It’s that time of year when the thoughts of growing one’s family can feel omnipresent as we’d normally gather together for the holidays. For someone who’s shared their journey of trying to conceive with you, sometimes, acknowledging their struggles through a physical gift can bring them light to what may feel like a frustrating time.
This fertility gift guide is a collaboration between mamas including Emily, founder of MyNestwell, and one who struggled to conceive her baby girl (and ultimately succeeded through IVF) and, Certified Hormone, Fertility Coach and Reiki Master, Nina Boyce of Nourished with Nina. They’re covering the best and most thoughtful gifts for a friend who is struggling with infertility or trying to conceive.
Let’s dive in.
During a time that is stressful and filled with anxiety, reducing both of these is essential to optimizing fertility. So, how best to do that? You guessed it. Meditation is a great place to start. What’s even better is that it can be done anytime and anywhere. Expectuful’s features can get super specific whether they’re going through IVF, getting different types of emotional support or even going through that 2-week wait. An added bonus? If your friend gets pregnant, they even have resources for expectant and new moms, too.
To Buy: $60 Expectful
*A 14-day free trial can be redeemed at expecteful.com/mynestwell.
We can all use a little reminder that we have brightness from within, right? Especially during this stage of trying to conceive. This Shine Bright Charm from jewelry designer, Elia Fulmen, uses the sun in this 14k gold vermeil design to represent life, brilliance and light.
To Buy: $78 Elia Fulmen
Take a fertility test from the comfort of your own bathroom. Yep. It’s as simple as that. Oova is the first fertility test to use cutting-edge image processing to report through a smartphone, revealing precise hormone levels and more fertility answers. And it keeps the user updated about their fertility every day. The Oova Kit comes with 15 urine test strips, a stand, handle, medically-trusted cycle reports and daily action plans. Got questions about how Oova works? We’ve got all the answers in our IGTV “Oova x MyNestwell: What I Wish I Would’ve Known.”
To Buy: $199.99 The Oova Kit
*Use code MYNESETWELL for 10% off your purchase.
We all feel good when we take care of something and nurture it, right? The Sill’s Plant Parent Set is a great gift to help your friend jumpstart their indoor jungle. Plus, live plants can be immensely purifying and energizing in the home. Quick tip: If you join their newsletter, you can get 10% off your first order.
To Buy: $48 The Sill
Speaking of plants, why not get something deeply meaningful to hold it in? Each macrame item is made by hand with love to help its maker, Melinda, afford her own journey to IVF. All proceeds after will go towards others who are struggling with infertility, too. Simply, send her a direct message on Instagram to place an order.
To Buy: $25 Macrame By Melinda May
Made for women by women. We like to think of Nyssa VieWear as underwear with a conscience. Their VieWear™ design features pocket openings in the front and the back of your underwear for her to easily insert an ice or heat pack into to get relief whether having period pain, going through fertility treatments, pelvic surgery, and the list goes on. What’s better? It’s OB-GYN and pelvic floor therapist approved.
To Buy: $32 Nyssa
*Use code MYNESTWELL for 10% off.
Binto helps hopeful moms optimize their nutrition so they have one less thing to worry about when starting a family. Their 4-in-1 Prenatal Starter Kit has everything you need including individual, daily packets of prenatal multi, probiotic and DHA Omega 3—all in one monthly pack that’s perfect for on-the-go, too. Their supplements can help support fetal growth, reduce morning sickness, promote healthy hair, skin, and so much more as one begins their journey to motherhood. We love their packaging and they also have amazing chat support for added comfort along the way.
To Buy: $40 Binto
*Use MyNestwell’s promo code “ittakesavillage” for 20% off your purchase.
What’s better than sustainably grown and farm-fresh flowers delivered straight to your door? You had us at flowers. Fresh flowers can make anyone’s day and they could be the thing your friend looks forward to most when they may not be finding joy in one pregnancy test after another. Bouqs’ monthly subscription plans are super flexible where you can customize your plan, delivery schedule and cancel anytime. It’s the gift that keeps giving.
To Buy: $36/month Bouqs
When we gift ourselves things, we like to lean on the practical side, but why not get a fun gift for a friend? There’s no doubt about it that yoga can help reduce stress, which can help improve fertility. We’re sharing some bright and bold yoga mats from Guru and Manduka that will not only brighten her day but get her moving, too. Get this for a friend who could use a little namaste.
Give the gift of wellness. A MyNestwell gift card allows them to choose the type of professional support they need from fertility coaching, reiki, acupuncture, even mental health support. Gifting them this wellness gives them permission to invest in their well-being. To inquire about a gift card for that special mama-to-be, email email@example.com.
To Buy: MyNestwell Gift Card
If you’re hearing this word for the first time, not to worry. A femometer is an intelligent Basal Body Temperature (BBT) thermometer that can not only sync to their phone but it can track, predict their cycle and alert users about changes to their body. This is a great tool for those getting started on building their fertility awareness.
To Buy: $49 Femometer
This is the definitive guide to natural birth control, pregnancy achievement and reproductive health. What more could you want in a book? This is the perfect type of book to help them understand their body, cycle, and fertility! In celebration of its 20th anniversary, you can even get the expanded version with six new chapters, the latest medical findings and charts.
To Buy: $20 Amazon
These beautiful gemstone bracelets are made to order from this Etsy shop owner and they make the perfect gift to help her on her fertility journey. Everytime she looks down at her wrist, she’ll be reminded that her body is beautiful and capable of doing amazing things!
To Buy: $13.99 Fertility Bracelet
OVRY™ Ovulation Test Strips are great for hopeful mamas keeping an eye on their ovulation windows to conceive. Their testing strips are over 99.2% accurate and help users to detect their most fertile days. Their box sizes range from small, medium and large. Plus, we’re big fans of their packaging, too!
To Buy: $14-$56 OVRY
In continuing these recommended soothing and relaxing treatments, we’re moving onto the baths. Taking a bath is one of the best ways to bring one’s body back into its restful parasympathetic mode, while also releasing toxins and helping the body detox. And this hydrating seaweed bath salt is a great place to start. Encourage your friend to light a candle, listen to some calming music, and enjoy!
To Buy: $5 Seaweed Bath Co.
Dry brushing. Yep, it’s a thing. And it can actually help release toxins from the skin and support one’s lymphatic system. These are all key ingredients for optimal relaxation but also to help balance the body for optimal fertility. Best time to dry brush? After showering or bathing.
To Buy: $10 C.S.M. Body Brush
And there you have it. Sixteen gifts for hopeful mamas embarking on their fertility journey. For more resources and guidance on navigating motherhood, whether it’s you or you know someone else who is looking for a little extra support, know that we got you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re looking for personalized support.