Susana is obsessed with pregnancy! She runs the pregnancy website Pregged and one of the best pregnancy groups on Facebook.
Practical and Luxurious Gifts for Moms-to-Be
Struggling to find the perfect birthday gift for the pregnant lady in your life? Whether you're buying for your pregnant wife, daughter or girlfriend, you can rest assured that your struggle is over.
In this article, you'll find seven highly recommended gifts for moms-to-be, any one of which is guaranteed to make her feel extra special now and in the coming months. I've used all of these items, and they're all on my list of must-haves for a happy, healthy and relaxed pregnancy—for mom and baby. Every single one of the gift ideas here is both practical and luxurious, and they won't hurt your finances either.
1. Luxury Maternity and Nursing Pajamas
Absolutely guaranteed to make her happy is this set of gorgeous pajamas for moms-to-be. These have got to be one of the best gifts you could give your special woman this birthday. There are a lot of choices for maternity PJs around, but I couldn't have been more thrilled with these ones from Kindred Bravely that I was given at my baby shower.
What Makes Them Awesome?
- They're super soft, beautifully comfortable and felt very cosy and nurturing after a long, tiring labor and birth.
- They are designed especially to make nursing easy and they do that perfectly with their two-layer top.
- Another plus is that they're long-lasting and wash well (I'm wearing my PJs six months later and they still look like new.)
- There are eight modern and vibrant colors to choose from including berry, teal and eggplant.
2. Full-Body Pregnancy Pillow
Getting comfy during pregnancy can be difficult, to say the least, so you can rest assured that any pregnant woman will appreciate this item as a birthday gift. The Restorology full-body pregnancy pillow will remedy pregnancy aches and pains straight away and ensure a good night's sleep.
This superb pregnancy gift idea is not limited to pregnancy either—it's also designed to support Mom and baby while nursing, and of course, it can be used simply to achieve extra comfort at any time.
I literally couldn't have lived without this comfy body pillow when I was pregnant with my third daughter because I struggled so much with physical discomfort—mainly PGP (pelvic girdle pain) and SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction).
As my pregnancy progressed, these conditions gradually got worse and sleeping became difficult—turning over during the night was especially hard. The full-body pillow allowed me to stay in a comfortable position without the need to switch sides.
3. Silver Family Pendant
One of the loveliest "mom gifts" I have ever been given is this beautiful family pendant and necklace. Both the charm and the chain are solid silver and are of such lovely quality. The charm is just the right size and has a nice weight to it without being too heavy. It looks lovely with your jeans and a t-shirt or with a special outfit. I get compliments on how lovely mine is whenever I wear it.
I was actually given this gift by my father, not during pregnancy but just after my last daughter was born. Despite its low price, it was a well-thought-out and meaningful gift that has a lot of sentimental value. It would make a great birthday gift for a pregnant lady too.
The BellyBuds pregnancy music system is great for moms to be who want to play music to their unborn child and are without a doubt a gift that the pregnant lady in your life will love to bits.
Just plug it into your iPod or MP3 player and give your baby a chance to swoon to Mozart or some other relaxing music of your choice. This music belt is superior in quality and comfort, and the technology within it also ensures that the music is played at optimal fetal sound levels.
I was bought the BellyBuds Baby-Bump Headphones as a gift when I was pregnant with my second child because my husband was fed up with me spending all day sitting next to the stereo.
I really believe that certain types of music have enhanced my babies' experiences of being in the womb and potentially their temperament and character afterward. I always played classical—Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin mostly, alongside some more new-age chill-out music.
With the BellyBuds, I was able to get off the sofa and move around, which meant I had no excuses to not do housework. Seriously though, I wouldn't be pregnant without a pair of these again.
5. Mamma Mio Stretch Mark Oil
Really spoil her with this beautifully nourishing Mamma Mio tummy rub and stretch mark oil. In my experience, it does an amazing job when it comes to preventing and minimizing stretch marks and makes the ideal gift for pregnant women.
She can pamper herself with a daily tummy rub or ask her partner to massage the oil in for her—either way, she will benefit. The price of this amazingly moisturizing tummy oil means that she is unlikely to buy this product for herself, so why not buy it for her?
She will be forever grateful, especially when she sees her post-pregnancy body is stretch mark free. I was lucky enough to be given some Mama Mio oil at my baby shower and wow! I absolutely love it. It goes on smoothly, absorbs really quickly and never rubbed off on my clothes. I definitely recommend a few squirts on your tummy, boobs and hips after your shower or bath to get all that richness deep into your skin's layers.
it's a completely natural product, which was super important to me. It's organic and contains no man-made nasties. Of course, the big question is, "did it work?!" The answer is yes it did! I have no stretch marks after using Mama Mio for three pregnancies. In my opinion, it really is a must-buy.
6. Belly Armor Belly Band
This is a really special gift option for the pregnant lady in your life. Over the last decade, our exposure to WiFi radiation has grown to gigantic proportions. I know in our house we have eight devices constantly connected to WiFi and we're totally surrounded by these invisible waves without a clue what they're doing to us.
There's growing evidence that WiFi radiation may contribute to a number of issues, including:
- Fertility problems
- Increased miscarriage risk
- Behavioral issues in children
- Developmental effects in children
- Increased cancer risk
I was more than surprised to receive this belly band as a gift during my last pregnancy, but I actually felt reassured when wearing it (which I did most days). It felt good to know that my baby wasn't being zapped by potentially dangerous EMF waves.
Belly Armor's belly band is worn under your clothing. And just like other belly bands, you can use it to hold up unzipped jeans and cover your tum. The soft fabric is comfortable and it's also lightweight and non-sweaty. There's no way you'd know there's anything special about it or that there's a load of science going on within the fabric. I have the belly band in black, but you can also buy it in beige or hot pink.
Have a look at Belly Armor's belly band and see what you think. One thing I can tell you is that most moms-to-be would be really happy to know they're giving their baby another layer of protection. Surprise her with this thoughtful and practical gift!
7. Maternity Support Belt
Think this gift is too practical? Think again. A good quality, comfortable maternity support belt is definitely a must-have item during pregnancy to ease the weight of a pregnant belly and relieve back, hip, leg and pelvic pain. This soft-form maternity support belt is available in a range of sizes from small to large and is made from ultra-soft materials for exceptional comfort.
As I mentioned above, I experienced a lot of pelvic pain during the last few months of pregnancy. This was due to the effects of hormones that relaxed my tendons and ligaments in preparation for birth. It's a very common complaint. Back pain was another issue I experienced during the later stages of pregnancy.
I can't tell you how excited I was to get my support belt on! I felt immediate relief from both the back pain and the pelvic pain and wore it pretty much constantly throughout the last couple months of pregnancy. I took it off only to interchange it with the pregnancy music belt for a few hours per day.
The soft-form maternity support belt is a birthday gift idea that is highly practical, but I think if your pregnant lady is in pain and discomfort, she will definitely appreciate the fact that you've been so thoughtful.
© 2010 Susana Smith
Share your pregnancy gift ideas in the comments below!
katrinasui on October 19, 2018:
Nice list of Christmas Gifts for pregnant women.