Best Holiday Gifts to Receive When You’re Pregnant

Best Holiday Gifts to Receive When You’re Pregnant

October 31, 2019

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 13 of the best gifts to take you from expecting to elated this holiday season. Think sumptuously soft pajamas, luxe belly balms, salty sweet treats and chic accessories that are just as enjoyable postpartum as they are while you’re growing your bump. 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 the bbhugme pillow. Designed by chiropractors with pregnant bellies in mind, its adjustable microbeads conform to your shape, relieve pressure and allow you to place the pillow in numerous ways to support your belly, back, pelvis, knees and ankles. If you share a bed, this pillow may just be your partner’s sleep savior too.

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 when you have the inevitable surprise visitor or photo opp.

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.

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.

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.

In the Stars

Astrology lovers will appreciate this delicate nod to the zodiac. Whether you’re wearing your baby’s anticipated sign, your partner’s sign or your own, Kozakh’s petite discs are a modern take on personalized jewelry. They’re also beautiful layering pieces (thanks to the adjustable length chain), so you can represent the entire constellation of your family if you choose, or mix the necklace with your other favorite pieces for an eclectic look.

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.

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.

Palette Pleaser

This universally flattering trio from clean makeup brand RMS is sure to thrill any beauty buff. The sleek mirror palette contains the line’s beloved Madeira bronzer, Grande Dame luminizer and an exclusive powder version of its popular Demure blush. The best part? The shades double as the prettiest eyeshadows, making it an all-in-one color collection for a soft, natural (and pregnancy-safe) glow.

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.

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