21 Gifts for Expecting Moms
These are the best mom-to-be gifts for the holiday season
Shopping for a new mom around the holidays? While this holiday season may look different, gifts show the people in your life that you care about them, whether sent by mail or delivered safely in person. These are 21 of the best gifts you can get a pregnant friend, wife or family member. From items to make her life easier to self-care products we love to unexpected luxuries, here are our favorite Christmas and other holiday gifts for expecting moms, broken down by price range.
$2 – $35
Here are nine gifts that can help you show appreciation for the moms to-be in your life without breaking the bank. These great gifts also pair well together if making a curated care package for an expectant mother in your life is more your style.
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1. A Custom Holiday Card — 0.98¢ – $2 on Paper Culture
Cards are simply a wonderful—and personal—way to show someone you care. And for a new mom, it can be a great way to show her that you’re a part of her village at this time. Try these cards from Paper Culture, which you can customize to feature pictures of your family and the message of your choice inside.
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2. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter — $9.51 on Amazon
Always a solid maternity gift, this belly butter from Burt’s Bees is designed to nourish skin before and after pregnancy. Formulated with completely natural ingredients including shea butter and vitamin E, this formula makes the skin silky smooth and even helps relieve the stretch marks and itchiness that come with a baby bump.
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3. Personalized Expectant Parent Mugs — $15.99+ on Etsy
These matching Mom and Dad mugs promise to be an adorable addition to the soon-to-be parents’ kitchen. Plus, this way Dad gets a little appreciation too—and you cross two gifts off the list with one smart purchase. To make this gift even more special, pair it with your favorite coffee blend or tea tin—these new parents are sure to appreciate the caffeine.
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4. Pink Stork Pregnancy Flakes — $16.99 on Amazon
Pink Stork carries a number of great pregnancy products, including teas for morning sickness and fertility sweets. But we especially love their pregnancy flakes, which are designed to aid relaxation and provide relief from the aches, pains and nausea caused by pregnancy. Moms who have used these flakes say that they really do help them relax and even ease back pain.
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5. A Holiday Ornament to Commemorate the Occasion — $17.99+ on Etsy
A personalized “Coming Soon” ornament gives Mom a keepsake to look back on each year when decorating the tree. It also makes for a festive photo op to reveal the coming baby to friends and family. If Mom and Dad have shared baby’s name, choosing a personalized ornament adds an extra special touch.
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6. A Little Something for Mama-to-Be Gift Set by Earth Mama — $19.67 on Amazon
This five-piece travel set is a great way to introduce expecting moms to Earth Mama products. That way, she can test every item for herself and find out what works best for her needs. Each set comes with lip balm, belly butter, belly oil, body wash and deodorant, all made from organic herbal ingredients that aid pregnancy and are formulated by a nurse and herbalist.
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7. New Baby Picture Frame — $19.99+ at Buy Buy Baby
Help Mom get a head start on commemorating those early days with her newborn with a keepsake picture frame. From options that feature a single newborn photo to collage frames that showcase special moments from the first year, a new baby picture frame gives a way to reflect on those memorable moments to come. It also makes for an adorable addition to the nursery.
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8. NanoSteamer Large 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer with Precise Temp Control — $33.95 on Amazon
When Mom wants to relax after a stressful day and enjoy some pampering, she can use the NanoSteamer to create her very own at-home spa experience. This face-steamer has three modes designed to open pores and enables beauty products to work more effectively. It even comes with a five-piece stainless steel skin kit to help extract blackheads and other blemishes.
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9. A Triple-Insulated Bottle for Hot and Cold Drinks — $37.95 on Rifle Paper Co.
For expecting moms, experienced moms and any moms in between, staying hydrated is important. This canteen from Rifle Paper Co. keeps cold drinks chilled for 24 hours and hot drinks warm for 12—and it comes in five classy floral designs. Plus, there’s also a matching tumbler perfect for hot coffee or tea, whichever she prefers.
$40 – $75
This section of our best mom-to-be gifts collection is right in the middle range of pricing—perfect for a pregnant friend or relative. Each item on the list promises to make some aspect of life easier, better or simply more fun for a pregnant woman.
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10. A BumpBoxes Subscription — $33+ per month at BumpBoxes
Pamper Mom with a subscription box specifically tailored for pregnant moms. Each box comes with five products handpicked for each month of pregnancy, and if the baby comes before the subscription is over, Mom can receive baby products instead. Past boxes have included pregnancy friendly skincare, body soaks, feet soaks and massagers. If subscriptions aren’t your thing, they also offer a box for each trimester—no subscription needed. Plus, there’s also a special box for dads to be, so you can cross another person off your holiday list.
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11. Gravity Weighted Sleep Mask — $40.00 on Gravity
The benefits of weighted sleep masks have been touted by psychologists as genuine sleep aids. And for expecting moms, new moms or really any mom, what could be better than the gift of better sleep? This plush sleep mask provides one pound of gentle, soothing pressure that blocks out light and feels amazingly soft on the skin. We think it would be especially cute paired with a relaxing bedtime tea and mug.
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12. 100% Waterproof + Humidity-Free Shower Cap — $43.00 on ShhhowerCap
Did you know that washing your hair everyday can cause damage and dryness? This is especially true for moms with wavy, curly or kinky hair. A sleek, quick-drying and antimicrobial shower cap can help an expecting mom protect her hair from heat and humidity during a relaxing shower or bath and keep her tresses looking fresh until wash day. Plus, once the baby comes, having a quick shower option will definitely come in handy.
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13. A Pair of Cozy, Supportive Slippers — $50-$75 on TOMS
Pamper Mom all winter long with a pair of faux-fur lined slippers from TOMS. Warm enough for cold mornings, these slippers also feature a rubber outer sole and can be worn outside. We love TOMS not only because the footwear is comfortable, durable and available in a variety of designs but also because a portion of each purchase supports nonprofit initiatives on physical safety, mental health and equal opportunity.
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14. Gift Card to Her Favorite Restaurant — $50+
Give the mom-to-be in your life the gift of a meal of her choice from a nearby restaurant. That way, she can satisfy those pregnancy cravings while supporting a local business. Plus, it means less cleanup to do around the house for the expecting parents.
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15. Nursery Wall Art — $49+ at Crate and Barrel
Nursery art—from wall decals to murals to framed art pieces in calming shades—helps create a welcoming and nurturing space for Mom and baby. Our advice? When gifting nursery decor, reach out to Mom first with your ideas to ask for her plans and color scheme. She’ll appreciate the extra step to help get the new baby’s room ready.
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16. Ultra Comfortable Socks with a Mission — $56+ on Bombas
If your pregnant friend loves to be comfy-cozy and do good in the world at the same, a gift box of Bombas will let her satisfy both. For each pair of these innovative socks sold, one pair is donated to the homeless. Plus, if the expecting mom is experiencing swelling or needs to increase blood flow, Bombas also offers colorful compression socks.
This final section of our best gifts for expecting moms will help you splurge on a pregnant mom you care about this holiday season. You’ll be sure to find that special something for your pregnant friend or family member. From luxury items to keep her comfortable until the baby arrives to devices that will simplify life as a new mom, these top picks will show her you’re thinking of her.
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17. Loungewear — $99 at Beyond Yoga
The perfect combination of softness and style, Beyond Yoga leggings incorporate four-way stretch and UV protection. They also come in a variety of cuts, colors and fabrics so you can find a pair (or two) that fits her style. Beyond Yoga even offers maternity leggings that accommodate an expecting mom’s baby bump with an over-the-belly waistband.
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18. A Robotic Vacuum — $99 at Walmart
Less time cleaning the floor means more quality time with baby, family and friends. The Wi-Fi-enabled Eufy RoboVac can vacuum the house for up to 100 minutes, so Mom doesn’t have to. It can be controlled through the smartphone app, by touch and even by a verbal command through a smart speaker.
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19. A Temperature-Controlled Mug — $99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
A temperature-controlled mug will keep her beverage hot all day, no matter how many times she has to get up to breastfeed or change the baby. This electronic coffee mug is compatible with a phone or smart watch, so Mom can keep her tea or coffee just the way she likes it from the comfort of her chair. No trips to the microwave for reheating necessary.
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20. A Luxe Waffle-Knit Robe — $119 at Parachute
This lightweight, softly textured robe will make the mom-to-be in your life feel like she’s at a spa anytime she wears it. Since most new moms practically live in pajamas during that fourth trimester, a classic waffle-knit may elevate the experience. Easily adjustable, a robe is a best friend to any breastfeeding mom.
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21. A Combination Steamer-Blender — $150 at Target
For the new mom who cooks, this 4-in-one steam cooker and blender makes it easy to create homemade purées once baby is ready to eat solid food. The Beaba Babycook prepares food in 15 minutes tops and is designed for one-handed operation, which is ideal for when you’ve got a hungry baby in the other arm.
Need more ideas? Depending on how close Mom’s due date is to the holidays, you might want to check out these gift ideas for new moms or our top 10 must-have breastfeeding supplies for more options. At The Lactation Network, we’re all about helping moms meet their breastfeeding goals by providing breast pumps that are covered by insurance. Shop our insurance-covered options today.