Buying corporate gifts, being entrusted to make the right choice to convey the company's sentiments is a big responsibility. It is important to get it right and to hit the right note, never more so than when sending congratulations on the birth of a baby or to mark the start of maternity leave. Increasing numbers of companies now have budgets to cover gifting and within organisations and the public sector which don't, it is usual for colleagues to make a collection and to pool funds to buy a gift. Many companies also send gifts to convey new baby congratulations to key clients.
Unless a collection is made by friends or close colleagues, choosing a suitable maternity leave present or