The Best Pregnancy Gifts For Mom To Be
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Being pregnant for the first time is truly, sincerely, so magical. (Unless you have really horrible morning sickness!) It’s something to be celebrated!
It’s easy to get caught up in baby showers, super adorable onesies and baby items- but what about mama to be?? She is growing a tiny human for 9 whole months and I’m going to be honest with you- it doesn’t get easier when baby arrives. Growing and raising kids is a HARD job.
Us mommas need some serious love too.
If you’re curious or in a hurry-
How do you figure out the best pregnancy gifts for first time moms? How do you find that special soon to be mama something that is fun, cute, unique, meaningful or all of the above??
Keep reading this list of first time mom to be gifts to find out!
24 Best Pregnancy Gifts For First Time Moms
Memory Keepsake Gifts
1. Maternity Photoshoot
Being pregnant seems like it will last forever but when it’s over, it’s kind of sad and you miss it. Why not gift the mom to be a maternity photoshoot so she can cherish being pregnant forever?
2. Baby Keepsake Box
This Baby Keepsake Box is such a good idea! It looks like a nice book you could have out on a shelf. One side has tiny little drawers for collections (like first tooth, lock of hair, first pair of shoes) and the other side has folders for chronicles of the first years (birth certificate, report cards, artwork.)
I love this idea because it’s something you can actually look through from time to time instead of having all the lovely photos you took sit on your phone collecting digital dust.
3. Handprint and Footprint Photo Frame
You think you will never forget how tiny they were when they were born- but you do. It’s heartbreaking. So imagine giving her a Handprint and Footprint Photo Frame that will allow her to remember how tiny her baby was forever, she will love it.
4. Willow Tree Sculpture
I honestly don’t think this Willow Tree Sculpture needs many words- it’s hand carved and painted. It’s absolutely beautiful and will tear on mama’s heartstrings every time she looks at it.
5. My Tiny Prints Personalized Necklace
The My Tiny Prints Necklace comes with the birthstone from the month the baby was born and can be engraved with baby’s name. What better way to celebrate her newborn baby than with a beautiful necklace?
Or this Family Drop necklace– it’s not personalized but speaks volumes.
6. Robot Vacuum and Mop
You know what’s even better than everyone offering to clean when you’re pregnant or have a new baby (but then not actually following through…)? A robot that cleans your house for you! If someone would have given this to me while pregnant, I might have cried with joy.
My husband gifted me a Roomba for my birthday when our kids were 3 and 1- best gift EVER.
Had I known about the Roborock, (which is a vacuum/mop all in one)? I would have asked for that.
7. A Cleaner
If you don’t want to splurge on a robot vacuum, what about just a few hours with a local cleaner? What an amazing treat. Seriously, any pregnant or new mom would be THRILLED if someone cleaned her house!
8. Amazon Prime
Gifting a new pregnant momma a year of Amazon Prime is nothing short of amazing. Not only do you not want to leave your house when you’re 9 months pregnant, you DEFINITELY don’t want to leave your house with a brand new baby.
Gift her free 2 day shipping on thousands of items for baby, herself or the household.
9. Amazon Home Services
This is astounding. Amazon Home Services offers things like home cleaning, furniture assembly, carpet cleaning, handyman services, deep cleaning and spring cleaning! They’ll match you with a professional in your area for a fixed cost with a satisfaction guarantee.
If the new momma to be needs some help around the house and her partner works a lot or isn’t a handy type guy- this could be of serious help to her.
Self Care Gifts
10. Pregnancy Pillow
Pregnancy pillows are key in the final months of pregnancy when it’s impossible to get comfy- she will be so thankful to receive a pregnancy pillow!
You can get a pregnancy pillow for $50 off using my code NEWMOMMA20!
11. Bump Box
These Bump Boxes are SO ridiculously cute. If I had known about them during my pregnancies, I would have been signed up or begging someone to gift me a box! The first trimester box has a special focus on all those well known 1st trimester symptoms- like nausea and fatigue.
You can choose a Bump Box for whichever trimester the mama to be is in!
12. Mom Spa Gift Box
This Mom Spa Gift Box is perfect for a pregnant momma because she can use some to pamper herself or save it till after baby is born!
13. Herbal Tea
This Pink Stork tea blend is lavender, rose hips and dandelion.
14. Pillow Massager
A Pillow Massager is a perfect gift for a pregnant mama. Being pregnant comes with so many aches and pains and sometimes you really don’t want to leave the house for a massage. Let her have a massage at home!
15. Bath Bombs
These Life Around 2 Angels Bathbombs are handcrafted in California with ingredients sourced in the U.S.
Gifts She Can Eat
When you’re pregnant, you want chocolate. It’s a thing. It’s an obsession. These Creek House Chocolates should do the trick!
17. Snack Box
Why not gift her something that’s indulgent but still healthy? This Elevate Snack Box is vegan and gluten free and so tasty!
18. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Okay, so these chocolate covered strawberries are just truly indulgent. What a perfect gift for a soon to be mom!
Truthful Parenting Books
19. You Are A F*cking Awesome Mom
You Are A F*cking Awesome Mom is for ANY mom- pregnant, with 2 kids or in the 4th trimester.
20. Girl, Wash Your Face
Girl, Wash Your Face isn’t specifically about motherhood. However, it’s written by a mom who intertwines stories of her life and her children with how to stop believing the lies you’ve been telling yourself and become who you were meant to be.
This is almost more important than reading books on babies- mamas NEED to learn how to become confident and sure of themselves in their new role of motherhood.
21. The Baby Owner’s Manual
This was written with men in mind but a lot of women in the reviews said they couldn’t put it down! Gift it to the mom to be so she can whip through it and then pass it over to dad.
22. Mom Truths
Cat+Nat’s Mom Truths- Ultra real and R-rated mom truths from the trenches of motherhood.
23. Pregnancy Problems Coloring Book
When you’re pregnant, distractions are VERY welcomed. This Pregnancy Problems Coloring Book is a funny, soothing distraction she’ll love.
24. Kindle Unlimited/Audible
New moms are going to be doing a LOT of reading with a new baby to nurse and sleep with. Does the mama you’re buying for prefer actually reading or would she like to listen to audio books?
Kindle Unlimited is amazing because you can download the Kindle app and read from your phone.
Audible is also available on your phone and offers thousands of choices for audiobooks and you can listen everywhere!
Looking for more mom gift ideas?
Are there any other pregnancy gifts you’d add to this list? Let me know in the comments!