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Galentine’s Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

Galentine’s Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

Valentine’s Day is just a week away but did you know that on Tuesday, February 13, is Galentine’s Day? For fans of the hit TV comedy “Parks and Recreation,” you might recognize “Galentine’s Day” the title of an episode in season 2 where Leslie, played by Amy Poehler, gathered her female friends to celebrate each other. It’s a gesture to encourage women to support each other through thick and thin and ever since then, Galentine’s Day has become a day for women across the globe to honor each other. Since February is the month of love, we at The Teelie Blog are celebrating all kinds of love, including the love between gal pals. In today’s gift guide for Galentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for the expectant mother. So if you have any loved ones or best pals who are about to give birth this month or are holding a baby shower, consider this your registry guide.


Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

1. Mambino Organics Bun in the Oven Kit

Pregnancy can take a toll on one’s body, which is why as women, we need to support our pregnant sisters by sharing with them an easy peasy skincare routine especially while with child. After all, taking care of the baby means taking care of the body. This Bun in the Oven skincare kit from Mambino Organics features  five extraordinary essentials for mommy to be: Oh Baby! Belly Butter, Youth Glow Omega Face Serum, Moisture Me Body Toning Oil, Mandarin Crème Organic Body Wash, and Kissable Lips.

The Moisture Me Nourishing Body Oil is crafted with pomegranate and shea butter in a non-greasy blend that makes skin luminous and restores skin elasticity. Oh Baby! Anti-Stretch Body Oil is made with omega and 7 super plants to enhance skin firmness, restore skin hydration, and prevent skin itchiness and stretch marks. Youth Glow Hydrating Serum contains omega and C complex to deeply nourish and strengthen the skin, while Kissable Lips Glossy Vegan Lip Balm provides moisture to the lips with its red grapefruit.

These products are all formulated with only pure, certified organic plant oils, herb and flower extracts. Each product is free of  parabens, SLS or any synthetic preservatives, and free from fragrances, emulsifiers and petroleum based ingredients, so you know it’s safe to use by pregnant women. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “Was first gifted this product but reordered it for myself after I used up the initial bottle and container! I didn’t get any stretch marks during my pregnancy and would recommend this as a skin care regimen for anyone who is expecting.” Taryn Daly

Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

2. Pink Stork Flakes: Magnesium Bath Soak

Let your pregnant BFF relax in this nourishing soak from Pink Stork: the Magnesium Bath Soak contains high amounts of magnesium, which is vital in pregnancy. The lack of magnesium has been linked to morning sickness, irritability, low energy levels, restlessness, and other pregnancy discomforts. This soak is made of 100% pure salt flakes harvested from the Dead Sea. It’s safe to use during pregnancy and is effective in helping pregnant women relax. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I love the magnesium salt. I suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum (nausea and severe vomiting) and these are a lifesaver. I soak my feet or whole body in the tub a few times a week. Love that it doesn’t smell. I personally prefer the glass container it used to come in vs the bag it’s in now. Definitely recommend everyone to use. Love this product. I even use it when I’m not pregnant because it’s natural and soothing.” YellowPairofRunningShoes

Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

3. Jessica Simpson Comfy Faux Fur Womens House Slipper

Pregnant women will love to receive this ultra comfortable pair of slippers this Galentine’s Day. It is made with thick memory foam to cushion and add support to tired feet. It features a textured bottom that grips to the floor to prevent sliding or slipping. It also has a warm and fluffy clog style that’s great for comfort. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I love these slippers! The quality is great and they are everything I was hoping they would be. I got these because I am extremely flat footed and also pregnant, so there for my feet are swollen. I needed something to give cushion to my feet while walking around the house and doing daily chores, and they help to relieve the aches. I usually (pre-pregnancy) wear a 7.5-8 so I got a large and the fit great, I’ve still got heel room so I could even wear thin socks if I wanted to!” Amazon Customer

Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

4. Posh Peanut Mommy Robe for Maternity, Labor, Delivery, and Nursing, Country Rose

Meet the pregnant mom’s new favorite piece of clothing: the Posh Peanut Mommy Robe. This unique robe is made to match the brand’s baby swaddles and ensures that you deliver not just comfortably, but also in style. It is made of viscose from bamboo material and features deep pockets, cleverly positioned tie and extra security tie to keep the robe in place. It’s also great to use beyond pregnancy and for nursing, so you’re sure to get your money’s worth. The material is light and breathable so you don’t sweat too much. Easily mixes and matches with other Posh Peanut products. Comes in inclusive sizes from Small (0-2) to XXX-Large (20-22). Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I am currently 39 weeks pregnant. I wanted a cute, comfy robe I could bring to the hospital, and one that I’d feel comfortable in with visitors over once we bring the baby home. This robe is beautiful and sooo comfy! It’s stretchy, buttery soft, and flattering with the high waist ties. Even at 5’9” and 190 lbs, the Large fits well now, and it will be perfect once I don’t have the bump as well. Could not be happier with this robe!” Rooskichick

Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

5. S’well Insulated Stainless Steel Roamer, 40oz, Blue Cornflower

Pregnancy is a sensitive time for a woman, which is why even drinking water must be safe for her and baby. Good thing, there’s S’well Insulated Stainless Steel Roamer, which features a 40 oz capacity that lets pregnant moms bring water from home or any trusted source. It’s great for bringing on the go and keeping hydrated throughout pregnancy class or wherever new mom adventures take her. It features an ergonomic handle and base ledge that makes for easy carrying and pouring. The best part? You say goodbye to single use plastics forever, helping provide a better world for the baby. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “Keeps my pregnant wife well-hydrated! Bought this so my wife could tote enough water to get through a workday and it works like a charm!” Cody Bornsheuer

Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

6. Earth Mama Organics Third Trimester Tea Bags for Pregnancy Comfort and Childbirth Preparation

When the due date is near, you know your pregnant gal pal needs all the help she can get to deliver successfully. Thankfully, there’s Earth Mama Organics Third Trimester Tea, especially formulated with organic herbs traditionally used to nurture third trimester bodies and to prepare for labor. It features a hearty blend of stinging nettles, chamomile, rosehips, oatstraw and red raspberry leaf that together helps the body prepare for labor and even helps ease leg cramps. This organic, caffeine free herbal tea is certified organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. Each tea tag has its own happy little love note to uplift! Photo by @sassilawrence on Instagram. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I am using this in my third trimester to help prepare for baby and will be using it after as well to help contract my uterus after giving birth. I used this last time as well as evening primrose and my birth was so easy and fast. I recommend this to every pregnant woman.” Curly Fry

7. Hiccapop Pregnancy Pillow Wedge for Maternity

Literally provide support to your pregnant gal pal with this Hiccapop Pregnancy Pillow. It is made of deluxe, soft memory foam on one side and a firmer support foam on the other side for more personalized support. It features a CertiPUR-US® perforated foam layer that helps keep the pillow cooler, making it comfortable to use. It also features a carry bag for when pregnant moms want to travel and bring comfort with them wherever they go. It has a soft velboa cover that’s durable and washable. This product can be used in the bed, sofa, and other seating areas. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I am 28 weeks pregnant and had trouble getting comfortable at night and woke up with back and rib pain every hour. I ordered this pillow and started sleeping with it under my bump. I woke up the next morning with no pain whatsoever. The pillow is also small enough to take to work or in the car for extra back support. We have a queen sized bed and I did not want to order one of those giant support pillows, also they are pretty expensive. This has worked really well, would highly recommend. I also like that it is packable, as we will be traveling in a few weeks.” Shopgrlmn

Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

8. Body Boost Milk & Honey Stretch Mark Butter

One of the biggest concerns surrounding pregnancy is the development of stretch marks. Body Boost Milk & Honey Stretch Mark Butter is designed without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and mineral oil to provide the best hydration to the skin safely. It is made with gotu kola, a plant ingredient with high levels of Triterpenoids, which are natural compounds that strengthen core connective tissue of skin. This stretch mark butter also contains grapeseed, jojoba, and borage oils that are high in  linoleic acid to fortify collagen and elastin, tone and repair. Shea butter is also included to help moisturize the skin. It has a non-greasy formula that’s easy to apply, too. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “This stuff works. It’s very moisturizing without leaving a gross greasy residue. Soaks in nicely. I use it on my hands when they are dry as well as my baby bump and it works wonderfully. Scent isn’t obnoxious and a little bit of this goes a long way. I use it once a day and I haven’t even made a dent.” Lauren

Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

9. AMiERY Women’s Comfy Casual Pajama Pants

During pregnancy, comfort becomes one of the top priorities. But it doesn’t always have to come with a price. This pair of comfortable pajama pants feature a pull up style with drawstring for easy wear, especially for pregnant women. Whether at home or running errands, these pants will keep every pregnant mama comfortable. Comes in an array of designs pregnant moms will want to collect. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “So, I’m not a huge fan of stretchy fabric with a sheen to it, BUT, I’m 6 feet tall, and 6 months pregnant, and these are the first pajama pants I’ve ever bought that were actually long enough for me, and the drawstring made it possible for me to wear them pregnant, so for that I’m giving them 5 stars. I bought three different pairs of these and they are all going to the hospital with me – I’m thrilled I don’t have to walk around the hospital in high waters, haha!” Andrea D.

Galentine's Day: Gifts for the Expectant Mother

10. Upsimples Diaper Bag Backpack

Busy moms-to-be need all the help they can get, so gift them this super functional diaper bag backpack in preparation for the arrival of their little one. This ultra practical backpack features a USB charging port, a side slot for baby wipes, an anti-theft pocket, and two straps that easily attach to any stroller. It also features well-layered compartments to keep separated wet and dry nappies, bottles, diaper cloths, and ide pockets for baby wipes, umbrella, drinking bottle  and other essentials. It also includes 3 enlarged insulated pockets for 4-9oz bottles. Without contents, it weighs less than 2 pounds so it’s easy to carry. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I bought this diaper bag because it was cute and pink and it had a place for me to charge my phone. When I got it I fell in love with it. It has so many compartments plus you can open it from the bottom when you’ve filled it up. You don’t have to pull everything out of it. This bag is perfect and fits all of my needs.” Jelisahardison

Whether you or your loved ones are expecting or if you want to keep up with the latest deals in maternity, pregnancy, and baby care, The Teelie Blog has stories that may interest you. Check out the links from our archive for more stories on maternity and pregnancy.

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