Артем Постоев/Fotolia

15 Valentine's Day Gifts Every Pregnant Woman Will Fall In Love With

Ad failed to load

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.

Ad failed to load

Oh, and if you're the one who happens to be pregnant? Consider dropping hints to your SO about the following items.

Ad failed to load

1Constellation Necklace

Sterling Forever

"When Stars Align" Constellation Necklace, $69, Sterling Forever

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!).

2Sheepskin Slippers

Amazon

EMU Australia Sheepskin Slippers, $60, Amazon

Since being pregnant basically makes your feet feel like you've been running marathons all day, every day, a pair of unbelievably comfy slippers is an incredibly thoughtful gift. (Did we mention Oprah loves them? 'Nuff said.)

3Belly Sheet Masks

Hatch

Hatch Mama Stretch Mark Minimizing Sheet Masks, $42, Hatch

Since she's already obsessed with sheet masks (because we're all obsessed with sheet masks), she'll totally flip for these new, belly-specific stretch mark minimizing sheet masks from luxe maternity brand Hatch Mama. (Perfect for Instagram!)

Ad failed to load

4Pregnancy Support Pillow

Nordstrom

Snoogle Chic Full Body Pregnancy Support Pillow, $66, Nordstrom

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.

5Mom-to-Be Journal

Mamentos B.C. (Before Child) Pregnancy Journal, $15, Etsy

Baby books are great, but what about mom's own story? This journal gives pregnant women a place to put their thoughts down before their lives are changed forever, including funny prompts, lists for highlights, and other tools.

6Preggers Ice Cream

eCreamery

eCreamery Pregnancy Cravings Deluxe Edition, $55, eCreamery

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!

Ad failed to load

7Ceramic Styling Brush

Amazon

Dear Drew "You Are Effortless" Ceramic Styling Brush, $110, Amazon

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!).

8Custom Family Portrait Illustration

Etsy

Custom Family Portrait Illustration, $42, Etsy

Ideal for nursery decor (or anywhere decor, really), these customizable portraits are a cute and unique way to show a new mom her family is a work of art in your eyes.

9Pregnancy Skin Care Gift Box

Noodle & Boo

Noodle & Boo Elegant Baby Gift Box, Prices vary, Noodle & Boo

Fill this classic-looking box with up to eight of your favorite mom and/or baby products from Noodle & Boo and she'll be stocked for months. Popular items include the anti-stretch mark Perfecting Crème and Elasticity Oil.

Ad failed to load

10At-Home Massage Session

Giphy

Soothe At-Home Prenatal Massage, $109, Soothe

No promises that Bono will be your massage therapist, but a gift card from Soothe entitles the person who receives it to an at-home massage of any kind (including prenatal, of course!).

11Super Soft Maternity Undies

Cake Maternity

Cake Maternity Cotton Knicker Pack, $25, Cake Maternity

Uncomfortable maternity underpants are a legit form of torture. These soft and pretty hipsters from Cake Maternity will become an everyday necessity!

12Satin Sleep Mask

Perpetual Shade

Silk Sleep Mask, $40, Perpetual Shade

Remind the pregnant woman in your life that it's important she get as much sleep as possible while she still can with this glam (but still cozy) sleep mask.

Ad failed to load

13Nursing/Maternity Chemise

Belabumbum

Nursing Chemise, $59, Belabumbum

As comfortable as an old t-shirt, but so much prettier, this chemise gets extra points for making it easy to breastfeed while wearing (when the time comes and, of course, if you choose to and/or are able to).

14Orange Blossom Fragrance Diffuser

Amazon

NEST Fragrances Orange Blossom Reed Diffuser, $44, Amazon

If there's one thing moms-to-be can't stand, it's anything that smells unpleasant. This diffuser is a chic (and consistent) alternative to scented candles, and it'll fill the air with a freshness she''ll be sure to appreciate.

15Pregnancy Tee

Etsy

"Pregnant AF" T-Shirt, $18, Etsy

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.

Check out Romper's new video series, Bearing The Motherload, where disagreeing parents from different sides of an issue sit down with a mediator and talk about how to support (and not judge) each other’s parenting perspectives. New episodes air Mondays on Facebook.

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

Being A Dog Parent Prepared Me For Having A Baby, Really

I’ve always wanted kids; I was never as sure about raising a puppy. Then I spent six months living with someone who brought home an eight-week-old golden retriever puppy, and I see no way to make it out of that experience claiming not to love dogs. I…
By Heather Caplan

20 Of The Most Popular Unisex Names Of All Time, That You'll Be Hearing More Of For Sure

You might think of unisex names as a fairly recent trend, but the truth is these versatile monikers have been commonly used throughout history (well, some more commonly than others). That's why the team over at Names.org recently compiled a list of t…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How To Have A Date Night With No Babysitter, Because It's Easier Than You Think

After having children, many couples feel that their love lives immediately go out the window, but it's so important to make your romantic life a priority so both you and your partner can be the best versions of yourselves you can be. As we all know, …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

9 Ways Baby No. 3 Made My Family Feel Complete

My husband and I decided to have another baby right after we got married and, well, we had no idea what we were getting into. I got pregnant right away, endured a high-risk pregnancy, and, before I knew it, my third baby had arrived. Together, we emb…
By Steph Montgomery

8 Stereotypes About New Dads That Are *Totally* True

Much like new mothers, new fathers have a lot on their plate. Parenting can be scary and complex, especially at first and regardless of your gender. People want to do right by their kids, after all. And since all new parents are a hot mess, dads are …
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Differences Between Being Pregnant In Your 20s Vs 30s, According To Science

Whether you're planning a pregnancy, or just thinking about your future family, it's typical to think about things like child-spacing, how many kids you want, and when to start trying to conceive. When making your pro/con list, you might also conside…
By Steph Montgomery

16 Moms Share Remedies For Their Most Intense Chocolate Cravings During Pregnancy

For better or worse, pregnancy is usually synonymous with odd cravings. Sure, there are the stereotypical combos like pickles and ice cream that plague gestating women the world over, but there are other mind-boggling combinations, too, including but…
By Candace Ganger

Putting Sunscreen On Your Kid Doesn't Have To Be A Fight — Here's How To Do It

I am almost translucent, so me and sunscreen are basically besties at this point. Even though my children are beautifully deep brown thanks to my husband's genetics, I still slather them like biscuits being buttered because I refuse to take risks wit…
By Cat Bowen

7 Things A Mom Really Means When She Says She Doesn't Want Anything On Mother's Day

Every year my family asks me what I want for Mother's Day, and every single year I tell them the same thing: Nothing. So, by now, they know that when I say "nothing" I absolutely do not mean "nothing." In fact, there are more than a few things a mom …
By Candace Ganger

19 Moms Share The Way They Cured Their Pregnancy Comfort Food Cravings

I was obnoxiously sick during the first trimester with, "lucky" for me, both of my pregnancies. For the first three months I lived on saltines, lemonade, and fresh bread. Once I was able to eat, however, all I wanted was savory and sweet comfort food…
By Dina Leygerman

8 Fascinating Facts About Babies Born In May, The Luckiest Month Of All

The height of all things fresh and springy, May is an excellent month to have a baby. It's a time of growth, graduations, and outdoor celebrations. And these fascinating facts about May babies will give you more reasons than ever to appreciate childr…
By Lindsay E. Mack

I Used To Judge Formula-Feeding Moms — Until I Became One

The other patrons in the hip Brooklyn restaurant probably couldn’t care less what I was feeding my baby, but I’ll always remember the shame I felt as I quickly mixed up his bottle of formula in front of them. I admitted to my childless friend that I …
By Katherine Martinelli

7 White Lies It’s Necessary To Tell To Keep Your Relationship Healthy

Telling lots of lies typically isn't associated with a healthy, strong, lasting relationship, and that's still certainly true, but not all lies are exactly the same. Though you've probably heard from someone at least once or twice that the lie they t…
By Lauren Schumacker

The Skinny Jeans That Saved Me Postpartum

Accepting my post-pregnancy body is hands-down one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It’s something that I still work on every single day. During my first pregnancy, I was 20 years old, so I managed to bounce back quickly. In fact, I dropp…
By Allison Cooper

7 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say They Feel Safe

In those first weeks of new motherhood, it can feel like you need an interpreter for your newborn. With their limited means of communication, figuring out what message your baby is trying to get across to you can be a challenge. With time, however, y…
By Kimmie Fink

Here's Why Dogs Are Obsessed With Babies' Poop, According To Science

Most family dogs seem to understand babies, and they're more than happy to make friends with the newest member of the pack. It's adorable... for the most part and until you go to change your little one's diaper. Suddenly, you're wondering why dogs ar…
By Lindsay E. Mack

6 Signs You're Meant To Have A Big Age Gap Between Kids

There's a five year age difference between my two children, to the day. Their age gap wasn't planned but, for a variety of reasons, works well for our family. And since I was so focused on having a second baby, I totally overlooked the signs that wou…
By Candace Ganger

13 Unique (& Totally Not Mainstream) Mother's Day Gifts For The Hipster Mom

Hipsters thrive on being outside the norm and not really digging anything considered "mainstream." Whether it's in their fashion, what music they listen to, the books they read, or how they enjoy beverages, there's just something that makes them dist…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Here's How To Introduce Your Pet To Your Baby & Make Everything As Calm As Possible

Our home, which we lovingly refer to as “the funny farm,” is filled with four-legged family members. We have two crazy beagles and two cat jerks, and boy are they loved and spoiled. (As they should be.) But we are now finally having a baby of our own…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Here's The Right Birth Method For You, According To Your Zodiac Sign

If you're pregnant, you've probably given childbirth some serious thought. Some moms-to-be prepare a meticulous birth plan, while others are comfortable just going with the flow. And me? Well, I made a plan... but that plan was useless when faced wit…
By Steph Montgomery

My Dog Knew I Was Pregnant Before My Family Did

Growing up, I was 100 percent sure I'd be a mom one day. To a dog, that is. My baby plans came later. And once my husband and I were sure we wanted both a dog and a baby, we'd add to our joint dog-and-baby name list over Sunday brunch or on date nigh…
By Melissa Mills
)}