Broken Shower Gift?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
3956 posts
Honey bee

” I in no way expect her to return or replace it.”<br /><br />Nope, don’t tell her.

Post # 3
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Did she give you a gift recepit? I’d just take it back to the store and tell them you received this as a shower gift and it was broken. I wouldn’t tell her. 

Post # 4
44807 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

loudsilence99:  I disagree with the pp. I think it’s perfectly reasonable to ask the giver where she purchased the set. Tell her that one of the plates arrived broken and you would like to exchange/replace it.

An alternative would be to google the name of the pattern, find a store that carries it and replace it.

Post # 5
6778 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

She didn’t spend her hard-earned money to have you throw broken cookware away! Just give her a call and let her know that you don’t mind exchanging the broken item yourself if she’d be so kind as to let you know where she bought it. Easy peasy!

Post # 7
1785 posts
Buzzing bee

Absolutely tell the giver the circumstances So that she can let you know how to make the situation right.

Corning is sturdy, and should not have broken.

I had a bunch of pieces shipped to my DIL2B, and when some arrived broken she returned them and got new pieces to replace them. I was proud of her good sense!

Post # 8
10501 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

If there’s a gift receipt, no.

Post # 9
608 posts
Busy bee

I opened a broken cake plate in front of the giver at my shower. She didn’t have the receipt but since I registered for the item, I was able to exchange it at Macy’s without issue. I would try to handle it privately first by contacting the store (if you know where it was purchased) or World Kitchen (parent company of Corningware) then tell your friend if you don’t get anywhere yourself. 

I’ve personally complained to World Kitchen about a product and they’ve remedied the situation. Good luck.

Post # 10
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ilovebacon:  i had the same situation happened as you for a gift at my bridal shower.

Sinece there was no receipt but was registered at my gift registry, i was able to exchange it with no questions asked..maybe you could do the same if you have an idea on the store puchased.

If you dont, maybe try a store since many stores sell it.

Post # 11
153 posts
Blushing bee

Don’t tell her but just take it to the store and exchange it for ones that aren’t broken.. same ones of course

Post # 12
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


loudsilence99:  i had two broken gifts.  i took them back to the store and exchanged them.  i did not tell the sender.


Post # 13
2843 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

loudsilence99:  There’s really no reason to tell the gifter.

Is there anyway you can contact the place if purchase for a replacement set?

Post # 14
1530 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with PP. Contact the store where you registered from and tell them it arrived broken. If they won’t do anything without a receipt, contact the friend who bought it for you. 

Post # 15
8587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I also agree with asking where it was purchased so it can be exchanged for an undamaged set.


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