Authored by Ceetee Sheckels in Gifts
Published on 11-20-2009
Gifts for the mom-to-be can be in either of two categories. You can give her a gift that is primarily for the baby or baby care, or you can give her something just for herself. Whichever type of gift you choose, you can be assured that the mom-to-be will be delighted to receive it.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and having a new baby in the home is an exciting yet stressful experience. This is true whether the mom-to-be is having her first baby, or already has other children at home. If you give her a gift that is especially for her, it is a treat that she will appreciate and remember for many years to come.
One gift idea in this category is to give her a day or evening of relaxation and fun. The specific details depends on her own personal tastes. The mom-to-be might love a day at a spa, where she can be pampered with a massage, bask in lovely aromas and scents, and feel extra-special for the day. She might prefer tickets to a play or concert that she has been longing to see. The point of this kind of gift is to give the mom-to-be something which she would not have given to herself. While she is looking forward to the upcoming birth of her baby, a special treat with only her in mind may be exactly what she needs the most.
No matter how many children a mom-to-be has, she will always delight in receiving new gifts for the new baby. If this is her first child, the possibilities are nearly limitless. On the other hand, if she has other children, it would be a good idea to find out what she already has in advance. Mom-to-be gifts which focus on the baby can include clothing, toys, decorations for the nursery, or baby-care items. Another nice idea is to give her a personalized gift. This will make the gift truly unique. If she knows whether the baby is a boy or a girl, and has chosen a name, this is ideal for choosing a great gift. A personalized piece of baby jewelry, picture frame, or wall decoration will be a one-of-a-kind present that she will always treasure.
As moms-to-be today often take style quite seriously, you may also wish to consider a beautiful new outfit for her to enjoy after the baby is born. If you think of something that will be very flattering on her, it will give her something nice to look forward to, and much joy when she wears it.
If you are attending or hosting a shower for the mom-to-be, keeping in mind that it is a celebration for both is definitely the best approach. While you are selecting a gift for the newborn, don’t forget the mom herself. She will surely appreciate your thoughtfulness, and you will know that your gift-giving has been a success.