Help with gifts - for co-worker & sister
August 18, 2011 2:22 PM Subscribe
Help - I need help with presents (or should I even give them?) - 1. co-worker, 2. sister!
Okay - I have been working at my current job for 1.5 years, almost. It's a small company, almost all women - interior design/high end antiques & furniture. One of them is leaving to go to school - she's been the closest person to me, although we don't hang out outside of work. She asks me for advice sometimes, and I try to give her my best - I'm about 6 years older, I think (33). She's leaving at the end of the month - is it appropriate/expected to get her something? If so, what? (Note: I've given everyone little somethings for bday/holidays here - but mainly under $20 gifts, of edible items!) If I should get her something - what should I get her? She's going to be pursuing graphic design. Thoughtful $20ish suggestions? She's very artistic and high fashion.
Other half of the question - my (half)sister is having (another) baby! We've been estranged for a while, partially due to not growing up together and differences between us (completely different upbringing that did not give her a lot of the opportunities that I had, different motivations), but I now have the opportunity to reconnect! (and have, through texts - bought some baby clothes, etc) She has no job and little income, so I am trying to help with the baby stuff - but if I do go to the hospital to visit her and the baby after her c-section, and spend some time there with her (she is afraid of being there alone) is there anything I could bring her that would make a nice care package for her, not necessarily for the baby? (Cool baby things are also welcome!)