57 Game-Changing Gifts For Pregnant People — the New Moms in My Life Approve!
Two of my closest friends became moms last year, which has been a transformative experience for them and an eye-opening one for me. I've learned firsthand about the realities of new parents, and it's truly heartwarming to see how invested they are in growing their families.
So now I know, when it comes to choosing the products to gift and hopefully make their new chapter less overwhelming, comfort, convenience, and wellness are key. Think anything that makes them feel at ease (like a cashmere loungewear set), nurtures their mind (good reads or therapeutic journals), distracts them in the best possible way (a projector or a fun card game), cheers them up (these same-day-delivery gifts are it), or eases their discomforts (spa gift set) will be greatly appreciated.
If there are special moms-to-be on your shopping list, now is the time to treat them to small and big luxuries. I've highlighted the best gifts for your pregnant family member or work friend.
For the Goal-Setter: The Five-Minute Journal
For a fun and effective way to get their mind working in the morning, they can try writing in The Five-Minute Journal ($25). If they set the day's intentions, it'll make them that much more excited to tackle them. Plus, it's a great way to practice gratitude — something all of us could use a little more of!
For the Netflix Obsessed: Binge-Watching Survival Kit
If they love a good Netflix binge, they will be all about this Binge-Watching Survival Kit ($20). It includes cleansing towelettes, dental floss, breath mints, socks, coasters, a snack slip, a decision coin, sporks, tissues, and even a sofa yoga guide.
For a Little Extra Rest: Hatch Rest Sound Machine
A mom and her little one can get the much-needed relaxation and sleep they need with Hatch's products like the Hatch Rest Sound Machine ($60). It's a multifunctional device that's part sound machine and part night light. Sweet dreams!
For Reliable Hair Care: Briogeo Healthy Hair Wonders Value Set 1 Kit
They'll give their hair some TLC with this Briogeo Healthy Hair Wonders Value Set 1 Kit ($49), which contains formulas that will help restore dry and damaged hair. It includes a hair mask, conditioning spray, and hair oil powered by rich minerals and other nourishing oils to promote moisture and shine.
Superfoods: Golde Superfood Latte Kit
Prioritize their wellness with this Green Detox Kit ($77), which contains a skin-boosting blend of original turmeric, a debloating mix of cacao turmeric, and a matcha turmeric pack great at supporting skin health, metabolism, and serene focus.
Luxurious Cashmere: Naadam Cashmere Oversized Turtleneck
They'll never want to take off this luxurious Naadam Cashmere Oversized Turtleneck ($210, originally $350). There are a few different colors to choose from.
A Pick-Me-Up: Olivee Floral Dried Floral Bouquet
This Olivee Floral Dried Floral Bouquet ($75 and up) will brighten up anyone's day. It's made with soft, textured, dried and preserved blooms that will match their cold-weather mood. Make it more special by getting them a subscription, so every month, they receive a surprise treat.
A Comfy Scarf: Nordstrom Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf
They'll get all wrapped up in this Nordstrom Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf ($99). The longe fringe tips add texture, while the fabric guarantees warmth and comfort.
A Cold-Weather Essential: Hatch Collection Jo Sweater
Make sure they keep their bump (and themselves) covered with the Hatch Collection Jo Sweater ($284, originally $378). It's extremely wearable, plus the relaxed silhouette makes it one they'll wear multiple days in a row.
Party Pajamas: Sleeper Party Feather Trim Pajama Set
This Sleeper Party Feather Trim Pajama Set ($256, originally $320) is so festive, they'll wear it for cozy nights in or, if they're bold, date night. It looks luxurious, soft, and comfy.
For the Homebody: Cushionaire Feather Recovery Pillow Cloud Slides Sandal
While the Cushionaire Feather Recovery Pillow Cloud Slides Sandal ($25) might not be the most stylish slides they've laid eyes on, they'll fall in love with the waterproof design and pillowy-soft sole. The nearly 2,000 five-star reviews speak for themselves — they're a cloud for your feet!
Cozy Vibes Always: UGG Classic Mini Waterproof Clear Boot
The UGG Classic Mini Waterproof Clear Boot ($150) is a clear win for so many reasons. I love that it can be worn in the rain, snow, or even ocean. The wool lining is as cozy as you'd imagine, and their convenient tab makes them easy to slip on and off.
For the Go-Getter: You've Got This! (POPSUGAR) by Jessica MacLeish
Gift them the You've Got This! (POPSUGAR) by Jessica MacLeish ($11) workbook that helps guide people in a positive direction by encouraging self-confidence, kindness, and friendship. The book includes 128 pages of writing prompts, feel-good quotes, and de-stressing methods.
For a Deep Cleanse: Turmeric Botanical Bar
This Turmeric Botanical Bar ($16) will deeply cleanse and nourish the skin, and it's scented with an essential-oil blend of bergamot, geranium, and ginger. It's also fortified with turmeric and rose clay, so what's not to love about it?
If They Have Trouble Sleeping Hatch Restore
The Hatch Restore ($130) is a gift they'll not only use but actually love. This product combines a smart sunrise alarm, sound machine, and meditation app all in one. This is their ultimate sleep helper; whether they need something to help them fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake up refreshed, the Hatch Restore does it all.
For Dessert: The Cake Bake Shop's Pumpkin Bars
This The Cake Bake Shop's Pumpkin Bars ($90) are topped with a layer of sweet-tart sour cream, then finished with spiced streusel for subtle crunch. These bars are handmade by cake experts, so you can't go wrong gifting them.
For Their Sweet Tooth: Jam Sampler Collection
This Jam Sampler Collection ($30) is ideal for people with a knack for sweets. There's strawberry chipotle and fig, yellow peach, plum and rose, blueberry lemon and basil, sour cherry ginger, and blackberry mulled Merlot. In other words, mouth-watering.
A Plant-Based Set: La Chatelaine Hand Cream Trio Gift Set
If they're constantly moisturizing their hands, the gift of La Chatelaine Hand Cream Trio Gift Set ($27) will be a hit. It is made with plant-based fragrances and created by distinguished perfumers in France.
A Convenient Travel Bag: Stand Studio Leia Faux Leather Fleece Tote
Made from plush wool-blend fleece, this Stand Studio Leia Faux Leather Fleece Tote ($174, originally $435) is an invitation to hold it. The interior can fit all their daily essentials, including their laptop or gym clothes. They can even use it as a small suitcase for a short road trip. The optional shoulder strap gives them another way to wear it.
Classic White Sneakers: Nike Air Force 1 '07 Next Nature Shoes
Everyone needs a go-to pair of white sneakers in their closet. These Nike Air Force 1 '07 Next Nature Shoes ($95) will never go out of style. They are comfortable and cool, go with everything, and are under $100; what's not to love?
Layer Up: Threshold Windowpane Printed Plush Throw Blanket
Blame it on the shorter days or plummeting temperatures, but there's something about fall and winter that makes me want to curl up in a blanket for the foreseeable future — so this Threshold Windowpane Printed Plush Throw Blanket ($15) is a no-brainer. The windowpane print is an elevated alternative to fall's typical plaid. Best of all? This blanket has a reversible, super-soft sherpa side.
For a Luxurious Feeling: Diptyque Baies Candle
This splurge-worthy Diptyque Baies Candle ($68) will make a chic and compliment-worthy addition to their candle collection. It burns slowly and has a cool, relaxing fragrance with soft notes of berries and flowery rose accents.
A Coffee-Lover's Essential: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
This Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 ($160) will keep their drink at their desired temperature for however long they decide to nurse it. It's perfect for those who need a warm cup of coffee to get through the work day. They can customize the settings all in the accompanying app.
For Endless Inpiration: Jungalow: Decorate Wild — by Justina Blakeney (Hardcover)
This Jungalow: Decorate Wild — by Justina Blakeney (Hardcover) ($20) is filled with clever tips and inspirational images, so they'll never run out of ideas for decorating their space. They can display it on their coffee table.
To Release Facial Tension: Renpho Eye Massager With Heat & Bluetooth Music
The Renpho Eye Massager With Heat & Bluetooth Music ($70, originally $80) is an electric shiatsu eye massager that will help relieve the tension from eye fatigue and eye strain. It's a gift that will truly keep on giving and actually help out.
For Fresh Air: HoMedics Total Clean Personal Air Sanitizer
This HoMedics Total Clean Personal Air Sanitizer ($50) may be small, but it will deliver. It can capture and remove up to 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses, creating a cleaner and fresher air they can enjoy. It's great for the living room, bathroom, bedroom, or closet.
For Movie Night: Packard Bell Home Theater Projector and Screen Set
They can watch their favorite movie anywhere with the Packard Bell Home Theater Projector and Screen Set ($98). The compact design makes it easy to move around.
For the Pizza Cook: Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker
If pizza is their favorite dish, then this Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker ($180) will be a game changer. It's designed to produce brick-oven-style pies, so they will practically have restaurant quality while staying home.
A Chic Storage Solution: Olli Ella Handwoven Natural Seagrass Basket Tray
This beautiful Olli Ella Handwoven Natural Seagrass Basket Tray ($17-$90) is a multipurpose solution for holding a stack of books, carrying breakfast, changing a baby, and more. With the sweet-smelling seagrass that gives it a unique texture and look, it makes a compliment-worthy home essential.
A Cold-Brew Maker: Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle
If they're all about cold brew, then you'll want to get them the Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle ($34), specially made in Japan. Just fill the container with coffee grounds and water, and let sit for eight hours. The useful size makes up to five cups, so they can use it for a few days.
For Everyday Use: Food52 x Stelton Erik Magnussen Vacuum Jug
The smart Food52 x Stelton Erik Magnussen Vacuum Jug ($85) is a thermos and jug all in one. They can take whatever they need on the go without worrying about a spill because it features a smart magnetized top.
A Portable Espresso Maker: Wacaco Mini Espresso Maker
They can make their favorite espresso pretty much anywhere with the Wacaco Portable Mini Espresso Maker With Pod Attachment ($24-$64). The six-inch device is easy to take to work, on vacation, on a hike . . . you name it.
A Fresh Scent: Williams Sonoma Meyer Lemon Cleaning Wipes (Set of 4)
These Williams Sonoma Meyer Lemon Cleaning Wipes (Set of 4) ($6-$24) are made of an energizing citrus fragrance that will breathe new life into their kitchen.
For the Audiophile: JBL Tune Wireless On-Ear Headphones
If they're always listening to music or a podcast at home or while on the go, these JBL Tune Wireless On-Ear Headphones ($30, originally $50) will make the perfect present. They are easy to use and can provide up to 40 hours of fun.
A Wear-Everywhere Bag: Mansur Gavriel Tulipano Bag
For a reliable, everyday bag, opt for this Mansur Gavriel Tulipano Bag ($745). It's a splurge-worthy investment they can take to work, on weekend road trips, and for casual errands. It's spacious, stylish, and trendy.
For the Music-Lover: U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Preamp Turntable
If they're always playing music when they come over, gift them their own U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Preamp Turntable ($400) to display. It's built by hand by the audiophiles at U-Turn Audio and designed for enhanced speed consistency and punchier bass.