Gifts: Mumsnet Best Award winners 2011
Presents for mums-to-be, newborns, parents and children - Mumsnetters' guide to the presents most likely to be met with sighs of delight rather than being consigned to the regifting drawer.
Winner: Casha Poncho
"A bit of a left-field gift" for a pregnant friend, this poncho is "probably the only bit of pregnancy clothing you won't mind wearing post-birth" and "should also come in handy for discreet breastfeeding ".
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Winner: Sophie the Giraffe
It squeaks, is "easy to grab hold of" and is "clearly lovely to chew" - no wonder this is the "best teether toy ever" and "highly recommended as a gift". Many reviewers said this was their baby's "favourite toy ever".
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Winner: Time and help
"Time for a bath", "taking the older children to the park" and "bringing a meal" are all godsends for new mums and "by far the most useful gift". Visitors who "make their own tea", "hoover or cook a meal" are the ones most appreciated by sleep-deprived parents.
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Winner: My Dad by Anthony Brown
The "beautiful illustrations" and "simple text" make this "a book to make all dads feel special" and "a firm favourite". It would make "a great Father's Day present" and many reviewers loved seeing their child "and Daddy reading it together".
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Mums who would "give anything for the chance of a break" agreed that the offer of babysitting was highly rated. It's a "selfless and excellent gift" and often a "lifesaver" as long as you "make sure the recipient takes you up on it".
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