The 55 Best Gifts That Pregnant Women Will Love In 2023
Pregnancy is an exciting time for the mom-to-be as well as her whole tribe! If you have a special expecting mom in your life, you’ll want to celebrate her with love, support, and, of course, the right present. But, sometimes, it can be hard to think of the perfect gifts for pregnant women.
Whether you’re hunting for a unique baby shower present or just want to surprise the mom-to-be with a special something, this list is for you! We’ve got 41 interesting and useful gift ideas. Scroll through and find the perfect present!
55 Special Gifts For Pregnant Women
1) Pregnancy Pillow
Being pregnant is not always easy or comfortable! Give the gift of comfort with a pregnancy pillow so she can sleep soundly all night (other than the midnight bathroom trip, of course).
Choosing a pregnancy pillow involves deciding on the size, shape, fabric, filling, and more. If you’d rather have the mom-to-be pick out her own pillow, consider a gift card or be sure to include the gift receipt so she can swap it out if she wants.
2) Yoga Ball
A big yoga ball can come in quite handy for stretching or exercising with a big belly. But did you know that yoga balls can also double as birthing balls? It’s true!
By gifting a yoga ball, you’re giving a present that will be useful during pregnancy, birth, and also for postpartum workouts!
3) Hospital-Bag Goodies
Speaking of giving something that a mom might use on delivery day, why not give her some goodies that she can put in her hospital bag?
Things like travel-sized toiletries, grip socks or flip flops, and special snacks will do the trick.
And you can even include our Certified Organic Cotton Wipes With Water so she can gently remove makeup and leave her skin soft, refreshed, and moisturized.
These fragrance-free and vegan wipes are composed of 99.8% ingredients of natural origin, including organic cotton, organic aloe vera, and filtered, purified, and softened water.
We’ve made these biodegradable wipes socially responsible and environmentally friendly, too. The aloe vera we use in this product is grown in the highlands of Mexico on farms that meet fair-trade requirements.
Meanwhile, the cotton we use is 100% recycled from the textile industry and part of a circular economy and anti-waste approach. Plus, this packaging contains up to 10% recycled plastic from industrial scrap and is made without a plastic lid.
These organic wipes are a win when it comes to gifts for pregnant women.
4) Newborn Arrival Gift Set
There’s nothing wrong with giving a mom-to-be a little something for her little one! When you give Mustela’s Newborn Arrival Gift Set, she’ll get even more excited about welcoming her new baby into the world.
- Foam Shampoo for Newborns
- Gentle Cleansing Gel
- No-Rinse Cleansing Water
- Hydra Bébé Body Lotion
- Diaper Rash Cream 123
5) Sonogram Art
Turn the baby’s sonogram into keepsake art! From a print in a simple frame to an intricate piece of artwork based on the sonogram, anything with her baby’s first picture is sure to be a hit.
6) Sonogram Christmas Ornament
Another way to turn the sonogram into a special gift is to make it into a Christmas ornament! You can find plenty of online stores that do just that.
7) Pregnancy Journal
If she likes journaling or writing down special memories, a pregnancy journal is the perfect gift!
With pregnancy-specific prompts and questions, it will help the mom-to-be reflect on, write down, and remember important moments and feelings of her pregnancy.
8) Letter Book
Another gift idea for a mom who likes writing: a book of letters to her baby. This thoughtful gift allows her to anticipate, dream about, and write to the new little one while also creating a keepsake.
Maybe the expecting mom loves lists, planning, and organizing!
If so, consider giving her a planner so she can remember all of her doctor appointments (pregnancy brain, anyone?) and stay on track with the projects she wants to do each trimester.
As the due date gets closer, she’ll be putting her feet up more and more. Help her stay cozy with a luxurious blanket.
11) Stretch Marks Set
Help the special mom-to-be pamper and care for herself with Mustela’s Stretch Marks Set!
Both are fragrance-free, made with naturally derived ingredients, dermatologist-tested, and safe for mom and baby.
Our velvety Stretch Marks Cream is specifically formulated to nourish, moisturize, and help prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy.
With naturally derived ingredients including avocado peptides, maracuja polyphenols, and hamamelis plant extract, this cream will leave her skin comfortable and smooth while soothing feelings of tightness and discomfort.
Safe for both mom and baby during pregnancy and postpartum, our Stretch Marks Oil is also gentle, effective, and EWG-verified. This means that she can treat her skin and care for her little one without having to worry about any icky ingredients.
Another thoughtful gift for pregnant women is Mustela’s Stretch Marks Serum.
This concentrated hydrating serum moisturizes to help minimize the appearance of recently formed stretch marks while also giving skin a plump look and feel.
Our serum’s fragrance-free formula is made with 96% ingredients of natural origin, such as Avocado Oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids and boasts nourishing properties to help restore the skin’s barrier, and plant-based glycerin to moisturize and protect her skin.
Other nourishing ingredients include maracuja oil and hyaluronic acid. Maracuja oil is a patented ingredient extracted from passion fruit, known for its repairing and soothing effects on the skin, and hyaluronic acid helps keep skin moisturized.
12) Breastfeeding Essentials
While this gift might be more appropriate for those who have a close relationship with the pregnant mom, providing her with any type of breastfeeding essentials is sure to be meaningful and useful.
If you’ve breastfed a baby of your own, tap into your mom-knowledge and pass on your favorite nursing products.
13) Spa Gift Card
What pregnant woman doesn’t love a pregnancy massage or a pedicure for those hard-to-reach toes? Another way to pamper the mom-to-be is by simply giving her a gift card to a spa.
To really up your gift game, also organize childcare for her older children and go to the spa together for a girls’ date!
14) Restaurant Gift Card
While we’re on the topic of gift cards, consider a restaurant or food delivery gift card to give her the day off from cooking. Everyone — especially a pregnant mom — loves a delicious meal with no prep and limited clean-up.
15) Foot Massager
Give the gift of at-home pampering with a foot massager or foot roller.
With an electric foot massager, she’ll slide her feet in and sit back for a stress-free foot massage. A foot roller is a simpler apparatus made of plastic or wood that allows her to show her feet some TLC.
Bonus: Gift the mom-to-be our Multi-Purpose Balm with 3 Avocado Extracts to soothe and moisturize her feet after the massage.
Designed to nourish, repair, and protect skin from head to toe, this balm is great for moms, babies, and the whole family. Our Multi-Purpose balm can also be used on the face, hands, cuticles, and more and comes in a travel-friendly bag. Win-win!
16) Back Or Neck Massager
For even more home relaxation, an electric back or neck massager is just the thing. With nearly limitless options, choose the massager that best suits the mom-to-be.
17) Summer Essentials
Here are a few ideas to consider:
- A cute plastic cup for poolside hydration
- A comfy beach chair for her aching legs
- A raft with a hole for her tummy
- A battery-powered fan to keep her cool
- Safe non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen to protect her skin
18) Essential Oil Diffuser
For a mom who loves aromatherapy, outfit her with an essential oil diffuser or a set of new oils. If she’s never used oils before, add a book in with the gift to help her get started.
19) Pregnancy-Cravings Gift Basket
If you’re into collecting goodies and creating gift baskets, give her a basket full of her favorite snacks. If you can supply her with some of the foods she’s been craving, even better!
Take the gift up a notch by putting the snacks in a cute bag, box, or basket that she can reuse.
20) Subscription Box
While we’re on the topic of gift baskets and such, remember you don’t have to make your own for it to be a stellar gift! Subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving.
There are lots of subscription boxes made just for pregnant women. Plus, some are specific to each month or trimester of her pregnancy.
21) Baby Bathtime Gifts
Help the mom-to-be get ready for bathtime with her little one with a bath-themed gift.
Include a baby bathtub, hooded towel, bath toys, and newborn-friendly bath products like Mustela’s Bathtime Essentials Set, which includes a cleansing gel, bubble bath, micellar water, and baby lotion.
Each product is formulated with Avocado Perseose, a patented, natural ingredient specifically formulated to help protect and hydrate her tiny one’s delicate skin.
22) Relaxing Bath Set
Speaking of bath time, treat the mom-to-be to a bath gift as well so she can soothe her aching muscles! Bath salts, bubble bath, a bath bomb, and a candle are all great ideas.
23) Organic Bathtime Gifts
If she’s an organic-loving mom, go that route for bathtime gifts with our Organic Bath And Body Gift Set that includes Organic Cleansing Gel With Olive Oil And Aloe and Organic Hydrating Cream With Olive Oil And Aloe.
This set gives her the best of both worlds — soft, clean skin in one environmentally friendly package.
A sulfate-free hair and body wash, our Certified Organic Cleansing Gel is gentle and safe for babies’ sensitive skin, but also effective enough for big kids and adults. It’s crafted with organic olive oil sourced from family-owned olive groves in the South of France as well as organic aloe.
Our Certified Organic Hydrating Cream is also one-size-fits-all for the mom-to-be and her whole family, leaving both baby and adult skin soft, supple, and hydrated.
Plus, both products are designed to be environmentally conscious inside and out with packaging made from sustainably sourced sugar cane.
24) Organic Baby Care Items
Before we move on from the topic of organic items, an organic-loving mom may also appreciate organic baby care products.
In addition to the gel and lotion we just mentioned (which mom can use for herself as well as her baby), you could include Diaper Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe or Certified Organic Micellar Water with Olive Oil and Aloe.
Both meet the EWG Verified™ criteria, which means full transparency and zero concerning ingredients.
25) Personalized Mug
A woman can never have too many mugs, right? Plus, a personalized mug for the expecting mom will make her feel special as she sips her favorite drinks.
Complete the gift with herbal teas for her to drink now and her favorite coffee for after the baby’s arrival when she needs that extra morning perk!
26) Personalized Tumbler
A mug is a great gift for a fall or winter pregnancy (although, let’s be real — mugs make for cozy moments all year long). But if your friend has a summer pregnancy, a tumbler for cold drinks is perfect. Personalize it for a special touch.
27) House-Cleaning Services
Give a gift card for house-cleaning services and you’ll give the tired, pregnant friend in your life a chance to kick back, relax, and let someone else do the housework for once!
28) Photo Accessories
One essential part of pregnancy is taking the weekly bump photo. You can contribute to the fun by giving photo accessories, like a letter board, so she can easily show off how many weeks along she is.
29) Pregnancy Cookbook
Eating a healthy diet is an important part of pregnancy. For the pregnant woman who loves to tinker in the kitchen, ignite her cooking creativity with a pregnancy cookbook!
30) Mocktail Recipe Book
The mom-to-be can’t have alcohol while she’s pregnant, but that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy a fun mocktail! Gift a mocktail recipe book along with some of the necessary ingredients and a pretty martini glass.
Since we’re talking about books, the possibilities are endless when it comes to books that an expecting mother will appreciate!
Baby books, kid books, light reads, pregnancy books, parenting books…the list could go on, but you get the idea!
Similar to books, several magazines make another good gift for the pregnant woman in your life. Whether you choose fun, no-thinking-required magazines or pregnancy and newborn publications, she’ll enjoy the relaxing read.
33) Robe Or Pajamas
Comfort is key during pregnancy! Outfit the pregnant mom with pajamas that will accommodate her growing tummy or a cozy robe to wear around the house.
34) Matching Pajamas
Help her imagine life with her newborn by giving a set of precious mommy-and-me matching pajamas.
For pajamas specifically for the little one, choose OEKO-TEK® certified cotton Stelatopia Skin Soothing Pajamas.
35) Shoes Or Slippers
Comfortable footwear that fits swollen feet is essential! Birkenstock sandals or a pair of slip-on walking shoes make good, practical gifts for pregnant women.
Or, keep her comfy at home with a pair of cozy slippers or house shoes.
36) Maternity Clothes
A pregnant woman’s body grows and changes daily. Outfit her quickly-changing body with maternity clothes that suit her style.
A little something pretty never hurts! You can find a wide variety of jewelry that boasts her new title of “mommy” or incorporates her baby’s name.
A good gift for a pregnant woman doesn’t necessarily have to be related to her pregnancy or her new baby. Simply giving her a nice candle as a just-because gift can make her feel loved and special.
Similarly, a bouquet of flowers makes a wonderful gift at any point in her pregnancy. And it’s a good idea for moms who seem to already have everything.
40) Pregnancy Photo Shoot
Buying a photo shoot makes for a priceless gift she’ll enjoy for a lifetime! If you happen to be a photographer, consider giving your time and talent to the expecting mom.
41) Sleep Mask
Getting a good night’s sleep while you’re expecting or caring for a new baby can be tough. Mom needs all the help she can get. A lot of research has shown that sleep masks can help you sleep more easily and have longer, more restful REM sleep.
A weighted or cooling sleep mask can also help prevent puffiness around the eyes to keep looking her best even during the most challenging periods of caring for a newborn.
A pretty planter can be a great gift for a mom-to-be who’s feeling stressed. Aside from helping her build confidence by practicing keeping something alive, having some greenery in your life is just good for you in general!
Studies have shown that tending to plants can help reduce both physiological and psychological stress. And indoor plants can help maintain moisture levels and improve air quality. Whose day isn’t brightened by the sight of flowers in bloom?
If your gift includes a plant or seeds rather than just a pot, just make sure you check for allergies. Some common indoor plants can also be dangerous to small children and pets if ingested, so they’ll need to be kept out of reach.
43) Morning Sickness Fighters
Chronic stomach upset can be the toughest part of early pregnancy for many women. A gift set of products with anti-nausea ingredients can be a lifesaver for keeping morning sickness from becoming debilitating.
Look for lozenges and teas with ingredients like ginger, mint, and chamomile to give the mom-to-be a delicious stomach-soothing arsenal to choose from.
44) Diaper Bag
It may not be the most glamorous gift, but it’s one that you can be absolutely sure the new mom will use.
There are a lot of diaper bag choices out there, and we mean a lot — from tiny wrist clutches to options that look like you could fit enough supplies in them for a three-day wilderness hike.
When picking one as a gift, consider the lifestyle of the expecting mom, and look for something ergonomic, spacious, and easy to clean.
Depending on your budget, you might even be able to find something stylish! Diaper bags that double as a purse are increasingly popular.
45) Pregnancy And Baby Keepsake Box
The journey of becoming a mother brings a lot of little things that she may want to hold on to. Everything from the positive pregnancy test to ultrasound photos to baby’s hospital wristband and a lock of hair can become a treasured memento.
Give her somewhere to safely keep it all with a keepsake box. Remember that something handmade makes any gift-giving occasion more special. If you don’t have the crafting skills yourself, there are many beautiful options on sites like Etsy.
46) Hot Water Bottle
It’s no secret that for many expecting moms, pregnancy means a lot of aches and pains. Discomfort in the back and pelvis area is especially common. But those aches and pains aren’t something that the mom-to-be just has to put up with.
Heat therapy is a great way to soothe those pregnancy pains. A hot water bottle is safer than a heating pad, and since you don’t have to plug it in, you can use it conveniently anywhere.
Fill it with warm (not boiling hot) water and use it on the back, feet, and lower abdomen to relieve cramping or anywhere else relief is needed.
47) Meal Kit Subscription
Many new parents end up spending too much money or eating unhealthy foods because they’re simply too exhausted to do anything except order takeout.
Gifting the new mom a meal kit subscription is a great way to help get healthy meals on the table without time-consuming planning and prepping.
There are lots of meal kit subscription options on the market, and you can find plans to accommodate just about any dietary preference, including vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.
48) LED Therapy Lamp
Depression during pregnancy is quite common, often due to the expecting mom’s hormones being thrown out of balance.
The effects can be especially severe if it’s combined with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), where your mood is negatively affected by the changing of the seasons, possibly due to serotonin levels, the eyes’ sensitivity to light, and changes in circadian rhythm.
LED therapy lamps have been a proven treatment for SAD for many years to provide some artificial sunshine when the world seems dark. New research shows that light therapy can be effective for treating depression during pregnancy as well.
There are many styles and sizes available to fit different spaces and decor. Just make sure to get one that filters out potentially harmful UV light!
49) Fetal Doppler
For any mom-to-be, hearing her baby’s heartbeat for the first time at a sonogram is one of the most unforgettable moments of the pregnancy.
What many people don’t know is that the expectant mom can listen to her little one’s heartbeat anytime after that from the comfort of home. Fetal dopplers are quite reliable and affordable and make a great gift.
You can get one with an LCD screen displaying the baby’s heartbeat, and they’re compact and portable so the mother-to-be can take it with her when visiting friends and family to let them experience the wonder of listening in on precious new life.
50) Milk Storage Mini Fridge
Tiny refrigerators have become popular in recent years for storing beauty serums. But for breastfeeding moms, they can also be great for keeping pumped milk nearby in the nursery without having to take up space in the kitchen fridge.
51) Bottle Warmer
In contrast to the mini fridge, a bottle warmer makes it quick and easy to get stored breast milk up to a good temperature for feeding. Some models can save mom time by sterilizing bottles as well, essential for protecting baby’s developing immune system.
52) Cooling Sheet Set
Yep, we’re going to talk about sleep again! But only because getting a good night’s sleep is so important — and because so many pregnant women find it so hard to do.
One reason that a lot of pregnant women find good sleep hard to come by is getting sweaty due to those wild hormones. Breathable sheets made out of linen or bamboo fibers can make a big difference in helping the mom-to-be stay cool and comfortable.
53) Portable Photo Printer
If the new mom is like most parents, she’ll want to capture every moment of her bundle of joy’s first few months of life with photos to treasure forever. But why should those precious pics just live in mom’s phone?
A portable photo printer is small enough to carry in a handbag or store in a drawer when it’s not being used and can make Polaroid-style prints of the little one in seconds by connecting to a mobile app.
She’ll be able to cover the fridge in adorable snapshots in no time — at least until the fridge is covered in kiddo’s artistic masterpieces!
54) Cradle Cap Treatments
As many as 70% of babies will get cradle cap at some point during their first year. If you help her get ahead of the game now, she won’t have to rush to buy some cradle cap products when the telltale signs appear.
Our Cradle Cap Duo gift set includes our best-selling Foam Shampoo for Newborns and brand new Cradle Cap Cream.
55) Baby Monitor
Baby monitors have come a long way from the devices that our parents may have used when we were newborns, which were little more than fancy walkie-talkies.
The best modern baby monitors offer full video feeds with night vision and transmit via closed circuit to a “parent unit” or via Wi-Fi to a parent unit or a mobile app.
Some high-end models can even detect movement and breathing, analyze sleep quality, monitor room temperature and humidity, and even let mom and dad know if their baby has rolled over.
Shower Her With Love
Gift-giving is one way to express your support for the mom-to-be and shower her with love! It’s not always easy to find the perfect present, but with the ideas we listed above, choosing gifts for pregnant women might not be as hard as you imagined.
Whether you choose a Stretch Marks Set, a pregnancy cookbook, cozy pajamas, or something for the little one, like a Newborn Arrival Gift Set, a heartfelt gift is sure to make her feel special, loved, and even more excited about the arrival of her new baby!