Just wondering what the etiquette is on presents received before the baby is born when you don't have a baby shower. We have lots of friends overseas and have started receiving gifts now (at 34 weeks), do we open them or wait until bubs is born?
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14-04-2013 07:48 #1Member
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14-04-2013 08:00 #2
I am impatient, so I would open, send a thank you, then maybe send a pic of bub in the outfit/with the toy etc once they are born
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14-04-2013 08:02 #3
We got given gifts when I 3o weeks pregnant with DD even though we didnt have a shower but directly from friends not from overseas or by post they wanted them opened so they could see if we liked them do we did.
Not quite sure in your situation though sorry
14-04-2013 08:09 #4
I would open and send a thank you card immediately.
14-04-2013 08:35 #5
I've been sent gifts from friends in other towns (so through post) and I've opened them and sent a big thank you back to them straight away. I plan on sending them photos of bubs in their gifts when she's born.
14-04-2013 09:22 #6
I'd open them now, send a thank you and once bub is born a follow up photo of bub with the clothes on/with the toy
ETA: If I was the person sending the gift I would assume it would be opened then, so it can be washed if clothing or put wherever if a toy or something.
14-04-2013 09:31 #7
I called or texted thanks and once bubs was born sent a birth announcement/ thank you card once i had them made.
14-04-2013 14:55 #8Member
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Thanks ladies. Opened them up and purchased some thank you cards!!
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