(Closed) Thank you for gift I wouldn't have preferred to receive

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You write a thank you note thanking her for the lovely towels and her thoughtfullness. No other explanation is required.

Post # 4
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Tatsinda:  I second that.

@canaryCane:  You are over analyzing what is just simply a gift. Write your thank you and be on with it ๐Ÿ™‚ If you really feel bad then have your fiance deal with it. But in all honesty, they were just towels, not lingere or living room nik-knacks which are really preferred tastes.

Post # 5
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would still write a thank you and just not bring up that you returned them.  I’m sure that she meant well by the gifts but may not have thought/remembered that he received them from a previous wedding (I wouldn’t even remember that if they were my towels, honestly), and she might not know that you’re considering not taking his name.  I’m sure it wasn’t done to be malicious.  I would just write a generic thank you for the towels and call it a day!  Smile

Post # 7
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Say they’re in the laundry…

Post # 8
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Umm I think this one could bite you in the butt ugh. New mil’s can be pretty touchy about stuff like this. Just saying you need to be prepared for her to ask where they are ๐Ÿ™

Post # 9
576 posts
Busy bee

You are brave! I would have kept at least one in the laundry closet so that I could put it out whenever she came over. I’d be worried that her feelings may get hurt, or that she’d be offended or something.

Post # 10
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Darling Husband bleached them….OOPS! Problem solved.

Post # 11
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You don’t need to give an explanation in the card. But you will when she comes to visit and asks you about them. I would’ve just kept them folded in the closet until she came over. 

Post # 12
2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@StuporDuck:  Hahaha. +1  (this would happen to me in real life anyway)


@Diamond84:  This exactly.  I always keep towels I don’t care for around for guests, wiping up the bathroom mirror/floor, cleaning up messes, etc.  It probably would have been wiser to just keep them in your linen closet.


Post # 13
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Tatsinda  < she said it perfectly.

Post # 14
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m surprised a store took back towels that were monogrammed!

Post # 16
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

in your thank you note you act like you love the towels – she doesn’t need to know they have been returned! And if she finds out – your Fiance should take all the blame! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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