Ideas for expectant Mom? Help!

whazzupFebruary 22, 2003

My co-worker is expecting a baby and we have all pitched in to buy something for her. I only have a few days left to decide what to get since I am the designated shopper. Problem is, she really has everything she could need for the baby. I was thinking about just getting a gift certificate from Babies R Us. Any other ideas? I suggested to the group that we take the money and buy her a day at the spa but they all vetoed the idea.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
keli_or

Perhaps a gift certificate to a nice clothing store so she can buy herself something nice to wear when she is too small for maternity clothes but still too big for her regular clothes?

Or a gift certificate for a nice dinner out for her and her husband and include one of yourselves as a babysitter? It's nice to have some "alone time" with your spouse when the baby is a month or two old.

A gift certificate for a one-time cleaning by a cleaning service to be used right before she comes home from the hospital, or on a day when she has an outing with the baby.

These are just off of the top of my head-

Keli, mother of a 12 year old and an 8 month old.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2003 at 10:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
adellabedella_usa

The gift certificate is nice. I was given a couple of gc's when I had my children and I used them to buy bigger ticket items like a pack'n play and a new car seat. Diapers are nice too.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2003 at 12:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
talley_sue_nyc

does she have a nursing pillow? I know a woman whose husband's coworkers bought her the breast pump--sort of odd, but greatly appreciated.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2003 at 3:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
holly_p

My SIL's coworkers got her a maid service for a few months. She loved it! They did all the stuff that gets put on the back burner when you have a new baby.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2003 at 6:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
I think Gardenweb is being reasonable
I think Gardenweb is being reasonable and I'm very...
Dajyter
just asking for help what's the possibility pregnant or no
Okay i stopped taking birth control back in December...
sammylee216
Anyone's first pregnancy over 40?
Hello, I have always wanted children and have just...
goodtastenomoney
Best and worst baby items
Hello there! My husband and I are expecting our first...
Zena
Won't sleep in his crib
My DS is 4 months old and still sleeps in his carseat....
JacksMom
Sponsored Products
Calhoun Ottoman - Key Largo Grass Green
Joybird Furniture
LBL Bonn Clear Nickel Pendant Light
Euro Style Lighting
Jewel 16-Oz. Insulated Tumbler Set
$10.49 | zulily
Raynor Rug 13' x 18' - IVORY RUST
$9,229.00 | Horchow
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Dwinguler Rugs My Town 4 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. Play Mat
Home Depot
Siskal Red Modern Cube Ottoman (Set of 2)
Overstock.com
Thermocast Kitchen Brighton Undermount Acrylic 33x16.5x9 0-Hole Double Bowl
Home Depot
Belham Living Richland Corner Hall Tree - Espresso - #9701C-015
$299.98 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™