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The 22 Best Gifts to Buy Expecting Moms in 2020

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Our Top Picks

WavHello Belly Buds at Amazon

"Moms-to-be will love connecting with their baby through these belly buds, which you can use to share music, voice memos, and more."

Burt’s Bees Belly Butter at Amazon

"A pregnancy-safe, gentle bump butter that will keep mom's skin soft and supple without causing irritation."

Angel Maternity Nursing Dress, Robe, & Baby Blanket Set at nordstrom.com

"Soon-to-be moms will obsess over the incredible softness and lightweight design of this robe and baby blanket duo."

Diptyque Baies Berries Candle at nordstrom.com

"The alluring aroma will fill her home with the scent of roses, blackcurrant leaves, and supreme luxury."

Infant Optics Video Baby Monitor at Amazon

"Keep her sweetie within ear and eye shot without disturbing them with the plug and play video baby monitor."

Leachco Snoogle Maternity Body Pillow at Amazon

"Expectant moms will be able to finally kick sleeplessness to the curb with this body hugging supportive pregnancy pillow."

Adventure Quencher Travel Tumbler at Amazon

"Errands will be easier with this thirst quenching travel tumbler that's designed to keep cold drinks frigid and warm drinks steaming."

Kibou Bag at kiboubag.com

"She's seen a diaper bag and a diaper backpack, but she'll truly experience hands-free toting with a minimalist diaper fanny pack."

Mini Oh Baby Box at stinaandmae.com

"Welcome the new mom into motherhood with a perfectly packaged gift box that includes baby essentials like bibs, a blanket, burp cloth, and more."

Sparkling Mama’s Morning Sickness Relief at Amazon

"Settle the mom-to-be's pregnancy nausea with the doc-approved, bubbly supplement power that'll also give her an energy boost."

Pregnancy is a time to celebrate both the mom-to-be and the new baby. Whether this is the mom’s first child or not, every pregnancy is special and commemorating that time with a gift will make the expecting mom feel loved.

From baby showers to a thinking of you present, here are the best gifts to buy for expecting moms.

Our Top Picks

WavHello Belly Buds

Help the mom-to-be connect with the baby in an extra special way with belly buds. The included hydrogel pads allows for the buds to securely and safely attach to the mom’s bump for a relaxed listening experience. Other family members can join in on the tunes thanks to the audio splitter that allows the baby and another person to listen at the same time. These baby bump speakers allow parents to safely play any music or voice messages directly to the baby from any iOS, Android, or standard audio device.

Burt’s Bees Belly Butter

Burt’s Bees Belly Butter

 Courtesy of Burt's Bees

Soothe a growing bump with a rich belly butter that is specially formulated for moms-to-be. Made from cocoa, shea, and jojoba butters, this lotion softens and smoothes skin. Fragrance-free, this gentle formulation is perfect for during and after pregnancy.

Angel Maternity Nursing Dress, Robe, & Baby Blanket Set

Angel Maternity Nursing Dress, Robe, & Baby Blanket Set

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Comfy and cozy, this thoughtful gift may earn a spot in the coveted hospital bag. The lightweight nursing dress is paired with a soft, crochet-trimmed robe for mom. Wrap the new baby up in a matching blanket to complete the sweet set.

Diptyque Baies Berries Candle

Diptyque Baies Berries Candle

 Courtesy of Diptyque

Scented candles can warm the home, and this luxury candle is no exception. The fresh and fruity scent features the aroma of roses and blackcurrant leaves. Made in France, this candle looks just as elegant unlit on a shelf or special spot in the house.

Infant Optics Video Baby Monitor

An award-winning video monitor, this lightweight and portable set will give mom peace of mind. The mom-to-be can skip the confusing set-up process with this plug-and-play model. With special features like two-way talk, remote thermometer, night vision, and more, keeping an eye on the baby will be a breeze.

Leachco Snoogle Maternity Body Pillow

Gift mom the priceless present of a good night’s sleep with a unique body pillow. The Snoogle is specially made to take the place of multiple pillows as it helps support the hips, back, neck, and tummy. While it may look funny, if it helps get some precious zzzz’s, it’s worth it.

Adventure Quencher Travel Tumbler 30 oz.

Pregnant and breastfeeding moms can get extremely thirsty. Quench that thirst with a 30-ounce travel tumbler. The straw allows for easy, one-handed sipping while the amazing insulated cup keeps hot drinks hot for four hours, cold drinks cold for five hours, and iced drinks iced for 30 hours.

Kibou Bag

Kibou bag

 Courtesy of Kibou

Fanny pack meets diaper bag in this amazingly minimalist solution. The thoughtful design leaves room for everything, including a built-in changing pad, waterproof wipes pocket, key ring, credit card holder, and more. The lightweight vegan leather bag looks great and leaves hands, arms, and shoulders free.

Mini Oh Baby Box

Mini Oh Baby Box

 Courtesy of Stina and Me

Created by a Black-owned business, the Oh Baby Box is a perfect gift for a first, second, or any baby. Stocked with three bibs, a sweet snuggle blanket, burp cloths, and wipes, the pretty patterned fabric makes the gift so special. For an added touch, add personalization or a monogram to the snuggle blanket.

Sparkling Mama’s Morning Sickness Relief

If morning sickness has got the mom-to-be down, gift her this safe and doctor-approved solution. The effervescent supplement powder dissolves easily into any beverage for fast morning sickness relief. Portable packs make it easy to stash in any bag for on-the-go relief Vitamin B6 helps maintain energy during pregnancy, and magnesium may help reduce muscle cramping and allow for a more restful night's sleep.

Bouqs Flower Subscription

bouqs flower subscription

 Courtesy of Bouqs Co.

Brighten any home with a flower subscription! Send flowers every month for the last trimester, when the baby arrives, or any other time. Bouqs only sends freshly cut flowers that are sourced directly from sustainable farms so they stay fresher, longer. A thoughtful gift, especially from an out-of-town friend.

As You Grow Modern Memory Book

An elegant, chic, and timeless designed baby memory keepsake and journal, this modern, gender-neutral book is stunning enough to be displayed and shared. There are guided sections to help every family record special moments from pregnancy through age five. Families can fill in as much or as little as they want as they commemorate the mom-to-be's journey from pregnancy to parenthood.

Herschel Supply Co Diaper Bag

If mom is looking for a classic and simple diaper bag that doesn’t scream baby, look no further than this highly-rated tote. This bag is lightweight, easy to organize, and stylish. The bag zips fully closed and includes a folding changing mat.

Baby Bum Brush

This handy silicone spatula will be the incredible baby gadget the new mom never knew she needed. Banish cream-covered fingers for good with this genius bum brush that helps diaper cream go on smoother, thicker, and faster. Simply scoop cream onto the brush and rub it on the baby's bottom. Wipe the brush clean with a wipe, and you’re all set!

Kindle Paperwhite

If mom loves to read, gift her the ability to read one-handed with the an e-reader. The Kindle Paperwhite is available in four colors and features a built-in adjustable light so she can read indoors, outdoors, day and night, even when holding a sleeping baby. A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours, and the lightweight and portable design can get stashed in a bag or bedside table for easy reading.

Bedford Swivel Glider

Bedford Swivel Glider

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

New moms can expect to spend a lot of time feeding and bonding with baby, so a comfortable chair is essential. This stylish and eco-friendly glider has a tall square back, sloped arms, and plush cushions that'll provide ultimate comfort, even if (and when) mom dozes off too. The swivel and rocking ability makes bonding, nursing, and comforting the baby a sweet experience.

Weleda Skin Food

A best-seller for good reason, Weleda Skin Food can literally be used from head to toe. This wonder formula can tame frizzy hair, soothe facial skin, and relieve dry and itchy hands and feet. Skin Food is made from flower, fruit, and root extracts, minerals, and essential oils.

Tata Harper Lip and Cheek Tint

A two-in-one time saver that can help a new mom look her best will be a much appreciated gift. The creamy tint can be patted on with her fingertip instead of a brush. Whether applied to cheeks or lips, the color is subtle and sheer for a natural and chic flushed look that can help a new mom look and feel just a bit more pulled together.

Jeni’s Ice Cream Top Sellers Collection

Jeni’s Ice Cream Top Sellers Collection

 Courtesy of Jeni’s Ice Cream

Popular for a good reason, stock an expecting mom’s freezer with Jeni’s ice cream. The artisanal ice cream is smooth, delicious, and full of unexpected flavor combinations. The creamy treat will arrive in a cooler stocked with dry ice to keep the tasty dessert fresh and frozen.

Mama Denim Jacket

Ingrid and Isabel denim jacket

 Courtesy of Ingrid and Isabel 

Whether "Mom" is a newfound title or one that she's had for years, this Mama Denim Jacket is the perfect gift to celebrate her position in the mama club. Designed to be worn during pregnancy and afterwards, this denim jacket is a stylish piece that can pair well with just about anything in her closet. Who said that moms have to sacrifice their personal style?

Goldbelly 3 Month Subscription

Goldbelly subscription

 Courtesy of Goldbelly

Growing a baby is hard work and can definitely work up an interesting appetite. Gifting the new mom with a Goldbelly subscription will ensure that she is always stocked with some of the most delicious foods that her heart could ever desire. From pies and pastries to savory bites and butcher cuts, there is something to meet the cravings of every mom-to-be. The order is delivered in a temperature-regulated, dry-ice-packed box right to their front door.

Cross Band Soft Plush Fleece House Slippers

Ever-expanding, swollen feet is a pregnancy symptom that seems to last the entire nine months. These plush, fleece house slippers will give her a cozy place to slip her achy feet into at the end of a long day. With a memory foam insole, she will feel like she is stepping onto a cloud every single time.

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Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter. When her first son was born, her in-laws gifted Maya her first Kindle, and she cherished the ability to read one-handed while holding a sleeping baby. She also loved sweet treats or other gifts for her, since each of her babies was sure to get plenty of gifts and hand-me-downs.

What to Look for in a Gift for an Expecting Mom

Sentimental value: If you want to tug at her heart strings, there are a variety of great gifts that’ll do just that. Many serve as keepsakes of the time she was pregnant and help capture the incredible growth of her baby. This type of gift is sure to be treasured by the whole family for years to come.

Usefulness: Sweet gifts may make her tear up at a shower, but practical gifts are just as appreciated. From products that make pregnancy more comfortable to those that come in handy once the baby is born, think about the things that’ll make her entire experience as stress-free as possible.

Pampering: While everyone is showering baby with gifts, sometimes it’s nice to give the mom-to-be something that’s all about her. From soft, beautiful clothing to lotions and other products to help her relax, there a ton of excellent options to delight any expecting mom.

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