Baby showers are often full of undeniably helpful gifts, like nappies, blankets, onesies that are ridiculously cute, and thoughtful books.
But Slate’s Laura Turner this week suggested an additional present we’d never thought of – and it won’t cost you a cent.
“At my baby shower,” Turner recounts, “one of the guests piped up just before I started opening presents.”
“‘Can we give you the gift of no thank-you notes?’ she asked. A hush fell over the room.
“Then the whispers – what an idea! What a great idea!”
Turner was sure to look every person in the eye and sincerely thank them as she opened their gift.
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“The sentiment of gratitude remained,” Turner writes. “The hours of cramped writing and endless guilt over acceptable time frames did not.”
They are, of course, enormously thoughtful, but are they truly worth the money, the effort, the stress and the time it takes someone to send them out?