My health visitor is an exceptional lady. She has agreed to contine to be my family's health visitor inspite of transfering to a neighbouring area. There are other ways that she has been outstanding that I don't want to list here.
I want to send her present, but not burden her with unwanted tat. Any ideas? What would be useful to her. I was thinking of a card and a book token, but is that too boring.
cerealqueen NHS employees can generally keep small token gifts, or gifts such as chocolates which will "officially" be shared with colleagues. Large gifts or money etc which may be seen as a kind of bribe or otherwise inappropriate are not acceptable.
Something small and thoughtful like a pen or a plant would be lovely.
I was once given a large sum of money in a card (!) which I had to return. (it wasn't to do with my exceptional skill as a nurse , sadly the lady concerned was rather unwell so it would have been completely inappropriate of me to keep it)
I must have worked for the strictest organisation ever, I had to sign the hospitality register for a can of coke, told I couldn't actually have it, and it then sat in the office until it was chucked out in an office move! .
Purely on the basis of the one cartoon I viewed on the link I wouldn't consider it particularly suitable, and maybe she'd appreciate something that didn't remind her of work?
As already suggested, a good quality pen or a pretty umbrella that she could keep in her car would be appropriate and, most probably, much appreciated - if you buy chocs or wine she may feel that she has to share them around her office.
Alternatively, a WH Smith token will enable her to choose from a variety of helpful or pleasurable items.