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Gifts that pregnant women actually want

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

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Gift ideas for pregnant women

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Gift ideas for pregnant women

On the surface, it may seem like pregnant women are hard to shop for — especially if you've never been pregnant yourself. 

But in reality, there are actually a ton of things that an expecting mama wants (and needs) that make for perfect presents. Check out these fun gifts.

Originally published December 2015. Updated November 2016.

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Ginger macaroon nursing chemise

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Ginger macaroon nursing chemise

This glorious chemise from Cake Maternity is perfect for her expanding belly and designed for easy breastfeeding access after her baby is born. (Cake Maternity, $85)

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Therapy massage bar

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Therapy massage bar

Organic cocoa butter blends with organic shea and organic essential oils into a massage bar from LUSH that pregnant moms will love. (LUSH USA, $12)

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New mama essentials deluxe collection

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New mama essentials deluxe collection

Pamper the mama-to-be with this amazing gift set from Dear Baby Products (Etsy, $75). 

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Baby toy subscription box

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Baby toy subscription box

The mama-to-be on your list will love a big box full of awesome baby toys. And her baby will too. (Please and Carrots, price varies)

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Grocery delivery service

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Grocery delivery service

Gift her with grocery delivery services that she can customize to her own needs, for before or after the baby is born.

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aden + anais daydream blanket

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aden + anais daydream blanket

Gorgeous and warm, the aden + anais daydream blanket is perfect for snuggling on the couch. (aden + anais, $150)

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Amazon Fire

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Amazon Fire

For those moms-to-be who are on bed rest, a brand-new tablet (Amazon.com, $50) can help beat the boredom.

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One-time maid service

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One-time maid service

A generous gift of a one-time deep cleaning will be very much appreciated.

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Pregnancy journal

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Pregnancy journal

A cute pregnancy journal that the expectant mother can use to pen her wishes, hopes and dreams is an excellent gift. (Amazon.com, $14)

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Warm socks

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Warm socks

Toasty toes can be the difference between comfort and misery for a pregnant mama. (Duluth Trading Company, $20)

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A nice camera

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A nice camera

If you're looking to really splurge, a nice camera is the perfect gift for an expecting mother. Smart phones work in a pinch, but there's really no substitute for a quality camera. (Best Buy, $500)

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Bottle dryer rack

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Bottle dryer rack

This "grassy" drying rack is not only super functional, it's also super cute. Expecting mamas who don't want to skimp on pretty design in their home will truly appreciate it. (Amazon, $14)

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Belly Buds

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Belly Buds

These fun prenatal headphones attach to her belly so baby can listen to music and voices, which is said to help with brain development. (Amazon, $50)

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"Napping for Two" shirt

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"Napping for Two" shirt

This shirt is funny because it's so true. (Thug Life Shirts, $28)

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Giraffe razor extension handle

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Giraffe razor extension handle

When you're pregnant, even just shaving your legs is a major chore. A handy-dandy extension pole makes things a little easier. (Amazon, $30)

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'Preggatinis' book

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'Preggatinis' book

Just because she's pregnant, it doesn't mean she doesn't still want a fun cocktail. Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be has a bunch of tasty virgin drinks, so she can still party during the holiday season. (Amazon, $12)

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Mama Mio beauty pack

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Mama Mio beauty pack

Help her feel pampered at home with Mama Mio's "Your Pregnancy Essentials" lotion and face wash kit. (Amazon, $36)

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Gifts for pregnant women

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Gifts for pregnant women

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