Post # 1
Did anyone else have this problem? How did you deal with it?
We received a gift that didn’t have a card, so we have no idea who to thank. We had four guests who attended who we have no record of giving us a card or a gift. We have one guest, a former co-worker, who gave some gag gifts, which we thought were funny, but this unknown gift was in the same bag with his gift, but wrapped separately in different wrapping paper, and the unsigned note inside does not match his handwriting. So we don’t know if the unknown gift actually was from him, or just stuck in the bag for ease of moving the gifts out to our vehicle. We have no idea who to thank for this gift!
So how do I figure this out and make sure that I properly thank the right person. I thought about calling the people we didn’t receive anything from, but I just don’t feel right about doing that.
By The Way, it doesn’t bother me at all that we have guests who didn’t give us anything. That wasn’t the purpose of our reception. I just want to make sure that I thank the person who did give us something… Everyone who was there will receive a thank you regardless of having given a gift or not.
Post # 3
@Loribeth: I’d call those folks and instead of phrasing it like, “hey, did you give us a gift?” Ask, “do you know who gave us the (enter name or description of gift here) because the card was unsigned, etc.?” If they’re the right person they will say, “I did!” and if not say oh, sorry to bug you, have a good week! and let that be it.
Post # 4
@Cornflakegirl: That’s a good idea. I can do that with a couple of them, but the other two people don’t know any of the other guests… What do I do if the first two people say they don’t know who gave it?
Post # 5
As previously suggested , it’s only 4 people to phone. Just tell them you have an unidentified gift, that you want to ensure that you thank them for the gift , so you are phoning to ask- was the gift from them? or do they have any idea who the gift is from?
Post # 6
What about narrowing down to the two people who don’t know anyone by asking the others, then sending them both a thank you for the “lovely gift”? You will feel like you covered your bases, they all get thanked, and while they may feel a bit sheepish, all’s well that ends well.
Or send all four a thank you for attending the wedding, and one might pipe up “oh, did you not get our gift?”
Post # 7
Mystery solved! I called another friend of mine, and asked if she could shed some light on the unknown gift. She knew exactly who it was from. Plus, she told me that another gift we thought was from one person was actually from someone else! I’m so glad I thought to call her!!!
Thank you, Bees, for the suggestion to ask someone if they knew who gave us the gift!!! You are the greatest!!!