There’s no doubt about it: pregnancy is stressful. While it is a joyous and beautiful time of life, it can also be filled with overwhelming stress about the future, stress about your body and stress about preparing for a new baby. No matter who you are or where you’re at in life, pregnancy can definitely be a stressful time.
Of course, one simple thing you can do to combat pregnancy stress is take time for relaxation and rejuvenation with a pregnancy gift set. Pregnancy gift sets can include a variety of different items, depending on who they’re from and who they’re for. But the main thing all pregnancy gift sets have in common is providing the expectant mother with items which will help her de-stress. So, if you love an soon-to-be mom, how can you give her a pregnancy gift set? Here are 10 ideas for what to include in a pregnancy gift set for your loved one.
1. Bath Salts
After a long hard day, there’s nothing more relaxing for a mom-to-be than a nice long soak in a tub. Give her a gift she will love with scented bath salts, bubble bath or bath bombs for her to try. Then, she can enjoy a relaxing bath to help ease her tense muscles and give her much-needed alone time.
2. Scented Candles
Of course, while she’s enjoying her bath, give the mom-to-be the chance to “get away” with a scented candle that fills the air with relaxing aromas. Choose a candle with a soft, gentle smell to make her feel like she’s at a spa, all from the comfort of her own home.
3. Body Oils
If your friend or family member has sore muscles from pregnancy, ease the tension by including body oils in the pregnancy gift set. Oils are the perfect way to rejuvenate the skin and massage out sore muscles at the same time. If you really love the expecting mom, you could even offer to use the oils to rub her feet...
4. Dried Flower Petals
For the expecting mother who loves a little pampering, include dried flower petals in the pregnancy gift set for her to sprinkle in the bath water. She will feel like the ultimate princess relaxing in her rose petal bath water, complete with candlelight and a relaxing bath salt.
5. Face Masks
Face masks are always a great way to complete the spa package in a pregnancy gift set. Pack in a variety of different face masks, such as exfoliating, peel or fruit-scented for her to have some options to choose from on her relaxing night in.
Books are a great way to get our minds off of any current stressors. Treat the soon-to-be mom in your life by including one or two books in the pregnancy gift set for her. Whether they’re fiction, non-fiction or anything in between, falling into the world of a great book is the perfect way to unwind and relax.
Once the bath has finished, what better way to let the feeling of comfort, class and rejuvenation continue than with scented lotions in the pregnancy gift set. The expectant mother can feel like her skin is silky smooth and completely moisturized with a few small lotions included in the gift set.
When the bath is over, complete the pampering with an alluring perfume you find. Help her feel classy and confident by smelling beautiful as she goes about her day. Choose a perfume you think represents her personality, and explain why you like it in the pregnancy gift set.
If you feel extra generous, add in a delicate necklace, bracelet or ring to go along with the spa items in the pregnancy gift set. This way, the expectant mother can feel glamorous when showing off her new jewelry.
10. Alcohol-Free Wine
Finally, the perfect gift for any expectant mother is alcohol-free wine. Lots of moms miss the taste and sophistication of wine while pregnant; therefore, non-alcoholic wine is the ideal way to help an expectant mother feel classy and confident, without having to worry about alcohol. Let her enjoy a glass of non-alcoholic wine while she’s soaking in the tub at home, or take some with her when she goes out to an event with friends and family.
A pregnancy gift set is a great way to show the new and expecting mothers in your life how much you love and care for them. You can create your own, or try one we’ve already put together for you here. Whatever you choose to include in the pregnancy gift set, be sure to share how much you love the expectant mother in your life with a little note and a whole lot of support.