Fabulous Pregnancy Gifts for Expectant Moms
Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life. It’s also an exciting time for her friends and loved ones to be sharing with her, so it’s only natural for them to want to celebrate by giving her gifts. Naturally everyone wants to give something that will be appreciated, useful, and not just the same old thing. (Lots of people will give a mom-to-be baby clothes or toys, for example.) If you’re looking for just the right gift for an expectant mom in your life, try one of these awesome options.
1. Prenatal Massage
Although pregnancy is a wonderful time for a mom-to-be, it’s also bound to be a time that’s characterized by aching muscles and a sore back. A prenatal massage not only helps to soothe all those aches and pains, but comes attached to very real physiological and psychological benefits for the recipient. Plus, massage can be a terrific stress reliever and pregnancy can be a stressful time in a woman’s life for sure.
2. Skin Care Products
Pregnant women often suffer from dry, itchy skin thanks to sweeping hormonal changes and changes in regard to body size, stretching, and weight gain. This is the case even early on in their pregnancies. The mommy-to-be in your life would no doubt appreciate a gift basket filled with luxurious, pregnancy-safe skin care products to help her fight stretch marks, keep itching at bay, and pamper herself a little before the baby comes.
3. Belly Cast Kits
One day, this incredibly special time in a pregnant mother’s life will be over and she will want as many mementos as possible to remember it by and to share with her new child. A belly cast kit is a perfect gift for a mother-to-be, especially one who enjoys crafty activities and hands-on type pastimes. Building the cast will also be a fun way for her to bond with the baby’s father.
4. Morning Sickness Relief
Although not every pregnant woman suffers from morning sickness, most women do. Some even suffer from it throughout the duration of their nine months. That said, you’d be hard-pressed to find an expectant mother who wouldn’t appreciate a gift basket full of supplies for fighting morning sickness. There are pregnancy-safe candies that can help, as well as many foods that can help soothe a touchy stomach. There are even nausea-fighting wristbands that many women swear by that you can include.
Catherine Adderson is the owner of Trendy Tummy Maternity, an online maternity and nursing boutique specializing in pregnancy skincare for expectant mothers.