14 Best Holiday Gifts to Get When You’re Pregnant in 2020
Best Holiday Gifts to Receive When You’re Pregnant
November 1, 2020

Best Holiday Gifts to Receive When You’re Pregnant

Best Holiday Gifts to Receive When You’re Pregnant.
Best Holiday Gifts to Receive When You’re Pregnant

Pregnant people know that comfort is key, but a little indulgence can also go a long way. You want to feel like yourself—and a little pampered—even if you are winded just from walking to the bathroom.

We rounded up some of the best gifts to take you from expecting to elated this holiday season. Add some of these to your holiday wishlist. And friends and family, take note: these are your fail-proof, joy-sparking holiday pregnancy presents.

Sleep Like a Baby

As your bump grows and your body changes, so do your sleep habits. Discomfort often consumes whole nights when you’re unable to rest in your regular positions. Enter this pillow. It has a contoured shape that you can hug while laying on your side–including between your knees which gives instant relief. It’s also handy for reading in bed or working from the couch.

Lounge About

This classic pajama set wears like a dream during pregnancy—and after. Super-soft modal cotton with just the right amount of stretch gently accommodates your growing belly, and the button-front top makes it easy to layer over a maternity tank, or grant easy access to a nursing baby (or breast pump). The tailored design will also make you feel put-together.

Note to Self

Not your average baby book, Promptly’s linen-bound journal spans pregnancy through age 18, so you can record every meaningful milestone, not just baby’s firsts. Personal prompts include things like, “Have you gotten any funny pregnancy-related comments from anyone?” and “What was your child’s favorite part about the holiday season?” There are also pages dedicated to photos, family trees, hand and footprints, and more. Start early by jotting down the highs and lows of pregnancy, and jump back into journaling whenever the mood strikes you.

Slide Right

Running to and from the kitchen, the nursery or even the market never felt so chic. Combining of-the-moment shearling details with an easy slide style and a sturdy rubber sole, this slipper is cute enough to wear out, and cozy enough to wear in, so you can rest tired toes any time of day.

Light Weight

Give your back a break by ditching the heavy purse in favor of a streamlined crossbody. Bandolier’s modern, minimalist designs allow you to go hands-free and carry only your essentials—phone, ID, credit cards—in a supple leather case with a detachable strap. And when you make the switch to a jam-packed diaper bag, you’ll appreciate having your must-haves (and camera) within reach even more.

Palette Pleaser

This universally flattering kit from makeup artist extraordinare Pat McGrath is sure to thrill any beauty buff. The sleek palette contains 18 shadow shades for infinite combinations, and it comes in special-deco holiday packaging.

Water Wonderful

Staying hydrated is important, and this water bottle with an affirmative message can help. It delivers 17 oz of water in a double-walled, vacuum insulated, BPA-free, stainless steel container.

Blown Away

The Dyson Supersonic is a splurge-worthy spend if you’re someone who blow dries or diffuses your hair on the regular. As your pregnancy progresses, and you grow increasingly impatient with styling, you’ll value this clever machine for its ultra lightweight design and super-fast dry time, plus its intelligent heat controls, cool touch technology and a quiet motor that blows away its competitors.

Hospital Bag Hero

You’ll want to pack your hospital bag the minute you receive this dreamy vanity case. Thoughtfully designed in collaboration with makeup artist Daniel Martin (the one behind Meghan Markle’s wedding glow), the main compartment opens wide to reveal all of your essentials inside, while the smaller pouch is perfect for corralling loose items (like jewelry you may need to remove during delivery). Add a monogram, and the Argentinian leather set will become coveted companions on every journey from here on out.

Hair Apparent

You don’t have to be a VSCO girl to love a good hair scrunchie. For days when you can’t bear to wash your hair, or you just need to get it out of your face (hello, morning sickness), a chic tie makes all the difference. We love this set for its cool colorways and affordability. Stocking stuffers: done.

Mother Earth

Give the gift of good vibes with this trio of centering stones. Crystal connoisseurs (or anyone who needs a little zen-ergy) will want to hold these positive pieces close throughout their pregnancy. The Blue Lace Agate is believed to be stabilizing and trust-promoting, while Rose Quartz is thought to encourage unconditional love and soothing Amazonite is said to alleviate anxiety.

Real Talk

Sure, there are plenty of pregnancy and parenting books out there, but few have the ability to lift you up while also leveling with you about the complexities of motherhood. Read entertainment journalist Leslie Ann Bruce’s refreshingly honest take before your baby arrives and hold onto the perspective—and the humor!—it provides during both the challenging and the joyful moments ahead.

Technically Speaking

Can a tech device actually help you unplug? Parents who want to put down their phones often rave about the Apple Watch. The tiny accessory alerts you to calls and messages without allowing for mindless social media scrolling, so you can focus on what’s important in the moment. Plus, a slew of health-related apps help monitor your breathing, heart rate and more to keep you on track everyday. There’s even an emergency call button, for peace of mind throughout your pregnancy.

A Matching Set

Comfort is key during pregnancy and postpartum life, and this robe fits the bill. Made from a lightweight and breathable bamboo fabric, with a tie that fits a growing belly and pockets to the hold essentials, this robe is something a new parent might find themselves living in. Plus it comes with a matching swaddle, so both parent and baby are comfy.

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