December is here and shopping sprees for Christmas gifts are in full swing! If you have a friend going through the IVF process during this holiday season make sure to send her a little extra love.
The holidays can sometimes be a painful reminder for your friend of her desire to grow her family with children. She may be hopeful and excited for IVF but at the same time cautiously optimistic. Help her as best you can to enjoy the festive season by coming alongside her through all of it. Remind her that you are here to encourage her, love her, and be her cheerleader during the ups and downs of IVF.
We’ve put together a list of gifts to help spark your gift-giving ideas. No matter what time of the year it is, we think these would brighten your friend’s day:
Some arm candy for the fashionista friend! It could be fun to find some jewelry pieces that have encouraging words or sayings on them so that your friend can always be reminded of your unconditional support.
Adult Coloring Book
It’s all the rage right now, and a great way for your friend to unwind with some quiet time. Buy her a fun coloring book plus some colored pencils so that she can channel her artsy side.
A cute bath set, essential oils, or even a spa gift card could be a great surprise for the friend who loves a good pamper sesh. A bathtub tray or bath pillow could be a great addition to this gift idea as well.
A Good Book
Check out Amazon’s Best Books of the Month to see if there’s anything new that may spark your friends interest! If she’s more of a tech-savvy person, you can choose an Amazon Kindle gift card so she can pick her own books.
Cozy House Slippers
An actual gift may not be her love language but spending quality time together could be. Take her to lunch, to see a fun show, or have a girls night in if she’d rather hang inside and catch up. Is she the type where she’d enjoy a message saying “I’m at your doorstep, let’s go out to eat!” or would she rather have something pre-planned? You know your friend the the best!
Are there any ways that you’ve supported a friend through infertility or IVF that was meaningful to her? Or if you’ve done IVF, were there any gifts you received that were meaningful to you?