2021 Best Gifts for Pregnant Women
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2021 Best Gifts for Pregnant Women

By Amy Morrison
Pregnant woman holding her bump in the mirror

Looking for some of the best gifts for pregnant women? Here are some pregnancy-related presents I tracked down for the mom-to-be in your life. Whether she’s a good friend, the mother of your child or a co-worker who you’d like to give a funny Christmas or Mother’s day gift I’ve tried to find a good range for everyone.

THE Best Gifts for Pregnant Women

New Mom Wine Labels

Best gifts for a pregnant friend: new mom wine labels

If she’s ready to pop with the champagne corks of New Year’s, then how about these wine labels to stick on her favorite vino? Not recommended for first trimester moms who will hit you over the head with the bottle, because who wants wine they can barely drink for another six months? Find them on Etsy.

“Like A Mother” T-Shirt

Strong Like a Mother Shirt

The important thing about this shirt is that you get to give her a gift that implies the word “fuck” without her grandmother noticing. Amazon.

Harmony Ball Necklace

Traditional Harmony ball - unique gift idea for a pregnant woman

Traditionally, harmony balls have been used in Bali and Mexico. Pregnant women wear it on a long necklace during their pregnancy so the gentle chime soothes the baby in the womb as the mother moves. After the baby is born, mom wears it on a shorter necklace, that it can be played with by the baby while nursing. It had believed to be extra soothed by the sound because he/she associated it during the time in the womb. You can find this one on Etsy and an assortment of different styles here.

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Letters to My Baby

letters to my baby

She can write letters for her kids to read later, which is bound to be a mix of beautiful and hilarious. You can buy it here. (They also have a Letters to My Grandchild version if you need a gift for a keen Grandparent.)

Neck Heat Wrap

microwave heat neck wrap

Heat in microwave for comforting warmth or chill in the freezer for soothing cool. It’s one of those things that will come in handy long past pregnancy. Etsy.

Lovepop Card

I was bombarded with flowers after I had my baby (I know, poor me) which was lovely except it was one more thing for me to keep track of. These pop up cards are beyond clever and capture the thought of flowers minus the stinky vase water when you forget to change it. There are a ton of options on the Lovepop site.

Enzo Rings

silicone rings for pregnancy

So you know how your fingers can swell during pregnancy? This company makes very cool flexible silicone rings. You can get one that looks close to a metal wedding band or get fun colorful ones for stacking. Either way, they won’t have to be cut off your hand because your fingers swelled up like cocktail sausages. You can find them on their site.

Multi-use cover

copper pearl multi-cover over car seat

This nifty piece of stretchy fabric can act as a car seat cover to keep your baby warm or cool, depending on the weather. You can still access the carrying handle and your baby gets some airflow. Take it off and use it as a nursing cover. They also say you can use it as an infinity scarf but there are no pictures of that, so if you get one, let us know how it looks! I love this Monet print , but they have tons of different patterns. If you’re looking for their most popular print, it’s Bloom.


This will get a good laugh until she has to pick up a sock off the floor and she realizes the brilliance of these. Amazon.

The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People

I wish this book had existed when I was having my kids. At least I now have a default baby shower gift for pretty much anyone with a well-tuned sense of humor! It’s real life made funny. Activities for each trimester, including:

  • Mazes: Make it from Your Desk to the Bathroom Without Throwing Up
  • Lists: How to Register Without Crying
  • Journaling: Yoga Teachers (Also Your Mom Friends, Your Parents, People on Facebook, All Articles, and Everyone You Meet) Want to Tell You How to Give Birth, But You Don’t Have to Listen
  • Quizzes: Which $1500 Stroller is Different?

You can pick it up on Amazon.

Curated Spa Box

countdown to mama box

This shop on Etsy makes these gorgeous personalized gift boxes filled with organic skincare, soy candles, etc. You can find them on Etsy.

Little Sleepies Set

There is something nice about having fresh, soft pajamas. This company makes lovely pjs, robes, swaddles, etc. in family sets which would make great gifts for pregnant women. You can find them here.

Naipo Neck and Back Massager Massage Pillow

best gifts for pregnant women: massager

Talk about a great gift for pregnant women. A heated massager for lower back pain. Plus, it has an almost perfect review score from over 400 people – one or two of those had to be achy pregnant ladies. You can shop it on Amazon.

“Eating for Two” Fork

Gifts for Pregnant Women: Eating for Two Fork Pregnancy Gift Idea

Wrap this with up with a sheet cake and you’ll be the hero of the day. Etsy.

Don’t Eat Watermelon Seeds Shirt

Best gifts for pregnant women: funny pregnancy shirt don't eat the watermelon seeds

Humorous, and she can totally freak out the neighbor kids. You can find this one on Etsy. Also, check out 21 Funny Maternity T-Shirts That’ll Make You Giggle if you’re looking for a fun tee.

Belly Bandit Compression Socks

Compression socks as a practical gift idea for pregnant woman

If I say “compression socks” what do you think of? I think of someone’s grandfather in calf-length black pantyhose. Belly Bandit just came out with these cute knee-highs with contrasting colors and a scalloped top are not your grandfather’s sock-hose-things. (Here’s a post on why compression socks are so awesome during pregnancy.)  If you’re getting them for your significant other, make sure to throw in a foot rub, too. You can find them on the Belly Bandit site.

Too Pregnant to Move Pregnancy Journal

too pregnant to move book

Capture milestone memories with weekly journaling prompts and space to paste in photos and ultrasounds. Includes advice on self-care and baby care and laugh-out-loud quotes about the reality of pregnancy and the craziness of new parenthood. Amazon.

Kindred Bravely Pajamas and Loungewear

woman in nursing pajamas holding her baby

The ginormous part of pregnancy only lasts a few months. A few, seemingly never-ending, months. So maybe go with something that can pull double duty through pregnancy and into postpartum? I wanted nothing more after expelling an entire human than to curl up in some cozy jammies (and mesh underpants). You can shop them on the site. (Be sure to use the code PREGNANTCHICKEN at checkout – you’ll get 20% off.)

Lucky Fish

lucky iron fish next to lemon and mug

Okay, so iron deficiency isn’t sexy, but it sure is common in pregnant people. The Lucky Iron Fish is an easy safe way to add iron to your food or water without changing the taste and releases between 5 and 10mg of iron per use. You can read more about it here or pick one up on Amazon or from the Lucky Iron Fish site.


toms slippers on a pregnant person's feet

These kicks are perfect for anyone who needs something that’s easy to slip on and is super comfortable. (TOMS is one of our top picks to wear during pregnancy) plus, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need with every purchase. You can find them on the TOMS site.

Earth Mama Gift Set

earth mama gift sets

This set called A Little Something for Mama-to-Be!, has five travel-sized products from Earth Mama’s amazing line. It includes Ginger Fresh Deodorant, Morning Wellness Castile Body Wash, Belly Butter, Belly Oil, and an Orange Ginger Lip Balm. You can pick up the set on the Earth Mama site.

Morse Code Bracelet

These can be customized with names and phrases to make it super personal. Etsy.

Monica + Andy Robe

pregnant woman sitting on the bed in her Monica and Andy robe

This super-soft organic cotton robe for before, during, and after pregnancy will give you all the feels. It’s made from 100% organic cotton and it’s GOTS certified. You can even have it personalized. Shop them on the site.


Best Gifts for Pregnant Women: Snoogle

There is a good reason the Snoogle shows up on every “best gifts for pregnant women” list. It’s magic. It does tend to steal all the bed space but consider that preparation for after the baby arrives. Amazon.

Morning Sickness Inhaler

This nurse-invented inhaler combines five essential oils that curb morning sickness. I love that it’s in a little twist-up holder so you don’t get used to the smell (like you would if you just rubbed it on your wrist or something). If you feel the barfs coming on, twist up the cap and take a whiff. You can find them on the Soothing Scents site.

Labor and Delivery Socks

if you can read this rub my feet delivery socks

These are fun. These are practical. And these get that poor girl a foot rub. They have all kinds of fun sayings. (Be sure to use the code PREGNANTCHICKEN at checkout – you’ll get 20% off.)

Vahdam Chamomile Mint Citrus Signature Private Reserve

tin of herbal tea in green box

This company makes the most gorgeous tea collections. This one is listed as a “fresh and pure green tea blended with buoyant chamomile, mint, and citrusy notes of Lemongrass”. So if you’re shopping for a tea lover, this one might fit the bill. You can see the selection here.


row of colorful Tieks shoes

These are really gorgeous shoes that are crafted by unicorns somewhere and they are surprisingly comfy. Plus, they make you look pulled together even when you aren’t. They have a cult-like following – just type #teiks on Instagram and Oprah loves these shoes. OPRAH! You can check them out here.


Gruvi prosecco bottle

This company makes an assortment of delicious non-alcoholic beverages including rosé, IPA, stout, lager, and prosecco so you can raise a glass without the booze. You can shop the site here.

Optimist Botanicals' No Alcohol Spirits

Optimist Botanicals' no alcohol gin, vodka and tequila

While I'm on a non-booze kick, Optimist Botanicals make these no alcohol spirits, free of sugar, sodium, additives, calories and carbs. Bright is reminiscent of a lemony vodka, Fresh tastes more like a gin and Smokey is more like a tequila. You can shop them all here.

The Birth Ball

Birth balls can be a great relief to aching hips during pregnancy and alleviate back pain. I’m fairly sure I wouldn’t have survived the newborn stage without one (or three). We would strap our babies into a carrier and bounce them to sleep. Every damn night. For months. This kit includes an extra thick birth ball, a guide with trimester specific exercises, non-slip socks, a go-bag and a quick inflating hand pump.

As You Grow: Memory Book

As You Grow memory book

The gender-neutral artwork with guided sections provides space for every family to record moments from pregnancy to age five. Amazon.


moving totesavvy insert from one bag to another

Removable organizer insert that makes any bag a diaper bag. The original version includes 11 pockets – including an insulated pocket – key clasp, and a washable changing mat. You can find them on the ToteSavvy site.

Drinking for Two

drinking for two book

It has 45+ delicious, plant-based mocktail recipes carefully crafted to deliver essential nutrients and antioxidants, and target common pregnancy symptoms. Amazon.

LiBa Back and Neck Massager Tool

This handy gadget may look a little like a hybrid plant hanger and torture device but at least it doesn’t look like a vibrator. Amazon.

Countdown to Mama Box

countdown to mama box

Countdown to Mama is an “Advent Calendar” style gift box for expecting moms to countdown to their due date with 14 gifts wrapped inside the drawers. The gifts are NICE too. Everything from a 5-in-1 Organic Cotton Nursing Cover to a Nest Toiletry Set. Bonus: use the code PREGNANTCHICKEN for $15 off, free shipping, free gift wrapping and free card personalization. You can find them on their site.


pregnant woman wearing blisslets band

This nausea relief jewelry uses P6 acupressure. The P6 (Nei-Kuan) point, located between the two central tendons below the wrist, has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for nausea and morning sickness.

I love that these comfortable bands look like nice bracelets rather than something for a wrist ailment or a tennis game. Use the code PREG20 for 20% off. You can find them here.

Custom Pregnancy Silhouette

Pregnant woman silhouette - mother's day gifts pregnant

Simply send a photo of her pregnant profile and they will email you back a printable .jpeg file. This would be so sweet in a pretty frame – just note which size you order. Buy it here.

Initial Necklace

initial and arrow gold necklace with two charms

This keepsake necklace has two dainty wire-wrapped gemstones with one hand-stamped arrow and one hand-stamped initial. The arrow symbol is meant to represent protection for the wearer. Buy it here.

Premium Ice Cream Collection

four custom pregnancy ice creams

The folks at eCreamery make these delicious premium ice cream collection. Each handcrafted pint is named with a special title and make tasty gifts for pregnant women. Buy them here.

Butter Non-Toxic nail polish

butter non-toxic nail polish in pink

If she’s concerned about some of the harsh chemicals that can go into regular polish – these high pigment nail lacquers are “8 Free” – no Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dbp, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Or Tphp, in any of their formulas. Buy them here.

Artsy Voiceprint

baby heartbeat custom sound print

They create personalized nursery art using a recording of your baby’s heartbeat. Buy them here.

Mama Mug

Mug with Freddy Mercury

I mean, c’mon. Who on the planet won’t sing along to this sucker? You can buy it here.

Bad-Ass Bitch Soy Candle

Mug with Freddy Mercury

Anyone who is going to get a person out of them is truly badass. These hand-poured candles are made with all-natural vegan soy wax and come in an 11 ounce Rock Glass container. Buy it here.


pregnant woman lying on inflatable maternity pillow

This is an inflatable maternity pillow raft with a hole to lie on your stomach during pregnancy. The holo can be used on land or water and is great for when you just want to relax and want to lie on your tummy. You can buy it here.

Ember Mug

A running joke in the parenting world is how often you have to reheat coffee and/or forget it in the microwave. Ember Mugs allow you to set and maintain your preferred drinking temperature for hot beverages. You can find them here.

Wumblekin Boxes

box filled with maternity items as gifts for pregnant women. Wumblekin box

These hand-curated boxes are not your average bear. Each item is selected by a pregnancy professional (many who are moms too) and delivered right to your door when you need them.

The company was created by a labor and delivery nurse (Andrea) and a social worker (Erin) who wanted to demystify the process of pregnancy and birth with evidence-based practices. So each box item isn’t a guess as to what you need at each trimester; it’s a well-researched, must-have.

Boxes range from $50-$70 and they have 5 different boxes (1st, 2nd, 3rd Trimesters, Labor+Birth, and 4th Trimester) and make great gifts for pregnant women. Use the code WUMBLECHICKEN to get free shipping and 15% off one Wumblekin box! You can see what the box would contain here.

Also see Best Pregnancy Subscription Boxes

Looking for Stocking Stuffers or Small Gifts for a Pregnant Woman?

I’ve created an Amazon list of some great small items that are fun, inexpensive and useful.

Need more gift ideas?

Check out our gift guide in our Most Helpful Posts section.

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