Do “baby gifts” received outside of a baby shower or birthday party require a written thank you card?

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Question by JamesW: Do "baby gifts" received outside of a baby shower or birthday party require a written thank you card?
Our baby is 7 weeks old, and we get random gifts from family or friends (mainly clothes or toys) - even those that attended the baby shower. Does etiquette dictate that we write thank you cards to all these people?

We did write "hand written" thank you notes to everyone that was at the shower, etc.

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Answer by Mama of Zee
I don't know about etiquette. However, to all the people that sent me a gift after the shower, I included a thank you note with the birth announcement that I sent to them.

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4 Responses to Do “baby gifts” received outside of a baby shower or birthday party require a written thank you card?

  1. Suzanne LDV says:

    Yes, I believe they should. Which reminds me I have one I haven’t written yet too!

  2. jia says:

    I don’t think that it would always require you to send out a thank you note. Usually a thank you when you receive the gift should be fine especially if the gift was from a grandparent, aunt, uncle of the child. If you think that just saying thank you is not enough then you could always send a thank you out as well. You should always send a thank you note out if your baby has received a gift though the mail.

  3. Ellen says:

    Anyone who goes makes the effort to shop for, pay for and deliver a gift to you or your baby should receive a note of thanks. Most of them will understand if they do not receive them promptly. It is easiest to do a couple every day.

  4. Timid Women Rarely Make History says:

    No,but I personally kind of think they should be. They went out of their way to buy a gift for no occasion. Just wanted to do something nice for you and your baby. Doesn’t take but a minute to write one.

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