10 Baby Shower Gifts That Aren’t for the Baby
A majority of gifts at a baby shower are for the baby. But what about mom? I mean, she’s the one carrying the baby! Surprise her with a gift just for her (that’ll also benefit the baby, I promise!). Here’s 10 baby shower gifts that aren’t for the baby.
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1. Birthing Ball, Amazon $36.99
Birthing balls are a great way for expecting moms to practice prenatal exercises. Regular exercise helps to open up the pelvis and promote a smoother labor. Trideer’s birthing balls come with a pump and a stability base. Birthing balls, when used in place of a regular chair, can help relieve back pain while improving posture and balance.
Remember it’s always best to consult with your doctor before completing any prenatal exercise.
2. Essential Oils, Amazon $29.95
Radha’s set of 18 include all the essential oils doulas use for pregnancy and labor. This set of 18 includes lavender, tea tree, peppermint, lemongrass, orange, eucalyptus, rosemary, frankincense, lemon, bergamot, ylang ylang, patchouli, geranium, pink grapefruit, cinnamon, oregano, clove, and clary sage.
During pregnancy, moms will find it beneficial to use lavender, peppermint, orange, eucalyptus, frankincense, lemon, bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, and pink grapefruit.
Clary sage is a labor inducer and should be avoided until you’re almost ready to deliver.
3. Essential Oil Diffuser & Humidifier, Amazon $16.95
Both mom and baby will enjoy having a humidifier for their drier days. URPOWER’s oil diffuser and humidifier has a built in LED light that can be used as a nightlight. It can be programmed to automatically shut off so mom won’t have to worry about getting up in the middle of the night.
4. Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book, Amazon $8.09
Coloring is a great way for moms to practice mindfulness, and while she’s relaxing, she’ll also get a few laughs in. “Mom Life” is full of quirky text every mom’s sure to enjoy.
5. Colored Pencils Set, Amazon $22.99
Get her a full set of premium colored pencils to go with her coloring book. Castle Art’s colored pencils come in a set of 72 vibrant colors.
6. Slow Cooker, Amazon $47.99
A slow cooker is a staple item for new parents. They can throw everything in before work and have it ready by the time they get home. Plus, they don’t have to worry about all those extra dishes!
7. The Wellness Mama Cookbook, Amazon $20.99
The Wellness Mama Cookbook is perfect for moms who love to cook. The book offers 200 quick and delicious recipes for the whole family.
8. CHICECO Travel Tote, Amazon $37.99
This tote will accompany her on errands pre-baby and it can be used as a diaper bag after baby arrives. It’s oversized and roomy enough to carry all her essentials.
9. Foot Massager, Amazon $139.99
Achy feet is a common complaint for expectant moms. The Belmint Shiatsu foot massager has a built in heater for cold nights and it’s also a great gift for dad.
10. Full Body Pregnancy Pillow, Amazon $57.90
Most expecting moms have insomnia, especially during their second and third trimester. Queen Rose’s 100% hypoallergenic full body pillow works wonders whether she’s laying down or sitting upright. She can also revamp this full body into a nursing pillow when baby arrives.
11. Polaroid Camera w/ Film, Amazon $68.40
I can’t believe I left this out! A polaroid is an essential pack for a hospital bag. She’s going to absolutely love having a polaroid picture of her baby the day they’re born. So precious!
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12. Bump Boxes, Amazon $49.99
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