Post # 1
What happens if you are at your shower and you open up two of the same gifts? I just noticed that our registry says that two people bought us our knife sets. They’re pretty expensive, and I’m happy to return one for cash (BBB YAY!) but I also feel bad if at the shower I open that nice of a gift twice! Hopefully at least one will be a wedding present so we’ll be in private when we open it… but any thoughts? Anyone have this happen?? Thanks!
Post # 3
I haven’t had my shower yet. But I would just smile and say thank you to both givers. Chances are the givers will probably joke about getting you the same thing. I wouldn’t worry about it too much.
Post # 4
this happened to me two or three times at my shower. teapot, griddle, cake stand. I was excited enough to be receiving gifts anyway, so I thanked them just like anyone else. In all likelihood, the guest is kind of embarrassed or slightly anxious about your reaction, so a normal attitude seems appropriate. "Oh wow – thanks so much. I just love _____, it is so _____."
Post # 5
Really? Yikes, it seems so hard to fake it, but maybe they weren’t even paying attention the first time you opened it… so probably good call. I mean what else can you do except be gracious. I’m just worried about it!!
Post # 6
First, its great that they used the registry, props to them for that, just say thank you in the same way to both guests, don’t make a big deal out of it, don’t want them to feel bad, and hey how come your peeking at what you got, supposed to be a surprise.. hehe
Post # 7
Thank each guest generously, as though they were totally different gifts. Chances are, one or both of the guests will offer to exchange it for you, or present you with a gift receipt, etc. afterwards, apologizing. Of course, assure them that you don’t mind, and thank them again.