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 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? Around $20 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. It’s $20 on Amazon.
Because pregnancy is a pain in the… legs. This would make an awesome stocking stuffer (pun slightly intended) or gift-basket addition to help a tired mama relax at the end of the day. It’s about $21 on Amazon.
Traditionally, harmony balls have been used in Bali and Mexico. Pregnant woman 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 for $33.
Moms are tired. Coffee makes moms less tired. Coffee goes in mugs. There are layers of meaning here, folks. Check the price on Amazon, but it usually sells for around $10.
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! This Monet print *just* came out so she won’t already have it. If you’re looking for their most popular print, it’s Bloom. You can find them for about $25.
Get this for the mom who actually fills out the baby book. It is such a sweet gift idea – she can write letters for her kids to read later, which is bound to be a mix of beautiful and hilarious. It runs around $13. (They also have a Letters to My Grandchild version if you need a gift for a keen Grandparent.)
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 check the price on Amazon, but it’s usually around $30.
Wrap this with up with a sheet cake and you’ll be the hero of the holidays. It’s $14 on Etsy.
Humorous, and she can totally freak out the neighbor kids. You can find this one on Etsy for $28.
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 for $30.
If you think she’d like compression socks that are a little more fun, check out the amazing styles from Compression Z here.
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). The sets range in price from $80 – $140.
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 here for $70.
Pregnancy is hell on skin. No lotion is going to magically prevent stretch marks but reducing the dryness and itchiness of slowly expanding skin is so soothing. You can buy it for around $10.
These holiday shirts from Mamagama Maternity are just whimsical enough, without being cheesy for the pregnant women in your life.
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. It usually sells for around $50.
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.
This is hands-down my favorite bra of all time. It is buttery soft and underwire free. It has removeable liners, which provides a great place to hide some extra nursing pads. Bravado includes a kit to convert it into a regular bra when the nursing days are over. You can find them here.
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. During pregnancy, it can be a great relief to aching hips. 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. You can usually pick them up for around $15.
Bellies are heavy and pull all sorts of body parts out of whack during sleep. This helps little wedge-shaped pillow reduces that gravitational effect. You can buy one here.
It takes a lot of H20 to grow a baby and even more to nurse one. You can buy one for around $35 – $55 depending on the design.
Both pregnancy and the postpartum period lack much in the way of elegance but a great photographer can help glam it up a little.
Have I mentioned that pregnancy hurts? This one is $17 on Etsy.
Back before I had kids I had time to write down the details of every pregnancy milestone. We should buy more pregnancy journals to help assuage the guilt of the half-complete baby book. It’s around $15 on Amazon.
Let’s face it, the only way introverts make it through the office holiday party is with a steady infusion of alcohol. Hopefully, these mocktail recipes will at least give the handfeel of a glass of cold courage. About $12 on Amazon.
Give her the frame with her ultrasound picture in it for Christmas and she can fill it in with the rest later. This one is $10 on 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. It’s $20 on Amazon.
So there you have it, some practical, some fun but what do you think? Anything else you would add to the list?