It can be a little overwhelming the amount of stuff that comes with expecting a baby. Strollers, car seats, cute little outfits, receiving blankets, diaper bags, the list can go on and on. And those things can easily come to mind when thinking of gifts for new moms. You may feel urged to give her something practical and functional that she’ll need for the baby. But this holiday season save all those things for the baby and give the Mom-to-Be in your life gifts that will help Mom have a happy and healthy pregnancy.
As a Mom and a Childbirth Educator, I compiled a list of some of the things I’d want to get if I was expecting and feel free to add your favorites in the comments!
gifts for moms-to be (that she’ll absolutely love!)
During pregnancy there’s so many new experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I love the design for this journal; it’s simple and inclusive. It also has plenty of prompts on what to write about yet leaves plenty of room to fill in her own thoughts and feelings. She’ll love having a journal that helps her reflect on her pregnancy and a keepsake she can give to her child when they’re older.
To Buy: $13.46; Amazon.com
Staying hydrated during pregnancy whether by drinking water, homemade smoothies, or herbal tea will be so much easier using a stainless steel RTIC tumbler. My favorite thing about it is it keeps your drink cold for up to 24 hours and your drinks hot too. Plus, they come in so many great colors!
To Buy: Starts at $13.99; Amazon.com
3.) Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive Childbirth Class
Give the gift of education! I believe education is an important key to having an amazing birth experience. The Birth Boot Camp 10-Session Comprehensive Childbirth Class is fun and interactive and covers absolutely EVERYTHING. She’ll leave class with her birth partner feeling confident and prepared!
5.) Birth Boot Camp Relaxation and Visualization Book: Exercises for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond
Practicing relaxation and visualization techniques during pregnancy is so beneficial to preparing both emotionally and mentally for birth and beyond. This spiral-bound book is small enough to fit in a purse and contains 102 pages of beautiful artwork, physical relaxation exercises, and 18 relaxation scripts that are sure to inspire and relax.
To Buy: $35.00; Amazon.com
I don’t know how Aveda does it, but this overnight moisturizer and eye cream is amazing! Who doesn’t want to wake up with luminous, wedding-day skin—every day. 97% naturally derived and suitable for all skin types, these skincare products will help support the skin’s natural repair processes during the night to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles and give skin a firmer and more lifted look.
Let’s face it. There are a lot of pregnancy books and information an expecting mom will read during her pregnancy. It can be overwhelming! Taking a break and reading a non-pregnancy related book can be really beneficial for the mind and spirit. Jenny Lawson’s book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, is my favorite book that I recommend to all my friends if they’re looking for a fun, easy read and wanting a great laugh. Because you will…A LOT!
To Buy: $10.87; Amazon.com
Foam rolling or “Self-Myofascial Release” is a wonderful form of self-massage and can be a great daily alternative to alleviate any muscle tension. Using a foam roller and it’s benefits during pregnancy is a topic covered in the Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive Childbirth Class, so this would be a great gift idea for someone taking that class.
To Buy: $34.99; Amazon.com
Two of my favorite essential oils for pregnancy are Lavender and Peace & Calming essential oil blend. When inhaled, these essential oils decrease stress, improve mood, and promote relaxation.
Lavender is a great beginner oil and definitely a great staple essential oil since it is so versatile.
To Buy: $31.91 Retail, $24.25 Wholesale Lavender 15ml; Youngliving.com
Peace & Calming is a gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy and is one of Young Living’s most popular essential oil blends.
10.) Pajamas or Robe
Nothings better than putting on a pair of cozy pajamas or a soft robe. This robe from Target is made from soft, chenille yarn and is the ultimate pick for cozy relaxation.
Prenatal massage is so great during pregnancy as it can improve the overall mental and physical health for many pregnant women. It’s a wonderful way for her to be able to focus on herself and have some ultimate relaxation.
12.) Maternity Photo Shoot
I don’t know anyone who has regretted getting a pregnancy photo shoot, but I know plenty who regret not doing it or not having them taken by a professional photographer. Capturing those memories of having a big baby bump will be something she’ll always cherish.
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