According to Lizzie Post, an etiquette expert and author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 18th Edition, Kim Kardashian‘s plan to give her wedding gifts to charity following her divorce from Kris Humphries is the wrong decision. Post does stress, however, that she’s certainly not again charitable giving, according to People. “I don’t want to come across as saying that charity wouldn’t be a great way to handle it,” she says. “It’s just that in that case, you’re making a charitable donation on someone else’s behalf under your name.” She goes on to say that Kardashian would come across as seeming undeservingly “generous” and will get a bit tax write-off because of it. The right way to handle it, she recommends, is returning the gifts to the givers.
If your marriage dissolves quickly, what do you do with the gifts?
It’s an unfortunate circumstance with which to deal, but when your marriage doesn’t last past the first few months, it’s important to know what to do with the gifts you received at the wedding. Here are some options:
1. Charity: If you think your guests would be offended at getting their gifts back, consider donating them to charity like Kim Kardashian. Just because Lizzie Post doesn’t think it’s the proper thing to do, doesn’t mean it’s not the right decision for you.
2. Return to stores: One option is returning the gifts to the stores they came from, and then giving the money back to your former guests. This eliminates the need for them to go through the trouble to return the gifts themselves.
2. Return to guests: If you’re lacking time and energy, send each of the gifts back to the respective givers. Make sure to include a note thanking them for their kind thoughts.
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