10 Beautiful Gift Ideas to Say ‘Thank You’ to Your Midwife


If you’re at a loss for ideas, here are some special ways to say ‘thank you’ to your midwife for caring for you, your pēpi, and your whānau.


A thank you present for your LMC is certainly not required nor expected, however many whānau do like to give their midwife a meaningful gift after their baby is born, often at their final postnatal visit. It doesn’t need to be big or expensive; it’s the thought that counts.


  1. A card with a photo of your baby. Many midwives like to display these in their clinic. Filling the page with words from the heart will mean more than anything money can buy.
  2. A voucher for some pampering. As we’re sure you know, your midwife works incredibly hard so the opportunity for a massage, pedicure or facial will allow them to have a moment of being looked after in return.
  3. A coffee voucher for the cafe nearest their clinic or the maternity unit/hospital/birthing centre.
  4. A restaurant or movie voucher for your midwife to spend some quality time with their other half or their children on their next weekend off.
  5. A bouquet of dried flowers, an orchid, or a houseplant.
  6. A bottle of wine or champagne.
  7. A pregnancy female form candle, mug or vase.
  8. A gift box filled with treats that you know they’ll love like chocolate, and a bath soak or soap.
  9. Pounamu or another taonga of meaning and significance to your whānau.
  10. Providing feedback to the New Zealand College of Midwives about your care. This feedback is essential to your midwife’s Midwifery Standards Review Process.