Pregnancy Gift Guide: 15 Gifts Every Mama-To-Be Will Love

Congratulations, future baby mama on your little bundle of joy! Pregnancy is a beautiful, powerful, incredible journey, and being a mom is a heck of a job. And if you’ve been there before, you know…despite the nausea, swollen feet, and can-never-get-comfy sleep positions, this is the time to take advantage of some R+R before joining the 3am club. 

Whether you’re the future godmama, best friend, husband, partner, or co-worker, you’re probably wondering what kind of gift to get your favorite expecting lady friend. And while some mamas are on it, registry and all, here’s what they always seem to leave off the list: gifts for themselves (mama registry, anyone?).

Luckily, we did the heavy lifting for ya and promise not to make too much of a dent in your wallet *wink.* These options would also be great if you were making a holiday gift basket, or if you wanted to get her that gift you’ve been eyeing on her registry plus a little something something just for her.

So sit back, relax, and browse through this list we put together of 15 amazing gifts for the pregnant mamas in your life. Go ahead and add your favorites to your bag while you’re at it. Your holiday shopping starts now.

Presents for the mama who just found out 

Let’s start with some of our favorite MVPs to support her and her growing bump.

Pregnancy Starter Set 


It’s hard to know what she *really* needs during pregnancy… but that’s what we’re here for, friend! This handy set of three best-sellers will help her transition easily in and out of her pre-preggo wardrobe (thank ya very much, Bellaband). Plus it includes our fan favorite seamless cami and stretch-with-you leggings that are uber-comfy and layer-friendly. Each is sold separately, but you can save $15 when you bundle all three together. This is what we like to call a no-brainer. 

Mama Lounge Bra


Motherhood is a full-on, 24/7 job, and it doesn’t matter what kind of mama you are: we *all* need our do-nothing time to regroup and recoup. Cue the comfy underpinnings...This lounge-worthy favorite is made out of softer-than-soft sustainable modal fabric (fun fact: it uses 20 percent less water than cotton!). And sure, she’d never dream about wearing a bra to bed pre-pregnancy, but times are a-changin’. The comfortable bottom band gives her growing breasts the support they need for a restful night’s sleep. Now that’s a holiday gift any expecting mom can get behind! Pair with the matching Mama Boyshort to gift her the full set.

Pipette To Mama With Love Set


This is our favorite “bow and go” skincare set for the lazy gifter (guilty as charged)... but in this case, easy peasy does not mean basic. Formulated with Pipette’s hero skincare ingredient squalane, this gift set of body wash, body lotion, and belly butter (plus an amazing exfoliating brush!), lets her *really* indulge in some me-time moments with good-for-her-skin ingredients. Even if she never cared about clean ingredients before, chances are she does now… and Pipette’s known for its plant-based, non-toxic performers. They also make a set for babe...such sweet and easy gifts for the whole fam! Consider your holiday gifting done.

Fashion Forms Bra Extenders


Now this is a gift she probably doesn’t know she needs yet, but when her breasts grow from C to DDD in just a matter of months, trust us she’ll be thanking ya! At Ingrid+Isabel, we’re all about conserving what’s good and already working for you… and that means incorporating little hacks here and there to keep on wearing your pre-pregnancy clothes. These handy little bra extenders should be in every pregnant mama’s toolkit to keep her favorite bras on rotation. Two more inches of room? Yes please. Plus, it’s only $8 for six extenders (two nude, two black, and two white)... we know a nice little holiday gift add-on when we see one!

For the cozy mama

Meet her soon-to-be-cold-weather favorites… because baby, it’s chilly outside. 

Matching Mama + Babe Beanies 


A gift to sleigh beanie season? We got two for ya. This set of matching chunky cable knit beanies will keep her and her little one’s heads nice and warm during the cold winter months. And practicalities aside, they’re both just so stinkin’ cute. ‘Lil babe with a giant pom pom on his head? Dying. And a bad hair day for mom? We don’t know her. #Twinning through all the seasons is our move. 

Ultimate Nursing Pullover


Cozy, comfy, cool… this active pullover sweatshirt checks all the boxes and then some. It’s our favorite everyday essential for all the mamas out there who put the “m” in multitasking. Whether she’s lounging at home, running errands, or going on a run, this is the hoodie that’s up for anything. Best of all, it flexes from pregnancy to postpartum with a nursing-friendly half zip. Oh, and it’s made from recycled materials so Mother Earth approves too! Go all in and make it a set with the matching jogger pant. The future mama in your life will thank ya.

Motif Compression Socks


Pregnancy swelling is The. Worst. But these compression socks (along with lots of elevated feet time) will help her pull through. They’re medical grade with just the right amount of compression to help alleviate swelling, varicose veins, and promote healthy blood circulation. They’re also easy to put on and actually super cute… a huge compression sock win if ya ask us. We’ve been on the hunt for the best compression socks around, and these, gift givers, are it.  

For the on-trend mama 

Cue the styles that’ll make her pre-bump clothes jealous. Really.

Reversible Sherpa Jacket


It’s officially chilly out, and all expecting moms deserve a cozy jacket that *actually* fits them (bumpin’ out in the cold = no bueno).  This new-for-the-season sherpa is warm and weatherproof thanks to its genius 2-in-1 design. She can flip it inside out to stay warm and dry, with a waterproof outer shell and soft sherpa lining. Then it can be worn in reverse during dryer conditions for an on trend laid-back look. It’s that effortlessly cool closet staple that’s a fit for every trimester. Go ahead and add it to your cart already. #noregrets

Paige Noella Straight Leg Jeans


Leggings and sweats probably aren’t in the trendy mama’s everyday rotation like the rest of us. But this pair of premium denim from Paige feels like the next best thing. With super-stretch fabric plus a comfy fit, they’ll take her through all nine months and still give her that elevated look she loves (see: straight leg silhouette). We love that the inset panels blend right into the under-the-belly waistband so she can even wear this pair with shorter tops. Basically it’s the anti-maternity maternity jean she didn’t even know she needed.

Mama Necklace


The gift of bling is always a good idea, and this dainty gold necklace easily sells itself. Especially for the expecting mama who likes a little bit of luxury in her life (*hint hint* hubs). We love that it’s 14k gold and handmade in California, with delicate “mama” script giving a low-key nod to her title. Pair it with a heartfelt note, and she’s guaranteed to shed happy tears. Now that’s how to holiday, fellas. 

For the self-care mama

Explore good-for-her goodness waiting to be unwrapped. 

The Oil


For overall mind and body wellness, we *really* believe in the power of skincare… especially during the time when a mama’s body is undergoing peak changes. And for as long as she’s still home to that tiny angel growing inside her, know that ingredients really do matter (they of course matter after too if you ask us!). This pregnancy belly oil is made with only the best botanicals to help her tackle dryness, tightness, itchiness, and stretch mark prevention. And in case that’s not gift-worthy enough for you, the formula’s got a blissful hint of rose and the glass bottle and gorgeous packaging is just waiting for a bow. Trust us on this one… her bump’s gonna love it. Read more about it here

8 Sheep Organic Sleepy Lotion


If you happen to sleep next to one, you know… 78 percent of pregnant women suffer from insomnia. But that’s exactly why 8 Sheep Organics came to be. Handcrafted by an expecting mama struggling to get shut eye, this 6-ingredient non-toxic sleepy lotion has helped thousands of moms fall (and more importantly stay) asleep. Powered by a pure magnesium blend, there’s even a version tailored for babies and toddlers, 3 months and up! You know what they say...the best gifts are the ones you get for yourself too. 

Premama Energy Boost 


We love this all-natural drink mix for the mama who misses her caffeine even more than wine (yes, she exists). It’s stimulant-free (aka safe for babe) and packed with plenty of vitamin B so it’s also a great choice for the mama who’s trying to conceive. It comes in convenient and travel-friendly packets that are naturally flavored for her watermelon fix. Plus the formula’s gluten-free and non-GMO. Don’t let her fool ya, growing a human is exhausting. We’re sure she’d appreciate a Premama boost. 

Pink Stork Pregnancy Flakes 


A nice and longgg <100 degree bath is pregnancy wellness 101, and these magnesium-packed bath flakes are a no-brainer for any expecting mom. Containing 100% dead sea salt and nothing else, they are *made* for her moments of self-care. The high levels of magnesium can help relieve nausea, reduce stress, support sleep, and decrease muscle aches, which pregnancy is surely hitting her with plenty of right now! We love them for postpartum recovery too. The gift that keeps on giving!

Rae’s Roots Expecting Mama Tea


‘Tis the season for her to sip on a warm cup of caffeine-free tea, and this organic blend turns the ritual into another moment of self-care for her (#cantstopwontstop). Formulated with red raspberry leaf...aka the woman’s herb...along with ginger and other body-boosting ingredients, it helps strengthen her immunity, fight nausea, and prepare her body for labor. Pair it with a personalized mug and you’ve got one *very* thoughtful gift on your hands. Easy peasy, amitrite? 

The Takeaway…

For the mama-to-be on your nice list: you can’t go wrong with something cute and personal. Even though her ‘lil plus one’s currently along for the ride, chances are she’s still the same person who enjoys the same things. So if she’s a fashionista mama, wellness junkie, or your favorite gal to watch Netflix with, get her a gift that’s unique to her. The thoughtfulness is sure to melt her mama heart (and the pregnancy hormones help too!).

When in doubt, look for grow-with-you fits she can get more wear out of (e.g., pregnancy and postpartum-friendly). As for skincare and wellness, you can’t go wrong with keeping things simple (think clean ingredients that are pregnancy-safe). Throw a bunch of items together in a cute ‘lil basket and you’ve got the gift of pampering she’ll surely appreciate. And if you need even more inspiration, our holiday gift guide has ideas for every type of mom on your list. 

Looking for gift ideas for a baby shower? Bookmark this page for year-round gifting. You can also bundle one or two things with a few of our new mama favorites for the perfect “it’s a mom!” gift. 

Tell us which gift(s) you’re eyeing in the comments below. We’d love to know!

Ingrid & Isabel was born when its founder, Ingrid, was newly pregnant with her daughter Isabel and could no longer button her pre-pregnancy bottoms. She fashioned the first prototype of the Bellaband and spent three years perfecting the design before it hit shelves in 2003. To this day, every piece we make, we design with, on, and for moms. Shop our full line of maternity wear.

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