Mother and Baby

11 Christmas gifts perfect for expecting mamas

Section: Baby showers

Carrying a baby is a magical feeling and for mums-to-be, it's a very exciting time, but when it comes to buying Christmas 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? 

Christmas gifts for pregnant mums

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1) Mummy to be words of wisdom, £13, Not On The High Street

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! 
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2) Mamas Moments Birthing Essentials Kit, £19.99, Natural Birthing Company

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! 
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3) Bump to birthday, £11.76, Amazon

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, and what better time to start it that at Christmas? 
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4) Personlised mum to be gift box, £70, Not On The High Street

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! 
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5) Sophiesticated teether set, £20, Amazon

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!
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6) Personalised star blanket, £32, My 1st Years

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. 
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7) Milestone memory mat, £14.99, Not On The High Street

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. 
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8) Baby care welcome set, £16.99, Amazon

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. 
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9) Peter Rabbit baby album, £15, Mothercare

This classic photo album is the perfect way for parents to keep memories of their babies. With plenty of space for personalisation and beautiful illustrations from the books, it makes a special gift for expecting parents, ready to save the memories from day one. 
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10) Milestone cards, £13.94, Amazon

These beautifully illustrated cards are the perfect addition to those 'first moments' that parents capture. From first smile to first steps and tooth, theres 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. 
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11) Mum's bath set, £19.50, Rituals

Sometimes mums need to be treated too! So get your pregnant friend or family member this relaxing Rituals bath set, which includes a soothing bath oil and 3 sachets of pure magnesium bath crystals – just what one needs to help tired muscles relax!
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12) Everything chocolate gift hamper, £27.50, Hotel Chocolat

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, as next Christmas she'll be starting to hide all the chocolate from her little one! 

What was the best gift you received when you were a mum-to-be? Let us know on Facebook 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 and became a volunteer at a Hospice at 11 years old, helping to fundraise for 10 years. 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.