(Closed) question for moms

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Date night!!! Offer to babysit (if you’re close) restaurant gift card is a great idea.. also SPA DAY! Couples massage, etc.

Post # 4
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly, aside form a massage/spa treatments, I don’t really care if my siblings get me gifts anymore.  Our Christmas gifts have essentially become trading gift cards of equal value.  We are all kind of at a point in our lives that if we want something we buy it.  Unless I come across something that really makes me think of them I don’t think I will do xmas gifts this year.  Also, I am a bigger fan of experiences rather than things.  If we are all in the same city around the holidays I would much rather us all go get pedicures together or something. 

Post # 5
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe a gift card for house cleaning to take a load off of their shoulders, or an IOU to go do a few hours of chores so they can go for a walk or to a museum with the baby? It sounds like you’ve noticed they really value QT with their baby right now, so if there’s any way you can find to help them achieve that, go for it!

Post # 6
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

what about a voucher for some kind of parent-and-tot class, like gymnastics or baby swim classes? 

Post # 7
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Actually taking an 8-10 month old to a restaurant isn’t too bad! I remember doing it. They’re old enough to sit in a high chair, but not old enough to want to run around. You may want to check if the restaurant you have in mind has high chairs, but at least where I live (Australia), most seemed to. (Also, if your country’s laws don’t enforce this this yet, check it’s non smoking). It’s not the same as a long, leaisurely night out alone of course. But if you think the 3 of them might like a night out without the cooking, it could work. Otherwise you could offer to babysit as well.

Post # 8
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Gift certificate to get family photos taken.  You can get them done at many different places for reasonable prices.

Post # 10
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I offer to babysit my nephew and they have taken me up on it!  A great present too is the parent tot class.  My sister and I bought for our sister a session.  Its a great gift because they don’t need more toys, clothes, etc.

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