Is it proper to call and ask about the gift you sent? (when you haven't heard from them)

by Great Aunt
(Canada)

A few weeks ago I sent a $50. gift card in the mail to my nephew who just had a baby girl. I have not heard from him so I don't know if he recieved the gift card. I would like to email him and ask him if he got it. Is that proper?

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Nov 09, 2014
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gift sent NEW
by: Anonymous

I really want to know what's the propper procedure about sending a gift. My sister-in-law sends "surprise" gifts and then she calls to let us know they are on our way. Or after a few days she had sent them, she calls to "make sure" they arrived. We do not take long to thank her for the gifts, the time it takes to write a thank you card and send it out in the mail. Midwhile, we send her a text letting her know it arrives and taking her, but it always seems that she is faster.

Jun 27, 2014
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Gifts are not entitlement NEW
by: Jane

To satisfy yourself that the check you sent was cashed by the right person, by means, call. People now days seem to consider a gift as an entitlement and saying "Thank you" is passé. I keep asking myself, "What ever happened to common courtesy?" Acknowledging a gift, no matter how big or small should be done as soon as possible. Letting a donor know your gift was received has, to my knowledge, never gone out of style. The gift may be something you really don't want or even like but remember....it is the thought that counts. If someone cares enough.....so should you!

Jun 27, 2014
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Gifts are not entitlement NEW
by: Jane

To satisfy yourself that the check you sent was cashed by the right person, by means, call. People now days seem to consider a gift as an entitlement and saying "Thank you" is passé. I keep asking myself, "What ever happened to common courtesy?" Acknowledging a gift, no matter how big or small should be done as soon as possible. Letting a donor know your gift was received has, to my knowledge, never gone out of style. The gift may be something you really don't want or even like but remember....it is the thought that counts. If someone cares enough.....so should you!

May 23, 2013
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Is it proper to call and ask about the gift card NEW
by: Anonymous

You responded as if a check had been given, rather than a gift card

Mar 16, 2011
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gift received
by: Anonymous

Not any more when in this age people do not acknowledge gifts; however, to avoid having to do this, I'd call my bank first to see if check had cleared...I once received a canceled wedding check back with a "thank you" in the memo space. The check was for a generous amount so it was not sarcasm..just a lack of knowing the right thing and how can you be annoyed at someone who doesn't know?

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