Gift Guide: The Mama-To-Be

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One of my favorite sales of the year is going on right now and ends November 30 at 11:59 PT. SHOPBOP is one of my absolute favorite online shopping forums because they offer SO many great brands all in one place.  It’s like shopping at Saks, and Nordstrom, and Barney’s and Amazon all at the same time.

So the deal for this sale is:

Spend $250+ Save 15%
Spend $500+ Save 20%
Spend $1000+ Save 25%

And all you have to do is enter the Code: GOBIG15, at checkout.

I realize that I am focusing on a limited market here…mamas-to-be… but I since I am currently expecting myself I know a few things to be true: 1. maternity clothes are not cheap, especially jeans, 2. most people assume you want baby stuff for Christmas gifts, but that may not be the case….it is still Christmas for mama too, 3. if you are someone who has not been pregnant before yourself, you may not have any idea what an expectant mama would be interested in as a gift.  So, I thought I would put together a list of maternity-related gifts all from SHOPBOP and subject to this great sale! I even polled a few of my friends who are expecting or recently had children to make sure I was not forgetting anything major.


  1. Citizens of Humanity Maternity Jeans – I have been dying to order these ever since I saw Arielle from Something Navy wear them. I wanted to wait until this sale to order them because I know that I’ll only be wearing them for a short period of time.

  2. Citizens of Humanity Boyfriend Maternity Jeans – I have a feeling that I will wear these OFTEN! Especially towards the end when I don’t want to wear anything tight.

  3. Maternity Pencil Skirt – for all those mamas who plan on working up until their due date, they still need to get dressed up for work but want to be comfortable

  4. Sweater Dress – by FAR the easiest thing to wear during the fall/early winter. I have been living in sweater dresses and OTK boots or riding boots.  I will probably continue to wear them once it starts snowing and just add tights.  But the good thing about these sweater dresses are that you can continue to wear them after the baby has come!

  5. Maternity Fleece-lined Leggings – I don’t think I even need to explain this one. But do those soon-to-be-mamas in your lives a favor and get them a pair of these.

  6. Maternity Work-Out Cropped Leggings – I just recently started wearing maternity workout pants and even though my belly is not huge yet it has still helped SO much.  I feel so much more comfortable at the gym.  And there is plenty of room in the belly to grow into, so you can roll it down while your belly is still on the smaller side and then roll it up once you’re bigger!

  7. Black Tory Burch Diaper Bag – now, be warned, some women may have a different idea about diaper bags than I do.  I figure that it cannot hurt to have more than one, and darker colors are always better because they won’t show any stains.  My husband remarked that he just wanted a diaper bag that he didn’t feel awkward carrying around, so a black messenger bag like this one checks all those boxes.

  8. Club Monaco Hat – this olive color is big this season, and to be honest with you, there are a lot of days that you are just way too tired to fix your hair, or even wash it for that matter, so a great hat will come in super handy – and I can imagine that will continue especially when the baby is little and I have ZERO time to shower!

  9. Great Pair of Pointed Black Flats – because flats are all you want to wear when you’re pregnant, and this pair is dressier because they are black and patent leather and they will help to make legs appear longer because they are pointed at the toe – which is hugely helpful when you’re wearing flats.

  10. Club Monaco Scarf – keep her warm and cozy while she’s pregnant this winter and I promise you she will be happier, (and sweeter!). Make sure you pick out a scarf that is long, wide, and soft.  Blanket scarves are always a good choice, but make sure it isn’t one of the scratchy, wool ones.

  11. Sperry Duck Boots – a great gift option for anyone this season, especially since they’re on sale, but similar to the flats I mentioned above, your mama-to-be does not want to wear heels, and with the impending winter and the fact that her center of gravity is likely a little off, you want to get her winter boots with some good traction so she doesn’t slip!

  12. *S’well Water Bottle in Gold – Ok this one has an asterisk next to it because it is actually excluded from this SHOPBOP sale.  It is not technically maternity either, but pregnant women are told to shy away from plastic bottles as much as possible, and these bottles are taking the world by storm at the moment! The reviews are all so positive because they keep cold items cold for 24 hours, and hot items hot for 12!!  Also they apparently don’t break easily which is a huge plus for me because I tend to drop all kinds of things.

Happy Shopping and don’t forget to tell those mamas you love them!!!


photo by Emma Parker Photography, gifts wrapped by me!

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