Gift buying is never an easy task; from trying to pick something up that won’t offend to being unsure if they already have it is extremely tough job! However, knowing what not to get can actually help in finally figuring out what you should get them.
Whether it’s for your wife, girlfriend, sister, friend or cousin, we have the ten presents you should probably avoid buying for the pregnant woman in your life (unless they ask for it, that is!)
Unless it’s a maternity bra or giant knickers - avoid! With her growing bump and bigger boobs she won’t get a chance to wear it for very long, and squeezing into a thong is not particularly comfortable.
Or alcohol of any sort! She won’t be able to drink it and it will just end up hiding under the stairs waiting to be re-wrapped for someone else!
3. Any weight loss related gifts
Avoid, avoid, avoid!
4. Baby clothes
Just because Mum is carrying a baby doesn’t mean you have to totally forget about her! There will be plenty of times to give them cute little outfits and cuddly toys, but until then mum-to-be needs to be treated as well.
5. Pregnancy book
But if you insist, try to choose one that’s funny and will leave her feeling better about herself - not terrified about labour or impending motherhood.
6. Soft cheese
This is never a good gift for anyone – unless you’re going to theirs for dinner!
7. A T-shirt that says ‘I’m pregnant’
The bump speaks volumes for itself, in fairness!
8. Clothes of any kind
A scarf is a good idea because it doesn’t matter how big their bump gets!
9. Books on how to be a parent
A sign that you don’t think they can do it!
10. A dog
They may be cute and cuddly but the last thing Mum wants is another body to clean up after – they’ll have enough to do when Baby arrives.