What better time to buy a gift for a friend than when she’s pregnant and in need of a bit of R&R? The Bump Edit loves the idea of gifting during pregnancy, so here’s some new ideas!
Pregnancy can be tough, your body is changing constantly, you’re generally knackered, especially if you have toddlers or older ones to look after too, and it’s a time when you can easily stop thinking about yourself. So if a partner, friend or colleague is thoughtful enough to get you something that’s more centred to you while you’re pregnant it can just be the best thing ever! Plus who really knows what to get for a baby shower gift with it being that bit too early to buy the baby essentials?
And if you’re a mum to be hoping a friend or colleague will be that thoughtful, why not treat yourself? Pregnancy should be a time to be indulgent, especially if it’s your first baby and you have the benefit of time. I was so keen to keep up with work and continue as I had been before I’d got pregnant I never really did this with my first, and regret it in all honesty. You’re doing something amazing, so go ahead and invest something back in to you!
There’s lots of options for mum to be, but one of the best things around today are pregnancy gift boxes. They’re amazing, packed full of things for body and mind, designed especially for the pregnancy journey. Plus they take some of the effort out. no hunting around for the perfect set of smaller gifts, someone who knows what they’re doing has curated a box just for you. Win win!
Here’s my pick of the pregnancy gift boxes around today…
First up is Don’t Buy Her Flowers
Why I love them:
Simple and effective The Growing a Baby Package in it’s original form is the perfect pregnancy gift box. The wonderful How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out from Clemmie Hooper is an essential pregnancy read who as a midwife really knows her stuff, and can help any mum to be navigate the journey to birth and beyond. Plus indulgent Montezuma chocolate buttons.
What we really love though is that you can completely customise this package for who you’re buying for, and dependent on your budget. For the body there’s skincare tailored to pregnancy bods, and cake and tea options to add, plus the AMAZING Cook vouchers, which are a lifesaver in the newborn days. For the mind there’s YESMUM affirmation cards which contain a daily affirmation designed for mum to be to give her a much needed pat on the back.
Also in case you’re buying in a later trimester, you can add an Etta Loves Muslin. Especially designed to stimulate baby and encourage cognitive development, they have the added benefit of looking super chic which will be a much welcomed change from the grey muslins most mums are used to.
Don’t Buy Her Flowers also has a number of other fabulous gift boxes which aren’t tailored for pregnancy but would work really well, with magazine and sweet treat options to help mum to be indulge.
Why we love them:
Designed specifically for various stages of pregnancy, these boxes are truly tailored to where you are as a mum to be. This means tea and flapjacks to help with nausea in the first trimester in The Early Pregnancy Box, and soothing essential oils and candles in The Pregnancy & Birth Box to help bring calm in the later stages to support a stress free birth.
The boxes are put together by a midwife and doula team, who together have 25 years experience in birth and pre and post natal care. This shows in the fact that each box contains a booklet with advice and guidance for whichever stage of pregnancy you’re at. At a time when you can feel bombarded with information and advice, what better to have some from the people who really know what they’re talking about?!
Why I love them:
These boxes are so chic, any mum to be would be thrilled to have one land on her doorstep/ be gifted one at her baby shower.
They’re predominantly focussed on mum, but with baby in mind too. Each box has a couple of bits perfect for baby. Being for both, these make a great option for later trimesters.
They include fabulous Mama Rules muslins. The Vacation One contains the palm print which whilst deigned for baby is definitely chic enough for a sarong or bump cover up for mum to be, so if a baby moon is on the cards, it’s perfect!
There’s options available at various prices, making them accessible for lots of budgets. If you’re looking to go all out for a pregnancy gift box, or perhaps you’re colleagues clubbing together for a leaving for mat leave gift then The Cool One is definitely worth a look. With loads of treats for mum to be, including a MAMA clutch from Jem and Bea which I love!
Why I love them:
Project B pregnancy gift boxes have a slightly different spin from the others picked. They’re boxes tailored to different stages of pregnancy from 12 weeks. With 6 options designed for you to subscribe for a monthly box, so you receive curated products for that stage of pregnancy every 4 weeks.
The products contained aren’t just for you and baby, they cover; relaxation; healthy eating; household and advice for your stage of pregnancy.
Now I’ll grant you it might seem strange to receive cleaning products in the same box as your stretch mark cream, but that’s also why I think this is a great idea. Pregnancy is also a time preparing your home and family for the arrival of your baby so why not take the change to try new products and out and see what works for you. Plus it makes that nesting phase that little bit more exciting. So if you’re looking for something different, check out Project B!