If you’re looking for a gift guide for the mom to be in your life, I’ve got you covered! Pregnancy/postpartum is such a unique, special time in a person’s life and what a joy to celebrate them with some thoughtful gifts this holiday season!
- Barefoot Dreams cardigan
When I was pregnant with Madeleine, someone on Reddit said that the Barefoot Dreams cardigan was a lifesaver for them when they were postpartum with their winter baby. I bought one, and I LIVED IN IT. It’s SO SOFT and depending on which one you get, it has some extra fabric that I used as a blanket to wrap my girls in while we snuggled.If you’re looking for a Barefoot Dreams gift idea that’s more budget friendly, I love their socks!
- Earth Mama Organics tea
Earth Mama has some of the best teas for pregnancy and postpartum support! Personally, I love the Peaceful and Throat Smoothie ones the best (and they’re not pregnancy-specific!). Code STEPHANIEMARTIAN25 will save you 25% as of 11/11/22.
- Kindred Bravely pajamas
There are so many great options on Kindred Bravely for some comfy maternity/postpartum/nursing pajamas, depending on the season the baby is born. I gave birth (both times) in September, so after the postpartum night sweats passed, I was waking up at night in the freezing cold and needed to stay cozy. For me, these fleece pajamas would have been a great option, but they also have nightgowns and a super soft short sleeve bamboo short set.
- Phone photo printer
Chances are, her phone is about to EXPLODE with photos, many of which stay on her phone. A small phone to photo printer like this HP Sprocket will give her the chance to print little photos of her baby – to keep for herself or to share.
- Cozy slippers
This one seems like a duh, but recently I read that a productivity hack is wearing hard sole footwear during the day to increase your productivity. Not that new moms need to be productive, but I think it can help stay cozy but also make you feel a little bit more like a functioning human. I consciously choose to wear my slippers when I want to be cozy but need to have a productive day.
- Products to relieve ailments
This one requires a bit more investigation, but pregnancy is wild and does crazy things to people’s bodies. Finding out if there’s anything they’re experiencing and gifting them something to help with that is a kind, specific gift that I know would be appreciated! Here are a few remedies for common pregnancy ailments -For Heartburn – Earth Mama Heartburn tea
For Hemorrhoids (I got them with my 2nd and truly thought I was going to die) – Earth Mama Sitz Bath & Perineal balm
For Leg cramps – 8 Sheep Organics sleepy body lotion
- A new water bottle
This one seems so basic, but towards the end of pregnancy and then during postpartum (and especially if breastfeeding), water intake is so important to keep mom + baby healthy. This is SO BASIC but I finally got one of the Stanley water bottles and I get the appeal. It’s pretty, holds a LOT of water but also has a handle and can be easily carried around + in the car… I’m a fan. Simple Modern also has a very comparable one that is a little more affordable!
- Gift Cards
When all else fails, gift cards are a great idea. You could get them for Door Dash/Uber Eats to either use postpartum or when they’re too tired to cook. Gift cards for clothing stores they like are also helpful, since bodies don’t just return “to normal” after giving birth. That way she’ll be able to buy clothes for her new body postpartum.