Looking for a stand-out gift for someone who’s expecting this winter? Blisslets has you covered. We’ve put together a list of spectacular gifts that will help that special lady feel and look her best, through nine months and beyond.
Mamas-to-be will love the Warren Tote by Rosie Pope because it has all the features of a diaper bag, without looking like one. It has space galore for all the stuff moms end up carting around and comes with with two internal pockets, one external pocket with magnetic closure, and a removable mesh organizer. It has an insulated bottle cooler, a silicone changing pad, and a removable cross-body strap. Oh, and the vegan leather exterior wipes clean--a feature she’ll appreciate well into little one’s toddlerhood.
$111 - $139
Pregnant moms are beautiful moms--especially in the Ivybridge Maternity Dress by Isabella Oliver. The deep wine color is an obvious choice for Christmas parties, but the dress’s real winning quality is its versatility. Dress it up for a formal affair, pair it with flats for a day at the office, or add chunky accessories for an afternoon of fun.
$11 - $32
Wiseman House Chocolates wants to teach us a thing or two about chocolates. In fact, if you happen to find yourself in the Texas Hill Country, you can stop by their studio for a chocolate class. If not, they’ll send the artistry to you. Give the gift of Wild Woman Truffles this season and satisfy Mama’s cravings for good.
Moms by nature are multi-taskers, and we love wardrobe pieces that do double-duty as well. The Itzy Ritzy Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf is one of those amazing multi-use accessories that Mama will count on daily. Wrapped around the neck, it’s a stylish infinity scarf that she can start wearing now, while the bun’s still in the oven. Unwrapped, it provides total coverage for nursing or cuddling skin-to-skin with baby. No need to pack a separate nursing cover to lug around--just unwrap and go.
$69.95 (and you can use FSA/HSA dollars to purchase it!)
Looking good is one thing, but feeling good? Even better. Few gifts are likely to be appreciated by moms with aches and pains as much as the Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit. It supports the belly discretely to reduce strain on the lower back, stabilizes the hips to reduce pelvic girdle pain, and comes with a removable hot/cold gel pack.
Speaking of feeling good… enter Mama Bee Pamper by Burt’s Bees. This body care set has Mama covered from her lips down to her feet. Burt’s Bees all-natural ingredients are free from harsh chemicals, making them pregnancy-friendly. Out of the box, they’d make great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts. In the box, they hold their own under the tree.
Beautiful nails? Check. Formaldehyde? No thanks. With the Delightful Darlings nail polish set by butter London, expecting mothers can indulge in a home manicure free from fears of what the fumes might contain. All butter London nail products are 8 Free, meaning you won’t find any formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluen, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, or TPHP among their ingredients. Did we lose you there? Here’s the bottom line: with long-lasting shades ranging from soft-pink “Angelic” to deep-red “Tarted Up,” this is a gift set that she’ll be sure to use.
$20 - $29.50
What pregnant mother couldn’t go for a little more cozy this winter? The Landry Ballet Slippers by Pottery Barn offer comfort and relief for tired feet, while their puffy gray poms keep them trendy and fun. These go great with a cup of ginger tea, watching snowflakes fall outside the kitchen window.
$25.60 - $32
Accessorizing rule #1 for new moms: hide the hoops and drop earrings. They’re a recipe for painful earlobes as soon as little ones discover their hands. Mama’s going to want a pretty set of studs to fill their place, so how about these classic Florence Post earrings by Anthropologie? Choose the white and gold set for simple beauty, or red and gold for a pop.
$60 (other styles available from $22)
If Mama’s been making do with sweat-band style acupressure bands for her morning sickness--or worse yet, suffering without any nausea bands at all--it’s time to give her an upgrade. The Lucy and Clare nausea relief bracelets by Blisslets are artisan-crafted, genuine leather accessories that discreetly cover super-comfy acupressure bands. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists lists acupressure wrist bands as one of the first line options in the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Get Mama a pair that she’ll actually want to wear. The best part? The leather bracelets detach from the inner elastic so they can be worn alone as jewelry, long after morning sickness subsides.