Suggestions for a non-baby related gift for a pregnant friend?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

How about a pre-natal massage? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lawyerbride15:  You could get her a gift card for a store that carries baby items (eg: Target or Walmart). Another idea would be a gift card for a spa/manicure/pedicure. I’m 28 weeks pregnant and would love it if someone gave me a gift card for a pedicure since I can’t really reach my toes anymore lol.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@lawyerbride15:  How about really nice lotions, bath soaks, rice heating pad- “relaxing” items–I know it might sound generic, but if you take the time to find something nice- organic stuff that smells good, not perfume-y– I really like those sorts of items if they’re of high quality and natural.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I buy my friends nice hand creams, sleeping masks, pyjamas, pretty slippers and stuff. Things they can pamper themselves with. 

I have also clubbed together with other friends in the past to organise a cleaning and laundry service that started 2 weeks before birth and to a month after so friends didn’t have to stress. It was super appreciated. 

I have to say, I think that a restaurant certificate is a fabulous idea too, but maybe explain to her why you are going with a ‘her’ present for the shower etc 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I 3rd the prenatal massage suggestion. At 26 weeks, I could really use one some days!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@lawyerbride15:  For her birthday a few weeks before she was due, I gave a friend a gift certificate to a spa near her and a “coupon” for babysitting during said spa day. I figured once she was ready to be away from the baby that would be a great chance for her to relax and be pampered. It was very well received. 

You could also give her a parenting book (like “What to expect in the first year”). I have heard SOOO many new moms say they read all about what pregnancy would be like but NOTHING about having a baby to care for! So that’s “for her” but also baby shower appropriate. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I totally agree with something to pamper her like a mani pedi or massage, or maybe a subscription to Fit Pregnancy or something? 

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I once went to a shower when someone gave the mommy to be a coffee maker….she was soooo happy with  it and said “thank you I am going to need this to stay awake” …. I thought it was a cool non baby related gift.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@lawyerbride15:  I bought a girlfriend of mine a gorgeous maternity dress as a present ahead of time, because no one thinks about the pregnant lady that can’t fit into her clothes anymore, and how expensive it is to find new clothes. She loved it and wore it to her baby shower, and through her pregnancy.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Philosophy has some nice setsor L’Occtaine

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@lawyerbride15:  What about a spa voucher? Somewhere she might be able to choose out of a massage, facial, manicure/pedicure, aromatherapy… you know. Something she can pamper herself with.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would love to have a gift card for a manicure and pedicure! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Maybe get her a cute “grown up” DVD that has to do with motherhood or marriage. My sister sent me “what to expect when you’re expecting” on dvd and it cracked me up!

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