There are baby showers for babies but none for moms-to-be. We are not talking about gifts for the baby (that the mommy will receive) but gifts that are truly meant for the mother.
We think all moms and moms-to-be deserve a gift for all the challenges and struggles they need to overcome – from pregnancy to childbirth to child-rearing. If you have a mom-to-be in your life, it’s a nice idea to give her a gift to welcome her to the wonderful world of motherhood.
Pregnant women, though, can be notoriously challenging to find gifts for. You will be tempted to find something practical, but going with this direction, you may end up with something for the baby instead. What you want is something that is meant for the mom to use, not another gift to add to the pile of gifts from the last baby shower.
So what can you give a mom-to-be?
What a Pregnant Mommy Needs
Pregnancy is a special time for many women. If you ask any pregnant woman what she currently wants, expect the following answers: sleep, an easy labor, an easy baby, good skin, and more sleep.
That is, of course, aside from the food she’s currently craving (LINK TO ALL ABOUT CRAVINGS BLOG).
Basically, you can say that a pregnant woman’s needs are quite simple. She just needs to feel well-rested, comfortable, and beautiful. You may not be able to guarantee an easy labor and an easy baby, but there’s always something you can do to make her life easier – your presence, for starters!
Now, how do you translate these concepts into concrete gifts that you can actually wrap in pretty wrapping paper?
7 Gift Ideas for Every Mom-to-Be
Here’s a list of gift ideas that any mom would love to receive. Whether she is still currently pregnant or have just given birth, there’s definitely a gift here for every mom.
1. Pregnancy Pillow
Give her the gift of sleep with a cozy pregnancy pillow. During pregnancy, especially during the latter months when the bump has grown considerably, a deep, restful sleep becomes hard to achieve.
At this point, a pregnancy pillow proves to be a huge blessing. It provides support and reduces the discomfort felt in many body points such as the back and the hips. It also promotes good blood circulation, allowing for a better and more restful sleep.
For moms who love to document and keep memories, a journal will be a fantastic gift. You can choose whether to give them a pregnancy journal or a baby journal; it may depend on where they currently are on their mommy journey.
This is the perfect gift for moms who love to write, take pictures, and make scrapbooks. A journal is a great way for her to remember how she went on with their pregnancy or her first days with her newborn baby. You are giving them a treasure that they will forever cherish.
Unsurprisingly, jewelry belongs to any list of popular gifts to give moms. Jewelry makes a special gift not only because of their value but also because of the meaning they might stand for.
You can get personalized jewelry to make it more special. If you are privy to the name of their unborn child, you can get it engraved on a pendant. There are also charm bracelets with mommy and baby charms. You may even opt to get a ring that says “Mom” on it. The possibilities are endless!
You can trust us when we say no mom can ever refuse a good blanket. For pregnant women who easily get cold, soft and thick blankets are a lifesaver. They are also incredibly useful for many things like movie nights, indoor picnics, and long afternoon cuddles.
Of course, if it is going to be used a lot, then it is essential to choose a well-made blanket. Choose a durable blanket made of high quality material. It’s also a good idea to choose a blanket that softens with every wash!
A book is the perfect versatile gift that you can give to almost anyone, including the mom-to-be in your life. There are so many books out there, and you get to decide which one to get based on her interests.
A safe book choice would be a parenting book, although you should consider the possibility that she already has several of them. Instead of a parenting book, why don’t you give her a book written by her favorite author? She’s about to become a mom, but that doesn’t mean she has to read about parenting all the time.
6. Home Spa Kit
Pregnancy – as well as the first weeks of parenting a newborn baby – can be incredibly stressful. Help the mom-to-be destress with a home spa kit that she can use whenever she wants.
You don’t have to buy a prepared set. In fact, you can put together products you know she wants to make the gift more thoughtful. You can also get her coupons for her favorite spa place to give her the full spa experience.
7. Personalized Gift Basket
Finally, the most thoughtful gift you can give to the wonderful mom-to-be is one that you made yourself. If you don’t have the knack for baking or crafting, don’t worry – you can still put together a gift that will make her feel really special by making a personalized gift basket.
Simply gather everything that the mom-to-be likes and put them in a pretty basket. You can include things like chocolates, tea or coffee (decaffeinated, to be safe!), belly butter, a couple of bath bombs, her favorite lipstick, and more. A personalized gift basket is a great way to show her that you care!
Looking for a unique gift for the mom-to-be in your life can be challenging, but these gift ideas are guaranteed to make her feel special.