10 Gifts for the mom-to-be
Looking for a holiday gift for a pregnant friend? Pampering and preparing are paramount, so here are 10 gifts for the mom-to-be that are all about her.
Basket of Mommy Goodies
Bath-and-body gift set
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Philosophy has put together a "For Mommy with Love" gift set specifically for new moms. Facial cleanser, moisturizer, foaming bath and shower cream and perfumed body lotion will make it easy to pamper and protect her own body and skin while caring for baby (Amazon, $32).
Nursing pajamas and robe
Recovering from childbirth takes time. Any new mom will appreciate the comfort and style of this maternity pajama set from Olian, which includes a nursing top and pants, wrap-style robe and matching baby gown (Amazon, $124).
Every new mom knows that a diaper bag is the most functional accessory she will ever own. This Kate Spade baby bag has everything a practical diaper bag should have — a zippered top, pockets galore, a changing pad and stroller straps — plus style to spare. (Kate Spade, $298)
Honest Company Essentials Bundle
If she isn't already on a mission to eliminate toxins from the home, she probably will be once baby arrives. Make clean living easy by gifting her with an Honest Company Essentials Bundle, which includes five premium, natural non-toxic personal-care and home-cleaning products of your choice (The Honest Company, $36 per month).
Gift card for mani/pedi or massage
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Give the mom-to-be the gift of relaxation with a gift card that lets her put up her feet and get pampered. Treat her with a gift certificate for a manicure/pedicure at her favorite nail salon or a prenatal massage at the spa.
Nursery book ends
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Every nursery needs a sweet pair of bookends to hold baby's favorite storybooks. These weighted wool felt animal bookends would be at home in just about any nursery (RH Baby & Child, $55 per bookend).
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Give her a piece of jewelry like this timeless, double-sided clear glass locket from Classic Designs. Once baby arrives, the new mom can slip in a photo and have a keepsake to remember that special moment in time forever (Etsy, $59).
Give her a modern nursing poncho and she'll never have to whip out an apron-like cover while nursing baby in public. These lightweight covers convert into a scarf when nursing time is over (Etsy, $32).
Have a friend adopting a baby? Check out our holiday gift ideas for adoptive parents.