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The best gifts for expecting mamas

Section: Baby showers
Pregnancy gifts

Carrying a baby is a magical feeling and for mums-to-be, it's a very exciting time, but when it comes to buying gifts for the expectant mum, what do you buy?  

We've created the perfect shopping list of gifts to buy the mums-to-be in your life, that they'll not only love but really appreciate. From little treats for mum, to handy baby must-haves, we've thought of everything. 

Or if you're expecting yourself, why not email a few of our suggestions to friends and family? 

The best gifts for pregnant mums

This is the perfect gift for a mum-to-be, as becoming a mum is incredible, but it can be quite scary to think about as well. So let the mum-to-be in your life know how loved she is an reassure her that she's going to do an amazing job! 

With everything a mama-to-be could need, we love these natural products from the Natural Birthing Company. The set includes everything from a pillow mist to a cooling body spritz, making it the perfect gift this Christmas! 

Bump to birthday

£11.99 - RRP: £19.99

Pregnancy can be a bit of whirlwind and it can be hard to remember some of those precious moments of first tummy kicks, to when the little bundle of joy arrives. This combined journal will help to capture and remember those important milestones in mum and dads life. 

This beautiful gift set includes a baby sleepsuit, hat, toy rabbit, book and even a wooden keepsake box. It's a thoughtful gift that shows you're thinking of mum and her little one! 

Most babies start teething at around 4-6 months old, so it’s best to be prepared. Hence, a pregnant mum will really appreciate a sophisticated teether set – it’s probably not something they would have thought about buying, but it’ll definitely come in handy!

Although you might not know what the newborns name is going to be, this is still a gorgeous and thoughtful gift that you can improvise with! Made from 100% cotton, it's super soft so it won't irritate the little ones skin when he arrives. 

Baby milestone mats are a great way of watching a little one grow over the weeks, months and years. Expectant mums and dads will love when their little one arrive and they can lay their newborn down on the mat, make funny faces and try to get their bundle of joy to look at the camera for the perfect milestone picture. 

While mums-to-be might be focusing on the bigger stuff for their baby such as nursery furniture, it's easy to forget about the smaller things such as teething toys and care kits. This gift set is perfect for expectant parents and has everything they need for their bundle of joy. 

These beautifully illustrated cards are the perfect addition to those 'first moments' that parents capture. From first smile to first steps and tooth, there's a card for almost every first moment. Mums-to-be will love looking at the cards, excited for all the first moments in store for her future with her baby. 

Who doesn't love chocolate? This carefully selected chocolate hamper is the perfect gift for a mum-to-be. She can indulge in the delicious, quality chocolate in peace, before she'll be starting to hide all the chocolate from her little one! 


The best mum-to-be gifts according to real mums

We asked the lovely mums over on our #mumtribe Facebook group to share the best present they received while pregnant and here's what they had to say...

Joanne Davidson: I got lush bath bombs! I was very pregnant and my hips were killing me. Best present ever for me

Alex Bramwell: So my favourite presents were John Lewis vouchers (I spent them on the baby, but it was so much fun) and my Women of NASA Lego kit, which temporarily distracted me from my chronic morning sickness.

Charlie White: Lots of warm snuggly things (thick socks, a big cozy night shirt, fluffy blanket etc) and tons of chocolate, ready for snuggling up in front of the TV in the last few weeks of waiting for little one!

Abbie Sheldon: For my birthday when I was pregnant my friend got me a voucher to have my nails and toes done. It was lovely to be pampered!

Charlotte Norris: I got a pregnancy massage for my baby shower and it was amazing!

What was the best gift you received when you were a mum-to-be? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 

 

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