Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Coming up with thoughtful gifts that have meaning will be appreciated but it’s not always easy!

 

Christmas gift shopping can sometimes be an overwhelming experience.

 

Our number one tip is to be organized. Avoid leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute. Write and list of people you need to buy for and explore the Internet for ideas before committing to purchases.

 

Rushed gift buying often results in impulsive purchases that may not be appreciated.

 

We have listed our favorite ideas for for the entire family this holiday season. Hopefully our list will help to inspire you and send you off on the right path.

 

Ideas for Pregnant women

mummy massage

1. Massage

 

A massage gift card is the perfect gift. This way she can save it and use it when she needs it most.

 

Pregnancy puts a lot of strain on your body and a prenatal massage is just the answer to help relieve her tired body.
She will love you for it!

journals2. Pregnancy journal

 

A Pregnancy journal is a beautiful thoughtful gift for those women who like to keep a diary.

 

Being able to document her pregnancy journey is a wonderful memento that can be looked back on in years to come and will be cherished forever.

 

3. Photo shoot

 

Maternity photo-shoots are trending and are a fantastic way to capture special memories. She can be as creative or mainstream as she wants. She is only limited by your imagination and the budget.

 

4. Body products

 

Beautiful high-end creams and body lotions are a wonderful luxury & can make a big difference especially due to extreme changes in the body during this time.

 

We often do not reach for the top shelf when we purchase moisturizers for ourselves, so receiving them is special and indulgent.

gateau pants

5. Maternity PJ’s

 

A pair of luxurious maternity PJ’s that fit comfortably and allow room for her changing body is a thoughtful gift and one that will be appreciated for many months.

 

Cake Maternity PJ’s can be worn during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. The drop down cups help to aid in breastfeeding and the fabric will help to keep her cool and comfortable during the night.

 

6. New wardrobe

 

What girl does not want to go on a shopping spree! Treat her to a gift card that can be spent at her local maternity boutique or on herself! She will love and appreciate the opportunity to purchase new clothes that will accommodate her new growing figure.

 

7. Maternity Swimwear

 

Keeping active during pregnancy is essential to good health and will help to aid in the birthing process. Rosewater maternity swimwear has been designed to accommodate a growing belly and provide that much needed bust support.

 

 

Ideas for Nursing Mums

bath bombs

1. Bath bombs or Bath salts

 

Bath perfumes are indulgent and special! They give her permission to disappear for an hour and enjoy a long relaxing bath to help relieve her tired body.

 

2. Luxury Diaper bag

 

Diaper bags have come a long way in the past 10 years. Treat her to a Diaper bag that is grown up and stylish. It will make her want to put her best foot forward.

truffles plunge lace nursing bra

3. Beautiful nursing bras

 

Nursing bras are not only functional but can be beautiful, comfortable and super stylish.

 

Her breastfeeding journey may not be an easy one to start with. She will appreciate the love and thoughtfulness of nursing lingerie that makes her feel amazing.

 

What better way to spoil a new mum than with items of intimate apparel that will not only make her day much easier, but will help to make her feel beautiful too.

 

Cake nursing bras are designed with function and comfort in mind. Each style in uniquely considered for the wearer and the function it will fulfill. Available in a wide range of sizes from 30A-42M(US) Cake Maternity has you covered.

trinket box

4. A beautiful Keepsake box

 

A trinket box is a Mothers special memory box and will be treasured forever.

 

5. Jewelry

 

Jewelry is a personal gift and should be purchased with her in mind. Purchase pieces that can be engraved or ones that can store photos. This way the jewelry has a recorded memory and will stay close to her heart.

 

6. Photo frame

 

A beautiful photo frame allows her to display a special memory that can be enjoyed by all.

 

7. Family portrait

 

This could be a photo-shoot or a life drawing. Her first family portrait will be a very happy occasion.

 

8. Voucher

 

Give Mum the day off with a spa voucher. She will feel invigorated and recharged after her day off.

 

Gift vouchers are also a popular gift and one that does not go unappreciated. Gift her with a Cake Maternity gift voucher. This way she can make her selections herself.

chocolates

9. Handmade chocolates

 

Chocolates are indulgent and really naughty. That’s why we love them so much.

 

Treat her to some of the best and watch her face light up when she opens the box.

 

10. Nursing pads

 

What better way to say I love you than with nursing pads that are made from organic cotton and hemp. The soft luxurious feel will help to keep her cool and protected for all day dryness.

 

 

For Dad

supporter gear

1. Supporter’s gear

 

Is your Dad a mad supporter? Make Dad’s Christmas and deck him out in supporter’s gear from his favorite team!

 

2. Gym Bag

 

Whether your Dad is a gym junkie or not? A good gym bag will always be a useful item to have around.

 

Go that extra mile and personalize it with an embroidered logo or name tag. That way no one else in the family can take it for their own.

laptop case

3. Laptop case

 

You can find the ideal laptop case for any type of Dad. For those blue collared Dad’s a sleek leather option would probably suit best, for those Dad’s that are a little less serious and a bit wacky, why not go for something fun and cheeky!

 

4. Framed photo

 

Frame a recent school photo or fun family memory and gift it too Dad for his work desk. He will treasure the memory and have those he loves with him all day.

 

5. Boutique beer

 

Broaden your Dad’s knowledge of beer and expose him to some exotic tastes he has never tried before.

 

 

For Children

 

In an era that has gone crazy with technology, why not go back to basics and gift your children with presents that help them to reconnect with family and friends.

playing board games

1. Board Games

 

What child does not like to play a good board game? Hunt down the old classics and introduce your children to the games you used to love as a child.

 

2. Retro movies

 

Movies are just not the same as they use to be. The old favorites such as Back to the Future, Star Wars, Beverly Hills cops are all great family movies you will enjoy watching with your children.

 

Who knows you might just start a love of the old cult movies.

yard games

3. Yard games

 

Cricket, Badminton, T ball, Volleyball, Handball, Marbles, Stockings are just a few games that do not need a lot of space nor a lot of people to play. Gifting outdoor games will encourage your children to venture outside rather than staying indoors all day.

 

4. Books

 

The holidays are a great time to read. Everyone is relaxed and chilled and there is nothing like a good book to settle down with on a cold wintery day.

 

5. Designer shoes/clothing

 

As children get older their ideas on fashion starts to change. They are no longer happy with the cheaper Target T-shirt and start to request and take interest in designer brands.

 

Treat your children to items that would normally not be considered throughout the year.

 

 

Grandparents

framed artwork

1. Framed artwork

 

Frame a beautiful piece of artwork your child has created at school that year. Get your child to sign and date it.

 

2. Portrait

 

School portraits are a wonderful opportunity to update grandparents with recent photos. Purchase a beautiful frame to make the photo easy to display.

ginger bread houses

3. Ginger Bread house

 

Purchase a Ginger bread house kit and get your children to make it (depending on their age, they may need your help). Present the finished article to Grandparents on Christmas day and enjoy it with a hot cup of hot chocolate and great conversation.

 

4. Magazine subscription

 

Purchase a year subscription to his or her favorite magazine. You may even like to introduce them to a new hobby or interest you think they might like.

 

 

Secret Santa

 

Secret Santa gifts are not supposed to cost a lot of money. So you have to be creative and think carefully about the person you are buying for.

 

Would they appreciate humor, handmade gifts or something small from a local boutique?

home-made sweets

1. Homemade sweets

 

A beautiful decadent gift that someone has put time and effort into making.

 

2. Novelty socks or underwear

 

Not for the faint hearted… and should be reserved for the office clown.

mulled wine

3. Mulled wine or Eggnog

 

Both are a thoughtful seasonal gift that can be shared over the Festive season with family and friends.

 

4. Personalized mug

 

Consider the persons interests and purchase accordingly. A printed name on the cup is a nice touch, especially for those sharing an office Kitchen or eating room.

 

5. Monogrammed handkerchief

 

Handkerchiefs are a useful gift for both men and women that will not break the bank.

 

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