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What to do with gifts?

Jesse Martin

November 05, 2018


I often get questions about what to do with gifts that were a present from the ex.

Throwing away seems too harsh, or nonsensical (in the case of, say, a fine watch).

Giving it back is a not a good idea because it can easily come across as being some type of statement. Plus it requires you to think through an interaction with your ex... Bad idea!

My advice is simple. Keep it simple.

Throw away the worthless stuff with no economical or emotional value. Put the rest in a box and give it a to a friend for safekeeping. Ask them to put in the their attic. And forget about. Consider the gifts thrown away.

This way you can remove these constant reminders of your ex from your immediate surroundings without having to initiate any type of interaction with your ex (which is what we want to avoid, remember?).

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