If you want a list of gifts for pregnant women who are first-time moms and are a present for your pregnant friend or wife, not for the baby, then this is it. These pregnancy gifts are just for her!
Sometimes when you’re pregnant you want attention and gifts that are just for you, the expecting mom, not just for the new baby.
You want to receive gifts for pregnant women that say “I’m thinking about how this little bundle of joy is going to change your life – and I want this gift to help.”
Or, maybe that’s just me.
Many of the pregnancy gifts I suggest are things that will make life for the momma-to-be easier, more manageable, but also more enriched. These go far beyond baby registry items!
These are items first-time moms, or second-time moms (and beyond) to help them enjoy carrying a new life inside of her and outside of her!
Gifts for Pregnant Women
Maternity Clothes for Pregnant Women
As pregnant women, we don’t want to look like a blimp or feel like a whale while we are expecting, but we also don’t want to shell out big bucks on maternity clothes that we will only wear a few times over the course of a few months. We want maternity clothes that rock but won’t break the bank.
This is where someone gifting someone maternity clothes becomes a blessing!
StitchFix for Maternity Clothes – $100
Gift the pregnant woman in your life a Stitch Fix gift card! She can use it to find some adorable, fashion-forward pieces that match her style, and help her not feel like she’s as big as a house, or she can save it and use it to help her dress her postpartum body.
You can learn more by checking out my honest Stitch Fix Maternity review. You can also check out my first Stitch Fix review and my second Stitch fix review and too if you are unfamiliar with their service.
Of course, there is a huge list of maternity subscription boxes out there worth checking out too, many of which rent maternity clothes!
Or gift her something useful like some Belly Button Bands (or Belly Button Body which you can get for free with code FAGANS40 when you pay the $11.95 SP&S fees.
Picture Gifts for Pregnant Women
Maternity Photo Session or Newborn Session
If you have a skill for taking beautiful photographs of people, why not gift your services to your pregnant friend in the form of a maternity photo session, newborn photoshoot, or family pictures for after the baby is born (depending on your skills and your friend’s wishes).
I had a friend gift me a newborn photo session for after my son was born and I thought it was the best gift ever!
If you don’t possess those skills yourself, grab a gift certificate from your favorite local photographer (you can check Groupon for deals on local photographer services) or even JCPenney or Target Portrait Studios for the session of their choice.
Photography Class and Tips
With a new baby on the way, the desire to photograph every. single. moment. is immense in today’s digital world. But, there’s a high chance your pregnant buddy doesn’t know much about taking “good” photos!
Help her out by signing her up for a photography class! There are likely places near you that do a great job, but there are also several great online courses she can take too via Bluprint‘s Basics of Digital Photography class. There are also other great photography courses offered on Groupon.
I really love the simplicity and the information jam-packed into the Snap Happy Mom photography cheat sheets! I recently received them to review and they are all so great!
They make an excellent gift for first-time moms wanting to take great photos of their baby with a smartphone or DSLR, as well as just general good photography tips for moms.
You can use code FAGAN5 to take $5 off per order and get free shipping (US only). Plus, if you order more than one Snap Happy Mom cheat sheet deck, you get $5 off per deck!
And don’t forget to refer her to best tips for good family photos too.
Memory and Photo Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women
Groupon often has great deals on Canvas Prints, Custom Photobooks, photo wall decals, and more, and Groupon makes it super easy to “Give as a Gift” with that button right below the “Buy” button.
Your pregnant friend can redeem them for pictures of her new baby or family.
Gift your expecting mom a pregnancy journal! They are a fun way to remember every little thing she experiences during her nine long months of waiting for her bundle of joy.
Number Month Stickers for Pregnancy and Baby
It’s a super fun trend for people to take pictures of their growing girth as well as to take pictures of their baby every week or every month with stickers!
You can pick up a variety of styles from Etsy for both Pregnancy Month stickers and Baby Month stickers. There are also some on Amazon.
Belly Cast Kit
While it’s fun to take pictures of a pregnant belly, it is fun to truly capture exactly how big a pregnant belly and how someone carried their baby via a Belly Cast Kit!
Not all pregnant women will want to do this, or keep this, but if your friend or wife loves sculpture and all things memories, gift her a belly cast kit!
Meal Services and Food Gifts for Pregnant Women
Nothing says “I love you” more than food, am I right? Especially food that magically arrives at your doorstep! When your a new mom, having to grocery shop (especially if it’s flu season) with a new baby is overwhelming.
RELATED: Where to Find Free Food for Pregnant Women
Make it easy for your pregnant friend with these gift ideas just for her:
If your pregnant friends lives near a Walmart that offers their curbside grocery pickup, you could order her groceries, and all she’d have to do is drive there and pick them up, without having to go in the store at all!
You can save $10 off your first order of $50 or more. You can read my Walmart Grocery Pickup Review for more information about this service.
Blue Apron offers a better way to cook, with fresh ingredients and great recipes delivered weekly to your home. Blue Apron has no commitment or fees, so you can prepare delicious, inventive meals at home.
You can get 5 Meals Free on Your First Two Blue Apron Orders.
But know that the food will still have to be cooked with this service, however, everything is provided for her to cook a great meal that’s healthy for her and baby. Plus, shipping is always free, and you can skip any week.
Gift Blue Apron and help feed a pregnant woman great food! I’ve tried it out and found it to be very delicious and healthy!
In Hello Fresh meal boxes you get exactly what you need to cook delicious healthy meals in only 30 minutes! The ingredients come from local suppliers, and boxes are packed with sustainable insulation materials, in a 100% recyclable box.
You can get a $50 Discount on your First two Boxes ($25 off each) with Code HELLO50FRESH. Valid for new customers only. Classic, Veggie or Family Box. We’ve received Hello Fresh ourselves – see my Hello Fresh review to what we thought about their service!
House Cleaning Services Gifts for Pregnant Women
Everyone wants a break from cleaning their house, especially when very large and with child, yet the nesting is going in full force. And moms are so exhausted postpartum to want to clean anything but themselves and baby every few days.
Either clean their house for them, or gift them a house cleaning service or an iRobot. Or both.
Groupon has some good carpet cleaning and housecleaning services deals and Groupons are easy to gift.
Entertaining Gifts for Pregnant Women
Books & Kindle PaperWhite
I love my Kindle PaperWhite! It’s perfect for those late-night feedings with a new baby!
Because the back-light on the screen is adjustable, you can set it down low, keep the lights off or dim in the middle of the night, and still read a book while feeding a baby, as you only need one hand to hold it open. It’s awesome!
Gift your book reading pregnant pal or wife a Kindle PaperWhite and maybe a few good books too!
Pampering Gifts for Pregnant Women
I have never gone in for a massage while pregnant, but it sounds amazing.
There is so much weight and pressure and pain when you are pregnant, and a good massage can alleviate some of that discomfort, even if it’s just a footrub, head massage, or hand massage! Your friend may also love a chiropractic or acupuncture session too.
If you’re a husband looking for a great gift for your pregnant wife, look into MELT Couple’s Massage course. It’s super easy to learn how to give your own fantastic massages. You can gift these couples Massage Courses too.
Otherwise, I’m a sucker for Groupon deals for discounted massage, chiropractic and acupuncture sessions!
Pedicure & Manicure & Hair
A great gift for pregnant women is some pampering!
Treat your pregnant wife or friend to a pedicure, manicure, haircut, or makeover.
I know I always need a trim at about 4 months after baby comes when the postpartum hair loss kicks in big time!
Some pregnant women also want to feel as beautiful as they can when they are giving birth, and they can’t quite paint their own toes at the end.
Gift them a certificate to their favorite local spa or pick them up a Groupon deal for a local place.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks
A large majority of women get stretch marks from pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Help a sister out by gifting her a bottle of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks!
Pregnancy Box Subscription
There are so many of these subscription boxes for pregnant women that are usually very easy to gift! Many come with small samples of great new products for her and her future baby!
Club Membership Gifts for Pregnant Women
Amazon Prime Membership
Time is limited and shopping with kids is a pain at times.
A great pregnancy gift is an Amazon Prime Membership!
She can save a 15% on on diapers, wipes, and all things baby, having them regularly and automatically shipped to her door, and get FREE 2-Day Shipping on just about everything else on Amazon.
Oh, and watch some free videos, and get a free Kindle book every month too, among other great benefits.
Give the Gift of Amazon Prime to expecting moms you know and they’ll love you forever. Or at least for the year their membership is good for.
Sam’s Club Membership
I really believe there are some serious benefits and reasons that every new mom should have a Sam’s Club Membership.
Not only can new moms save on diapers, formula, wipes, baby foods, laundry detergent, and other household goods, but there are the savings on gas, groceries, and all sorts of other things.
We have been Sam’s Club members for over four years now and love them, and our membership totally pays for itself and then some.
Use my Sam’s Club referral link when purchasing a new Sam’s Club membership and you will receive a $20 e-gift card too!
Even though pregnant women need lots of items for their babies, they also need lots of stuff for themselves!
I hope you found some inspiration for ideas of Christmas gifts for pregnant women or baby shower gifts or even birthday gifts for expecting moms!
Whatever the occasion, treat the woman who’s expecting with extra love and attention by supporting the amazing changes she is currently undergoing and will face very shortly.
What did you always wish you were gifted as a pregnant woman?
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
As a pregnant woman, I would say food gifts are my favorite right now!!
Katelyn Fagan says
Ha. As a non pregnant woman food is my favorite!! I hate cooking and meal planning so much!! I would welcome these gifts anytime.
Can I add an idea to the list? As a new mom, my mom and baby exercise class was at the top of my list of sanity-savers: I could never get it together enough to exercise by myself but the classes were scheduled so I had something to look forward to each week, everybody brought their babies so no alternate childcare was needed and the environment was completely understanding, and it was a huge component of keeping all those post partum emotions on the level. I also made a ton of mom-friends through it. But it was cost prohibitive and as such my membership was sporadic. With baby number two on the way, this is honestly the first thing I’m going to ask people to help with if they want to give us a gift.