Well I ordered these awesome bookmarks from <a href="http://beckyspapercreations.com/store/Default.asp" target="_blank">http://beckyspapercreations.com/store/Default.asp</a> but that just doesn't seem like enough....... so I'm also giving some lip balm and Bath and Body Works goodies.... I'm considering throwing in something else too because I'm just so greatful to them for the level of care they provided over the last 10 months!
This has been on my mind too. If money wasn't an issue, I'd love to give them a nice gift certificate to a local day spa place (so they can take care of themselves after spending so much time taking care of others). Unfortunately that's a bit out of budget right now, so I am thinking of doing a little basket of a good bottle of wine (we have a friend who manages a local winery so we get a nice discount), a small box of chocolates, and something else. From the other threads I've read on this, it seems like consumables are preferable to knick-nacks. I plan to follow with a thank you note and some pics after the birth too.
I had two midwives last time, and one I got a gift certificate to a Creative Memories consultant near her house, a Jewel CD that she admired at my house, and a neclace with a prayer box charm on it. I wrote a prayer for her and put it in there before giving it to her.<br><br>
The other midwife I made a bracelet for, with some earthy looking beads and some nicer crystals. I notices she wore jewelry.<br><br>
It is hard to know. On previous threads when I had posted, some people made it sound like you should spend a certain amount. I was pretty put off by that attitude. You pay your midwife for a service. If you want to give her a gift, that is your choice, not a requirement. It should be something you want to do. I'm sure she wouldn't want her clients to break the bank out of feelings of obligation especially.<br><br>
I myself thing handmade items or items you put thought into are what mean the most.<br><br>
For my last birth I gave my MW a picture of me nursing #3 while 9 months pregnant with #4 - artistc/nude kind of pic.<br>
But I figure she has enough pictures and knick knacks at this point in her career so this time I think we are going to give her a gc to a vegarian restaurant. She and her husband are vegan and it would be nice for them to have dinner out.<br><br>
Our future son's name came from the name of a wine that bf and I used to drink a lot long before we tried to have a baby. We had always joked that it would be a great name for a boy, but when the time came to pick a name we realized that we really liked it. So we will probably get her a bottle of that wine. Luckily, we're naming our kid after a $9 bottle of wine instead of a $90 bottle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
I've been thinking about this too. I'm considering a gc for a massage,Whole Foods, or Trader Joes. We have 2 mws though, so that gets pricey, which we really can't afford right now. Other things I'm considering are... baking some bread and giving them gift baskets with bread, a jar of jam, a box of tea, and maybe some chocolates, or a house plant. Will be watching this thread for other ideas!
I got my midwives each one of these nifty key chains: <a href="http://www.birthsource.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=142" target="_blank">http://www.birthsource.com/scripts/p...?idproduct=142</a><br><br>
The baby floats around and its really pretty and unique. I'll probably give them some chocolate, and other edible goodies to go with it.
Taking notes here (too lazy to load the smilies!) Not due until July.<br><br>
Bleumoose - I love the bread/gift basket idea. I may steal it. Since I'm having a summer baby there is a good chance I'll have some freshly canned raspberry, blueberry, or strawberry jam on hand too (as long as the baby stays in until end of July!)
I like the idea of consumables!<br><br>
I gave my MW a couple of photos I'd taken (framed flowers - not babies!) and the second time a couple of nice photo albums for her plethora of photos in her office.