Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life, a time of eager anticipation along with some worry and anxiety about the future and her baby. Now is the time to give the expecting mom a gift that will help relax her and let her know that her friends care about her.
The pregnant woman likely has a lot on her mind and a thoughtful gift would be a pretty pregnancy journal in which she can write all of her thoughts. This journal will be cherished for years to come as it contains her innermost thoughts, hopes and dreams for her new child. Include a nice pen with the journal as well so that she can record her thoughts along the way.
Lotions and creams designed to soothe the skin and fight stretch marks would be appreciated and are inexpensive.
Small gifts that would be perfect pregnant gift ideas are things that offer comfort during a sometimes stressful and uncomfortable time. Lotions and creams designed to soothe the skin and fight stretch marks would be appreciated and are inexpensive. Wrap them in pretty and cheerful wrapping papers to give to the expecting mom. The focus of giving to an expectant mom should be on the woman and not necessarily giving her things for the baby. Now is the time to give her something relaxing like a music CD or aromatherapy candles with a lovely and relaxing lavender scent.
... gift food basket featuring all of her favorite food cravings and comfort foods.
Another great pregnant birthday gift idea is that of a gift food basket featuring all of her favorite food cravings and comfort foods. Ask her which foods she is craving right now and base the food gift basket on these foods. Often chocolate is high on the list along with cookies and other sweet things. Provided these are okay to include in her diet, they will offer comfort and encouragement on a down day. Before creating a food gift basket be sure to ask if there are any foods that she may not have.
Soft, supportive slippers also make a great pregnancy gift.
During pregnancy, your friend may not always feel attractive. However, you can change all that with a few well chosen sets of pajamas. These should be of a soft and comfortable fabric and sized so that they fit her during pregnancy but can still be worn afterwards. Cozy pajamas or nightgowns that include nursing style tops will be of great benefit when she is up several times during the night. It will be encouraging to her to be wearing something pretty and new during this phase of her life. Soft, supportive slippers also make a great pregnancy gift. But, be sure to check her size and buy one size up as the feet tend to swell during pregnancy.
Gift certificates make great gifts for the expecting mom.
Gift certificates make great gifts for the expecting mom. Although she is pregnant now and perhaps not able to do all she wants, once the baby is born and she has settled into motherhood, she will likely be ready to get out of the house and enjoy herself. Give her a gift certificate for a post-pregnancy massage to help her relax.
A gift certificate for a beauty salon including hair cut, manicure and pedicure would be an ideal pregnancy gift so that she can get a new style and feel instantly better about herself. Let her know that you will take her to the local department store for a bra fitting following her pregnancy so she can get fitted for a few new bras as bra sizes often fluctuate during pregnancy. Give her a gift certificate to her favorite lingerie store so she can stock up on pretty under things in her new size.
Now is the time to indulge your pregnant friend with luxury items. These are things she would not ordinarily purchase for herself, especially now that she is focused on her new baby. A high-quality boar’s hair brush would be ideal for the expecting mom to pamper herself with during pregnancy as well as after the baby is born. A special memento she may enjoy is a silver or gold charm bracelet. Include the first charm for her which should be something relating to pregnancy or birth. Let her add subsequent charms herself later.
During pregnancy, ordinary household tasks sometimes fall by the wayside. It would be a thoughtful gift for the expecting mom to hire a housecleaning service to clean her home right before the baby comes. Better yet, have the house cleaned for her while she is in the hospital so that she can come home to a clean house. But, be careful when hiring a cleaning service. Make sure that they only use natural and nontoxic cleaning products to ensure the safety of the new mother and her child. If the nursery is not quite ready, you could help decorate the nursery and organize the gifts from her baby shower.