National Re-Gifting Day - December 15
Thu, Dec 21, 2023

National Re-Gifting Day

National Re-Gifting Day is a uniquely American holiday that allows people to give away gifts that they don’t need, don’t like, or don’t fit. This is a great way to get rid of unwanted items and make someone else happy!


The term “regifting” was popularized by the TV show “Seinfeld.” However, the concept of donating unwanted items has been used long before this. Some people believe it’s wrong to give away gifts, but we think it’s a win-win situation.

National Re-Gifting Day began to be celebrated on a larger scale in 2008, with everyone from office workers to stay-at-home moms taking part.

Interesting facts

  • In Persia, chess sets are given to newlyweds as part of the wedding tradition.
  • In Australia, people can make a list of desired gifts and share it with friends, who can then decide amongst themselves who will give what.
  • The Statue of Liberty was donated to the United States by France.
  • The most famous example of regifting is the Trojan Horse.
  • Eskimos are known to create ice sculptures as gifts.
  • According to statistics, pets receive more presents than people.

How to take part

To participate in National Re-Gifting Day, first go through your possessions and select items you no longer need. This is your chance to pass along a gift that will make someone else happy. Once you have picked out the items, post about the holiday on social media and talk about it with your followers.

When is National Re-Gifting Day celebrated in 2023?

National Re-Gifting Day is observed on the third Thursday of December each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday December 21 2023
Thursday December 19 2024
Thursday December 18 2025
Thursday December 17 2026