There’s often a debate about when a woman becomes a mother. If an individual is expecting a child, chances are, she already feels like a mother. It’s a nice gesture to celebrate this woman on Mother’s Day because carrying a baby and preparing for the baby’s arrival is a lot of work and should be acknowledged. If your partner has never communicated whether or not they expect a gift on Mother’s Day, plan to give them a gift anyway.
Offer to Help Clean and Organize
If an expectant mother is nearing the end of her pregnancy, her emotions are likely getting the best of her and she may feel overwhelmed. One of the best gifts you can give her is to offer to help her prepare her home for the baby. Help her deep clean her home or decorate the nursery. Offer to come by and help her clean after the baby arrives so she has one less thing to worry about.
Preparing for a new baby is a lot to have to deal with. Offering her any type of support and help can ease the stress and give her more time to take care of herself. A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to cost a fortune, it can be as simple as just offering your time to show you care.
Make a Gift Basket
Making a gift basket for an expectant mother is a great way to acknowledge her on Mother’s Day. The best thing is you can be as creative as you want and tailor this basket to fit her needs and personality. If she’s someone that suffers from being sick often in the morning, pack the gift basket with some morning sickness tea and snacks such as crackers.
You can add some self-care items to the basket such as nice smelling hand soaps, face masks, and bubble baths. Include her favorite candy, a candle, and even a pair of extremely comfy socks. You can choose to include something for the baby in there, but you don’t have to because the day should be about her.
Take Her Out
If your partner is expecting during Mother’s Day, plan to take her out to a nice fancy restaurant. You never want to stop “dating” your partner, even if you’ve been together for a long time. Chances are, this pregnancy might be making her feel not so attractive anymore. Taking her out to a fancy restaurant will give her a chance to dress up and feel beautiful again.
The rituals you’ve developed as a couple shouldn’t stop when she becomes pregnant. If she’s not feeling up to going anywhere, plan a date night where you get to stay home and bring home her favorite take-out.
Plan a Spa Day
A woman’s body goes through a lot during pregnancy, and she may be experiencing aches and pains and just overall general fatigue. For this upcoming Mother’s Day, consider treating her to a spa day. A prenatal massage will help her relax and it may reduce the discomforts associated with pregnancy such as swollen feet and back pain. Other things she might enjoy might include facials, aromatherapy, and a manicure and pedicure.
The important expectant mother in your life may love the idea of getting a maternity photoshoot for Mother’s Day. This is a great way to capture the beauty of her pregnancy and give her a gift she’ll cherish for the rest of her life. Maternity photoshoots capture the anticipation and joy of pregnancy and are something that will document an important event that’s happening to her family.
Pregnancy is a joyous time for a family. She’s likely feeling many emotions and can be overwhelmed. Take time on Mother’s Day to celebrate her and how well she’s taking care of herself for her growing child. Take this time to recognize her and show appreciation for everything she’s going through.