40 Gifts the Pregnant Woman In Your Life Will Use for Nine Long Months—and Beyond

The books she needs to read and gifts that will make her more comfortable.

There comes a time in one's life when suddenly, everyone around them is pregnant. It happens quickly, and along with the joy of a new baby to look forward to comes an at times overwhelming amount of gift-giving for the moms-to-be. There also happens to be an overwhelming amount of gift options to give.

Consider this, then, a cheat sheet for baby showers, announcements and general gift-giving. A well-stocked list of 40 items that will be well-loved and well used both during pregnancy and beyond that go far beyond baby books and slippers (but there are a few great classics, too).

Check out 40 of the best gifts for pregnant women below.

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Gifts for Pregnant Women

Parachute Soft Rib Slippers 

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Our feet are cozy just looking at these $49 slippers, which will come just as in handy during pregnancy and at the hospital as they will for middle-of-the-night feedings. Bonus points if you get the matching robe, too. Check out the Parachute soft rib slippers here.

The Bellaband Original Belly Band

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There are so many chic maternity clothes available these days, but nothing compares to your tried and true wardrobe. These genius bands prolong wear for your loved ones' favorite clothes a bit longer without worrying about feeling too tight. Check out the Bellaband original belly band here. 

Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal, Sparkling Drinks 

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The tagline of this gorgeous new book reads: "zero alcohol, 100% deliciousness." Based on the cover alone we believe it. This new book is the perfect pregnancy companion, with 224 pages of stunning, booze-free beverages to make and sip on. Check out Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal, Sparkling Drinks here. 

Expecting Better

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When it comes to pregnancy, everyone has an opinion, including this book. The difference is that this book actually knows what it's talking about, lays out exactly what a pregnant person wants to know in an easy to digest way. Check out Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know here.

The Big Fat Activity Book For Pregnant People 

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You need to have a bit of a sense of humor to keep you going through pregnancy. If not, this book will do it for you. Stacked with activities and snark, it will help any pregnant person stay busy—and sane—with snark. Check out the Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People here. 

Bedvoyage Bamboo Maternity Bed Sheets Pre & Post Pregnancy

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Comfort is key during pregnancy -- and cool, too. These sheets, made from bamboo and designed specifically for pre and postpartum, take that sentiment literally. The $165 set comes with a fitted and flat sheet along with two pillowcases and the promise of keeping cool all night long. Check out the Bedvoyage bamboo maternity sheets here. 

An At-Home Prenatal Massage

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A prenatal massage is a great gift for a pregnant person. An at-home pre-natal massage is even better. Give your loved one the gift of relaxation without forcing them to leave their house to get it. Genius. Check out Zeel here. 

Elemis Mom-To-Be Bodycare Favorites 

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Elemis products bring the spa experience to your bathroom, and these mom-to-be friendly products are no exception. This kit comes with everything you need to keep skin healthy and muscles less sore. Plus they smell incredible.Check out Elemis' Bodycare Favorites here. 

Brookstone Rechargeable Mini Fan 

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For the mom who is always on the go, this rechargeable fan is perfect for the inevitable hot flashes and summer days. Plus, it's perfect to throw in the stroller once baby arrives. Check out the Brookstone rechargeable mini fan here.

Ana Luisa Mama Necklace

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A perfect way to keep her soon-to-be new title close to the heart. This dainty necklace is also perfect for layering and at under $50, an affordable, thoughtful gift. Check out the Ana Luisa mama necklace here. 

A Mani/Pedi

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There is no gift more useful than the one that lets a pregnant person do something for themselves before they have no time to do anything for themselves. A mani/pedi is a perfect gift to give someone ahead of going into labor. Their hands and (likely swollen) feet will thank you. Check out Spafinder here. 

Summer Fridays Babymoon Belly Balm 

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This luxurious balm has a thick consistency and a subtle scent—perfect for pregnancy smell aversions. Moms-to-be love its hydrating and skin-protecting properties. Check out the Summer Fridays Babymoon belly balm here.

Bala 1 Lb Weights 

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For the mom-to-be who has taken on a prenatal fitness routine, these lightweights are perfect for the low-impact workout. Plus, they slip on and off and come in so many cute colors. Check out the Bala weights here. 

Seraphine Lace Maternity & Nursing Bralette

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It's not always easy to find sexy maternity lingerie. Seraphine has got you covered. The beloved maternity brand's bralette offerings are plentiful, including this pretty lace number that can be worn during nursing, too. Check out the Seraphine lace maternity & nursing bralette here. 

Papier Big Plans Planner

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Google Calendar is great and all, but there's something so special—and memorable—about handwriting yourself reminders for things like pregnancy doctor's appointments. This "big plans" planner is fitting for keeping track of this big, exciting time. Check out the Papier big plans planner here. 

Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirit 

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For the friend who won't bother with an entire recipe book of non-alcoholic cocktails, this bottle is perfect just on the rocks. Seedlip, a non-alcoholic spirit company, features three gorgeous booze-free bottles, including Grove, a citrus-y flavor with lemon peel, orange, lemongrass and ginger. Yum. Check out Seedlip here. 

Hatch Belly Masks 

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Why should masks only be for our faces? These belly masks (yes, really) is moisturizing and claims to help minimize the appearance of stretch marks on pregnant bellies. Plus, how much fun does it sound to apply? Check out the Hatch belly masks here. 

Homesick Baby Gender Reveal Candle 

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No matter how you feel about a gender reveal party, chances are you're in agreement that there are subtle, danger-free ways to make the announcement. Enter this Homesick candle, which features a black strip on the label that either turns blue or pink when lit. Plus, it promises a light, floral scent. The whole thing just sounds pleasant. Check out the Homesick gender reveal candle here. 

Hydromate 64 Oz. Water Bottle 

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A pregnant friend might not look at something that will make her have to pee more often as a gift, but that's exactly what hydration is: a present. The addition of time stamps might not seem like they would make a difference, but they seriously up your water intake. Your friend will thank you (from the bathroom, most likely). Check out the Hydromate 64 oz. bottle here. 

Breedlove Beauty Co. Pure Organic Rosehip Seed Oil 

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If you're looking for something a loved one can use not just on her belly but all over, look no further. This $17 rosehip oil provides deep moisture for hair, face and body—and is beauty editor-approved. You'll want to order one for yourself, too. Check out the Lovebreed Beauty Co. organic rosehip oil here. 

Yui Brooklyn Pregnancy Candle 

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We're going to come out and say it: These candles are perfect. What better way to celebrate this beautiful moment than with a fun art piece that will no doubt become a conversation starter and are made by a small business? Check out the Yui Brooklyn Pregnancy Candle here.

The B.O.D. Polka Daze Jumpsuit 

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Who wouldn't want to live in this? With plenty of room for a bump and wrinkle-free fabric, this jumpsuit is a perfect gift to any pregnant person planning to get dressed over the course of their pregnancy. Check out the B.O.D. polka daze jumpsuit here. 

Related: 100 Quotes About Pregnancy

Beneath Your Mask Nourish Skin & Hair Serum 

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This little serum packs a big punch both for hair and skin, two things a mom-to-be will be focused on (other than the baby, of course). This serum promotes youthful-looking skin and moisturized hair. Check out the Beneath Your Mask nourish skin & hair serum here. 

Storq 3-Piece Lounge Set 

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Three comfortable pieces in one set? Yes, please. This $145 set is perfect for both pre and post-pregnancy, for someone who wants to look super chic with minimal effort. The matching set is a massive trend this year, and we're all for bringing that to maternity wear, too. Check out the Beneath Your Mask nourish skin & hair serum here. 

Honest Mama Bump Care Kit

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An all-in-one moment, if you will. Honest's pregnancy safe skincare set has everything one needs to help combat dry skin and keep everything hydrated. Check out the Honest mama bump care kit here. 

A Rent the Runway Gift Card 

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Rent the Runway now has maternity clothes which is—completely genius. Give your loved one the gift of not having to overhaul their entire wardrobe for pregnancy and instead have access to tons of designer duds they can wear once and send back. Check out Rent the Runway here. 

Frida Mom Labor and Delivery and Postpartum Recovery Kit 

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Ah, the gift of convenience. Frida Mom's marketing is genius, even non-pregnant people would want their offerings. But this $99.99 box, complete with anything and everything one might need before, during and after delivery is a great way to show support and help a friend remember everything she needs without thinking about it. Check out the Frida Mom labor and delivery + postpartum recovery kit here.

MZ Wallace Spring Camo Bag 

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MZ Wallace bags are notoriously light and easy to schlep around—perfect for a person already schlepping around a pregnant belly. Plus, it makes a perfect diaper bag once baby comes. Check out the Frida Mom labor and delivery + postpartum recovery kit here.

The Headspace Guide to a Mindful Pregnancy Audiobook 

Expectant moms are thrown a ton of things to read. It can be... stressful. Gifting an audiobook, especially one all about having a more mindful and meditative pregnancy would be a welcome change of pace. Check out the The Headspace Guide to a Mindful Pregnancy audiobook here. 

Related: 150 New Mom Quotes

Bio-Oil Skincare Oil 

Tried and true, this body oil is affordable, effective and on every mom's must-have list.  Check out the Bio-Oil skincare oil here. 

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Love The Bump Capri Maternity Legging

The Lululemon Align pant is widely regarded as a maternity wear favorite, but we guarantee any pregnant woman will accept this super-soft $99 pair with wide-open arms. Beyond Yoga's Spacedye fabric is incredibly comfortable, and honestly, the higher the waist the better if you ask us. Check out the Beyond Yoga spacedye love the bump capri maternity legging here. 

Crate and Barrel Framed Felt Letter Board 

Felt letter boards have become ubiquitous among new parents in the Instagram age. But they're not all created equal. This one from Crate and Barrel, for example, costs just $23 and boasts 169 letters and emojis. Imagine the possibilities. Check out the Crate and Barrel framed felt letter board here.  

Hatch The 24/7 Feeding Jumpsuit 

Where to even begin here? The fit, the versatility, the POCKETS? Give the gift that will keep on giving long after pregnancy with this cozy jumpsuit. Check out the Hatch 24/7 feeding jumpsuit here. 

Megababe Thigh Rescue 

If you're not familiar with Megababe beauty products already you're going to want to be, whether pregnant or not. Its thigh rescue, which prevents chafing, is a summer staple the pregnant people in your life will thank you for. Check out Megababe thigh rescue here. 

Qalo Women's Classics Silicone Ring Gift Set 

The pregnant person's solution for swollen fingers. This set of silicone rings can be used as a stand-in for wedding rings, any rings, really. They're great to wear at the gym too, both during and after pregnancy. Check out the Qalo women's classics silicone ring set here. 

Related: Best Gifts for New Moms

Hoka One One's Women's Hupana Slip Sneaker 

Hoka One One makes some of the most comfortable sneakers there are. Add the ease of a slip on and boom: perfect pregnancy shoe. Not to mention they're super cute, too. Check out the Hoka One One Hupana women's slip here. 

Bombas Compression Socks 

If you think socks aren't sexy then you haven't worn Bombas. OK, they're still not sexy per se, but they are the best socks. Period. This pair specifically, which offers medium strength compression, will make a pregnant friend's feet very happy. Check out the Hoka One One Hupana women's slip here. 

Leachco Snoogle Chic Jersey Support Pillow

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We know these are gifts for pregnant people but—you might just want to keep this one for yourself. Beloved by moms-to-be, this pillow is incredibly comfortable and supportive, assisting in getting as much sleep as possible before baby. Check out the Leachco snoogle chic jersey support pillow here. 

Kate McLeod Mama Stone

Kate McLeod's body stones, well, rock. The solid moisturizer boasts incredible reviews and a massive following. But they are a bit of a splurge. At $38, it makes a perfect gift for a mom-to-be that she might not buy for herself. Check out the Kate McLeod mama stone here. 

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