A pregnancy gift box is essentially a small care package full of different items that every young mother requires when raising her newborn child. Indeed, these little care packages have grown in popularity over the last few years, and many department stores now sell pre-prepared packages for upcoming bridal showers.
If you are in the process of purchasing a pregnancy gift box for your friend or relative, then make sure you read this guide on how to make the best choice!
Your favourite things
Some of the best care packages for young mothers often revolve around some of her favourite items. What are her favourite foods, sweets, wines or clothes? Compiling a small basket of all her favourite things is a great way to show that you, as a friend or family member, truly care and listen.
Nostalgia is always a great selling point. If your friend is about to have a baby, then a great pregnancy gift box could include items related to your friendship, as a way of showing how far you’ve both come. This works very well for long-term friendships (where there are a lot of memories). Throw in a few old photographs for nostalgic purposes and this package is good to go. You can see more options at www.pepperanddunn.com.
A survival kit
Any young mother or parent will tell you that those early days of caring for a newborn can be some of the most frightening and stressful days of your entire life. Naturally, a great pregnancy gift box idea is a survival kit. As a young parent, what are some of the things you will desperately need during those late-night sessions with a crying baby? It could be anything from 1kg of rich, organic coffee grounds to your favourite chocolates.
The pamper yourself package
Once that child comes into your life, there won’t be much rest and relaxation time. As a result, you should enjoy those few months you have before the child arrives and focus on the things you and your partner like to do the most. If you’re a friend of the expectant mother, a great pregnancy gift box idea might be to include pampering items. High-quality soaps, body washes, scented candles and maybe even a day session at a local spa. There’s nothing like a day of pampering to rid your body of any stress or tension you might have.
For the little one
Any young parent will tell you that any type of gift that will help them with raising their child is greatly appreciated. If your friend is concerned or worried about their preparation, then help them out with a pregnancy gift box filled with must-have baby essentials. It could be anything from clothes, small toys, pillows and cute blankets for your little one. However, make sure you include something for the mother and her partner, like movie tickets (it shouldn’t all be about the child).
For the father
For many young men, becoming a father is one of life’s great achievements. Having said this, shopping for “new Dad” presents can be quite difficult. There’s a lot of cliché gifts out there, like coffee mugs and t-shirts with conventional phrases plastered on them. However, sometimes the best pregnancy gift box for a new father isn’t always so obvious. Try and throw in a few things you know they’ll enjoy and appreciate – like a book on parenting or a six pack of craft beer (if that’s his fancy). A personalised key ring is also a nice gesture because it’s something they can take with them anywhere and be reminded of their child.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.