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#1 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm sure there is a thread about this somewhere but I can't find it.

I want to get my doula (a close friend, not trained but amazing at my birth) a present, hopefully for Mother's Day. I came across pretty mommy tags (necklace) but they are a bit over my price range at $75. Anyone have any more affordable ideas??
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I love ALL of these necklaces --

http://www.birthsource.com/scripts/p...?idCategory=17

don't know if they're your style, but I think they're gorgeous!
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I'm as easy as it gets when it comes to giving me gifts.

I have unexpectedly received lotions and soap from Evelyn and Crabtree.
I adore these type of gifts.
I once got three bars of french soap from the store L'Occitane.

These types of products are usually more expensive then I would buy for myself but i adore expensive lotions and soaps.

I also have received money in a card with a beautiful note (I think money is always a nice gift).

I do not like jewelry gifts unless you really know me well !
Most people are very gracious and would love anything you give as a gift!
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We doulas are usually also moms, but either way we don't get pampered much . I always wanted a massage or facial or something after attending someone's birth and giving so much of myself. I wanted to re-fill my emotional cup and feel pampered because i was sometimes exhausted from being very attentive during a long labor and birth even if it is rewarding. So give her the gift of pampering.
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I adore gifts like a gift certificate for a restaurant or and ice cream shop because then I take my family out. My dh and kids miss me when I am away and they deal with never knowing when I will be around so a treat for all of us together is wonderful.

Megan Davidson, Labor & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Anthropologist, Mom to August (9) and Clay (4), Partner to Shawn.

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hey you.

what about this necklace...
from redenvelope

modern-mama to DS (5.16.05) and DD (9.11.08) and one more (GIRL!) coming in December
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I got a unique gift from my last mom, free dance lessons. She's a ballroom teacher! I can't wait to attempt to drag my hubby to our first class!

mom to Reaghan born underwater into midwife's hands 1/17/07 & Myra born surrounded by doulas and midwife at home 1/12/09. Birth Educator, and Photographer, Baby #3 Coming May 2013!

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What about a subscription to mothering?

Also on ebay sometimes you can get some good doula type necklaces.

Like a pp suggested a note would be the most special to me.

-Annie
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I have received beautiful gifts. A cashmere scarf in baby blue (BOY). Handmade pottery. Vintage books, wine, essential oil sets, manicures, facial, and a gas card.

:CLC,Doula :Mama to 2
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asunlitrose and natalie - those are exactly the kinds of presents I'm thinking of. Thanks!
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