A Wilkinet baby sling from my lovely MIL who was aware of how upset I was about my DD1 who never stopped crying and wouldnt let me get on with anything else. Sadly, it didn't really work but I was so touched by her thoughtfulness.
My dd was given upteen teddies etc so when I saw another pink teddy I wasn't overly chuffed but 7 years later she LOVES that thing and sleeps with it every night so that must be one of the things from when she was a baby that has lasted!
But the baby record books were good as well - something to keep forever and the ones I used (did get a few!) held lots of details and room for photos etc and my dds love reading them.
Was ill and stuck in hospital in a ward full of very old ladies for nearly a month after the DT's were born. DH bought me a little radio and headphones. It kept me in touch with the outside world and drowned out the patients groaning and snoring in the beds all around me. A friend smuggled miniature bottles of gin and tonics into my bedside locker but felt too ill to drink them.
My MIL turned up at the hospital with a huge chocolate cake covered in cadburys flakes. This was very well received as the food was utter rubbish.
My mum brought me a load of new facial stuff like cleansers, toners, moisturiser etc. She then helped me in to a shower and I pampered myself with all my new smellys while dd was getting passed round everyone!
Also the baby record book and a keepsake box. They're both full already!