Many of us have relatives or friends who are trying to conceive (TTC) a baby. The TTC journey is different for every couple. On one hand, it is exciting for the couple to chase their dream of bringing a child into the world. However, it can also be extremely frustrating, stressful and despairing if the couple is struggling to get pregnant.
One lovely idea to show your support for a couple in this position is to surprise them with a thoughtful gift.
Have you ever wondered what to get a couple trying to have a baby?
We will outline our suggestions in this article, which we hope you find useful.
What to get a couple trying to have a baby
So, you are looking for a present to give to a TTC (‘trying to conceive’) couple, but you are not sure what is appropriate in this situation. Here are our suggestions as to what to get a couple trying to have a baby:
Struggling to get pregnant can be an emotionally taxing time for a couple. So what better way to put a smile on their face, than by surprising them with a lovely gift hamper?
We at Mama Jewels have designed our own line of stunning gift hampers, specially designed for the user to de-stress and unwind after a hard day.
Why not go for one of our ‘Thinking of You’ Care Packages?
These gorgeous gift boxes contain a variety of self-care essentials, to invoke a feeling of calmness and mindfulness. Everything in these care packages is vegan-friendly and pregnancy-safe, so your loved ones can continue using the products even if they later become pregnant!
For a TTC (‘trying to conceive’) couple, we recommend our Thinking of You Gift Set (Vegan).
This delightful gift box is sure to go down a treat, as it is carefully curated with luscious relaxation goodies. It is perfect for showing your loved ones that you care, and that they are not alone during a difficult time.
Inside this care package are:
- English lavender soy candle in a rose gold tin.
- Lavender essential oil heart bath bombs.
- Pukka detox tea bags.
- Lavender and marjoram natural essential oil massage oil blended in sweet almond oil.
- White Lavender Luna self-heating sleep mask, which includes a link to a meditation playlist.
- Personal message on gift card, gift box & wrap.
Click here to shop our Thinking of You Gift Set (Vegan).
Alternatively, browse the rest of our ‘Thinking of You’ Care Packages here.
Another excellent gift hamper option for a TTC (trying to conceive) couple are our Spa Wellness Boxes.
These wellness boxes are designed for the user to recreate a spa experience, from the comfort of their home.
Again, our wellness boxes are vegan-friendly and pregnancy-safe, so you won’t find any products containing nasty chemicals, or indeed, animal-derived ingredients. The ingredients we use are natural and sustainably sourced, because we believe cleaner ingredients are kinder for the skin and the planet!
We adore our Relaxation Spa Gift Box (Grey), which will help your loved ones feel pampered and oh-so relaxed.
This blissful wellness box compromises of:
- Matcha green tea antioxidant face mask.
- Avocado and hemp vegan natural lip butter.
- Lavender essential oil heart mini bath bombs x 2.
- Lavender essential oil candle in a tin.
- Personal message on gift card and a gift box.
Shop our Relaxation Spa Gift Box (Grey) here.
You are the best person to decide what goes into a curated hamper. If you’re building it for a pregnant bride, then you can add some pregnancy essentials that will come in handy and you know they will love!
These vegan skin care products will make a lovely gift for a TTC (trying to conceive) couple, to encourage them take care of their skin and unwind after a long day.
One of our favourite vegan skincare products is our Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask.
Made with natural ingredients, such as matcha green tea, kelp extract and chia seeds, this face mask helps keep the skin hydrated, silky and smooth.
Encourage your loved ones to apply this face mask and relax, and it is sure to leave them with softened, younger-looking skin in minutes!
Click here to shop our Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask.
How to support a couple who are trying to have a baby
Lots of people assume that it is easy to become pregnant. However, there are many factors which can affect a couple’s fertility rate: from health issues to age and lifestyle choices.
If you have loved ones who are trying to have a baby, it is important to be sensitive to their feelings and give them space to process any difficult emotions they may be experiencing.
Follow these tips below:
- Don’t ask personal questions. Respect the couple’s privacy and feelings, as they may not want to talk about their trying to conceive (TTC) journey.
- Let the couple know that you are there for them. Ask them if there is anything you can do to help them. Listen to what they say and respect any boundaries they wish to establish.
- Don’t offer unsolicited advice to the couple on how to get pregnant. Sometimes, it’s not as simple as drinking herbal tea or taking a vitamin supplement. It could be a deeper, undiagnosed health issue, which the couple has no control over.
- Avoid gifting the couple any baby products before they have announced that they are expecting a child. Giving baby products to them too early on can make them feel sad, embarrassed or angry if they have not been able to become pregnant yet.
- Don’t assume that it will make the couple feel better if they spend time with other children. Simply being around a child might be difficult for the couple, who are longing to have a baby of their own.
- Don’t make jokes about having children, which might be tasteless in front of a couple who are trying to conceive (TTC). If you are a someone who really wants grandchildren, or nieces and nephews, avoid joking about this, as this will add additional pressure to the situation, and it may trigger more sadness for the couple.
- Trying to conceive (TTC) can be a stressful, anxiety-inducing time. Research has shown that women’s day-to-day stress actually lowered their chances of pregnancy, taking 29% onger to get pregnant, compared to those who had less stress. So, encourage the couple to make time for stress-relieving activities, such as going for a walk, scheduling a date night, or booking a spa day.
- Invite the couple out to social events, to help take their minds off any difficulties. But don’t force this, as the couple may not feel up to an outing and they may need some space and time alone instead.
- Be mindful of conversation topics that may be triggering for the couple. For instance, don’t talk about child-related topics that the couple can’t relate to, because they aren’t parents yet.
- If you are pregnant, but you have family members or friends who are trying to conceive (TTC), then be sensitive about how you discuss your own TTC journey and pregnancy.
- Don’t give unsolicited advice about alternative ways to have a child (such as adoption). The couple may not feel ready to hear your advice, so it can hurt their feelings, even if you have good intentions.
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- What to Put in a Baby Boy Hamper
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About Mama Jewels
Mama Jewels is an independent gift box company, selling planet-friendly artisan gifts, to help make the transition to motherhood easier and more comfortable for pregnant mums and new mums.
All of our products are pregnancy-safe, vegan-friendly, and sustainably sourced.
We hope this article has helped you better understand what to get a couple trying to have a baby.