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to consider making suggestions to colleagues about what they may like to buy me?!

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MamaG Wed 08-Oct-08 12:19:05

leaving work a week tomorrow to go on maternity leave

i KNOW they'll do a collection as they always do

I really want to suggest they buy me a nice baby blanket but feel like a cheeky cow

should I drop hints? Or just say "please buy me..." or just say nothing?

IABU aren't I grin

platypussy Wed 08-Oct-08 12:22:19

I dont think its unreasonable to drop hints. I used to work in a large office and mums were always asked what they would like. Its common sense really and saves duplicates.

missjennipenni Wed 08-Oct-08 12:22:59

Maybe drop hints to the chief gift buyer? Do you know who will be responsible for buying the gift?

MamaG Wed 08-Oct-08 12:24:16

Don't know who'll buy, its usually me - I do tend to be bossy offer.

I will hint, I think

callmeovercautious Wed 08-Oct-08 12:26:53

Tell someone you are close to and get them to do the hinting for you. I did this and got what I wanted.

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 12:28:08

Drop hints or tell one person who can then spread the news!

countingto10 Wed 08-Oct-08 12:42:14

I remember I dropped really big hints to the person who I thought would do the buying eg I've only got to get a changing mat and some baby towels when I start maternity leave and then I can put my feet up !

It worked.

LunarSea Wed 08-Oct-08 13:06:34

Be grateful if you get anything. I used to be the one who did the buying/organising. When I went on mat leave nobody else thought to do anything!

DrNortherner Wed 08-Oct-08 13:08:11

Definatley mention it - I would!

We all do this in my office. My mate is off on mat leave next month - she sent me a link to the product she wants!

MamaG Wed 08-Oct-08 13:09:08

lol at link

I might do that, with a note saying "just in case anybody was thinking of buying me anything...!"

GYo Wed 08-Oct-08 13:19:57

YANBU! go for it. In fact someone who left my work last year to have a baby had a wedding style baby gift list on JL website... wasnt sure if that was going too far or not. Great idea if you can pull it off!

Good luck with the birth!!

MamaG Wed 08-Oct-08 13:20:45

God I wouldn't do that ! Think thats going too far really - but i will tell bessie work mate "I would like this "

GYo Wed 08-Oct-08 13:34:14

I know. Was a bit shocked as not what I would have expected from this nice lady. But they had a big family so maybe it was predominately for making sure they didnt get repeat family gifts!

TheConfusedSheepGoatGruff Wed 08-Oct-08 13:34:50

OMG are you going on Maternity already!!!!

MrsBumblebee Wed 08-Oct-08 13:46:09

Definitely drop a hint. I dropped about a million when I left work that I really wanted a digital camera (didn't have one, and very necessary for the billions of baby photos!) and it worked like a charm smile. They're probably regretting it now, as I keep boring them with photos of DS...

MamaG Wed 08-Oct-08 15:23:49

theconfused - I'm 37 weeks tomorrow so yes, I am DEF going on maternity already grin

soultaken Wed 08-Oct-08 16:02:35

If they ask you can tell them what you'd like, otherwise I wouldn't say anything.

nooka Wed 08-Oct-08 16:15:54

My experience is that whoever has been chosen to buy the gift would love ideas. It's always a bit tricky, and fab to know that you can get something the person woudl really like.

Oblomov Wed 08-Oct-08 16:24:44

Hint. The one thing I could really do with/ really need is ....
= sorted. Hopefully.
It seems pushy, but in actual fact makes sense.

TheConfusedGhostoooohw Wed 08-Oct-08 18:12:13

MamaG your PG seems to have gone so quickly from down here grin

MamaG Wed 08-Oct-08 23:07:38

I will def hint or email link to bessie work mate tomorrow

blithedance Wed 08-Oct-08 23:23:23

I think the secretary doing the collection asked me - they got me a Huggababy sling, at my request, much to the confusion of an office full of blokes!

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