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If Colin has to dash out to a dinner party, he relies on his "gifting area" for a last-minute hostess gift. This is where he keeps wrapping paper, note cards and pre-wrapped boxes containing bottles of wine, champagne and fragrant candles.

When Colin gets two of the same type of gift, he stores the duplicate on a designated shelf. "[Then,] I'm able to pass it along to someone who really needs it," he says.

You heard it from the expert—everyone regifts!
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FROM: This Is the Year to Live Well with Colin Cowie
Published on February 19, 2007

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