Re-Gifting Going Mainstream

49% of Women will re-gift unwanted presents this year

Give fewer gifts: This doesn't mean you need to be a Scrooge -- just get a little more creative. Give homemade food, tickets to a concert, gift certificates to a spa or a donation to a favorite cause in the receiver's name. If you still want to put a more traditional gift under the tree, buy one wrapped in as little packaging as possible, recommends PlanetGreen.com. (iStock)

Do you find Christmas shopping an expensive, tiring and stressful experience?

You may be surprised to find your neighbors and, maybe even, relatives are less stressed because they have joined the going number of people turning to re-gifting.

     According to a Birchbox http://www.birchbox.com/beauty-pulse/holiday-2012 survey of 3,000 women, 49 per cent will re-gift unwanted presents this year.

By contrast, 64 per cent of people think it is rude to save and re-use wrapping paper.