The 40 Best Maternity Gifts (Because Expectant Moms Have Needs Too, You Know)
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Baby showers are a time-honored tradition designed to address the many material needs of taking care of an infant (diapers and wet wipes and onesies, oh my!). But why not forget about the baby for a sec and throw the mom-to-be a bone? After all, pregnancy isn’t exactly nine months of paradise and that bassinet isn’t helping anyone get shut eye just yet. Here, a roundup of the best maternity gifts that promise to pamper and show appreciation for the expectant mom in your life.
Impressive sound quality and 36 hours of battery life make these cushy headphones a hospital bag must-have. Pair ‘em with a favorite playlist and you’ve got a recipe for labor and delivery success.
There will be many baby pictures to come, but the ultrasound photo is a treasured keepsake from her pregnancy journey that deserves a spot on the wall.
Another hospital bag essential, these plush, genuine shearling slingbacks are oh-so comfortable and guaranteed to keep her tootsies warm whilst still letting ‘em breathe.
Even if she’s currently cutting back on caffeine, there’s a good chance she’ll want her morning Joe when the baby arrives. Plus, it’s hard to rival the simple pleasure of a creamy latte that doesn’t cost you five bucks and a trip to the neighborhood cafe.
There’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to breastfeeding, so first-time moms who plan on giving it a go will benefit tremendously from this innovative app, which provides nursing moms with a community of experts and peers who are available to answer practical questions and offer emotional support.
In case you missed it, the benefits of aromatherapy are real. Here, a set of high-quality essential oils that can be diffused, directly inhaled or topically applied to soothe the skin, calm the senses and promote better sleep.
This very chic, fully-packed hospital bag covers all the bases for first-time moms who aren’t sure what they’ll really need. It’s also a welcome time and labor-saver for seasoned pros. Disclaimer: It won’t actually save her time spent in labor. But we do have some good news: You can save 10 percent on your purchase with the code PUREWOW.
Lightweight and breathable, these stretchy jersey knit leggings get high marks for both form and function.
For nursing mothers, the occasional nip slip is a necessity, not a faux pas. This flattering colorblock top will be a wardrobe favorite for any woman who wants to discreetly feed her babe without sacrificing style.