Wondering what gift to give that mom-to-be in your life this festive season? Well, rack your brains no more. Here are 12 ideas that make the perfect gift to give her. Take your pick!
GIFT IDEA #1: A SPA
There's nothing a pregnant woman desires more than a pampering session. Book one for her at a salon or spa so she can go have a facial or mani-pedi. Alternatively, if she's reluctant to step out of the house, then buy her a spa gift box so she can have a DIY spa at home.
Caution: In countries where salons and spas are closed during the festive season, due to the pandemic, a DIY spa at home is preferable. However, if salons and spas are open in your country, you will need to check on their COVID-19 prevention practices, before you visit.
GIFT IDEA #2: A PHOTO FRAME
Make her first sonogram as memorable as your wedding day. Buy her a photo frame to show off her bun in the oven. Go for a sonogram sized photo frame that will fit snugly around the picture. And do go for a photo frame that features some sweet words to make it even more romantic.
GIFT IDEA #3: A PHOTOSHOOT
Pregnancy is an unforgettable moment that should be captured for reminiscing years later. You are sure to score high points if you get her, a voucher for a photoshoot this Christmas. She can take all those pre-birth pics she has been dying to take. And do join her take a couple of shots.
GIFT IDEA #4: A GOOD READ
If she's a bibliophile, then add to her library. Get her the most irresistible page-turner you can lay your hands on. Watching her sit on the couch having a good read will be very rewarding – trust us!
GIFT IDEA #5: A BABYMOON
The ultimate escapism! A babymoon will be most welcome during her second trimester. When it comes to a babymoon, you have so many options. You can go on a trip abroad or decide to do something in the countryside of the country you live in or go camping. A time of relaxation will get her energy levels up in preparation for D-day. So get ready to plan a trip for two.
Caution: Due to the pandemic, a trip abroad will require some careful considerations and taking extra precautions.
GIFT IDEA #6: SOME BEAUTY
Pregnancy can take its toll on a woman's looks, so gifting her some beauty products is a great idea. Give her a treat with some pregnancy-safe skincare and makeup products to make her look good. If getting beauty products is proving difficult, opt for accessories instead. You can buy her a necklace, bracelet or a bottle of perfume.
GIFT IDEA #7: A GOOD SLEEP
Help her catch her Z's with a pregnancy pillow. Splurge a little to get her some comfy pillows like a V or S-shaped pillow.
GIFT IDEA #8: A KEEPSAKE OR KEEPSAKE BOX
There are lots of memories to keep alive during pregnancy. Sonogram pictures, bump photos, congratulation cards, baby shower pictures…and the list goes on. She will adore some kind of a keepsake to store these treasures in. So how about getting her a keepsake box? Another great idea for a keepsake is a journal she can use to record all the awesome events of her pregnancy. Journaling can also be therapeutic as it becomes an outlet for pent-up emotions related to pregnancy.
GIFT IDEA #9: A BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT GIFT CARD
Let your friends and family be in the know when the baby is born. Make the announcement unforgettable by sending them cards. Helping mom-to-be get a hold of a pack of birth announcement cards by giving her a birth announcement gift card makes a lovely present for Xmas.
GIFT IDEA #10: SOME ENTERTAINMENT
Listening to music or watching a movie helps a pregnant woman to relax, which is healthy for her and her growing baby. A gift card which is a subscription to a music or TV service is not a bad idea at all. Opt for Netflix, Amazon, Spotify or iTunes so she can binge on the latest series and movies or listen to her fave tunes.
GIFT IDEA #11: A TEE
Buying clothing for a pregnant woman can be very tricky since you may get her size wrong. But you can't go wrong with a tee. Tees are comfy and will fit loosely around her bump. Gift her a couple of monogrammed ones she can pair with her denim or biker shorts.
GIFT IDEA #12: A PREGNANCY APP
A pregnancy APP can sometimes be a pregnant woman's best friend. These days, some APPs perform a lot of useful functions like updating a woman on the growth of her baby, helping her know her delivery date and many more. Some are free but with in-app purchases. Show her some love by downloading one of these on her tablet or mobile phone.
Read our post on the best pregnancy APPs from here.
By Nana Ama Afoa Osae I Writer I GreatWonderful Team
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