12 Useful and Practical Gifts for Mom To Be that She’ll Actually Use!

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Ah, the art of gifting! It’s that time when we often find ourselves falling headfirst into the sparkly pit of impractical presents. You know, those gifts that scream “I’m expensive and pretty but essentially useless” – a bit like that crystal pineapple you bought for your aunt last Christmas. But when it comes to picking out gifts for mom to be, let’s swerve away from the land of unnecessary glam and head towards the realm of “Oh, I actually needed this!”

Full Body Pregnancy Pillow

Let’s face it, a growing baby bump can turn sleeping into a nightly game of Twister. Enter the full body pregnancy pillow, the unsung hero that supports her in all the right places, finally making sleep less of an Olympic sport.

Prenatal Massage Package

With a bump growing faster than a teenager’s appetite, every inch of her is probably screaming for a break. Gift her a prenatal massage package, and watch her melt into a puddle of gratitude. Who knew you could purchase relaxation?

A full body pregnancy pillow helps improving mom's sleep quality
A full body pregnancy pillow helps improving mom's sleep quality
Pregnancy journal can pass as the most heartfelt gift for a mom-to-be
Pregnancy journal can pass as the most heartfelt gift for a mom-to-be

Pregnancy Journal

Pregnancy brain is real, folks. Help her jot down those “I can’t believe I ate that” moments and “Why am I crying?” episodes in a pregnancy journal. It’s like gifting her the superpower to remember things during a time when she might forget why she walked into the kitchen.

Pregnancy Skincare Set

Rapid baby growth equals itchy, stretchy skin. Arm her with a pregnancy-safe skincare set that doesn’t include a chemistry set’s worth of no-nos. It’s like saying, “I care about your skin not turning into a desert.”

Healthy Meal Delivery Service

If we have to choose the most practical one among all those gifts for mom to be, it will be a healthy meal delivery service. Between bouts of nausea and cravings for pickles dipped in ice cream, nutrition can take a backseat. A healthy meal delivery service says, “I want both you and your baby to be nourished, minus the effort.”

Breastfeeding Starter Kit

First-time mom-to-be? The breastfeeding world can be daunting. Gift her a starter kit and maybe a brief tutorial. It’s a nice way of saying, “Your boobs will thank you.”

Healthy meals are essential for all pregnant moms
Healthy meals are essential for all pregnant moms
A white noise sound machine can be helpful with babies who have trouble falling asleep
A white noise sound machine can be helpful with babies who have trouble falling asleep

Educational Parenting Books

Sure, she’s probably read “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” cover to cover, but there’s always that one book filled with parenting hacks she hasn’t stumbled upon yet. Enlighten her!

The Magic of the Sound Machine

Here comes one of the most unique mom gifts in the list! Introduce her to the miracle of white noise, green noise, and brown noise. It’s the gift of peace and quiet, packaged in a little machine. Because who doesn’t want to dream of static?

Comfy Slippers

Swollen feet are the unsolicited gift of pregnancy. Gift her a pair of slippers so comfy, it’s like walking on clouds. Plus, they’re slip-proof, because the last thing she needs is to take flight down the stairs.

Diaper Bag

It’s the Mary Poppins bag of motherhood. Opt for one that doesn’t scream “I’m carrying diapers!” on the outside but is a fortress of organization on the inside.

Soft slippers make moms' swollen feet more bearable
Soft slippers make moms' swollen feet more bearable
An instant cooker will help moms prepare quick meals amid all the baby rearing
An instant cooker will help moms prepare quick meals amid all the baby rearing

Instant Cooker

Make meal prep a breeze with an instant cooker. It’s for when she needs to whip up a meal between baby naps and doesn’t have the luxury of simmering something on the stove for hours.

Baby Carrier

For hands-free mom moments, a comfortable and secure baby carrier is a must. It’s perfect for those days when the baby refuses to be put down, and mom needs to move around.

So there you have it, a list full of useful mom to be gift ideas with stuff she’ll actually use, appreciate, and not just dust once in a while. Let’s make those baby shower gifts count!

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