Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY, y’all. I’m not going to lie, I know so many pregnant people right now it’s almost absurd. I know it’s just that I’m in that stage of life where people are having babies, but seriously, it feels like everyone I know is about to pop out a child.
Anyway, because I know so many people who are pregnant, and well, since I, myself, am pregnant, I thought it might be helpful to put together a little list of ideas of what to get the expectant mother-to-be in your life.
And I have to say this up front… I’ll be honest, when my husband first even quasi-mentioned “What do you get a mom-to-be for Mother’s Day?” I was actually a little taken aback. I hadn’t even considered that a mother-to-be might celebrate this holiday. I mean, I don’t totally feel like a mother yet. I mean, of course I do. I’m literally carrying a child right now, but expectant moms, you know what I mean, right? It’s just not totally real yet. It feels surreal. But I will say, making a baby with your body is TOUGH work. It’s no joke. So yeah, I guess we do deserve a little Mother’s Day loving… Right? Maybe? Anyway. Those are just my thoughts on that.
Now, of course there are the obvious things you should / can get her like:
- Flowers (get her a bouquet of her favorite bloom…. duh :))
- A prenatal massage (not sure what pregnant lady WOULDN’T like that)
- A mani/pedi
- Gift card to get some nice maternity clothes
- A nice, home-cooked, candlelit dinner (you know, the kind where she doesn’t have to make dinner)
All of the aforementioned things are great. Fantastic, even. But there are some other options that may be a little different, unique, or outside of the box.
So, here are some things that might be great gift ideas for that expectant mother-to-be in your life. And yes, a few of these might be subtle hints to my own hubby. 🙂 🙂 Teehee.
Mothers-to-be: you might wanna send this one to your hubby. 🙂 Just saying.
I LOVE those Moms <3 TOMS shoes. Seriously, how cute are they? And that purple hobo bag? Sure, it’s not a diaper bag, but it’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t handle it. I saw it in Target the other day and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. I mean, what mom-to-be wouldn’t feel fab carrying that adorable thing around?
Now, get the mom-to-be some adorable, practical things. Maybe she’d love an adorable, smaller, reversible diaper bag? This grey chevron one is reversible with pink giraffe fabric on the other side. So cute! And the next thing is honestly something I legit want – a maternity hospital gown! Now, think about it, when a mama is in the hospital giving birth, looks, often dignity, and “chicness” are thrown out the window. But they don’t HAVE to be. Think about how gross those hospital gowns are that they give you… but this one? These are ADORABLE! And hospital approved. They snap down the back AND snap on the shoulders for easy access. Plus, they’ll make those first few family photos that much cuter,
I am absolutely in LOVE with everything Tukula makes. Tukula is a fair trade company that produces gorgeous textiles and accessories out of Uganda. They’re working to give women and families a sustainable life. It’s awesome. Anyway, how adorable and SO unique are these slings and nursing covers? I am in LOVEEEEEE.
And lastly, your “splurge” items. I mentioned a few weeks ago how I saved my pennies and bought me my dream Kate Spade diaper bag. I am in love with it. I’m just saying, it would make the perfect gift for a mom-to-be. And the watch? Okay, nothing mother related at all, but it has not-so-secretly been on my wish list for years, and I don’t really know of too many moms-to-be who would turn down such a gorgeous timepiece. 🙂
So yeah, there are just a few ideas!
For all the expectant moms out there who read this blog, what would YOU add to the list? Maybe it’ll spur some other ideas for the dads-to-be out there. 🙂