I love buying gifts for my pregnant friends. It’s a time when you’re entering a phase when your life largely becomes about another person. So when you’re pregnant, if you can it’s great to be indulgent, and treat yourself to some R&R as chances are said friend is pretty knackered, especially if it’s not their first baby. Here’s some ideas for presents to treat your friends to during their pregnancy (or when they’re a new mum), earning you serious friend points.
Don’t Buy Her Flowers
Don’t Buy Her Flowers is one of The Bump Edit’s favourites! Curated to support pregnant / new mums with healthy treats, essential beauty products, and a whole host of other treats. The Growing a Baby Package is the perfect gift for pregnant friends, or if you’re looking for someone who’s in the latter stages why not go for my personal favourite The Care & Essentials package?
Sleep glorious sleep!! Pregnancy insomnia can be an absolute nightmare, and anything which could help is worth a shot. Eyemasks can really help you sleep longer and more deeply, and I love this one from Holistic Silk which is Lavender scented, aiding sleep naturally. Plus once baby is here and you need to try and squeeze in naps wherever humanly possible these can be a lifesaver.
I often hear spa days being suggested as a great gift option for mum to be, but pregnancy can be a busy time, with nesting, babyshowers and trying to fit in as much time with your partner as possible. So why not go for an at home treatment? Easier to squeeze in, and so indulgent and relaxing. Here’s the Bump Edit’s picks –
Mum Days VIP Mums to Be – specially tailored pregnancy massage, and a mani pedi, what could be better? Other gift options are available, including the ingenious Help at Home package which would be great if your friend already has a child/ children.
Cook Vouchers. One for later in pregnancy, these are a lifeline when baby arrives. Nutritious frozen meals which require no prep or thought other than turning on the oven. We literally lived on these in the early days.
Teetotal Tipples by Helen McGinn. 9 months of lime and soda can be so dull, so why not treat your friend / self to a book jam packed with ideas for mocktails and booze free options? I wish this had been published when i was pregnant.
How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out
How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out by Clemmie Hooper is fantastic. Clemmie is an experienced midwife giving a real take on pregnancy and birth having grown birthed 4 babies herself. I sent this all the way to Bahrain for my friend who’s 29 weeks pregnant and she LOVES it!