Ideas on Writing A Thank You Note in Awkward Gift Situations
Gifts are usually given for a special occasion or to show appreciation.A wedding is a time for celebration.That usually means plenty of gift giving! When you wanna thank for the gift, be sure to specify why you thought it was great and describe how you felt when you received it.Share something positive with the other person and thank them for their generosity and time.
There is no doubt that you’ll receive many wonderful gifts from friends and family.You can write a short or long message depending on your special relationship with the giver and what you think is more appropriate. But you will also receive some gifts that simply make you feel confused. Here are five awkward gift situations couples encounter as well as tips for how to write a thank you note for each. We’ll help you find a way to express appreciation without offending the gift giver.
- Monetary Gifts
Money gifts are a blessing for newlyweds, and you’re likely to receive a lot of them.The trick is to make the gift sound personal.We suggest you write down how you plan to spend your money on: a honeymoon, a down payment on your first home, a bathroom renovation, etc.Guests will love to hear their gifts put to good use, and they will love to hear about your future plans.
2. Duplicate Gifts
You might think using a gift registry would solve this problem, but duplicate gifts still occur.It’s best not to mention this in your thank-you notes.You can talk about how to use the gift or you can talk about the gift itself.Maybe the gifts you can mention have some special fashion and attraction.
3. Unidentifiable Gifts
The trick here is to talk about people, not gifts!Mention what a generous and thoughtful person they were to give such a nice gift.You don’t have to say what it does or how you’re going to use it.Praise the giver and they won’t even notice your confusion.
4. Mystery Givers
You will receive a few gifts from people you haven’t met yet. When writing thank you notes, mention how you’re looking forward to meeting this person at the wedding or at a future family gathering. You can also mention that you’re excited for them to meet your future husband/wife.
5. Group Gifts
Etiquette says you should send individual thank-you CARDS to each person.If the entire department or team contributed to buy a gift, we think it’s perfectly acceptable to write a thank-you note and pass it around to colleagues or hang it somewhere for everyone to see.As for group gifts from friends or family, thank everyone, but also mention the group and how much you appreciate them coming together for you.