Post # 1
Hi bees –
My sister is throwing me a baby shower on April 30th and a lot of the gifts have been sent to my house because that is the address on my amazon registry. The registry has an option for people to ship to themselves or to me. For my bridal shower the address on the registry was my mother’s house and the gifts came wrapped so they were all brought to the shower. These gifts have come unwrapped and people chose to ship directly to me rather than themselves – so I’m wondering if I a)need to bring them to the baby shower location myself and b) if I need to wrap them (please no). I just don’t want to be rude or violate etiquette on this. Thanks in advance bees!!
PS not sure where to post this kind of question – hoping “pregnancy” is right
Post # 2
drdeebee: No, you don’t need to bring them to the shower and you don’t need to wrap them.
You could send a list to your sister so if they are doing a game, like Baby Bingo, she can read out the presents that were shipped directly to you.
Post # 3
No, you definitely do not have to wrap or transport the presents. In fact, I think it’d be pretty weird if you did.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor
Here’s a parenting advice column covering exactly this situation:
The gist of it is, you don’t need to bring them to the shower let alone wrap them.
I have seen people who take pictures of gifts that were sent to them pre-shower and display the pictures at the event, I don’t think I will do that but it’s an option.
Post # 5
drdeebee: Nope. I had this question w/my bridal shower and I did neither. I just sent a thank you card immediately and then said thank you again at the shower.
Post # 6
No and no. Just send thank you cards for gift and/or attendance after the shower.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
We’ve got the same shower date and it’s coming up soon! 🙂
I have my registry via Babylist and I’m going to write Thank You cards for hand-me-downs as well as gifts from my registry. An aunt bought me a breast pump from my registry via Amazon and we’ve received it. I will verbally thank her as well when I see her at the shower. Since I offered to help out with favours, I will also be handing out Onesie sugar cookies that I will plan to bake & decorate.
Post # 8
A lot of gifts were shipped to me prior to my shower and I definitely didn’t bring them to the shower with me but almost everyone gave me a card at the shower itself. I acknowledged their gift when I opened the card at the shower. I don’t think you need to send a thank you card until after the shower since it’s coming up so soon.
Post # 9
Cynderbug: date twins!! Cool!!!
Thanks bees!!! I’m so relieved I can just do thank you notes!