Thoughtful Gifts for Those Battling Infertility
This week on the Owlet blog we’re recognizing National Infertility Awareness Week. We hope that this week we can raise awareness of infertility and provide hope and support to families struggling with infertility. To read more posts from this week click here.
In my struggle with infertility I had good days, and I had bad days. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to have great friends and family support me through the bad days, often times that included thoughtful gifts. Some of the gifts on this list I received first hand, others are suggestions I know from experience might be just what someone needs. So from someone who’s been there, here is a list of possible gifts to give your loved one going through infertility.
Plants or Flowers
One of the most meaningful gifts you can give to someone who’s going through infertility is something to take care of and tend to. Plants are perfect because they don’t require too much attention but, with a little work, can bring beautiful blossoms when they are in season. Flowers are great because they’re non-committal, but still a beautiful reminder that you’re thinking of them.
Date Night Gift Card
Whether it’s a lack of time due to doctor’s appointments or a lack of funds due to expensive treatments, couples often forget to make time for each other. A date night gift card to the movies, or their favorite restaurant, makes for the perfect gift. Quality time with their significant other is sure to take their mind off infertility for the night, and sometimes that’s the best gift you can give.
In the midst of infertility it’s so easy to forget about yourself. Treat your loved one to a day of pampering at the spa or hair/nail salon. They’ll enjoy spending time with you and feel refreshed and rejuvenated to face whatever comes their way. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a little girl time and being treated like a queen?Chocolate
Comfort food at its finest, chocolate is a must have on the gift list for your loved one. Coming home to a box of chocolate after a long day is pure bliss, not to mention chocolate releases endorphins and can reduce stress! Whether it’s Godiva or Nutella, chocolate is the most delicious way to say “I’m thinking of you” to your loved one.
A Friend Who Listens
All your loved one might need is a friend to listen. Friends and family often want to give advice and words of encouragement when a loved one shares their feelings about infertility. That’s great in some scenarios, but your loved one also might just want someone to listen and say “I’m here for you.” Being able to unload thoughts and struggles of infertility on a good friend can often be the best comfort to someone who’s going through infertility.
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