(Closed) Shower Gifts being Shipped…anyone else?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my cousin had a bunch of shower gifts shipped to her house. the guests didn’t want to bring them themselves, so they shipped them to her. she was asked to bring them to the shower to open there.

i don’t get why they had them shipped to her, but they did. she just packed them into a car and brought them along (i think her mother brought them in her car).

Post # 3
2942 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Since showers are gift opening parties, I think it’s best to bring them with you.   The people who are shipping gifts to us who will be there seem to be the people who are ordering things on line.  I think they want to make sure you get them, so they send them directly to you.  If they would show up too late for the shower, you would still have them with out them having to re-ship.

Post # 5
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Open them now and send a thank you note saying that you are looking forward to seeing them at the shower.  Both of my showers were long distance and it didn’t make sense to haul any of them on a plane just to open them in person.

Post # 6
9577 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Leave the gifts at home. I received gifts at home, opened them at home, and sent thank you notes right away. 


One friend who had something shipped gave me a card at the shower with a print out of the items. When I saw this, I told the crowd, these gifts were already at my home.

Post # 7
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Open any gift you reciev ASAP to be sure it’s in good condition and write a thank you, then, if the giver is at the shower, thank them in person and write them another thank you after for coming.

I got a lot of wrapped and not wrapped shower gifts sent to my house before the shower And that’s what I did.

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