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giving gifts for a good deed, a help?

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do you know, if it is ok to bring a gift to a paediatrician as a trankyou for stg or is it unsuitable?

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Hi everyone,

do you know, if it is ok to bring a gift to a paediatrician as a trankyou for stg or is it unsuitable?

Thanks,
Marketa
Was the good deed done in conjunction with the intended recipient's job? Is your relationship purely professional?

A note of thanks is always appropriate, and appreciated, and if there were exceptional circumstances I would imagine something small, like a box of chocolates, to accompany the note would be happily received.

But be careful of offering a large gift as that might be taken the wrong way, especially if the good deed were done in the course of normal professional activities.



Caveat: I'm not Swiss so take my comments with a grain or three of salt. Better yet, follow the advice of any Eidgenoss replying to this thread.

I've learned restraint after a few faux pas in my early days here; the 'easy, friendly' gift-giving that is normal and accepted back home is not done to the same degree here.

But that said, acknowledging a good deed by saying thank-you is pretty universal. If offered with an open heart don't worry too much about over-stepping the mark.
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do you know, if it is ok to bring a gift to a paediatrician as a trankyou for stg or is it unsuitable?

Thanks,
Marketa
If you feel like it, sure! It might be unexpected (depending on what the "something" was and whether it falls within the pediatrician's normal job description) but I can't imagine it would ever be offensive.

I'd suggest chocolate, flowers, or something homemade (cookies?) with a note. Not too expensive, not alcohol, nothing "permanent" e.g. a coffee mug that they have to find space for.
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Re: giving gifts for a good deed, a help?

Depends on what that "stg" was exactly and what the gift would be. Can't see anything wrong with a box of chocolates or whatever.
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Re: giving gifts for a good deed, a help?

As an Dr. Eidgenoss I would be like and and then
Giving gifts for a job well done when it is my job to do a good job?

I know it is more common in Germany. According to the Kinderdoc (A German pediatrician)

He gets lot of ahem "presents":
https://kinderdoc.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/geschenke/
(For those which can no read German the best gift of all was little Mariebelle which after the vaccination and still with tears in her eyes gave him just a simple hearty hug)
but he is also happy with just plain coffee beans which he can share with the co-workers
https://kinderdoc.wordpress.com/2013...icher-hinweis/
or most likely an Amazon gift card (guy reads a lot in his spare time).

If you have no clue, some good chocolate (Please no Merci ) will always find a thankful mouth.
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Thanks a lot for your answer. I wanted to avoid of a wierd moment


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As an Dr. Eidgenoss I would be like and and then
Giving gifts for a job well done when it is my job to do a good job?

I know it is more common in Germany. According to the Kinderdoc (A German pediatrician)

He gets lot of ahem "presents":
https://kinderdoc.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/geschenke/
(For those which can no read German the best gift of all was little Mariebelle which after the vaccination and still with tears in her eyes gave him just a simple hearty hug)
but he is also happy with just plain coffee beans which he can share with the co-workers
https://kinderdoc.wordpress.com/2013...icher-hinweis/
or most likely an Amazon gift card (guy reads a lot in his spare time).

If you have no clue, some good chocolate (Please no Merci ) will always find a thankful mouth.
Actually I meant something like that.

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Depends on what that "stg" was exactly and what the gift would be. Can't see anything wrong with a box of chocolates or whatever.

Last edited by 3Wishes; 06.05.2017 at 21:27. Reason: merging consecutive replies
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