From Christmas to birthdays, from mothers day to just a little congratulations gift; we've got it all. We can take the pressure out of choosing a thoughtful gift for your pregnant wife, friend or colleague. We all know how emotions heighten for pregnant women, so we can save you from the dreaded death stares.
👘 Top 3 Comfort Gifts for Mums-to-Be:
Pyjamas, dressing gown and a nice pair of comfy slippers. Sounds like perfection, right? Even better when you don't have to reach in your own pocket to pay for said items. This is better done as individual items or you could create a little cozy set and include some fluffy socks and maybe even a hot water bottle, depending on how nice your feeling.
3 Pyjamas + Dressing Gown
Pyjamas is something you always want to be comfortable in and can become a little expensive when your bump is growing rapidly. You can get some really cute, cosy and on the cheaper side packs of pyjamas (like the ones below) online.
2 Slippers or Fluffy Socks
Long gone is the idea of fluffy socks, patterned socks or any standard socks. It's now socks, with sayings on. Socks are available with motivational speeches on the bottom (which also help prevent slipping). The socks, like ones below are perfect for the hospital as the mother can then be mobile, whilst remaining safe and remembering to "Keep calm and push!"
1 Pregnancy Related Top/Jumper
To avoid the awkward stares, the unsure questions and the uncertainty to let you sit down first on the bus, get a pregnancy t-shirt. Announce to the world, on the daily, that you are in fact pregnant and no, you haven't just came from an all you can eat buffet. Now the one we are showing below is a Christmas themed pregnancy t-shirt but you could spend all day looking through the endless options of themed t-shirts. Anything from Christmas to Halloween, from birthdays to any random Wednesday, they have it all. We think any expectant mother would find gifts like these funny, cute and comfy.
📚 Top 3 Books for Expectant Mums:
We all love a little sit down in the evening with a book in hand and a cup-of-tea in the other. It's often hard to find time to read during your busy life but for the women on maternity leave before their little one arrives, they have plenty. We've picked out the top 3 to gift to those mums who constantly have their heads in a book.
3 Het BIG FAT-activiteitenboek voor zwangere mensen
This present plays the role of a diary, colouring book, and a brutally honest new mummy manual. This gift is perfect for the mum-to-be who wants to relax, laugh until mistakes* happen and with each and every page of the book, realise that the feelings and worries she's now got about becoming a mother are completely normal.
* Bij vergissing adviseren we wel om voor sommige volwassenen bescherming tegen lekkende blazen naast dit cadeau te kopen. Tenzij bekkenbodemoefeningen deel uitmaken van hun dagelijkse routine.
2 The Positive Birth Book
As much as we would all like to imagine a pain-free, stress-free and easy peasy birth, the chances of it are slim to none. This book is a perfect gift for any mum-to-be with a list as long as her arm of worries and questions. This book will possibly hold all the answers and more.
The positive birth book can help take the worry out of the experience and leave you being able to enjoy the journey and feel less in the dark. Allowing you to have a good understanding of what makes a positive pregnancy, birth and the early days of parenting.
1 How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out
First a mother, now a midwife to many, we have a book written by a woman who wants to share her knowledge with other pregnant women who are just bobbing about in the deep end finding out they are pregnant with their first. This gift idea is jam-packed with facts, tips and tricks for new mummies with a pinch of humour from Clemmie Hooper herself.
🛀 Top 3 Gifts Perfect for Relaxing:
You're fresh out of the bath. Slippers on, dressing gown tied right up and a selection of pampering goodies to choose from. What more would a pregnant lady want? A good night's sleep may be a start but that can only be helped by being as relaxed as possible, which we have the perfect gifts for.
3 New Mummy Pampering Gift Set
As we have said before, pregnant women love to be pampered. But whilst they're growing a baby, getting bigger and getting about is getting harder, they like to do it in the comfort of their own home. Although the simple option is to buy a pre-made, ready to give pamper box, it's nice to add a personal touch to it. You can do this by making your own. Here are a few ideas of items to include;
- Bath Soak,
- Bath bomb/crystals,
- Hair mask,
- Face and body oil,
- Nail varnish,
- Body butter,
- Face mask,
You can add, take out or swap items to make it more personal. You must make sure all items are safe for use during pregnancy otherwise this will make for a very disappointing gift. Wrap this all up in a nice little gift box and there you have it, a lovely gift that has SO much thought into it.
2 Calming Bracelet
It's easy to forget about the woman when you find out about a pregnancy, as it's all about the new baby. But the expectant mother can then be found left with a number of worries and concerns, which we have the perfect gift idea to help. Amber pregnancy bracelets can help with the stress and anxiety of welcoming a little one into your family. You can find a selection of these online and can be a great present for new mummies and mummies welcoming their second, third or fourth.
1 zwangerschap Pillow
Sleep is hard enough as it is without having a huge bump to be mindful of when you're getting comfy. The best present a woman, or anyone for that matter, could receive is a good night's sleep. With the chances of that being slim to none, we've thought of the perfect gift idea to help with this. A pregnancy pillow can help create a comfy space for the expectant mother to sleep without the bad back in the morning. There are many variations of pregnancy pillows, with the benefits differing for all of these but to help choose the perfect one, we have a dedicated blog on how to use a pregnancy pillow.
🎒 Top 3 Gifts to be Prepared for Labour:
We all know them expectant mummies which have their hospital bags at the ready from around 10 weeks onwards and will re-pack it on the daily, just to be sure they've got everything. Here are a few gift ideas for the "bag at the ready" and "preparation is key" pregnant mummies.
3 BABYGO Zwangerschapsband
Is your pregnant friend, wife or colleague experiencing back pain and struggling with the growth of their bump? We have the perfect gift for this. A pregnancy support belt can help stabilise your spine, lift your belly and encourage proper posture. This can minimise the pain you experience during the pregnancy so we really do think your pregnant wife, friend or colleague would appreciate this gift. Our pregnancy support belt also comes with a 40 page pregnancy book which provides you with a number of exercises to help with those dreaded pregnancy aches and pains.
2 Hospital Bag
Often a woman has such joy from choosing her cute little hospital bag which usually involves a pretty little pattern and a matching miniature bag for the little one on the way. But if your pregnant-present receiver isn't so much interested in the matching bags, or even bags in general, a thoughtful present would be a lovely hospital bag. A nice touch would to also include a checklist of things they will need to bring to the hospital. We have a ready made blog post of what to bring in your hospital bag, so we've made this super easy for you. Depending on your budget, maybe check a few things off the list and pack them in the bag for the expectant mummy. On Amazon, you can now purchase a pre-filled, pre-packed hospital bag full of useful essentials.
1 BABYGO geboortebal
As the mum-to-be approaches labour she may be wishing she had listened to all the health care professionals out there and invested in a good quality birthing ball. So take the regret out of the pregnancy and purchase a BABYGO Birthing Ball so they can use this throughout pregnancy, labour and during postpartum recovery. A pregnancy/birthing ball can minimise those dreaded aches and pains also whilst making sitting and moving about much easier and almost pain free.
It makes a pretty good foot rest too.
👶🏼 Top 3 Gift Ideas for Mums Who Put Baby First:
Pregnant ladies love nothing more than cutesy baby stuff and lovely trinket gifts to promote their new status of being a mother. Everything from memory books to imprint sets we have all the cuteness at the best prices for you. Yes, these are more for the newborn but it’s also something a mother will cherish forever. Grab yourself a little gift bag, pop one of these in and you're sorted.
3 Personalised Blanket
A very cute, but extremely popular, present idea is a personalised blanket which are usually a nursery accessory for the little one. Then a lifelong keepsake for the mother. A newborn can never have too many blankets and can often be kept whilst growing up. You can get little personal touches added, such as the baby’s name (if this has been decided) or maybe the family’s surname (e.g. Baby Clifford).
2 Handprint/Footprint DIY Set
Another lovely little keepsake that new parents seem to love is the imprint of their little one's hands and feet. Now, even though Facebook have some pretty cool "how to" videos, don't leave the new parents staining their carpet, making a mess and not having anything to show for it. You can now buy the little ready made sets to have this done in the comfort of your own home, without having to pay over the odds. These sets can be purchased online to imprint your baby's hands prints.
1 “My First” Picture Frame + *BONUS PRESENT IDEA
If you stepped foot into 5 new parents’ homes, I can guarantee that you would find zero images of their new family member. Instead, just a few scan pictures here and there. But if I asked you to look on the Facebook Timeline’s of those 5 new parents, you will find endless amounts of pictures of their little one. It could be a nice idea to treat the mum-to-be to a cute little memories picture frame of their little one’s “firsts”. These can be found in many places now and you can also find personalised ones which just adds that special little touch.
*Depending on the budget, you could treat the expectant mummy to a newborn photoshoot, including both mum and dad. These can be pricey so it’s a present idea which would usually come from a partner or a close family member.
🧁 "Sweet Tooth" Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women:
As well as pregnant women craving unusual foods such as pickles, coal and dog treats, many love a good jar of sweets, a huge slice of cake or a cookie before bed. Not everyone has a sweet tooth but these gift ideas are perfect for the woman who would rather reach for a dozen donuts over french fries.
Cookies, Cupcakes and Donuts
There are some cute, but questionable, cookie designs that can be given as gifts nowadays. But even if you can only just make out what they're supposed to be, they usually make pretty yummy gifts. Looking at saving yourself a bit of time? These can easily be ordered from a bakery and can be picked up at a convenient time for you. But if you're looking at scoring yourself some extra brownie points? Be sure to add a personal touch and make these at home with a little help from google.
Be sure to have a back up option, just in case your impersonation of Mary Berry doesn't quite make the cut.
Baby themed Sweet box
Sweet boxes are the new thing now. Everywhere you look is a pop up shop selling ready made boxes of a mixture of sweets that can be customised for any occasion. Including welcoming a new baby on the way. Why not make a baby themed one with the following items filled to the brim;
- Cola bottles,
- Bubblegum bottles,
- Haribo dummies,
- Sugar dummy,
- Jelly babies,
- Colour specific sweets.
You can also fill up little baby bottles, like the ones below, with colour specific Millions. Anyone, including pregnant ladies, will love this gift idea.
If you can think of anymore unusual, cute and thoughtful gift ideas fit for pregnant women, please do feel free to leave them in the comments below. Or if you happen to have purchased one of our ideas above, we would love to hear about the reaction of the recipient.