Yes, this means I love to receive gifts, but it is giving gifts that I enjoy most. Finding the most perfect, thoughtful gift I can is how I show the people in my life that I love them. I put a lot of time and energy into my gift-giving. It is not unusual for me to be thinking about Christmas and birthday presents several months in advance.
For example, right now I’m waiting for my baby sister to jump on the baby train and announce that she is pregnant. Pretty sure she’s nowhere near trying to have a baby yet! But, once she is, I have the PERFECT gift to give her.
Countdown to Mama creator Stacee and I met in a Facebook group and instantly clicked. It could be the fact that we share the primary love language of gifts! But Stacee has taken her love of gift-giving to a whole new level by creating the Countdown to Mama box.
The Countdown to Mama box is an advent style keepsake box made up of 14 present-filled drawers. When Stacee asked if she could send me a box to countdown to our Maui Babymoon, I jumped at the chance. 14 days of opening presents is pretty much heaven for me!
The box itself is exquisite. It comes packaged in a canvas gift bag, ready to be delivered to the mama-to-be of your choosing. The beautiful note explaining the box and the hospital bag checklist are added bonuses that I absolutely adore. I’m about to have baby #5 and I still can’t remember what to pack in my hospital bag!
Each drawer contains a perfectly wrapped gift, chosen with so much care and consideration. A lot of the time when we give new mamas a gift, it is centered on the baby. Clothes, diapers, nursery items. While mama surely enjoys each of these items, the Countdown to Mama box is full of gifts that are very mom-centered. It is hard to pick my favorite items but the glass water bottle, bamboo nursing pads, zippered pouch and bath bomb are definitely towards the top of my list!
Each day as I opened the next drawer, I did a little unboxing video on my Instagram stories. The videos are stored in my IG story highlights, so feel free to check them out if this sounds like the type of gift you might want to give a mama-to-be in your life. I promise it will be the most talked about, most loved gift at any baby shower!
**Stacee did gift me this box and ask me to share my thoughts on it, but I promise that my enthusiasm for this box is 100% real! It is the perfect gift and I am so grateful I was given one! A highlight of my pregnancy, for sure!