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#1 PatG

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

A friend of mine is expecting her first baby 10 days before Christmas.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be a good gift for her.  Unfortunately gifts such as time and frozen meals aren't possible.  What did you receive as a new mum that your really loved? Or would have loved to have been given?

#2 Oma Desala

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

A gift voucher for a massage.

I'm due 3 days before Christmas and I know this will be under the tree from my mum and TBH I can't wait to use it. I've given massage vouchers to friends that have just had babies and every one of them used the voucher and loved it.

#3 bubbalee

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Check out the Contigo insulated bottles. Allows mum to have a hot tea/coffee and not have to worry about it being spilt wink.gif

#4 adl

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Anything special for HER.... I got some lovely hand cream and a bottle of French champagne...one because I would be washing hands etc all he time or have them wet lol...and the other ...just for me to celebrate..so much is for baby it's nice to give a little spoiling for the mum!

#5 Broxie

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

I second the massage voucher. I also got a lovely fluffy dressing gown when DS was brand new that I LOVED when I was breastfeeding, but he was a winter baby.

#6 PureBliss

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

My favorite "new mum" gift at the moment is a nice little bracelet. One that will glam up any outfit, but really for her to swap between wrists to remind her which breast she last fed on!

Not too chunky/heavy, as it will be close to the babys head when she is feeding. I found that elasticised ones with small beads are good.

#7 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (bubbalee @ 12/11/2012, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Check out the Contigo insulated bottles. Allows mum to have a hot tea/coffee and not have to worry about it being spilt wink.gif


Great idea!

I also second anything pampering - a voucher for a massage or pedicure, if she likes that kind of thing, or a lovely hand cream. A DVD or two would also be good if she is spending long stretches on the couch while breastfeeding.

#8 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

My friend asked me what skincare stuff I used, what body cream I used etc. She did it in a way I didn't even realise like 'oh your skin looks great, what do you use? Oh, you smell nice, what's that?'

I had a hamper of all my favourite beauty bits and bobs for Christmas.
Best present ever.

#9 LJandAJ

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

I was going to say a massage voucher too, it is the best gift I received after DD was born and now my Dad buys me one very year. Just check the expiry if you do so she can go when she is ready to and not have to rush going because it is going to expire.

#10 amesv

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

Something like this Spa gift set (http://shop.bigpond.com/Product.asp?Action...l&ID=194812)  would be awesome, you could make your own up even, through in a magzine or bottle of wine.

#11 Seven of Nine

Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

I suggest a clothes voucher. I received one, and at first I thought huh.gif because I was looking forward to fitting into my old clothes. But... of course I didn't fit into my old clothes straight away. It is nice to have something new and fashionable.

#12 kpingitquiet

Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Our daughter was born about a month before Xmas so I relate hehe. My best gift? A bath/relaxation tote bag. One of my cousins who had just had a baby knew exactly what to get. Pedicure kit, lotions, soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, terry headband for facials, a few tubes of face mask cream, blow-up neck pillow for lounging in the tub, a giant-sized mug, a couple packets of cocoa and some really nice teas. Total chill-out pack. It was the best thing I got, period, and I got some really great things that year!

#13 mumof3kidlets

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

DVDs

#14 dreamingofcats

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

I am due two weeks before christmas and would not say no to a gift voucher for some pampering.




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