Best Pregnancy Gifts for First Time Moms
First-time moms have a lot going on, it may appear otherwise to the outside world, but the truth is they're adjusting to a lot of changes, Their lives are about to change forever and that transition could create a lot of chaos. So why not bring a smile to their faces with a thoughtful gift?
What would be a great gift for a first-time mom? Something funny? Something whimsical? Something useful? Something to bring a little peace to her heart? Or something to help her unwind? All those options are very good choices. If your friend, sister, cousin, aunt or coworker is pregnant for the first time, you should consider these 3 tips before you by her a gift.
1. A gift to tug her heart strings
There are a lot of gifts with sentimental value that'll do just that. You can get her some kind of keepsake so she can remember this special time or something so she can capture all the special moments she's going to have with the coming baby. This is a gift that will be appreciated not just by the mom, but by the entire family.
2. A practical gift
Sentimental gifts are great but practical ones are just as appreciated. You can get her products to help make her pregnancy more comfortable, or products that will make her life easier once the little one arrives. Think stress-free, what things could help her achieve that.
3. A gift that's all about her
All those showers where people bring gifts for the baby, which is great, (that's why they're called baby showers), but how about once in a while you bring something for the mom-to-be? Something nice that's just for her, so she can pamper herself? It could be anything from soft and beautiful clothes to lotions and creams to help her relax.
Now that you know what to look for in a gift for a first-time mom, let's get to it. Here are some options that will delight her.
1.Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
Let's start with something so she can pamper herself. This cream will make her feel better and pampered during her pregnancy. This belly cream made of 99% natural ingredients is great to soften and smooth her belly's stress-out skin. She can start using it really early and continue with it after the baby arrives. It's formulated especially for moms-to-be because it's phthalates, parabens and petroleum free.
2. Baby Handprint Kit and Picture Frame by Little Hippo
This gift will go straight to her heart, with it she will be able to capture her precious one's feet and hands when they are little. That's a keepsake that she'll treasure for life. Once the baby arrives, all things go crazy, she'll have her hands full and sometimes the last thing on her mind will be to get the baby's hand and footprints, so this will be a great reminder.
You'll be giving her a very thoughtful gift that's going to light up her heart. Always a good choice.
3. Infant Optics DRX-8 Video Baby Monitor
This baby monitor would make her life just easier, it hits right on the practical side. It is rated top in its class, it has some very cool and useful features. It's the first video product with interchangeable lens technology, that'll give mom and dad total access to the baby's room. Also comes with secure wireless transmission and 100% delay-free privacy. Thanks to the LCD color display the images of the baby are going to be crystal clear.
All in all, it a great gift, a little pricey but so totally worth it! The mom-to-be will really appreciate this practical and thoughtful gift.
4. Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow
Getting a good night sleep is crucial to the mom-to-be and if you've been there, you know that. A solid night sleep is not easy to achieve, with all the pains, and aches and all the bathrooms trips. That is why this patented body pillow is just what she needs to get comfortable and get some sleep. The Snoogle supports those areas that cause moms-to-be more trouble like the hips, back, neck and tummy because it molds to her frame.
She can choose the most comfortable position and the body pillow will accommodate her. As a plus, this body pillow is temperature controlled and machine washable.
Early Pregnancy Gifts for Dads
Dads need to feel special too! They may not carry the weight (literally) but they are the ones that go out at odd hours when the expectant mom craves for something weird, the ones that hang on in the doctor's office and most important the ones that have to deal with the hormones. So, you need to show them love too, they deserve a little pat on the back, give them that in the form of a great and thoughtful gift.
Take a look at some options.
5. NIX Advance Digital Photo Frame 8inch
This digital photo frame is perfect for dad, that way he can show pictures and videos of his little to everyone. It comes with remote control and dad can show cute videos of the adorable baby in high definition. He can hit play and it will show pictures and videos in the same slideshow. He'll be thrilled because the resolution is spot-on and the design puts his little one center stage.
6. Stokke MyCarrier
This carrier is very sturdy and just perfect for the dad-to-be. Eventually, he'll need his two hands free to help around the house, you know, to boil some water for the pasta, or for taking out the trash. He may not warm to it at the beginning but he'll discover that it is absolutely necessary, plus he'll notice that people will think he looks adorable.
The Stokke carrier is adjustable so optimal support is guaranteed that way, baby and dad will be very comfortable.
7. Daddy's Diaper Duty Apron
We're sure dads are going to appreciate this useful and funny gift. He'll have his own diaper change kit so he can train himself to be a pro when it comes to dealing with stinky diapers. It comes with a pair of rubber gloves, a face mask, two strategically place bottle nipples (in case of an emergency), a disposable diaper and a little toy to distract the baby. Hilarious, right? He'll love it!
8. The Man Behind the Bump T-shirt
If you want to show a little love to a dad-to-be, this T-shirt is just the gift to get him. Let's face it, during pregnancy mom's in the spotlight due to the bump, dad tends to be on the sidelines and we forget about him once in a while. Hence "the man behind the bump" T-shirt. We're sure he'll love it. It's available in different colors and long or short sleeves.
Gifts for Post Pregnancy
Once the baby arrives, everyone goes crazy for him or her (as it should be). Friends and family come to visit baring more gifts for the new bundle of joy. But what about the mom? She's tired, overwhelmed and probably a little scared. She has accomplished a feat, bringing someone to life, she deserves to be shown some love too. So, when you come to visit the new family, don't just bring gifts for the baby, bring something thoughtful for the mama too.
We'll give you some ideas, keep reading.
9. The Swell Delia Forever Blanket
This blanket is so soft and gorgeous, we're sure she'll love it. It can be a great companion during those late-night feedings, she and the baby will be cozy and comfortable wrapped around it. What makes this blanket special is that you can personalize it with a typed custom tag or a handwritten tag that they will sew inside the blanket. You'll be giving the new mom a very special gift, so mission accomplished!
10. An assortment of charcuterie and cheese
There's not going to be a lot of cooking during those postpartum days, so sending the new parents some food that's ready to eat will be a great gift. Plus mom could be craving eating food that she was not allowed to eat during her pregnancy so, all in all, this assortment of charcuterie and cheese will be spot on. You can add some bread and a bottle of wine.
11. Custom Morse Code Necklace from JENNY and JUDE
She'll love this necklace! It's handcrafted with a mix of metals (gold filled, rose gold filled or silver sterling) and the best part is that it can spell her child's name in Morse code, so cool! and it goes with every outfit, even with those comfy pj's.
12. Earth Mama's Organic Nipple Butter
She'll really appreciate this gift. It's soothing and botanical-rich and non-sticky it can help her moisturized the dry skin and those chapped nipples. She can also use it on her lips, cheeks, elbows, heels, and cuticles.
Now that you know what your parents-to-be friends want as gifts it'll be much easier to go and buy or send one. Remember to try to hit the three criteria. You can get them something with sentimental value, something practical and useful or something to pamper the mother-to-be.