One of my best friends recently became a mom, which has been a transformative experience for her and an eye-opening one for me. I'm learning firsthand about the realities of new parents, and it's truly heartwarming to see how happy she is.
When choosing the products to gift and hopefully make their new chapter less overwhelming, I kept these key themes in mind: comfort, convenience and wellness. My thinking was that anything that either helps nurture her baby or eases her own discomforts will be greatly appreciated.
I'm happy to report that my friend was very pleased with my choices. If there's a special mom-to-be on your shopping list, now is the time to treat her to small and big luxuries. From oil diffusers to silk pajamas, I've highlighted the best gifts for your pregnant family member or work friend.
- Additional reporting by India Yaffe, Rebecca Brown and Alessia Santoro