Welcoming a new baby into the world is an exciting experience, especially when it’s your loved one who is the mum-to-be. Knowing what to give can be a minefield, especially as you want to treat them with a thoughtful present. Should you opt for something solely for the baby, or is it best to purchase a practical gift for mum? With that in mind, we’ve collated some of the best mum-to-be gifts to buy for a friend, partner or baby shower.
Best Gifts to Buy for a Pregnant Friend
If your friend is a mum-to-be and you’re looking for an excellent mum-to-be gift for her, look no further. We’ve collated some of the best gifts for a pregnant friend.
Boob - B.Warmer Sweatshirt
This B.Warmer sweatshirt is made of soft fleece and has nursing access for easy breastfeeding. Perfect for wearing in all weather, mums-to-be can wear it throughout pregnancy and nursing. Made with sustainable materials and GOTS-certified by Ecocert Greenlife, it's an ideal gift for those conscious about helping the environment.
Babymoov - Mum & b Travel Pregnancy/Nursing Pillow
Mum&b Maternity Pillow provides the support that nursing mothers need. Not only that, but it’s also ideal for bottle feeding too. The peanut shape and soft filling make it comfortable for any pregnant woman to relax while lying on her side. Plus, it can also help to relieve back pain.
As a nursing pillow, it supports the baby's body, making feeding time more comfortable for both Mum and baby.
Babymoov - Mum & b Travel Pregnancy/Nursing Pillow
Love Organic Muslin Baby Shawl & Luxury Candle Gift Set is a stunning gift to give a pregnant friend. The candle comes in a choice of three scents, including Wild Vineyard (a mellow medley of apricots, pear and vineyard flowers), relaxing Lavender, and Orange Blossom (zingy flowers with hints of lemon and orange).
Combined with a cute organic muslin baby shawl and swaddle, From Babies With Love donate 100% of the profit to children around the globe.
From you to me - Personalised The Day You Were Born Keepsake
This Personalised The Day You Were Born book makes a beautiful keepsake. It contains unique information about the day that the baby was born, weaved seamlessly into a gentle, colourful story.
Each page is personalised, featuring birthday facts, such as the weight at birth, birthstone, birth flower and other astrological information. This gift is something that can be treasured for years to come. It lets a child know that their arrival was special and that friends and family will always celebrate them.
Best Baby Shower Gifts To Give A Loved One
A baby shower is a perfect event to celebrate the impending arrival of a new baby. It’s the chance for a mum-to-be to enjoy herself before being bombarded with sleepless nights, while loved ones can have some time to reflect on how the journey to motherhood has gone so far. Attending a baby shower means giving something unique and practical. Here are our picks of the very best baby gifts you can purchase for a friend or relative.
Little Green Radicals - Apple Of My Eye Organic Babygrow
Made from plush, breathable organic cotton, this Apple Of My Eye Organic Babygrow makes a beautiful gift for any baby. The addition of feet is a great feature to keep baby’s toes nice and warm, while the front poppers make nappy changing super easy. This cute babygrow can be paired with a matching hat or blanket for a great welcoming gift if you want to splash out.
Piccalilly - Muslin Swaddle
This Muslin Swaddle is an extra-large organic muslin piece. Lightweight and breathable, it’s highly versatile and can be used for covering, swaddling or burping. The cute puffin print adds a unique feature to your changing bag. Plus, it’s ideal for either a girl or a boy. If the gender is a secret, this is the perfect gift to purchase.
Great Little Trading Co. - Wooden Baby Gym
This attractive and functional Wooden Baby Gym is just the thing any baby needs for playtime. Its contemporary design blends well into any home. Furthermore, it’s also interactive to help with stimulation. Babies can easily grasp the animals, bells and beads that hang down, providing texture and sound.
The sturdy wooden frame has been extensively tested to the highest safety standards and is suitable for children aged two months+. Easy to clean and assemble, it arrives in a flat-packed box so you can gift wrap it with the paper of your choice.
Sophiesticated - The Teether Set
This beautiful Sophiesticated Teether Set gift contains the iconic Original Sophie la girafe® and a So Pure Sophie la girafe teething ring.
Both teethers are made from 100% natural rubber and adorned with food-grade paints, making them safe and natural for little ones. Easy for little hands to hold, these soft teethers help relieve varying stages of teething discomfort.
Housed in a contemporary gift box, it comes with its own Sophie la girafe gift bag and card so that you can include your own special message.
Best Gifts to Buy Your Pregnant Wife or Girlfriend
A new bundle of joy is an exciting time for any couple. While having a baby is a time for celebration, it’s also an important occasion for making a mother-to-be feel special. Choosing a gift that delivers sentimental value is one that will be much appreciated, especially if it’s something memorable or practical for the expectant mum to receive. Here are our top pick gifts to buy for a pregnant partner.
PacaPod - Hartland Pack
This stylish backpack is perfect for impending motherhood. Practical, wipe clean and constructed from recycled polyester and vegan leather, the unique design contains a clever system. There are several pockets for those little bits and bobs for baby, such as wipes, teethers and more. Plus, the pod system contains a changing mat, pram clips and more.
PacaPod products can be easily cleaned and stored away, making them a must-have accessory for any parent. With the Hartland Pack, staying organised is super easy!
JoJo Maman Bébé - Keepsake Trinket Box
Commemorate the arrival of a baby with this Keepsake Trinket Box. The adorable elephant design is beautiful, and it’s the ideal place for keeping little memories like their first curl. The neutral tones will look fantastic in any type of nursery.
Rosemood - Pregnancy Photo Albums
A pregnancy photo album can be treasured for years to come. Record the major milestones in those precious first months, including writing notes for your unborn child. Each book can be easily personalised, thanks to the templates.
The pregnancy photo albums have been lovingly designed with expectant parents in mind. Keep a photo of every scan and baby kick and edit your book from the app or website. Customise each page with a template of choice. There’s also a complimentary retouching service with image enhancement and text proofreading.
Bags Of Love - Make Your Own Pregnancy Pillow
Is there a better gift for mums-to-be than making your own pregnancy pillow? This comfortable and stylish pillow can be personalised to be a truly unique item. Add photos or creative artwork and make it stand out. Handmade in London, the luxe faux suede fabric and plush padding take relaxation to the next level.
These large pregnancy pillows help make sleep easier during this important stage. Celebrate pregnancy with something practical and customised - a great alternative to the plain options on the market.
Joma Jewellery - Beautifully Boxed A Little Wonderful Mum Bracelet
This Beautifully Boxed 'A Littles' Bracelet is a beautiful selection for mums-to-be who adore a little sparkle. Stylish, dainty and silver-plated, mums will cherish this thoughtful piece forever. Wrapped around a sweet card and completed with a lovely poem, it’s delicately nestled inside a square-shaped box for that extra special finishing touch.