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.
The 40 Best Maternity Gifts (Because Expectant Moms Have Needs Too, You Know)
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Expecting mothers might have to forego the evening glass of wine, but they can still sip on something special thanks to these expertly crafted and seriously tasty alcohol-free cocktails.
Some crazy alchemy went into the making of these unique shrub-based beverages, and the end result is a flavor bomb that will make every pregnant woman pining for an alcohol replacement swoon.
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.
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.
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.
Another beverage option for the mom-to-be—the Joyus non-alcoholic sparkling wine duo has consistently received high praise (i.e., deceived wine professionals) in blind tastings. In other words, this is a must-have for brunch and baby shower menus alike.
A gift designed to be regifted—this ingenious video book allows expecting parents to send tech-challenged loved ones a ready-to-watch photo montage of cherished pregnancy and baby moments. (It can also serve as a keepsake for the new mom, if she so chooses.)
Lightweight and breathable, these stretchy jersey knit leggings get high marks for both form and function.