surrogate gift givingIntended parents frequently ask about gifts for their surrogates. While gifts are neither obligatory nor anticipated, many IPs wish to show their gratitude with small tokens of appreciation throughout the surrogacy journey, especially at Christmas time.

When Shared Conception pairs a surrogate with prospective parents, we provide the surrogate’s ‘favorites’ list. This document serves as a tool to familiarize you with your surrogate, aiding in the thoughtful selection of gifts.

Here are some gift ideas for your surrogate:

  1. Prenatal massages are a great way to manage the aches and pains of pregnancy.
  2. A pregnancy survival box (this can include things like lotions, comfy slippers, a warm blanket, candles, etc.)
  3. A meal prep or delivery gift card make a great gift. Hello Fresh, DoorDash, UberEats are all examples of meal options. Taking this responsibility off of your surrogate can be a huge help. If your surrogate isn’t on bed rest, you can always send a gift card to her favorite restaurant so she can take her family out for the night.
  4. Hand-made gifts come in so many different varieties and are so meaningful and personalized.

If your surrogate has her own children, consider getting them something small as well. This is a great way to help her children feel involved and appreciated as well. Gifts aren’t the point of the holiday season, so don’t worry too much about it. Many times, the best gift you can give is to just spend some time with your surrogate and catch up with her on how she is feeling.

Interested in Surrogacy or Becoming a Surrogate?

Surrogacy journeys foster a special bond unlike any that you will ever have. If you any questions or are interested in surrogacy or becoming a surrogate, give Shared Conception a call today.