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    You're free to send your cute outfits here RR. I'll send you a photo for your efforts.

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    Defiantly.

    I always say thank you and ensure there is photo evidence of them wearing it.

    I sent a number of expensive gift to DHs cousin who just had her first baby.

    2 months later, not so much as a text msg to say if it's arrived safe'n'sound of not. Let alone a thank you.

    I think it's very rude.

    Even if she hated what I thought was a wonderful gift, a thank you for thinking of us is polite.

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    Please don't think me rude RR, but I'm just thinking that maybe your SIL doesn't like the outfits you buy. Not that that's ANY excuse for not saying "thank you" - that's just common courtesy.
    My MIL and SIL have bought various clothes for my children over the years, and I have always changed them because we just have very different taste in children's clothes. I am totally anti any licensed stuff (Dora, Thomas, Barbie, etc). I will never put any licensed clothing on
    my children, but they still keep buying it. I always send a "Thank you" note from the kids and then discreetly change the outfits.
    Maybe your SIL has different taste from yours (and that's ok) and she just doesn't feel comfortable putting your outfits on her little one. I will never buy my niece clothing because my SIL (different one) and I have different taste. I'd much rather buy books or toys than waste my money on clothing that will never be worn. As I said though, your SIL should ALWAYS acknowledge your gift and thank you for it. Anything less than that is just rude in my opinion.

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    could it be that she feels "outdone". As the mum, i like to buy the lovely outfits for special occasions and be able to dress them as i please...not to please someone who is waiting expectantly to be able to "claim" the outfit.

    I know it might sound silly but I have a friend who gave me some hand me downs...lovely clothes...but seriously, if i ever post s picture of her wearing them on fb...she carries on about how she gave them to me and how her daughter used to wear them...so now, i avoid doing it.

    If you get along really well other wise, i would ask her. Not agressively...but "hey, did you get any use out of those dino overalls? I thought they were so cute...did they look good on?"

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    I don't think I care enough to bring it up. It's happened with a few other people as well...

    maybe I just have terrible taste in baby clothes?

    Kinda wish we'd just kept them for our own future baby though

    I usually buy wahm clothes for babes, off esty or Facebook because I hate generic target sort of clothes especially skull and crossbones etc so they're always one of a kind kind of pieces but yes, maybe SIL just doesn't like them!

    Id go for books, but we bought him ten of those 'That's not my..." books along with his unsuccessful overalls for Xmas and I've yet to see them too, now I think about it!

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    I tend to delibrately not dress DS in gift clothes the next time I see the gifter for fear that they will think I have done it as a show and that he doesnt normally wear them... I just hope that they 'happen' to see him in them so then they know he wears it normally...
    if tht makes sense

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    I think its definitely rude not to say thankyou! Thats just good manners. As for a photo or dressing DS in presents, umm thats way over the top i think.
    But i would say she doesnt like the clothes.
    I personally hate people buying DS clothes. I have very specific taste and as much as people think i will like something id still prefer they bought a book or something educational.
    I hate having to pretend to like something when i really dont.

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    The bottom line here is that she doesn't say thank you and that's just rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notquitesupermum View Post
    I tend to delibrately not dress DS in gift clothes the next time I see the gifter for fear that they will think I have done it as a show and that he doesnt normally wear them... I just hope that they 'happen' to see him in them so then they know he wears it normally...
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    I do that as well! Because I think it looks too "staged". I do think it is rude to not say thank you though.

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    It would be a nice gesture, and it's something I'd plan on doung but never get around to tbh. Just like all those ty cards I should have sent when ppl sent gifts for Dd as a newborn :/ It's hard to time the whole clothing thing too, sometimes u put them in an outfit to take a photo and before you know it they've spewed all over it etc


 
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