Does your mum really need another hanky?
How about buying her one of the cool gifts from Oxfam that help other mothers, more in need than your own? For $27, you can buy a Baby Emergency Health Kit - which includes all the essentials for mothers and other community members to feed and bathe baby in an emergency. It provides immediate protection against disease and helps the youngest member of the family survive those first traumatic weeks. For $40, you can train a village birth attendant in the remote villages of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, where mothers usually give birth at home without medical assistance, putting both mother and baby at risk. With this gift, you help train local people to become birth attendants. They learn basic midwifery skills and are provided with safe birthing kits. Visit oxfamunwrapped.org.nz for other gift ideas.