When your wife is pregnant, your main priority should be helping her feel like she's the most important person in the world. Because at this moment, she's growing an entire human in her body, which is perhaps the most important job ever. So when Mother’s Day rolls around, you’d best believe
it’s time to celebrate her. If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for your pregnant wife that will beautifully express your love and appreciation for her, you’ve come to the right place.
When it's time to
shop for your partner this Mother's Day, comfort and convenience are two key elements to keep in mind. What do a pair of super stretchy maternity leggings, a silk pillowcase, and a jar of hydrating body butter have in common? They're all convenient and comforting for someone who is pregnant. Anything that your wife will need during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period is also fair game. Think of something that she needs — a hospital bag or a huge water bottle — and then take that basic thing a step further with something either luxurious or personalized.
Whether you’re in the market for something to help her relax, a piece of keepsake jewelry, or something cozy to wear, this list of Mother’s Day gifts for pregnant women is full of ideas for expectant moms.
1 A belly-pampering kit
This 3-in-1 kit will stock your pregnant partner with all the fixings to make her belly feel pampered. It comes with maternity brand Hatch’s signature belly oil, uber-popular belly sheet masks (yes, they’re as amazing as they sound), and a sheet of adorable, minimalist tattoos to dress up her bump. It all comes packaged in a sleek black box — all you need to add is a tag or ribbon and your Mother’s Day gift wrapping task is complete.
2 A never-ending calf massage
If you’re not willing to give your partner’s swelling, tired feet and calves a rubdown at the end of each day, outsource the job to this convenient home gadget. This foot and calf massager from Human Touch is a great Mother’s Day gift idea for your pregnant partner because it’ll help alleviate some of the discomfort their body is currently going through, and can be used for years afterwards.
3 A happy little case for her AirPods
If your pregnant wife uses her AirPods day in and day out, a new case for her headphones can be a fun and functional gift idea for Mother’s Day (especially if they will help her keep them from getting lost all the time). This sage green
AirPods case comes with with an adorable daisy charm and a loop to attach to her keys or bag. It comes in any size needed for whichever generation of AirPods she has. 4 A belly casting kit
If your love is the sentimental type, then this is
the Mother’s Day gift for your pregnant wife: the Pearhead Belly Casting Kit from Target. It can be used at home to create a plaster cast mold of your wife’s belly bump. It’s an adorable keepsake that she can display at her baby shower, in the baby’s nursery, or just have as a keepsake to remember this time in her life. 5 A cheeky candle in a room-filling fragrance
A scented candle is a pretty standard Mother’s Day gift idea — as long as it smells good, it’s hard to go wrong with a candle. But if you want to give your pregnant wife a
candle for Mother’s Day this year, consider a candle like this one from Etsy seller The Burnt Rose Shop on Etsy. Across the front of the glass jar the phrase “hey, hot mama” is printed in pretty script alongside a blooming flower. These hand-poured soy candles are made in small batches and come in your choice of fragrance. (Choose from sandalwood rose, palo santo citrus, lavender driftwood, vanilla woods, surprise me, forever red, or vanilla pipe tobacco.)
Not only is this gift a delightful-smelling candle that will fill your home with your wife’s favorite scent, but it will remind her each time she sees it that you think she’s hot stuff. We cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure your wife feels loved and attractive during this time. This candle is the perfect way to do that.
6 A gua sha tool for the skincare lovers
If your wife knows all the latest skincare trends and keeps up with most of them, a rose quartz gua sha tool will be right up her alley. If she’s dealing with any water retention in her face during pregnancy, this little gadget can help her clear it away (and supposedly the quartz is cooling and can soothe inflammation, which sounds lovely).
7 A sweet sun hat
straw sun hat from Madewell will be her new best friend over the summer, whether she’s lunching with friends or laying out by the pool. It rolls up to fit easily in a beach bag, and has a flattering brim size that will shield her from the sun without looking like a Westernwear ad, if that’s not her thing. 8 Hydrating body butter
With all of the changes that an expectant mom’s skin goes through during pregnancy, it can be really helpful to use an extra-hydrating moisturizer to keep skin healthy and glowing.
Fenty Skin’s Butta Drop Refillable Whipped Oil Body Cream has seven moisturizing oils in its formula, as well as shea butter and glycerin for added hydration. And if your wife is an eco-friendly queen, she’ll love that this tub is refillable. 9 The viral Stanley tumbler
Among the essentials your wife will use daily both during pregnancy and throughout the postpartum recovery period, a large, insulated water bottle is an absolute necessity. If you want to make sure she not only has something that’s practical, but also super trendy (yes, water bottle trends are a thing now), grab her this
Stanley Quencer 40-oz. tumbler. It’s sold out repeatedly and been picked up in tons of stores, all because people really do love the dang thing. 10 A bathtub caddy tray
If your pregnant wife is a fan of relaxing soaks in the bathtub, you can make her favorite activity even more enjoyable when you give her this
bamboo bath tray as a Mother’s Day gift. It will keep all her me-time essentials within arm’s reach, with slots for propping up books and tablets, drink holders, and a wine glass slot for future night caps. 11 A neutral shacket to wear now and postpartum
If your gal is typically in black leggings and oversized tees, a shacket (half shirt, half jacket) like
this one from Aerie will be a natural fit in her pregnancy wardrobe. The lightweight waffle fabric makes it the perfect light jacket to wear over the summer, when the AC indoors is really pumping. She can leave it unbuttoned over the bump for now, and continue wearing it long after baby has arrived. 12 A pretty “mama” necklace
Help your wife celebrate her mom status this Mother’s Day with a beautiful necklace that lets the world know exactly who she is — mama. From mom-centric jewelry company Made By Mary, this
necklace features a 1-inch vertical bar that reads “mama” across it. Available in gold filled, silver, or rose gold filled, this dainty necklace is a sweet choice for a mom-to-be. 13 A postpartum self care kit
If your baby’s due date is coming up soon, consider a gift to take care of your wife’s postpartum body. From maternity brand Storq, formulated by natural skincare brand Earth Tu Face, this
self care gift set includes everything a new mom needs to focus on healing and restoration after giving birth. The kit includes a yarrow and rose sitz bath mix, coconut and olive nursing balm, and aloe and mint soothing spray in a convenient cloth carrying bag. 14 A silk pillowcase with a zipper closure
Another luxurious Mother’s Day gift idea for your pregnant wife is a
silk pillowcase to help keep her skin and hair in tip-top shape as she sleeps. From Shhh Silk, this standard queen-size pillowcase is made from 100% mulberry silk. It’s hypoallergenic, helps reduce knots and split ends in hair, reduces friction against the skin, and helps facial skin retain moisture overnight. The violet grey color is a beautiful choice for a Mother’s Day gift (and one that she can absolutely pack in her hospital bag), but this pillowcase also comes in a variety of different color choices.
One of the most frustrating things about using a silk or satin pillowcase is that they can sometimes slip off as you toss and turn throughout the night. Because this particular pillowcase has a zipper closure on the end, it will stay put no matter what. For an additional $25, you can also have this pillowcase embroidered with your wife’s monogram to make the gift extra special.
15 Luxe maternity leggings
Black leggings are an essential part of every pregnant person’s wardrobe. If you’re looking to splurge on a luxurious pair of leggings for your pregnant wife’s Mother’s Day gift, the
Louisa maternity and postpartum support leggings from Kindred Bravely are the choice. Made from a high-quality blend of polyester and spandex, these legs are specifically designed to support a growing belly with an ultra-high stretch waist panel, and they have deep side pockets for her phone. 16 A chic overnight bag
If your pregnant wife is planning to give birth at a hospital or birthing center, she’ll have to pack a “go bag” before you know it. Inside of that bag, she’ll need room to pack all of her post-birth essentials from comfy pajamas to socks, slippers, and an outfit to come home in. The
Weekender bag from Béis comes in aesthetic colors, holds a ton, and zips open wide for easy access to everything inside. This will get her excited to pack. 17 A cozy robe for pregnancy and beyond
Though it’s not specifically designed as a maternity robe, the long length and generously roomy style of the
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite robe means that it works well with a growing bump but can also be used post-birth. If you’re looking to give your wife the gift of comfort this Mother’s Day, this is a superb choice.
Whether you opt to get something sentimental, luxurious, and/or practical, these Mother’s Day gift ideas to get for your pregnant wife show that you put some thought into your gift selection.
This article was originally published on
April 26, 2017