Written by Caroline Shannon
December 8, 2022
Cute and meaningful gift ideas for the surrogate in your life. Because, well, they deserve it.
When it comes to buying gifts for surrogates, it's important to keep a few things in mind, namely, this person is carrying a baby (not to mention that it's for someone else which is all kinds of wonderful). And so, the guidelines for purchasing gifts are pretty straightforward—make it comfy, make it meaningful, and while you're at it, snacks are always an option.
Whether you're an intended parent or part of her amazing support team, keep reading for gift ideas every surrogate would love to receive this holiday season.
What person carrying a baby doesn’t need a bit of pampering? Spoil the surrogate in your live with this curated gift box that includes a cozy robe, belly butter, and all-natural skin exfoliant. You can also design your own box and add items like a sleep mask, hand cream, or non-toxic candle.
How does the saying go? Well-cared-for pregnant person, happy life? OK, maybe not—but we’re making the suggestion. Because if there’s one thing we know for sure it’s that every pregnant person should have all of the comforts when it comes to nurturing their ever-changing body. And this package from Spoonful of Comfort delivers the goods, including a snuggly blanket and socks, soothing teas, and a lavender candle.
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Looking for a meaningful gift for the surrogate you’ve matched with? This personalized necklace features an interlocking circle charm, a symbol of the connection between you and the person bringing your baby into the world. Choose between silver, gold, and rose gold.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Surrogates deserve to wear capes. And this mug captures their obvious magic in all the right ways with its cute “I Make Families, What’s Your Superpower?” messaging.
If you know a surrogate who has a sense of humor and a penchant for all things “Friends,” this is the shirt for her. Designed with the famous “the one where …” reference from the show, the t-shirt is a fun pick for the person who likes to let everyone know she’s a proud surrogate.
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There could not be a more on-point gift for surrogates than this delicate gold bangle from Kate Spade. The inside of the bracelet reads “Heart of Gold,” which is really the most accurate way of describing all surrogates.
We are absolutely smitten with this heart map, a design that features the geographic location of two people in the
shape of a heart. If you’re an intended parent, this would be a special way to pinpoint your surrogate’s location and match to yours, signifying the bond you’ll forever share.