Hi, hope you can help. We have friends who are adopting a little girl. I was wanting to buy the new mum/dad a gift, something just for her/them. Can anyone recommend some ideas. i have tied to google some ideas, but no joy. Thank you x
They have had meetings with both sets of SW and been before 'the panel'. I wanted something for them, to give before baby came and then I was going to buy baby something when she arrived. I googled wooden keepsakes and got some ideas.
Just want to do something nice, but dont want to get it wrong IYSWIM x
Personally, we don't want to put DD's adoption certificate on the wall (we didn't put DS's birth certificate up!) and your friends are a few months off that point anyway.
I would give them a voucher for a lovely meal out for before their daughter comes (because they won't get the chance again for a while) plus a photo frame. Friends were given a voucher for a photo session, which they loved (wouldn't have been DH's cup of tea, but you'll know whether it's something your friends would like). Useful things like crockery and cutlery can be nice keepsakes too (if you spend a bit on something like Robert Welch)
I think vouchers for a meal out before little one arrives would be lovely - we're at a similar stage and really watching our pennies but when we're at home there's so many jobs to do and things to get ready so I'm sure if they're like us something just for the 2 of them would be appreciated.
All the gifts already suggested sound lovely. Also a photo album - I think not on the high street do personalised ones or before we got a print of the name made for our nephew and glued it to a photo album which was really nice.
One of my friends also got us their names in wooden letters for the door - from Jojo maman bebe - which we really liked
I like the idea of a photo session but not initially - I'd be worried it wouldn't look natural that early on! But your friend might not be as paranoid as me!
Have seen a lovely personalised plaque on eBay, it has child's name at the top then 3 hanging hearts which can be personalised, was thinking birthdate, date she moved in with adopters and for the third date wasn't sure whether to put the date the adoption was finalised or the date of the celebration day in court?
Any ideas and does it sound like something you would have liked or not??? Thanks x
Hi have seen these phatstak on eBay they are scrapbooks that you can store all sorts of thinkgs in, cards pictures and you can have them personalised if you get them at the buy it now price. I have one for all my children's pictures.