Self

50 Gifts For Your Pregnant Best Friend (That Aren’t For Baby!)

50 Gifts For Your Pregnant Best Friend (That Aren’t For Baby!)

Looking for what to get a pregnant friend — but specifically looking for a present for a pregnant friend — not for the baby? You've come to the right place.

We've rounded up 50 of the best gifts for a pregnant friend — everything from luxurious robes to calming shower bombs to pregnancy congratulations gifts, there's something here for every taste, budget, and practicality.

Even if you can't make it to her baby shower, almost all these gifts for pregnant women are available to be shipped, so whether your pregnant friend is close by or across the country, you can show her through these gift ideas how thrilled and excited you are/

From pregnancy gift ideas for friends (see #3) to gifts to give someone newly pregnant (#20), you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for.

Happy scrolling through these gifts for pregnant friends!

50 Gifts For Newly Pregnant Friends (That Aren't For Baby!)

1. Euka Wellness Shower Bombs

Where to buy Euka Wellness Shower Bombs: Nordstrom $18

An effervescent shower bomb made with a proprietary blend of essential oils to help relax your body and open your airways. What's a pregnant mama-to-be not to love?

SHOP NOW

RELATED: 7 People You Must Avoid When Pregnant

2. All-Natural Deodorants

Where to buy Curie All-Natural Deodorant: Amazon $36

Clean, natural, aluminum-free ingredients are so important when you're pregnant and carefully monitoring what's going into your body. A practical gift for sure — but she'll appreciate it.

Another great natural deodorant option with hints of cypress and coriander is Freedom Natural Aluminum-Free Deodorant and for moms who prefer a more unisex scent, try the Attitude Plastic-Free Natural Deodorant, which comes in a biodegradable cardboard tube.

SHOP NOW

3. Lenox Kate Spade Silver Wavy Frame

Where to buy Lenox Kate Spade Silver Wavy Frame: Lenox $65

Showcase her most cherished future creation — her baby! — with this shiny silver-tone wavy frame by Kate Spade New York. It's chic, classic, and not at all cheesy.

SHOP NOW

4. Tubby Todd Nipple Balm

Where to buy Tubby Todd Nipple Balm: Tubbytodd $18

The gift that keeps on giving — she just doesn't know it yet — this lanolin-free balm will help prevent and restore cracked, dry nipples while she's nursing or pumping her little one.

SHOP NOW

5. Lip Balms

Where to buy Lanoplis 101 Ointment Fruities Trio: Amazon $39

A great gift to pack in her hospital bag, these hydrating fruity balms are infused with Vitamin E and natural fruit extracts. Buy one, buy a ton — pregnancy brain means she'll likely lose or two.

For those who prefer an unscented, shiny gloss, try Gentle Beauty Gorgonia Gloss and for an organic bamboo option, in a recycled tube, no less, try Noyah Lip Balm in one of their four flavors. Goop Genes Nourishing Lip Balm is also a rich alternative that comes in sheer or subtly-tinted shades.

SHOP NOW

6. Bubble Bath/Salts

Where to buy Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Lavender Bath Gift Basket For Aches And Pains: Amazon $22.92

Pregnancy comes with myriad strange aches and pains — it's the cost of carrying a human! Tend to them and soak away stress with this lavender-scented bath set from Dr. Teal's. 

For a yummy bath bomb that's practically edible, try So Sweet Bath And Body Lavender Champagne Bubble Scoop or Odacité Soul Soothing Relaxing Bath Soak for moms who prefer their soaks infused with with detoxifying Himalayan crystal salt and hydrating oils.

SHOP NOW

7. Statement Peace Badass Necklace

Where To Buy Statement Peace Badass Necklace: Statementpeace $55

Instead of a 'Mama' necklace, gift her some hardware that says exactly what every woman who has delivered a baby really is: a badass. 

SHOP NOW

8. Pregnancy Support Band / Maternity Belt

Where to buy Belly Bandit Belly Belt: Amazon $49.95

Say goodbye to pregnancy waddle, pain, and discomfort with an innovative support belt that can be worn day or night for extra belly support. If your friend is experiencing back or sciatic pain, try the BABYGO 4-in-1 Pregnancy Support Belt Maternity & Postpartum Band, which has a strap that supports the belly from above.

Or for a more budget-conscious band, this Knowza Maternity Belt and Adjustable Abdominal Binder does the trick for under $15. 

SHOP NOW

9. Sono Health Portable EKG Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

Photo: Purd77 / Shutterstock

Where To Buy Sono Health Portable EKG Fetal Heart Rate Monitor: Amazon $119.99

For the mom who loves to hear her baby's heartbeat outside of her prenatal appointments, the EKGraph Portable EKG is equipped with multiple sensors and its monitor provides accurate measurements and precise readings. Just make sure your OB-GYN knows you're using a fetal heart rate monitor outside of your appointments. 

SHOP NOW

10. Shinesty Backcountry Bomber Retro Onesie

Where to buy Shinesty Backcounty Bomber Retro Onesie: Shinesty $79.99

This super-fun retro onesie comes oversized anyway — but buy a size up so she can chill on the couch in comfort throughout her entire nine months. 

SHOP NOW

RELATED: 6 Bizarre Things That Boost Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

11. America's Test Kitchen Plant-Based Cookbook

Where to buy America's Test Kitchen Plant-Based Book: Amazon $21.99

For those moms-to-be looking to better their pregnancy diet, this modern guide comes with 500+ recipes that are budget-friendly, inclusive, and most importantly, easy. Make sure to let your OB-GYN know any changes to your diet and be sure to avoid foods that are unsafe in pregnancy. 

SHOP NOW

12. Honey Mama Cocoa Truffles Variety Pack

Where to buy Honey Mama Cocoa Truffles Variety Pack: Honeymamas $54

If honey and cocoa had a baby, this would be it. For the pregnant mom with a chocolate craving, this is just the thing. 

SHOP NOW

13. Goop Pure Mulberry Silk Eye Mask

Where to buy Goop Pure Mulberry Silk Eye Mask: Goop $90

This luxe, hypoallergenic silk eye mask will feel so good on a pregnant mama's skin — and it’s so pretty, too! It’s bigger than most eye masks, so it gently rests over your cheekbones and forehead, rather than weighing on the delicate eye area.

SHOP NOW

14. Body Oil

Where to buy by Rosie Jane Dylan Body Oil: byrosiejane $40

If belly butter isn't cutting it, try this ultra-hydrating, natural, everyday Dylan body oil to soften dry skin and prevent stretch marks. Another option is this Nature's Brand Facial And Body Oil, which does double-duty as face oil, and for moms who prefer a bit of shimmer with their shine, consider Truly Beauty Moonlit Shimmer Oil for an extra glow.

SHOP NOW

15. Bath Salts

Where to buy Jafra Essense Inner Love Bath Salts: Jafra $39

Notes of comforting cardamom, fresh white flowers, and sensual musk soothe the senses and evoke calming energy — exactly the type of energy every pregnant woman strives for.

If she's the type who prefers bubbles over salts, try Mario Badescu Seaweed Bubble Bath for a soothing soak, while Butter & Me Skin Milk pulls double and triple duty as a facial cleanser and mask, and also works wonderfully as a milk bath. 

SHOP NOW

16. Sandals

Where to buy Blowfish Malibu Women's Bella4earth Sandal: Amazon $16.91+

Heels are often kicked to the curb when you're pregnant, but expecting moms still want to look put together. These Blowfish Malibu micro-wedge heels are a perfect solution: chic enough to dress up any outfit with adjustable straps for expanding, pregnant ankles.

Another option is these Naot Kayla sandals — also a wedge — which form to your feet and are the ultimate in comfort, and these bright and funky Empty Provisions sandals offer a pop of color for those who prefer flats.

SHOP NOW

17. Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack Diaper Bag For Expectant Mother

Where to buy Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack Diaper Bag For Expectant Mother: Amazon $209

Buy her a diaper bag that works as a backpack so she can have both hands free to take care of the baby. This Petunia Picklebottom one is sophisticated, classic, and comes complete with a built-in changing station, stroller straps, and two carrying options.

SHOP NOW

18. Junobie Breast Milk Bags

Where to buy Junobie Breast Milk Bags: Junobie $34.99

Breast milk storage bags are a great gift because it's highly unlikely anyone else will buy them for her. These Junobie ones are a good-looking option that are eco-friendly and reusable with a wide opening for easy pouring and standing.

SHOP NOW

19. Tineco Floor One S3 Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Where to buy Tineco Floor One S3 Wet dry Vacuum Cleaner: Tineco $399.99

Pregnant moms tend to get into a crazy "nesting" phase before they deliver: gifting her a high-tech wet and dry vacuum that works brilliantly on both hardwood and carpets is a gift that'll be welcome before the baby as well as once she starts introducing solids.

SHOP NOW

20. Pregnancy Box

Where to buy Nurtured 9 Cozy Up Mama Pregnancy Box: Nurtured 9 $165

While everyone else is focused on the baby, give mom something that's just for her: this one-of-a-kind gift box comes with a maternity robe, cozy blush pink slippers, and a non-toxic candle.

For the pregnant mama who loves to be spoiled, this Natural Succulents Pregnancy Box from Etsy comes with fuzzy socks, a soy candle, a bath bomb, lip balm, and scrunchie. And how's this for a fun idea? A pregnancy gift box that caters specifically to each trimester — they're called Bump Boxes.

SHOP NOW

21. Non-Alcoholic Flavored Drinks

Where to buy Natalie's Strawberry Lemonade: Instacart $5.39

Since wine is off the table, gift her a tasty non-alcoholic option, instead. Natalie's Strawberry Lemonade is freshly handcrafted with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. Pour it in a champagne flute to feel fancy! 

Another great option is Pricklee Water, a light and refreshing cactus water that uses premium, sustainably sourced Prickly Pear Cactus or Lemon Perfect, which is basically like having water with lemon on hand 24/7.

SHOP NOW

22. Belly Butter/Creams

Where to buy NativaSPA Ultra-Moisturizing Shea Butter + Belly Butter + Hand Cream: nativaSPA $52

Perfect as a post-shower nighttime ritual, shea butter is ideal for body areas in need of a serious moisturization boost. It's great for slathering all over a pregnant belly, too. 

For any pregnant woman braving the elements in colder weather conditions, Free + True Body Prophet All Over Creamy Serum is a great fortifying shield. And for a light, whipped option that's seriously fun to apply, you can't beat Fizz Whiz Rainforest Body Butter.

SHOP NOW

23. Pregnancy Journal And Pregnancy Book For Expecting Mom

Where to buy Pregnancy Journal And Pregnancy Book For Expecting Mom: Etsy $46.50

A beautiful way to document her pregnancy, this gender-neutral memory book is filled with thought-provoking prompts, note areas for her to journal about whatever feels important, and plenty of space for bump and ultrasound photos.

SHOP NOW

24. Aveeno Baby & Mommy Essential Daily Care Gift Set

Where to buy Aveeno Baby & Mommy Essential Daily Care Gift Set: Amazon $48.40

Aveeno is such a classic go-to pregnancy and baby brand. These 7 gift bundle items are designed to nourish babies and pamper moms-to-be with lotions and bath products containing soothing natural colloidal oatmeal.

SHOP NOW

RELATED: I Got Pregnant In College So I Wouldn't Have To Face Real Life

25. Maria Victoria Multicolor Tote Bag

Advertisement Losing weight can be a difficult journey for many people. Build healthy habits with Noom, a healthy lifestyle program backed by science & research.
Click here to Learn More.

Where to buy Maria Victoria Multicolor Tote Bag: Maria Victoria $33

Your pregnant friend will get a ton of baby-related gifts, so treat her to something that's just for her. How fun and funky is this handwoven, upcycled braided tote made by Mexican artisans? It can even double as a diaper bag!

SHOP NOW

26. Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Non-Alcoholic Brew

Where to buy Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects, Non-Alcoholic Brew: Drizly $8.99

For the pregnant mama who misses sippin' brews (we feel you!), give her the next best thing: this Brooklyn Special Effects IPA brings bright hop aromas and citrus flavors of her favorite IPAs to the non-alcoholic world. 

SHOP NOW

27. Oui The People Bath Set

Where to buy Oui The People Bath Set: Oui The People $28

Take the (pregnancy) edge off with a handful of this detoxifying mix of magnesium, potassium, and calcium to send any tension down the drain. 

SHOP NOW

28. Wooden Baby Name Props/Letterboard For When Baby Arrives

Where to buy Wooden Baby Name Props/Letterboard For When Baby Arrives: Etsy $22.95+

New moms can't help but take a million photos of their new baby, and these darling wooden baby props put the "ooooh" in cute! 

SHOP NOW

29. Veer Double Cruiser Stroller

Where to buy Veer Double Cruiser Stroller: Buybuybaby $699.99

This Veer Cruiser is a truly luxurious gift for pregnant moms: it combines the safety of a premium stroller with the fun of a rugged wagon. With a collapsible foot-well for ergonomic seating, the cruiser can be pushed, pulled, or pulled alongside.

SHOP NOW

30. Safe Travels Kit

Where to buy Safe Travels Kit: Amazon $35

Pregnant women don't often travel a ton but when they do, you want them to feel safe — which is why this Safe Travels Kit makes such an ideal gift. Each package contains 1 reusable and washable seat protector, 1 pillowcase, 10 cleaning cloths, 1 protective piece, and 1 lightweight travel pouch.

SHOP NOW

31. Hand Soap

Where to buy J.R. Watkins Foaming Hand Soap: Amazon $12.99

Avoiding germs is practically a hobby when you're pregnant, so you may as well have a high-quality soap for handwashing. This J.R. Watkins one is free from harmful chemicals and dyes and its blissful scent is inspired by the desert.

If you're more of a bar soap person, Nature Inspired Works Tulle & Veil Handcrafted Bar Soap is infused with Manuka Honey and Colloidal Oats. If you want to stick with a classic brand, Mrs. Meyer's Liquid Hand Soap never disappoints.

SHOP NOW

32. Underwear

Where to buy Huha Mineral Undies: Hu-ha $23

Comfortable panties are hard things to come by when you're pregnant because your body is constantly evolving — but these Huha mineral briefs are as close to perfection as it gets.

Pepper Seamless Briefs are another buttery-soft option that'll hug you in all the right places and for moms who prefer a higher-cut, the OnGossamer Mesh Hi-Cut Brief Panty offers full coverage in a mesh, lightweight fabric.

SHOP NOW

33. Yumi Baby Food Delivery Service

Where to buy Yumi Baby Food Delivery Service: Helloyumi $40+

This is a great gift for a pregnant mom because practically nobody else will think to buy it for them! Yumi is a prepared meal delivery service for babies and their busy moms that offers new seasonal weekly recipes as well as your choice of a pre-made assortment or your own handpicked menu of meals.

SHOP NOW

34. Fragrance/Perfume

Where to buy Microperfume Gift Set: Microperfumes $93

Pregnant moms still want to smell nice — who doesn't? — and Microperfumes is a genius gift that allows her to have all the most expensive, luxury fragrances at a fraction of a cost. For a vegan fragrance option, try Good Chemistry Solar Jasmine Perfume — which contains essential oils and smells of pineapple peach blossom, and sandalwood.

And for something more luxurious at a higher price point, consider Nuud by Jafra, a unisex scent with notes of sheer bergamot, dark vanilla bean, and velvety woods.

SHOP NOW

RELATED: 6 Things I Learned When I Visited A Witch During My Pregnancy

35. Candle

Where to buy Ranavat Sacred Jasmine Candle: Ranavat $55

Formulated with a fragrance of freshly harvested jasmine, the Sacred Jasmine Candle invites the pregnant mama in your life to unwind, relax, and recharge. Broken Top is another stellar candle brand because its soy wax is all-natural and won't leave ashy residue around the rim. 

We also love this Rare Lumiere Aspen Candle for moms who like scents that are piny and smokier. 

SHOP NOW

36. Sugar-Free Candy

Where to buy Tazzy Candy Sour Watermelon Lollipops: Foxtrot $6

For the pregnant mom with a sweet tooth (but who doesn't want to go too crazy on the sugar), Tazzy Candy makes better-for-you lollipops that have no added sugar and use only natural flavors and coloring.

Other still-as-delicious sugar-free options include Dylan's Sugar-Free Gummi Bears from iconic Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City or a childhood classic like Red Vine Sugar-Free Licorice.

SHOP NOW

37. Cleaning Kits

Where to buy Force Of Nature Starter Kit: Force Of Nature $74

The myth about pregnant women getting into obsessive nesting mode before the baby comes, well, isn't a myth. So when those psycho-cleaning urges start to hit, this Force Of Nature Starter gift has everything you need to achieve squeaky-clean results. Another deluxe option is the Cleancult Complete Home Bundle, which includes the brand's entire suite of refillable glass bottles in her choice of color. 

For an all-natural cleaning bundle from a company founded by a mom of three, this Cloth & Bristle Deluxe Bundle will have any pregnant mom's home sparkling in minutes. 

SHOP NOW

38. Clausthaler Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Beer

Where to buy Clausthaler Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Beer: Amazon $28.99

A fruity non-alcoholic option for the pregnant mama who wants a change from sparkling water.

SHOP NOW

39. Socks

Where to buy Thousand Fell Philip Huang Tie Dye Socks: Thousandfell $60

Pregnant moms love comfy socks and these Thousand Fell Philip Huang tie-dye pairs are just that. For a sophisticated, no-stink option, these Silver Spun Plush Footie Socks dress up a pair of cuffed pants or go casual with a pair of sneakers while moms who prefer low-cut, no-show socks will absolutely adore wearing these Cariloha Footie Socks.

SHOP NOW

40. Frida Mom Hospital Packing Kit For Labor, Delivery & Postpartum

Photo: New Africa / Shutterstock

Where to buy Frida Mom Hospital Packing Kit For Labor, Delivery & Postpartum: Amazon $99.99

For the pregnant mom who's stressed about giving birth and all of what that entails, this is a genius gift. This Frida Mom packing kit alleviates any worries about what to pack for the hospital because it has everything you need, ready to go.

SHOP NOW

41. Kyte Women's Lounge Robe 

Where to buy Kyte Women's Lounge Robe: Kytebaby $65

As your belly expands, robes become a wardrobe staple — so make sure the pregnant mom in your life has a good one! The soft, buttery fabric is light and breathable enough to wear as an outer layer or alone, and as her baby transitions from the womb to her arms, it'll carry her through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

SHOP NOW

42. Adidas Originals Sunglasses

Where to buy Adidas Original Sunglasses: Adidas $160

Honestly, these stylish cat-shaped sunnies don't have anything to do with pregnancy; they're just a chic gift that any woman, pregnant or not, would be elated to have. 

SHOP NOW

43. Evereden Nourishing Stretch Mark Cream

Where to buy Evereden Nourishing Stretch Mark Cream: Amazon $45

There are a ton of stretch mark creams on the market — but this Evereden one is one of our favorites because it's formulated with natural plant-derived cold-pressed oils and nutrients to improve skin health. 

SHOP NOW

44. Skechers On-The-Go Plush Dreams

Where to buy Skechers On-The-Go Plush Dreams: Skechers $90

How cozy are these? Gift the pregnant mama in your life a slip-on cold-weather boot that features a Scotchgard-treated suede with a faux-fur collar, an air-cooled insole, and a lightweight-cushioned midsole for the ultimate in comfort.

SHOP NOW

45. Pink Stork Morning Sickness Sweets

Where to buy Pink Stork Morning Sickness Sweets: Amazon $11.98

Morning sickness sucks. Make the unwelcome experience a little bit better with these Morning Sickness Sweets that combat nausea, morning sickness, and digestive discomfort.

SHOP NOW

RELATED: Top 50 Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Pregnant Wife

46. Zip Top Reusable Baby Snack Containers

Where to buy Zip Top Reusable Baby Snack Containers: Amazon $8.99

Your pregnant mom will receive so many newborn gifts — why not think outside the box and gift her something she can use in the toddler years? These Zip Top reusable bags are a mom must-have for toting snacks and they're dishwasher-friendly.

SHOP NOW

47. Life Vac Choking Rescue Device Home Kit

Where to buy Life Vac Choking Rescue Device Home Kit: Amazon $79.99

The LifeVac is a non-invasive suction rescue device that can save a life in an air obstruction emergency. This is a gift we hope every mom never, ever has to use — but in case of a choking emergency, having one on hand is critical.

SHOP NOW

48. Overland Sheepskin Sheep Baby Rug

Where to buy Overland Sheepskin Sheep Baby Rug: Overland $59

Made from 100% soft genuine sheepskin, this rug adds comfort and delight to your little one’s nursery or playroom. It also makes a great newborn photoshoot backdrop! 

SHOP NOW

49. Chaser Lady Peace Mask

Where to buy Chaser Lady Peace Mask: Chaserbrand $20

Masks are optional in some states now, but pregnant women may want to take extra precaution — and they may as well look chic while doing so! 

SHOP NOW

50. Le Mystère Sexy Mama Nursing Bra

Where to buy Le Mystere Sexy Mama Nursing Bra: Amazon 

Most nursing bras are fairly frumpy-looking. Not this one from Le Mystere, which is both functional and stylish. When folded in half, the cups comfortably rest against your body at an angle ideal for feedings and provide much-needed support.

SHOP NOW

RELATED: My Unplanned Pregnancy Is The Greatest Gift I Never Knew I Needed

Andrea Zimmerman is the editor-at-large at Yourtango. Follow her @angiecat86 on Instagram or email her at andreaz@yourtango.com.

Sign up for YourTango's free newsletter!

YourTango may earn an affiliate commission if you buy something through links featured in this article.