I have to get a secret Santa gift for a trainee midwife, who I don’t know very well but she is lovely 😊 She is in her 30s, a mother and obviously passionate about pregnancy, birth and all that goes with it. The budget it £5 but I would go higher. I like all the ‘mama art’ type totes and pin badges as they’re a bit different but don’t know if they might be a bit cheesy? A charity gift might be nice? I am truly stuck - halp!
Some of the YesMum cards? I think they are around £10, though worth seeing if there is a Black Friday deal / money off / free delivery etc. They are packs of positive affirmations, created by a hypnobirther. You can get ones for new mums, as well as Student specific ones. She might like that?http://www.londonhypnobirthing.co.uk/shop/
Some nice hand cream as washing them a gazillion times a day buggers them. Similar theme, some nice foot treatment stuff for when she’s been on her feet all day. Or a thermal coffee mug for days when she’s in community on visits. Or a nice book to inspire her after a tough shift and she’s feeling compassion fatigued - Something like Ina May Gaskin’s “Spiritual Midwifery” or Hollie McNish “No-one told me” or “One Day Young in Hackney” by Jenny Lewis.
Thank you marzipandildo (love it 😂), I don’t know if she’s a reader, or sick of reading, although all those books are lovely. I didn’t know if hand cream/travel mug were a bit predictable? These are normal mugs but don’t know if a bit offensive?? meresoeur.com/collections/mama-mugs
A trainee midwife is only a part of who she is - she’s also a Mum, partner, colleague and friend I imagine. Would you like a work or study themed gift for Christmas? IMO go with something you would buy her if she wasn’t training to be a midwife. Some things I’ve received in our works secret Santa that I’ve loved have been Candies Scarf Gloves Nice hand lotion Notebook Wine Chocolates
Well you could go the whole hog and see if there is a Black Friday deal on a box set of Call the Midwife! Previous secret santas which went down well at work:
10 tins of soup with their labels removed so it was a lucky dip which was opened for lunch (not guilty of doing this) Costa voucher L'Occitane or Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream Quiz in a box games Luxury hot choc Fluffy socks
Our favourite secret santa had a £1 budget. Everyone either bought a lottery ticket or something very tacky from Poundland.