It can be very challenging to buy a gift for a mum-to-be. Chances are, pregnant women are more likely to buy things for their new bundle of joy, rather than themselves. So when you ask them what it is they want for the holidays or for their baby shower, you may get an “oh don’t worry about it,” or a ” just check my child’s registry online.”
These may not be the answers you are looking for, because a pregnant mom deserves pampering and gifts for herself! Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to buying for the mum-to-be in your life.
Any pregnant mom knows that they will have to stock up on a whole new wardrobe during their 9 months of pregnancy. This can be not only a hassle, but also incredibly expensive. So why not lessen their burden by purchasing some pregnancy basics for them? For example, things like a Simple Wishes nursing bra, maternity jeans, comfy slippers, and cozy socks can truly make for a meaningful gift. A comfortable bra that supports breasts that are suddenly full of milk cannot be overestimated. Also, a hands-free pumping bra is the best gift you can get a new mum who is planning on using a breast pump. If not a pumping bra, consider a nursing bra or extra breast pump parts like pump flanges or breast milk storage bags.
A Day at the Spa
Moms deserve some pampering, especially after all the baby does to their body! It is common for pregnant women to feel aches and pains all over, to be bloated, and to have swollen feet and ankles. A day trip to a local spa can easily solve all these problems and give them some time to relax and simply think of themselves. There’s a lot a prenatal massage and a facial or mask and exfoliation cream for sensitive skin can do to help them feel refreshed, renewed, and revitalized. If you want to go the extra step, get them a gift card to also use after the baby is born, as they will most likely need to get away for an afternoon.
A Meal Delivery Subscription
Sure, mums and dads to be may be able to handle cooking nowadays, but this will change when the baby comes. Give them the gift that keeps on giving by signing them up for a meal delivery subscription, or a gift card to a local delivery service like GrubHub. Meal delivery subscriptions, such as HelloFresh, are great for those moms and dads who still love to cook, and just can’t stomach take out for one more night. Whereas GrubHub and Uber Eats Delivery are perfect for delivery to the hospital if the mom has to stay for a long period of time, and for those days when even lifting a saucepan seems like too much work.
A DIY Memory Box for the Baby
You want your baby shower gift to stand out, so get creative and make a DIY memory box where the parents can put all the important information and keepsakes all in one safe place. These are quite easy to make, all you need is a big plastic bin, some colorful file folders, and pretty labels. Put the child’s name on the front, then create a folder for ages 0-1, 2-3, and 4-5, then a label for kindergarten and every grade until they go to college. You can add separate folders for important documents, birthday cards, and health records, and make a specific place to put a picture of the child on every single folder. This will surely be a great baby shower gift, as it is both thoughtful and saves the parents time while designating a specific place that allows the parent to watch the baby grow.
It’s easy to pamper a mum-to-be, all you need to do is be a bit creative. Whether it’s a facial for exfoliation and skin care or a nursing bra with stretchy fabric and a back closure, the mum in your life is sure to be grateful!