Gift Guide For the Expecting Mom Who Loves to Travel
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.
Leacho Snoogle Total Body Pillow
This aptly named body pillow is the perfect relaxation tool for a soon-to-be mom. A plush cushion provides excellent support for the back, neck, hips, and tummy—it doesn’t get much more cozy than this.
To buy: Amazon, $51.49
Uggs Classic II
Uggs are an obvious and classic choice for comfort shoe. This year, the company has released their new Classic II boot, which is pre-treated to be entirely moisture and stain resistant (if a little one knocks over a glass of water, no harm done!). Plus, the new version features increased cushioning—finally, a bit fo relief for swollen feet and ankles.
To buy: Nordstrom, $199.95
Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller
This lightweight stroller is great for the on-the-go urban mom. It’s compact, features quick-fold technology, and has a retractable canopy with two peek-a-boo windows.
To buy: Amazon, $259.99
Classic Nylon Hildy Baby Bag
Just because a new mom has to tote around supplies for her baby doesn’t mean she has to sacrifice style. This chic Kate Spade carryall baby bag is the ultimate combination of style and utility, crafted from sleek yet durable black nylon.
To buy: Kate Spade, $378
Morning sickness is one of the less glamorous parts of pregnancy. Give the gift of nausea relief to the expecting mother in your life with this nifty wristband that immediately relieves nausea, without side effects or the use of drugs.
To buy: Amazon, $5.82
Kimi and Kai Lizzy Water Resistant Down Maternity Parka
Stay cozy throughout all three trimesters in this beautiful, high-loft down insulated parka, which leaves plenty of room for both her and her baby bump. Available in four different colors, this water resistant parka features a removable fur hood and stylish rib-knit cuffs.
To buy: Nordstrom, $248
New York Bump Kit
With the New York Bump Kit, an expecting mom can mix and match four maternity styles to create the foundation of her maternity wardrobe. From a pencil skirt to a secret support vest to special maternity leggings, these basics will have her feeling slim, comfortable, and stylish.
To buy: Seraphine, $149
Kari Gran: The KG System
Something an expecting or new mom might not be thinking about all the time? Pampering her skin. This organic oil based skin care system is the crème de la crème of small batch, hand-poured facial oils. The set includes cleansing oil, hydrating tonic, essential serum, and year-round SPF cream that will keep her skin feeling nourished, hydrated, and totally cared for.
To buy: Karigran, $180
Tiffany Baby Comb
This sterling silver Tiffany baby comb, available with both pink and blue tassels, is an elegant, timeless, and adorable gift for an expecting mom. This item will be a special token for her and her new baby for years to come.
To buy: Tiffany, $180
Travel Breast Pump
Every new mom needs a well-made and efficient breast pump. This pump’s unique design provides her with extra comfort, and the system features three different settings.
To buy: Amazon, $199.88
Hands and Feet Holiday Gift Set
After a long day of walking around with a sore back and swollen feet, what better way for a new or expecting mother to unwind than with a totally indulgent foot and hand treatment. This Burt’s Bees holiday set includes the Ultimate Care Hand Cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Peppermint Foot Lotion, and EcoTools Foot Brush & Pumice. Let her sit back, relax, and enjoy these soothing natural products.
To buy: Amazon, $11.24
With a roomy front fit and a padded footbed providing total sole support, this classic Dansko clog is a must for the expecting mom in your life.
To buy: Nordstrom, $124.95
Estelle & Thild Biocare Baby All Weather Cream
This cream battles dry spots redness with some help from organic Shea butter, beeswax, and oat extract.
To buy: Estille & Thild, $15
Ingrid and Isabel Belly Legging
These ultra-soft knit pregnancy leggings provide total leg and belly support, and are a great layering staple for her maternity wardrobe. The high seamless waistband provides full stomach coverage, with long-lasting elasticity.
To buy: Amazon, $29.67
Live Clean Calming Bedtime Bubble Bath and Wash
Live Clean is all about going green and creating the safest, most natural and eco-conscious body products for mother and child. This calming bubble bath is 98 percent plant-based and infused with a sleep-inducing blend lavender, chamomile, jojoba, and vanilla to ensure that a new mom and her baby are both well rested after bath time.
To buy: Amazon, $18.39
Go the F**k to Sleep
A “children’s book for adults,” this storybook by author Adam Mansbach has received rave reviews from both new and seasoned parents.
To buy: Amazon, $12.01
diptyque Fig Tree Scented Candle
Sometimes all it takes to calm the nerves of a sleep-deprived mother is a soothing scent and 30 minutes for a nap.
To buy: Amazon, $118
Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask
This clay mask is for all skin types, and will leave pore size smaller and skin looking brighter—great for the new mom who is not getting nearly enough sleep.
To buy: Sephora, $34
Chan Chan Woven Coat
This fringe coat is roomy enough to fit a little one, and stylish enough to elevate any new mom out of a maternity clothing rut.
To buy: A Piece Apart, $375
Honest Essentials Bundle
You can choose five different products for this personalized bundle, making it easy to customize this gift for the new mom in your life.
To buy: The Honest Co., $35.95 per month
Nighty-Night Black Them Coat
Once a pregnant mom has her new baby to carry around through the winter months, a winter coat that lends itself to not one but two bodies is the best. This adorably named “Them Coat” allows her to carry her baby within the jacket, with adjustable drawstrings for additional baby support. And, if she’s going out solo, she can simply remove the multi-purpose front panel for a smaller style.
To buy: The M Coat, $495
Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil
Created specifically for mothers-to-be, this oil is a great way to recondition skin through all steps of a pregnancy.
To buy: Amazon, $10