When visiting your pregnant friends or family, it’s always nice to have a little something on hand to brighten their day, ease their discomfort or help them prepare for the next chapter. Babies tend to get all the gifts, but what about the people who put in the work to bring them into the world? It can be hard to figure out exactly what pregnancy gifts might be good to get, but we’ve rounded up a list of thoughtful items we’re sure any pregnant person would love to receive.
Hatch Swell Relief Duo ($88)
Hatch has you covered with all the most thoughtful gifts, from cute clothes to belly masks. This adorable duo includes the brands Down, Girl Soothing Leg + Foot Relief Cream and two pairs of compression socks. It’s the perfect bundle to beat any baby-related swelling in the legs and feet.
Slow North Neck Wrap ($54)
Whether someone is pregnant or has just had a baby, a lot of sore muscles come with the job. This wrap can be applied either warm or cold. It’s perfect for resting up ahead of delivery and for relieving some shoulder and neck tension after long days holding the baby once they’ve arrived.
It’s hard for some to say goodbye to retinol while pregnant, but this set makes it a bit easier with amazing alternatives. It features Moon Dew Retinol Alternative Eye Cream, Moon Fruit Retinol Alternative Serum and Jasmine Body Oil. Together these three products help expecting moms and new moms smooth fine lines and wrinkles, firm skin and prevent stretch marks with the power of bakuchiol and botanical oils.
This journal is a space for expecting mothers to take a moment and reflect, document and connect with their experience. It includes 52 weeks of journaling with prompts to reflect on the transformative time and useful pages to keep notes on baby names, doctor appointments, birth-bag packing and more. It acts as a source of support during the process and a keepsake to look back at after baby’s birth.
Parachute Waffle Bootie ($24)
Slippers are a must-have during pregnancy, and these waffle booties offer a step up of structure. Long-staple Turkish cotton makes up the classic Parachute honeycomb weave on these booties. They’re the perfect work-from-home “shoe.”
This set goes beyond simple luxuries and offers what you really need when pregnant, like a spray that instantly cools and relieves leg and foot swelling, a balm that preps skin to stretch, in-shower lotion and a stick that reduces friction like chafing.
If you know your friend is experiencing some morning sickness or general nausea during pregnancy, getting her relief bands that look more chic and less clinical can be extra appreciated. These Blisslets use acupressure to relieve nausea and vomiting while still looking cute.
Skin can experience a rollercoaster of changes during pregnancy. However, making sure you have good quality, pregnancy-safe skin care in your corner can make a huge difference. This hydrating cleanser will help keep skin healthy, protected and well moisturized.
These tiny treats are perfect for fulfilling a pregnancy-induced sweet tooth while also helping reduce nausea. They come in a few different delicious flavors and are packed with ginger and vitamin B6, which help relieve occasional morning sickness and nausea. They’re individually wrapped, so it’s easy to keep one on hand at all times.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic ($182)
Skin discoloration is, unfortunately, a common side effect of the hormonal changes that come with pregnancy, so you’ll need good vitamin C serum, and SkinCeuticals is the best. Luckily, this formula is marked pregnancy-safe, but you should always consult your doctor to confirm if a product is right for you. This serum is like gold when it comes to brightening complexion, reducing lines and protecting and firming skin.
MUTHA Body Butter ($45)
It’s easy to go through a lot of body butter during and after pregnancy, so it’s something any mom will be happy to have. This aptly named body butter has the data to back it up. According to studies, 96 percent of people saw existing stretch marks fade, and 100 percent noticed improved hydration. People also saw long-term benefits, with 84 percent reporting a significant improvement in skin firmness four weeks of use.
If you know headaches or migraines plague your pregnant friend, they’ll be grateful for the moments of relief this cap provides. It can be made cold or warm to help soothe headaches quickly while blocking out any light that may make symptoms worse. It could also be used as a sleeping mask.
Bath products are common gifts for expecting mothers to provide them with a moment of relaxation. However, not everyone loves baths or even has one in their home, which is when shower steamers are a delightful replacement. Esker’s tablets are all-natural, and this set comes with two pairs of scents, Lavender Eucalyptus and Calendula Palo Santo, and a marble holder. Each tablet should last for a few showers, releasing essential oils and minerals when activated by vapor and water.
This is on the list simply because there is nothing cuter than a baby bump in a jumpsuit. This jumpsuit is essentially a legging for the whole body. It’s comfy for just running errands or hanging out at home, but could also be dressed up with the right jacket and shoes, so versatile.
A few spritzes of this spray may be just what someone needs to turn a hectic morning around. The aromatherapeutic, homeopathic mist helps reset body, mind and soul. The scent, including valerian, promotes calm. When rubbed into skin, this spray can help alleviate tension or fatigue with magnesium and arnica.