December 1, 2010

'Tis The Season To NOT BRING PEOPLE SMELLY CANDLES

Is it because I live in the land of Yankee Candle? Why do people bring me smelly candles?

I.
Hate.
Them.

Disclosure: I save the smelly candles for two years. And then I re-gift them back to the person who gifted them to begin with. Because: they obviously like smelly candles (they gave them as a gift! It isn't mean!), but I don't want to be a jackass (two years - so as not to be completely obvious).

Gets them out of my house and into a good home.

What do you re-gift?

17 comments:

  1. Holiday decorations. I hate plastic santas, porcelain snowmen and anything with overly bright colors. Anything that sings, dances or makes fart noises (Really. They exist) Someone gave me snowmen salt and pepper shakers one year. They may still be packed away somewhere just waiting for the next unsuspecting victim.

    I love smelly candles though!

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  2. I totally agree about the candles. I cannot go near a candle shop (even *gasp* Yankee Candle) as they can trigger a migraine in .001 seconds. I do however like some scented candles - generally ones that are high quality clean scents. Not Glade, no flowers/fruit or baked goods (gag). The only Yankee Candles I have found that are okay in limited use are: sage & citrus in their regular line and silvery moon in the beanswax line. But it's the season for the christmas cookie and balsam fir (neither of which smell very good to me) I'd much rather smell the real thing. Happy Holidays!

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  3. Ha!

    I also think that smelling REAL chocolate (while I am eating it)is LOADS better than a chocolate scented candle, that makes you hungry, but you can't eat it.

    Just sayin'.

    As for regifts . . . anything is up for grabs. I would rather that someone get use out of a gift than have it sit in my closet being unused. :)

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  4. DITTO! Hate those smelly things. Yuck. And, driving by the Yankee Candle factory makes me gag. I regift weird birthday gifts my kids receive to other unwitting recipients.

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  5. I'm allergic to most candles, so my friends know which ones I can tolerate. I seldom have to worry about the re-gift thing because when I get gifts it's usually for a reason that they know what I want. {I don't celebrate holidays} An anniversary gift or just because they were thinking of me yields pretty good gifts!! ^_^ I try to do the same.

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  6. That's hilarious that you regift them after two years - Brilliant!

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  7. I laughed out loud at this. I Like high-quality candles in very specific, woodsy-type scents, so it is rare that anyone gets me a candle that I like, and I have regifted all of them except the really cheap/stinky ones that I don't want anyone to think *I* would ever pick out.

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  8. That is pure genius! I hate getting smelly candles for presents too. They are right behind picture frames. How many million mismatched picture frames can one person handle?!

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  9. I don't regift anything, and I love scented candles haha (especially if they're a special holiday scent)

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  10. AAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAHA That i hysterical! I do like some smelly candles I must admit. But I'm pretty specific. I only like them if they smell like apples. As for regifting? I dont usually regift. I usually shove it in the closet and the throw it away or donate it like 3 years later or in my next move. hahaha.

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  11. I save anything awful for our "white elephant" swaps we do at work- the worse the gift, the funnier:) Though, I recently re-gifted Dunkin' Donuts giftcard. . . cuz that's not really coffee imo. . . but know the person I gave it to really appreciated it:)

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  12. I hate smelly candles too!! Luckily my mom loves them, so she receives them in lieu of flowers when we come over for dinner. It's perfect!

    Aleksandra
    follow our foster: loveandaleash.wordpress.com

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  13. I have Yankee candles because they SUCK. I don't re-gift anymore, I donate (or, unfortunately, toss) the stuff I don't want.

    I HAVE gifted stuff I initially bought for myself because I get bad buyer's remorse and will justify the purchase by giving it to a friend for Christmas or their birthday. :)

    New follower from zeh thrift collective, I'll be back for more.

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  14. I so agree with the smelly candles. The only one we burn in our house is Capri Blue's Volcano from Anthro.

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  15. Your post made me chuckle. I used to receive scented candles as gifts but could never light them. Sometimes I couldn't even be near them unlit. I have asthma and the scented candles seem to be one of the main triggers. And I also have regifted them--although not to the person who gave the original gift. I think, though, I've hinted enough that I no longer get them!

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  16. real smells from real stuff are for me! no fake smells please.

    i regift everything i possibly can. i am so afraid of becoming a hoarder, i let my down-to-earth friends get first crack at my re-giftables. these are people who are not offended by regifting, reusing, common sense, or recycling. if they are not snapped up, then, off to "the rock" they go. the rock is a very special place on hillside ave where interesting items are often found awaiting their destiny. in general, things rarely last more than a few hours at "the rock". check it out, local peoples!

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  17. LOL. You're too funny. I regift gift bags. is that wrong?? I usually do this because I'm always out of wrapping paper and these are what I have on hand. So I've probably wrapped someone's gift in a gift bag they gave me. LOL.

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