Gifts come in many forms, so when it comes to finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the newly pregnant lady in your life, practicality may be key.There will be plenty of time for sentimental gifts once the baby is born, but how about gifting an expecting mom something to help her through those months when almost everything is changing in new and exciting ways? It’s the perfect holiday to make sure your mama-to-be is comfortable and well cared for. To help give you gift ideas that an expecting mom will actually use and also you can gift something for the new born baby too., I’ve rounded up a few items I was gifted and a few items I purchased myself during the first half of pregnancy that made it a little more manageable.
Though some may seem a little odd as a gift, (hello, cotton undies!), they just might be a game-changer for your pregnant partner or friend. Baby shower and new baby gifts are a minefield. Should you take one? How much should you spend? Will they use it? Do they need it? Of course an awful lot of it comes down to personal preference, but there are always some gifts that new parents will need. We’ve whittled through the many available to bring you the very best. Gifts that are useful, great value for money, stylish, essential or just very lovely treats that a new mama may not necessarily buy for herself. Finding the right gift for pregnant women can be challenging, which is why we looked for the best gifts available. They are broken down into categories based on their costs and value.
I assumed at first that I’d make do with the pillows I had, but it was not long before I learned that my nights would be better if I just took the advice to get a pillow designed specifically for pregnant women. The PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillowhas over 4,000 reviews and a nearly 5-star rating on Amazon and offers support in all the right places when trying to get comfortable. Get it on Amazon.
A Bundle of New Skin Care for Changing Skin
Pregnancy can wreak havoc on some women’s skin, and the typical go-to products may not work as they once did. Or, if you’re like me and very lucky, your skin may improve. Either way, a refill on an expecting mom’s favorite beauty product, or a gift set like this Drunk Elephant The Littles Set can be just the self-care relaxation kit she needs.
It’s no surprise that all the women get heavy during pregnancy whether from the body or just from the end, a sensible pair of shoes that can grow with you may be key. A friend recommended I get myself a pair of Birkenstocks (or any adjustable sandal, for that matter) that will expand if and when my feet do. Get them at Zappos.
Some Reading Material
There is virtually an endless supply of books and blogs to read about getting pregnant, being pregnant and what to do after you’re pregnant. I found the books I liked best came from personal recommendations from the women I trusted, and “Expecting Better” by Emily Oster was the very top of almost every recommendation list. Oster dives into the why behind the restrictions we place on pregnant women, without overloading you with scary information.
A Gift card Quality Maternity Clothes
I made the mistake of trying to go the frugal route and bought a very cheap pair of maternity jeans. Within 25 minutes of wearing them, I knew it was a mistake. They were uncomfortable and wouldn’t stay in place, plus the quality was awful. Splurging on a quality pair of maternity jeans wasn’t what my wallet wanted, but it was what my body needed. If you’re not sure what the expecting mom in your life needs, try a gift card to a quality maternity brand like A Pea In The Pod , so she’s more likely to treat herself to something she really needs.
An Easily Digestible Read
There is certainly no shortage of rules during pregnancy, but the real question is how many do you follow? Because things are constantly changing, what was a steadfast rule a few years ago may be entirely different now. This new, easily digestible read, “The New Rules of Pregnancy” has been a great point of reference for questions and has not been the information overload some other pregnancy books can feel like. This is a great gift for the expecting mom who maybe isn’t a bookworm, but still wants a guide book for her journey. Get it on Amazon.
Temperature Regulated Bottle
A water bottle may seem like an odd gift to give, but it sure is practical. I became very particular about the temperature of my water once I was pregnant — while room-temperature water used to be fine for me, now it needed to be ICE cold. An insulated, large sized bottle.
Nice Pair of Pajamas
Pajamas were something I thought I could squeak by without turning to the maternity variety. Sometimes wearing a cool pajama and comfy pair of pajamas, tug or twist in places. My maternity pajamas are a joy to me every time I put them on.
Luxury Combed Cotton Labor and Delivery Socks
When pregnant, it is important to stay warm. Somwtimes a pair of comfortable delivery socks can provide with the best comfort also for a more comfortable fit. Plus they have an inspirational message sown in to help her through the most trying times.
Baby Peeking T Shirt Funny
A little humor may be exactly what she needs, and you can deliver it with this adorable Baby Peeking T Shirt. It is available in eight colors and is made entirely of pre-shrunk cotton. That way, it won’t fade or shrink in the washer.
Pink Stork Morning Sickness Tea
Morning sickness is hard to get through, especially in the early months. You can help with Pink Stork Morning Sickness Tea: Ginger-Peach. It is made entirely of organic materials, which makes it a good option since it won’t affect her or her baby’s health. This pack makes up to 30 cups, but larger packages are available as well to help her through multiple months.
Mixology For The Mom-To-Be
Mixology For The Mom-To-Be can help a pragnent lady alot. It provides a series of common drink recipes, that are non alcoholic. In this way mother to be can drink with friends and enjoy without effecting the health of the baby.
PowerLix Compression Socks
As her pregnancy progresses, she will likely begin to feel a sluggishness in her legs. That’s why gifts like compression socks are a great option to keep her comfortable. These socks add compression across her entire lower leg to help keep her legs in good shape. They fight bloating and fatigue as well so that she is more comfortable throughout her pregnancy.
A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide
Nutrition and healthy eating are critical to having a comfortable and safe pregnancy, so give the expectant mom on your gift-giving list a copy of The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start. It provides a set of recipes for every pregnancy month.