Buying gifts for anyone can be stressful – expectant mothers are no exception. Being pregnant with my second child, I have a little experience to help with that! I came up with my top 5 gift ideas for your pregnant family and friends. Do not limit yourself to only giving these gifts at Christmas – they also make great gifts for birthdays, baby showers, or just because!
- Gift Card for Maternity Clothes – Moms have a difficult time justifying spending money on themselves. I’ve found this to be especially true when pregnant. I always thought buying maternity clothes would be fun, but once I became pregnant I had a hard time buying because they’re only used for a few months. This doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate the opportunity to pick out something new, that fits our ever-changing bodies, we just don’t necessarily want to pay for it! A Destination Maternity gift card is a great choice because it gives mamas the choice to use at both Motherhood and A Pea in a Pod.
2. Robes – Robes always fit! No need to buy this gift in the maternity department. During pregnancy, and especially after baby arrives, mamas tend to spend a lot more time in the house. Make her feel good with a pretty robe that can be worn over her jammies both during and after pregnancy.3. Slippers – The perfect gift to accompany that robe! Not only will a nice pair of slippers get lots of use at home, but your mama-to-be can also pack them in her hospital bag! I have these leopard Minnetonka slippers and I love them!
4. A Pedicure – What mama-to-be wouldn’t appreciate a pedicure before baby comes? Especially in later months, when it becomes harder and harder to reach our toes! Find out her go-to nail salon or buy a Spafinder gift card that can be used at spas and salons across the country.
5. Trendy Diaper Bag – I know this seems like more of a gift for the baby than the mama, but trust me it’s not. Soon she’ll be trading in her favorite handbag for a big, bulky diaper bag. Make it a big, bulky bag that she’s proud to carry! I love Petunia Pickle Bottom’s diaper bags. I have one that I use for my son and am planning to add another to my collection before my upcoming arrival gets here. I’ve been eyeing the Petunia Pickle Bottom Downtown Tote. If only I could make up my mind on what color and pattern I want!