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 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 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 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 gifts for pregnant mums 2021
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!
Pregnancy Pamper 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 gift card with your own thoughtful message.
Personlised 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.
Milestone memory mat
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 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.
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' Tan 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 recepients interests (the 20 catergories include chocolate, beauty, coffee, stationary 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?