27 Gifts for Pregnant Women That Are Cute and Congratulatory

Know someone who's expecting? We’ve found the best gifts for the pregnant women in your life.
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Updated July 31, 2023
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You may be an expert at birthday present shopping, but finding a gift for a pregnant friend is a whole other ballgame. When it comes to gifts for pregnant women, the best ones strike the delicate balance between whimsical and practical. And because every pregnant woman deserves to be pampered, a thoughtfully picked present will go a long way—and they’re sure to think of you everytime they use it.

Wondering what the best gifts for pregnant women are? We know exactly what they might need to make sure they feel spoiled and loved. We’ve selected the best products to soothe, comfort and delight these mamas-to-be, from the small things they’ll use daily to gifts that’ll make them excited for the journey ahead.

Best Gifts for Pregnant Women

Cute and cozy loungewear

Gap Maternity Modal 3-Piece Set
Image: Gap
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Gap|From $74.99

Let’s start this list with the basics—loungewear that’ll absolutely make any mom-to-be’s day. Stretchy, super-soft and adorable, this cozy three-piece set is one of our favorite gifts for pregnant women because it works for both pregnancy and post-partum. (Plus, it makes a great addition to any hospital bag!)

Pregnancy-safe pamper body set

Mama Mio Bloomin' Lovely Set
Image: Amazon
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Give your fave mom-to-be an excuse to pamper herself from head to toe with this set of nourishing and rejuvenating essentials for the tummy, legs and chest. Powered by natural, plant-based actives and housed in sustainable packaging, this one is a go-to gift for any pregnant friend.

Doula deck

The Doula Deck for Expecting and New Moms
Image: Uncommon Goods
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Uncommon Goods|$19

This beautiful deck of cards was designed by a doula to help moms-to-be through the whole journey of pregnancy and beyond. With daily meditations, exercises and positive affirmations, we love this gift for pregnant women who need some self-care.

Maternity jumpsuit

HATCH The Body Rib Unitard
Image: Shopbop

You know your friend’s aesthetic better than anyone else. So why not help jumpstart their chic maternity wardrobe with this super simple yet super stylish LBJ (that’s short for little black jumpsuit!). The finely ribbed fabric provides equal amounts compression and comfort, while also being moisture-wicking and breathable—making this maternity jumpsuit one they’ll want to wear over and over.

Eye mask, socks and scrunchie travel set

Barefoot Dreams In the Wild Eye Mask, Socks & Scrunchie Travel Set
Image: Nordstrom

Whether your preggers pal is returning home from a hard day at the office or traveling on a babymoon, they’ll adore this super soft and cozy travel set from Barefoot Dreams. It contains a delicious eye mask, yummy socks and a super gentle hair elastic.

Pregnancy journal

Becoming Mama Pregnancy Journal
Image: Anthropologie
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Practical and pretty gifts for pregnant women are hard to come by, but the sweetest gift of all is a way to preserve the most memorable moments of pregnancy. Enter this guided journal: With 52 weeks of entries spread over four trimesters and containing fun checklists and prompts, your bestie will be able to document all the highs and lows of the next few months.

Insulated water bottle

Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler
Image: Stanley

The best gifts for pregnant women? The ones that help make pregnancy a little bit easier. This insulated water bottle from Stanley does just that by keeping mamas-to-be hydrated. This 40-ounce vacuum-insulated stainless steel option keeps it cool, is cute to carry on the go (thanks to its convenient carry handle) and makes the perfect bedtime accessory for middle-of-the-night thirst quenches.

Fuzzy slippers

Minnetonka Lilly Faux Shearling Slippers
Image: Nordstrom
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The softest fuzzy slippers? Yes, please! This adorable faux-shearling pair will keep your pregnant friend’s footies comfy, warm and supported throughout those exhausting nine+ months.

Sonogram frame

Pearhead Trimester Sonogram Picture Frame
Image: Target

Looking for a unique and special way to turn baby’s sonograms into a keepsake piece of art? Your favorite expectant mama will cherish this three-trimester frame well after they get to meet their little one.

Maternity support belt

Belly Bandit Upsie Belly Pregnancy Support Band
Image: Nordstrom

Your friend might put on a brave face, but pregnancy lasts a whole 40+ weeks, and carrying around an extra human (or two!) can put added strain on the back, hips, pelvic area and abdomen. This maternity belt can help offer support and compression when they need it most. Talk about a useful gift for pregnant women!

Calming bath salts

HATCH Mama Calm Belly and Body Bath Soak
Image: HATCH

Your friend will love this bath soak made from organic coconut milk and Himalayan sea salt; it alleviates pregnancy aches and pains, while also nourishing your skin as it stretches. Plus, anything that helps a mama-to-be find some relaxation is a great gift for pregnant women if you ask us!

Quality maternity bra

Bravado Designs Ballet Nursing Bra
Image: Macy's

The most underrated gift for pregnant women? A comfy nursing bra that she can enjoy wearing throughout her pregnancy and beyond. This one also gets bonus points for all the pretty mesh detailing, as well as durable sleek nylon fabric that's soft enough to sleep in and pretty enough to feel sexy in.

Mom mug

Rifle Paper Co. Super Mom Porcelain Mug
Image: Rifle Paper Co.
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Rifle Paper Co.|$22

She might not be able to chug coffee at the moment, but she’ll appreciate drinking her once-a-day half-caff or mint tea out of this adorable “Super Mom” mug (because, let’s face it—all moms and moms-to-be are superheroes). Once baby arrives, she’ll be filling this cup with caffeinated goodness over and over again.

Compression socks

Kindred Bravely Premium Maternity Compression Socks (2-Pack)
Image: Kindred Bravely

Still searching for great gifts for pregnant women? While in the past they wouldn’t check the cute box, pregnancy compression socks definitely score points on practicality. Any mama-to-be would love the stabilizing relief they offer (20 to 30 mmHG of compression), as well as the comfy fit and quality. They work wonders during pregnancy, when leg and foot pain and swelling are at an all-time high.

Nursing pillow

Boppy Original Nursing Support Pillow
Image: Target

This nursing pillow will help both new and seasoned mamas breastfeed comfortably, making it one of the most useful pregnancy gifts. Plus, this gift for pregnant women doubles as a gift for baby—it transitions into a support pillow when they’re ready for tummy time or to practice sitting up.

Mama necklace

Bychari Essential Mama Necklace
Image: Madewell
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Dainty, beautiful and simple, this necklace is perfect for someone who’s about to become a mama. This sterling silver necklace, plated in 14K gold, is a present they'll cherish forever!

Morning sickness relief tea

Natalist Nausea Relief Tea
Image: Natalist

Tea is definitely not as glamorous as jewelry, but is an absolutely essential gift for pregnant women! This caffeine-free tea is made with only two organic ingredients: Indian ginger root and Egyptian peppermint, both which help curb bouts of morning sickness.

Cooling blanket

Everlasting Comfort Cooling Blanket
Image: Amazon
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Carrying another human in there means a mom-to-be is up to 10 degrees hotter. (Now that’s hot!) A cooling blanket will absorb body heat and reduce body temperature in under five minutes for a cool night’s rest regardless of the season. Hope isn’t lost in the winter though—the dual-sided design means it’ll retain warmth in cold weather.

Essential oil diffuser

Opalhouse Cut-out Ceramic Color-Changing Oil Diffuser
Image: Target
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Ordinary smells hit differently for pregnant people. Turn your pals home into a welcoming sanctuary with an essential oil and diffuser set that’s visually stunning too. It features an internal light that changes color and has a nine-hour run time with automatic shut-off.

Scented candle

SIDIA Braless Candle & Dried Floral Bundle
Image: SIDIA
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Looking for a fabulous gift for a pregnant friend? This candle-and-floral combo fits the bill. A perfect pairing, this signature candle scent will allow your favorite mama-to-be to unwind and enjoy the intoxicating aromas of oregano, curry plant and neem tree. Once emptied, it can be displayed as a timeless beauty of everlasting dried florals.

Sun hat

Baby on Board Sun Hat
Image: Amazon
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Your friend is counting down the days to her epic babymoon, so give her something she’ll be excited to pack and wear on her trip. This sun hat ensures her skin will be protected from harmful sun rays—plus, it provides a fun Instagram opportunity!

Key finder

Tile Mate 1-Pack
Image: Tile

Pregnancy brain is real! And, for the record, it lasts long after baby comes. Your fave mom-to-be can clip this brilliant device to her keys or bag and use the Tile app to track and locate missing items in a flash.

Maternity robe

Monica + Andy Organic Lounge Robe
Image: Monica + Andy
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Monica + Andy|$65

The best thing in your pregnant BFF’s closet will become this soft and cozy robe. Made from 100 percent organic cotton, this lounge robe is perfect to wear during pregnancy, after delivery in the hospital and while nursing at home—making it one of the best gifts for pregnant women you can buy.

Diaper bag

Skip Hop Greenwich Vari Diaper Bag
Image: Skip Hop

Give her a diaper bag she’ll want to use before baby even arrives. This gorgeous faux-leather backpack features seven pockets, built-in stroller straps and a changing pad.

Facial roller

DIY Ice Cube Frozen Facial Mask
Image: Uncommon Goods
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Uncommon Goods|$29

Your expecting friend might not be getting her favorite facials every day, but she can still treat herself to a little TLC with the help of this DIY ice-cube roller. She can fill it with her favorite ingredients—like cucumber, lemon or coconut milk—for a host of benefits from reducing puffiness to boosting circulation. And, yes, she’ll def need it for a quick skin refresh once baby arrives!

Maternity sweater

Ingrid & Isabel Yoga Maternity/Nursing Wrap
Image: Bloomingdale's

Looking for a gift for a pregnant friend she’ll use both now and later? This cozy, crossover-style hoodie will keep your mom-to-be pal comfy throughout her pregnancy (thanks especially to its soft fleece fabric). She’ll also get to use this nursing-friendly option long after baby hits the scene in the form of a nursing wrap. This is versatility at its finest!

Delivery and postpartum kit

Frida Mom Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Recovery Kit
Image: Walmart

Packing for the hospital to welcome a newborn—especially as a first-time mom—can be tough. Make it easier with this kit of postpartum recovery essentials that includes disposable underwear, cooling pad liners, ice maxi pads and more. We promise this is one of the best gifts for pregnant women.

How We Chose the Best Gifts for Pregnant Women

We get it—choosing the perfect gift for a pregnant friend or loved one isn’t easy. To streamline your decision-making process, our goal is to do the bulk of the research for you, so you don’t have to spend hours scrolling through online retailers.

To decide which products are the best options on the market, we leverage our familiarity with leading brands to make sure items are from reliable manufacturers. We read user reviews to get the low-down on how these products work for real people, and typically don’t consider anything with less than an average four-star rating. And since many of us are also parents, we rely on our writers’ and editors’ experience using these products in their own lives.

Interested in learning more about our editorial process? Read about how our team develops and reviews all articles here.

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