Watch John Oliver Outline Top Regifting Strategies for the Holidays
"Gift bags are the sweatpants of gift wrapping: Sure, it’s lazy, but it’s undeniably better than not putting on anything at all."
John Oliver's gift to viewers during a Last Week Tonight hiatus is a short video clip on top regifting strategies.
"During the holidays, you are going to receive at least one profoundly underwhelming gift," he said. "That’s just a fact. At some point this month, you will unwrap a present that induces the sort of jaw-dropping disappointment that one normally associates with the term 'lettuce wrap.'"
Such presents include "a scented candle, which is just a candle that’s extra desperate for attention. Or maybe you’ll get an Edible Arrangement, which says, 'I don’t know you very well, but if you’re anything like me, you have to eat, or else you’ll die.'"
Oliver then outlined the do's and don'ts of regifting, like making sure there's a degree of separation between the original gifter and the regifted, and presenting the recycled present somewhat properly. "Gift bags are the sweatpants of gift wrapping: Sure, it’s lazy, but it’s undeniably better than not putting on anything at all."
There's also one surefire place to ditch the unwanted present: the office Secret Santa gift exchange: “It's like peeing in the ocean: Sure, it’s not right, but it’s an ultimately harmless solution to an urgent problem."
Watch the video below.