't get anything for Christmas and it's through no fault of their own.  You will definitely make someone's day.  



#14 handsfull

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:58 PM


Its actually the school chaplain who has started the toy drive.  He has access to families who really are in need at the school as well as through his church group.  This chaplain actually does a huge amount for the school and the families in need.  He even has an afterschool activity program where his church bus will pick them up give them afternoon tea and supervise play at their centre.  

For once I will know where these toys are "going" so to speak and if we can brighten a little person's day that's all that counts.

#15 mustangshelly

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

handsfull - what a wonderful chaplain and you're so thoughtful for what you're doing.  Just imagine those little faces when they receive such a great surprise.


#16 Chocolate Addict

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

I just regifted some presents to the Kmart wishing tree. My son got games for his birthday that he already had in different versions - how many different snakes and ladders can one 7yo have???

I couldn't regift them to school incase one of the people that gave them to him saw them! lol

So, yep, go for it. original.gif

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