Thanks for everyone’s suggestions! We settled on the prenatal massage after getting reassurance that a massage table with a belly cradle is a luxury. Though I do wish I’d gotten Sasha’s comment earlier. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a diaper cake, but it sounds kind of cool (and very useful). Could’ve gotten a diaper cake and a real cake for fun. But I’m sure she’ll love the massage too~
We’re currently brainstorming ideas for a gift for our boss, who is going to go on maternity leave soon. The men on our team have left it to us womenfolks to figure it out. Unfortunately most of us are under 30 and have no previous experience whatsoever with pregnancy. We thought of a 529 for the child (an inside joke), but found out we can’t set one up for an unborn, unnamed, unregistered child. We then came up with prenatal massage, which sounds like a good idea. It’s tailor made for pregnant women and it’s supposed to be relaxing. But then one of my colleague saw the prenatal massage video and wasn’t so sure how comfortable it would be for a pregnant woman to be lying on her stomach on a massage table with a belly cradle in it. Anyone tried it and have any idea how popular they are with pregnant women?
Or any other ideas for gifts to your pregnant boss?
As a pregnant woman working in finance, I think I can make some suggestions.
You could still do the 529 and set up your boss as the owner and the beneficiary, or the spouse as the bene. Then once the baby is born and has a SSN, you can change the beneficiary to him or her. American Funds College America is what we use.
I would love a prenatal massage. It’s something I wouldn’t buy myself but would appreciate the gift. Some of them have the special table but others have you lay on your side and massage from there. I’m certain either way is probably awesome. Pedicures are always worthwhile as it gets pretty hard to reach your toes to do it yourself.
Also, there’s always her registry. You could get something pretty nice if you all go in on it and it’s what she really wants/needs anyway.
Good luck and I’m sure she’ll appreciate whatever you do!
Prenatal massage sounds lovely…
A little pampering goes a long way…
Julie K said:
Why not some gift certificates for restaurants or grocery stores that deliver, or make easy-to-serve premade food? That way, they don’t have to worry about cooking in the first few weeks.
Pedicure/foot massage might be a nice alternative. More comfortable to sit and her feet are probably killing her!
We’ve thrown plenty of baby showers among my colleagues, and we always opt for a good old-fashioned diaper cake.
It’s easy to make, looks fantastic, and definitely will lend a helping hand (diapers are expensive!)
Pink sun drops said:
Oh those belly tables are heaven for a pregnant woman! Think about it – they haven’t been able to lie on their stomachs for 7 to 8 months and are being given the golden opportunity to WITH a massage. Definitely heaven for a pregnant woman!!