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    I wouldn't want personal reminders of the baby. I would find that really difficult to look at teddies, pictures, etc. but everyone grieves differently.

    I would go for home made dinners, a care package for Mum with some nice bubble bath, candles, etc.

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    Some things that one of the Mums at playgroup got when her DD passed were a necklace with her DD's handprint engraved on it, a picture with name and details. She's got them all together with the blanket her baby had.

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    If you go for the jewellery option, maybe get a gift certificate? I was given so much personalised jewellery but not all of it was my style. Every piece was gratefully accepted and I'm truly thankful that I have such lovely friends, but yeah just some pieces aren't my thing

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    I wouldn't want personal reminders of the baby. I would find that really difficult to look at teddies, pictures, etc. during those first raw months, but everyone grieves differently.

    I would go for home made dinners, a care package for Mum with some nice bubble bath, candles, etc.
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    I would probably go with a handmade bear or something similar. I am very fortunate to have not lost a child, but if I did I would want to celebrate them non-stop. I would never forget my baby and it would be reassuring for a friend to tell me that they remember also.

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    I think food or some bubble bath for mum would be lovely. Personally I wouldn't want personalised things, if I did I would want to get them on my own terms.

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    I would suggest some freezable meals and groceries so that they have one less then to think about. Also, something else I have seen people do is a contribution to bubs funeral / headstone. This kind of thing is such an expected expense.

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    I'm so sorry for your friend's loss x
    Food/groceries would be hugely helpful. Or a cleaner.
    I loved every personalised keepsake I was given. Even things that weren't strictly "personalised" but were still personal (I.e. Something that related to her name, nickname, etc).
    I hated (actually, loathed) getting flowers, but I liked getting plants in pots that I could put in a garden.
    The Midnight Orange (on Etsy) also has some absolutely gorgeous pieces.

    Something we organised ourselves was a Twinkle Toes (or Impressionable Kids) frame of her hands and feet. It was agonising to organise, but I'm sooooo glad I have it now.
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    Practical gifts.

    1 hot meal
    A few frozen meals.
    A few snack type things.
    A few basic groceries. Milk bread toilet paper washing powder etc.


 

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