Nasiba’s 10 Gift Picks For Expecting Mamas
No stranger to being in the know of what’s on trend (and actually useful!), The Tot Founder and mom of two, Nasiba Adilova, shares her must have picks for mamas-to-be.
People ask me all the time for baby shower gift ideas and while every woman is different, you can’t go wrong with things that make someone’s life easier or more comfortable.
Being pregnant is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding things a woman can go through. Not only is her belly being pushed to the limit, her heart is growing to accommodate the overwhelming amount of love for her child that she will inevitably have, which can be an emotional rollercoaster. While most days are rainbows and sunshine, some days are confronting. Your clothes don’t fit. Every diaper bag option just isn’t to your taste. There is yet another stretch mark. The idea of getting out and about is daunting.
One of the most important things that helped me stay confident while pregnant was a wardrobe that was flattering, clean and comfortable. Here are my top gift picks for an expecting mama in your life…
For Sleep and Lounging
The Recliner Night Tee Sleep Dress is made of insanely soft bamboo and is naturally hypoallergenic, moisture wicking and great for regulating your ever-fluctuating body temperature. You know those days where you don’t want to get out of your PJs? THIS is what you can where and still look fashionable.
The HATCH to Hospital Box Set is another much appreciated gift because you can enjoy it both before, during and after birth. The set includes a cozy t-shirt, robe, undies and cashmere socks. Beloved by celebs such as Heidi Klum and Jessica Biel, HATCH combines luxury and comfort seamlessly. The presentation is also totally on point.
Carrying the weight of a baby can wreak havoc on your back and hips, which is why I swear by Blanqi Maternity Support Leggings. Made of moisture-wicking smooth (and opaque!) fabric, these are functional and fashionable. I seriously wore mine nearly every day. Blanqi’s Underbust Support Tank is another life saver. Not only does it alleviate pain associated with growing bellies, it can be worn under shirts you already own and to keep unbuttoned pants in place.
For Out and About
Having an easy to wear dress is an absolute essential for #pregnantlife. Preferably, it needs to be something you can dress up or down, layer and launder easily. My go-to is the HATCH Tulip Dress because it has a drop waist, which remains flattering and stylish while your bump begins to grow. With long sleeves, it’s great for spring weather, but can be paired with leggings for winter.
I also love the HATCH Jersey Drape Dress. It’s ridiculously comfortable and looks great with sneakers, flats as well as wedges. Perfect for play-dates, travel or a walk around the neighborhood, I like to pair mine with a denim jacket.
One of the biggest complaints I used to hear from mamas around the world is that there weren’t many stylish diaper bag options. At The Tot, we made it our mission to find the most fashionable, functional and socially responsible bags we could find. I’m currently obsessed with the JEM + BEA Jemima Diaper Bag. Made of tumbled calf leather and available in multiple colors, it works with both day and evening attire and keeps everything accessible.
If the mama-to-be already has a million bags that she LOVES, you can help her easily transform them into a diaper bag with the Life In Play ToteSavvy. Designed to fit in your favorite tote bag, it is a genius insert that will keep you organized and in style.
For women who are still working (or just living their everyday lives) with technology, I recommend the Belly Armor Maternity Blanket. Because the effect of radiation emitting devices on your unborn child is still unknown, it is best to be safe than sorry. This blanket is made of natural materials and provides protection against radiation.
Finally, I love gifting the Erbaviva Mommy Essentials Gift Box. It includes full size USDA Organic essentials including Stretch Mark Oil, Stretch Mark Cream and Back Rub Oil. Free from all nasties, this set is always adored by all and helps women take the time out they need to acknowledge just how powerful and strong their bodies really are.
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