With the holidays round the corner, each one of us are scrambling to find something Â that fits the bill of the quintessential holiday present. Add pregnancy to the mix and that is quite a tall order.
We have scoured the anything but secret, modern world wide web to come up with a unique, thoughtful list of holiday gifts for those loved ones in our lives who are going to gift us with the greatest gift of all: a teeny tiny bundle of joy!
1. Timeless coupons
Some ideas never get old, clichéd as they may be. Coupons offer the opportunity to express one’s concern and care in smart, funny ways. A much appreciated gesture that is apt for any trimester.. Some worthwhile ones are a free spring cleaning session, a free babysitting session, a free grocery shopping session, one week of loading dishes, one week of laundry,etc. These are only a few, but get your creative, sensitive, juices flowing!
2. Blue apron it!
Spoil her healthy with Blue Apron’s resonably priced meal plans that can be cooked up in a jiffy.
3. Subscription boxes for new and expecting moms
More often than not, essentials such as crib, diaper genie, stroller, etc. are covered in the baby shower registry. These gifts while no doubt useful are more for the baby. A care package on the other hand cater to the expecting mom specifically in a certain period of pregnancy. From nausea teas and psi bands to drive away morning sickness blues to lactation teas, soothing post pregnancy bath salts, body butters, age appropriate infant toys, etc., these services usually ensure that the products are organic and minimally processed, in short safe for both mommy and baby.
Kisserra boxes fit the bill as each box is designed based on the month of pregnancy the expectant mother is in. Even better, once the baby is born they cater to both mommy and the new born till the baby turns one. This is the ultimate holiday gift that not only is pampering but also earns brownie points for being well thought out.
4. The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People book
This book is earning quite a cult following for its funny, irreverent quizzes, fill in the blanks, journaling pages, etc. If the mom to be in question is one with a spunky sense of humor, this is right up her alley. She will be laughing her way through every trimester. Walk into the nearest bookstore or Amazon it and Voila! You are done.
5. Spa Gift Certificate
Do we need to say more? This one is a fail-safe gift for pregger lady friends and colleagues. Take a minute to research some of the best spas that have prenatal packages and you will have one rejuvenated momma to be in your hands!
6. Just Snoogle Her!
If you have ever been pregnant, you have heard the one unsolicited advice people are giving constantly: “Sleep, rest up as much as you can before the baby”. You also know these are the ones who are suffering from post pregnancy amnesia. It’s hard to sleep comfortably when we are busy baking a bun in our oven. Not due to lack of exhaustion but simply because finding the elusive comfortable position requires a lot of tossing and turning! That’s exactly why the Snoogle pillow was invented. Gift them this and watch them wake up with a smile on their faces after a restful night of sleep!
7. Preggatinis anyone?
A really cool book that lets your mom to be sit back and relax with her own
mocktail at the family gathering instead of seething in silence watching the drunken revelry..Go on, Amazon it this minute!
8. Prepacked maternity hospital bag
It can’t get better than this! All she will have to pack is a pair of comfy old pajamas for herself and clothes for the newborn. It has simply everything a mommy to be will need on ummm labor day! Click here to order now.
9. Photo shoot session
Book them a photo shoot with a skilled photographer who captures this magical time in their life flawlessly for eternity…
10. Fancy Maternity Wear
Splurge on some good looking maternity clothes for the momma to be as in all probability she feels bloated, unsexy and ironically invisible.
Image source: Macys
So go ahead, pick one, pick two, pick any number of these awesome holiday gift ideas to let the expecting mommies in your life know that they are cared for, that they are incredibly special and most importantly, very much loved…Happy Holidays Y’all!