I always make a Christmas wish list for my family, especially my Dad since he lives so far away. This year I found that much of my wants were also needs. Gone are the days of asking for a Coach purse. Instead I would love a new diaper bag. Forget the red heels, I long for a stretchy track suit and comfy flats. So to help those poor husbands who find themselves at a loss of what to get their pregnant wife this season here is a list of practical things she will appreciate.

1. Maternity Pajamas – nothing says comfort than pajamas and at some point in her pregnancy her big t-shirts and pre pregnancy sleep pants just aren’t gonna cut it anymore. So do the woman a favor and buy her a nice cute PJ set made to grow with her belly. She will even be able to wear it for a few months after the birth I promise.

2. Maternity/Nursing Bra – As much as the belly grows in pregnancy so does the chest. A woman can change bra sizes multiple times throughout her pregnancy. If you get a nursing bra that has some stretch it won’t only carry her through pregnancy but also into those first trying months of nursing. I personally have tried and love the Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra that molds to my ever changing shape.

Bravado Nursing Bra

3. Body Pillow - The further along in pregnancy she is the harder it is to sleep. I couldn’t live without my body pillow. It’s worth the investment and also something not every woman would buy for themselves. A really great one is the My Brest Friend 3-in-1 Body Pillow.

My Breast Friend Body Pillow

4. A haircut or style – As important as it is to feel comfortable it is also important to still feel cute and attractive. Nothing makes me feel prettier than a freshly styled hair cut. Just find her favorite salon and buy a gift card.

5. Pregnancy Massage – Last but certainly not least! You can’t go wrong with a massage. Her aching back and swollen feet will thank you!


What was your favorite gift to get while pregnant?


Kate Wilkinson is a wife to an amazing man who loves to cook (yes she knows she’s lucky!) and is blessed to be a stay at home mom to her two very active boys, Little Man and Punkin. Come join her adventure to maintain sanity while she juggles VERY energetic boys, housework that never seems to end, and the occasional date night that isn’t thwarted by falling asleep in the movie theatre. When mommy brain allows Kate blogs at RetroModernMom.com about family, faith and the funny things in between. It may be hard living in LA but she’s a modern mom doing it the old-fashioned way.

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2 Responses to What to get the expectant mother this Christmas

  1. Amy says:

    Yes pregnancy massage was my favorite gift.

  2. Amy, I wish I could say the same but I have yet to get one of these as a gift. Maybe I need to tag my hubby in this post (hint hint!)

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