Kim Kardashian unlikely to return gifts, etiquette says she shouldNovember 3, 2011 1 comment
Mrs Carter: Kim not likely to return the gifts – why not? Doesn’t she have enough toaster ovens?
Kim Kardashian ended her marriage to Kris Humphries after only 72 days and although proper etiquette dictates that she should return the gifts she received at the wedding, she is contemplating ignoring etiquette, keep the gifts and instead donate a large sum of cash to a charity.
Lizzy Post, author of the book ‘Emily Post’s Etiquette 18th Edition’ tells People Magazine that what Kim is doing is very inappropriate and that the right thing to do is return the gifts to the wedding guests. Lizzy said;
“The gifts should be returned to the givers if the wedding is dissolved within a short timeframe like hers was. I don’t want to come across as saying that charity wouldn’t be a great way to handle it. It’s just that in that case, you’re making a charitable donation on someone else’s behalf under your name.”
Post goes on to say that Kim will come off as looking generous and will receive “a huge tax write-off for them, because I am sure they are not Target gifts.” So really Kim should either return the gifts, or if she is making a donation on behalf of the gifts, they should be under the names of the guests and they should be receiving the tax credit, not Kardashian.
A source close to the family says that a decision has not been made yet on whether or not Kim will return the gifts or give a donation. They said; “They’ll figure it out sometime soon. They genuinely feel horrible.”
In gift related news, Kim’s mother Kris Jenner spoke about the 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring that Kim received from Humphries and insisted that Kim should keep the ‘gift’, saying;
“I hate an Indian giver. It’s a gift. You keep a gift.”
Regardless of the incredibly tasteless term that Jenner used when trying to explain her point about the ring, technically Kim can keep the ring – not because it’s a gift but because the ring is part of a legal contract to wed and she fulfilled that contract making the ring 100% Kim’s property.
Do you think that Kim and Kris (after all these are Kris’ gifts too), should return the wedding gifts to the guests? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
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