The Best Gifts for Pregnant Women

Expecting parents are on an exciting journey, but they’re also preparing for a stressful and significant change in their lives. If you have a friend or family member who is pregnant, you can support her with a thoughtful, helpful gift to let her know that you’re thinking about her.

But finding the perfect gift takes time and can be difficult. That’s why we’ve found the 25 best gifts for pregnant women. These gifts are thoughtful, practical, and often help with some of the challenges that come with pregnancy. In this list, you’ll find gifts that are funny, sweet, and useful. They’re also available at a variety of price points, so you’re sure to find something within your budget.

Top Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women

1. Leachco Snoogle Original Pregnancy Pillow

 

As a pregnant woman’s body changes, getting comfortable enough to fall asleep becomes a challenge. Rather than piling up a bunch of pillows, the Snoogle offers the hip, back, neck, and stomach support that helps ensure a comfortable, quality night’s sleep. It’s a gift that a pregnant woman can use for her entire pregnancy.

2. Bump Box

The first trimester of pregnancy can be rough, and the Bump Box is full of small gifts that are perfect for moms to be during this time. This box has a lighthearted, fun approach, with belly stickers that compare the baby’s size to various fruits and vegetables. It’s also full of practical gifts, too, like an anti-nausea band.

3. The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide

Good nutrition is paramount for both mom and baby during pregnancy, and this nutrition guide walks mom-to-be through the entire process during their pregnancy. The book includes recipes and fact-based advice that simplifies the process of getting the right nutrition.

4. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Gift Set

Moms-to-be can (and should) pamper themselves during pregnancy with this gift set. The set includes soothing foot cream, belly butter, and lip balm, perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. The items are packed in a cute gift tin for a pretty presentation.

5. Tummydrops

Nausea is a common issue during pregnancy, and it’s one symptom that can put your plans for the day on hold. Tummydrops are an all-natural way to manage the symptoms of morning sickness, and the peppermint oil they contain can help to calm bloating, too. Pregnant woman can keep these in their purse so they’re always on hand.

6. Kindred Bravely Nursing & Maternity Sleep Bra

This sleep bra is designed with comfort in mind, and it offers support during pregnancy. Women can continue to use the bra after giving birth, since it features pull-aside breastfeeding access. Mothers-to-be will get plenty of use out of this gift.

7. What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Navigating pregnancy and motherhood, especially for a first-time mom, can be overwhelming. This book, known by many as the “pregnancy bible,” contains a wealth of pregnancy and parenting advice and information. Give this book to moms early on in their pregnancies and they’ll have lots of time to read it and prepare for baby’s arrival.

8. Baby Be Mine Nursing Robe

Soft, cozy, and stylish, this robe is suitable for maternity, the trip to the hospital to deliver, and for use back at home once the baby has arrived. A belt allows moms to tailor the fit of the robe, and a variety of patterns and colors mean that you can choose a robe that fits right in with a mom’s style.

9. Gravity Blanket

It can be difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep when pregnant, but the gravity blanket can make that easier. This blanket uses the soothing power of weight to help relax the nervous system, so pregnant women can get to sleep faster and can enjoy better quality sleep. This blanket isn’t just for pregnancy, and moms, older children, and families can go on enjoying its benefits for years.

10. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Being pregnant and giving birth are major sources of stress and anxiety for women, and this workbook gives women the skills they need to navigate this time and their anxiety. Scientifically proven cognitive behavioral therapy techniques help women to take control of their anxiety for a more enjoyable pregnancy.

11. Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

A nice massage at the end of the day can help to relieve the back and neck tension that develops during pregnancy. This massager features a heat function and three massage speeds so moms can enjoy pain relief and relaxation at any time during the day.

12. Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card

Give a mom to be the perfect way to pamper herself with a Spafinder gift card. Women can use this card to enjoy a massage, facial, or other service, and this card is the perfect excuse for a mom to take some time away from her busy life for herself.

13. Preggatinis™: Mixology For The Mom-To-Be

While moms-to-be have to give up alcohol during their pregnancy, they don’t have to give up mixed non-alcoholic drinks, thanks to this fun book. Moms can indulge in 75 original recipes using herbs, garnishes, and juices, so they can celebrate along with their friends.

14. Dr. Motion Compression Socks

Many pregnant women deal with swollen feet and ankles and the pain that comes with the swelling. Compression reduces swelling by enhancing blood circulation, and these colorful compression socks are light and breathable. Choose from several design options in each set so that a mom has plenty of choices throughout the week.

15. The New Rules of Pregnancy

For new moms-to-be, this book offers detailed advice on maximizing health during pregnancy, all in a calming and down-to-earth way. Written by two OB-GYNs, the book covers everything from diet to dealing with nausea to prenatal yoga and developing a birth plan.

16. Everly Grey Maternity PJs

This versatile five-piece pajama set is a gift that moms can use both during and after pregnancy. The set includes a top, pants, robe, sleep bra, and a fabric gift bag, making for a beautiful presentation. It’s soft and comfortable and a great item to include in a hospital bag.

17. Motherhood Maternity Leggings

Newly pregnant moms will appreciate that these maternity leggings can grow with them during their pregnancy, thanks to a seamless stretch maternity panel that can expand. These leggings are versatile and stylish, suitable for wearing around the house, but they can also be dressed up with a nice top.

18. Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People

For the pregnant woman who loves to laugh, this book offers plenty of entertainment and musings on the reality of pregnancy. This lighthearted gift will liven up any baby shower and with its quizzes, journaling pages, and fill-in-the-blank activities. Moms-to-be will have plenty to do during their pregnancy.

19. Pre-Packed Labor and Delivery Bag

Take the guesswork out of preparing a labor and delivery bag with this pre-packed kit. This hospital bag is ideal for first-time moms who aren’t sure what to expect, and it contains 20 must-have travel-sized items to ensure mom is well prepared when it’s time to go to the hospital.

20. Earth Mama Morning Sickness Tea

Pregnant women who are dealing with morning sickness are sure to appreciate this morning sickness tea. This organic, caffeine-free herbal tea helps to settle the stomach and is formulated by a nurse and herbalist. Individually wrapped tea bags mean moms can take this tea with them on the go.

21. TIOSEBON Comfortable Sneakers

Pregnancy can mean sore feet, but these comfortable sneakers can help to solve that issue. A breathable fabric upper offers plenty of air circulation, while the sole is slip-resistant for safety. These shoes are ideal for wearing around the house, out on errands, or to doctor’s appointments.

22. Expecting You Pregnancy Journal

This unique journal helps women to capture the meaningful pregnancy journey. Pregnant women can capture their changing thoughts, emotions, and hopes for their baby in this journal, then reflect back on and share those thoughts with a child once they’re older.

23. Pink Stork Pregnancy Bath Salt

A soothing bath or foot soak can relieve pain and promote relaxation during pregnancy, and this bath salt makes the experience even more relaxing. The inclusion of magnesium can help with morning sickness, while an evening soak before bed can ease stress and help moms to fall asleep faster.

24. Hydro Flask

Hydration is always important, but it becomes even more important during pregnancy. The Hydro Flask keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours, so it’s ideal for busy women who are on the go. It’s also safe for mom and baby, since it’s BPA- and phthalate-free.

25. AERIS Knee Pillow

Sleeping comfortably on your side can be a challenge anytime, but it becomes more difficult when you’re pregnant. Sciatica and hip pain can make it tough for pregnant women to get quality sleep, but this knee pillow relieves that pain and also relieves pressure from the lower back and knees.

Related Resources 

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Paige Cerulli