Mother

My daughter, a college student, stayed at the home of her roommate's uncle for a week in New York. She 's 21. Should she send a thank you gift ? Should I if she doesn't ?

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Thank you Note
by: Ms P Etiquette

Mother,

Your daughter should most emphatically send a thank you note to her roommate's uncle for his hospitality. A gift is not required and could be awkward unless they were all acquainted before the visit. Bringing the hosts a small house gift upon arrival is the correct way to handle this situation.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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