Monday, July 15, 2024

57 Tear-Jerker Gifts for Moms-to-Be

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Best Baby Registry

EkaterinaGalera Kite Wall Night Lamp

Kite Wall Night Lamp

Best Baby Registry

EkaterinaGalera Kite Wall Night Lamp

Did you know you can create a baby registry on Etsy? The feature is brand new and a total game-changer for expecting families, who can now curate their own wishlists of handmade, unique, or one-of-a-kind items, like this sweet kite-shaped light.

Best Gift Set

Honest Pregnant + Pampered Gift Set

Pregnant + Pampered Gift Set

Best Gift Set

Honest Pregnant + Pampered Gift Set

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From bath salts to nipple balm, body oil, and more, this kit has the kind of self-care pregnant ladies want and need—Jessica Alba-approved.

Best Pregnancy Sandals

Joomra Pillow Slippers

Pillow Slippers

Best Pregnancy Sandals

Joomra Pillow Slippers

Now 49% Off

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These pillow slippers—also known as cloud slides—are exactly what their name entails. They bring mind-blowing comfort for under $50. We recommend sizing up to perfectly pair with cozy socks. She’ll never take them off, mark our words.

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Best for Preparing for Motherhood

Maya Angelous Mom & Me & Mom

Mom & Me & Mom

Best for Preparing for Motherhood

Maya Angelous Mom & Me & Mom

Now 43% Off

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Maya Angelou’s humor and optimism reflect in this heart-warming recall of the varying dynamics of the mother-daughter relationships in her life. It’s inspiring for new moms, heartfelt, and tough to put down.

Best Instagram Gift

Little Unicorn Photo Blanket & Age Cards Kit

Photo Blanket & Age Cards Kit

Best Instagram Gift

Little Unicorn Photo Blanket & Age Cards Kit

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At this point, it’s pretty textbook for new moms to document every milestone age in their baby’s life. Help her plan her Instagram accordingly with a pretty photo blanket and age card kit.

Coziest Shoes

Ugg Ultra Mini Classic Boot

Ultra Mini Classic Boot

Coziest Shoes

Ugg Ultra Mini Classic Boot

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Uggs are back baby (but did they ever really leave?!) The shorter silhouette brings the same cozy hug we all know and love. She’s going to need a fresh pair for this new chapter where comfort is king

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Best Bath Salts

maude Soak Bath Salts

Soak Bath Salts

Best Bath Salts

maude Soak Bath Salts

Sometimes the greatest gift of all is a little alone time. These bath salts are invigorating, calming, and rejuvenating all at once. And they’re best enjoyed by a mom-to-be who deserves a little T.L.C., solo.

Best Diaper Backpack

Béis The Backpack Diaper Bag

The Backpack Diaper Bag

Best Diaper Backpack

Béis The Backpack Diaper Bag

People always say that moms need a bigger bag, but new moms can still enjoy a chic accessory like a designer diaper bag. This diaper backpack leaves you hands free, while still looking cute and having all the compartments you’ll need for your little one.

Best Robe

Offhours Homecoat

Homecoat

Best Robe

Offhours Homecoat

The Homecoat is legendary for its intense coziness, which is exactly what new moms need. Whether you’re running out on last-minute errands or just need a little comfort, this is the only accessory you need. Plus, it comes in one size, so partners can definitely borrow it from time to time.

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Ralph Lauren Cashmere Hat & Bootie Set

Cashmere Hat & Bootie Set

Ralph Lauren Cashmere Hat & Bootie Set

No matter what season it is, a baby needs to keep its head and feet warm. Enter, a cashmere hat and bootie set from Ralph Lauren. This may be one of the first (of many?) luxury pieces Baby owns, and we think the new mom will be quite pleased with it—it’s so chic!

Best Smart Mug

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Temperature Control Smart Mug

Best Smart Mug

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Mornings can be a little more chaotic when there’s a baby in the house, but that only means caffeine is extra important. Even if you get pulled in a million different directions, this temperature-controlling mug will keep your morning coffee hot.

Best Script Necklace

Linjer Mama Necklace

Mama Necklace

Best Script Necklace

Linjer Mama Necklace

Now 20% Off

Sometimes new moms need a beautiful reminder of the role they’re about to step into. This necklace has adjustable length and comes in gold and silver. This is a gift she’ll cherish forever.

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Best Aromatherapy Gift

CLEVERFY Shower Steamers Aromatherapy

Shower Steamers Aromatherapy

Best Aromatherapy Gift

CLEVERFY Shower Steamers Aromatherapy

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Sometimes the only alone time new moms can find is in the shower. Turn that alone time into an aromatherapy spa with these easy steamers that give lavender, eucalyptus, grapefruit and more.

Best Baby Nail Clipper

Lil Nipper Automatic Nail Clipper

Automatic Nail Clipper

Best Baby Nail Clipper

Lil Nipper Automatic Nail Clipper

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Let’s be honest: Simple tasks can often bring great frustration. Baby nails are tiny, and this problem-solving gift will make her new mom life much easier. It’s a safe, electric, automatic nail clipper for perfect grooming.

Best Under-$30 Gift

Little Words Project Boy Mom Bracelet

Boy Mom Bracelet

Best Under-$30 Gift

Little Words Project Boy Mom Bracelet

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Little Words Project creates the cutest bracelets with sentiment. From “boy mom” to a custom saying or name, this dainty jewelry is the cutest little token.

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Best Neck Massager

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

Best Neck Massager

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

Now 50% Off

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Pregnancy is hard and caring for a newborn dealing with postpartum can be even harder. This Shiatsu back and neck massager will bring her comfort by kneading. It’s a top-rated Amazon product that works to relieve pain and stress.

Best Belly Balm

Summer Fridays Babymoon Belly Balm

Babymoon Belly Balm

Best Belly Balm

Summer Fridays Babymoon Belly Balm

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This velvety body balm was created by an expectant mother that was looking for a daily, hydrating, long-lasting cream that boosts elasticity. It’s so good, she’ll continue to use it after she gives birth.

Best White Noise Machine

Hatch Dream Machine

Dream Machine

Best White Noise Machine

Hatch Dream Machine

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This Dream Machine from Hatch will save her from sleepless nights. With an app-controlled white-noise soother, sleep trainer, sound machine, and more, it’s the best tech for anyone expecting.

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Best Pregnancy-Safe Body Wash

Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash

Mind and Body Wash

Best Pregnancy-Safe Body Wash

Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash

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Bathing Culture created the perfect body wash that soothes and cleanses all skin types, while also relaxing the mind through an earthy scent. It’s a pregnancy-safe, certified organic, all-purpose soap that is concentrated with no added fillers, so you only need a small amount for a full body cleanse. Plus, it comes in a chic refillable glass jar.

Coziest Gift

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan

Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan

Coziest Gift

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan

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There’s nothing quite like Jenni Kayne cashmere. This cardigan is relaxed and oversized, meaning it will make her feel cozy and luxe no matter how big her belly gets.

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Tatjana Freund

Fashion & Luxury Commerce Editor

Tatjana Freund is Hearst’s Fashion & Luxury Commerce Editor, covering beauty, fashion and more across multiple brands. Previously, she worked at ELLE.com and Marie Claire. She’s a fan of whiskey neat, podcasts that give her nightmares, and one time Zoë Kravitz laughed at a joke she made. 

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Vanessa is an established editor, stylist and shopping expert covering all things style, gear and wellness. She lives in Los Angeles and is passionate about sharing innovative products, tips and trends for people and the planet.

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Associate Fashion Commerce Editor

Meg is the Associate Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com where she researches trends, tests products, and looks for answers to all your burning questions. She also co-writes a monthly column, Same Same But Different. Meg has previously written for Cosmopolitan and Town & Country. Her passions include travel, buffalo sauce, and sustainability. She will never stop hoping for a One Direction reunion tour.

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