5 Awesome Christmas Gifts for Pregnant Women
If you have any pregnant moms on your Christmas list this year, you're probably starting to think about the perfect gift – something she will actually use and appreciate for her pregnancy, birth or baby and always remember how thoughtful you were. Experience gifts are increasing in popularity over “stuff” that will just sit in the closet, and pregnancy is the perfect occasion to make some great memories.
Forget the ubiquitous copy of What to Expect or the gag gifts like jars of pickles and goofy T-shirts – what she REALLY wants just might be on this list of great gifts for pregnant women.
- Pampering Time
A lot of moms could really use some me-time – especially during pregnancy when they may suffer from aches and pains or feel less-than-sexy thanks to all those fun bodily changes. A relaxing spa treatment or a fancy manicure & pedicure can help make her feel a little more confident when she might not ordinarily have spent that time and money on herself.
- Prenatal Massage
There are many benefits to prenatal massage, including pain relief, reduced anxiety, and improved birth and health outcomes – but they also just plain feel amazing. A certificate for a special pregnancy massage is a great way to gift an experience that will have lasting positive effects and make the mama feel like she's sitting in the lap of luxury.
- Special Classes
A class can be a great environment for a pregnant mom to enjoy herself and connect with others in the same stage of life. Your community may offer tons of great options – prenatal yoga, dancing for birth, mommy & me time, gourmet childbirth classes and many others are out there if you look.
- Beyond the Baby Shower
A special event to celebrate the mother and her pregnancy can create some very special memories. Make her an appointment to get a professional belly cast made, or if she's artistic she might enjoy a special belly painting or henna tattoo. You can also hire a facilitator to create a mother blessing ceremony, which is a spiritual alternative to a baby shower and focuses on celebrating the transition to motherhood.
Wichita Doula belly casting. Photo by Victoria Rae Photography
- Doula Support
Childbirth is one of the most important and special times in a woman's life – why not help her obtain the support of a professional doula? Research shows that doulas help contribute to more satisfying birth experiences and positive health outcomes. New moms also love postpartum doulas, who come in after the birth to help with breastfeeding and the household so they can focus on getting to know the new little one. Wichita Doula gift certificates make it easy to give the gift of doula support!
Photo by Lensview Photography
Have you ever given or received an awesome pregnancy-related gift? I would love to hear about it!
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