Mother's Day Gifts for Moms-To-Be? You Bet'cha. Your Must-Ask-For-List
Moms-to-be count for Mother’s Day. That’s my position loud and clear, plain and simple.
Let’s face it, you are already putting the baby’s nutritional needs first and planning your life around this child, and that means that although you may not be dealing with diapers and feedings just yet, you are definitely already in mommy mode.
And mommy mode means a gift for Mother’s Day. Of course, I’m all about milking the pregnancy experience for all its perks anyway, but I think I have a pretty strong case here.
So if you’re dropping subtle hints or outright campaigning for Mother’s Day gifts, here are some things you might want to er, accidentally on purpose leave prominently displayed on a post-it note or the refrigerator door. Or feel free to leave this blog page open on the home computer.
1. Read all about it. If you haven’t loaded up on freebies yet or maybe you are nearing expiration, a subscription to a baby and/or parenting magazine like “Parenting: Early Years” or “American Baby,” is a great “ask” for Mother’s Day. You can find great deals on 12-month subscriptions at sites like www.magazines.com.
2. Cheap and Chic. Just because you deserve Mother’s Day gifts, doesn’t mean you expect people to break the bank! Let them know homemade gifts made with love are perfectly welcome too! Consider asking for a gift like a coupon booklet of massages, a house cleaning, home cooked meals (for after baby arrives), and simple things such as a movie night or manicure to pamper yourself now. Check out some great ideas from Martha Stewart's Coupon Book.
3. Everybody wants to feel beautiful on Mother’s Day. Facial scrubs, moisturizing lotions, and soothing creams for stretch marks (Carol’s Daughter Sexy Belly is one of my favs!) are always great!. Your skin needs all the help if can get during the trying times of pregnancy, but it is probably the last thing you’re thinking about.
4. Ask for decadence. You’ve been eating healthy throughout your pregnancy, this Mother’s Day ask for the gift of indulgence. Whatever it is you want, you get it, and as much as you want, so long as nobody , including the baby gets hurt. And tell the hubs or partner that nobody gets to give you that look. You know, the, “are you going to eat all of that?” look.
Whatever it is, make sure everyone remembers that Mother's Day is all about you! There will be plenty of times (trust me!) where everything is all about the baby.