Whether it’s your first baby together or your fourth, a mum-to-be needs spoiling on valentines day. She’ll be feeling a bit out of sorts, less desirable as her body is changing and fearful of times to come. It’s your job as her partner to step up and make her feel fabulous, wanted and nurtured at this special time in your lives together. It’s my job to give you some fabulous inspiration for gifts for her to make her feel special.
Yes, it’s a cliche, but chocolate is always appreciated no matter what time of year and pregnant or not. Being pregnant, she’ll eat them with relish (maybe literally relish!) and not worry about her waistline. Treat her to the good stuff, the packaging really does make a difference. To her, knowing you’ve really thought about those gifts for her, maybe even personally selected her favourites wrapped up in a posh box with a bow will put a big smile on her face. Why not add personalisation? You’ll be in the good books for weeks.
2. Aromatherapy essential oils
It might not mean much to you, but she’ll have thought about it believe me.
Whether it’s for relaxation and sleep aid or for help during labour and the postpartum period, there are so many uses for essential oils. You can get pregnancy specific aromatherapy blends to use for massage, using in a burner or for the bath. My favourite pregnancy ones are from the Natural birthing company as they’re developed by midwives and are cruelty free and vegan. Check out their Mamas moments maternity collection.
3. Dressing gown and slippers
Us women tend to hang on to our favourite dressing gown for years, but a new comfy dressing gown and slippers that they can wear after the birth for their new journey will be so appreciated. Buy a size up from their usual, you won’t get into trouble I promise.
4. Pamper products
You really can’t go wrong with some bath foam, shower gel and a posh shampoo and conditioner. You could buy lots of travel sized ones in a nice travel beauty bag ready for her to take into hospital. She’ll think you’re so thoughtful for thinking ahead and she’ll love packing it and re-packing it. I know, women are weird. Superdrug have a great selection of mini toiletries or go upmarket to a department store.
I’ve yet to meet a woman who doesn’t like stationery. Women love lists – to do lists, shopping lists etc. Note pads, pens, pencils, organisers, folders. Maybe a pregnancy planner? Paperchase have a swoonworthy collection, but if you’re on a budget try Matalan, Primark or Flying tiger. Wrap a little bundle up in red tissue paper with a gold bow. You’re welcome.
6. A day off is the ultimate gift
If you already have a child or children, give her a voucher for a day off. Or make it a surprise. Take the children out for the day, or tell her she has the day to herself and ask what she would like to do. She may want a spa day, she may want to spend the day in her pyjamas watching netflix and eating chocolate. Just giver her a day off. You take care of any chores and admin. Best present ever.
FYI I have always had to ask for my gifts from my other half so the best present for any woman is that her partner has really thought about their gift and how it is presented, so bear that in mind and you really can’t go wrong. A hand written note and a well wrapped present (with a bow) means more than the money spent. Happy valentine’s day and all the best if you’re soon to be a Dad!
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