NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It happens to us every year. We smile, show how grateful we are, and above all else, we keep our real feelings inside when given a Christmas gift we simply can't stand.
We feel guilty about it. We know that someone has gone out of their way to get us a gift they think is special, but for some reason, we just hate it.
Whether it is a foul-smelling perfume, a book the person proclaims we must read because it changed their life, or the ugliest article of clothing ever created, sometimes we just get a Christmas gift that leaves us wondering: "What did I ever do to this person?"
But we must keep those thoughts to ourselves and give a grateful hug. Then, after we close the door behind our well-meaning but misguided friend, we slap a fresh layer of wrapping paper on that puppy and add it to the pile of presents we're planning on regifting.
National Regifting Day is a made-up holiday in the U.S. and has been held on the third Thursday of December for the past several years.
The term regifting was popularized in the long-running 1990s TV sitcom "Seinfeld," but the practice of giving someone a present that was originally meant for you long predates the phrase.
Have you ever regifted? Have you ever received a present that you suspect is a regift? Well take a look at our list of the 10 most commonly regifted Christmas gifts and find out:
Not everyone loves a scented candle. For some people the aroma can be too much, and it leaves them with a sense of nausea rather than relaxation.
Keep the wrap on these pungent items and give them to a co-worker when you exchange your Secret Santa gifts.