That time of year is coming again when you need to fill out your list for Santa. If you’re an expectant mother, you are likely to have a lot of new needs to consider when putting together your list this time around. From cozy, yet stylish maternity clothing, to gadgets and services that help promote rest and relaxation, or stockpiling self-care supplies to keep you comfortable, there’s a number of items that you may not have considered asking for in years past.
MiracleCord is here to suggest some of our favorite items that you should consider asking Santa for this year to help you pamper and treat yourself during your pregnancy. You may even be surprised to learn that there are gifts that can help safeguard the long term health of you and your child!
Our Top 5 Pregnancy Christmas Gift Suggestions:
1. Maternity Clothes
✓ Maternity Clothes
✓ Maternity Pyjamas
✓ Compression socks
✓ Comfortable Shoes
Thanks to healthy competition in the design industry, it’s never been easier to find clothes that are both stylish and comfortable throughout every stage of your pregnancy. Most major clothing retailers, and even some recognizable designers, usually offer a line of maternity clothing that can fit your unique look and comfort. We encourage you to do some online browsing and put together links that will build your dream maternity closet.
You’ve probably thought about maternity tops, bottoms, and dresses while compiling your dream maternity wardrobe, but don’t forget about some of the other important items as well. A nice set of maternity pyjamas, or a soft and warm maternity robe can be essential to comfort during your pregnancy.
Finally, be sure to take care of your feet as well by asking for comfy shoes like Toms or Crocs, or compression socks that can help take the pressure off your feet, literally. Trust us, they’re worth it and come in more styles and colors than you’d expect so you can fit your unique fashion sense.
2. Self-Care Indulgences
✓ Skin Care Products
✓ Bath Products
✓ Aromatherapy Oils
✓ Scented Candles
Christmas is a great time to ask for those bath, beauty, and self care supplies that you can use to help yourself relax and feel beautiful throughout your pregnancy.
For instance, shea butters, lotions and skin oils can keep your skin feeling soft and looking youthful. Bath salts, bombs, and soaks can turn a regular bath into a home spa-like experience, while aromatherapy oils and scented candles can also help set a serene mood in your home.
Some of these items do claim to possess additional healing benefits as well, like helping minimize stretch marks, reducing muscle and joint pain, or even decreasing the chances of getting morning sickness.
However, before taking these claims at face value we do recommend talking to your doctor, and reading what others have to say about these products. At their core they may create a relaxing experience, but you may find that some products are far more expensive than the benefits they claim to provide, and may not justify taking a spot on your “must have” Christmas wishlist.
3. Relaxation Service Gift Certificates
✓ Prenatal Yoga
✓ Maternal Massage
✓ Spa Day
Don’t be afraid to pamper yourself while you are pregnant, or ask others to do it for you for that matter. Seriously, you won’t have many more chances to pull the pamper card.
There are plenty of services available that can help you relax and rejuvenate yourself throughout your pregnancy. From prenatal yoga classes, to maternal massage, or a pampering spa day, it’s important to take care of your physical and mental health while pregnant. Asking for a gift certificate to your favorite local studio or spa is a perfect addition to your pregnancy Christmas list.
Just be sure to check with your doctor before engaging in any of these activities. While most of them should be safe for you to do while pregnant, there may be certain circumstances or exceptions that you should be aware of to make sure you and your baby stay safe & healthy.
4. Pregnancy Keepsakes
✓ Pregnancy Journals
✓ Baby Books
✓ Picture Frames
✓ Custom Jewelry
Remembering this special time in your life is another important thing to consider when putting together your Holiday wishlist.
Items like pregnancy journals, scrapbooking supplies, or books that guide you through writing letters to your new baby can help you document your thoughts, feelings, and other special moments throughout your pregnancy. Picture frames that allow you to display ultrasound, or other baby photos are also something to consider asking for this year as well so you have a way to look back on this unique experience later on in your life.
Looking to go high tech? There are a number of digital picture frames that give you the flexibility to email photos directly to your frame. You may even want to get one for grandma and grandpa, so you can email them new photos straight to their digital frame every day!
Finally, custom jewelry is also an ideal keepsake to ask for to help you maintain that special connection to your child. From harmony ball necklaces, to family pendants, custom bracelets with your child’s name, and more, there are plenty of options to suit your unique style.
5. Cord Blood & Cord Tissue Banking
One final thing that we recommend adding to your Christmas list this year, is the security and peace of mind provided by cord blood and cord tissue banking.
We know that the health of your child and family is one of the main things on your mind during your pregnancy. Banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood and cord tissue with MiracleCord can help alleviate many concerns, by giving you and your family lifetime access to stem cells that could be used to treat over 80 diseases and conditions.
At MiracleCord, we make it easy to access this potentially life-saving service, through providing you with affordable, no frills pricing, backed by a $100,000 quality guarantee. Furthermore, banking cord blood with MiracleCord is a simple, worry-free process that could end up being the gift of a lifetime for your family, so you should definitely consider adding it to your list this Holiday season.
Cord Blood Holiday Gift Registry
“How do I add a service like cord blood banking to my holiday list?” you might ask.
Our cord blood banking gift registry makes it incredibly simple for your friends and family to contribute to your cord blood banking account. In fact, the process of adding cord blood banking to this year’s holiday list just takes two simple steps:
That’s all it takes, so what are you waiting for? Add the life changing gift of cord blood banking to your Holiday list today:
Now that we’ve got your Christmas list taken care of, it might be good to start thinking of what you need when your baby arrives. If you’re looking for gift ideas for your upcoming baby shower, or things to help out when the baby is born, check out our convenient baby registry checklist to make sure that you’ve got everything you need covered.