15 Holiday Gifts That Pregnant Women Actually Want
When it comes to getting gifts for pregnant friends, falling into the plain Jane trap of bottles, onesies, and diapers is far too easy. Sometimes it's hard to think of the perfect clever, humorous, or even creative gift to give an expecting family member during the holidays or the next time you see your expecting best friend. No worries, though, because a holiday gift guide: gifts for pregnant women edition will solve that problem in no time.
Whether you want to take a humorous approach, get personal, or provide them with their number-one favorite thing (food), there are plenty of gifts to give to a pregnant woman that will remind them that their pregnancy is as much about them as it is their baby. And whether you know the mom-to-be very well or have only met her a few times, these pregnancy gifts are bound to make any expecting mama pretty thankful.
Most importantly, don't forget a hilarious, honest pregnancy card to add a special touch to your perfect holiday gift for your pregnant pal. Now get shopping.
1. "You're Going to be a Great MILF" Coffee Mug
2. Spafinder Gift Card
3. Personalized Ice Cream
I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I (or any other mom-to-be I know) craved ice cream throughout their pregnancy. And it's not always normal ice cream either — jalapeños mixed with dark chocolate ice cream was a favorite of mine. The best part of this ice cream gift is you can have it delivered at any time and customize both the flavor and the message. I'd go out on a limb and say this company was birthed with pregnant women in mind.
4. Preggatinis Mixology For The Mom-To-Be
5. A Bump Box Subscription
For the gift that just keeps on giving, a subscription box is always a fun idea. Not only will this box personalize its contents for each trimester of her pregnancy, but it will also be a comforting reminder that you're always thinking of her every time she sees it on her doorstep.
6. "Eating For Two" Bowl
7. Maternity Swing Coat
I cannot convey how many times I found adorable maternity clothes that I couldn't wear after I had my little one, or had clothes I loved but couldn't fit into during pregnancy. An adorable convertible swing coat is a stylish gift that totally solves the problem of what to wear during and after pregnancy.
8. A Chocolate Text
9. "Pregnant AF" Shirt
At some point, many moms reach the stage of pregnancy where everything is said and thought in the most blunt and obvious way. I can vividly remember thinking "pregnant AF" every time someone asked how far along I was by the time I reached my third trimester, and I know I wasn't the only one. That's exactly why this clever shirt is the catchiest humorous gift for an expecting mom.
10. #MomLife Coloring Book
Nothing says fun, clever, and creative gift like an extremely relatable yet snarky coloring book for moms. As ridiculous as it may sound, coloring books are actually a pretty good source of stress relief as well. So along with a few laughs, you'll also be helping a mom-to-be unwind and relax (before and after baby).
11. Pop! Champagne Chocolate Box
Since your pregnant friend probably isn't celebrating with real champagne anytime soon, this box of chocolates is a clever 'pop!' of color to take its place. Who wouldn't be surprised to receive these adorable treats? And the fact that chocolate is listed twice on this list is not an accident.
12. Honey Tummy Butter
Whether you're just starting your pregnancy journey, about to pop, or already have a brand new baby in your arms, this tummy honey butter is a wonderful gift to receive. Using cocoa, shea, and aloe vera, the butter is not only supposed to help with stretch marks or dry skin, but also soothes itchiness.
13. Porn For New Moms
Want to really dive into what moms-to-be and new moms like? Ask them how their fantasies have changed. If that's a little out of your comfort zone, however, no worries. Get them this Porn for New Moms book instead, with gobs of attractive people doing all the things moms really want other people to do for them.
14. Earth Mama Angel Baby Pampering Set
Earth Mama Angel Baby Pampering Set, $20, Earth Mama Organics
This calming set of products is made specifically to make women feel happy and peaceful during during and after pregnancy. With some comforting body wash, smooth body butter, yummy tea, and more, this is the perfect gift to give.
15. Snoogle Total Body Pillow
No pregnancy is complete without the perfect snuggle pillow. It may start out as a comforting thing, but I can't even imagine how many times it segues into a legitimate tool to help expecting moms sleep, even after they've had their baby. So if you want to be provide literal support for a mom friend, this pillow is the way to go.
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