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Indulgent Birthday Gifts for a Pregnant Woman

Sep 24, 2008

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Choosing the perfect birthday gift for a pregnant woman sounds like a no-brainer.  So why, then, do we so often get it wrong?  In a time of beautiful anticipation, it's only logical to join in celebrating the arrival of her wonderful creation.  Or is it?

Books, mobiles, and knickknacks are all great presents for expecting parents, but they're better suited for the baby shower.  When the mother-to-be in your life turns a year older, make sure her special day doesn't get lost in prenatal planning.  Like all birthday gifts for adult women, the present you choose should aim to make the birthday girl feel truly appreciated.

The best birthday gift for a pregnant woman recognizes her as an individual, as well as her growing need for comfort.

Pregnancy is a time of magic and wonder, but it can also be a time of agony.  Expecting mothers suffer a multitude of  aches, pains, and general discomfort that often goes unacknowledged in the excitement of the coming birth.  The best birthday gift for a pregnant woman recognizes her as an individual, as well as her growing need for comfort.

It won't be long before her days and nights are devoted to feeding, diapering, and caring for her miraculous creation.  While she still has time for a little pampering of her own, give her a present that promises some restful indulgence.  Often overlooked birthday gifts for adult women, like bath sets and scented candles, may not excite you, but to a woman in need of some serious spoiling, they are treasures.

A bath gift set offers you the rare opportunity to wrap your gift once and give it twice.

A shower or bath set can make an exceptionally brilliant birthday gift for a pregnant woman, but there are some rules to follow when selecting one.  Expecting mothers are commonly advised to restrict or eliminate hot baths during their pregnancy as a matter of safety.  A bath gift set offers you the rare opportunity to wrap your gift once and give it twice.

When shopping for her bath set, be sure to select one that includes more that just bath products.  These expanded sets are widely available, reasonably priced, and can include a varied selection of moisturizers, shower gels, sponges, back scrubbers and more.  She'll enjoy the bath accessories now, and the salts and soaks will create a welcome oasis from the approaching demands of mothering a newborn.

A collection of ambient lighting and fragrances is the perfect birthday gift for a pregnant woman in search of some inner and outer peace.

Just as the beautiful scents of a bath set can set a relaxing tone, fragrant candles or incense offer tranquility she can enjoy throughout the house.  Casting a gentle glow of light and bouquet, scented candles are a soothing addition to the ambiance. Incense emits a delicate, earthy perfume in wispy streams that rise gracefully through the air. A collection of ambient lighting and fragrances is the perfect birthday gift for a pregnant woman in search of some inner and outer peace.

Finding the right fragrance for her will be a challenge as her tastes and tolerances change frequently.  An easy solution to this problem is to select a variety basket for her to enjoy no matter what appeals to her at the moment.  Her sensitive nose will appreciate the diversity.

When buying incense or candle gift sets be sure the tools she'll need are included.

When buying incense or candle gift sets be sure the tools she'll need are included.  Unless you know she has an incense burner, be sure to choose a gift set that includes one.  Likewise, a collection of scented candles should come with candle holders.  These all-inclusive sets may be expensive and variety is usually limited when purchasing from a shop.  Online gift outlets offer a more expansive selection and better pricing (even with the cost of shipping).

As the discomfort of pregnancy becomes an increasing burden, it's a good idea to side-step indulgence and address her more immediate need for relief.  Foot spas and massagers are commonly thought of as birthday gifts for adult women of age, but expecting mothers have a deep appreciation for the comfort they provide.  When sore feet and an aching back make the advanced stages of pregnancy truly miserable, a soothing touch can help ease the pain.

The freedom to enjoy her growing miracle, unburdened by chronic discomfort, is the ideal birthday gift for a pregnant woman.

Massaging car seats make uncomfortable travel time an inviting escape.  Hand held massagers afford her portable relief wherever or whenever aches and pains strike.  A massaging foot bath will leave her tired feet feeling rested and relaxed.   The freedom to enjoy her growing miracle, unburdened by chronic discomfort, is the ideal birthday gift for a pregnant woman.

Resisting the temptation to baby-up your gift for her may be a real challenge.  If you're struggling to keep the focus on the birthday girl, consider giving her a second, smaller gift with a baby theme.  An ornament or figurine that marks this significant time in her life is both appropriate and budget friendly.  You can also try using a baby theme for your gift's presentation.  Select cards and wrapping with adorable images to celebrate the coming arrival.  Just make sure what's inside the box is especially for her.

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