Mother's Day is fast approaching, but if your partner is currently pregnant, the day can feel a little strange. Particularly if it's your first child, the holiday isn't one you want to overlook, even if your baby isn't scheduled to arrive until after May 13. To get a head start on celebrating this holiday, get your partner a Mother's Day gift your pregnant wife will absolutely adore. And because she won't necessarily be expecting a gift this year, your gesture will be that much more meaningful.
Whether the mom-to-be in your life loves lavish gifts or strictly pragmatic purchases, there's something on this list for everyone. You know her best, so you'll know whether to go for something hopelessly sweet, or help her gear up for the next challenge that's less than nine months away. But whatever you choose, she's sure to appreciate the gesture.
Oh, and here's a quick word of advice. Try to keep the focus on your wife as the gift recipient, and hold off on buying baby stuff for this particular occasion. Your child will have plenty of opportunities to receive gifts soon enough, so it's only fair to put the spotlight on the pregnant person for the time being. After all, each following Mother's Day celebration with your family will be a very different day entirely.
1A Dainty Necklace
2A Tough Phone Case
It may not be the most romantic gift of all time, but a waterproof, drop proof, and generally tough case for her phone is the perfect present for any mom-to-be. That phone is about to go through some stuff. The baby will almost certainly decide the phone is a favorite toy and proceed to turn it into a chew toy.
3Some Fabulous Shades
4A Cool Water Bottle
5A Great Tote
6A Soothing Skincare Set
7A Stunning Hair Clip
8A Fun Read
9A Sweet Sun Hat
10A Fantastic Maternity Pillow
Nothing tops a lovely maternity pillow, and she'll only grow more fond of this gift as her pregnancy progresses. Seriously, it's the perfect time to give the gift of comfort and relaxation, even if that comes in the form of a weirdly shaped, giant pillow that takes up half the bed.
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