DEAR ABBY: Twice in the past month I have received thank-you notes for gifts I had given, but the wrong gift was mentioned. I usually spend a lot of time selecting just the right thing, and I take pride in my choices.

I understand how something like that could happen, but I’m not sure what to do about it. Should I just keep quiet about it, or say something to the person? What would I say? I don’t want to embarrass anyone, but I know I have received gifts in the past that will forever remind me of the giver. — PICKING OUT PRESENTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

DEAR PICKING OUT PRESENTS: I see nothing to be gained by not alerting the person to the mistake. If you were thanked for the wrong gift, so was another giver. If I had mixed up the gift cards, I would want to know — wouldn’t you? Do unto others …