Updated: Aug 18, 2021
5 Things to Consider When You’re Searching For The Perfect Gift For An Expectant Mother...
1. The Right Occasion
Whilst Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show how much you appreciate an expectant mother, (and all that she does for you and everyone else in her life) birthdays, Valentine's day and Christmas are also valid reasons to celebrate the woman who is going to be giving the gift of life to herself and her loved ones.
2. Be Practical
Even though an expectant mum will always appreciate a luxury gift, don’t rule out the thoughtful consideration of a practical option instead.
Never underestimate the need for a proper bag for baby’s items as this indispensable item, can end up being the most valuable gift a new mother receives.
Help navigate the weird and wonderful world of childcare with something that is always appreciated...’use your own experiences as inspiration for practical gifts, because that experience can prove invaluable when it is needed most’.
3. Luxury Gifts
Even though we have just suggested a practical gift, that does not rule out the option of a luxury item!
If you are in a position to do so, it’s always nice to spoil any new parent or carer with a luxurious treat
We are finding that more gifts are being bought for parents rather than their baby but the beauty of a luxurious pamper kit is that, they aren't just for babies, they are for mummy as well.
If you are shopping on a budget, but would still love to buy a fabulous gift, you can treat them to a showstopper that they might not ordinarily be able to afford, by clubbing together with friends or family, to buy an extra special gift for the mother to be.
4. Pre-Natal & Post-Natal Care
Treat the bump to a luxurious routine that helps prevent stretch marks. This can include a scrub, butter and oil to keep growing skin soft and smooth. Growing a baby is a special time and this routine will help mum bond with her bump and really take the time to look after her changing body.
According to the British Skin Foundation, one in five children in the UK are affected by eczema at some point. We know how awful it is when a little one is suffering, so this gift would be a godsend for new parents and carers, to reach for during itchy flare-ups.
Importance of Self Care
With all the post-nappy changing and hand-washing, a good hand cream is not only nice to have, it's essential.
The opportunity to relax in a bath alone may seem far off in the future for a new mum, but it can be soothing relief for tired, aching bodies.
“The best gifts I received were bath salts which helped soothe my stitches”
5. Last But Not Least
We have learnt from experience not to choose the first item that makes you go “aw” but to really think about what the parent-to-be really wants or needs.
What a new mother really wants is a happy, healthy baby and a good night's sleep, but since that’s not something you can buy online (as far as we’re aware) this is our roundup of the best gift ideas to help both mother and baby get off to a great start.