Should I intervene when a gift has not been acknowledged with a thank you note?

by Carol
(WV)

My manager gave a gift to my nephew (who works in our building) for his new born daughter and to his five year old son. He said thank you upon receiving the gift, but should a thank you or some response of some kind be expected from his wife or was my nephew's verbal thank you enough? My manager told me today that she has never received word from my nephew's wife. I'm in an awkward situation! Should I contact my nephew's wife and ask her to acknowledge the gifts?


Thank you for your help!
Carol

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Carol,

Good manners will not permit your asking for a thank you note to be sent to your manager. Her mention of this to you is also poor manners. You are not responsible for the actions of your nephew or his wife. Please do not intervene.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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