Last year, we wrote about gift ideas for new moms, and as we approach this upcoming holiday season, we are featuring gifts for expecting moms. No matter how easy or difficult a woman’s pregnancy has been, they could always use a little something that shows that you are thinking about them.
Here are 6 gift ideas for moms-to-be:
At-Home Spa Kit
Given current social distancing protocols, paying a visit to the day spa might not be possible, but that doesn’t mean the mom-to-be can’t pamper herself. Bring the spa to her with a collection of self-care goodies. Include a body oil for growing bellies, a soothing bath soak to help her unwind, lotion to bring tired legs and feet some relief, and a hydrating lip balm that she can apply before calling it a night.
Different essential oil blends can help with some of the pregnancy symptoms that the mom-to-be might be feeling. Find an oil diffuser that matches her home decor and put together a sampling of essential oils that might be able to help with stress, morning sickness or not being able to fall asleep at night.
The months leading up to birth are such a special time for a woman. Gift them with a beautiful keepsake journal to record their memories in. From the first time they felt a kick, to the feelings after an ultrasound, it’s fun to have written-down memories to look back on after they’ve given birth. There are so many options out there, from personalized journals to leather-bound journals, you can find one that fits her perfectly.
No matter how far along she is, an expecting mom is likely to value comfort and a good night’s rest. A specialty maternity body pillow can help to support her belly and ease muscle aches. Everyone loves to tell expecting mothers to enjoy their sleep now, but you can really help her get a better night’s sleep with a pregnancy body pillow.
Maternity Support Band
Another gift that can help bring a mom-to-be a little added comfort is a maternity support band. Designed for a growing belly, a support band helps to gently support and lift the belly, helping to alleviate pressure on the back.
The Gift of Services
While this gift can’t be wrapped with a bow, gifting a mom-to-be with acts of service might be one of the nicest gifts of all. If she’s late in her pregnancy, struggling with morning sickness or on bedrest, offering to run errands for her could be really helpful. Either hiring a cleaning crew or coming over to clean her home yourself is another incredibly kind gesture, especially if she is moving a little more slowly during the pregnancy. We also love the idea of meal prepping for her or even ordering a meal plan box to be delivered to her. Thinking about dinner plans is half the battle, so this could just help make things a little easier. And lastly, calling or texting to check in on her. Pregnancy looks different for every woman, but it always feels good to know that someone is there for you.
Contact a Certified Nurse-Midwife
The Certified Nurse-Midwives of the City of Oaks Midwifery give comprehensive care to women before, during, and after pregnancy in the Raleigh, NC area. We want your transition into motherhood to be as smooth as possible, and these gift ideas for expecting moms might help. But, if you need further guidance, call us at (919) 351-8253 to make an appointment.