Bride slammed for shaming $10 Kmart gift

A bride who took to social media to complain about the $10 Kmart gift her best friend gave her, has had the attention backfire.

The unidentified Brisbane woman shared her frustration in a Facebook group saying she and her husband were "hurt" to have received two $5 towels as presents for attending their "exclusive" ceremony and reception.

A screenshot of her post eventually made its way on to Reddit and while she was after suggestions on how to best deal with having received such an inexpensive gift - people were instead outraged over her "ungrateful" reaction.

A bride posted to a Facebook group asking for advice on how to best deal with receiving an inexpensive gift from Kmart. Picture: Reddit
A bride posted to a Facebook group asking for advice on how to best deal with receiving an inexpensive gift from Kmart. Picture: Reddit


"Hey everyone, has anyone received any wedding gifts in the past that were a slap in the face?" she began the post.

"How do you deal with it? My partner and I had a very exclusive wedding, all inclusive and the focus were our guests.

"Our best friend, husband and kids know this and they gifted us 2 Kmart towels, a total worth about $10. This hurt us a lot, as it was a slap in the face. we don't know how to deal with it. suggestions?"

She said she had received two towels worth $5 each from the Aussie retailer and found it to be a ‘slap in the face’. Picture: Reddit
She said she had received two towels worth $5 each from the Aussie retailer and found it to be a ‘slap in the face’. Picture: Reddit

However, it was far from the sympathetic response she he had hoped for with social media users branding her "shallow" and "mean".

"Maybe its all they can afford? Be thankful they wanted to be there to celebrate your special day and focus on the qualities in their personalities rather than the material items they may or may not have given you," one member of the Facebook group responded.

"Are you serious?" another asked, adding, "it's not about what you get out of it."


A fellow Aussie bride took to Reddit to vent her fury saying she also is from Brisbane and at this stage is happy if her wedding can even go ahead in August next year.

"Those people who only care about getting gifts really frustrate the hell out of me," she wrote.

"At this rate, my wedding will be the first time I see my parents in two years (by that stage), my sister in about three years and my best friends in five years … all because of this freaking virus."

But instead people branded her ‘ungrateful’. Picture: Reddit
But instead people branded her ‘ungrateful’. Picture: Reddit

Another person said there was nothing wrong with receiving a Kmart towel as a wedding present.

"Kmart towels are an awesome gift. Who cares how much they cost. What a shallow person," the person wrote.

"Any suggestions?" Yes, say thank you then shut up," another person demanded.

Do you think the bride had a right to be upset? tell us in the comments below.

Originally published as Bride slammed for shaming $10 Kmart gift



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