She’s not going to be a regular mom. She’s going to be a cool mom, or at least a great mom (and she deserves nothing but the best when it comes to getting started).
From multitasking clothing to modern keepsakes (and plenty of items to help her take the load off along the way), read on for several curated gift ideas for a pregnant friend, sister, colleague or anyone else in your life. These comfortable, useful, stylish items that she can enjoy for the duration of her pregnancy and, in many cases, well beyond.
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- Best beauty gifts for pregnant women
- Best fashion gifts for pregnant women
- Best food gifts for pregnant women
- Best tech and gear gifts for pregnant women
- Unique gifts for pregnant women
Best beauty gifts for pregnant women
While you’re at it, consider upgrading her makeup bag with this beautiful, hand-quilted collection from Garnet Hill. There are three pattern combos to choose from, each of which can also be monogrammed for a personal touch.
A heightened sense of smell can be a common side effect of pregnancy, which is why we like this clean, soft fragrance from Philosophy. The regular size can be used at home while the mini is perfect for freshening up on-the-go (and the festive box is prime for gifting as is!).
Mutha was born out of its founder’s obsession and own challenges with finding a stretch-mark cream that actually worked. This set offers two of the brand’s hero products — Mutha Body Butter and Mutha Body Oil — featuring 100 percent naturally derived ingredients like shea, cocoa and mango butters at a special gift set price.
This clean cosmetics assortment from Merit features a range of bestselling products — customizable according to shade — along with a handy blending brush for easy application. Get it to help the busy mom-to-be look and feel her best in a matter of five minutes or less. The Glow Set is another safe bet at a lower price point.
Revlon's viral hot hair tool serves as a hair dryer, volumizer and styler in one, allowing her to achieve salon-worthy results right in the comfort of her own home.
Add to her pampering session with this innovative foot spa from HoMedics. It boasts a special Boost Power for heating up quickly and remaining warm throughout use, along with massaging bubbles and a special pedicure center for a relaxing polish. Bonus points if you throw in some beautiful lacquers.
Best fashion gifts for pregnant women
Consider completing her outfit with this side-button sweatshirt from the Gap, which is the perfect length for her leggings, jeans (you name it!) and can be layered over an undershirt for added coverage when she’s further along or wants a little extra warmth.
She always looks pulled together, so why not get her a diaper bag that fits her gear and her aesthetic? This pick from Dagne Dover is sleek enough for everyday use, yet equipped with space and various compartments for stashing and organizing baby essentials once the little one arrives.
Make her feel special with this stylish robe from Ekouaer, which triples as a maternity robe, hospital robe and nursing robe in one. It’s racked up over 2,500 five-star ratings from verified customers who relied on it throughout their pregnancies and beyond. Scoop it up in one or several of 15+ shades and patterns!
Having to pry your sneakers is no picnic, especially when maneuvering around a baby bump. These wool loungers from Allbirds are slip-on for easy on-offs and made with renewable wool and padded materials for extra coziness and cushion. They’re also machine washable for removing stains in a cinch.
If she’s heading into the office, consider this dressy slip-on from Birdies, which has a nearly five-star rating from over 19,500 reviewers for its sleek style and soft footbed. The brand’s seasonal collection also offers velvet and crystal versions for dressier occasions and days when she wants to feel more festive.
These leggings have garnered a cult following for their sleek finish and super-stretchy fabric (and we can attest that they are that good). Casual enough for every day yet elevated enough for work and weekend wear, they’re perfect for the woman who’s a little bit relaxed, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.
This versatile pick from Amma goes on triple duty as a scarf, wrap and nursing cover in one, but it can also be used as a baby blanket or car seat/stroller cover in a pinch. It’s made of lightweight, knit fabric to prevent overheating, and is both stain- and wrinkle-resistant for low-maintenance, enduring style.
Ensure she stays warm during her pregnancy and well beyond with this clever design from Seraphine. Available in three shades, it serves as a chic maternity coat (all nine months), baby carrier (extra panel zips form a supportive pouch) and regular coat that she can bundle up in for seasons ahead. For a great gift at a lower price point, we also love the brand’s ‘Mama’ and ‘Mini’ sets.
Best food gifts for pregnant moms
Speaking of convenience, this cooker-blender hybrid from Beaba will enable her to steam cook and puree fruits, veggies, meat or fish to create healthy baby food in 15 minutes or less. A unique blend feature allows her to choose the right texture, while a one-handed set-up means she can make food with one hand while holding her baby in the other. There’s also auto shut-off for added safety.
Better yet, put dinner on the table for her with Sunbasket’s health- and environment-conscious meal plan. You can choose from a diverse menu of kits and prepared dishes to ensure she’s stocked up for the week, or opt for a gift card so she can pick her own when the time is most convenient.
When it comes to cooking, this multitasking air fryer from Ninja is about as convenient as it gets, offering six different features, programmable settings, two easy-to-clean baskets and dishwasher-safe crisper plates. It’s the perfect companion to all of her cravings and a savior when it comes to whipping up delicious meals in a pinch. We’re also fans of Ninja’s four-quart air fryer for lighter appetites and budgets.
You might also consider indulging her cravings with a subscription or gift card for Goldbelly, which will deliver specialties from her favorite cities and categories during a period when she’ll appreciate it most.
No one, and especially no one who is carrying, should have to spend hours on their feet scrubbing down dishes after dinner, which is why we (and hopefully she) can appreciate this nonstick, non-toxic ceramic cookware set from Caraway. The brand also offers bakeware sets for the baker in your life.
Best tech and gear gifts for pregnant women
Give her the gift of a personal assistant with her own command center. The latest Echo Dot can be used to cue up news, turn on music, shut off lights and more without having to get up using simple voice controls (and doubles as an alarm clock for making all of her important appointments).
Post-birth, this innovative system from VTech Baby can also help her monitor her baby from afar and, thanks to special infrared night vision, even in the dark. A temperature sensor will show mom when it’s time to adjust the thermostat, while two-way audio will ensure a direct line of communication at all times.
Willow is revolutionizing the breast pump with a hands-free design and advanced smart features that allow her to control her pumps using the Willow 3.0 app, track volume in real time and automatically record session history. A “patented, gravity-defying latch” supports her every position, including lying down, while Willow’s leak-proof milk bags help safeguard against spills.
Give her the gift of not having to get up every 10 minutes with this voice-activated smart speaker from Google, which she can use to cue up the weather, music, lights and more. Pregnancy fog? There’s also a feature for setting timers and scheduling alarms.
Take care of the dirty work with this Wi-Fi-enabled robot vacuum from Shark, which does the job of a full-service, floor-to-carpet cleaner for up to two hours at a time and comes equipped with voice command controls.
Unique gifts for pregnant women
Consider commemorating her "best gift ever" with this adorable personalized ornament from Pearhead, which can be adorned with a picture of her baby’s sonogram and hold a special place on her Christmas tree for seasons to come.
Inspire her to capture these precious moments with a journal dedicated to her maternity days. This one from My Little Bump holds memories and photos for creating a keepsake she and her children will treasure together.
Not only will she love the thoughtful words on this candle's label but she'll also be so appreciative of the chance to burn it, sit back and relax.
This book promises to help readers navigate “the wild, weird, and wonderful journey from conception through birth and beyond.” Reviewers note its thoroughness, approachable tone, and smart, practical advice (like hearing it straight from a friend).
Help her showcase her new (or renewed) title with a special ‘Mom’ charm from Helen Ficalora. Available in silver, pink-, yellow-, and white-gold, it can be worn beautifully as is or complemented with additional charms as her family continues to grow.
Help her catch some zzz’s with this premium bedding. The brand’s Signature Hemmed Sheet Set has a near-perfect five-star rating from nearly 11,000 reviewers, and she’ll rest easy knowing they’re made of long-staple, fair trade 100 percent organic cotton (available in 10 shades).