The holidays are here and, for couples who are trying to conceive, this can be a bittersweet time. It can also be challenging for those who love them. You want to give a gift that is meaningful and shows your support, without crossing over the line of too personal. But where do you even begin? We’ve rounded up a list of gifts that any couple who is TTC will adore.
Visa gift card
IVF is expensive. So are pregnancy tests (especially when you buy a lot of them). A couple who is trying to conceive will appreciate getting a gift carded loaded with cash. Whether they use it towards their parenthood journey or to go out and enjoy a nice dinner together, this will be a gift that is put to good use.
An aphrodisiac-themed gift basket
When you’re trying to make a baby, sex can get a little routine. If you’re close to the couple, a gift basket full of aphrodisiacs can help them get in the mood and make making a baby a little more fun. Load up a gorgeous basket with foods and drinks that help promote sensuality, like figs, oysters, avocados, dark chocolate, honey, and chai tea.
Nutrition store gift card
There are plenty of nutritional supplements that can aid in men’s and women’s fertility. Don’t pick out the supplements for them— that’s best left between them and their doctor. Instead, give them a gift card so they can pick out their own. It’s a thoughtful gift that shows your support for their fertility journey.
Yoga studio membership
Trying to conceive can be an exciting adventure but it can also be incredibly stressful. Yoga can help reduce this stress, making it easier to get pregnant. Find a yoga studio near their home or work and get them a few months worth of membership. Just make sure they offer prenatal yoga classes so they can keep using your gift once they do get pregnant.
A relaxation gift basket
Whether the couple you’re buying for has been trying for 2 months or 2 years, gifts that promote relaxation are always a smart choice. Aromatherapy candles, lavender bath salts, massage oil, and some dark chocolate are all key components of a gift basket designed to help them relax together or alone.
A night at a swanky hotel
Nothing says “let’s make a baby” quite like a king-sized bed in a hotel room that they don’t have to clean. Support their fertility journey by gifting them a night at a romantic hotel. Even if it’s in their city, a night away from the norm can do a couple who is trying to conceive a lot of good.
A fertility bracelet
Sometimes the best gift is a reminder that everything will be ok. A fertility bracelet can act like a touchstone of hope, leaving both partners feeling like they can and will get through this challenging experience. Many fertility bracelets are made of gemstones that are said to promote fertility. Whether this is true or not, the gesture will be appreciated.
A handwritten note
What any couple who is trying to have a baby wants more than anything is the support of the people around them. Trying to conceive can feel isolating. Lift their spirits by writing a letter that encourages, inspires, and blesses them. The simplest gift can be the most meaningful.
The Stork OTC
Last but certainly not least, consider gifting them the Stork OTC. This device allows them to try and conceive at home, with cervical cap insemination having up to a 20% success rate. It’s more convenient and less invasive than traditional fertility treatment options.
What you should absolutely not get for a couple who is TTC
Now that you have some gift ideas for the couple who is trying to conceive, there are a few gifts you should steer clear of. Alcohol of any kind is a no go because drinking can make conception even harder. Pregnancy tests, baby clothes, and products with fertility-related quotes are all well-meaning but have the potential to leave the couple feeling sad.
No matter what you decide to get for this couple, remember that fertility is a personal experience. Give your gift in private (instead of at a party surrounded by people) or allow them to open it when they are alone. While they will surely appreciate what you got them, it’s best to let them keep their experience as private as they want it to be.