Expecting parents are on an exciting journey, but they’re also preparing for a stressful and significant change in their lives. This holiday season is all about friendship, family and the people or things you really care about. It’s that time of the year when you don’t need a reason to go shopping or get gifts.
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 11 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.
1. Pregnancy Pillow:
A pregnancy pillow will help her relieve back pain and aid in the maintenance of a comfortable sleep position. This is useful for all 3 trimesters. She is going to be tired of the extra work her body is putting her through. Coming home after a long day to get a good night’s sleep might be a little difficult for her but with these, she will likely get a long night’s rest.
PS: If you have to buy only one item, this is it.
2. Water Bottle: you might think your friend doesn’t need this but a pregnant woman has to always stay hydrated. She is going to be drinking a lot of water now that she’s pregnant than she used to. Add this to your list of gift items.
3. Maternity clothes: your pregnant friend or partner is probably going through or about to notice rapid body weights – such as her breasts and her belly bump – changes depending on what trimester she’s in. She would probably need a change of wardrobe because her old ones wouldn’t fit. Also, remember the maternity bra. This is a great pregnancy gift she will surely appreciate.
4. A Prenatal Massage:
All pregnant women want this, all the time. Pregnancy is not a comfortable time.
Her body is probably going through pains thanks to her pregnancy hormones preparing her body for baby’s arrival.
Then add an ever-changing centre of gravity, and it’s easy to understand why pregnant women spend so much time crying in the bath.
Take our word for it, your friend will really appreciate a day in the hands of a professional pregnancy masseuse.
PS: If you want to secure the lifelong position of BFF, treat her to a pregnancy massage.
5. A Manicure, Pedicure, Hair Appointment:
Throwing this one in because it’s okay to get spoilt and look good while at it.
She might not have the time to take care of herself or even see her toes (thanks to her growing belly), we are a hundred per cent sure that she will appreciate this gesture.
6. Maternity Pyjamas:
Having a baby is expensive. Mostly all the money she’s getting will be saved up for baby’s arrival or spent on baby items. At this point, she’s probably not thinking of herself or what to wear to sleep but what she wears during the day are as important as what she wears to sleep. She needs to be comfortable at all times.
7. Compression Socks:
Many pregnant women deal with swollen feet and ankles. This is what happens when blood gathers in her feet either from standing or sitting in the same place for too long. A pregnant woman might experience severe pressure which can become extremely uncomfortable and painful.
Compression reduces swelling by enhancing blood circulation, and these colourful 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.
This is a very thoughtful gift that will be useful all through pregnancy.
8. Comfortable shoes:
Pregnancy can mean sore feet, but having the right shoes can make this go a lot smoother. Her health care provider will advise that she participates in some form of exercise. Furthermore, without the exercise, the shoes could just help her walk around comfortably.
Shoes like these sneakers with breathable fabric upper offer 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.
9. Burt’s Bees Belly Butter:
As her baby bump grows, her skin will stretch and tighten, which can make for a dry, itchy condition. The Burt’s Bees Belly Butter is a blend of shea, cocoa, vitamin E, and jojoba butter will keep her skin hydrated and help reduce stretch marks.
10. Upsie belly – belly bandit pregnancy support band and wrap:
Depending on the trimester she is in, she will begin to feel the strain of her increasing bump on her body and her back. For this reason, we have put the upside belly on this list. It moulds to her changing shape to provide the right amount of support. It aids to ease sciatic, back & leg pain and similarly helps relieve bladder discomfort.
11. The Mumspring Pregnancy App:
Navigating pregnancy and motherhood, especially for a first-time mom, can be overwhelming. A timely resource like the Mumspring Pregnancy App contains a wealth of pregnancy and parenting advice and information. Imagine all the information she will need to know about her pregnancy all in one place.
By downloading the free Mumspring Pregnancy App, she gets to learn about changes in her body, weekly updates about baby’s growth and development, healthy nutrient, safe exercises, and a lot more.
Recommend the app to moms early on in their pregnancies and they’ll have lots of time to read it and prepare for baby’s arrival.
No matter the holiday, she would find all these things very useful. So, there you have it.
PS: Tell us what you think of these suggestions in the comment section and if you feel like we are missing an item on this list, feel free to share. We’d love to learn from you.