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Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

At my age, I don't go to many Bridal/Baby showers anymore, but I was surprised that they don't open gifts anymore. The ladies at my table told me that is the "thing" now......

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

I haven't been to a shower in years. But I loved watching the gifts being open. 

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

Yup, at a baby shower I attended everyone sent the gifts directly to the house.

 

They sat around and pulled out a few incidentals from the wishing well, played games, chatted and ate.

 

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

They even ask you on the invitation not to wrap it or wrap it in clear cellophane. Then they're displayed for you to look, at if you want to. 

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

Maybe showers were thought to be too long?????

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

Some they do, some they don't.  The last baby shower I attended earlier this year gifts were opened.

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

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@VanSleepy wrote:

They even ask you on the invitation not to wrap it or wrap it in clear cellophane. Then they're displayed for you to look, at if you want to. 


@VanSleepy 

 

My goodness!  Do they ask for the receipt to be displayed also?  Very poor.

 

I won't even ask about thank you notes.

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

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Every shower I've attended except one, they  opened the gifts at the shower.   I've never attended a shower where they've asked to have the gift wrapped in clear cellophane 

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

Shower gifts are opened in my neck of the woods and the gifts are displayed, except for gift cards.

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Re: Gifts aren't opened at Showers anymore?

At my granddaugher's baby shower last year, the gifts were opened.  Instead of playing games we decorated oneies and tiny tee shirts for the baby that DIL found about on Pinterest.