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12 gifts for pregnant women that will make them feel extra special this holiday season

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Shopping for an expectant mother can be tricky, especially if you've never been pregnant yourself. Should you buy something for the baby? Something just for the mom-to-be? Deciding definitely isn't easy.

Fortunately, you've landed in the right place if you're looking for gifts for pregnant women. Not only will you find 12 great ideas below, but we can also set the record straight on one of the most-asked questions: When shopping for a gift for a mom-to-be, the present should absolutely, positively be for her. Expectant parents will get plenty of things for the baby at the shower, so use the holiday season as an opportunity to treat mom herself.

Now, when it comes to gifts for pregnant women, it's always a good idea to go with useful things, as in items mom will actually use. The gifts below aren't just random throwaways that will collect dust in a closet. Instead, these gift ideas will make life easier and a bit more fun for the pregnant woman in your life.

Because Christmas is just a few weeks away, you don't want to put off gift shopping any longer. If you see a gift below that you know a mom-to-be will love, place your order ASAP so it arrives in time.

Gifts for Pregnant Women

1. Hatch E-Gift Card, $50-$1,000

$50-$1,000 at Hatch

Hatch makes some of the most beautiful, stylish maternity clothes on the market. A gift card to the retailer is a great way to encourage mom-to-be to treat herself to something nice.

2. Mama's Resting Baby-in-Progress Socks, $11.50

$11.50 at Etsy

Perfect as a stocking stuffer, these cute socks keep feet warm and will serve as a nice memento of the pregnancy journey.

3. INSEN C-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow with Jersey Cover, $42.95

$42.95 at Amazon

As one's baby bump grows, finding a comfortable sleeping position can become more challenging. Though this Pregnancy Pillow looks like an odd contraption, it actually helps many expectant mothers sleep better at night.

4. Belly Oil, $64

$64 at Hatch

Rubbing a growing belly down with belly oil doesn't just feel nice; some say it also helps ward off stretch marks.

5. Gucci GG Supreme Canvas Diaper Bag, $1,999

$1,999 at eBay

If mom has to carry around a giant bag filled with diapers, wipes and bottles, it might as well be Gucci, right? This gorgeous Gucci GG Supreme Canvas Diaper Bag is available on eBay, and authenticity is guaranteed.

6. Brevity Mama Small Pendant Necklace, $108

$108 at Neiman Marcus

Jewelry is almost always well-received, so spoil the soon-to-be mom with this beautiful Mama Small Pendant Necklace.

7. Angel Maternity Nursing Dress, Robe & Baby Blanket Set, $99.95

$99.95 at Nordstrom

Who says pregnant women don't still want to feel sexy and elegant? Gift this soft and elegant Dress, Robe & Baby Blanket Set to any mom-to-be who needs a reminder that they're beautiful.

8. Bump Boxes Second-Trimester Pregnancy Gift Box, $54.99

$54.99 at Amazon

The perfect gifts for a pregnant woman all assembled neatly in one convenient box? It really doesn't get any easier than this Pregnancy Gift Box.

9. Pearhead Love at First Sight Sonogram Picture Frame, $11.69

$11.69 at Amazon

Sonograms are such a special part of being pregnant. This Love at First Sight Sonogram Picture Frame is the perfect way to preserve the moment for years and years to come.

10. Mama Sweatshirt Block Letters, $32 (Orig. $40)

$32 $40 at Etsy

A comfy, oversized sweatshirt featuring their new title? This Mama Sweatshirt is a no-brainer.

11. VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow, $36.99 (Orig. $59.99)

$36.99 $59.99 at Amazon

Yes, pregnancy is filled with its fair share of aches and pains. Give mom some relief with one of these top-rated massage pillows.

12. Milestone Pregnancy Cards, $24.99

$24.99 at Buy Buy Baby

Help expectant mothers celebrate every milestone of being pregnant with these cute pregnancy cards.

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