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Ladies,<br><br>
Whats the proper etiquette to follow when thanking your baby shower hostess? I want to get a gift, but have no idea what type, how extravagent, etc etc.<br><br>
TIA!<br><br>
Joy
 

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I looked and couldn't find anything definate about this. I think it is different in different regions of the country. I ended up making bread and apple butter and giving it in a nice cloth bag. It seemed appropriate.
 

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Yikes! I just wrote the two people who hosted a nice note and gave them each a set of handmade notecards (bought, not made by me...I wish!). Not sure if that was too small of a thing??? Who knows. They didn't throw the shower to get a present out of it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I like the homemade bread and apple butter idea. That is nice.
 

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I agree with the above posters, something small is sufficient. Especially assuming that it's a close friend/family member since generally it's not a stranger throwing you a shower.
 

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I did not realize this was proper thing to do so I did not do anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I did receive a candle in a glass container that had a ribbon tied with little heart saying the name of her baby and asked us to light the candle and say a prayer when she was born. I liked that since we love candles.
 

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I sent flowers. I think it cost around $40 or so, not too outrageous. The friends who hosted our shower are the kind of people who live in a huge house and have everything they could possibly want, and if they don't have it they can just go buy it. I figured I couldn't go wrong with something pretty to look at, but that they don't have to keep around forever.
 

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I brought a potted orchid with me to the shower to thank her. Orchids are so pretty, blooms last forever, and it was only $30 or so.
 

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I like the plant idea... thanks Peri <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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