Gifts To Your Surrogate During The Holidays
The season of gift giving is upon us. The holidays are here and most people are thinking about what to get those special people in their lives. For Intended Parents who are growing your family via surrogacy, one of the top people on the gift giving list is your surrogate. This generous woman is giving you one of the greatest gifts of all, the gift of a family! It’s a bit overwhelming to think about what to get someone who is giving you a gift so big. Not to fear! While we are certain your gestational carrier expects no gifts, we’re here to give you some tips to help with your list should you choose to give her one!
Time With Family
Gift cards for a restaurant or ordering food and having it delivered to the family can be a great way to give your surrogate a little break from preparing meals and let her spend that extra time with her family. Sending tickets for a family outing to the aquarium or the zoo can also be a great idea.
Time For Herself
You can’t really go wrong with a gift card for a pre-natal massage or a manicure/pedicure at a local spa. The relaxation and “me-time” will go a long way to warming your surrogate’s heart.
Does your surrogate love to read or listen to books on audible? Does she do ink drawings in her notebooks? Has she been craving music other than whatever her young kids are listening to? Get her credits to Amazon or to Audible or a new set of artist’s pens or an iTunes card.
Maybe your surrogate collects sea turtle stuff or maybe you have a passion for Wonder Woman collectibles – giving your surrogate something that’s important to her or to you is a great way to show you pay attention and you care.
Sometimes people discount the gift card as not having enough thought behind them, but really, is there anything anyone likes more than a gift card to Target? If there is, I haven’t found it.
It’s always a gamble to buy jewelry for someone else. But if you know your surrogate’s favorite color and you’ve seen her wearing some amazing chunky necklaces recently, take that gamble! Charm bracelets or angel pins can also be a great way to let her know your feelings around the gift she is giving you.
Sending flowers or cookies or a heartfelt card are still some of the best ways to tell someone you care.
If your surrogate celebrates Christmas and will be putting up a tree, a personalized ornament signifying her surrogacy this year would be a great way for her always to remember this holiday season of carrying a surro baby. Or for Thanksgiving, a tie in to “thankfulness” would be super cute!
Regardless of what you choose, the point is to remember and to do something, even something small. Picking a gift that is personal and important to her is great, but if you aren’t sure what she might like, do remember that it truly is the thought that counts.