Apparently not. I've thrown several and never received a gift.
Did you get a thank you card or anything?
Yes. My cousin hosted and my aunt helped. I sent each a $75-$100 gift card (I cannot remember now) to a favorite restaurant.
I sent flowers the next day to the organizers.
I had 10 hostesses for my baby shower - long story - I sent each of them one of those mini-trays from Hermes. It's a lot of work and there is much less appetite for it if you're an AMA mom! I was v grateful to them, it was magical. Note that a friend held a Sip-n-See for my next DC and I bought all the cakes for it.
@Anonymous Why did you respond to yourself to call yourself out for VBA?
I guess because I have a sense of humor!
If you keep following my posts, maybe you'll get one, too ;)
AMA mom - what is that?
Advanced maternal age - guessing you had your last DC before the age of 35 which is considered the threshold for Advanced Maternal Age in the United States. It's marked on your OB's file for you.
I don't think a gift is expected.
Definitely. Flowers and a heartfelt thank you are in order.