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  • Your Opinions-Baby Gifts?

    I have 4, yes 4 pregnant co-workers. Two are due next month, one in Sept & one in December. I'm the only one in our dept not PG. THANK GOD!! (I'm 52)
    Anyway heres my question: Do I need to get a gift for each one of them? Its the 3rd child for 3 of them & the 2nd for the other. Would a nice card be OK? the siblings are all little so they still have baby stuff.
    Since its not the first for any of them, I don't believe there are showers planned.

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    I think it would depend on how long you have worked with these women. If you have been co-workers for a year or more, then I think a small gift ($10-20) would be apropriate. Is there a group or office gift option available? And if not, why don''t you initiate one. Everyone could put in $5 and sign a group card.
    Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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    • #3
      gift

      I like the idea of a group gift.

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      • #4
        I wouldn't succumb to the pressure (feeling guilt, obligation or otherwise) of giving a gift; I would toss a few bucks toward a group gift, though. Here's a simple idea of acknowledgement that won't cost you much ~ start each expecting mother a plant from one of your own and plant them in a baby-theme vase. Look for the vases at garage sales, Goodwill, ect. You know the kind I mean? They are ceramic; the type a floral arrangement would come in.

        I was given a Hoya plant when my 2nd was born, I still have it after 22 years, and I really love it!

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        • #5
          At work we usually do the group gift thing, each pitching in $10 for baby showers, birthdays and weddings.

          If you are unsure about getting a gift and not wanting to spend alot of money, what I do is buy childrens books. Usually a really nice hard cover Shel Silverstein or Dr Suess book. I like to give a copy of Oh The Places You Will Go. I like the classics like Stone Soup, Rainbow Fish or Little Bear books too. I think hard cover childrens classics make great gifts and something maybe the child can pass down to their own children. You can make a special bookmark for the baby too.

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          • #6
            At work we used to do group gifts, no matter if it was the first baby or the third. And that was fine, I have no problems with that. If a group gift is not in the works, personally I would give a small gift. Even if it is the second or third baby you can always use another little outfit, and they don't cost much.

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            • #7
              I like the idea of the plant. Three pregnancies in the office and none of them the first - unless I knew them well I would probably only give a card. It would be financially difficult to give out $10 each (at least for me).

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              • #8
                I find that Kohl's dept. store always has sales going on , that's where I buy clothes for my grandson and they have a nice selection on Baby stuff of all kind. Just a thought.

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                • #9
                  The group thing would be OK but I'm the only one in the group not pregnant. I guess I could ask the others who aren't due first about it but then the first gal will still be on maternity leave when the 2nd has her baby.

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                  • #10
                    the group gift could be a gift card for a restaurant, massage, or even groceries. or the cash, if you think they could use it.
                    I don't want buns of steel. I want buns of cinnamon !!!

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