There’s no way around it: Having a baby is not easy. Between countless doctors appointments, investing in expensive gear, and —you know—carrying an entire person with you all day everyday, things can get a little stressful. So there is no better time than the holidays to pamper the expecting mom in your life with items that she may not yet have.
If you want to be practical, we’ve got you covered. From utilitarian and stylish carryall diaper bags to sleek, city-smart strollers, this gift guide provides options for the mom who still needs some of the post-pregnancy essentials. Alternatively, you might be looking to provide this mother-to-be with the tools to totally indulge. Just think: scented candles, organic, baby-safe skincare products, and chic, comfy maternity wear. Remember that an expecting mom probably isn’t spending too much time thinking about herself during this transitional period, so those luxury items will remind her to take the time to spoil herself a little before the baby comes.
This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. The goal? Make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone (yes, even your mother-in-law). From extending her maternity wardrobe to giving her an indulgent spa material to providing her new baby with something soft and snuggly, we’ve got a fail-proof lineup of gifts for your favorite expecting mom.