There’s a new baby on the way, and it’s time to choose a gift that the new mom in your life is going to love. You want to find something that is thoughtful and useful at the same time. After all, she’s growing a tiny human and she deserves the best! Our list of gifts for expecting moms features a variety of items that just about every new mama in your life is sure to use and enjoy.
Whether you’re buying something for a baby shower or just want to send a little surprise, you’re sure to find gifts for expecting moms that will really “wow” your sweet friend or family member.
1. Baby-Bump Headphones
Mom doesn’t have to be the only one listening to her favorite music; her baby can enjoy the songs with her. Not only that, but some studies suggest that babies may even remember the melodies played in the womb.
These speakers are designed to play music loud enough for the baby to listen to, but soft enough so that they’re safe to use. The soft hydrogel on the speakers will sit comfortably on mom’s belly, allowing her to talk to or play music for your little one whether she’s lying on the couch or on the go.
There is even an audio splitter to let a loved one can listen to music simultaneously with the baby. The momma to be in your life will love getting to share these special moments with her baby.
2. Pregnancy Belly Cast Kit
Some moms say they love being pregnant and miss the days of having a baby bump to carry around. What better way to commemorate the pregnancy journey than creating an exact cast of mom’s belly?
This kit comes with everything needed to create the pregnancy cast, including extra belly casting material to ensure the best outcome. It also has everything needed for decorating afterward, including a sanding screen, gesso (sealant), and a sponge brush.
Once finished, she can paint and decorate the cast however she would like! This kit even comes with a decorating ideas sheet to give her hundreds of ideas to get inspired by.
This is one of those gifts that expecting moms won’t be anticipating, but is sure to love!
3. Burts Bees Mama Bee Gift Set
Pamper the mom in your life with this three-piece gift set with full sizes of belly butter, foot and leg creme, and beeswax lip balm. Burts Bees uses only the finest ingredients from nature, and they’re formulated to retain moisture.
As our bellies grow to accommodate the developing little one, our skin can suffer. Luckily, fighting stretch marks and rehydrating the skin can be done with the regular use of belly butter. Moms can also start having aches in their feet and legs, so the foot and leg creme will soothe any pains she may be experiencing.
This gift set is perfect for pampering expecting moms as they grow their little boy or girl. When it times to give the gift, it comes in a giftable tin so you can ship this directly to her if you need to!
4. Letters to My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.
No matter how much your child grows, even through adulthood, they will always be your baby. This sweet gift allows the mama friend in your life to write letters to her baby to read later on in life. It’s a gift that both mom and child will cherish for a lifetime.
All she needs to do is fill out the 12 included letters that all begin with a unique journal prompt, such as “my wishes for you are…”. Once they’re all written out, she just needs to postdate, seal the envelope, and save the letters to give at a later date.
As every new mom knows, the baby stage goes by fast. This paper time capsule will hold all of her memories, thoughts, and wishes in place to enjoy over and over again later in life.
5. BabySteps Pregnancy Gift Scratch-Off Calendar
This adorable calendar is made for a newly expecting mom to scratch off and countdown to the big day she gives birth! It contains 236 fields with facts, helpful tips, and entertaining trivia. She’ll get to scratch off one field each day from pregnancy week 5 through week 38. The first 28 days are completely visible as soon as she opens the gift.
What we love about this calendar is it allows the new mama to stay engaged in her pregnancy each and every day. This gift is not only useful but gives a little added excitement to an already happy time.
6. Pregnancy Pillow Wedge
As the baby grows, our baby bumps can get quite heavy and a little in the way when trying to get a comfortable night’s rest. No matter where mom is in her pregnancy, this pillow can be used with its dual sides. On one side, you’ll find a deluxe, soft memory foam, and firmer support foam on the other side. She can flip it from side to side for the specific comfort she needs at the moment.
This versatile pillow wedge isn’t just for the belly. It can also be placed behind her back or between her knees to help her feel more comfortable while she relaxes or sleeps. The perforated foam layer helps keep the pillow cooler, which can help her sleep even more comfortable.
Whether she’s relaxing at home or needs to travel, this pregnancy pillow wedge can be by her side. Unlike bulky body pillows, this one is portable and easy to take along on trips. It even comes with a carrying case for added convenience.
7. Triple Sonogram Pregnancy Keepsake Frame
There’s nothing quite like seeing your baby for the first time. Going to the doctor and seeing the ultrasound suddenly makes everything feel so real, and it’s something every mom cherishes forever. With this keepsake frame, the new mama in your life can have a gorgeous place to showcase her precious ultrasounds.
It comes with three sections, one spot for each trimester. The beveled mat features writing beneath the photos that read “1st trimester”, “2nd trimester,” and “3rd trimester” stamped in silver writing. The photos are encased in a white hand-finished wooden frame that makes a perfect decoration for the home or nursery.
The new parents will love adding each new sonogram to the frame as the due date quickly approaches. Expecting moms and dads will love gifts such as this thoughtful keepsake to cherish their growing baby.
8. Dual Foot Massager Roller
Everyone enjoys a good foot massage, but nobody needs a foot rub like an expecting mama who’s carrying a baby bump. This dual foot massager will allow the expecting mama to melt away the stress as she rolls her feet over the massager.
This is especially beneficial for a mom who’s on her feet for a big portion of the day. She can get relief for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, neuropathy or even tired feet after a long day. It has 10 independently-moving rollers that surpass work hard to stimulate and soothe her feet. Each and every detail in the design was placed for a purpose, making it a great option for a daily foot massage ritual.
9. Pregnancy Flakes: Bath Salts with Pure Magnesium (Unscented)
A bath can be a great way for an expecting mom to relax and soothe her aching body while pregnant. Many pregnant women use soaking in the tub as a way to unwind each day.
Not all bath salts are made specifically for pregnant women, which is why we especially liked these pregnancy flakes. These bath salts contain pure magnesium, which absorb into the skin to help relax you and relieve aches and pain. Some studies even suggest that magnesium baths are a great way to increase magnesium levels and relieve aching muscles.
As with trying anything new during pregnancy, it’s important to talk with a doctor to make sure this is right for mom and her specific pregnancy.
10. Preggatinis™: Mixology For The Mom-To-Be
No list of gifts for expecting moms would be complete without some cocktail alternatives. If you and your pregnant bestie are used to spending a girls night sipping on cocktails and venting about life’s worries, then she’s going to love this Preggatinis Mixology book. Inside the book is 75 original Preggatini recipes that utilize fresh juices, herbs, and garnishes.
This also makes for a great go-to for drink ideas for her baby shower. Rather than having basic drinks, her and all of her closest friends and families can sip on some alcohol-free beverages as everyone celebrates. In the case that there will be others drinking, simply add the alcohol of choice to each party’s glass separately.
11. Mothers Maternity Pregnant Women Leggings
As women, we love a good pair of leggings. However, as the belly starts to grow, we notice that our best set of leggings start to get a little tighter around the belly area. This is why these maternity leggings make such a great gift for anyone who loves to wear something cute and comfortable (who doesn’t?).
These seamless leggings aren’t just comfortable, they even help with back support. The unique design different fabric patterns along with an elastic fabric that helps her belly support while fitting her maternity belly. Sizes range from extra small to extra large and come in three neutral colors.
12. Guided Pregnancy Journal
How cute is this pregnancy journal? The guided pregnancy journal “bump for joy” is a great gift for an expecting mama to write down all of the amazing moments she experiences during pregnancy. This journal has different writing prompts, checklists, and fill-in-the-blanks to hold onto cherished memories as well as prepare for the baby’s arrival.
This hardcover journal features whimsical artwork that the expecting mom will be sure to smile at. It contains 144 pages and even has room for 32 photos, 5 pockets for mementos, plenty of space for personal notes, pregnancy facts and other helpful tips. It contains just about everything she will need to document her pregnancy and prepare for the due date.
13. Organic Belly & Body Oil For Pregnancy
Earlier in this article, one of the gifts for expecting moms featured was a belly lotion set. Although this is similar, having a good body oil is another great addition for her belly skincare package. Designed to keep her bump hydrated, smooth, nourished, and healthy this oil is a great addition to her nightly skincare ritual.
Not only will she rock the pregnancy glow, but her tummy is going to glow along with her. It contains an elasticity-boosting blend enriched with antioxidant vitamin E and natural plant collagen. With regular use, it helps to improve the appearance of stretch marks, restores resilience, evens tone, moisturizes and repairs skin.
As anyone who’s sported a pregnancy belly (and spiked hormones) knows, relaxation can sometimes be hard to come by. This oil promotes relaxation with it’s lightly scented, soothing lavender essential oil. The expecting mama will feel pampered, hydrated, and will feel relief from itching and dryness.
14. Coloring Books for the Pregnant Mom
Pregnant women need to have a calming activity to relieve tension. This coloring book features 74 pages full of relaxing coloring patterns to help calm the mind and provide an outlet for her creativity. The pregnant patterns and mandala shapes are everything a pregnant mama needs to step into a more peaceful headspace.
One thing we really appreciate about this coloring book is how thick and sturdy the pages are. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to color on a thin page where leakage occurs. And isn’t the whole point of coloring to relax?
15. Growing Tiny Human Socks Set
Everyone can appreciate a little humor, especially when growing a tiny human. And let’s be real – the new mom you know needs a break here and there. These cute and hilarious socks are one of the perfect gifts for expecting moms who just can’t today.
These socks come in a nice package to keep any damage from happening during shipment. She’s going to love slipping these on, feeling cozy, and showing off a little humor.
16. Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake Photo Frame Kit
Is there anything cuter than a new baby’s tiny feet and hands? I don’t think there is a mom who wouldn’t love to keep a memory of how tiny her baby is for a lifetime. Expecting moms will love gifts like this, and will be sure to cherish this for a lifetime.
It comes with everything she’ll need to create the tiny prints. As an additional touch, you’ll find a stencil kit featuring letters, numbers, shapes, and symbols so she can customize her memento! She can add her newborn baby’s name along with the birthdate to this keepsake.
17. Large Multifunction Baby Diaper Bag
If there’s one thing mom is definitely going to need, it’s a diaper bag. A new little family member means a lot more items that will need to be included on the go. For a backpack that’s both lightweight and fully functional, you can’t go wrong with this option.
Each compartment was designed with a mom and baby’s needs in mind. It features a dry and wet separation design to keep wet baby clothes separated from dry clothes, along with side pockets for baby wipes, bottles, etc. This diaper bag can be used as a handbag, backpack, or can be easily hung on the baby stroller.
If you really want to surprise the new mom in your life, you want to find something that is both useful and something she’ll cherish. Or, maybe you just want to give her a little laugh during such an emotional stage of life. No matter what the woman in your life is like, you’re sure to find something from our list of gifts for expecting moms.