When holiday shopping for an expecting friend or partner, it can be tough to find that perfect gift! With all the bibs, bottles and cute outfits she is likely to receive, finding something that stands out is important! In our latest blog post, we will look at some unique and thoughtful gift ideas for your favourite mom-to-be!
Professional photos are something any new mom will want and appreciate. Whether they be maternity photos, first baby photos or photos of the family all together, giving a gift certificate for professional photographs is always a great idea. It’s one of those things everyone wants, but may not always purchase for themselves. Many people will focus on the necessities and not on the special mementos that will mean so much in the years to come. Here at Alma’s Home Studio, we offer gift vouchers for all types of sessions!
Album & Frame
Whether you decide to give that special someone the gift of professional photos or not, an album and/or a picture frame will always be well received. New moms may want to choose their own baby books, however a photo album will always be a cherished gift. Combine these items with a gift certificate to the best newborn photographer in Dorset, and you are sure to make the recipient very happy.
A Special Christmas Ornament
It’s not uncommon for new parents to have a “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament for their tree. Giving something to commemorate the little one during the holiday season is a wonderful sentiment. The new parents will always remember who gave it to them, and will love to unpack it with the other ornaments year after year. Choose something meaningful and personalised if possible.
Handprints, Footprints and Even Belly Prints!
There are all kinds of kits available to help the new parents create hand and foot prints of their little one. There are many plaster kits on the market, many of which include a picture frame. There are other “no-mess” ink kits that can be used in a number of ways. The prints can be copied for friends and relatives too! You can even find plaster kits for the mother-to-be’s belly! The plaster will cover much of the torso and will be a wonderful keepsake to look back on.
Massage or Spa Treatment
While most people will be doting on the new arrival, moms are sometimes overlooked. During
pregnancy is when mothers should be spoiled the most! Think of all the work, pain, discomfort and sleepless nights they endure during these nine months (and also for the next 18 years!) A wonderful gift idea is to offer some pampering for the new mom. You can choose to give them a prenatal massage, or maybe a spa day where they get their hair and nails done. These kinds of things are often skipped over by pregnant women as they are more focused on the little one.
Pre-packed Maternity Bag
Of course a mom-to-be will want some of the comforts of home with her, but having a pre-packed maternity bag with everything she might need will be a huge help. The bag can include the necessities such as a tooth brush, lip balm, headphones, and other toiletries. You can also step it up a bit by adding fancy lotions, a kindle or something to read, slippers, a robe and some comfy clothes. This will help mama avoid the stress of having to pack her bag for her hospital stay.
Make It Personal
People love receiving personalised gifts for their newborn. You can have almost anything personalised from receiving blankets to story books, from picture frames to teddy bears. You can choose to have the baby’s name added to something or opt to provide a gift certificate so the new parents can customise the item once the baby arrives.
BABY Shower Ideas…
If you are planning a baby shower during the holidays, there are a number of things you can do to make it festive! While there is no shortage of decorations available, you might want to differentiate the shower from a Christmas party. You could choose to do a white theme, making the space look like a winter wonderland. Or you could opt to make it feel warm and cozy by having the guests come in their best flannel pyjamas. You could offer a pie and hot coco bar, with different flavours and varieties available. For games, you might have a gingerbread house making contest or a “fill in the blank” Christmas carol game. You could even have classic Christmas movies playing in the background, both to set the mood, and to let mama know what’s to come in the next few years! No matter what you choose to get for the new mom or mom-to-be in your life, take the time to choose something thoughtful and from the heart. If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Dorset, or if we can help you in any other way, please don’t be afraid to reach out!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!