Baby Shower Thank You Wording
The gifts have been opened, the food eaten, the games played and the stories told. The much-anticipated baby shower is over and now it's time for the final crucial step: Sending thank you notes! Whether you're a hostess writing on behalf of the mother-to-be, or the guest of honor hoping to adequately thank her generous friends and family, thank you notes following baby showers are an important way to show your gratitude to those who helped you celebrate this special milestone. Baby shower gifts are often pricey and hosting showers requires no shortage of time and effort, so sending a meaningful note is a thoughtful way to say thank you.
Below we share examples of the most common baby shower and thank you note pairings. From notes for close friends or acquaintances to ideas for group gift thank you notes to thoughtful hostess notes, we've got you covered! Read on for helpful guidance with your baby shower thank you notes.
Baby Shower Thank You Notes for Close Friends
Many of your closest friends will be in attendance at your baby shower and will pamper you with thoughtful gifts, which deserve a sincere thank you note. Formal thank you notes can easily seem awkward or forced when you know someone well, so it's important to keep the note simple and reflective of your relationship. See the example below:
I can't thank you enough for coming to my shower and for your very sweet gift. You've always been there for me, and I appreciate it now more than ever. You're the best!
Across the Miles
Most showers involve invites to long-distance family and friends. It's wonderful when some make the trek, but it's understandable that not everyone can make the trip. Close friends and relations will most likely send gifts whether or not they can attend. It's important to acknowledge these gifts in the same timely manner as those given at the shower. Your friends and family made sure you received the gift in time, so make sure to return the favor!
Dear Aunt Mila,
Thank you so much for sending the lovely gift for my recent baby shower. You're so thoughtful, and I absolutely love the gift! I wish you could have been there, but I'll look forward to seeing you when baby boy arrives!
Thank You Notes for Generous Baby Shower Gifts
You may be shocked by the generosity of some baby shower guests. It's very possible to go above and beyond the call of duty. These generous gifts may even come from unexpected guests and should receive an extra-special thank you. See below for our helpful template!
Dear John and Phoebe,
Thank you so very much for your incredibly generous gift at my baby shower earlier this week. I am so humbled by your kindness. Your gift will make such a difference when Catherine is born, and I am so grateful!
With sincerest gratitude,
Thank You Notes from Baby
If writing thank you notes feels like a mundane errand, a cute solution for spicing up the process is to make your baby shower thank you notes from baby! Particularly if the shower is a lively affair, this is a fun way to play off the friendly atmosphere. Check out our example below.
Dear Aunt Heidi,
Thank you so much for the cute selection of onesies you gave me at my baby shower last week. I really love the pink one, and I can't wait to wear it as often as my mom will let me!
See you soon,
Thank You Notes for Services
Sometimes people prefer to show their support with actions, such as meal delivery, errand running, or household support. These services are just as valuable as material gifts, and should be acknowledged in the same way. As you progress in your pregnancy, and especially after the baby arrives, these services will be just (if not more) valuable as the gifts you receive at your baby shower.
Dear Uncle Sean,
Thank you so very much for the meals you so thoughtfully delivered last week. They were such a welcome surprise in my last weeks of pregnancy! You really made my week.
Thank You Notes for Group Baby Shower Gifts
It's very common for groups of friends or relatives to go in on particularly pricey baby shower gifts together. Each participant should receive your sincere thanks, so don't forget to remember to thank everyone involved. Include thanks and acknowledgment for the gift, and also how grateful you are to have such a wonderful group of supporters.
Thank you very much for the amazing gift from you and the girls at the shower last week! I'm so fortunate to have such an amazingly supportive group of girlfriends. It really means so much, and I know the gift will be a huge help when baby Charlotte arrives.
Thank You Notes for Baby Shower Hostesses
Arguably the most important baby shower thank you note is the one written to your hostesses. Your hostesses go out of their way to ensure your shower is a lovely, thoughtful and seamless affair. The event couldn't have happened without them, so sending a very sincere expression of gratitude shows your heartfelt appreciation. It's not a bad idea to thank your hostesses with a small gift or gesture as well. Anything that lets them know their effort on your behalf was well-received will be treasured and will make them feel good about the experience and memories they created. Find great hostess gift ideas and tips here.
Thank you so much for hosting my incredible baby shower last weekend. The event was absolutely beautiful, and it was such a treat to see so many of my family and friends. Your effort is so appreciated, and I'll never forget it!
All my love,