With the holiday season approaching I thought I’d put together some of my favourite maternity gift ideas in case you’re looking for a little inspiration for the pregnant person in your life! Most of these gift ideas are tried and tested… second time around I feel a lot more equipped and ready for what to expect, and some of these items were absolute life savers during the (not so easy) nine months of pregnancy. These are some of my favourites:
My absolute must for every expecting mum is the snoogle! It’s a long body pillow that wraps around your entire body and has to be the most amazing pregnancy invention ever! The pillow acts like multiple pillows in one supporting your hips, back, neck and tummy. See pic above – I even use it while I’m writing blog posts, love this thing! – If you want to purchase this for someone don’t forget to buy them a pillow cover too. The cover above is a cozy heather grey jersey cover I recently bought from Amazon.
I had quite a lot of back pain especially in the later months of my pregnancy last time around and the belly belt became a necessary part of my everyday wardrobe. It’s a support for your lower back and belly and helps so much with the pain and discomfort the extra weight puts on your body.
Cozy socks or slippers are must. Your feet tend to swell and get bigger during pregnancy and they often feel sore and tired. Last time my feet actually grew half a size and stayed that size even after I lost all the weight! I didn’t even know that was a thing until it happened! Anyway a good pair of socks (with grips on the bottom) or pair of slippers would be a great maternity gift idea.
Last time around by the end of my pregnancy my belly was huge, so much so that people would ask if I was expecting twins! Anyhow, stretch marks were a huge fear of mine and I read and read about the best stretch mark creams out there. After a lot of research I kept coming back to The Spoiled Mama products and used their tummy butter and stretch mark oil as soon as I noticed a bump and used religiously until the end of my pregnancy. I don’t want to tempt fate this time around but I didn’t get one stretch mark the whole time. It could be due to genetics yes, but personally I swear by this stuff! And the Bump Bag Bliss would be a perfect gift for any pregnant friend or relative!