As I've stated before a few times, I coach on a kids' sports team. I received a sweet gift tonight from one of my families of some higher-end chocolates. It had a card taped to it, and when I opened it, I was very surprised to find a monetary gift (cash) accompanied by a very nice note. If it matters, the card was a 'thank you' card, not a holiday card. The message in the card was a thank you type of message. It was handed to me originally by one of the other coaches, who had received the bunch of gifts from the mom to hand out to the other coaches. I think he was the closest one and she asked him to hand them out.
So....my question: do I send a separate thank you for the gift, even though it was already a 'thank you' type of gift? I did, of course, thank the child, but honestly, he probably had no (or very little) idea that his parents gave us something. I'm just never sure about situations like this b/c it seems like I should say thank you, but then again, you don't want the 'thank yous' endlessly going back and forth.
(FWIW, I am friends with the mom on FB and I think I have their email address. So that would be an avenue for communication if the general consensus is that further communication is warranted.)