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Pregnancy can be super stressful. Ever expectant mother deserves a little bit of pampering and love. Here are some ways you can pamper a mom-to-be and help her relax during pregnancy.
Gifts for Mom-to-be
1. A cute personalized necklace.
Personally, I am a sucker for jewelry that tells a story rather than just something that looks pretty. I think most women love something that is super personalized. When it comes to affordable jewelry that is 100% customizable and can even be changed as your story grows, there is no better company than Origami Owl. I love them so much that my jewelry box is almost exclusively their collection. I even signed up so I could purchase pretty things for me and gifts for loved ones at wholesale. You can personalize them with charms, gems, letters (baby initials anyone), hobbys and ingravings. Here are some of my top picksfor expectant mothers.
2. Color Street
Who doesnt a good manicure. It can be made vetter by eliminating the dry time, smuding and using a polish that will last more than the first 20 minutes. I have been using Color Street for months and it is ideal for anyone. There are dozens of designs for every personality. Check out all the options here. Pick out a manicure of four (they are buy 3 get 1 free) and spoil your mom-to-be. Want to go above and beyond? Soak her hands, massage them with lotion, make her a yummy drink and do the manicure for her. Guarenteed to get you bonus points.
3. Bring dinner
Dinner is a necessity, but all that cooking and cleaning up afterwards can take a toll on someone who is already using up all her energy creating a human being. Give her the night off by bringing over a yummy, nutritious dinner. Make sure you talk to her first about any dietary restrictions, but she will be thrilled to have one less meal to worry about.
This one applies if the expectant mother has children already. Volunteer to take her kid to the park, to lunch, to the zoo or whereever so she can take a nap, maybe bath for the first time in days or just sit back and relax. Gestating is tiring enough without adding oarenting on top of it all. You could also offerto stay home with the kids so she could go out with some girlfriends, eat alone for once, run some errands or just read a book at the park. This is a HUGE gift to any mother.
5. Spa salt bath
Pregnancy brings all kinds of aches, pains and swelling. Draw up a hot bat including epson salts and give her an hour to enjoy some relaxing time for herself. Want to make it that much more enjoyable? Light some candles (I like these electric ones), set out a diffuser with oils (Balance and Serenity are my favorites for relaxing) and set out some calming music.
This one is super easy and probably free if you do it yourself. All you need is a lotion or oil and you can massage all that tension away. With her whole body shifting balance and structure, a massage will be greatly appreciated. Not wuite feeling up to the task yourself? Buy a gift card and let a professional take over.
7. Gift Basket – great expectations
This gift basket is precious. It has all kinds of goodies for mothers-to-be to enjoy during pregnancy and would make a fantastic gift yo send to her at work or at her baby shower. If features a pregnancy journal, lotions and spa products and is completely made in the USA.
8. New parents pregnancy 2018 mugs
Is she a coffee or tea lover? Who can have enough coffee cups? Certainly not me. Memorialize this major milestone by getting cups to remember the occassion that you can use faily enjoying your morning brew.
9. Bump Box
This nifty box set includes different stages depending on where she is in her pregnancy. It has little gifts that are catered directly to her needs at that time. you can get one for first trimester, second trimester, third trimester or fourth trimester (postpartum).
10. Essential Oils and Diffusor
I would have been lost without my essential oils during pregnancy and birth. My favorite blends are Balance and Serenity, but I also used Pepperment, Wild Orange and Lemon a lot. Make sure you do your research about essential oils and dilute them correctly, but they can be wonderfully beneficial for health physically, emotionally and mentally. Personally, I use exclusively doTerra oils. All my research made me confident in my decision. I highly encourage you find out which brand is best for you. If you want to try doTerra oils, you can shop here.
If you want to make oils a regular part of your life, click “Join and Save” to learn how to become a wholesale member. This is what I do to save a good chunk off all my oils. You can choose to either start with a kit or pay an annual fee. The enrollment kits are by far the best value. When you sign up for the wholesale account, it would be my honor if you would use my referral number: 1722122. This allows doTerra to know that I shared my love of their products with you.
Want more ideas? Check out this Guide to Push Gifts.