35 Gifts a Pregnant Woman Actually Wants
So your bestie just announced she's pregnant, and she's already drowning in the cute onesies and nursery room gifts. While we're fans of decking out your baby's wardrobe and their playroom, we know your pregnant friend is the real star of the show. We've got 30 essential presents for all the fab preggo ladies in your life.
Made without parabens or sulfates, this nourishing and moisturizing skin care line will give her one less thing to worry about.
Help your favorite preggo get some blissful sleep… at least until she has to run to the bathroom again.
This gadget is so freaking cool. It allows mama to check on her baby’s heartbeat without visiting the doctor, which is key in the early stages of pregnancy when baby isn’t moving around yet. There’s even a cable splitter so daddy can tune into the magical sound of heartbeats at the same time.
Give your expecting friend a little extra support with a soft, wire-free bra that comes with molded cups and removable foam inserts.
Just because she can’t have alcohol doesn’t mean she can’t kick back with a delicious mock-tail.
These all natural ginger drops were developed with GI doctors and can help with bouts of morning sickness (or motion sickness).
This book will guide you through all nine months of your pregnancy, helping a mom-to-be document everything from growing belly pictures and weird food cravings.
This moisturizing blend of shea, cocoa, and jojoba butters can be used during and after pregnancy to soften the skin and help with stretch marks. It’s also fragrance-free, so it will be safe for any mom-to-be who finds herself with a heightened sense of smell.
It’s inevitable that a new parent will be not carrying a diaper bag, but at least help them carry one that’s stylish. This Skip Hop bag comes with a changing pad and has numerous compartments and pockets to keep all the baby things organized, as well as adjustable straps.
This baby monitor has an LCD display and interchangeable lenses to help customize any and all baby viewing options.
For any pregnant woman who is trying to cut out caffeine, these teas have a combination of raspberry and herbs to help replace that daily coffee fix.
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Does the mom-to-be depend on you to keep her laughing through the thick of it? This pregnancy activity book is not only hilarious; it will also stand out in a pile of onesies gifted at your friend’s baby shower.
During your friend’s pregnancy, blood will be flowing at a higher volume, which can cause discomfort (especially during long car rides). These compression socks reduce swelling when your buddy’s belly gets balloon-sized.
If your yoga buddy gets preggers, encourage her to come to classes with you by gifting her this super soft, workout-friendly pregnancy tank.
Give the gift that keeps on giving as that baby keeps on growing. Bump Boxes include a lot of the items featured in this article, plus coupons to other helpful services the mom-to-be might not already know about. There’s one for every trimester: first, second, third, and fourth (AKA new moms).
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This helpful and humorous guide will be a lifeline for that first year of motherhood.
Get your bestie relaxing at the end of a long day when she adds this mix of alfalfa leaf powder, Epsom salt, and lavender to her warm bath. Her sore muscles will be extra grateful for this thoughtful gift.
Help that bump be comfy and supported whether your friend is she’s sleeping, reading, or Netflixing.
If she’s got serious pregnancy brain, get her this shirt so she won’t have to explain why things keep slipping her mind.
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There’s a reason why French children tend to be well-behaved, and it has to do with French parents. This best-selling book provides some insights on a different take on parenting, written from the perspective of an American living in France.
She has already sacrificed margaritas and soft cheeses (how tragic!), but with this belly belt, she won’t have to give up her favorite jeans just yet.
This heartbeat monitor comes with two headphones and allows you to record the baby’s heartbeat. There’s an accompanying Bjingles app that allows the mom-to-be to create an album, play jingles, record messages, and more.
The only things you’ll need to add to this hospital-ready bag that’s full of post-delivery essentials are cozy pajamas and an outfit for the baby.
This best-seller is probably on every bookshelf of every mom you’ve ever met. Make sure your mommy-to-be friend has her own copy, which answers every question she could ever think of related to her pregnancy.
This plant-based balm can be used to relieve chest congestion, pesky bug bites, headaches, and everyday ache and pains. Is there anything it can’t do?
Has pregnancy plagued her with morning sickness, or even worse, all-day sickness? This all-natural, drug-free solution targets special pressure points to relieve her nausea. Pair it with a pack of saltines and you’ll be her new favorite person.
We’re big believers in the idea that if you look good, then you feel good. Get her out of those old sweats and into one of these comfy PJ and robe sets, and she’ll be feeling like her glam self in no time. It also comes with a matching baby gown.
These bath salts are made from the therapeutic Dead Sea and can help with morning sickness, sleep quality, and stress reduction.
Wrap her swollen feet in these moccasin slippers made of waterproof suede and lined with plush shearling wool. These babies are the ultimate combo of comfort and style.
She might be craving ice cream and pickles, but if you get Blue Apron’s meal kits delivered to her home, she’ll be eating a well-balanced diet with minimal effort.
If your friend is the type who loves to cook but needs a little healthy inspiration, this book has nutritional information, 100 easy recipes, and pregnancy tricks to help her eat for two. It’s written by an OB-GYN with a forward from celeb mom Jessica Alba.
These individually wrapped drops are perfect to keep in your pockets or purse whenever morning sickness strikes. They’re made with essential oils of fruit and plant botanicals and come in four tasty flavors — sour raspberry, green apple, sour tangerine, and sour lemon.
Pregnancy is tough, and sometimes the best thing to do is to have a good sense of humor about it. These comfy socks are perfect for walking around at home or in the hospital, and they have cute messages on the sole to remind her of how awesome she is.
Help her get a head start on keeping everyone’s hands clean with an alcohol-, fragrance-, parabens-, and sulfates-free sanitizer.
This lactation boosting cookie mix has blessed thistle herb baked to help boost breast milk, and it also provides a delicious reason to eat a cookie.
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