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What NOT To Get a Pregnant Woman for the Holidays

By Lauren Jimeson |

With the holidays right around the corner, you may be asking yourself what to get the mom-to-be.  A pregnant woman doesn’t have to be hard to shop for around the holidays.  Treat her like any other woman and give her a gift she will really love and enjoy.

There are many people who have gotten truly horrendus gifts for the holidays.  I know that I have been one on an occasion or two. Don’t let yourself be the one that is the giver of these awful gifts.  To help you narrow down your list of what to get the mom-to-be, here are six gifts that, as a pregnant woman, I’d never want to receive under my Christmas tree this year.

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Six Gifts Not to Give A Pregnant Woman

Candy Cane Body Pillow

Although sleep can become troublesome as we get further along in pregnancy, no woman wants to be reminded of it around the holidays. Giving us the candy cane body pillow just because it's a holiday item, just adds insult to injury.
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If you are looking for gift ideas on what TO get expectant moms for the holidays, check out my post tomorrow!


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12 thoughts on “What NOT To Get a Pregnant Woman for the Holidays

  1. Roo Ciambriello says:

    Bahahaha. All of these are awful. Nice roundup, Lauren!

  2. Mary B. says:

    I would add clothing to this list. I’m due at the end of December. I have no clue what my body will look like by Christmas. I have no clue what it will look like after the baby is born. I have no clue when or if I will get my pre-pregnancy body back (I want to lose the baby weight, but my measurements are likely to change). A few of my in-laws insist on sending me clothing every month or so-stuff that wouldn’t even fit before I was pregnant-and I’m a little scared of any clothes they might send as a Christmas gift. I’m emotional enough as it is, I don’t need to be sobbing over some dress to wear “when you get your figure back!” Gift cards to my favourite stores? No problem. Assuming you know my style, size, and shape? Don’t bother.

  3. sarahh says:

    I guess it depends on the person. I was planning to give people our registry info if they ask what to get me for Xmas, and birthday – I’d freaking love baby stuff mostly because it’s expensive, I don’t need that much stuff of my own, and it’s the happiest thing we could possibly have going on this year. I wouldn’t turn down a massage, but we aren’t planning to have a traditional baby shower, and the baby stuff is sooooo much more practical (and therefore appreciated). Mom-to-be not stressing as much about all the crap we need to buy = pampered mom-to-be in my book. :)

  4. tessa. says:

    I agree a muumuu is a horrendous idea, but i took a nicer spin on ot. I got my very, VERY pregnant cousin one of those cute hawaiian dresses? That have the stretchy top that just goes around the chest and sorta just flares a little from There, she loved it! Cute and comfy!!! Just an idea if you DID want to get something like that!!

  5. Joanna says:

    I’d have to say that baby items would be ok with me too. They are expensive and much needed. People seem to do a much better job of picking out baby gifts then they do trying to shop for “mom”. baby sizes are relatively easy to figure out and the styles are pretty much whatever is available on the rack. I say bring on the baby gifts this Christmas!

  6. Noelle says:

    I got baby gifts when I was pregnant two Christmases ago and I was more than happy with that! Less stuff I had to buy!

  7. Nadia says:

    Personally, I think that the pickle soap and the embryo ornament are hilarious! But then again, I have a weird sense of humor. I definitely wouldn’t mind getting either of those for Christmas. (In fact, I might just buy one of those pickle soaps!) I also wouldn’t mind baby items! We are tight on money, and it would help us a lot to get some of our needed items as gifts. I don’t need anything for myself, but my baby needs a ton of stuff! Plus, I LOVE getting baby stuff. I would never appreciate a muumuu or a wine basket though. That is just insensitive!

  8. Lisa says:

    I thought getting stuff for my baby was fine, especially b/c she was born shortly after Christmas. There isn’t really so much I nedd or want and the items we actually did need for the baby were Appreciated. I do find the fetus ornament and pickle soap kind of comical, that would’t bptehr me at all either.

  9. Rowena Starling says:

    How wonderful to help people with this! I absolutely agree with all of these. Treating pregnant women like WOMEN who are extra special at the moment is what is needed.

  10. Sanriobaby =^.^= says:

    Personally, I wouldn’t mind being gifted baby items for my LO for Christmas, but that’s just me. That embryo pendant on the other hand, is a HUGE FAIL!

  11. Canuckmom says:

    I agree on the baby stuff. My MIL got me lots of clothes etc for my first (due Jan.1) and I just told her thanks, but I don’t think any of it will fit me. She was kind of confused about this until my hubby asked if she’d like clothes for one of her kids as a gift for her.

  12. Kelly B says:

    I wouldve loved to have a body pillow like that. But I agree with the rest.

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