6 Christmas Gifts for Expecting Mums!17/12/2014
Given our on-going baby-boom, chances are almost everyone knows someone who is a pregnant this Christmas (this writer for one!). Whether that lucky lady is your wife, partner, sister, relative or friend you may be struggling to find the perfect gift to honor/pamper/treat the expecting mum in your life.
After all, as much as your pregnant lady would secretly appreciate that family size box of chocolates (!), in the interest of good health we have compiled a list of pampering and nourishing gifts for expecting mums which are sure to be greatly appreciated by both her and the bump!
1 ) Luxury skincare products for Expecting Mums
Because our skin care products are certified organic and contains a natural blend of seaweed extracts, essential oils and organic herbs, you will be safe hands in the knowledge that you are not passing on any unnecessary risk to your unborn baby.
This is a distinctly fragrant super-hydrating body oil which is blended with fucus serratus to improve suppleness and elasticity whilst purifying and cleansing tired skin. Again, speaking as an expecting Mum, your writer can really vouch for this product and any girl (pregnant or not!) is sure to cherish it as a gift this Christmas.
Combine this with our new body gift set which contains our Softly Does It Body Moisturiser and Squeaky Clean body wash, or VOYA’s hair gift set which includes Silky by Nature shampoo and Forget Me Knot conditioner.
This combination of products is the perfect gift for expecting Mums as it will provide that luxury shower experience and leave the skin feeling treated and moisturised.
2 ) Gifts for expecting mums: A Pregnancy Yoga Voucher
Yoga is an excellent method to prepare for pregnancy and labour. Regular practice for through the guidance of a trained professional will increase strength and stamina and will assist in building confidence to move through the pregnancy with comfort and grace.
There are numerous excellent classes around the country expecting Mums can avail off. Check out The Irish Yoga Association for a listing of some. Alternatively a quick google search of your local area (or an old fashioned survey of your local supermarket notice board!) are sure to throw up several options.
3) Pregnancy books
Admittingly a lot of the pregnancy books can be quite dour, lifeless and long. For a fresh, interesting and humorous take on the genre try ‘The Food of Love’ (your formula for successful breast feeding) or ‘Bump’ (which prepares you for birth) by Kate Evans. Both books are beautifully presented with humorous illustrations and are sure to be devoured by expecting mum and partner in jig time!
Kate offers the lovely personal touch of hand signing every issue.
4 ) Ana Faye Handbag
Our bodies might be changing, our feet (and ankles!) may be expanding but our lust for designer bags remains the same!
For a beautifully crafted and local (to us here in Sligo) piece you will not find better than multi award winning designer Ana Faye. All designs are handmade out of the finest leather and are limited editions. See her collection here.
5 ) The Gift of Sleep and Food
Do not underestimate how much this one would be appreciated by every expecting Mum especially if there is a small child in the house already. What better gift to give than an afternoon off for RnR and to catch up on some reading or TV. Better still, why not have a surprise dinner cooked for her in the evening! Ah what bliss that would be!
6 ) Spa Treatment
Rounding off our list of ideas for that expecting mum in your life is a voucher for a luxurious treatment with VOYA.
Our Herbal Lift facial is a unique treatment that encapsulates all the goodness of the sea and organic herbs in mini facial poultices.
This one facial will lift, firm and leave your skin with a radiant glow infused with mineral rich seaweed, one of nature’s most powerful anti-oxidants. This treatment is complimented with an age defying eye treatment with cooled compresses of laminara seaweed that has instant results.
Have you suggestions you could share with us on gifts for expecting Mums? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know your in the comments section below. For weekly tips from VOYA, follow us on Twitter @VOYABeauty or like us on Facebook today.