There’s always a buzz to being a part of your colleague’s major life events. After all, you do spend the better half of your working lives with them! From engagement to marriage to motherhood, every step needs to be celebrated for the occasion that is.
Don’t we all wait for that milestone to be unlocked, a work bestie is a soon-to-be-mum and you’re officially a work aunt (or uncle). All the happiness of seeing a friend go through the journey to maternity, it's time to crack open that (non-alcoholic) champagne!
Wondering how to get a magical yet practical gift to commemorate the announcement? Here’s a cheat sheet for the perfect maternity gift according to her personality.
Miss Practically Perfect
This lady knows the layout of the land. She’s ambitious & considerate, worldly yet innocent. She was also your first work friend & the one who’ll be right there till the end. Wondering what to get the ultimate Wonder Woman?
We recommend a personalised Belly Book that will help her document each and every step of the maternity journey. A travel size book is perfect for the working mom.You can personalise it by adding some fun sections like weird food cravings & a photo section for the growing belly.
Every stylish mom-to-be knows this: pregnancy is just another excuse to take things up a notch. With fantastic options available, it’s now easier than ever to shop maternity wear online.
A transitional piece will always be loved as the belly bump grows. For instance, a maternity wrap dress not only looks chic and can be dressed up or down but can also be adjusted as your pregnant body grows. We recommend our Chiara Wrap Dress. It has a full-length silhouette and is made from lightweight modal fabric for a beautiful, feminine drape. Also so easy to style too. Just pair with some gold strappy sandals for a chic, post-work dinner date.
Chiara Wrap Dress, a perfect gift for the stylish mom-to-be
Miss Healthy, Wealthy & Wise
From green juice to keto, this lady’s got a handle on the wellness mantras that make life better. She heads to the gym after a long day and knows how to keep calm with guided meditations. This is one mom-to-be whose kid is going to be a sports champ!
For the health-conscious mama, gift her a Belly Band that’ll support her body during workouts. Also known as a wardrobe extender, the belly band helps maintain a good posture during the stages of pregnancy.
Belly Band, for the on-the-go mom-to-be
The Snuggler likes her comfort above all else. High heels? No, thank you. Sleeveless top? Have you seen the office AC?! She’s very recognisable as the one with the shawl, cup of tea & socks as she goes through the work day.
Pregnancy, for all its advantages, is also straining on the body. Bad back days, change in appetite and aching feet are just a few of the many difficulties moms-to-be face. Why not add a bit of sunshine to her day by gifting her a pregnancy cushion for her office chair? Designed to reduce the stress caused by sitting all day, these cushions support the back beautifully.
Zomato, who? This lady knows what’s up in the world of food. Every weekend, it’s a new spot. Every weekday, it’s a new recipe in her lunchbox. She travels to eat!
With pregnancy knocking, she will definitely be making a shift in her choices (bye-bye Sushi). Gift her a hamper full of organic goodies that she can keep at her desk. From nut butters to organic teas & snacks, it’s a great way to brighten her day up. Plus, you can always replace it with new variations once the hamper’s over.
Whether you would like to explore our suggestions or inspired to go a different way, there are a few tips that can help you choose the perfect gift.
Think about comfort & style: Often maternity clothing, for instance, nursing tops are very practical. Opt for comfort, always, but a little style goes a long way.
Think about the details: Small things can turn a working mom-to-be’s day around - the best seat in the conference room, the cubicle right next to the lift. There are tiny ways in which you can impact your coworker’s pregnancy positively.
Have you made a mom-to-be colleague smile at work? Let us know in the comments below.