(Closed) Christmas list advice for mom to be?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Personally, I ask for stuff for myself (or things I want for the house, etc) for Christmas and my birthday. Maybe that’s selfish, but I’m a person too, the ILs are already going to buy stuff for the baby even if I don’t ask…so…yeah. Things you might consider (if you don’t already have) are a comfortable nightgown you can nurse in (if you’re planning on that) and a nice bathrobe for wearing postpartum.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

My SIL was about that far along last Christmas and she had some things she wanted (new purse, perfume, new watch, etc). She also asked for gift cards to a few maternity stores so should could get clothing. I’d just choose things that you’d normally want/ask for (within reason of course). Or even gift cards for ordering in food when baby comes and you don’t feel like cooking 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee

As the giver – I would most likely give you a christmas present that is non-baby related and meant especially for YOU, and give a separate gift altogether addressed to the baby that IS baby related.

That is only due to my own preferences though, because as a mom of 3 with a 4th on the way it always used to irk me when I would receive items for my kids given in the form of a present to me on my birthday or christmas.  Although I appreciate the thought, i never really felt as if I received a gift just for me.  As selfish as that may sound, after a while it gets to you.

So my suggestion to you would be to ask for what you would normally ask for if you weren’t pregnant. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Gift certs for maid service.  I’m not kidding. I would have loved to have a good 2 or 3 hour clean done on the house when the baby was really little, because I was definitely not doing it.  And when DH was home I handed the baby off to him to shower, eat, stretch, etc. So he wasn’t doing it either! 

Beyond that, I might ask for some mat clothes if I needed them (but I’d ask for regular clothes for Christmas on regular years).  

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was 27 weeks last Xmas. ..I got a Kate spade diaper bag, a prenatal yoga dvd, a sodastream (bc i couldn’t have my diet soda) and maternity clothes and jammies from dh.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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BostonStacy :  Commenting to follow. Such a good question as I will also be 28wks at Christmas! I was thinking of asking for Sephora gift cards, I like the idea of a Seemless gift card (for ordering food when we don’t feel like cooking) and maybe a nursing nightgown 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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BostonStacy :  house cleaning gift certificates, food deliver gift cards, nail salon gift certificates (for third trimester and postbaby), large bathrobe, a donut (not the kind you eat, the kind you sit on).

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I know myregistry.com has a lot of inspiration boards and you can also see what others are adding in so it’s def worth a check out!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I’m 17 weeks pregnant and will be 29 weeks at Christmas. All I want for Christmas (and right now in general) is one of those fancy foot soak things! I already have some problems with swelling, and due to pelvic discomfort I have a harder time bending down to clean my feet in the shower as it is!

For real though, DH and I have a tradition where we will exchange cheap token gifts under the tree and purchase our ‘real’ gifts during boxing day sales. Last year we bought decorating supplies for our new condo we moved into four days before Christmas. The year before we bought an XBOX One. This year we will be furnishing the nursery 🙂

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

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saratiara2 :  I got my Sodastream for my birthday back when I was eight weeks and battling an EXPENSIVE Perrier pregnancy craving (I was drinking 1-2 bottles a day!)

I LOVE that thing!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ask for stuff for yourself, because you should spoil yourself before everyone is spoiling the kid from here on out!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would also go the route of asking for things for yourself… splurge!

I’ll actually be a week and some post partum for Christmas this year (due 12/12)… and I am debating what to tell my parents to get me and DH for Christmas this year. We could use more baby stuff, I am sure. But, it wouldn’t be so bad to do something for ourselves since we’ll already be overwhelmed with everything else going on at that time.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My little one is due a few weeks before Christmas. We have to travel to see family so I’m actaully asking them to buy things for the baby to use so we don’t have to pack as much stuff, like a pack-n-play for sleeping or a high chair, books, etc. But I wouldn’t turn away a nice spa or dinner gift certificate wink

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