my coworker just had a baby yesterday and we are trying to think of fun gifts to give her (rather than just sending flowers). any moms have ideas of things they would have liked to recieve? pampering? practical? we are up for anything! thanks!
I got a big wicker basket of cotton wool, baby lotion, baby shampoo, baby wipes, ear plugs (lol), bibs, a rattle, baby scissors, baby brush and comb set... and lost of other things that everybody needs for a new baby. Under those goodies was a big bottle of wine and a box of choccies for me and dh (oh and a packet of condoms!)
Practical yet with abit of humour thrown in.
I got a huge basket of muffins and brownies from the beverly hills bakery which was a godsend - everytime anyone came to coo over the baby I threw them a muffin and a cup of tea and crawled back on the sofa. hurrah!
I would have liked someone to come to the house and give me a hair cut and make over so I looked a little more glam on all those 'adoring mother and child photos', my goodness I looked dreadful. Anything pappering is good though - be careful about essential oils though if she's breast feeding
the best pressie I got when I had bean was a bag full of gossipy magazines, baby magazines, posh chocolates and a bottle of gin. And I got far too many clothes for ds, would have rather had something nice for me.
Why don't you write a 'voucher' offering some babysitting, making it valid for the first year or so? She would prob be really grateful for someone to babysit for an hour once the baby is a bit bigger so that she can pop out and get her hair done or pamper herself? Or what about a voucher for a massage or a treatment at a local salon? Neils Yard in London do some lovely post-natal treatments and thats what my friends got for me, it was fantastic to have 1 hour to myself!
agree with pph. ninja, that is a bril idea.
i know there is a company that arranges home facial, manicure, etc. but can't remember their name. anyone knows? although, do they only come out for groups e.g. hen party, or do they do individuals?