We blinked. And here we are—another holiday season—but this one is unlike any other. We’ve weathered some tremendous storms but found tremendous strength within ourselves and our community along the way. And being strong means showing up for yourself and others, and finding moments to celebrate. Mom, you deserve it! With gift-giving time on the horizon, we’ve compiled a list of meaningful gifts by mothers for mothers to support you through this holiday season.
Let’s take a moment this year to be thankful for everyone on our gifting lists. And when your friends, family, or partner ask what you want for the holidays, share this list with them!
Gifts for the Postpartum Warrior
Treating your body kindly is the greatest gift of all! And Every Mother is the only clinically proven program to resolve diastasis recti and support your postpartum recovery. Weill Cornell found that 100% of women who followed our program as part of a study achieved full resolution of abdominal separation. Even better, our research-based exercise programming supports every stage of motherhood! Our EMbody Prepare program is OB-endorsed, trimester-specific, and designed to build strength and stamina for birth. While EMbody Surpass offers HIIT and continues the work to ensure you maintain a core free of diastasis recti. With 100+ core-safe workouts, an intuitive app, and the peer and expert support found in the Every Mother Village, we are a gift that will support you through pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and motherhood.
We’ve lost a lot of sleep this year—and with good reason. But sleep is essential. It boosts your mood, productivity, and gives you the energy you need to conquer crazier-than-ever days. That’s all easier said than done, though, with a baby or toddler in the house. This is where Hatch Rest+ comes in. Hatch Rest+ is an all-in-one sound machine, night light, alarm, and 2-way audio monitor that can be controlled from your phone. It helps to create a custom sleeping environment for your little one that supports restful sleep and a consistent routine, giving you the time to get your much needed (and deserved) rest, too!
Looking for support? Of course, we are! Bellefit is a medical-grade girdle and corset brand that offers compression and all-around support for our postpartum warriors looking to restore core strength and function. Rehabilitating a weak core and resolving diastasis recti with exercise takes dedication. Corsets and binders provide extra support to the connective tissue, making therapeutic exercise more effective and helping you to see results faster. Learn more about corsets and binders for diastasis recti here.
Little Spoon is the direct-to-your-doorstep, fresh, organic baby & kids food brand, designed to give your little ones the healthy, balanced diet they need. It’s hassle-free, with no preservatives, no additives, and no extra time in the kitchen. We love Little Spoon because they make mealtime easy, taking a little stress off new moms making it work in the “new normal.”
The early postpartum period is a steep learning curve, and sometimes, all you need is a little help to get the hang of it. That’s why we love Boober. Boober offers virtual and in-person lactation, doula, and postpartum doula support. They offer care from pregnancy to postpartum and are the perfect gift for a new mom.
Gifts for the Expectant Mom
The New Rules of Pregnancy is the pregnancy book you’ve been waiting for. Co-authored by OB/GYNs Dr. Jaqueline Worth and Dr. Adrienne L. Simone, this book is all about cutting through the noise of the parenting space and telling it like it is. From self-care to surrender, this book will give you the tools to own your pregnancy authentically.
A little luxury goes a long way. Pregnancy can be tough on your skin, but Hatch Belly Oil is here to help. This plant-based, nutrient-rich, quick-dry oil hydrates your skin, soothing stretch marks, and supporting skin health during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.
Note: Most women experience some degree of loose skin and stretch marks after childbirth. Learn How to Tighten Loose After Birth Without Surgery.
A Hydro Flask is a practical gift for every mother, but for the expectant mom and early postpartum mother who is breastfeeding, it’s vital. According to The Institute of Medicine, pregnant women should drink ten 8-ounce glasses of water per day, while breastfeeding women should drink up to thirteen 8-ounce glasses per day [source: Healthline]. Hydro Flask makes that easy. They are portable, insulated (keeping liquids cold or hot for up to 24 hours), and come in various sizes and colors. What’s better than one Hydro Flask? Two! If you’re breastfeeding and traveling, you can store your milk, and it will stay warm! Learn more tips on how to stay hydrated here.
Gifts for Every Mother
Now more than ever, we owe ourselves comfort—that feeling of ease and luxury, even if it’s from our clothing. Alo Yoga’s high-waisted leggings and fitness apparel are Every Mother founder Leah Keller’s go-to for all motherhood moments. They come in a variety of colors, are made from moisture-wicking fabric, and provide the support you need to rock your daily workout, Core Compressions, and busy day.
It didn’t take a global pandemic to reveal that motherhood is busy; it did, however, create situations that made “busy” look like an afternoon stroll in the park. Cooking a nutrition-packed meal on the regular was a tall order even before. But why should we sacrifice health for convenience? Cue Daily Harvest. Daily Harvest offers affordable organic flatbreads, harvest bowls, soups, oat bowls, and more. Their meals are made with real fruits and vegetables, ready in minutes, and delivered straight to your door. Lockdown or not, what could be easier?
Feminine care is an essential part of the total-care ritual, and we love The Honey Pot for covering all the bases. These plant-derived wipes, washes, and menstrual products are made for women by women, making feminine care easy and accessible. Their products make the perfect stocking stuffers, are affordable, and can be found in almost any pharmacy. In times like these, it’s more important than ever to take care of all of you.
Goop’s GOOPGENES Morning Skin Superpowder is R&R from the inside out. We love this power shot drink because it’s packed with antioxidants and nutrients that boost skin-health and reduce the free radical effects of sun, pollution, stress, and more! It’s perfect for moms on the go; just mix and enjoy!
Every Mother unlocks a scientifically proven method to strengthen the body during pregnancy and rebuild it after birth, regardless of how long it has been since you became a mother. We’re a knowledge circle, a community, and a celebration— of the mother you’ve become, and the woman you’ve been all along. Learn more about the EMbody Program™ here.