My due date in my first pregnancy was December 27th. All I wanted for Christmas that year was to go into labor already! I didn’t get that wish. Instead, my husband bought me several sweet ornaments for our tree. Each year since then, I take them out when we trim the tree and fondly remember the last days before our son was born.
Last Christmas, I was about 14 weeks along with my second pregnancy. I finally had some energy back and I was able to enjoy favorite holiday activities like going to see outdoor light displays and decorating cookies with my son. My husband gave me a gift card to Sephora which was perfect – I was able to go pick out fantastic skin creams to combat the dry, itchy skin pregnancy in winter brings with it. Not only that, the shopping trip was an excuse for a girl’s afternoon with a friend!
If you’re wondering what to get for the pregnant woman on your shopping list, look no further! Here’s a list of a few gift ideas that will warm any mom-to-be’s heart!
Snoogle Body PIllow 1 of 10Give her the gift of sleep! This is the Cadillac of body pillows for pregnant women.
Purchase for $51.95 at BabyEarth.com
Personalized Jewelry 2 of 10A lovely necklace is a way to wear her baby's name close to her heart. Buy one now if you already know the baby's name, or buy a gift card to use later.
Purchase for $40 at Love Stamped
Spa Visit 3 of 10A gift card to a spa for a prenatal massage is a great way to give the mom-to-be in your life a chance to relax. Top off the experience with a mani-pedi!
Purchase Prenatal Massage at Red Door Spa for $150 (see website for locations)
Lovely Lingerie 4 of 10Not all nursing bras have to look orthopedic and frumpy. Buy her a set of beautiful nursing lingerie to make her feel special.
Purchase from Bare Necessities for $58
Special Skin Care 5 of 10It may not stop stretch marks, but a luxurious set of skin care products can make a mom feel special. Just make sure to pick a scent her sensitive nose will appreciate!
Purchase from Sephora for $30
Cleaning Service 6 of 10No woman in the third trimester, nor a brand new mom, wants to clean the bathroom. Paying for a cleaning service is a much-appreciated gift.
Merry Maids — Prices Vary
Keepsake Receiving Blanket 7 of 10Pick out an extra special blanket for baby. It can be something she saves for years to come to remember this special time.
Purchase from Ralph Lauren for $221.25
Stylish Maternity Pajamas 8 of 10Is she sleeping in oversized sweats? Get her some nice maternity pajamas to keep her snug during the cold months.
Purchase from A Pea In the Pod for $109.50
Nursery Artwork 9 of 10Is there a special theme you two are planning for the nursery? Some little details that's a splurge, so you've hesitated on buying it? Go ahead and get it. She'll appreciate it!
Purchase from Mod Tots — Price Varies by Size
Babymoon Getaway 10 of 10A couple of nights at a luxury hotel before the baby comes can be a welcome treat for both of you. Look for special "romance" packages!
Romance Package at The Willard Intercontinental, Washington DC, $400 per night
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