best gifts for expecting moms
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?).
Despite spending all her time thinking, dreaming, and planning for her new little one, your girl deserves some fun ways of celebrating and taking care of herself — this is where you come in hot with the gifts. 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 be great for her first Mother’s Day or if you wanted to get that gift you’ve been eyeing on her registry plus a little somethin’ just for her.
Sit back, relax, and browse through this list of the best gifts for your favorite pregnant mama... starting with some of our favorite MVPs to support her and her soon-to-be growing bump.
for the mama who just found out
Once those first thirteen weeks are up, or whenever she chooses, your mama is going to be SO ready to share her tiny little secret with everyone. This means it’s time to start showering her with textual proof of the miracle she’s growing and the newest name she’s going to be touting. Mama sweatshirt, mama bra, mama on errything.
For the shout-it-from-the-rooftops mama
Let’s face it, women are busy. Whether your life is all about work, full-time momming, or a hodgepodge of ever-changing tasks and schedules, using your body as a human oven is kind of a lot to add to any mama’s plate. Trust us, she deserves some self-care more than anyone else.
for the mama in need of a spa day
For the blooming mama-to-be: you can’t go wrong with something cute and personal. Even though her lil’ plus one may mean some big changes for her, 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 movie marathon 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 wear for months and months (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.
Looking for gift ideas for a baby shower? Bookmark this page for all the gifts the mama in your life could need. You can also bundle one or two things with a few of our new mama favorites for the perfect “it’s a mom!” gift.