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The Best Mom-To-Be Gifts to Celebrate Her

Celebrate the one-of-a-kind mom-to-be in your life by treating her to gifts she’ll appreciate during (and after) pregnancy.
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By Emma O'Regan-Reidy, E-Commerce Editor
Updated April 11, 2024
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It’s easy for everyone to focus their attention on baby’s impending arrival—but expectant moms deserve some TLC too! One way to show the pregnant person in your life just how much you appreciate them? Mom-to-be gifts to help them feel pampered and adored. Not to be confused with push presents (which are typically given after baby arrives), these are intended to be sweet treats during any trimester of pregnancy. This could mean for the initial announcement, the baby shower or just because.

Mother-to-be gifts offer an opportunity for friends, family or a partner to support their pregnant loved one, and celebrate her individuality during this period of change. Members of The Bump community agree that anything self-care-related is a great option when it comes to choosing gifts for expectant moms. “What about mailing her a gift certificate to a spa to get a massage or a pedicure, just something for herself to help her relax? She [might not] use it until after the baby’s here, but at least she’ll have something to look forward to that’s a real treat,” suggested brideandbreve, a parent from The Bump forums. “As a third-time mom-to-be, I would suggest perhaps a massage, diapers or maybe a gift card to Target so she can get what she wants/needs,” added another parent, rowanthefrog. Whether you have an idea in mind or don’t know where to begin, we’ve got you covered. Below, shop our favorite gifts for moms-to-be, including sentimental journals, comforting sleep gear and luxurious beauty products, to name a few.

How We Chose the Best Mom-To-Be Gifts

We get it—gifting isn’t always a breeze. To help you find the best mom-to-be gifts for the pregnant person in your life, we did the bulk of the research. This way, you won’t have to spend hours scrolling. Here are the steps we took to create this roundup:

  • We researched what was being said about mom-to-be presents in The Bump community forums to learn what parents were thinking of gifting their loved one—and what they’ve received themselves.
  • We surveyed over 300 expectant mothers in The Bump community for additional insight on the pros and cons of specific pregnancy and postpartum brands and products.
  • We conducted exhaustive market research, scouring external forums and message boards and reading user reviews to find out what parents across the country looked for when choosing a mom-to-be gift.
  • Lastly, I also included options I’ve personally gifted or received as a present and offered my firsthand experience with these products.

Editorial integrity is at the heart of everything we publish. Read about how The Bump develops and reviews all articles, including product reviews.

Overall Best Mom-To-Be Gifts

Not sure where to start your search? You’re sure to find something here. Below, check out several best-selling mom-to-be gifts.

Monthly pregnancy gift boxes

Bump Box Subscription
Image: Bump Box

Looking for a unique mom-to-be gift? Consider this subscription service. Each month, your expectant loved one will receive a curated box tailored to their stage of pregnancy. Inside, they’ll find up to eight items, like self-care products, baby essentials and other treats. Subscriptions range from one to 12 months so that you can find the best fit for your needs. An added bonus: Take 50 percent off your Bump Boxes order with code THEBUMP50 at checkout.

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Maternity leggings

Beyond Yoga Love the Bump Midi Maternity Legging
Image: Amazon

Supportive, stretchy maternity leggings are a worthwhile investment and a great gift for moms-to-be. In fact, they’re a pregnancy must-have in our book. A favorite brand among The Bump editorial team and parents in our community is Beyond Yoga. Their signature pregnancy leggings have an easily adjustable fit that can be worn throughout all three trimesters and into the postpartum period. What’s more, they’re made from an ultra-soft yet durable fabric that your loved one is sure to adore and they come in a number of unique colors. “It’s a splurge but one I justify,” says brynn_mamaof4, a parent from The Bump forums, “Honestly, I’ve had a pair of leggings from them that I wear all the time for going on 2 years now and there is no wear in them at all." We’re obsessed!

Our community says:

"I buy all my yoga leggings, bra tops, sweatshirts, shorts…basically everything from Beyond Yoga. They do have a maternity line and I pretty much live in their maternity leggings!" – brynn_mamaof4, The Bump forum member

"A few of my friends swear by Beyond Yoga [maternity] leggings!" – etnyah, The Bump forum member

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Comfy maternity robe

Kindred Bravely Emmaline Robe
Image: Kindred Braverly

A soft, cozy maternity robe will come in handy during all three trimesters. This sophisticated option features a satin collar and trim that will keep your loved one feeling comfortable and put together. Plus, the belt can be tied in two ways to accommodate changes throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period. This comfy gift for moms-to-be may even make it onto their hospital bag checklist.

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Floral glassware

Uncommon Originals Birth Month Flower Glass
Image: Uncommon Goods
Buying Options
Uncommon Goods|$26

Cheers! Your loved one can sip their favorite drinks from this sweet floral glass. Just choose their birth month, and they’ll receive a glass with the corresponding flower. Another sweet idea: You could even choose the month baby is due to be born. Either way, this gift is ideal for those who love to enjoy a sparkling mocktail—or a glass of wine down the line. It’s a practical present you know they’ll reach for time and time again.

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Linen-bound pregnancy journal

Searching for a sentimental mom-to-be gift? Check out this minimalist pregnancy journal. The linen-bound book is filled with prompts to help women document the initial stages and feelings of motherhood. Parents say that they looked forward to writing in it and that it was a sweet keepsake to look back on in the following months (and years!).

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Feel-good gift box

nurtured9 The Feel Good Pregnancy Gift Box
Image: nutured9
Buying Options
nurtured9|$142

Next up on our list of the best gifts for moms-to-be is this pregnancy gift box. Each basket is full of feel-good items designed to encourage relaxation and rejuvenation. Your loved one can expect to find belly butter, a candle, a robe and other sweet surprises inside. Simply select the size and color of the robe, and in a few days, she’ll have a present to soothe her body and mind.

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Best Mom-To-Be Gifts $25 and Under

The best gifts for expecting moms don’t have to cost a small fortune. Case in point: These budget-friendly ideas. Scroll some of our favorites below.

Illustrated affirmation cards

Here’s a gift for soon-to-be-moms that recognizes how pregnancy can be both beautifully life-changing and stressful. The set includes 78 illustrated cards that a doula has thoughtfully designed to encourage moments of self-care during pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Each one outlines a meditation, exercise or affirmation for moms to reflect on as they navigate the early stages of parenthood.

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Meditation app subscription

 Headspace App Subscription
Image: Headspace

Every pregnancy journey involves some degree of change. With this mom-to-be gift, your loved one can explore the self-care benefits of meditation to help them navigate this new period in their life. From personal experience: I'd never meditated before downloading Headspace, and now I do on an almost daily basis. The app features a wide range of resources, whether you’re in the mood for a one-minute breathing exercise, a guided cardio workout, a soundscape to help you fall asleep or anything in between. Better yet, this digital present is perfect for those who are last-minute shopping (no shame!). Simply, choose a plan and enter the recipient's details, and Headspace will ensure it gets to their inbox on time.

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Soothing skincare roller

Kitsch Ice Roller
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon|$23

Swelling and puffiness are common pregnancy symptoms for most—which is what makes this ice roller a top-notch mom-to-be gift idea in our eyes. The simple, ergonomic design is made from high-quality stainless steel and can relieve puffiness, redness, sore muscles and headaches. Reviewers love how it makes their skin feel revitalized with each use—as well as its convenient size. Your loved one can pop this at-home spa tool in the freezer and take it out whenever they’re in need of a bit of rejuvenation throughout their pregnancy.

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Relaxing bath salts

The Honest Company Honest Mama Me Moment Soaking Salts
Image: The Honest Company

Some of the best mother-to-be gifts inspire those expecting to prioritize self-care, whether that means getting out for a short walk or relaxing in the tub. These natural, calming bath salts are perfect for the latter and have been specifically created with pregnancy in mind. Just add two scoops to a warm running bath, allow them to dissolve and your loved one will have a soothing soak ready in no time. It’s easy to see why The Honest Company’s pregnancy-safe skincare products earned a Best of The Bump award!

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Tinted lip balm

Tower 28 Beauty JuiceBalm Lip Balm
Image: Goop

If you're on the hunt for a tinted lip balm that's hydrating and offers a pop of color, you can't go wrong with this option from Tower 28. As someone with sensitive skin, I appreciate the gentle formula—plus, it's made with pregnancy-safe ingredients. It's so versatile; I even dab a bit on my cheeks as blush sometimes! I have the Juicy Sheer Nude color, but love the other tints as well. It would be a sweet option for loved ones looking for a small present to add to a gift basket or to give on its own.

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Mosaic-inspired mug

Anthropologie Bistro Tile Mom & Dad Mug
Image: Anthropologie
Buying Options
Anthropologie|$14

Mom-to-be gifts don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Take this mosaic mug, for instance. Inspired by tilework common in Parisian boulevards, the cup is sure to make a statement on any tabletop, thanks to its eye-catching pattern and glimmering 24k gold decals. Best of all, it’s adorned with the word “Mom”! This is a present they’ll surely enjoy on a daily basis.

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Travel gift card

Is your loved one planning a babymoon? Then this Airbnb voucher will be a surefire winner. This mom-to-be gift can be put towards a dreamy, relaxing vacation before (or after) the little one arrives. Choose from several amounts, starting at $25 and ranging to $500. Last-minute shoppers and out-of-town relatives will also appreciate that it can be delivered instantly via email.

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Sentimental keepsake book

Letters to My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.
Image: Amazon

Keeping an eye out for sentimental gifts for moms-to-be? This will catch your attention. The book includes a set of 12 letter templates that inspire parents-to-be to write to their future child. Inside are prompts like “On the day you were born…” and “Your first home was like this…” to get ideas and stories flowing. When you’re finished, seal the envelope with a sticker. Then, when your child is older, this present will act as a paper time capsule to remind them of their earliest days—how sweet!

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Best Mom-To-Be Gifts $50 and Under

This section has everything from a versatile white noise machine and pregnancy-friendly compression socks to a super-sweet swaddle and an at-home foot spa. Below, browse gift ideas for expecting mothers that cost $50 or less.

Portable white noise machine

Hatch Rest Go
Image: Hatch

As a sensitive sleeper, I have difficulty falling asleep without a bit of background noise. If your loved one is in the same boat, I highly recommend the Hatch Rest Go. I've tried several white noise machines and apps over the years, and this is by far my favorite. I appreciate the versatile design and modern aesthetic; while it can be easily taken on the go, thanks to its small size, it also looks great on my bedside table. The mom-to-be in your life will be able to use this when relaxing or snoozing—plus, it’s sure to come in handy once baby’s on the scene.

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Compression socks

Bombas Women's Everyday Compression Socks
Image: Bombas
Buying Options
Bombas|$28

You may not think of compression socks as a maternity must-have, but for some, they can make all the difference. This pair is available in several colors and sizes and offers a supportive fit to reduce swelling and promote circulation. You can count on them to help your loved one feel their best as their pregnancy progresses, whether they’re on their feet all day or lounging in the evening.

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Maternity clothing gift card

Seraphine Maternity E-Gift Card
Image: Serapine
Buying Options
Seraphine|From $50

Seraphine is a go-to maternity clothing brand among The Bump editorial team and parents in our community; it’s easy to see why it’s a Best of The Bump award winner. The online retailer offers an array of chic options that are equal parts stylish and functional. They have everything from maternity work attire and pregnancy loungewear to adaptable options for the postpartum period. With this gift card, your loved one will be able to pick out whatever catches their eye—and you can ensure they’ll receive a present that they’ll get a lot of use out of. It’s a gifting win-win!

Our community says:

"If anyone needs a pretty maternity dress for an event like a wedding or photoshoot, I got a few from Seraphine that I loved. Seraphine also has amazingly comfortable bamboo nursing bras and underwear that I wore through pregnancy and postpartum." – puzzlehead11, The Bump forum member

"I heartily second Seraphine for other maternity clothes. Their styles are cute and everything is super comfy and good quality." – csardaszz, The Bump forum member

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High-quality water bottle

Hydroflask 32 oz. Wide Mouth with Flex Straw Cap
Image: Hydroflask

Since I've gotten my Hydroflask, I've noticed it's much simpler to reach my daily water intake goals—especially when using the straw lid. I take mine with me everywhere (it's easy to throw in a bag or hold by the loop in the cap) and love how it comes in so many on-trend colorways. I've had mine for about three years now and it only has a couple of small dents along the bottom, but still looks almost brand new. It even survived my nephew rolling it along the ground and tossing it during his toddler years!

Our community says:

"I love my hydroflask (cheaper version of a YETI). My H2O stays nice and chilly all day." – lillywonderland, The Bump forum member

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Super-soft swaddle

Copper Pearl Fawn Knit Swaddle Blanket
Image: Copper Pearl
Buying Options
Copper Pearl |$26.95

Searching for a mom-to-be gift that can double as a baby shower present? Look no further than this knit swaddle. It’s made from a premium blend of polyester and rayon, resulting in a super-soft feel that’s highly stretchy and durable. The large size means it can be used for several purposes, from a receiving blanket at the hospital to a cozy toddler blanket. Even better, Copper Pearl offers almost 200 color and print options to choose from, so you’re bound to find the best match for your loved one.

Our community says:

"My favorite [blankets] are the stretchy cotton kind from Copper Pearl or Kate Quinn. They’re versatile and lightweight but still warm—and so dang soft." – miss.sally, The Bump forum member

"I love Copper Pearl swaddle blankets. I just wrap [baby] like burritos for the first 2 months. No fancy velcro or anything. They are so soft and stretchy." – betsbirdy, The Bump forum member

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Hydrating belly balm

Summer Fridays has become a favorite brand in the skincare community, but did you know that they also make a belly balm for pregnancy? Well, you do now! The velvety formula features several key ingredients—like avocado oil, vitamin E and calendula oil—that work together to keep stretched skin as hydrated as can be. It was created in part by an expectant mom looking to boost suppleness and elasticity. If the mom-to-be in your life is a fan of everything beauty-related, they’re bound to love this balm!

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Silk eye mask

Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask
Image: Lunya
Buying Options
Lunya|$50

While you can’t gift your loved one sleep, you can promote more restful experiences with the right presents. Case in point: This luxe eye mask. It’s made from washable silk and has an elasticized band for premium comfort. I gifted this sleep mask to my Mom, and she has high praise for it. She loves how comfortable the wide band is and how the plush, wrap-around design offers additional noise-canceling features.

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At-home foot spa

If the expectant mom in your life is experiencing swollen feet during pregnancy, this present is the way to go. The compact spa is designed to rejuvenate sore, tired feet with water massage jets and plenty of bubbles. It’s simple, but it’s sure to get a lot of use!

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Painting kit

Uncommon Goods Beach Day Paint-by-Number Kit
Image: Uncommon Goods
Buying Options
Uncommon Goods|$45

As baby’s due date approaches, expectant moms may be looking for a relaxing outlet. That’s where this gift for mothers-to-be comes in. The paint-by-number kit depicts a vibrant beach scene and will allow your loved one to get creative without having to put too much thought and energy into what they’re making.

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Best Mom-To-Be Gifts $100 and Under

Here, check out the best gifts for expecting mothers for $100 and under. From a chic diaper bag alternative to a Montessori play kit subscription, we’ve covered all of the bases when it comes to gifting. Discover these presents and more below.

Comforting body pillow

Momcozy Huggable Maternity Body Pillow
Image: Best Buy

This best-selling pregnancy pillow is made of high-density memory foam, to keep your loved one feeling her best, whether she’s lounging or snoozing. Its ergonomic U-shaped design eliminates the need for spare pillow Tetris and neatly spoons her while supporting her back, legs, belly, and hips. This way, she’ll be able to sleep like a baby—not like she’s having one. No wonder it’s a Best of The Bump award winner!

Our product tester says:

Yes, I would recommend this product; I even bought one to give to a pregnant friend already because I love mine that much! It makes it so much easier to sleep and I haven’t been waking up in the middle of the night anymore to toss and turn. My lower back pain is much better! I can’t recommend it enough.

Our community says:

"It's incredibly comfortable and pliable; I can put it in several different positions. It felt a little high for my head at first—I guess I was used to sleeping on flatter pillows —but it helped me transition to side sleeping in my second trimester (I'm a stomach sleeper)." – Camille*, expectant mom and The Bump Survey respondent

"Soft, definitely helps me sleep and prevents me from rolling over." – Billie*, expectant mom and The Bump Survey respondent

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Top-of-the-line diapers

Coterie The Diaper
Image: Coterie
Buying Options
Coterie|$100

It’s no secret that being a new parent means a lot of diaper changes—which is why a pack of these top-of-the-line diapers would be an ideal gift for expectant mothers. While they do come at a high price point, they’re definitely worth it to many. Parents are big fans of Coterie’s impressive absorbency and protection against leaks, day and night. You’ll also appreciate that these diapers are super-soft and made from clean ingredients, so they won’t irritate baby’s sensitive skin.

Our product tester says:

I’d recommend these for two reasons: Because they never once leaked, and because my baby’s skin was not irritated once.

Our community says:

"I absolutely love the quality and design of these diapers. They truly are superior and I love that they don’t have tacky designs and my baby can wear them with his thin, bamboo outfits without a pattern showing through. My baby loves these!" – Ellen, The Bump survey respondent

"The best things are how soft and absorbent they are, the quality and that it's a 'clean' diaper." – Susan, The Bump survey respondent

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Trendy diaper bag alternative

BAGGU Medium Nylon Crescent Bag
Image: Amazon

This is another product that I personally use on a daily basis. The BAGGU Crescent Bag is highly versatile, thanks to its adjustable strap. I wear it as a shoulder bag or crossbody, depending on what I'm doing that day. My favorite part has to be the amount of space it offers. While it may look small, it really does hold a lot. (I recently put my 32-oz. Hydroflask and an entire tube of Pringles in it, as well as my wallet, sunglasses and other essentials, and still had room.) Plus, it has two interior pockets to make on-the-go organization easy. It would be a great mom-to-be gift for a loved one who's looking for an alternative to a traditional diaper bag.

Our community says:

"I’ve never found a diaper bag I liked. Currently, I just use a BAGGU tote with a pouch for diapers/pad/wipes plus snacks and maybe a change of clothes." – etnyah, The Bump forum member

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Montessori play kits

Lovevery Play Kit Subscription
Image: Lovevery

With so many toys for little ones out there, it can be hard to know what’s appropriate at what age—but Lovevery makes it super simple. Every two months after baby’s arrival, your loved one will receive a curated box of Montessori-inspired playthings, tailored to their infant’s developmental stage. Plus, each pack comes with a helpful play guide for parents. “Some of the toys focus a lot on certain skills, too, which was helpful for me since I don't have any early childhood development education, so how to work on skills like fine motor was new to me,” said hannahbananas11, a parent from The Bump forums. The brand offers play kits for little ones between the ages of 0 weeks to 3 years, each of which can be purchased individually or as part of a subscription service.

Our community says:

"We've gotten a lot of use out of them, and we didn't buy any other toys for the first year of [my child's] life because the Lovevery boxes supplied all the toys that he'd need/want. I think they're a good value for what they contain, especially if you're like us and won't be buying additional toys." – hannahbananas11, The Bump forum member

"The quarterly toy boxes from Lovevery are really good [and] developmentally focused for your baby’s specific age. We just got our 25-27 month box and it’s probably the best one yet! Such a good subscription." – runningonindie, The Bump forum member

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Bouquet subscription service

BloomsyBox Subscription
Image: Bloomsybox
Buying Options
BloomsyBox|$59.99

Some mother-to-be gifts just keep on giving, like this flower subscription service. BloomsyBox offers artful arrangements with an array of fresh, seasonal blooms, including hydrangeas, vibrant daisies, mini calla lilies and more. Simply choose from one of the three available plans, and—voilà—your loved one will be treated to a fresh bouquet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Bonus: Save 20 percent on all bouquets and subscriptions with code BUMP20.

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Postpartum recovery kit

Bodily Care for Birth Box
Image: Bodily
Buying Options
Bodily|$89

There’s no better gift than helping an expectant mom prepare for the unexpected—which is one reason why this 11-item collection of essential postpartum recovery products will be the best gift she didn’t know she needed. A Best of The Bump winner ranked top overall postpartum recovery kit, this one-and-done box includes everything from a peri wash bottle to maxi pads, mesh boyshorts, stool softener, nipple creams, hydrogel pads, nursing pads, and—bonus!—cozy socks.

Our product tester says:

Each product is made for a specific need and actually worked for that need. The kit made my recovery so speedy and easy.

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Soft, versatile lounge pants

Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Wide Leg Pant
Image: Outdoor Voices
Buying Options
Outdoor Voices|$78

These are my favorite lounge pants to wear, hands down. They're super-soft and the lightweight fabric makes them a great option for year-round wear. I've had mine for over two years now, and, even though I wear them regularly, they still look and feel the same as when I first got them. I especially like the heathered pattern; if you have an accidental spill while you're out and about, it doesn't show up much at all. Expectant moms will appreciate the stretchy, ultra-soft fabric and flattering wide-leg silhouette. The waistband also features an internal drawstring and can be easily folded up or down, depending on the desired fit.

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Convenient kitchen appliance

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer
Image: Target
Buying Options
Target|$89.99

Help your loved one satisfy their latest pregnancy craving by gifting them an air fryer. With this option from Ninja, they’ll be able to whip up delicious meals and snacks for themselves and the other members of their household in less time than it would take using their oven. With several versatile cooking functions and an easy-to-clean basket, it’s sure to become their new go-to appliance!

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Everyday necklace

Made By Mary Nora Disc Necklace
Image: Made By Mary
Buying Options
Made By Mary|$86

Some of the best gifts for expecting mothers are those that celebrate their new status as a parent—and this simple, beautiful necklace does just that. The everyday design comes in three metal options and consists of two discs. The smaller can be stamped with either a birth flower, a silhouette of a state or another symbol of your choosing. Then, the larger will feature text whether that be “Mom”, your loved one’s name or anything else you have in mind.

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Luxurious candle

Diptyque Roses Candle
Image: Diptyque

You can't go wrong with a luxurious candle as a gift, and Diptyque is one of my favorite brands when it comes to picking out presents for loved ones. This rose-scented candle is light and refreshing, and the fragrance really fills any room it's burning in. If you’re on the hunt for a lavish present that’s still practical, this option is sure to check all of the boxes on your list.

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Birthstone bracelet

Kendra Scott Elaina Silver Adjustable Chain Bracelet
Image: Kendra Scott
Buying Options
Kendra Scott|$65

Birthstone jewelry is a classic gift for mothers-to-be. Choose their birthstone or baby’s for an elegant, personalized bracelet they can wear every day. They’ll also appreciate the adjustable chain, which will make it easy for them to put on and take off independently. Additional customization options are also available to make this present truly unique.

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Best Mom-To-Be Gifts $100+

Treat your loved one to a standout mom-to-be gift with one of these top-notch presents. Unique jewelry, luxury pajamas, a sleek e-reader and a Best of The Bump award-winning baby carrier are a few of the products you’ll find in this section. Shop them all, and more, below.

Elegant, minimalist jewelry

Aurate Connection Necklace
Image: Aurate
Buying Options
Aurate|$540

If the soon-to-be-mom in your life is a fan of simple, contemporary jewelry, you can’t go wrong with this necklace. The gold chain features two connected circles, symbolizing the close relationship you have with the receiver. Reviewers love that it can be worn on its own or layered with other jewelry, depending on the occasion. Plus, they say they get complimented on it all the time!

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Mini massager

Therabody Theragun Mini
Image: Goop

Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains, making this one of the best mom-to-be gifts around. The handheld device is compact, lightweight and can be used to alleviate muscle tension. It comes with three attachments to achieve a blissful, targeted massage experience.

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Chic maternity dress

Hill House Home The Ellie Nap Dress
Image: Hill House Home
Buying Options
Hill House Home |$168

This dress is so comfortable, it’s designed to be slept in. While it technically isn’t a maternity dress, it’s made pregnancy- and breastfeeding-friendly due to its elastic, smocked bodice. Choose from several chic styles and patterns for a fab look your loved one can wear day or night. There’s even a teeny tiny version available for babies and toddlers, so your loved one and their mini-me can have a matching moment!

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High-quality blanket

Cozy Earth Mini-Knit Blanket
Image: Cozy Earth
Buying Options
Cozy Earth|$169

What about a high-quality item for the home? This knit blanket from Cozy Earth is made from 100 percent bamboo viscose, resulting in a throw that’s equally lightweight and, of course, cozy. The versatile design comes in several earth tones and can be used on the couch, in bed or anywhere in between. This gift is bound to be appreciated during pregnancy—plus, it will be perfect for mom-and-newborn snuggles sessions after baby arrives.

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Plush slippers

UGG Classic Slipper II
Image: UGG
Buying Options
UGG|$120

These signature UGG slippers make a great gift for mothers-to-be for several reasons. They’re crafted from soft suede and shearling and have an ultra-light outsole that can be worn in or out of the house. What’s more, in the later stages of pregnancy, they’ll be super easy for your loved one to slip on without having to bend over.

Our community says:

"I live in a warmer climate now, but I still wear UGG slippers around the house because they are so comfy." – dukestar5, The Bump forum member

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Sleek e-reader

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon|$149.99

Shopping for a bookworm? Then you can’t go wrong with a sleek e-reader, like the Kindle Paperwhite. The lightweight device has a 6.8-inch display screen, thin borders and a glare-free display screen to mimic the look and feel of a physical book. It can hold thousands of titles at a time and holds a charge for up to 10 weeks; it really is an ideal reading accessory!

Our community says:

"If I’m tossing and turning and know that going back to sleep soon is hopeless, I will read on my Kindle Paperwhite (love that thing!) for 15-20 minutes. That usually helps my mind wind down." – saltedcaramel518, The Bump forum member

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Premium PJs

Eberjey Gisele Tencel Modal Long PJ Set
Image: Eberjay

Some of the best mom-to-be gifts are splurge-worthy items—just like these luxe pajamas by Eberjey. While I’m not an expectant mother, I did receive a pair as a present, and they quickly became some of my favorite PJs. Before putting them on, you can tell they’re well-constructed and made of premium materials right away. The silky, stretchy fabric delivers premium softness without sacrificing aesthetics; I love the timeless look of them! The low-waisted pants sit comfortably on the hips, so they could be positioned under a bump. Meanwhile, the top offers a nice amount of coverage and is long enough to cover a bump, with buttons that can be undone easily, making it ideal for nursing. One piece of advice: I would recommend getting a darker color; my pair is white with a light pink floral pattern and it’s a bit see-through.

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Top-rated baby carrier

Another great idea for a mom-to-be gift is a top-rated baby carrier—just like this option from BabyBjörn, which earned a Best of The Bump award. Your loved one can count on it to offer her and baby optimal support, whether they’re strolling around the house, running errands, on a light hike or anywhere in between. The ergonomic design can be adjusted into four different carrying positions, so this present will be useful from those early newborn days all the way through toddlerhood. If that’s not all, it’s also stylish and boasts luxe craftsmanship to boot.

Our product tester says:

I am definitely running to tell my mommy friends about this carrier!

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Supportive yoga mat

lululemon The Mat 3mm Made With FSC™ Certified Rubber
Image: lululemon
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lululemon|$88

On the lookout for the perfect present for the yogi in your life? Then this luxe yoga mat is sure to be a winner. The aesthetically pleasing design features a grippy surface to keep you grounded during vinyasa flows, while also offering a plush, supportive spot for more restorative sessions. I practice yoga and pilates several times a week and use my lululemon mat for both activities, whether I'm in a studio or just at home. It’s versatile enough for any activity you have in mind!

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Multi-motion baby swing

4moms mamaRoo multi-motion baby swing
Image: Amazon

Last but definitely not least is a multi-motion baby swing that your loved one will adore in those early days and months of parenthood. The clever design mimics the natural motions of a parent’s arms to soothe baby. This way, Mom can have her hands free for a few minutes; thanks to its Bluetooth compatibility, she can even adjust the settings hands-free. This top-notch baby swing is equipped with five speeds, four sound options and several other unique motions—plus, it’s complete with a five-point harness for baby’s safety.

Our community says:

"Loved the mamaroo! Obviously different babies like different things, but it was a lifesaver for us in the early days." – Parley, The Bump forum member

"My kid loved, I mean loved the mamaroo. I debated buying a second for the second floor because it was that awesome for us. My daughter wanted constantly held or moved from the time she was a newborn until past one year old." – MrsRahl, The Bump forum member

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*Note: Some names have been changed due to privacy requests.

About the writer:

Emma O’Regan-Reidy is an editor at The Bump. She specializes in writing e-commerce content about the latest and greatest in pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. Emma has researched an array of topics, from prenatal vitamins and postpartum pads to the best non-wifi baby monitors, toddler learning towers and everything in between. With over a four-year career in digital media, Emma aims to create engaging, helpful articles that inform new and seasoned parents.

Sources

The Bump May 2023 Survey. Editors conducted a survey of 300 new and expectant parents from among The Bump community, and asked what types of pregnancy products they used and what they liked and disliked about them.

Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.

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