A very special gift

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life, and that first Mother’s Day as a new mum is incredibly special. As a partner, friend or family member, you can celebrate by offering a thoughtful gift.

Here are 15 gift ideas for a new mum that are sure to make her feel appreciated and loved.

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1. A maternity pillow

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable, especially during the later stages when sleeping becomes difficult. A comfortable maternity pillow can help support the growing belly and give mum a well deserved rest.

2. Prenatal massage

Who doesn’t love a bit of R&R? Pregnancy can cause a lot of tension and discomfort in the body, and a prenatal massage is a great way to help your friend relax and relieve some of the physical stress.

3. Foot massager

Many women experience foot pain and swelling during pregnancy. A foot massager can help alleviate some of the discomfort and provide a relaxing treat.

4. A baby name book

If they’ve not thought of a name yet, a baby name book can provide inspiration and help mum find the perfect name.

5. Pregnancy journal

A pregnancy journal is a great way to document that special, unique pregnancy journey and reflect on the experience later on.

6. A cute maternity outfit

Pregnancy can make it difficult to find clothes that fit and feel comfortable. A cute maternity outfit can inspire confidence and make an expectant mum feel good.

7. Spa gift certificate

Every mum, new and experienced, needs some me-time. A spa gift certificate is the perfect way to help relax and unwind.

8. Nursing bra

A nursing bra is a practical gift that will definitely be appreciated once the baby arrives. Look for one that is comfortable and supportive.

9. Baby carrier

A baby carrier can make it easier for your friend to carry her baby while keeping her hands free. Check out our babywearing guide for a few helpful tips!

10. Pregnancy cookbook

Eating a healthy diet is important during pregnancy. A pregnancy cookbook can provide inspiration for some delicious and nutritious meals.

11. Belly casting kit

Help to create a lasting memory of this special time with a belly casting kit – complete with everything she’ll need to create a cast of her pregnant belly!

12. Relaxing bath set

Not all of us have time for a whole day at the spa, but a cheeky evening of self-care in the bath is the next best thing. Bath sets can include bath salts, bubble bath, and luxurious body wash, amongst other things, making for an ideal pampering gift.

13. Birth ball

Staying active during pregnancy is difficult, but a birth ball can be a fun way to keep moving, and also provides a comfortable place to sit during labor. Look for one that is sturdy and can support her weight.

14. Photo album

What gift could be better than one that allows you to keep hold of these precious memories forever? You can find albums themed around pregnancy and baby milestones, or just one that suits their aesthetic.

15. A babysitting ‘IOU’

She may laugh at first, but when the baby arrives this will be a much appreciated gift! A promise to take care of the little one so mum can have some well-earned alone time.


Whether it’s Mother’s Day, a baby shower, or just a loving gesture, these 15 gift ideas for the expectant mum in your life are sure to make her feel loved and supported during this special time. Whether it’s providing comfort, inspiration, or practical support, your gift is a thoughtful reminder that you are there for her every step of the way.

For more advice and pregnancy tips, you can find plenty of articles over on our blog.


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