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11 thoughtful gifts mums-to-be will love

Section: Baby showers

Becoming a mum is, of course, an extremely exciting time! And do you know what makes the whole experience that extra bit special? All of the lovely, thoughtful gifts that mums-to-be receive.

So if you know somebody who is due to give birth, then why not treat them to a gift perfect for pregnant mums? As well as putting a smile on their face, the gifts will definitely come in handy for when the baby arrives. (Or if you're expecting yourself, you're definitely allowed to forward this to your confused colleagues!) 

Shop our selection of gifts for pregnant mums, below...  

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1) Personalised baby towel, £24.99, My 1st Years

Make baby bathtimes a breeze by getting your pregnant friend a personalised luxury hooded towel from the limited edition My 1st Years royal range. Featuring super soft materials and a handy hood that keeps little heads warm, we’d go as far as to say that we want this towel for ourselves! Plus, the gingham print detailing and customised text make this gift extra special. 
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2) Baby bedtime set, £13, Child's Farm

Essential baby products that are organic and designed to care for a newborn’s delicate skin are something that every mum needs. Our favourite brands? British brand Child’s Farm, who sell a gorgeous baby bedtime gift set that includes bubble bath, baby wash and moisturiser; and Green People’s Organic Babies range. We love the Organic Babies Calming Nappy Cream which is 100% natural and rich in Omega-3&6. Plus, don’t forget to throw the Fifi & Friends’ Organic Cotton Cleansing Wipes into your organic baby care hamper – they’re ideal for sensitive baby skin and a real essential.
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3) Keepsake box, £50, The White Company

Help the mum-to-be capture every memory of her newborn baby with this luxurious leather keepsake box by The White Company. Complete with three grey pouches, this present is ready to be filled with keepsakes like a baby’s first tooth, first jewellery piece and first lock of hair. We love.
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4) Sophisticated teether set, £20, John Lewis 

Most babies begin to teeth 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! We recommend the Sophie la Girafe Sophisticated Teether Set, which features an Original Sophie la girafe and a So Pure Sophie la girafe teething ring, which babies can safely chew on. 
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5) Personalised Peter Rabbit Books, £75, Not On The High Street 

One of the joys of being a parent is spending quality time with your baby. And what better way to do that than to read them a bedtime story? This collection of three personalised Peter Rabbit books will go down a treat for any new mum, and is a treasured keepsake they can hold onto forever.
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6) Baby boy hamper, £25, The Baby Box Company

For the perfect mixture of practical and perfect gifts, order a ready-made baby gift hamper, like the ones by The Baby Box Company. The hampers feature a mixture of cute baby clothing, cuddly toys, towels, hats and sock on’s (the brilliant invention that keeps socks from falling off!).
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7) Dotted muslin, £15, Fofolino 

From being a comforter, to a spillage-mopper to a swaddler - a muslin has many brilliant benefits for a baby. We love this this one from Fofolino that is equal parts timeless and playful. The perfect gift for mums-to-be. 
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8) Night light projector, £27, John Lewis

Musical star projectors help children fall asleep calmly and peacefully – plus they give new mums a bit of respite! – so why not treat your friend to this musical projector from Pabobo. The pretty starry sky it projects and the lullaby it sings will be sure to help tired babies nod off.
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9) Milestone cards, £13, Jojo Maman Bebe

If you want to win the award for most thoughtful friend, then pick up these milestone baby cards for a pregnant mum. Each of the 30 sweet cards represents a different milestone in a baby’s development, and can be placed in a picture to mark a special moment.
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10) Mum-to-be 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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11) Melamine Baby Set £24, Kikki-k

We're loving this super adorable four piece set, which includes a bowl, plate, cup and spoon in a beautiful Swedish design. The perfect touch for your pregnant pal. 

Written by Arianna Chatzidakis 

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