Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms-To-Be
Wondering how to drop a few not-too-subtle hints to your partner about last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that are thoughtful yet simple? Print this list or send it via email to your partner (or Mother in Law!) to find all the inspiration on how to celebrate your first Mother’s Day. After all, just because the baby is still growing inside of you, it does not mean that you should miss the chance to enjoy some much-needed pampering!
Especially for those who are still unsure of what to do and get, Cherry Melon brings you a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas for the future mom in your life. This special holiday honours the vital role that mothers play within our lives and society. The very first Mother’s Day that any future mother enjoys might fall during the pregnancy.
In South Africa, this holiday falls on the first Sunday in May. This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday 8 May 2016… just a few days away. Before you start stressing about missing the boat, never fear… We have put together some helpful ideas and inspiration to help you find the perfect Mother’s Day treat for your pregnant wife, girlfriend or significant other.
How to Spoil Your Pregnant Partner This Mother’s Day
From self-indulgence to practical must-haves, some last minute Mother’s Day ideas include the following:
1. A Blissful Spa Session
For pregnant moms-to-be who are reaching the later stages of their trimester, few things are as blissful as a few hours at a spar. But even without aching backs, swollen feet and tiredness, spa treatments give the future mother in your life a chance to relax, unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a while. Plan a full day of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, or ask her friends and family for insight on her favourite spa, and give her a voucher that allows her to choose her own treatments.
BONUS TIP: Invest in a home foot spa, massager or facial steamer for a gift that keeps on giving. These can be found at most major retail stores, including Clicks, Wellness Warehouse and Game.
2. Personalised Jewellery
Another thoughtful gift is a personalised necklace, bracelet or ring. A beautiful piece of jewellery will give her something to cherish for years to come. Add an inscription, choose a stone based on the baby’s expected birth month or opt for something that symbolises your love and the life you have created together. Get creative – a visual tool such as Pinterest, Instagram or Google Images can help you find unique ideas that can be taken to a good jeweller.
BONUS TIP: Have the names of your future child engraved along with your name and your partner’s name on a pendent. This small but beautiful token will give you a life-long reminder of her first Mother’s Day.
3. Home-Made Gifts
Got some mad DIY skills under your (tool) belt? Put them to use with home-made gift. Many great gifts can be made in 48 hours or less. Depending on your level of skill, your area of expertise and what sort of project you have in mind, you could create anything from a simple baby crib to a cement planter (which can be filled with her favourite plant). If your DIY skills are not much to write home about, enlist the help of friends or family to make something special.
BONUS TIP: Make something for her, or for the baby you will be welcoming into the world. A crib, blanket, play pen, baby gym or art for the baby’s room are just some suggestions.
4. Foodie Gifts
For the pregnant foodie in your life, all of those strange food cravings can be satisfied with a customised food basket filled with all the treats she could ever want. You could also take her to a brand new restaurant that has rave reviews, or her favourite dining spot that always makes the best dessert. A home cooked breakfast or dinner goes a long way, too – especially if it gives her a chance to sit back and put up her feet for a while.
BONUS TIP: Be sure to make food gifts as healthy as possible. Mothers-to-be need all the nutrients they can get. Choose super foods such as pecans, macadamias or walnuts, cacao, dried berries and other healthy goodies that will be good to eat and good for mom and baby.
5. Cherry Melon Voucher
For the stylish mother-to-be, a Cherry Melon maternity clothing voucher will ensure that she stays free of wardrobe woes throughout her pregnancy. Our new winter maternity wear range has everything she needs to look and feel amazing. Better still, gift cards can be easily purchased online in no time at all. From flattering wrap dresses to cosy knits, comfortable ponchos and classic coats, the winter range features contemporary designs and seasonal colours that complement every wardrobe. Purchase a gift card online to give her the gift of retail therapy this Mother’s Day!
BONUS TIP: A gift card to an online store such as Cherry Melon will allow her to shop at your own pace, from the comfort of home, without having to deal with parking, crowds or traditional stores.
How will you be spoiling the future mom of your child this year? We hope that these last minute Mother’s Day ideas for pregnant moms give you some inspiration!