Good thank you gift for newborn supplies?
February 8, 2011 12:44 PM Subscribe
Parents who have given away kids stuff: What would you appreciate in return or consider an appropriate thank you?
posted by vignettist to human relations (27 answers total)
We are pregnant - Yay! A distant and well-liked relative had a baby last year & will not be having any more children. She has volunteered to give us LOTS of stuff, way above and beyond the amount of stuff that others have been passing to us. She is specifically saving this stuff for us because we are relatives, even though I know she has lots of friends she could also be passing these things along to. So, I think her generosity needs to be acknowledged in a way that is different from the appreciative "thank you's" that go to friends that we know are just making room in their garages.
So, if you have given lots of stuff away to friends or relatives, what would you have appreciated in return? I know someone will say offer to babysit; they live 2 hours away, so I don't realistically see that happening. She is giving us clothes, baby "accessories" such as a bouncer, etc. Probably more than I know yet. They have an 8-year-old, and an 8-month-old.
I was thinking a gift card to a clothing store would be appropriate, but in what denomination? She is giving things freely from her heart (and she didn't pay for all of these things out of her pocket), so I wouldn't want to hurt her feelings or diminish her generosity by looking like I am "buying" them from her for equal value.
Is there some other really great idea that my pregnant brain is not thinking of? Any and all suggestions welcome!