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Wedding Gift Wars: Should Guests Get Their Gifts Back if a Marriage Fails?

Wedding Gift Wars: Should Guests Get Their Gifts Back if a Marriage Fails?

For couples like Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, who spent a longer time planning their lavish wedding than actually being married, deciding what to do with the wedding gifts has probably been difficult. TMZ recently revealed Kim K’s solution; she has doubled the value of her wedding gifts which she estimates to be about $100,000 worth and made a large donation in her guests’ honor.

This may seem like an acceptable solution to some but to others, like Kim K’s ex-hubby Kris Humphries, they believe the right thing would have been to return all of the gifts on top of making a donation. And with their separation announced months ago, some feel Kardashian has taken her sweet time in dealing with the issue of her wedding gifts.

With reports of Kris Humphries’ disapproval over Kim’s handling of the gifts, one has to question why he wasn’t more involved in the decision. And there is also the question of why he hasn’t returned personal gifts he received, like a $5,000 gift card Kim Kardashian’s friend Jonathan Cheban  says he gave Humphries.

Do you think Kim Kardashian’s decision to make a donation in her guests’ honor in lieu of returning wedding gifts is the right thing to do?

And do you think Kris Humphries has the right to show his disapproval or should he have taken a more active role in her decision?
 

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  • roldancate By roldancate
    03.11.12  

    I don't know if we have the right or if it is any of our business to tell her what to do with her wedding gifts. Honestly, just tired of hearing so much about her.

  • heavenly41 By heavenly41
    03.11.12  

    Unless one of the spouses prove to be not who they say they are, in a case like the Kardashian/Humphries case, yes the gifts should be returned.

  • suslik By suslik
    03.11.12  

    No. It's a gift. Get over it.

  • LaylaS By LaylaS
    03.12.12  

    It is difficult enough for most couples to go through a breakup, it is of course not nice to add in the burden of having to make them deal with the gift situation.

  • mandiemh By mandiemh
    03.12.12  

    I don't think you should have to give the 'gifts' back, but that's the fun of life = hard decisions.

  • krystlbear By krystlbear
    03.12.12  

    No...it' a gift.

  • yankeered By yankeered
    03.12.12  

    Emily Post says "If a marriage ends soon after the wedding, the couple should send back any gifts that haven?t been opened yet"

  • donna42mass By donna42mass
    03.12.12  

    In this case , yes.

  • notimegirl By notimegirl
    03.12.12  

    All gifts should be returned. The chartitable contribution only benefitted Ms. Kardashian--not her guests as she is the one to take the tax deduction. Very tacky to not return them immediately.

  • shawndra By shawndra
    03.12.12  

    Give them back,Maybe if you where married more than a minute you could keep them,Give them back,It's rude and bad manners to keep them,I am sure some of those gifts where personnel on his side and should be returned,How would you like a family heirloom that was passed down to you as a wedding gift be kept by a person who was married to another for just a few days,Give the stuff back.

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