Gift for a Pregnant Friend?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

May I suggest a silver spoon? You may even be able to get one second hand. It’s a sweet idea and can be an heirloom!

Post # 4
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@love108:  I would try to get something off of her registry (if you know it) if she doesn’t have a lot of money. She probably registered for things she really needs. If she gets a duplicate, she can just take it back then too. 

If you don’t know it, maybe you can ask her what it is? 🙂 

Post # 5
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@love108:  Is this a baby shower or a bridal shower? Not sure if there’s a typo in the OP or not. Either way, my go-to for parents-to-be who might struggle financially is either a gift card to store like Walmart/Target, or diapers. I know those aren’t super cute gifts, though… Maybe you can find an inexpensive kit to make a soft toy of some kind? You can make cute “noisey blocks” with just some fat quarters, some pillow stuffing, and a few little bells.

Post # 6
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We had lots of things for baby given to us but one friend made me up a home spa package with nice bath soak, a mini manipedi kit and some lovely moisturiser. It was really simple but when you get so little time to yourself after baby it helps to make the most of it 🙂

Post # 8
898 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@love108:  Short sleeve onesies never go amiss, neither do footie pajamas, especially the kind that zip closed. Clothes are always fun to buy for others.

As far as more unique ideas? Teething necklace, car seat toy (the attach to car seats or strollers and are fun for baby) the nose freida, or a mesh feeder would all be nice ideas.

Post # 9
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hand lotion for mama is always welcome as hands get so dry with all the washing after diaper changing.

Post # 11
4750 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lolita39:  +1

I’m all for unique ideas and gifts, but it sounds like from her situation money is probably tight. I would think even a $15 gift from her registry would be better.

I do unique gifts all time and they ALWAYS cost more than $15. For example, I bought one friend a couple of custom onsies from Etsy. I know they’ll get used (and she has clothes on the registry too) but they’re totally her style and definitely get used.

My main baby shower gift is a baby tub filled with bath things – all the johnson’s shampoo/soaps, baby towel, bath toys, diapers, wipes, etc. But, it’s definitely not cheap.

I am getting a friend custom monogrammed pacifiers from etsy. This only works if you know baby’s full name.

Post # 12
1132 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Early in my pregnancy I definitely enjoyed receiving pregnancy books as gifts, which can be around $10-15. Expecting 411 is a good one that I got. A baby book is also a good gift. Or a pregnancy journal, where the mom can fill in week by week. 

Post # 14
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Diaper diapers diapers! You can get something cute like a little bib as well, but at the end of the day, diapers are going to be what she needs most!

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