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After hearing the news about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy rough patch, I remember that pregnancy is tough. It’s hard to feel your best when you have morning sickness, weight gain, and fatigue. I believe the mommy-to-be should receive as many gifts as the baby during and after pregnancy. So what’s a shopper to do when picking out a present for a weary expecting woman?
Here’s what to buy pregnant women:
Keep the mommy-to-be laughing all year round with a humorous calendar.
Is the mommy-to-be feeling spacey and forgetful during pregnancy? If she is having trouble keeping track of keys, cash, or phone, this may be the gift for her. The RooSport wallet is a magnetic, attachable pocket. It easily clips on to pants. It’s great for those on the go or who like to hold on to their belongings while exercising.
4. Stationary Kit
Purchase a small basket and put note cards, sticky notes, fancy pens, stationary, and Save the Children stamps inside.
5. Mani/Pedi Present
Nail the perfect gift by giving a trip to the spa with a manicure and pedicure. If you are looking to save money, buy a DIY kit for home with some glitter nail polish.
Combine convenience with style carrying a wristlet. A chevron striped one is a perfect gift that’s fashionable and functional.
7. Hair Salon Gift Card
8. A gift certificate for a massage.
9. Prenatal Yoga Classes
10. Make a modern day mix tape.
For those who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, a mix tape was a personalized way of giving the gift of music. The giver of the gift recorded the music on a “boom box”. Sometimes the songs were straight from the radio. Whether the music was from the recipient’s favorite artist or a song that had sentimental meaning to your relationship, it was a meaningful gift customized to the recipient’s musical tastes.The gift of music is always a treat. Whether you give an iTunes gift card or personally handpick the songs, consider old favorites or songs with a “pregnancy” theme like Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder, Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle or meditation music.
A hip, trendy scarf is a useful gift for those who want to feel stylish while expecting. A scarf that makes a lavish statement can be just what the doctor orders for your pregnancy look. Since many moms don’t want to spend too much on maternity clothes, this is something you can wear during and after pregnancy.
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