There is one event in life that can spread across several months, and it’s pregnancy. From the moment a couple expresses the desire to have children to the birth – and even after the birth – you have several opportunities to show your support to them. Admittedly, your gift needs to be in relation to the specific step of the pregnancy journey – you wouldn’t buy baby clothes to a couple who’s only trying to get pregnant, for instance – if you want it to be impactful and thoughtful. But thankfully, this little guide can help you to find inspiration!
The little pregnancy boost
Not every couple find it easy to get pregnant, even where there are no immediate health concerns or issues. Stress can play an important role in the way the body deals with these things, and often reduces the chances of a positive pregnancy test. It’s best not to offer advice if they are struggling with the issue. However, if your friends open up about their worries and difficulties to get pregnant, you can encourage their efforts with a romantic holiday token from Forest Holidays, for example. While the future baby may not be conceived during their vacation, a break from everyday stress can certainly make a great deal of difference to their mental health!
Baby showers are about showing you’re here for her
Finally, your friend has happy news to share: she’s pregnant and planning a baby shower. Baby showers are often an excuse to announce the baby gender and to gather essential baby kits ahead of the birth. So, you can already let her know that you’ve got her covered with sweet presents from For Your Little One Ltd such as a Moses basket or a maternity pillow. It’s a good idea to collect among guests so that you can get the future mother a quality item on behalf of the entire party. After all, there are only so many items of baby clothing that someone needs!
What can you do after the birth?
What happens after the birth? It’s probably the most critical moment to make a personal present. A lot of new parents feel overwhelmed by love and kind wishes when they have a baby. You can bet that most friends and relatives will choose baby-related gifts, so stand out by giving the mother something to remind her to take care of herself. A babysitting voucher is always welcome, if you don’t want to spend too much on a present. But a hamper of post-birth care products for her skin will be a much-appreciated gift, even if it isn’t as exciting as sweet baby shoes. Parents, and especially the mother, need to find a new life pace after birth, so every little gift helps.
There’s only one question left to ask: are you ready to accompany your friend from pregnancy talks to birth with the most appropriate token of your affection?
* Collaborative post