Top 10 Christmas gifts for the Mama-to-be

Buying presents for your pregnant partner, friend, co-worker or relative is not always the easiest task. Unless they are very specific with you regarding what they need/want, it’s really hit or miss. Well, I am here to save you time and energy with the top 10 gifts to get any pregnant woman.

Mom-to-Be Survival Kit by Peas in a Pod $37.95

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Kit contains:

  • Skin Tight Belly Butter, 15 g
  • Skin Tight Stretch Mark Oil, 10 ml
  • Mother Nurture Nipple Butter, 28 g
  • Five Minutes Peace Bath Soak, 75 g

This gift set is locally made in Calgary, AB by hand and in small batches. This stuff smells amazing, and mamas love to put it on their bellies (and nipples when the time comes). You seriously cannot go wrong giving this as a maternity Christmas gift.

 

 

Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow $29.99-79.99

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Don’t be fooled by the silly name of this pillow, the necessity of it (or a pillow very similar) shouldn’t be

overlooked. The Snoogle comes in as the highest ranked out of all the pregnancy pillows, and can be purchased at Bed, Bath and Beyond, or Amazon. Sleep can be incredibly uncomfortable while pregnant, so a gift like this pillow can really make a huge difference.

Liliputi Maternity/Babywearing Coat $350-$390

The Liliputi coat will carry a pregnant woman through pregnancy, babywearing, and then can be used as liliputia regular coat afterwards. It is stylish and comfortable, and comes in a variety of colours. In order for the coat to be a maternity coat, you will need to get the maternity insert, but believe me, it is worth it. Something to note about these coats though, is that they do run quite small, so size up! You can buy these coats locally at Babes in Arms for between $350-$390, or you can find them at numerous locations around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Padraig Slippers $82

These slippers will make a pregnant mama feel like she is walking on clouds, and that says a lot padraigsconsidering how painful her feet likely are at this moment. The slippers are hand made in North Vancouver with raw hand spun and hand died wool. The sole is made of sheepskin and is so fluffy soft on the inside. The slipper itself is crochet and will fit a wide range of sizes of feet. They are sized, but each size covers a few shoe sizes. I highly recommend reading the review at Natural Runner, she gives an excellent rundown on the whys and hows Padraigs rock the way they do.

You can use the Padraig Cottage store finder to locate a store near you.

 

 

Geekling Designs shirt for the Unicorn and/or Star Wars lover $32

Unicorns and Star Wars are both pretty rad and popular topics right now, and if your pregnant friend likes either one of those things, they will love these shirts.

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Maternity shirts aren’t always awesome, in fact, they are usually not. When I was pregnant with my first, finding a comfortable fitted shirt was nearly impossible. Now the problem isn’t so much not being able to find something, but quality is usually the issue. At Geekling Designs, here’s what they have to say about their shirts:

“Our maternity t-shirts are the best! We’ve searched high and low for the best fitting maternity shirt, and we think we’ve found it! Tailored to accommodate your growing bump, our shirts are designed to fit longer for more coverage and yet are tailored to prevent that “tent-like” look that isn’t flattering on anyone.

-5.7 oz 100% cotton, preshrunk
-Comfortable tag free neck
-Double-needle sleeves and bottom hem
-Specially tailored for maternity”

 

Colouring Books $15-$20

Colouring is one of thoseil_570xN.857768266_og11 activities that is really great for calming the mind. It can help alleviate stress and anxiety, and also be a way for you to express some creativity. There are a few extremely talented artists out there that have designed colouring books for pregnancy.

The first one I recommend is from a local Calgary artist named Shea Proulx. Her book Alice in the Womb illustrates the pregnancy journey from the inside, right from conception to birth, and it has an in depth glossary at the back. These can be purchased through me, or on Shea’s Etsy store.

“This is an imaginative look at the step by step development of a human being in utero. As the baby grows and changes from two haploid cells into a fully formed baby, the womb around her evolves into a creature-filled dreamland, page by page. The only text on the colouring pages are figure numbers tucked into the margins away from the art, and an attached glossary the back gives detailed descriptions of each phase in a humorous, candid tone. At about 4 x 11 inches, this book is a convienient travel size for the colourist on the go (or in the waiting room). As a meditative tool, this is the perfect way to peacefully illuminate the beginning of your own life’s journey, or reflect on the work your own child is doing or did, to prepare his/herself for life outside the womb. ” -Shea

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Another colouring book I love is Bringing Baby Earthside.

“Bringing Baby Earthside was created with the expecting mama in mind. It features 11 unique coloring pages, each one exploring a different birth affirmation and stage of pregnancy and birth. Our coloring book allows mothers to creatively meditate on positive feelings, while mentally preparing affirmations that she can take forward into her birth.”

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Sacred Pregnancy: The Book $19

“Sacred Pregnancy is a gorgeous four-color book especially created for mothers-to-be to reflect on thesacred pregnancy many personal milestones of the full gestation period of a pregnancy. With beautiful professional photos that correspond to each topic, Sacred Pregnancy also features a journal space for the pregnant woman to record her thoughts and feelings. Each week the mother-to-be is given information on her baby, her body, and her spirit and is asked to reflect on these via the topic  of  the  week,  which  touches  on  a  variety  of  issues  such  as sexuality, fears about labor, becoming a mother, courage, rite of passage, adornment, body image, meditation, and sisterhood to name a few.” – Sacred Pregnancy

Float time $55-$145
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If you haven’t heard of floating and float tanks yet, you need to read this. One Love Float has float tanks for everyone of course, but pays special attention to those booking floats prenatally. They have designed specific packages for mamas, including the Sacred Womb Float Package for $75. This comes with one 60 minutes float, a journal, and mama tea and labour recipes. You really can’t go wrong with this. If you are not in YYC, just search “Float Tank, *your location”, and something is bound to pop up.

 

B.D.A. Pants  $80
These pants look so amazingly cozy, and have such great reviews, I think I may buy myself a pair for bda_front_blackChristmas! No, I’m not joking… they are exactly what I need in my life (and I’m not pregnant).
“created from ultra-luxurious and sumptuously soft bamboo from viscose will get you as close as possible to wearing nothing at all. The universal fit perfectly drapes your body at every stage so you can melt into these versatile pants before, during and after pregnancy!” – Belly Bandit
Who wouldn’t want to feel like they’re wearing nothing at all?!

 

And there you have it. Those are my top 10 picks for Christmas gifts for the Mama-to-be. I hope you found something that sparked an interest and that your Christmas (or anytime really) shopping is a little easier this year.
Happy Holidays!
Love from your doula, Andi.

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