Best Gifts for Pregnant Women
Looking for some of the best gifts for pregnant women? Here are some pregnancy-related presents for the mom-to-be in your life, whether she’s a good friend, the mother of your child or a co-worker who you’d like to give a funny Christmas or Mother’s day gift.
THE Best Gifts for Pregnant Women
If she’s ready to pop with the champagne corks of New Year’s, then how about these wine labels to stick on her favorite vino? Not recommended for first trimester moms who will hit you over the head with the bottle, because who wants wine they can barely drink for another six months? Find them on Etsy.
The important thing about this shirt is that you get to give her a gift that implies the word “fuck” without her grandmother noticing. Amazon.
Traditionally, harmony balls have been used in Bali and Mexico. Pregnant women wear it on a long necklace during their pregnancy so the gentle chime soothes the baby in the womb as the mother moves. After the baby is born, mom wears it on a shorter necklace, that it can be played with by the baby while nursing. It had believed to be extra soothed by the sound because he/she associated it during the time in the womb. You can find this one on Etsy and an assortment of different styles here.
She can write letters for her kids to read later, which is bound to be a mix of beautiful and hilarious. You can buy it here.
(They also have a Letters to My Grandchild version if you need a gift for a keen Grandparent.)
So you know how your fingers can swell during pregnancy? This company makes very cool flexible silicone rings. You can get one that looks close to a metal wedding band or get fun colorful ones for stacking. Either way, they won’t have to be cut off your hand because your fingers swelled up like cocktail sausages. You can find them on their site.
This nifty piece of stretchy fabric can act as a car seat cover to keep your baby warm or cool, depending on the weather. You can still access the carrying handle and your baby gets some airflow. Take it off and use it as a nursing cover. They also say you can use it as an infinity scarf but there are no pictures of that, so if you get one, let us know how it looks! I love this Monet print , but they have tons of different patterns. If you’re looking for their most popular print, it’s Bloom.
This will get a good laugh until she has to pick up a sock off the floor and she realizes the brilliance of these. Amazon.
I wish this book had existed when I was having my kids. At least I now have a default baby shower gift for pretty much anyone with a well-tuned sense of humor! It’s real life made funny. Activities for each trimester, including:
- Mazes: Make it from Your Desk to the Bathroom Without Throwing Up
- Lists: How to Register Without Crying
- Journaling: Yoga Teachers (Also Your Mom Friends, Your Parents, People on Facebook, All Articles, and Everyone You Meet) Want to Tell You How to Give Birth, But You Don’t Have to Listen
- Quizzes: Which $1500 Stroller is Different?
Talk about a great gift for pregnant women. A heated massager for lower back pain. Plus, it has an almost perfect review score from over 400 people – one or two of those had to be achy pregnant ladies. You can shop it on Amazon.
Wrap this with up with a sheet cake and you’ll be the hero of the holidays. Etsy.
Humorous, and she can totally freak out the neighbor kids. You can find this one on Etsy. Also, check out 21 Funny Maternity T-Shirts That’ll Make You Giggle if you’re looking for a fun tee.
These beautiful watercolor portraits of her belly, the family, or the baby are eye catching and customizable. The artist will paint from a photo, or do a live session if you happen to live in Portugal or somewhere she is visiting. Either way, she says she takes the time to get to know the family – honestly, it sounds like half therapy, half painting. It looks like the large print is around $400.
If I say “compression socks” what do you think of? I think of someone’s grandfather in calf-length black pantyhose. Belly Bandit just came out with these cute knee-highs with contrasting colors and a scalloped top are not your grandfather’s sock-hose-things. (Here’s a post on why compression socks are so awesome during pregnancy.) If you’re getting them for your significant other, make sure to throw in a foot rub, too. You can find them on the Belly Bandit site.
Capture milestone memories with weekly journaling prompts and space to paste in photos and ultrasounds. Includes advice on self-care and baby care and laugh-out-loud quotes about the reality of pregnancy and the craziness of new parenthood. Amazon.
The ginormous part of pregnancy only lasts a few months. A few, seemingly never-ending, months. So maybe go with something that can pull double duty through pregnancy and into postpartum? I wanted nothing more after expelling an entire human than to curl up in some cozy jammies (and mesh underpants). You can shop them on the site.
Okay, so iron deficiency isn’t sexy, but it sure is common in pregnant people. The Lucky Iron Fish is an easy safe way to add iron to your food or water without changing the taste and releases between 5 and 10mg of iron per use. You can read more about it here or pick one up on Amazon or from the Lucky Iron Fish site.
The limited-edition shoes are full of cheer, glow in the dark, tap into my Stranger Things obsession AND are super-comfy (TOMS is one of our top picks to wear during pregnancy) plus, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need with every purchase. You can find them on the TOMS site.
This set called A Little Something for Mama-to-Be!, has six travel-sized products from Earth Mama’s amazing line. It includes Ginger Fresh Deodorant, Morning Wellness Castile Body Wash, Belly Butter, Belly Oil, and an Orange Ginger Lip Balm. You can pick up the set on the Earth Mama site.
These can be customized with names and phrases to make it super personal. Etsy.
There is a good reason the Snoogle shows up on every “best gifts for pregnant women” list. It’s magic. It does tend to steal all the bed space but consider that preparation for after the baby arrives. Amazon.
These are fun. These are practical. And these get that poor girl a foot rub. They have all kinds of fun sayings.
These are really gorgeous shoes that are crafted by unicorns somewhere and they are surprisingly comfy. Plus, they make you look pulled together even when you aren’t. They have a cult-like following – just type #teiks on Instagram and Oprah loves these shoes. OPRAH! You can check them out here.
Pregnancy hurts. Joints are moving, muscles are stretching, and basically, she’s growing a human inside herself. She may be stressed about all the upcoming changes. A massage will help all of those issues.
There is a lot of “in between”time during pregnancy. The time when your pants are tight but maternity pants are too big. When your bra is strained but you don’t want to buy a new one before the baby gets here. These make great stocking stuffers and are useful postpartum as well. You can find the bra extender here and pants extender here.
You may not know the many uses of the beloved exercise ball. It can be a great relief to aching hips during pregnancy. Certain stretches can help turn a malpositioned baby. I’m fairly sure I wouldn’t have survived the newborn stage without one (or three). We would strap our babies into a carrier and bounce them to sleep. Every damn night. For months. I found this one on Amazon.
Premium insulated bamboo drinkware that is triple-walled and vacuum-insulated. It comes with a removable infuser (hello, herbal tea) and have a wide mouth so it can hold ice cubes. They donate 3% of profits to clean water initiatives. You can find them on the site.
The gender-neutral artwork with guided sections provides space for every family to record moments from pregnancy to age five. Amazon.
It has 45+ delicious, plant-based mocktail recipes carefully crafted to deliver essential nutrients and antioxidants, and target common pregnancy symptoms. Amazon.
This handy gadget may look a little like a hybrid plant hanger and torture device but at least it doesn’t look like a vibrator. Amazon.
This keepsake necklace has two dainty wire-wrapped gemstones with one hand-stamped arrow and one hand-stamped initial. The arrow symbol is meant to represent protection for the wearer. Buy it here.
The folks at eCreamery make these delicious premium ice cream collection. Each handcrafted pint is named with a special title. Buy them here.
If she’s concerned about some of the harsh chemicals that can go into regular polish – these high pigment nail lacquers are “8 Free” – no Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dbp, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Or Tphp, in any of their formulas. Throw in a gift certificate to your local spa if you want to amp it up a bit. Buy them here.
They create personalized nursery art using a recording of your baby’s heartbeat. Buy them here.
I mean, c’mon. Who on the planet won’t sing along to this sucker? You can buy it here.
Anyone who is going to get a person out of them is truly badass. These hand-poured candles are made with all-natural vegan soy wax and come in an 11 ounce Rock Glass container. Buy it here.
This is an inflatable maternity pillow raft with a hole to lie on your stomach during pregnancy. The holo can be used on land or water and is great for when you just want to relax and want to lie on your tummy. You can buy it here.
Fund a woman’s safe birth in a developing country through Kangu.org. You can find a woman to support by age, country or even due date and fund $10 or more of her safe birth services. (It would be cool if she had the same due date.)
So there you have it, some practical, some fun but what do you think? Anything else you would add to the list?
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