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31 Gifts for a Pregnant Friend That Are Cute and Congratulatory

Wondering what to give your newly pregnant bestie? We’ve found the best gifts for a pregnant BFF.
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Your best friend is pregnant and it’s time to celebrate! There are lots of opportunities to show your love and support during this special time, from helping your bestie prepare for baby’s arrival to simply lending an ear. And because every mom-to-be deserves some serious pampering, a lovingly chosen gift for a pregnant friend is sure to go a long way.

Not sure where to begin the hunt for a pregnancy present? Chances are, your friend will set up a registry of must-haves for baby. And, trust us, that list of essentials will definitely come in handy when it comes time to buy a baby shower gift. But if you’re looking for a gift for a pregnant friend that’s not for baby, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered a whole bunch of gift ideas for your BFF to enjoy during every stage of their pregnancy journey.

What to Get a Pregnant Friend

As always, your choice of gift depends on the occasion and personal preference. Need to find a gift for a friend who just announced their pregnancy? A gift basket is a wonderful congratulatory option for the first trimester. If they’re further along, consider a practical gift like maternity clothing, postpartum supplies or baby gear that’ll make life easier down the line.

Of course, go-to best-friend presents like pampering beauty bundles and luxe homeware also make fantastic gifts for moms-in-the-making—especially for a birthday or the holidays. But let’s not forget that pregnancy is a journey, and sometimes moms just need a little encouragement and TLC. In that case, try a sentimental gift to show your support (think: a meaningful piece of jewelry or a keepsake journal).

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Last but not least, if you’re looking for something unique, you can always buy your favorite products separately and create a tailor-made pregnancy gift basket for your friend. Your bestie will appreciate the thought and care that went into such a personalized present, no matter the occasion.

The Best Gifts for a Pregnant Friend

Want to celebrate the bond you share with your BFF? Check out these thoughtful gift ideas for a pregnant friend. From practical presents like maternity pillows to luxury skincare sets, we’ve selected the best products to soothe, comfort and delight your bestie.

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A cookie tin

Longing to share a sweet moment with your favorite mom-to-be? A cookie delivery from Milk Bar will put a smile on her face in no time. Each tin contains 12 fresh signature cookies that are sure to satisfy those pregnancy cravings. A gift for a pregnant friend that’s thoughtful and delicious? Win-win.

Buy it: Milk Bar The Cookie Faves Tin, $42, MilkBarStore.com

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A pregnancy-safe beauty bundle

Treat her to a little luxury with these best-selling mom essentials. This pregnancy gift box includes a nourishing belly oil, a lip balm that doubles as nipple balm and a soothing product for swollen legs and feet. Each hardworking product is made with pregnancy-safe ingredients. It’s a little pricey, meaning you may want to wait and buy this option as a birthday gift for a pregnant friend.

Buy it: HATCH Mama Must-Haves Kit, $118, HATCHCollection.com

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A maternity robe

A maternity robe is a must-have for expectant moms. And—pregnant or not—who doesn’t love cozy loungewear? The super-soft wrap can be tied in two places, depending on Mom’s stage. Plus, the deep pockets provide ample storage that’s bound to come in handy once baby arrives. This is a great gift for a newly pregnant friend or one who’s slightly further along.

Buy it: Kindred Bravely Emmaline Robe, $40, KindredBravely.com

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A plant-based pampering set

The next set on our list comes from a brand that’s a firm favorite among The Bump editors: Honest, the all-natural collection by Jessica Alba. This beauty bundle includes plant-based body oil and belly butter, which are both safe to use during pregnancy and beyond. It’s hands down one of the best gift for a soon-to-be mama.

Buy it: Honest Bump Love Bundle, $35, Honest.com

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A maternity pillow

A maternity pillow is a terrific option if you’re searching for practical gifts for a pregnant friend. A pregnancy pillow can alleviate aches and pains, and help pregnant people get a comfortable night’s sleep (not an easy feat). We love this multi-use option that offers back, bump and hip support.

Buy it: Babymoov Multiuse Ergonomic Maternity Pillow, $40, Nordstrom.com

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A pair of fluffy slippers

Choosing thoughtful gifts for a pregnant friend often means putting yourself in their shoes. Or in this case, their slippers! We’re wild about this fluffy pair that looks sumptuously soft. This present is a great way to encourage a mom-to-be to put her feet up.

Buy it: Papinelle Sleepwear Sheepy Crossover Slides, $55, Madewell.com

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A travel set

Looking for a gift for a pregnant friend in the final trimester? Consider this cozy travel blanket set by UGG. This stylish three-piece set includes an eye mask, blanket and travel case. It’s the perfect addition to an expecting mom’s overnight hospital bag.

Buy it: UGG Duffield Eye Mask, Pouch and Blanket Travel Set, $98, Nordstrom.com

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Acupressure bracelets

Pregnancy gifts that help curb common symptoms are always winners in our book. Case in point: This set of nausea-relief bracelets from Uncommon Goods. The jewelry works by stimulating pressure points on the wrists, which may help relieve the morning sickness many women experience in the first trimester.

Buy it: Ramona Quincey Acupressure Nausea Relief Bracelets, $29, UncommonGoods.com

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A mini diaper bag

Here’s a clever gift for a pregnant friend: A minimalist diaper bag she can wear during pregnancy and beyond. It may be small, but this fanny pack can hold plenty of essentials. It has a built-in waterproof pocket, a detachable changing pad, slots for credit cards, a pacifier hook and so much more. Wow!

Buy it: Kibou Fanny Pack Diaper Bag, $89, Maisonette.com

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A maternity dress

Is your BFF a style queen? If so, check out this versatile maternity dress. This little number is flattering and comfortable. It’s made from organic cotton and has clever ruching, so your friend can wear it through each trimester and the postpartum phase. What a way to kick-start a maternity wardrobe!

Buy it: Pact Maternity Midi Party Dress, $60, Pact.com

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A letter writing set

Truly heartfelt gifts for friends who are pregnant are hard to come by. That’s why we fell head over heels for this cute correspondence set. Twelve letter templates prompt parents to write down their thoughts and feelings throughout their pregnancy journey. The handwritten letters can be dated, sealed and given to grown-up children in the future.

Buy it: Uncommon Goods Letters to My Baby, $15, UncommonGoods.com

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A scented candle

Looking for a congratulatory pregnancy gift? Check out this scented candle by Homesick. Although your bestie can’t celebrate with a glass of bubbly, they’ll appreciate the sentiment behind this champagne-inspired candle. With notes of grape and mandarin, this natural soy candle is the ideal scent for any celebration. Pro tip: Homesick candles also make great birthday and holiday gifts too.

Buy it: Homesick Let’s Toast Candle, $34, Homesick.com

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Tummydrops

Has the mom-to-be been feeling queasy in her first few weeks of pregnancy? Help her find some sweet relief with Tummydrops. These all-natural morning sickness remedies come in a range of flavors including blackberry, peppermint and ginger. Bonus: Tummydrops work for the whole family for all sorts of reasons. A pregnancy gift that’s thoughtful and practical? Win-win.

Buy it: Tummydrops Natural Ginger Non-GMO, $11, Walmart.com

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A pregnancy journal

One of the best gifts for a pregnant friend is a journal. It’s a place to preserve treasured memories, thoughts and feelings. This heirloom-quality journal has a section to track prenatal appointments, writing prompts and a pocket folder for sonogram photos. Oh, and the elegant design is simply beautiful.

Buy it: Growing You: Keepsake Pregnancy Journal and Memory Book for Mom and Baby by Korie Herold, $35, Walmart.com

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An oil diffuser

An elegant aromatherapy diffuser makes a great gift for the homebody mama-to-be. It couldn’t be easier to use— simply add water and a favorite essential oil. This is a great pregnancy gift idea for friends who like to keep their home smelling sweet.

Buy it: Serene House Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser, $40, Nordstrom.com

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A pregnancy wish bracelet

Inexpensive gifts for a pregnant friend can still be totally special. Look no further than this handmade piece from Etsy. Rose quartz, known as the gemstone of love, adorns this sweet bracelet. And, at only $5, it won’t break the bank—so you can still save up for a special shower gift too!

Buy it: Moo and Me Designs Pregnancy Wish Bracelet, $5, Etsy.com

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A letter board

Is your BFF an Insta-mom in the making? If the answer is yes, then they’ll love this felt letter board that’s just the ticket for celebrating pregnancy and baby milestones. With an oak frame and 300 letters, this board is built to last. Kitschy and cute gift ideas for a pregnant friend don’t get better (or easier) than this.

Buy it: Felt Like Sharing 10x10 Felt Letter Board, $22, Walmart.com

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A plant gift set

Found: An awesome gift idea for a pregnant friend with a green thumb. If your best bud loves to garden, they’ll go crazy for this gift set. Plus, there’s a little something for baby too. Each kit includes a potted succulent plant, a one-of-a-kind bunny toy (made from alpaca fur) and a carrot rattle. How adorable is that?

Buy it: UrbanStems The New Baby, $65, UrbanStems.com

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A harmony ball necklace

Looking for a standout gift for a pregnant friend? This necklace is really special. Steeped in tradition, the harmony ball charm contains a bola bell that’s said to help Mom connect with baby in the womb. After birth, the gentle chime sound is also said to soothe newborns. Plus, it looks beautiful too.

Buy it: LabelKOfficial Harmony Pregnancy Necklace, $60, Etsy.com

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Peppermint tea

There’s nothing more comforting than sipping a hot beverage. This naturally caffeine-free herbal tea is equal parts minty, refreshing and sweet. The cleverly designed drops dissolve in hot water to create the best cup of tea. No mess—no fuss. They’re a lovely pick-me-up for pregnant mamas.

Buy it: Tea Drops Sweet Peppermint Tea, $14, MyTeaDrop.com

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A maternity loungewear set

You just can’t beat a brand new jogger set. That’s why we’ve included this cool tie-dye loungewear on our list of the best presents for a pregnant friend. The soft-knit shorts and hoodie will keep your bestie comfortable throughout her pregnancy.

Buy it: PinkBlush Maternity Mint Green Tie Dye Maternity Lounge Set, $58, PinkBlushMaternity.com

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A gift mug

This handmade mug is a classic gift for a pregnant friend. Moms-to-be will appreciate the sweet message and the modern rainbow design. Did we mention that this gift is only $17? Talk about cheap, chic and cheerful.

Buy it: Happily Chic Designs Mama in the Making Mug, $17, Etsy.com

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An instax camera

Searching for the perfect birthday gift for a pregnant friend? An Instax camera fits the bill. The easy-to-use device will let her capture and print snaps of her growing bump in the moment. After all, who has time to get film developed?

Buy it: Fujifilm Instax Mini 7+ Camera in Light Pink, $59, Walmart.com

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A soothing head wrap

Headaches during pregnancy are pretty common—and they can be a pain to treat (literally!). Luckily, this cooling and compressing head wrap provides natural relief. Plus, it’s stylish to boot!

Buy it: HATCH Collection Head Peace Cooling Headache Relief Wrap, $58, HATCHCollection.com

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Pregnancy affirmation cards

Feel like your BFF needs to add a little self-care to her daily routine? Check out these pregnancy-specific affirmation cards that act as a gentle reminder to take a mindful moment each day.

Buy it: Unbroken Mama Pregnancy and Birth Affirmation Cards, $20, Etsy.com

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A tote bag

How cute is this “Momma” tote bag from Motherhood Maternity? Present it on its own or pack it full of goodies for a homemade pregnancy congratulations gift the mom-to-be will adore.

Buy it: Motherhood Momma Tote, $11, Motherhood.com

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A meditation app gift card

Give the gift of wellness to your pregnant best friend. Expectful is a meditation app designed for new and expecting moms. The app is home to a wealth of information and resources—from nutritionists to lactation consultants and pediatric sleep consultants—to keep your pregnant pal supported during this transition to motherhood.

Buy it: Expectful Gift Card, starting from $13, Expectful.com

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Pregnancy book bundle

Practical gifts for a newly pregnant friend are always helpful. This curated book bundle contains four titles focused on pregnancy, birth and parenting. Add a handwritten gift note for a personalized touch.

Buy it: Natalist Pregnancy Book Bundle, $77, Natalist.com

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A new mom tumbler

First pregnancy gifts for friends don’t have to be fancy. How about this cute (and practical) insulated tumbler? Featuring a sweet mom graphic, this mug will brighten your bestie’s day. The smart design means it’ll keep hot drinks toasty and cold drinks icy for hours.

Buy it: Sodilly First Time Mom Est. 2021 White Stainless Steel Tumbler, $28, Amazon.com

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Anti-slip socks

This pair of cozy socks by Bodily are designed to accommodate swelling in pregnancy and the postpartum period. The cotton socks have grippy bottoms and a slouchy, comfortable fit. Your friend is sure to appreciate this small yet thoughtful gift.

Buy it: Brooklyn x Bodily: Socks, $16, Bodily.com

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Postpartum gift box

Fourth Phase is a female, Black-owned business dedicated to supporting new moms during the postpartum stage. The Every Birth Box is packed full of items to support Mom’s health and recovery after a vaginal delivery or c-section birth. It’s beautifully presented, and each product has been thoughtfully designed using organic, phthalate-free and sustainable ingredients. Trust us, this is a pregnancy gift she’ll thank you for once baby’s on the scene.

Buy it: Fourth Phase Every Birth Box, $190, FourthPhase.com

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