John Oliver and his show “Last Week Tonight” is off the air until well after the holidays, but before he went, he covered an urgent issue near and dear to American’s hearts this holiday season: Re-gifting. How to do it and who to do it to.

“During the holidays, you are going to receive one profoundly underwhelming gift”

“The ideal place for a re-gift is clearly an office secret Santa because re-gifting there is like peeing in the ocean. Sure its not right, but its an ultimately harmless solution to an urgent problem”

Some common-sense, hilarious advice on how to get rid of a gift you hate, without all of your loved ones hating you too.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at