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Gifts for Expecting Moms

Gifts for expecting moms - Few people are more deserving of gifts than those who are growing and nurturing human life in their own bodies. Expecting moms work hard. As such, our picks for gifts for expecting parents are very good. Dialed-in, thoughtful, wonderful to give and receive. Everything from our most-loved pregnancy pillows and sumptuous socks to info-packed podcasts and prenatal vitamins. Browse our extensive list of gifts to find the most perfect choice for your favorite pregnant person.

  • Feeling a leetle bit stressed lately? Sure you are. What’s not to be stressed about? Here’s an idea for making the most of those special alone-time moments in the bathtub. A soak to reduce anxiety? We are feeling less anxious already!
  • Do you know someone in the middle of something big and life-changing (pregnancy, fertility, childbirth, etc.)? They could almost certainly use a delicious box of treats designed to support their needs. Just a thought.
  • Their dream maternity capsule wardrobe.
  • If you are pregnant and googling things every few seconds to find out whether something happening to your bod is “normal” or not, congratulations! You are a human being. And this by-a-pregnant-person-for-pregnant-people podcast was made just for you.
  • Prenatal vitamins can feel like a bit of a black box. You are supposed to take them, that much you know. What’s in them, who makes them, etc. etc. tends to be a little more mysterious. We love Natalist’s vegan, gluten-free formulation made from high quality ingredients that come in cute and convenient daily packs (that are plastic-neutral!).
  • Because Google and WebMD are more like frenemies than actual friends, Poppyseed Health can be a real a sanity-saving resource for expecting and new parents, staffed by experts (doulas, midwives, nurses) who are available to answer your questions via text 24/7.
  • Prepare for baby’s arrival with a trans and queer centered childbirth education course from Moss the Doula that takes care to use gender affirming language, and provides all the good infos expecting parents will need to feel confident in making the right decisions for their families.
  • In today’s edition of beautiful candles you won’t want to burn, we present you with a hand-poured wax sculpture that memorializes and celebrates the pregnant body in all its glory.
  • If you are a fan of fun things for feets, and you happen to be pregnant, and you enjoy things that are funny, this sock trifecta has your name all over it.
  • In your non-pregnant life, maybe you’d never really had heartburn before. Hahaha you were so naive then. Now that heartburn is your bff, we’re always hunting for not-gross forms of relief. So here you go.
  • Look at that soap, it’s such a square! (Ok usually a rectangle, work with our humor, please). Don’t you wish your soap looked like a cool A-frame house hanging in your shower? Or a great pyramid? Triangle soap is cool and that’s that. Plus this one smells amazing and is very moisturizing, if you’re into that stuff.
  • Things we didn’t realize your soap could and should be: pleasing to look at, pleasing to touch, pleasing to smell. One must maximize the sensory experience in order to enjoy one’s showers as much as possible, it has been decreed.
  • Why sugarcoat it? The transition to motherhood is undeniably challenging for so many reasons. We could use more online communities like Atlas of Motherhood, which aims to support, empower and educate women for this wild ride.
  • Single use anything is frustrating. But fear not, there is now an eye mask gel patch apparatus you can pair with your cream/serum of choice and reuse daily for at least a year. The revolution is here, it will be live-streamed, and your eyes will not be puffy.
  • This is a versatile body pillow made from organic latex. Great for people with a baby growing inside of them, people with back pain, or people who side-sleep. Super repurpose-able as a bolster but that’s only if and only if your sleepy time discomforts are actually day. Maybe.
  • Hinoki wood flakes are a quick and easy form of aromatherapy so you can pretend you’re relaxing at an onsen in Kyoto from the comfort of your tubby tub at home.
  • At last, physical therapy that is designed for expecting and new mothers that you can visit either in-person or online. Don’t get us started on how badly this is needed or the typically abysmal state or prenatal and postpartum care in the US. Oops there we go!
  • If you’re sleeping like a baby you can just skip right over this one. But if you’re not, and would like to, consider trying a calming spritz of this (maybe on your pillow?) to reset the mood for sleepy time. At the very least you’ll enjoy a pleasing scent, but we wish for you all of the honk-shoo’s.
  • We’d like to say we gave up body pillows post-pregnancy. We’d like to…but we cannot. Because now our bodies are all jumbled inside after growing humans and having a squishy but firm and moldable tool to prop up and cuddle into for optimal sleeps is actually pretty great.
  • Once you become a parent something as simple as a shower has now been rebranded as “me-time” so make the most of it! And turn that shower stall into a legit spa while you’re at it.
  • Forget everything you know about moisturizing and embrace the soothing, gentle ways of this unscented bar, designed with sensitive mamas and babes in mind.
  • This app provides a much-needed dedicated space to support and empower women of color on their journey to parenthood.