What gift do I get my wife when she gives birth to our first child?

I've been told to bring my wife a gift in the hospital when she gives birth to our first child. I want to get her the right gift to thank for carrying our child. Does anyone have any input on an appropriate gift? Thanks in advance.

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Wow!
My first gift was a bottle of champagne....Honey, you can drink again!
We still have the cork.

She'll get snake eyes if she's drinking alcohol and nursing.

I do remember her enjoying the taste again, but yes, she couldn't go crazy as we discovered we had a "barracuda" baby.

Give her a membership to Weight Watchers. That'll make a memory...

Seriously, though, when is she due? Give her a small piece of jewelry, perhaps a charm and the matching bracelet, which contains the birth stone for the baby. If you have more children, you can add to it.

After childbirth, she's going to be flooded with hormones and drugs...the birthstone bracelet will be a constant reminder of a fond memory, once those chemicals wear off.

OK, now.  First off, flowers (if hackneyed) always seem to be appropriate...just don't buy them at the hospital gift shop on your way to take the spouse and heir home.

 

First off, who told you to give her a gift? I wouldn't go with offering to clean the house or life insurance. Some of that stuff, if needed, you should be doing anyway. Making it a 'gift' is kinda sad.

How much are you able to spend? My father brought something to the hospital every time he came into my mother's room (women stayed in the hospital longer then). I don't think any of them were expensive 'gifts' like jewellery or anything. My sister remembers the room being filled with small stuff for me and my mother when I was born (she being the oldest doesn't know what he did when she came along). I think my father gave my mother a small stuffed toy when my sister was born (it came from our family shop, he didn't have much money in those days). 40-odd years later and my mother still puts it on the Christmas tree.

There are lots of child and heart pendants out on the market.

The best gift you can give her is love and care.

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