As with basically everything else that happens during pregnancy, your last Valentine's Day before becoming a mom (or adding another little one to the family!) can be a particularly emotional affair. So emotional, in fact, that the usual flowers and candy combo might not cut it when it comes to gift-giving (and you can pretty much forget about the bottle of wine, though a glass might be OK!). So what are the best Valentine's Day gifts for pregnant women?
Shopping for a mom-to-be on Valentine's Day isn't the same as shopping for a baby shower, after all. It's fine if your gift reflects her pregnancy or includes her baby in some way, but it shouldn't be all about the little one this time (so no diaper towers, please). Expecting moms might not find the same exact things romantic as they did in years past, but they're still looking to be pampered and appreciated. In fact, they might be looking for that more than ever!
Basically, when you're trying to figure out what to get for a pregnant woman on Valentine's Day, you'll want to ask yourself the following questions: Will this make her feel good about herself? Will this make her a little more comfortable at the end of a hard day? Will this make her smile? Will she want to eat all of this immediately? If the answer to any of those questions is "yes," you're probably good to go.
Oh, and if you're the one who happens to be pregnant? Consider dropping hints to your SO about the following items.
1. Constellation Necklace
Skip the birthstone jewelry idea, because constellation necklaces are all the rage right now — and while she might not know her baby's exact birthdate just yet, the mom-to-be in your life probably knows what astrological sign her little one will be born under. Choose accordingly (and if you're looking to drop some serious coin, head over to Goop for a diamond encrusted version!).
2. Sheepskin Slippers
3. Belly Sheet Masks
4. Pregnancy Support Pillow
Ugh, sleeping whilst pregnant can be anything but restful. A supportive pillow like this one can make moms a million times more comfortable, and it's also a million times easier than trying to achieve similar results through the strategic placing of multiple smaller pillows.
5. Mom-to-Be Journal
6. Preggers Ice Cream
OK, so a big box of pretty much any ice cream makes a great present for a pregnant lady. But these customized flavors from eCreamery are especially gift-worthy (the "Sweetest of Congratulations" flavor, for example, includes chocolate cake ice cream, fudge swirls, and brownie bites). Here's hoping she shares!
7. Ceramic Styling Brush
Pregnancy is the ideal time to make one's beauty routine as "effortless" as possible, which is why we love this brush/straightener combo from Drew Barrymore's new line of hair tools (plus it's pink and has a little heart on it!).
8. Custom Family Portrait Illustration
9. Pregnancy Skin Care Gift Box
10. At-Home Massage Session
11. Super Soft Maternity Undies
12. Satin Sleep Mask
13. Nursing/Maternity Chemise
14. Orange Blossom Fragrance Diffuser
15. Pregnancy Tee
Sometimes the best gift you can offer (especially to a pregnant woman) is a good laugh. This shirt will give her just that — not to mention, it's also a basic black tee that she might just end up living in most of the time.
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