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? That's where personal, sentimental and out of the box gifts for mums-to-be comes to the rescue.
With the run-up to Mother's Day, 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 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 said, "I got lush bath bombs! I was very pregnant and my hips were killing me. Best present ever for me."
Alex Bramwell said, "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 said, "Lots of warm snuggly things (thick socks, a big cosy nightshirt, 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 said, "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 said, "I got a pregnancy massage for my baby shower and it was amazing!" Discover our full guide to the best spas for pregnancy massage.
The best Mother's Day gifts for mums-to-be 2022
Bellalisia Mini Hamper for Mum to be
Best bath bomb sets for mums-to-be
Made with real flowers and pure essential oil, these Bellalisa bath treats are a small but thoughtful gift to buy for her this Mother's Day. A box filled with three different vegan bath bomb dust, these are perfect for pregnant women who love natural and eco-friendly products.
Personalised White Toblerone - Romantic Edition
Best personalised chocolate for mums-to-be
Nothing says Valentine's more than personalised chocolate. This Toblerone (romantic edition) is great for those chocolate lovers out there. If they don't love Toblerone you can also get your hands on loads of other chocolate favourites.
Mummy & Daddy to Be Baby Countdown Chalkboard Plaque
Best homeware gift for mums-to-be
This Mother's Day gift is made with both Mummy & Daddy in mind, on a chalkboard that reads '... weeks until we become Mummy & Daddy'. Sentimental parents will love this one.
Virgin Experience Days Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two
Best experience day for mums-to-be
What better way to say 'I Love You' than to treat them to a lovely afternoon tea? It can be stressful as a pregnant mum, with lots to think about so this can calm their nerves with sweet treats and finger sandwiches.
GLOSSYBOX x Tommy's A Moment for Mama Limited Edition
Best beauty box for mums-to-be
There are so many emotions you can feel when pregnant, so sometimes self-care doesn't always come first. This GLOSSYBOX beauty box is made with pregnant mums in mind, full of Mama Mio and Mini Mio products to let her have a moment for herself.
Spotlight Oral Care Mum To Be Luxury Pregnancy Gift Set
Best luxury gift set
This luxury gift set is one for the Mums who really want to look after their health, with a facial roller, eye mask and sonic toothbrush included. It also has pregnancy toothpaste which is perfect for sensitive teeth during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
BagstockandBumble Funny Pregnancy Chocolates | Mum to Be Treats
Best novelty chocolates for mums-to-be
These funny pregnancy chocolates will have your mum-to-be laughing away on Mother's Day. Decorated with jokes like 'Get some sleep' and 'Bun in, Oven on', this one is sweet but hilarious.
The best pregnancy gifts 2022
Personalised Gold Foil New Mum's Notebook
The pregnancy journey can sometimes feel like it flies by so quickly, we love the idea of journaling the experience in this lovely book. Mum can record both how she is feeling throughout the pregnancy plus any messages for her new baby.
Mamas Moments Birthing Essentials Kit
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 baby shower gift, birthday present or something to save for this Christmas!
'Mum To Be' Pregnancy Letterbox Gift
Letterbox gifts have become hugely popular thanks to the pandemic and we think any mum-to-be would love to get this pamper package through their letterbox. Containing everything they need for a well deserved night of pampering you can also add a greeting card with your own thoughtful message.
Personalised mum to be gift box
This beautiful gift set includes a baby sleepsuit, hat, toy rabbit, book and a wooden keepsake box. It's a thoughtful gift that shows you're thinking of mum and her little one.
Sophiesticated teether set
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!
Personalised star blanket
Although you might not know what the newborn's name is going to be, this is still a gorgeous and thoughtful gift that you can improvise with. Made from 100 per cent cotton, it's super soft so it won't irritate little one's skin when they arrive.
Personalised Baby Age Botanical Blanket Set
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 arrives 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.
Baby care welcome set
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 their first smile to their first steps and that first 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.
Everything chocolate gift hamper
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!
'Everything' Really Big Bag
Any mum will know you can never have a bag that's too big. From wet wipes, to a change of clothing for the whole family, our handbags are our lives and we love how big and bold this one is! Looking for a changing bag? Check out our guide to the best baby changing bags.
Pick six of the recipient's interests (the 20 categories include chocolate, beauty, coffee, stationery and more) to fill up this one-off box. Mum will then receive up to 12 top quality, well-made products, based on your selections. If you're feeling flush, what about gifting them a monthly subscription?
Rock Me Momma Bump 2 Birth box
The perfect present for pregnant ladies to keep that bump rocking n' rolling. Mum-to-be will receive a whole host of wonderful 100 per cent natural pregnancy products including Bump n' Body Massage Oil, Cooling Foot Mist and Snooze Pillow Mist.