Inspired gift giving for the expectant mom
A new baby is the perfect excuse to celebrate not only the precious new life but the new mom, as well. Then there’s the age-old question of how to choose a gift for the expecting mom. Sure, there are the crowd favorites of diapers, wipes and onesies (so many onesies!), but what if you want to be unique? What if you want to give her something that stands out, comes from the heart and that she will absolutely love? Hava Skovron tackles this challenge in her simple and beautiful book, Bliss: A Guide to Inspired Gift Giving for the Expectant Mom. The book reads like a guide to monthly gift-giving for the expectant mom, with each month focusing on a new topic, and it is, in a word, genius.
Like “Elf on the Shelf” for Babies
The book is split up into the months of pregnancy, beginning in month three and going through birth, with each month having its own symbol. Think: Traditional anniversary symbols, i.e. paper, cotton, wood, etc. These work as a great basis for anyone looking to shower a mom-to-be with love and to let her know you are thinking of her and appreciate the difficult work she is doing!
A few of my favorite ideas are:
- A pregnancy journal
- Baby carrier — an essential baby gear item
- Photo album or picture frame — to hold memories
- Bliss Basket — full of all seven bliss symbols
- Charm bracelet — with a baby themed charm or initial
- Food — bringing the new (and tired) parents a fresh meal is one of the most valuable gifts of all
Gifts from the heart
Bliss is a great book for those needing some inspiration in the gift-giving department. It’s a wonderful collection of thoughtful gifts straight from the heart that any expectant mom would just love to receive. I would know — I am one!
What special or unique gifts have you given?
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