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10 Unusual Gifts for a Mom to Be

Deciding on a gift for a mama to be can be very daunting. Whether you are a husband wanting to treat your pregnant wife, or a friend wanting to take gifting to the next level, you will find something great in our picks of unusual baby shower gifts. Gifts that will make the new mama’s experience just a little bit easier.

1+2: Mama will be spending a lot of time in her robe and slippers. Treat her to a pair of sheepskins and a soft, fluffy robe for those early morning baby runs!

3: There is nothing that comforts as much as a sweet cup of tea. Give the new mama something yummy to drink, paired with  a pretty cup for when she needs a little comfort … or a hug in a mug!

4: All is well when all the ladies are sitting around, celebrating the soon to be mom. Be sure you give her a gift that keeps on giving. Into the Box is a subscription-based box delivery that will send the new mama a monthly box that contains amazing local brands,treats and pretty things for the home. A feel good moment for mama every month!

5: The first few weeks with a new baby is challenging! Having to be a mother, wife and chef can become just a little too much to handle. Treat your friend to a subscription to The Doorstep Chef. This service provide healthy meals delivered to your home around Cape Town, daily.For R880 you can treat your friend and her husband to two weeks of catered meals, (4 days a week) delivered to their home.Choose from a standard or low-carb menu.

6+7: After having a baby you can sometimes feel like you are in an alien body. Being busy with a baba and trying to take control of all the new challenges can lead to the new mum forgetting to shave on even wash her hair! Gift her with a wash and blow from Sorbet’s Dry Bar or a wonderful spa treatment in her own home!

8: A pretty necklace for her to cherish. Go one step further and engrave it with the name of her baby.

9: Unfortunately, in the first few months with a new baby, hobbies like reading falls to the wayside. Keep your bookworm friend in the loop with an audio book! Now she can listen to awesome books while breastfeeding, cleaning or bathing. We LOVE Is Everyone Hanging out without Me (and other concerns), by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) She also narrates the book and it makes you feel like you have your rad bestie with you all the time.

10: When mama wants to listen to her audio books or music, make life a little easier on her with a set of bluetooth headphones. No wires that can get tangled or cause problems when she falls asleep … and peace and quiet for the rest of the family during those notorious 2am feeding sessions!

{Cover image via folkandfest.com}

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