If you have a friend struggling with infertility, you may be wondering what you can do to show that you are there for them. You want them to know that they are not alone. Perhaps you aren’t quite sure what to say. Or, you’d like to send them something physical; a reminder that you care, and that you love them.
When it comes to infertility gifts, there are many options to choose from. Together with Steffanie and Ashley, two contributors for Detroit Mom, we’ve put together an infertility gift guide of beautiful, sentimental items. These infertility gift ideas are meaningful, practical, and will show your friend that they really truly are not alone.
According to the New York Times, the pineapple has become a symbol for infertility. Those going through infertility may wear pineapple clothing and jewelry. They may feel less alone when they see someone else with a pineapple, too, knowing they are on similar journeys. As an infertility gift, anything with a pineapple on it would be very sentimental and significant.
Because of all of the procedures that someone going through infertility will go through, a pair of comfortable, cozy socks would be a thoughtful infertility gift idea. We found two great options right on Etsy, so you’d be shopping small, too.
Infertility-themed candles are a way to send a little love–and humor–to a friend who may need it. It’s a thoughtful infertility gift to let someone know you’re thinking of them, and each time they light the candle, they’ll think of your kindness.
Sometimes it’s hard to pick just the right item to show someone just how much you care. You may not be able to narrow it down to just one item to gift. Care boxes are a great way to meet the needs of a friend struggling with infertility. With a wide variety of items in the box, it provides them with a little bit of everything–and a whole lot of love and care.
- IVF Gift Box
- IVF Care Box
- Self-Care Box (put together by a local mama + Detroit Mom contributor)
With all of the medications needed, a medication organizer would make for a practical gift. It would help keep everything organized and in one spot, so it’s easily accessible.
There’s something about putting pen to paper that is comforting. If you’re wanting to send an infertility gift to a friend, consider something like a journal, planner, or calendar. A journal would be ideal for providing a space to jot down thoughts and reflect; a planner or calendar will make it easier to keep track of doctor’s appointments and important dates.
You might also consider sending your friend a hand-written card to let them know you’re thinking of them and cheering them on. Ashley told us that a card is a wonderful way to remind them how brave and strong they are, and how proud of them you are, too. Steffanie found this beautiful note option on Etsy that is a digital download (if card-making isn’t your thing).
If it’s local comfort you’d like to give, don’t underestimate the power of a gift card. Most can even be sent electronically, so you won’t have to leave the house to send a little love. Some ideas for gift cards include getting them for:
- a favorite local coffee shop
- a facial, mani/pedi, or spa services
- meal delivery services
- their favorite store for a little shopping therapy
Plant a Tree in Memoriam
If you are looking for something to do for a friend who has experienced a loss, consider planting a tree. This is a meaningful way to show your friend that you care and you see them as they navigate through this pain.
A holiday ornament would make for a touching infertility gift for a friend. Cardinals are thought to represent a loved one that you are missing. These beautiful ornaments are made by an loss mama from Michigan, so you’d be shopping small and supporting a local business.
When a friend is going through the journey of infertility, it can be incredibly difficult to know what to do or say. You may be wondering how best to show your support for them. It is our hope that this infertility gift guide provides you with a few heartfelt options to show your support and love.