All baby shower gifts must be acknowledged with a thank-you note, even if the honoree thanked the participants in person. You can help your honoree by:

  • Asking a guest to be a recorder, writing down each gift as it’s opened, along with a short description (“onesie” alone won’t give her a clue whether Aunt Christine gave her the pink one or the blue) and the name of the giver. This list is critical, especially if a card gets separated from a gift.
  • Providing her with names and address of all the guests. Note: It’s tacky to have guests pre-address their own thank-you notes, no matter how “efficient” that might seem. A handwritten note is a handwritten note, envelope and all.


From Great Get-Togethers: Casual Gatherings and Elegant Parties at Home by Anna Post and Lizzie Post