Baby Shower Thank-You?

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futureMrsD Posts : 155 Registered: 3/28/06
Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 2:36 PM

I realize this is totally not wedding related, but the women on here always know the right etiquette for things, so I thought I'd ask...

 Three friends of my MIL threw us a baby shower over the weekend.  They did a great job and it was very cute and fun!  I got lots of gifts and am so grateful for everything.  I wanted to do some sort of "thank you" to each of them beyond just a card, but everything seems to be more than I want to spend.  For example, to send each one flowers is around $50 each, and that's $150!  DH was flabergasted that I was considering that -- he said that's a lot of money to spend, and I agree... or are we being cheap?  Does anyone have any other suggestions?  They all live at least 2 hours away from me so it's not like I could run flowers to each of their homes;  it has to be something I can mail or have delivered.  I'm grateful for any suggestions!

 

Thanks.... 

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Love2u Posts : 1,661 Registered: 10/24/07
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 2:40 PM Go to message in response to: futureMrsD

In addition to a thank you letter, I think I would just put together care baskets to send to them.  You could put their favorite teas/coffees/chocolate, nice hand lotions, etc.
Love2uKiss

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CaribbeanBride08 Posts : 1,474 Registered: 6/13/07
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 2:45 PM Go to message in response to: futureMrsD

I'm not a big fan of flowers because they just die!  How about a nice plant instead?  Here's a beautiful one on sale for $17.49 each.  

http://ww12.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=3772&dataset=1012&cm_cid=d1012

 


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CaribbeanBride08 Posts : 1,474 Registered: 6/13/07
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 2:49 PM Go to message in response to: CaribbeanBride08

this is really cute too and only 14.99 each.

http://www.ftd.com/summer-super-sale-pcg/natures-song-summer-birdhouse/product-sale/ms06/

 


Daisypath Anniversary Years Ticker

Married 4/21/08 at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort

Slideshow of our wedding photos: 

http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/tobiandbrian/Wedding%20Photos/?action=view¤t=cb216606.pbr

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uno Posts : 619 Registered: 1/4/08
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 2:58 PM Go to message in response to: futureMrsD

You could also do a gift certificate to a restaurant or something that you know is in their area or even a day spa (if they like that sort of thing).  Or if you visit or they come in town you could take them to dinner.

I'd try to stick with something lightweight/small due to shipping costs being so high.


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FinallyAMrsToBe Posts : 98 Registered: 1/14/08
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 3:05 PM Go to message in response to: futureMrsD

Edible Arrangements always is a good option I think.  They have boxes of chocolate covered strawberries which are fabulous for like $25.

 http://www.ediblearrangements.com/arrangements/arrangements.aspx

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FinallyAMrsToBe Posts : 98 Registered: 1/14/08
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 3:12 PM Go to message in response to: futureMrsD

http://ww11.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=24586&dataset=10659&cm_cid=d10659

here's a single rose in a lenox vase that is very simple, pretty, and affordable.  just another option.

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futureMrsD Posts : 155 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 3:23 PM Go to message in response to: FinallyAMrsToBe

WOW thank you ALL!  Those are great ideas!  I guess a little more legwork on my part was needed - sorry!  I never thought those sites like FTD would be any good but now I know better.  I went with the cute little bird houses -- they're all gardening ladies, plus they know I have birds so it's a little personal.

 

Thanks again for ALL of the great suggestions.  I really appreciate it!

 

 


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CaribbeanBride08 Posts : 1,474 Registered: 6/13/07
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 3:26 PM Go to message in response to: futureMrsD

Glad we could help!  I thought the bird houses were really cute too! 
Daisypath Anniversary Years Ticker

Married 4/21/08 at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort

Slideshow of our wedding photos: 

http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/tobiandbrian/Wedding%20Photos/?action=view¤t=cb216606.pbr

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HLYflute Posts : 1,282 Registered: 2/5/07
Re: Baby Shower Thank-You?
Posted: Jun 9, 2008 8:48 PM Go to message in response to: futureMrsD

www.winecountrygiftbaskets.com

Always welcome in my house!!  LOL  They have a huge range of prices and all the products are fantastic.  They've become a gift-giving tradition in my family. 

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