Some conventional wisdom suggests that if a couple divorces within a year after their wedding day, they should return their wedding gifts. But most people would agree that a gift does not come with "conditions." Once a gift is given, the giver is never in a position to tell the recipient what they should do with it, no matter the circumstances.
Since she was only married for 72 days, does Kim Kardashian have to give back her wedding gifts?
So, while it might seem tacky to some for a couple whose marriage lasted two months to have a garage sale to unload their wedding day booty or to continue spending unused gift cards after the separation, there's no rule that says a marriage must outlast a trial period before the gifts are deemed valid.
Early-twentieth-century etiquette writer Emily Post agrees. Post once said, "A divorced couple does not give back any wedding gifts, although a woman whose marriage was annulled, and who never lived with her husband, should do so."
On the other hand, wedding etiquette states that a person has up to one year after the nuptials to give a gift. If you're invited to a wedding and you're convinced that the couple is doomed to quick failure, you can always wait a few weeks before giving a gift. If the marriage falls apart before you get around to buying a wedding present, buy yourself something nice instead.