Gift ideas for Donor....?

Gift ideas for Donor....?

Joined: December 21st, 2011, 7:41 pm

February 28th, 2012, 4:52 pm #1

I'll be writing a nice thank you card to our anonymous donor, and our clinic said many recipients also give their donors a little gift - a "token of appreciation" - something under $50. I'm brainstorming for ideas... I don't want to get her jewelry - nothing to serve as a reminder of my child, but just something thoughtful. Ideas? Thanks!
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Joined: August 6th, 2011, 6:43 am

February 28th, 2012, 6:42 pm #2

I ordered a very pretty box of nice chocolates for my donor with a nice hand written card. I had thought of other things but in the end I thought just something nice and simple would be best.
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Joined: April 27th, 2007, 10:46 am

February 28th, 2012, 11:59 pm #3

I'll be writing a nice thank you card to our anonymous donor, and our clinic said many recipients also give their donors a little gift - a "token of appreciation" - something under $50. I'm brainstorming for ideas... I don't want to get her jewelry - nothing to serve as a reminder of my child, but just something thoughtful. Ideas? Thanks!
In her profile, she mentioned that she liked a partucular band, so we got her a DVD of them performing live, in concert. Read over your donor's profile to get an idea of her likes and dislikes.
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Joined: May 10th, 2011, 11:57 pm

February 29th, 2012, 3:13 am #4

I'll be writing a nice thank you card to our anonymous donor, and our clinic said many recipients also give their donors a little gift - a "token of appreciation" - something under $50. I'm brainstorming for ideas... I don't want to get her jewelry - nothing to serve as a reminder of my child, but just something thoughtful. Ideas? Thanks!
We sent a gift card to a store related to one of her stated hobbies. It seemed inadequate--we wanted to send flowers, but the distance made it tricky.
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Joined: December 21st, 2011, 7:41 pm

February 29th, 2012, 5:19 pm #5

I ordered a very pretty box of nice chocolates for my donor with a nice hand written card. I had thought of other things but in the end I thought just something nice and simple would be best.
Thanks the ideas ladies - chocolate & flowers it is, plus a thank you card of course
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February 29th, 2012, 11:07 pm #6

I'll be writing a nice thank you card to our anonymous donor, and our clinic said many recipients also give their donors a little gift - a "token of appreciation" - something under $50. I'm brainstorming for ideas... I don't want to get her jewelry - nothing to serve as a reminder of my child, but just something thoughtful. Ideas? Thanks!
I sent flowers, and got a recommendation for a good local florist. My agency reported that the donor was shocked and that the flowers were just beautiful, which pleased me.
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March 1st, 2012, 6:13 am #7

I'll be writing a nice thank you card to our anonymous donor, and our clinic said many recipients also give their donors a little gift - a "token of appreciation" - something under $50. I'm brainstorming for ideas... I don't want to get her jewelry - nothing to serve as a reminder of my child, but just something thoughtful. Ideas? Thanks!
I bought her a silver heart locket with a key from Tiffany. I think it was around 50 dollars. She cried.
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March 2nd, 2012, 12:14 am #8

I'll be writing a nice thank you card to our anonymous donor, and our clinic said many recipients also give their donors a little gift - a "token of appreciation" - something under $50. I'm brainstorming for ideas... I don't want to get her jewelry - nothing to serve as a reminder of my child, but just something thoughtful. Ideas? Thanks!
Most of me thinks this is a really good idea, given the connection, essentially, for life. It's also a really classy thing to do... Sigh, a tiny part of me thinks I spent a fortune on donor comp... But, most of me thinks it's a classy, respectable, right and proper thing to do. I'm glad you had some good suggestions. By the way, in an open donation, I'd feel 100 percent about a really memorable gift.

Sigh...
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Dana
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March 2nd, 2012, 1:11 am #9

I have to say, after handing over tens of thousands of dollars, it hurt me to spend another $100 on the flowers. But I did it mostly thinking that if in the future I, or my child, has a relationship with the donor, it will have maybe started things off on a kind tone.
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Joined: July 4th, 2011, 3:21 am

March 4th, 2012, 3:26 am #10

Most of me thinks this is a really good idea, given the connection, essentially, for life. It's also a really classy thing to do... Sigh, a tiny part of me thinks I spent a fortune on donor comp... But, most of me thinks it's a classy, respectable, right and proper thing to do. I'm glad you had some good suggestions. By the way, in an open donation, I'd feel 100 percent about a really memorable gift.

Sigh...
The $$ are a small compensation for the donor's time and suffering. The gift is saying thank you for being wiling to go through all that...

I was an egg donor 21 years ago.... I still treasure the gift I received from the couple who had four children thanks to me.

For my two donor cycles, both unsuccessful unfortunatly, I got each of my donor's the same thing that was given to me.

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