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15 Holiday Gifts That Pregnant Women Actually Want

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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.

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1"You're Going to be a Great MILF" Coffee Mug

SassyGalsWisdom, Etsy

MILF Coffee Mug, $16, Etsy

If you know an expecting mom who a killer sense of humor, this hilarious mug is a great way to put a smile on her face every day. She'll be drinking all her non-caffeinated drinks out of it all day, everyday.

2Spafinder Gift Card

Graceie

Spafinder Gift Card, $25-$500, Spafinder

One of the most relaxing, comforting, and sometimes necessary things a mom can do during her pregnancy is get a massage. It releases tension and can legitimately help with sore muscles or kinks caused by the little one on its way.

3Personalized Ice Cream

eCreamery

Pregnancy Cravings Deluxe Selection Ice Cream, $55, eCreamery

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.

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4Preggatinis Mixology For The Mom-To-Be

Amazon

Preggatinis Mixology for the Mom-To-Be, $16, Amazon

If you don't want a mom-to-be to miss her weekly martini with friends, this is a clever and cute guide to give her. Master mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen created quite a few liquorless drinks any mom can enjoy throughout pregnancy.

5A Bump Box Subscription

Bump Boxes Monthly Subscription, $40-$310, Bump Boxes

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

lifelovecreations, Etsy

Eating For Two Bowl, $16, Etsy

For the stylish pregnant friend of yours who's always claiming that her cereal, soup, or noodles are for two, this adorable dish is the perfect way to make them smile at each meal.

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7Maternity Swing Coat

Nordstrom

A-Line Convertible Maternity Swing Coat, $157, Nordstrom

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.

8A Chocolate Text

Chocolate Text

Personalized Chocolate Tiles, $22-$48, Chocolate Text

If you have something sweet, clever, or funny you want to say, by all means, say it with chocolate. I guarantee it will be one of the most clever (and delicious) gifts she will receive this year.

9"Pregnant AF" Shirt

plumusa, Etsy

Pregnant AF Shirt, $19, Etsy

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.

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10#MomLife Coloring Book

Amazon

#MomLife A Snarky Adult Coloring Book, $8, Amazon

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).

11Pop! Champagne Chocolate Box

Maggie Louise Confections

Pop! Champagne Chocolate Box, $38, Maggie Louise

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.

12Honey Tummy Butter

Motherhood Maternity

Bella B Tummy Honey Butter, $15, Motherhood Maternity

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.

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13Porn For New Moms

Amazon

Porn for New Moms, $11, Amazon

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.

14Earth Mama Angel Baby Pampering Set

Earth Mama Organics

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.

15Snoogle Total Body Pillow

Bed Bath and Beyond

Leachco Snoogle Chic Jersey Total Body Pillow, $66, Bed, Bath & Beyond

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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