Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms-to-be
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Missy Nolan, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Trying to decide what to buy the special mom-to-be in your life?
Pregnant women often spend so much time preparing for the new baby that they forget to set aside some time to relax and enjoy the pregnancy.
Pamper and spoil your favorite expectant mother with any of the top 10 Mother’s Day gifts for moms-to-be below. Trust us, both she and baby will thank you.
10. 3D Ultrasound
If you think she was excited about the blurry ultrasound pic from the hospital, just wait until she has a 3D ultrasound done. Depending on how far along she is in her pregnancy, she can choose from a 2D, 3D, or even 4D package. Many 3D ultrasound centers also offer ultrasound videos of mom’s future soccer star.
Unless she’s going through her nesting phase, odds are high that cleaning is probably the last thing she wants to do right now. Give her a break for a few days with a gift certificate for free maid service.
8. Anything with the word “Mom”
Moms, especially new moms and moms-to-be, are proud of their title. Help her share her joy of parenting with the world by buying her a present with her name written all over it. Some ideas: a mom necklace, bracelet, picture frame, or photo album.
7. Prenatal massage
It’s not easy lugging around another person all day, even if that other person only weighs a few pounds. A trained massage therapist will gently rub away pregnancy-induced pain and tension. Or read up on a few massage technique how-tos, grab some massage oils, and turn on some soothing music to give the lucky mother-to-be a personal message.
Pregnant women don’t just wear flip flops and house slippers because they’re comfortable. They wear them because they can’t reach their feet anymore. Tell her not to worry about the nail polish and take her for a mani-pedi. Your treat, of course.
5. A full body pillow
If you’ve ever been pregnant or slept in the same bed as a pregnant woman, you know it’s impossible to get comfortable. When she finally does find the perfect position, it’s time for another bathroom break. A full body pillow will make any mom-to-be a bit more comfortable.
4. Quiet time
You can’t buy it at the mall, but it’s a gift that every mom-to-be needs. Especially if she has other children. Turn off the lights, take the kids to the park, and give her a few hours to relax. She deserves it.
3. Salon certificate
She’s probably been so busy decorating the nursery and carefully folding organic baby clothes that she hasn’t had time to get her hair cut or colored in a while. A salon certificate will help her look absolutely gorgeous at her baby shower.
2. Gift certificate to a trendy maternity store
There are maternity clothes. And then there are trendy, flattering maternity clothes. Gone are the days when pregnant women hid under baggy sweats and ugly t-shirts. The same goes for hideous maternity jeans and ruffled shirts with giant bows. Expectant moms are hot these days, and they’ve got the chic maternity lingerie, sexy maternity dresses and distressed jeans to prove it.
1. Maternity photo shoot
Pregnancy is a beautiful time, even though she might not always agree with you. Remind her how beautiful she is with a classy maternity photo shoot. Don’t take her to your local department store – hire a professional to do a location shoot outdoors. The beach or a flower garden are classic locations for shoots. What better present than a photograph that mother and child can cherish for years to come?