A Gift Guide For Pregnant Women
**NOTE: This post was EXTREMELY popular last year! I’ve updated it with new goodies f0r 2017…Happy shopping! – Kate
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Let’s start with a simple question.
What on earth do you buy an expecting mama that she will actually love and want?! Ok, listen up! I know it ain’t easy to buy gifts for a pregnant woman. (If you’re the preggo mama, send this gift guide to your hubby, family, friends right now!)
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Pregnant women are in such a strange place in their lives. Can I get an amen? Clothes aren’t really an option because nothing fits them the way it normally would, and it only reminds your pregnant wife that she’s not who she used to be! Plus trying to guess sizes is hard for US, let alone you.
A lot of people then stick to baby gifts, but come on. That’s not a gift for her – it’s a gift for the baby! And what baby showers are for.
Here is our top 10 gifts that a pregnant woman will actually want and love. I know, because I’m pregnant, and I want every single thing on this list. Honey, are you reading? Cheers!
1.) The Daily Soul Sessions For The Pregnant Mama book
This gift is good for her soul. The Daily Soul Sessions for the Pregnant Mama book is a daily inspirational – 280 soul sessions, one for every day of her pregnancy. There is room on each page for her to write down her feelings or thoughts or baby movements that day if she so desires. Mamas-to-be LOVE this book: “This is the most real and reflective pregnancy book I’ve ever read.”
2.) High Road Suede Ankle Booties
These ankle booties are absolutely adorable on – See them on Kacey in the pic below! And super comfortable, too. Which is obviously extremely important for an expecting mama. Comfort is key, kids. We love how they look with leggings or skinny maternity jeans. And bonus points because she can wear them now and later after the baby comes. Win win!
3.) Hearth & Hand ANYTHING!
I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t adore something from Chip and Jo Jo’s new Target line! These green vases are stunning!
4.) Cozy Cardigan
This slouchy cardigan is extremely comfortable and light weight which helps when pregnancy hormones get all crazy and she’s hot, then she’s cold, then she’s hot, then she’s cold again. Any cute cardigan makes a great gift for a mama-to-be because, once again, she can make great use of it now (wearing it over leggings and a long tank top) and also wear it next year when the baby’s on the outside. Spit up covered shoulders here you come!
5.) Rodan + Fields Lash Boost
Rodan + Fields
Everyone who has used this eyelash boosting serum RAVES about it. And the before and after pictures are unreal. This is actually what I asked for this year! This baby has sucked out all the pretty (aka, it seems like all my eyelashes have simply given up and gone to hibernate for the winter, or maybe for forever) and this mama needs this boost! I’ve been told by my Rodan + Fields consultant that this is safe for pregnancy and nursing, but please speak with your doctor before using.
6.) Beauty Sleep Elixir Face Oil by Beuti
So, Kate Middleton, aka The Duchess of Cambridge, uses this all natural face oil. I’m pretty sure that’s all I need to say about that. BOOM.
7.) Adult Coloring Book + Colored Pencils
Help her let her inner artist out! Adult coloring books feel frivolous and fun. They are so magical when you just sit down and start coloring in them, though. And once again, the Duchess of Cambridge has been reported to use them as well!
8.) Prenatal Massage Gift Certificate
Going to get massages while I’m pregnant is one of my favorite things to do. First of all, they are really good for you! Healthy and all that. And second, it sometimes feels too indulgent – so receiving a gift certificate for a prenatal massage is absolutely delightful.
9.) Boho Beaded Earrings
I loved wearing statement earrings during pregnancy. It’s one way to add whimsy without being uncomfortable. These beaded earrings are fantastic! So much gypsy soul. I have a similar pair, and I get compliments on them every single time I wear them.
10.) Small Cross-Body Bag
After the baby comes, she will be lugging around a giant diaper bag pretty much everywhere she goes. But she’ll still need a spot for some of her things – like wallet, some cash, chapstick, etc. A small cross body bag that she can throw into her diaper bag, or throw over her shoulder if for some reason she doesn’t need the whole diaper bag, is perfect! I love this easy leather look from Madewell.