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To Open or Not?

Hi! I really want to hear your opinions on what the right thing is to do in this situation. 

My shower is April 27th, and it's being hosted by two of my aunts. On our registries, the address given is my parent's house, since I feel more comfortable with things being delivered there. Well my mom told me that they received two packages in the mail, and they're both shower gifts from one of the aunts who is hosting my shower! 
 
I don't know whether to go over and open them and write thank you notes now, or wait to open them at the shower since obviously my aunt will be there, and showers are about seeing the gifts! 

Thank you! I just don't want to do anything wrong! :)

Re: To Open or Not?

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    Just to clarify:  You are certain that these gifts are from people who WONT be at the shower?

    I had several people who had to travel to come to my shower, and they sent packages ahead of themselves to avoid plane fees.
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    option C: call your aunt and ask her what she'd like you to do.  At the very least this will confirm to her that you've received them rather than her wondering for the next month.

    My aunt (also a shower host) had my gifts shipped as well since she was traveling from OOT for the shower.  I opened them at home and sent a thank you right away because she agreed it didn't make any sense for me to load them up to drive them to the shower only to take up cargo space with them when heading home with all the other gifts.
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    Question:  Are these shipped gifts from people who will be attending the shower, or people who cannot?

    Several people who attended my shower shipped gifts ahead of it in order to avoid the cost of the airlines.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_to-open-or-not?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:09ed863d-e270-46f5-b6a6-1f7e2bce8d40Post:d77211cc-5886-4130-8fb0-26bca10399c5">Re: To Open or Not?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Question:  Are these shipped gifts from people who will be attending the shower, or people who cannot? Several people who attended my shower shipped gifts ahead of it in order to avoid the cost of the airlines.
    Posted by Peledreamsofrain[/QUOTE]

    <div>Both gifts are from my aunt who will be there since she is hosting the shower :)</div>
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    Thanks ladies!! I'll just ask her to be safe...don't know why I didn't think of that! 
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    I would think if she sent it to you now, it's ok to open. Otehrwise she would have just given it to you at the shower.
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