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40 Thoughtful Pregnancy Gifts for the Mom-to-Be in Your Life

Woman's Day Logo By Terri Huggins Hart of Woman's Day | Slide 1 of 41: Being an expectant parent is stressful. Not only do you have to prepare for your new family member to arrive, but you also have to deal with a constant onslaught of questions and advice: When are you due? Are you having twins? Is this your first? Can I touch your stomach? Do you really think you should be drinking that much coffee? Needless to say, being pregnant and bringing a new life into the world is exhausting on all accounts. That's all to say that whether you're shopping for Mother's Day, Christmas, a birthday, a baby shower or just because you want to show your pregnant friend some love, moms-to-be definitely deserve to be showered in love — especially in the form of thoughtful gifts that make the journey to motherhood as smooth and comfortable as possible! But outside of baby registry gifts, it can be hard to know exactly what moms-to-be want or need as a gift.Still, don't let this stop you from gifting an expecting mother something special. While there are plenty of sweet gift ideas you can buy for baby, you may want to consider buying a present for your pregnant friend that focuses on pampering her, or a gift that she can use now and after the baby is born. No matter if you’re looking for something practical like a helpful baby book, or something more luxurious like a relaxing bath soak or an elaborate gift basket filled with goodies, these gifts for pregnant women will put a smile on her face. And just remember: When in doubt, choose gifts that will help the mom-to-be relax and unwind, because they'll really need it in the months to come, whether this is their first child or their fifth.

Being an expectant parent is stressful. Not only do you have to prepare for your new family member to arrive, but you also have to deal with a constant onslaught of questions and advice: When are you due? Are you having twins? Is this your first? Can I touch your stomach? Do you really think you should be drinking that much coffee?

Needless to say, being pregnant and bringing a new life into the world is exhausting on all accounts. That's all to say that whether you're shopping for Mother's Day, Christmas, a birthday, a baby shower or just because you want to show your pregnant friend some love, moms-to-be definitely deserve to be showered in love — especially in the form of thoughtful gifts that make the journey to motherhood as smooth and comfortable as possible! But outside of baby registry gifts, it can be hard to know exactly what moms-to-be want or need as a gift.

Still, don't let this stop you from gifting an expecting mother something special. While there are plenty of sweet gift ideas you can buy for baby, you may want to consider buying a present for your pregnant friend that focuses on pampering her, or a gift that she can use now and after the baby is born. No matter if you’re looking for something practical like a helpful baby book, or something more luxurious like a relaxing bath soak or an elaborate gift basket filled with goodies, these gifts for pregnant women will put a smile on her face. And just remember: When in doubt, choose gifts that will help the mom-to-be relax and unwind, because they'll really need it in the months to come, whether this is their first child or their fifth.

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