I’m a proud mom of three beautiful children. Some of the greatest memories I have and hold on to are the moments that led up to the birth of each of my children. I love to look back and think about all of the moments I went through during each pregnancy including food cravings, smells, appointments, my growing belly, belly kicks, and even the much dreaded (but well worth it) labor pains.
The birth of a new baby is an exciting time. This holiday season, if you have a family member or friend expecting a new baby, consider these gifting options for moms-to-be!
- Gift certificate for a prenatal massage.
When I was pregnant with my first child, a dear friend gifted me a gift certificate to get a prenatal massage. It was my very first massage EVER and it was an amazing experience! I had to lay on my sides only for obvious reasons (hello, big belly!) That was nine years ago and I will never forget it. My tired, pregnant body needed some pampering.
- Pregnancy Journal
I created a pregnancy journal for each of my pregnancies. I still have access to the journals and it’s neat to be able to go back and read through them. When they are older, I’ll be able to pass the journals on to each child.
- Support pillow.
My pregnancy support pillows were a MUST-HAVE item as a mom to be. In fact, I held on to my pregnancy pillow from my third baby. He’s now 16 months old and I still love using it. I could get quality sleep with my pillows.
- Maternity photo shoot.
Gift a mom-to-be a maternity photo shoot! I’ll admit that we didn’t take professional photos with either pregnancy. I do regret not having some professional photos made. I took photos with my own camera or my selfie stick! I wish I had hired a professional to take more great belly shots.
- A well-stocked hospital bag.
Consider creating a well-stocked hospital bag for a new mom-to-be. Include must-have items and don’t forget to add a list of personal items that she can add to the bag. Items can include: socks, travel sized hair products, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, extra-long feminine pads, hair bands, snacks, and drinks like bottled water.
- Pampering gift basket.
Create a pampering gift basket with pregnancy friendly products that will help mom-to-be feel pampered. Include items like belly cream for stretch marks, manicure set, lip balm, parenting magazines, etc.
- Cute Hospital Gear
What items would you add to the list of Gift Ideas for Moms-to-Be this Holiday Season?