Received fake gift do i mention it to the person

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would not mention it to her if it were me.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@fuentesbee:  No, don’t say anything, it will only make her feel bad.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would let it lie and regift it to her at Christmas. Haha. No. I’d keep it quiet just in case.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d just let that sleeping dog lie. No need to stir the pot, just be thankful she was thoughtful of you. She may not have known.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I wouldn’t say anything.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wouldn’t say anything

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Once a friend of mine very proudly presented me with a a garish, fake LV bag from her trip to Vietnam (she was clear in giving it to me that she knew it was a fake though). It was …horrid… but she was really SO proud. She thought it was such a bargain. I felt like I should be offended but I could see she meant zero harm by it. She actually bought like 10 of them and handed them out to a bunch of us, which made it more clear she wasn’t saying something backhanded or something. I wish she would have spent that money on some handmade Vietnamese craftspieces instead, but oh well. You can’t choose your gifts. That went to the trash though, because I don’t even donate fakes.

I assume that your gifter also thought that she was getting you something at a great price, whether or not she knew it was a fake or not. Just send a gracious thank you card the way you would send one for any gift that really wasn’t your thing at all but was probably sent with positive thoughts toward you. Do not thank her for the “fake” handbag or the “Michael Kors” handbag, thank her for the “lovely/spacious/positive-adjective-here insert-color-here” handbag. If it’s your favorite color or anything like that, be sure to write that in. Find something nice and truthful to say about it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t say anything. It will just make her feel bad and I’m afraid you would come off as ungrateful.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah…I wouldn’t say anything.  It won’t do anything but make her feel bad.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

im not a huge purse person, however i do know that some people pays 100’s for purses. i would hate to of had her pay all that money and for it to be a fake. however, if the place was selling fakes, seh probally cant return it anyways….. so i guess i wouldnt say anything?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

I wouldn’t say anything either.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t say anything because if she knows already you will only make her feel bad and if she doesn’t know there may not be anything she can do about it and again she will feel bad.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m with all the PP, I wouldn’t say anything. If you had a poll on this thread, I think all the votes would be for “Nope, don’t say anything.” 

It’s nice of you to be concerned about her being taken advantage of, though!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@fuentesbee:  I guarantee that she knows it’s a fake MK purse. I’m sure it was a lot less expensive than the real deal. So I wouldn’t mention it! That was nice of her to buy you a gift, though 🙂

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