Baby Shower Thank You Notes

Baby Shower Thank You Notes - Tips
You’ve undoubtedly already thanked your guests at the shower, but you still need to send handwritten notes.   Baby gift thank you cards should be sent out as soon as possible after the event. Try to get them out within a week or two of the shower, but definitely no more than a month later.  It’s fine to keep your baby gift notes short and sweet, adding a personal touch whenever possible.  You might want to use relevant sayings, poems (see below) or quotes to show your appreciation.
  If a guest came to the shower, first thank them for that. Where relevant, describe specifically how you plan to use a gift that was given, or say what you plan to buy with the money, gift card, or gift certificate.  People want to know that their gift is being used and appreciated.

Baby Shower Thank You Notes Examples

To Say Thank You for Baby Shower Attendance
Simple phrases:
“The baby shower was that much more special because you were there. Thank you.”
“Thank you for helping us celebrate the birth of the newest member of our family.”
“Thank you for coming to celebrate my growing family.”
“Thanks for the gift of your joyous presence and the lovely present.”
"It was such fun to have you at the shower. Thanks for making the drive over!”

Baby Shower Thank You Notes - Tips
Baby Shower Thank You Notes - Wording

For Attendance and Gift
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for attending my baby shower and the lovely gift. Your presence made the day that much more fun. The [insert gift] was so [insert adjective:  cute, generous, adorable, thoughtful, etc.]. The baby [or insert name of baby] will love it.”
“Dear [Name],
  Just a few words to say thank you for sharing in our special day.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did; the party games were an absolute hoot, weren't they?
  Thank you also for the gorgeous blue outfit - it is adorable. I can't wait for the baby to arrive so he can wear it.”
“Dear [Name],
  It was great to see you at the shower! We had so much fun, didn't we? The baby blanket you gave us is just what we needed. The baby will be so warm and cozy in it when he arrives.
  Thanks again for making the day so special, and an extra thank you for helping with the organization.”
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for attending my baby shower. I really enjoyed the day and hope you did too. The baby onesie is just so cute and I can't wait for [baby name] to try it on. A huge thanks also for my own special present. A pampering visit to the beauty salon is just what I need and I am going to enjoy every minute.
  Thanks once again.”
“Dear [Name],
  Thanks so much for the adorable baby gift, and thanks also for coming to the baby shower. Parties are always fun when you're there!”
“Dear [Name],
  Oh my gosh, just when I thought baby clothes couldn't get any cuter, you find these adorable little overalls! And as if they weren't sweet enough, the matching hat and socks put them over the top. I cannot wait to put them on the little one. Thank you so much, both for the gifts and being there for us!"


Thanks for Lending a Helping Hand
Simple Phrases:
“Thank you for your love and support for the newest addition to our family.”
“Thank you for all your help with the baby shower.”
“Thanks for the helping hand while I'm with child.”
To a Group of Helpers:
“Dear [Names],
  I want to thank you again for your help planning my baby shower. I so appreciate your time and input. I am very pleased with the way things turned out and I owe that to you!
  Thank you also for your incredible gifts - towels, shoes, washcloths, bibs, a diaper bag, and a stack of adorable clothes... Way too much!  You are really something.  I can't wait to use it all.
  Thank you again for everything!”
Baby Gift Thank You Thanks for the Meals:
“Dear [Name],
  I'm almost too full to write but I had to let you know how much we appreciated all the meals you cooked and arranged for us. A new baby is always an adjustment so you can imagine what triplets have done to our household. Thankfully, we did not have to cook for weeks due to you. I can't tell you what a relief it was to know there was a delicious home-cooked dinner waiting for us every night. And on top of the comfort of knowing the food was there, everything you sent was just fantastic. When I get my wits about me, I will be asking for those recipes.
  Thank you again so much!”

For Sending a Gift or Card (for Those Who Could Not Attend the Baby Shower)
Simple phrases:
“Thank you for the well wishes for our new child.”
“Thank you for so generously commemorating the birth of our child.”
“The baby will love your [insert gift].”
“Thank you for the adorable [insert gift].”

Baby Gift Thank You Ideas for an Unknown Gift
  There are a few ways to address this issue without admitting you have forgotten which gift came from your guest. One way is to use a thank you quote or baby shower thank you poem plus an added line or two from you.
  You can use a poem such as the following, which you might want to supplement with a short note:
“I wanted to say thank you.
Daddy says thank you, too.
Baby will say thanks I'm sure
right around when he/she turns two.”
Then add:
“Thank you not only for coming to the shower, but for bringing such a wonderful gift. It was that much more of a special occasion because you were there.”
Alternatively, can use this as wording for a quick note:
“Thank you for your joyous presence and your most generous present. Your friendship and loving wishes for our growing family is the gift I cherish most. Thank you!”
Finally, there is always the option of you or your gift recorder calling the guest and pointing out the oversight.  These things happen to everyone, after all.

Baby Shower Thank You Poems
“Just a card to thank you
And a few words to tell you too
The gift is so appreciated
And more so because it came from you.”
“Thank you for coming to my baby shower
And for the special present you gave
You are so very thoughtful
As was the gift you so lovingly made.”
“Hey, thanks for coming
I had so much fun
Thanks for celebrating
With me and my little one!”
“Thank you for the party!
You really are a treasure
To organize such a great baby shower
That gave me so much pleasure.
Thank you to a wonderful baby shower hostess!”
“The baby shower was fun
The presents were a treat
Thank you so much for coming
You are all so very sweet.
Thank you for coming to my baby shower.”
“Just a little note of thanks
And we would like to say
That the gift you gave us
Brought us so much joy today.”
“Such a wonderful gift you gave us
With a very special touch
It sure means so much to us
So thank you very much.”
“I will never forget your kindness
And your gentle touch
You heartfelt words and sympathy
Meant so very much
Thank you again.”
 “Thanks for the gift
So cute and oh so sweet
Baby will surely love it
For him it will be a treat
Blue, beige, yellow and brown
True colors for a boy
When he plays with his cuddly toy
There will be peace all around.”

Baby Shower Thank You Notes for Co-Workers
“Dear [Co-workers Names],
  I just had to tell you again what a wonderful shower you threw! I had the best time. You are all so sweet to make this event even more special by throwing such a posh party at work.  It meant the world to me.
  And as if that weren't enough, you all chipped in to present me with a far-too-generous gift. I don't even know how to thank you for that. My husband and I will have a lot of fun deciding what to do with the gift card.
  Thank you all so much. I won't forget your kindness!
Regards, “
Baby Gift Card from Boss:
Dear [Boss's name],
  You were so thoughtful to give us the very generous gift card. We have a wish list a mile long so we'll definitely put it to good use. Thanks again!

Specific Baby Shower Gifts
Clothes / Outfits / Onesies
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the adorable [insert description such as color, and/or type such as sailor or giraffe] onesie(s). Little [insert name of future child] will look so cute in your thoughtful gift. You have great taste. Thanks again. “
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you so much for the gorgeous outfit you sent for Tom. It is so cute and I can't wait for him to grow so he can wear it. I know he is going to look so utterly adorable in that cozy hat with matching jacket. You are such a darling!
  Thank you once again and look forward to seeing you next week.”
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you so much for the adorable outfit you sent for Patrick. A huge thank you also for the basket of goodies you sent for me! What a treat to have all those relaxing bath lotions, soaps, creams and new mum products. I shall certainly make good use of them.
  Enclosed are some photos of Patrick in his new outfit; doesn't he look cute? We are so much looking forward to you both coming next weekend to meet hiim in person.”
“Dear [Name],
  How did you know I wanted that exact same dress?  It's the kind of thing I could never justify buying myself but longed to have. I can't wait to take baby's pictures in it. It's perfect.”
“Dear [Name],
  I just had to tell you again how much I appreciate the clothes. It's all great stuff and I know [insert baby's name] will look adorable in them and get lots of use out of them.
  Thank you for being so generous and thoughtful!”

“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for your generous gift. We are planning to use if for [insert activity, such as decorating the baby’s room, college fund, etc.]. Your thoughtfulness and generous contribution to our growing family is truly appreciated.  Thanks again.“
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you so much for your generous gift. We are going to put it towards the purchase of a stroller for Emily.
  Thanks once again for your generosity.”

Gift Card or Gift Certificate
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the [insert store or brand name such as Target or Bloomingdales] gift card.  It is one of my favorite stores.  We used it to buy [insert purchases].  Your generous and practical gift is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.”
“Dear [Name],
  Wow! We don't know how to thank you for the gift card. I'm sure you know a newborn baby means lots of new stuff to buy, so your gift will certainly come in handy. We're having a lot of fun deciding how to spend it!
  Thanks again, and we'll keep you posted on what we end up getting!”

Baby Blankets / Receiving Blankets / Rattle
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the cuddly receiving blanket/baby blanket. When little [insert baby's name] is snuggled in the warmth of your cute gift, I will be remember the good friend who gave it to us and all the love that surrounds our growing family because of friends like you. Thank you.”
“Dear [Name],
  I just love the adorable blanket and doggie rattle you gave me at the shower. You have a knack for finding the cutest things. I can't wait to wrap up my little one in the blanket and I know she'll get a kick out of shaking it and playing with it.
  It was great to see you, as always! Thanks for helping make my shower so special.”
“Dear [Name],
  What an amazing gift! The blanket you crocheted is just gorgeous. I know it was a lot of work but I love it, and I know the baby will too. Thank you so much for the thoughtful, practical, and beautiful present!”

“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the diapers. How ever did you guess we would need them! Seriously, your practical gift will definitely come in handy. Now, if you could just persuade [insert name of husband] to be designated diaper daddy, I will forever be in your debt. Thanks again.”
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you so much for the diapers! What a wonderful, practical gift. We are certainly going to need plenty of them. “

Baby Backpack
“Dear [Name],
  Many thanks for the designer baby backpack. It is just what I need and I can't wait to fill it with lots of new baby things!”

“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the baby bathtub. I will think of you every time I use it. Your warm and sudsy well wishes are greatly appreciated. Thanks again. “
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the baby bath. I can't believe how much they've improved since I had Haley. With the padding, thermometer, and adjustable everything, I will get to enjoy bathing baby instead of being nervous!  And the lavender baby bath you included smells so good I may have to use that on myself. Thanks again for the thoughtful and useful gift.”

Baby Bottles
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the baby bottles. Your thoughtful gift will be remembered at all hours of the day and night when little [insert baby's name or, if not selected yet, something generic like "little one"] gets hungry. You are a great friend. Thanks again. “

High Chair
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the high chair. It is perfect. Your generous gift is “high”-ly appreciated. Get it? But, seriously, your gift will serve as a reminder to be thankful for your friendship and generosity at every meal. Thanks again. “

Towel/Hooded Towel
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the hooded towel. Your thoughtfulness will be remembered each time I wrap little Bobby in your cuddly gift. Thanks again. “

Baby Stroller
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the fantastic baby stroller. It really is a luxury baby vehicle with pockets and compartments for everything and drives like a dream. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. “

Baby Bib
“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the adorable baby bib. Little Caleb will be drooling with gratitude. But seriously, it is very cute and practical. Thanks again.”

“Dear [Name],
  Thank you for the adorable [insert gift]. Little [insert name of future child] will love it. You are a kind and generous friend. Thanks again.”

“Dear [Name],
  What a tremendous friend you are to give me a mani/pedi gift certificate. I do love all the baby gifts, but who doesn't like a little something for herself sometimes? And a foot rub is about the nicest thing you can give a large pregnant woman who's on her feet all day, so thank you for that! Maybe we can schedule appointments together and catch up some more.
  Thanks also for coming to the shower. It wouldn't have been the same without you!”
“Dear [Name],
  I can tell you are a mom who's got it together. I didn't even know there was such thing as an instant-read forehead thermometer! What a fantastic idea. Same goes for the self-cleaning pacifiers -- who knew, and how great! Now if you could just tell me what to do when baby gets a fever I'll be totally set. Thanks for everything! “
“Dear [Name],
  Just a quick note to let you know how much we're enjoying the baby items you let us take from Gina. The crib mattress, playpen, bassinet, and more are really going to good use here. My [daughter/son] is lucky to know such a generous person!
  Thanks again for sharing. We hope we can do the same for someone else sometime.”