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Do you re-gift?

Christmas is a time of giving, but it can also be an occasion for receiving less-than-desirable presents.

Instead of stuffing castoffs into junk drawers, a growing number of people are finding ways to put unwanted gifts into the hands of more appreciative recipients.

Once viewed as socially unacceptable, regifting is gaining new currency in the age of social media.

Fiona MacGillivray traded some old items for brand new makeup that she planned to give as a Christmas gift.

The 20-something singer says the millennial mindset is particularly geared to rejecting the accumulation of possessions, especially at the holidays. And re-gifting unwanted presents is the perfect response.

The Toronto-based online platform Bunz launched in 2013 has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers in 250 cities. Instead of selling items for cash, people exchange their castoffs for something they want.

"Bunz is a great place to get rid of the things that your aunt gave you or your students gave you that missed the mark without actually throwing them in the garbage or letting them collect dust in your garage," MacGillivray said in an interview.



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