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Old 25.10.2020, 16:29
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Re: Gift ideas for pregnant teacher (and okay to give?)

Newborn parents will receive lots of gifts for baby, and coronavirus doesn't make any difference.

In my experience, giving clothes (especially anything that's been lovingly knitted) are a waste of time - most parents will squeeze their baby into the item, take a quick photo, send it with a thank you by WhatsApp to the giver, and file the item at the back of the drawer, or in the bin.

Most newborn baby clothes that are given as gifts, are already too small, or the baby outgrows them in a few weeks.

Most babies need an endless supply of baby grows, which as a gift is about as cherished as giving someone toilet paper for Christmas. Sure, it'll be useful, but not memorable.

New parents need money, or gift vouchers so they can choose their own car seat, pushchair, toys - or even just to get over the shock of how many nappies wet wipes and baby formula (controversial) that they'll need.

Alternatively, as everyone else will be wondering what to buy baby, you can think about something uniquely for mum, who probably deserves a bit of attention too.
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