Let’s be real for a minute. If you are a woman, 2017 was a doosey of a year. However, although I feel drained from all the political bullshit, I also feel excited and inspired this holiday season. This year I have been thinking a lot about how to I can be more intentionally mindful with my gift giving. Supporting women owned businesses with my holiday cash this season has been a top priority for me as well as trying hard to think more thoughtfully and intentionally about those on my holiday gift list this season.
In my own mindful holiday shopping research, I have come across some pretty cool items that would be perfect for any woman who is struggling to build her family. So if you are wondering what to get that special someone facing fertility issues this holiday season (or if you are looking to treat yourself), here are some thoughtful ideas from kick ass women owned businesses. Gifting from them will leave both you and your loved one feeling good.
Gifts that Soothe the Senses
It is so easy to feel out of balance when you are going through fertility treatment. However, using our senses to get grounded is a phenomenal way to take care physically and emotionally during treatment. Here are some great products that soothe the senses and help the woman you love feel more balanced.
I am obsessed with New Moon Tea Co. The owner is a bad ass lady who knows how to grow things that she then turns into delicious things like tea. You can’t go wrong with any gift from here. But the Feminine Balance Tea will have any woman struggling with fertility feeling good.
Feminine Balance Tea is designed to help women balance their hormones which with proper lifestyle and nutrition can relieve monthly suffering and aid in fertility. If used daily it can help harmonize the body and relive stress on hormones.
Nothing soothes me more than when my home smells amazing. Aromatherapy is key in the battle against stress. Gift the soothing fragrance of lavender mixed with warm and inviting amber laced with French lavender buds. Each Candle contains Pink Himalayan Rock Salt, which melt and infuse into the air as the candle burns.
The women of Rayne Home Decor have created candles that are hand poured in very small batches to ensure high quality. They also use all natural soy wax grown in the USA and metal free candle wicks and all of their candles are dye-free. All of which is super important to those trying to eliminate toxins that might interfere with fertility.
You know what is a fabulous post-IVF nightly injection reward? Chocolate. The first time I ate Elements Truffles I nearly died.
This chocolate is infused with cardamom, garnished with sun-kissed rose petals and packed with minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium, Cardamom is also a goldmine for essential electrolytes which can be super helpful post-IVF egg retrieval.
Gifts that Comfort
Fertility treatments mean changes physically and emotionally. Anyone going through this wants to feel comfort and deserves to be pampered. Here are some fabulous ideas that will make her feel good both inside and out.
IVF treatments can bring on cramps and backaches. Daily hormone injections can be painful. Warm heat on injections sites can bring great comfort. Help soothe the woman you love with this handmade heating pad from the fabulous ladies at Payne & Comfort.
Their Etsy store has other comforting goodies and you can feel good about this purchase, as 10% of the proceeds go to supporting women’s organizations.
Many women suffer from anxiety during fertility treatments. Weighted blankets provide comfort to those struggling with anxiety, stress and depression. Weighting Comforts weighted blankets are a great way to provide relief to the woman you love who may be suffering while trying to have a baby.
This company owned and operated by marriage and family therapist, Donna Durham. Additionally, Donna partners with Sew For Hope, a non-profit organization that provides sewing machines and sewing classes for International Refugees. Their product is providing the opportunity for these refugees to make a living with artistry and skill.