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    Its not something i would have liked, Not because i would be offended, just because iwouldnt like someone touching my stuff. It sounds weird, but i wouldnt want anyone in my house. I would feel compelled to clean before the cleaner got there so they didnt see my house was a pigsty. A voucher for a massage or a gift voucher to a clothing store that sells pretty breastfeeding tops would have been better for me.

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    Default Is this a good Christmas gift for a new mum?

    I wouldn't like it as I wouldn't find it personal. Also I would find it a little sexist that I get a voucher to clean my house IYKWIM? As in it's my job to keep the house clean when it really is both DH and I.

    Would love some pampering time though! You can get her a voucher from a home massage place or home esthetician, I know some come to ppl place which is very handy

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    I'd go a pamper voucher and a homemade voucher for you to babysit her little one while she gets it done

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    Default Re: Is this a good Christmas gift for a new mum?

    The gift was going to be for both of them, not just her.

    We don't live in the same town so I can't offer to babysit. Also she's in a small town, so I don't think a meal delivery service exists, other then meals on wheels...

    I might go back to the drawing board..

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    My sister was "given" a cleaning lady after her first baby was born - if wasn't a permanent thing just 2 lots of 2 hours done a fortnight apart. The cleaner came in and dusted, vacuumed, mopped and cleaned the bathroom and toilets. My sister really appreciated it!

    The first time the cleaner came my sister stayed around the house, the second time she felt comfortable enough to go out and leave her to it, just coming back shortly before she was due to leave. She has since mentioned it a couple of times and said what a great present it was and how nice it was to come home to clean house.

    Another friend of mine received a coles online grocery delivery after her baby was born, it was done by some relatives interstate - she said it was a lovely surprise and had a few treats she wouldn't normally buy herself as well as the basic bread and milk etc.

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    Sorry Disbride, I got mislead by the title as it mentioned a gift for a new mum. Are you after a christmas gift idea or a new parents gift idea?
    You might get different answers based on this

    At the end of the day, you know them better than we do. Some poster here said they would love for a cleaner to come and take care of the house

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    I wouldn't like a cleaner as a gift because I'm a bit funny about strangers in my home, touching my stuff. I would be panicking at that gift because I would then compelled to clean before the cleaner came and I'd be uncomfortable the whole time they were there. Nice idea for some but not something I'd enjoy.
    However I would love groceries sent, meals delivered, pampering voucher - that kind of thing.

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    Default Re: Is this a good Christmas gift for a new mum?

    I would love it... I would not see it as any reflection upon me, my cleaning skills or domestic prowess...I have a 3 month old and pampering is nice but I would really prefer to feel good about the state of my house or be able to eat something other than toast and cereal...these are the things which get me down.

    Lite n Easy have a great range of choices...check out the meals on their Web site.

    I know that surprises are nice and all...but maybe you could let them know what you are thinking and offer them a choice...food and cleaning could apply equally well to your brother, not just your SIL...

    It is so kind of you to be wanting to do something like this...

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    Default Is this a good Christmas gift for a new mum?

    I would probably avoid meal delivery like Lite n Easy as it may be seen as a reflection of her needing to get back to her pre-baby weight. Ah it's hard to be nice these days..

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    Default Is this a good Christmas gift for a new mum?

    Personally I would hate it, but I have no desire for a cleaner, couldn't think of anything worse to be honest.
    Cook for me any day though, load up the freezer, bring around take-away, that would mean more to me.
    I think you just have to go on a recipients personality.


 

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