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Wish List Worthy Gifts for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum


When you are pregnant or a new parent, people often show their love and support with gifts for that sweet babe.


You likely have your hands full of adorable onesies, toys, and keepsakes. This gift list is different. Ideas and items on this list are focused on pampering and providing for the birthing mother. These gift ideas are helpful necessities to bring more comfort and support. They are great choices for showers, holidays, or just because!

Each category; pregnancy, birth, and postpartum will have gift suggestions for both goods (products) and experiences (services). Choosing to give gift certificates for perinatal services or to gift a monetary donation towards a service allows you to contribute to this amazing time in a very meaningful way. And, of course, this is a great opportunity to shop small, look local, and support companies with values that align with you or those you are gifting to.



Pregnancy Gift Ideas

Goods

  • Luxurious pregnancy pillow

  • BB Hug Me

  • MoonWomb

  • Coyuchi Organic Latex Body Pillow

  • Yana 360° Body Pillow

  • Supportive, comfortable slip on shoes

  • Birkenstocks are supportive, stylish, and easy to wear

  • Pregnancy wellness journal

  • Being pregnant can come with a lot of thoughts, emotions, and worries. These journals help to guide you through some of those thoughts. There are many great journals to choose from, some awesome examples are:

  • The Pregnancy Workbook

  • Papier Wellness Journal

  • The Pregnancy Journal

  • Silk and Sonder Journal Subscription

  • Prenatal Books

  • There are so many books out there for pregnancy, these are some favorites! You can even support a local bookstore!

  • King's Books - Tacoma, WA

  • Orca Books - Olympia, WA

  • Well Adjusted Babies - Jennifer Barham-Floreani

  • Nurture - Erica Chidi Cohen

  • The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide - Genevieve Howland

  • Real Food for Pregnancy - Lily Nichols

  • A great water bottle

  • Staying hydrated is so important during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. A nice water bottle can make it easier to have water with you at all times. Glass or stainless steel bottles are healthier for you and the environment!

  • Hydroflask

  • bkr glass bottle

  • Klean Kanteen

  • Clearly Filtered

  • Teas

  • There are many delicious, pregnancy safe teas out there. Two favorites are one for early pregnancy and one for late pregnancy.

  • Ginger Tea - can help with nausea and queasiness

  • Red Raspberry Leaf Tea - wonderful for preparing the uterus for birth and may decrease labor time

  • You local food co-op or health food store will have top quality brands for each of these teas!

  • Quality, clean bath and beauty products

  • Pregnancy is a great time to toss some of your old bath and beauty products and upgrade to cleaner, safer products with less potential toxins. The following companies and ideas are great places to start!

  • Local farmer's/holiday markets - many people in your community take the time to handcraft lotions, soaps, and more from simple quality ingredients.

  • Primally Pure

  • Aleavia

  • Beautycounter

  • Crunchi

  • Organic coconut oil - this is great for belly lotion and to prepare/massage the perineum in late pregnancy.

  • Essential oil roller

  • Certain essential oils blends can be life savers! There are many essential oil companies to choose from and unfortunately many of the cheaper choices may have additives in the oils.

  • DoTerra and Young Living are two trusted sources and some local boutiques may also carry hand crafted blends.

  • Some roller blends may help soothe nausea, decrease feelings of stress and anxiety, assist with a sense of groundedness, and encourage feeling calm and at ease.


Experiences

Giving gift certificates to essential prenatal care providers can be so meaningful. These are services that can help to provide more comfort, ease, and support to the pregnant body. It is important to find providers that work with prenatal clients often. This is also a great way to support someone's pregnancy and your local community!

  • Prenatal chiropractic

  • Prenatal massage

  • Acupuncture

  • Birth Doula

  • Childbirth Education Courses



Birth Gift Ideas


Goods

  • Labor & Birth Gift Bag

  • Putting together a gift bag of small, thoughtful items can be a much loved gift. Here are some ideas of items that you could include:

  • Soft robe or loose pajamas

  • Cozy socks or slippers

  • Small, nutritious snacks

  • Electrolytes

  • LMNT is a delicious favorite - I like it so much, I stock it in the office

  • Essential oil roller

  • Once again, certain essential oils blends can be life savers!

  • DoTerra and Young Living are two trusted sources and some local boutiques may also carry hand crafted blends.

  • Some roller blends may help decrease feelings of stress and anxiety, assist with a sense of groundedness, and encourage feeling calm and at ease

  • Ambience Tools

  • Whether they are birthing at home, in a center, or the hospital - many people love to add personal touches to make their birth special. Some ideas to help set the mood are:

  • Candles - real or battery operated can help to set a peaceful mood. Beeswax candles provide soft light without potentially irritating smells.

  • String lights - battery operated

  • Bluetooth speaker

  • Padsicles

  • The Honey Pot company makes organic, soothing postpartum pads.

  • You can also easily DIY padsicles and gift them - that helps take a to-do list item off an expecting mom's list!

Donation

While a bit unconventional, gifting money towards a family's dream birth can be so meaningful.

  • Home birth

  • Birth center

  • Birth provider - midwife



Postpartum Gift Ideas


Goods

  • Breastfeeding pillow

  • BB Hug Me

  • MoonWomb

  • Holy Lamb Organics

  • The Nesting Pillow

  • Meal & Snack box subscriptions

  • In the early postpartum period, it is a time to find rhythm and balance. Taking time to eat or prepare food may get pushed to the side. Meals or snacks that are quick and nutritious can be lifesavers.

  • Daily Harvest

  • Balanced Bites

  • Primal Kitchen Frozen Foods

  • Thrive Market

  • A great option for sending frozen goods and snacks

  • Homemade meals

  • Postpartum Recovery Gift Bag

  • Epsom salts

  • Electrolytes

  • Nipple cream

  • Luxurious body lotion

  • Postpartum pads / padsicles

  • Comfy socks

  • Essential oil rollers

  • One more time, certain essential oils blends can be life savers!

  • DoTerra and Young Living are two trusted sources and some local boutiques may also carry hand crafted blends.

  • Some roller blends may help decrease feelings of stress and anxiety, assist with a sense of groundedness, encourage feeling calm and at ease, and help promote sleep.

  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies

  • Babies come with messes and cleaning becomes a part of the daily routine. Choosing cleaning products that you can feel comfortable using around a little one can help bring peace of mind.

  • Branch Basics

  • Great for stains and every day messes, no irritating fragrances or harsh cleaners.

  • Force of Nature (affiliate link)

  • Baby safe disinfectant. Helpful for cleaning pacifiers, bottles, breast pumps and more!

  • Postpartum Books

  • The Fourth Trimester - Kimberly Ann Johnson

  • The First 40 Days - Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, Marisa Belger

  • Real Food for Pregnancy - Lily Nichols

  • Pathways to Family Wellness magazine subscription

  • A quarterly magazine that shares articles about pregnancy, parenting, and childhood from the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association)


Experiences

  • Giving gift certificates to postnatal care providers and other helpful services is a great way to show your support for a growing family. These are services that can help to provide more comfort, ease, and support to the pregnant body.

  • Postnatal chiropractic

  • Pelvic floor PT

  • Postnatal massage

  • Mayan abdominal massage

  • Belly binding

  • Vaginal steaming

  • Postpartum doula

  • Lactation consultant

  • Infant sleep consultant

  • Dog walker

  • Child care - especially for older siblings

  • House cleaner

Another amazing way to show your love and support for someone during their pregnancy or as their family grows is to just reach out. Calls, texts, and cards are fantastic ways to let someone know that you are thinking of them.






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