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    I think it's a great idea. I pay for my own cleaner these days, I couldn't live without her. If I had to revise my budget, she would be the absolute last thing to go.

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    It really depends on the person, some people would love it, some would hate it. I'm in the camp that wouldn't like that as a gift. Not because I would be offended, but because I wouldn't want a stranger in my house (especially with a newborn - I could barely get out of my pj's and still had boobs hanging out everywhere when I was feeding when DS was a month or so old), and like a pp I would feel compelled to clean before the cleaner came, which would give me the irrits!

    If you can, try to find a way to guage if that is something she would like, if so then it's a great idea!

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

    Omg can you be my SIL I would love a cleaner or some meals. But some people are funny about stuff like that. I would just ask how they are coping with the housework and then offer- if you have kids you could do the " I know how hard it is to find time to do the floors/bathrooms with a newborn- would you like some help with those heavy cleaning jobs"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    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
    That's ok, it is a bit misleading it would be a Christmas gift for a first time mum, with a 2 month old, and her husband, (his 3rd child)

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    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..
    lol, yeah that too!

    I might just play it safe and get her a perfume gift pack. It might not be as personal as a cleaner for a few hours, but on the up side it's not as personal as a cleaner for a few hours

    Now, what to get him...

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