Q: Is it okay to return a wedding gift that we don't want or need? My FMIL's friend sent us beer mugs—the problem is, we don't drink!

A: It's practically a rite of passage for every newly married couple to get a gift or two that is so unsuitable, it just makes you wonder. If you're sure your mother-in-law's friend won't be dropping by your home for an occasion when, presumably, you'd be breaking out the mugs, it's okay to return them to the store or pass them along to a beer drinker who has zero connection to her—after, of course, sending a gracious thank-you note.

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