When looking for a good gift for your pregnant wife, steer clear of the clichéd gifts and go for one of these practical and thoughtful options, instead. With bands to help her wear her pre-pregnancy clothes for longer, jewelry to help her relax, and a book full of mocktails so she can still enjoy a night with the girls, this list brings you 29 of the things that expecting moms REALLY want.
WombMusic Baby Heartbeat Monitor and Belly Speaker
Hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time is a momentous occasion, and with the Wusic Baby Heartbeat Monitor, both you and Mom can listen in whenever you want. It comes with two sets of earbuds and even allows recording to a computer so baby can listen when they’re older, too.
Snoogle Maternity Body Pillow
As the bump grows, so can insomnia because trying to sleep when pregnant can be a bit of a nightmare (or would be if she could sleep!) The Snoogle total body pillow has been designed to support every part of Mom’s body, from hips to neck, and back to bump.
Letters to My Baby
This set of letters will make a wonderful gift for your child when he or she is older. Made to be filled out by parents, these letters contain prompts such as ‘on the day you were born’ and are then sealed until they’re read many years later.
Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
Made without any phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS, this Burt’s Bees Belly Butter will make a wonderful gift. Soft and smooth on her belly, this cream is rich in cocoa, shea, and jojoba butters to sooth her growing bump and keep her skin soft and supple in pregnancy and beyond.
Pregnancy Compression Socks
As pregnancy progresses, the legs have to carry more and more weight, and that can result in horrid aches and pains. These compression socks will help to keep blood circulating with graduated compression where she needs it the most, offering relief from fatigue and reducing the chances of varicose veins and edema.
The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People
A sense of humor is a must during pregnancy, and this book will make a great gift for wives to while away the months in a totally irreverent way. Packed with quizzes, puzzles, mazes, and word searches, this book takes a light-hearted poke at the funny side of pregnancy.
If Mama is partial to a martini, she’ll be missing her cocktails from the moment she finds out she’s expecting. This book of mocktails will help her feel that she’s still part of the scene, and even comes with ideas for Preggatini parties – a more sophisticated take on the baby shower!
Morning (noon and night) sickness can really spoil an otherwise great pregnancy but there’s very little that can be done to alleviate it. Until now, that is. Tummy Drops use the incredible powers of ginger and mint to not only ease morning sickness, but any other kind of tummy upset, too.
Bump Box Monthly Pregnancy Subscription Box
Once the baby arrives it all becomes about them – quite rightly – so make sure Mama is spoiled while she’s carrying with this subscription box. Every month she will receive at least 5 products with which to pamper herself and protect her bump, knowing every item is safe and chemical-free.
The Whole 9 Months Cookbook
Eating for two is a tongue-in-cheek phrase for being able to eat more during pregnancy, but in all seriousness it’s a time for making healthier choices. This book is packed with recipes, information, and advice which covers every week of the nine months to keep both Mom and baby healthy.
Pregnancy Belly Cast Kit
‘The Bump’ may feel cumbersome when she’s 9 months gone, but she’ll miss it when it goes. This belly cast kit will allow her to make a lasting reminder of the wonders of carrying a baby and keeping it safe until it’s ready to make its way into the world.
Fertile Mind Belly Belt
If she’s dreading not being able to wear her usual clothes, Belly Belt can help. She can attach it to the button of her jeans, skirts, trousers, and shorts to give her the extra inches she needs as she grows, from day one right up to delivery day and beyond.
Zero Gravity Chair
This outdoor recliner is the perfect way for her to take the weight off – literally – while she relaxes. Supporting weights of up to 350lbs, this sturdy chair offers a zero gravity experience, so she can lie back, close her eyes, and just for a while feel as light as a feather.
Milk + Honey Muscle Soak
Pregnancy can take its toll on a woman’s body so aches and pains are only to be expected. Help her soak them away with this incredible essential oil muscle soak. With Epsom salts and essential oils such as marjoram, ginger, and rosemary, she’ll emerge relaxed and achiness-free.
Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
One of the most useful gifts for a pregnant wife is a decent maternity bra, because as her body changes her normal ones just won’t offer the support she needs. This one from Bravado Designs offers a 4-way stretch for maximum comfort, removable foam inserts, and drop-down cups for nursing, too.
The 24/7 Feeding Jumpsuit
It can be hard to tell night from day in those early days of motherhood, so give the mom-to-be a jumpsuit she can wear for both. Made from super soft GOTS certified organic cotton, this pretty jumpsuit is perfect for feeding, napping, and even those first forays into the outside world.
Belly French Terry Maternity Leggings
Leggings are a girl’s best friend at any time, but in pregnancy they are invaluable. Super comfortable and easy to wear, these French Terry maternity leggings are made to fit comfortably over the growing bump, and are made with Cotton/Modal/Spandex for the perfect fit.
Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband
The only safe way to deal with morning sickness is to find a natural method that works, but these are, unfortunately, few and far between. Sea Bands work by applying gentle but effective pressure to the P6 (Nei Kuan) acupressure point on each wrist to offer relief from nausea and vomiting.
Pink Stork Flakes
A magnesium deficiency can be responsible for all sorts of ailments, including stress, pain, and nausea. Set the balance right with these Pink Stork Pregnancy Flakes. Made with 100% magnesium-rich Dead Sea salts, these flakes will help expectant moms relax, de-stress, and have their energy levels replenished.
Linen Andi Dress
Intentionally oversized for the ultimate in comfort, this beautiful linen dress is perfect for pregnancy. Smart and cool, it will see her through every stage of pregnancy and will also look stylish in the days, weeks, and months after as her body slowly returns to normal.
Bringing Up Bebe
If you’ve ever wondered why French parents seem to have it all together, Bringing Up Bébé is a warm and funny account of how one American mom found herself plus one in Paris. Investigating how and why their children are so well-behaved, this charming book might just hold some of the answers.
Ingrid & Isabel Bellaband
This Bellaband makes a really thoughtful gift for the wife who wants to keep wearing her pre-pregnancy jeans and pants throughout the three semesters. Fitted with a silicone band to prevent slippage, the Bellaband holds unbuttoned pants up firmly and discreetly, while still being comfortable enough to wear all day.
Comfy Maternity Tank Top
Tank tops are both cool and casual, but they’re often close fitting and not suited to a growing bump. This ruched tank top has been designed to accommodate pregnancy, and contains 5% Spandex to ensure it keeps its shape. It looks great paired with jeans, skirts, shorts, or leggings.
Drink More Water Bottle
Make sure she has her full quota of water every day with this funny but functional water bottle. Printed on the side with markers and words of encouragement, this bottle will ensure she drinks the recommended amount every day, even if it does play havoc with her bladder!
What to Expect When You're Expecting Book
Pregnancy is fraught with questions, right from the moment she suspects that she’s pregnant, right up to the day of delivery. What to Expect When You’re Expecting is packed with answers to all these questions and more, along with hints, tips, and reassurance; don’t worry Dad, it covers you, too.
Mom's Survival Pack
Me time can become a rare commodity for new moms, so help her out by holding the baby and giving her this wonderful New Mom set. Packed with all-natural self-care products, she can relax as she soaks and then pamper herself with the soothing, sleep-inducing items which are also included.
Newborn Baby Arrival Welcome Box Gift
Every new parent likes to be prepared, and this set makes a thoughtful gift for a pregnant wife so she can feel as ready as she can be. With seven products designed for a baby’s delicate skin, this set includes wipes, lavender sanitizer spray, organic balm, and size 1 diapers.
Personal Aromatherapy Pendant
Aromatherapy doesn’t need to be confined to massage, and with this sweet personal aromatherapy pendant, she can make full use of the benefits just by breathing in the scent. Made from 14K gold plate and stainless steel, this gold or silver pendant comes with three wicks infused with different blends.
Coffee on the go is easy, but tea…not so much. Tea Drops do away with the need for tea bags, teapots, and strainers and need only hot water and a cup. Molded into pretty shapes, they dissolve in hot water to give a refreshing brew in one of five different flavors.