Celebrate your favorite new moms and pregnant moms-to-be this holiday season with gifts that honor their role as mom and make their busy lives easier. Read on for our top picks for holiday gifts pregnant women and new moms.
Highland Plaid Wrap
It’s an upgrade to her usual cover-up, for pregnancy, post-partum and beyond. The palette is perfect for winter wear, will instantly upgrade any outfit and is as soft as a blanket for cuddling wee ones as needed. Delicately fringed ends. Comes gift wrapped in hand-crafted wooden crate with ribbon.
See it at oliveandcocoa, $104.
Platinum Classic Clutch by Freshly Picked
Keep those essentials organized and right at your finger tips with this chic little clutch just big enough to keep your money, keys, phone and lipstick from disappearing into your diaper bag. And it can go from diaper bag to date night with the option to carry around your wrist or your shoulder. It's 100% wipeable, spill-resistant inside and out and has four pockets (1 exterior, 3 interior). It even comes with a nylon changing pad!
Get it now at freshlypicked.com, $95.
Personalized Sky Map from My Sky Moment
For a beautiful and unique way to commemorate a child's birth (or a first date, wedding or other special event), create a star map that reveals what the night sky looked like on a certain night at a specific location. Choose a background color (black, white, dark blue, gray blue or aquamarine) and add a decorative icon, like a star, heart, wedding bands, religious symbol or pink or blue baby feet.
Available at myskymoment.com, prices start at $49.
I Love Mom Gift Box from The Little Market
This one-and-done gift includes a handmade tassel bracelet, Himalayan sea salt soaking salts and a paraffin- and coconut-blend candle. You choose the scent for the salts and candle from soothing options including peppermint, chamomile, rose or lavender, and the gift arrives packaged in a stylish gift box. This is a present you'll feel great about giving: Online fair-trade shop The Little Market sells handmade items made by female artisans around the world and was founded by women (including Lauren Conrad) to empower women. The candle ($30) is also available on its own in more than 50 decadent scents.
Gift set available at thelittlemarket.com, $86.
Engraved Watches from Treehut
A beautiful timepiece is always a treasured gift. Treehut's handcrafted watches are made from wood and other natural materials, such as marble, but what will really catch your eye is what's on the back of the watch face. You can have your watch engraved with up to 10 words plus a heart symbol. Choose an inspirational phrase, a declaration of love, your baby's full name and birth date—whatever phrase you think will make time stand still when you read it.
Available at treehut.co, price varies by style.
Trey + Glo Apothecary Soy Candle
We found your next candle addiction: Trey + Glo Apothecary’s soy candles. They are all hand-blended, hand-poured and 100% crafted with love by a mama. Give one to yourself and all the mothers in your life. Currently available in four scents: “Daphne” (bayberry + balsam); “Sarge” (sandalwood + citrus flower); “Deena” (blueberry + buttermilk); and “Manoja” (white tea + fig tree).
Get yours today at treyglo.com, $20
Madrid Bodycon Midi Skirt from Marste
Here's how to make your new-mom bod look and feel fantastic: Slip on the soft, stretchy Madrid cotton skirt from Marste. This lined pencil skirt comes in three wearable shades (black, gray and a dark plum) and, best of all, it's available in size 0-22. This chic, brand-new clothing line comes from the founder of Makeup Geek cosmetics, Marlena Stell, who gets fashion and the diverse beauty of women's bodies. Case in point: When you visit the website, you can choose which of three models you want to see showing off the pieces for sale. Select the model whose body shape or size most matches yours, and then get to shopping!
Available at marstefashion.com, $90.
Baby Carrier from Colugo
When you're toting your child around town, you want a baby carrier that supports them safely and comfortably, lets them face inward and outward, and is easy to take on and off. The new Colugo baby carrier gives you all that and much more, including lightweight, breathable fabric to keep you and baby cool during your treks, and a game-changing storage area, big enough for your phone, wallet, keys, and even diapers and wipes. It comes in navy, lavender and black, as well as fun prints, such as floral and camo. Colugo sells directly through its website, which means big cost savings (and excellent customer service) for you.
Available at hicolugo.com, $125.
Wine Collarless Maternity Coat from JoJo Maman Bebe
Who said maternity coats have to be black or navy? Brighten up your holidays with this classic wine-colored coat that showcases your bump in style. This soft, warm, wool/rayon coat dresses up casual looks and pairs beautifully with workwear and holiday outfits, so you'll get tons of use out of it through the chilly months.
Available at jojomamanbebe.com, $165.
Signature Stretch Personalized Beaded Bracelet from Experimental Jewellery Club
Wear a child's name, nickname or your favorite mom mantra on your wrist with these personalized beaded bracelets. Choose your bracelet size and the color of your surrounding beads from 6 color options to make it truly mom's own. Multiple bracelets make for a bolder statement and the perfect arm party.
Available at experimentaljewelleryclub.com, $39.
Cotton Dotted Pajamas from Olive and Cocoa
Get mom out of those yoga pants and into something seriously luxe to lounge in. Don’t be dismayed by the light color, the 100% cotton PJs are 100% washable. These splurge ‘jays will make her holiday merry and bright. They come gift-wrapped, too, in a hand-crafted wood crate.
Find them at oliveandcocoa, $154
Cooking Classes from Cozymeal
Looking for a special date night or a fun way to reconnect with girlfriends post-baby? With Cozymeal, you can take a private cooking class in either the professional chef's home or yours (no need for a babysitter!). Available in more than 20 cities, Cozymeal offers classes teaching you how to make dishes ranging from ravioli or ramen to sushi or Southern comfort foods.
Learn more at Cozymeal.
Fawn Design Original in Wine
It's a backpack, it's a shoulder bag, and oh yeah...it's a diaper bag, too! Fawn Design's convertible bag is big enough to hold all your daily changing needs, plus it works great as a stylish bag when you return to work. This season's new colors include wine, navy and mustard. It also comes in classic black, grey, brown and blush. Both the inside and outside are made of 100% wipeable faux leather; the gold hardware and zippers give the bag that glam appeal; and there are 12, count 'em, pockets: 6 outside, 6 inside, including a zipper pocket.
Get it at fawndesign.com, $169.
Apptiv Workout App
Staying active during pregnancy and with a new baby can be a challenge. Ease into a fitness routine with the Aaptiv app, which offers audio-guided workouts from 25 certified trainers. You'll be able to work out at home, outdoors or at the gym on your own time, with the benefit of a trainer's expertise, helpful motivation and killer music. You'll find workouts geared toward each trimester of pregnancy, plus postnatal and stroller workouts, to keep you moving throughout motherhood.
Learn more or start your free trial at aaptiv.com/maternity.
AM Mom Fuel/PM Mom Fuel Mug & Wine Glass from East End Market Co.
You'll make a mom's day and night with this set of glasses to hold mama's coffee and wine. Choose from 5 different mug colors and 11 different colors for lettering, which is applied by hand for that personal touch.
Available at the East End Market Co. shop on etsy.com, $20 for a mug and stemless wine glass.
Warmmuffs from 7 A.M. Enfant
The best gift you never knew you needed. These brilliant gloves attach to the stroller handlebar so you never have to worry about forgetting your gloves at home or losing them on a walk. They're roomy enough to hold jacket sleeves and adjustable for larger or smaller hands. The outer fabric is water resistant, and the inside is plush and cozy. Available in cool colors and prints, including camo, shiny silver and black with the text "I'm raising a feminist."
Available at 7amenfant.com, $39-$44.
Baglett from Ameribag
This cute ergonomic bag makes it easy to stay organized without sacrificing style. The curved shape distributes weight across your back for more comfortable carrying, and it can be carried crossbody, on the shoulder or around the waist like a fanny pack, so you'll always find a spot for it when you're carrying baby or another bag. Another plus: The shiny silver interior material makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Grab it for a stroller walk with your little one or for a fun outing with friends, or pair it with a diaper bag when you want to keep your items separate and easily accessible. Comes in light microfiber or leather, two sizes and a variety of colors.
Available at ameribag.com, $20-$110, depending on fabric and size.
Belly Bandit's Ultimate Labor & Delivery Kit
Every pregnant woman wonders what to pack in a hospital bag. Belly Bandit has made it easy with the Ultimate Labor and Delivery Kit, which packs tons of essentials in a chic bag you'll use long after baby has arrived. Inside, you'll find everything from lip balm, hand cream, nursing pads and lactation bars to a cell phone charger, cozy socks, a massage roller, hair ties, a nail file and a sleep mask. That's right; they've thought of everything so mom can focus on that baby.
Available at bellybandit.com, $69.95.
Sandals by Vines Islandwear
Even if you don't make it to a tropical locale during your pregnancy or first few months with baby, you'll feel like you did with these lightly coconut-scented sandals. Available in a range of colors and three comfortable, flattering styles, you'll dress up your maternity and new-mom outfits and feel like you're on vacation even if you're just hanging out at home. These stylish sandals feature eco-friendly soles made from recycled tire rubber with memory foam on the heels for aching feet.
Available at luvmyvines.com, $54.99-$59.99.
Lunch box from Vaya Tyffyn
Pregnancy cravings are no joke. Also not funny? How little time a new mom has to eat a warm meal. That's why a stylish, practical lunch box makes a fabulous mom gift. The stainless-steel Vaya Tyffyn food containers keep food hot or cold for 5-6 hours and have leak-proof lids so you can fill them with all kinds of meals. With multiple containers and dividers to section off a container, moms can pack a variety of food for themselves or share with older babies and toddlers. The inner containers can be stored in the fridge or freezer and cleaned in the dishwasher. Choose from a number of chic colors and designs and two sizes (20 oz or 33.5 oz).
Available at vayalife.com, $38-$48, depending on size and style.
Daily Planner from momAgenda
We all know that mom life is extra busy and mom brain can be iffy, so the momAgenda Home Office Edition planner is a must for keeping on top of everything. It has a week-by-week format to keep track of mom's schedule and up to four kids (or a partner, caretaker or pet). There are also two folders to keep track of important papers.
Available at momagenda.com, $36.
Cool Mom Gift Set from Kitsch and Fancy
All new moms need self-care and to feel appreciated. And from the Mean Girls quote on the gift box to the four fun gifties inside, this decadent package is sure to make a new mom smile. Inside the box, you'll find a bath bomb, shea butter lip balm, soap and face mask. You choose the soap scent and type of mask.
Available at the Kitsch and Fancy shop on etsy.com, $25 for the set.
Matching Baby Carrier and Doll Carrier from LILLEbaby
Add sparkle to family outings with this constellation-print baby carrier that also comes as a doll carrier for older siblings who want to take care of their favorite stuffies or dollies just like mom does. LILLEbaby's COMPLETE All Seasons baby carrier offers 6 different carrying positions, a zippered pocket for valuables and a zip-down front panel that exposes cooling, breathable mesh. The doll carrier is designed for children age 3 and up and comes in a number of prints matching the baby carriers.
BlueSmart Mia Feeding Monitor
Give peace of mind around a child's feeding habits to the mom who's away from baby or concerned about bottle intake. Slip BlueSmart Mia's silicone sleeve around any baby bottle to unlock valuable feeding information like feeding temperature, amount finished, duration of feeding and angle of the bottle. The smart sleeve automatically syncs with a free app (available in Android and iOS) that tracks feeding data, so when mom's away, she can check in on baby with a few quick taps.
Available at bluesmartmia.com, $69.99.
—Eva Ingvarson Cerise