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gift suggestions for a woman that just delivered a baby

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by GQgeek, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    The woman in question runs the dance school I go to with her husband and she's great so i thought i'd get her something just to show my appreciation for running a tight ship, even up until the week before she delivered. Any suggestions? I assume she had a baby shower so i'd rather not get her that kind of thing...
     
  2. Aaron

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    Cook them a casserole or some sort of dinner that can be reheated. They are tired and overwhelmed and cooking is probably the last thing on their mind.

    A.
     
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    Dancing shoes for the baby, that's cute. On a serious note, rompers (I don't know if they are called like that over there, too) usually are fine. These things usually get dirty really fast. You should also upsize them a bit, because babies tend to grow out of them pretty fast. This will save the person in question time, because getting new ones every months sucks. [​IMG]
     
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    If you want to give her a gift, then make it something for her. She will be getting lots of things for the baby already. Perhaps some sort of "pamper yourself" care package. There are some great home spa products that you can even get at the drug store. Put that together in a basket with some herbal teas, a nice box of chocolates (speaking for myself here), etc. Flowers are also nice. If you know of a good place, a massage gift certificate (some place like Burke Williams) is a great gift, though it may be a while before she takes the time to use it.
     
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    If you want to give her a gift, then make it something for her. She will be getting lots of things for the baby already.

    Perhaps some sort of "pamper yourself" care package. There are some great home spa products that you can even get at the drug store. Put that together in a basket with some herbal teas, a nice box of chocolates (speaking for myself here), etc.

    Flowers are also nice.

    If you know of a good place, a massage gift certificate (some place like Burke Williams) is a great gift, though it may be a while before she takes the time to use it.


    Ah, yes. Sorry, I misread GQgeek's post.

    Well if it's not for the baby, I concur.
     
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    book gift certificate, if it is the first, they should get some reference material, if not, they probrably would still like reading material.

    careful with foodstuff, port partum emotions can be weird.
     
  7. Ivan Kipling

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    What about a book on, parenting? I've seen a number of eye opening, volumes. [​IMG]
     
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    I actually prefer to pick out that sort of book for myself...though an amazon gift certificate might be nice.
    Online shopping is a great way to pass the time when the little one won't sleep at 3am.
     
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    If you want to give her a gift, then make it something for her. She will be getting lots of things for the baby already.

    Perhaps some sort of "pamper yourself" care package. There are some great home spa products that you can even get at the drug store. Put that together in a basket with some herbal teas, a nice box of chocolates (speaking for myself here), etc.

    Flowers are also nice.

    If you know of a good place, a massage gift certificate (some place like Burke Williams) is a great gift, though it may be a while before she takes the time to use it.


    There's actually a great spa right up the street from the dance studio. I'm pretty clueless about massage treatments though. Do you mind taking a look and making a suggestion?

    http://www.spadiva.ca/e_massage.htm

    And what kind of flowers would be appropriate?

    Thanks, Jen.
     
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    My good fellow, midwives deliver babies everyday and I see no need to present a present. If you absolutely must, I am sure a box of quality chocolates or some flowers would be appreciated to acknowledge the midwife's assistance in delivery.
     
  13. GQgeek

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    My good fellow, midwives deliver babies everyday and I see no need to present a present. If you absolutely must, I am sure a box of quality chocolates or some flowers would be appreciated to acknowledge the midwife's assistance in delivery.

    The title of the thread wasn't exactly concise. I think i had a brain fart when I wrote it. What I meant to say was that she had just given birth, not that she had assisted in the delivery ;p
     
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    There's actually a great spa right up the street from the dance studio. I'm pretty clueless about massage treatments though. Do you mind taking a look and making a suggestion?

    http://www.spadiva.ca/e_massage.htm

    And what kind of flowers would be appropriate?

    Thanks, Jen.



    GQ - women go a little nuts after they give birth. they may not want anyone touching them, or they may want it. they may feel very uncomfortable in their bodies. they may have trouble eating certain things, or feel very fat and want to diet. unbelievaby hard to say, until you see a specific women for a specific pregnancy.

    safer to stay away from massage treatments, in my opinion.
     
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    Get her a vacuum cleaner. Or some dishrags.

    [​IMG]
     
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    If you want to give her a gift, then make it something for her. She will be getting lots of things for the baby already.

    Perhaps some sort of "pamper yourself" care package. There are some great home spa products that you can even get at the drug store. Put that together in a basket with some herbal teas, a nice box of chocolates (speaking for myself here), etc.

    Flowers are also nice.

    If you know of a good place, a massage gift certificate (some place like Burke Williams) is a great gift, though it may be a while before she takes the time to use it.

    +1 on what Jen said.
    Assuming she had a baby shower, she's swimming in baby stuff. That is definitely useful, but at this point getting more baby stuff for her (1) runs an increased risk of being redundant; and (2) is probably getting old.
    Getting something that's clearly for her, rather than for the baby, likely will be much appreciated. One thing I have observed is that when a new baby arrives, many people start defining the mom's life in terms of the baby and motherhood. When my daughter was born, I had to talk to some of the relatives to get them to start buying presents that were really for my wife on her birthday/xmas/etc. rather than just buying her baby/mom stuff. One of the best things you can do for a new mom is to remind her that you still think of her as a person in her own right, and not merely as full-time nanny.
     
  17. GQgeek

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    GQ - women go a little nuts after they give birth. they may not want anyone touching them, or they may want it. they may feel very uncomfortable in their bodies. they may have trouble eating certain things, or feel very fat and want to diet. unbelievaby hard to say, until you see a specific women for a specific pregnancy.

    safer to stay away from massage treatments, in my opinion.


    So essentially there's no right answer. You're not helping gt :p
     
  18. globetrotter

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    So essentially there's no right answer. You're not helping gt :p


    can you talk with her man and get a feelign for how she is doing, after the birth? if not, gift certificate. safer.
     
  19. GQgeek

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    At some point. It depends if he's around when i have my classes. He hasn't been around as much lately for obvious reasons.
     

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