IFB Poll: Is It Tacky To Host A Blog Giveaway of Unwanted Holiday Gifts?

If you celebrate it, we hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas holiday – or are otherwise spending quality time with friends and loved ones and counting down until 2013. This is a time of year when we dote on the ones we care about with presents and gifts, and hopefully have been doted on yourself.

Just because someone likes you enough to get you a gift (or drew your name in a Secret Santa pool), doesn't always mean they get you. Sometimes, after the holidays come and go, you're left with some things you might not necessarily want or need.

When it comes to an unwanted holiday gift, is it alright to give it away on your blog? After all, your readers might love this thing, and to be able to give it to someone who will love it, that's not a bad thing, right? But — is it in poor taste, to drive traffic with a giveaway, thanks to the generosity of those you know?

We won't decide for you, but ask you to vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

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15 Responses

  1. Christine-Desiree

    I think it is.. also quite rude.. but that is just my opinion.
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  2. Rachel

    I’ve put that it is tacky, but there should be some exceptions. Like, if someone gives you a really popular gift you already own for example? I think giving away a spare Clarasonic would be better than sticking it on eBay.

  3. Angie B

    Why not ? A gift has “value” ONLY when we put it to use.
    Giving something we appreciate… Makes the whole ” giving” gesture more meaningful !!!

  4. Hope Howland

    No way… especially when some of your most loyal followers can be family!

  5. Grace Kendrick

    I don’t think there would be an unwanted present I could consider for a giveaway!
    But if there’s something of good quality you genuinely think your readers might want – then I think It’s acceptable… though I wouldn’t go telling your readers their getting the left overs of your Christmas presents!
    I’ve got a ton of left over chocolate – chocolate giveaway anyone? Somehow I don’t think that would work very well…
    Grace X

  6. Cassaela

    Everything should be put to good use. One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure. Or something like that.

  7. va

    <i don't think it's bad you could just say that the truth that you have no use for them and of course you will have lots of followers who will want to enter because if they are interested in the products and they aren't used then I think it's ok .