If there is one thing to celebrate in these dreary times is the arrival of a newborn baby. Since the pandemic, there has a been a noticeable baby boom and chances are that you either are or know of someone pregnant. Many of our favourite Bollywood celebrities such as Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, Amrita Rao and Anita Hassanandani have recently delivered or are expecting as well. A massive congratulations to all the expectant mamas out there!
A thoughtful gift goes a long way in helping to make the journey smoother for the pregnant mother. While it is common to get a lot of gifts for the newborn baby, we often forget to pamper the mom-to-be. When deciding on a gift, make the mother feel special by gifting her something she can use when pregnant and after the baby’s arrival. The ideal gift is both—functional and cute. Moreover, items that she can spoil herself with should always be at the top of the list. This usually changes from person-to-person but can be anything from comfy clothes to luxury beauty products. And the best part? None of these need to be extremely expensive either.
To make the gifting process easy for you, we have searched and assembled a list of ideas that we think an expectant mama will love!
Encourage the mom-to-be to live up to the best version of herself throughout her journey. It is easy to get tired and forget about dressing up when pregnant. Women usually prefer oversized clothing to lounge around in. Change this by gifting your pregnant friend a stylish outfit. This should be something that keeps her comfortable and will have her looking great as well! Moreover, this will also be useful for post-delivery when she wants to dress-up!
Most women decide to give up or cut back on caffeine during pregnancy and postpartum. This can be difficult, especially for those coffee or chai lovers! We discovered that aromatic organic teas are a great substitute for caffeine. They help in the cutback process, taste delightful and smell heavenly. Moreover, organic teas can be extremely calming and soothe the nerves when baby anxiety kicks in. Hence, we think it makes a great gift for the mom-to-be and a go-to for the all-nighters post-baby.
For all the organisation lovers, there is no better gift than a custom planner. There are plenty of things to make note of and remember before the baby enters the world. And the list doesn’t stop after either. Gifting a journal or planner where she can note all pregnancy milestones and to-do things is a functional yet thoughtful present. Moreover, many journals allow you to customise initials on them. They also come with cute stickers to pretty the journal up. For all those mamas who love writing—this gift will ensure they stay on top their list. Also, it will be a great memory to look back on down the line.
There is nothing like some TLC to make yourself feel better. Luxurious body or bath products such as bath bombs, bath salts, creams, face masks etc, do wonders. They assist in providing relief from body aches, pains, nausea, stress and more! Imagine soaking in those swollen ankles or aching back in a bubble and sea salt bath and setting the ambience with some candles. With or without the baby, pampering one with some fancy self-care products is a guaranteed winner.
Helpful Tip—try choosing 100% natural or organic brands that can benefit the expectant mother.
Smooth, luscious hair is something we all dream about! When pregnant or after delivering, it is common to face some hair issues. Well, save the mother-to-be some despair by gifting her a hair repair oil or serum. Strengthening treatment oil or serum can be a miracle worker to manage frizzy or damaged hair. We understand how busy it can with a newborn baby. Hence, this is a quick fix since it requires only a few seconds to apply. A thoughtful and useful present, don’t you think?
Mini-fridges have been all the rage! Even though super tiny, they became famous on the ‘gram for storing skincare items such as beauty serums. However, they are more useful than just that. These mini-fridges would be extremely helpful to have in the nursery to store milk in for the newborn. It will save the mother precious time from travelling back and forth to the kitchen, especially in the middle of the night. Moreover, they don’t take up much space and can make a cute addition to the room. P.S.—they are also great for storing some midnight munchies!
If you can’t gift her a masseuse, gift her the next best thing—a portable massage gun. We all love spa days, there is nothing like a relaxing massage to relive all the stored up tension. After giving birth, the need for massages is multiplied. Your body needs them to help heal, boost milk production, reduce any swelling and regulate hormones. As a result, a massage machine will make for the ultimate indulgence gift and a handy replacement for a masseuse when short on time. This is one heck of a smart gift!
As a mom-to-be, which gift item from above would you love to receive? Let us know in the comments below.
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