The 53 Best Gifts to Buy Expecting Moms of 2022

Robes, flowers, candles, and more make moms-to-be feel special and appreciated

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Best Gifts to Buy Expecting Moms

Verywell / Sabrina Jiang

Pregnancy is a time to celebrate both the parents-to-be and the new baby. Whether this is their first child or not, every pregnancy is special, and commemorating that time with a gift will make them feel loved. The best gifts for expecting moms are useful, thoughtful, and shower Mom with the recognition she deserves. There are also plenty of helpful and touching gift options for all pregnant people, regardless of gender identity, as well as adoptive parents and those using surrogacy.

Reviewed & Approved

The Angel Maternity Nursing Dress, Robe & Baby Blanket Set is a lightweight nursing set designed with nursing functionality in mind. For a smaller gift, we recommend the Diptyque Baies Candle.

A gift that has sentimental value is something Mom can treasure for the years to come. On the other hand, a gift that’s also useful will be appreciated just as much. We considered interests, design, material, personalization, ease of use, and value when reviewing products.

With presents for baby showers, holidays, or just because, here are the best gifts to buy for expecting moms.

Angel Maternity Nursing Dress, Robe & Baby Blanket Set

Angel Maternity Nursing Dress, Robe, & Baby Blanket Set

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

The Angel Maternity Nursing & Baby Blanket Set ranks high on our list because of the set’s soft material for Mom and comfy blanket for baby to snuggle up in. The lightweight dress is paired with a soft, crochet-trimmed robe, designed with nursing functionality in mind. Wrap your new bundle of joy in the matching blanket or store the blanket in the diaper bag to complete this sweet set.

Price at time of publication: $75

Diptyque Baies Candle

Diptyque Baies Candle

Diptyque

Scented candles can warm the atmosphere of 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.

Price at time of publication: $40

The Bouqs Co. Monthly Flower Subscription

Bouquets of flowers

The 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 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.

Price at time of publication: $40

Nom Maternity Light Support Everyday Seamless Legging

Nom Maternity Leggings

Courtesy of Nom Maternity

Leggings are a soon-to-be mom's best friend, and these leggings from Nom Maternity are a lifesaver. Designed with a growing body in mind, these leggings are made with recycled polyester and are safe for the washing machine. They go over the belly for extra support and are available in one color: black.

Price at time of publication: $48

What Our Editors Say

"After going through two pregnancies, I've tested a lot of leggings. Huge fan of these. They are a great price point but fit like a seamless luxury legging in which the material on the bump and the legs are the same (a plus, in my opinion). And the best part is they're made from recycled plastic bottles! Giving a sustainable gift is always a good idea." — Lauren Levinson, Editorial Director Verywell Family

Wavhello Belly Buds

Wavhello Belly Buds

Courtesy of Wavhello

Help the parent-to-be connect with the baby in an extra special way with belly buds. The included hydrogel pads allow for the buds to securely and safely attach to the baby 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.

Price at time of publication: $40

Burt's Bees Mama Belly Butter with Shea Butter and Vitamin E

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Courtesy of Amazon 

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

Price at time of publication: $13

Bodily Care for Birth Box

Bodily Care for Birth Box

Courtesy of Bodily

Help a soon-to-be mom get her hospital bag ready with this box that's full of postpartum essentials. This box covers it all: pregnancy, breastfeeding, comfort, and recovery. In the box, Mom will receive guidebooks, cozy socks, a postpartum recovery latte, and so much more.

Price at time of publication: $89

What Our Editors Say

"Make it easier for her to pack for the hospital with a ready-to-go kit of postpartum essentials. This mega set has everything from nipple butter to mesh underwear and cozy, grip socks (something you don't know you need until you're waddling around the hospital). It even has stool softener and a peri wash bottle—which can come in handy during the recovery process." — Lauren Levinson, Editorial Director Verywell Family

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

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Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

Courtesy of Amazon

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

Price at time of publication: $230

What Our Testers Say

"We thought this monitor offered solid video quality. We were able to see the feed clearly throughout the day and night, thanks to the aforementioned night vision. As for audio, we could also hear clearly, even with the volume turned to low. Though, the monitor's range is an area that could use improvement. While one of the pricier monitors out there, the performance and features make this a solid investment for your nursery." Michelle Piccolo, Verywell writer and product tester 

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

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Zappos

Give Mom a new pair of shoes perfect for her swollen pregnancy feet. These Birkenstock sandals feature a soft footbed and great arch support. There are several different colors to choose from, and you can even decide the width of the shoe.

Price at time of publication: $136

What Our Editors Say

"I never understood the value of slip-on shoes until I had a kid. These comfortable sandals are great for a mom's growing pregnant feet, and they also work wonders when you need to jet out to a checkup or a walk around the block. These are still my warm-weather standby because it is one less pair of shoes I need to wrestle with." Dwyer Frame, VP of Commerce

Ritual Essential Protein Daily Shake Pregnancy & Postpartum

Ritual Essential Protein Pregnancy & Postpartum

Courtesy of Ritual

It's vital for pregnant people to get protein so the baby's tissues and organs can grow, especially the brain. This shake from Ritual was made with pregnancy and postpartum in mind, providing much-needed protein that's plant-based and gluten- and major allergen-free.

Price at time of publication: $44

Leachco Snoogle Maternity Body Pillow

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Courtesy of Amazon

Give 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 zzz's, it's worth it.

Price at time of publication: $60

Kibou Brown Diaper Bag

Kibou Brown Diaper Bag
Courtesy of Maisonette.

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, keyring, credit card holder, and more. The lightweight vegan leather bag looks great and leaves hands, arms, and shoulders free.

Price at time of publication: $98

As You Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Baby

As You Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Baby

Courtesy of Crate&Kids

An elegant, chic, and timelessly 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 5. Families can fill in as much or as little as they want as they commemorate the journey from pregnancy to parenthood.

Price at time of publication: $30

Hatch Hatch-to-Hospital Box

Hatch-to-Hospital Box

Courtesy of Hatch

Help Mom prepare her hospital bag with a box that provides comfy maternity essentials for the hospital stay and beyond. This four-piece set from Hatch comes with an organic bamboo nightgown and matching robe made of the same soft material. There's also a pair of socks to keep her feet warm and a pair of organic bamboo briefs with no elastics or itchy skin tags.

Price at time of publication: $248

Susanne Kaufmann Stretch Mark Oil

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Susanne Kaufmann Stretch Mark Oil

Courtesy of Susanne Kaufmann

Designed with all skin types in mind, this stretch mark oil is made with a combination of jojoba oil, wheat germ oil, vitamin E, and almond oil. The oil helps skin stretch gently while leaving it nourished, firm, and elastic. Simply place it on damp skin to prevent or reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Price at time of publication: $38

What Our Editors Say

"If you've been through pregnancy, you may have earned yourself some stretch marks. To help prevent and treat them, it is often recommended to slather your belly in oil. This Susanne Kaufmann formula is a luxe version—perfect for gifting—and made up of plant-based ingredients. Natural oils (almond, jojoba, wheat germ) and vitamin E nourish itchy, stretching skin. It even has arnica flower extract, which is said to help reduce water retention. After testing it, I can confirm it's non-greasy and has a subtle, pleasant smell (making it first-trimester friendly)." — Lauren Levinson, Editorial Director Verywell Family

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

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Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute

Made with 100% Turkish cotton, the Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe is soft, fluffy, and comfortable for any expecting mom. The robe is knee-length and features a waist tie and hidden side pockets, invoking the spirit of a spa day right at home. It's lightweight, yet still provides just enough warmth to keep you cozy, making it perfect for any season.

Price at time of publication: $109

Hatch Fresh Mama Deodorant

Hatch Fresh Mama Deodorant

Courtesy of HATCH

Finding products that are gentle on your skin during pregnancy can be tough, so start with something Mom likely uses every day: deodorant. This deodorant uses natural ingredients and no aluminum. It's made with a Japanese citrus and chamomile blend that's not too strong but can still tackle hormonal changes.

Price at time of publication: $24

Kate McLeod The Mama Stone

Kate McLeod The Daily Stone

Kate McLeod

Pregnancy can cause a mom-to-be to have dry skin, so why not gift her with a soft and hydrating lotion bar? The Mama Stone is made from raw cocoa butter and hydrating oils so it melts into the skin, leaving it nourished and glowing. Not only can she use it while pregnant, but it's great for her newborn, too.

Price at time of publication: $45

What Our Editors Say

"New mamas need to take time to pamper themselves, and this moisturizer stone forces you to. I have one, and it's truly a luxe experience to apply. You warm the stone up on your palm and then glide it along your body as it leaves behind a trail of hydrating oils and raw cocoa butter. This version is unscented and made for sensitive skin, so you can use it and then be around your baby without worrying about transferring chemicals onto them." Lauren Levinson, Editorial Director, Verywell Family

Herschel Supply Co Diaper Bag

Herschel Supply Co Diaper Bag

Source: Herschel Supply

If the expecting parent you're shopping for 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.

Price at time of publication: $110

Bumco Baby Bum Brush

Bumco Baby Bum Brush

Courtesy of Amazon

This handy silicone spatula will be the incredible baby gadget the new parents never knew they 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!

Price at time of publication: $7

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32 GB)

Courtesy of Amazon

If Mom loves to read, give her the ability to read one-handed with 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.

Price at time of publication: $140

Golde Superfood Latte Kit

Golde Superfood Latte Kit

Courtesy of Golde

Moms who love trying out new things (and women-owned businesses!), will love the Golde Superfood Latte Kit, which comes with three different superfoods. The Black-owned business designed a kit with superfood essentials: original turmeric to support skin health and immunity, cacao turmeric to calm your mood, and matcha turmeric for an energy boost.  Pregnant people who watch their caffeine intake can save the matcha for after the baby has arrived.

Price at time of publication: $77

Pottery Barn Kids Bedford Swivel Glider & Ottoman

Bedford Swivel Glider

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

New parents 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 will 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.

Price at time of publication: $399

Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream

Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Body Cream

Amazon

A best-seller for a 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.

Price at time of publication: $19

Goldbelly Monthly Subscription

Goldbelly Monthly Subscription

Courtesy of Goldbelly

Growing a baby is hard work and can definitely work up an interesting appetite. Giving a mom-to-be 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 expecting parent. The order is delivered in a temperature-regulated, dry-ice-packed box right to their front door.

Price at time of publication: $85

What Our Editors Say

"I often think the best gifts are experiences. Since I wasn't going to be leaving the house too much in the months after giving birth, my husband brought the experiences to me by getting me a monthly Goldbelly subscription. He opted for the New York City box, and it was so fun looking forward to the surprise each month. Before we would get the official email about what was shipping each month, we would try to guess what was coming next and what we hoped it would be. We ended up getting cheesecake, bagels, and pizza." Julia Warren, VP of Commerce

HALLUCI Cross Band Soft Plush Slippers

HALLUCI Cross Band Soft Plush Slippers

Amazon

Ever-expanding, swollen feet is a pregnancy symptom that seems to last the entire nine months. These plush, fleece house slippers will give Mom 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.

Price at time of publication: $17

Comrad Knee-High Compression Socks

Comrad Knee-Compression Socks

Comrad

Let's face it: Pregnancy can be rough thanks to swollen legs, feet, pain, and aches. Help Mom tackle those dreaded pregnancy symptoms with compression socks. Available in a pack of three, these socks are designed to alleviate swelling, pains, and aches while increasing circulation and comfort.

Price at time of publication: $28

Therabody Theragun Mini

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Therabody Theragun Mini

Amazon

Give an expecting mom a day at the spa with this handheld massage gun she can use over and over again. The Theragun Mini’s design is compact, so it fits in a bag with ease and without sacrificing on power, thanks to its rechargeable battery. With three speed options for customizable massages, it’s nearly silent when in use, so parents can enjoy it even when the baby is sleeping. This model comes with a standard ball attachment and power adapter, while the soft storage case keeps it safe when not in use.

Price at time of publication: $179

Moby Wrap Baby Carrier

Moby Wrap Baby Carrier

Amazon

For a gift that both parents and baby can use, the Moby Wrap is a great place to start. Measuring 18 feet long, the baby wrap is inclusive to parents and caregivers of all sizes, and it even comes in nearly two dozen different colors and patterns. While there is a learning curve to tying the 100% cotton wrap, it’s a lifesaver for when mom needs a break (or both hands). Plus, since there are a variety of ways to wear the wrap, mom can find the best and most comfortable fit for baby-wearing

Price at time of publication: $49

Bubzi Co Baby Handprint and Footprint Makers Kit

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Courtesy of Amazon

This handprint and footprint maker doubles as a sentimental gift for expecting mothers to keep and remember their precious little one by. Tiny hands and feet are beautifully captured forever thanks to the special clay formula that leaves behind a smooth finish. In addition to the clay print, the keepsake acts as a picture frame and holds two pictures of the newest addition. 

Price at time of publication: $23

Bump Boxes

Bump Boxes

Bump Boxes

Bump Boxes are packed with goodies for expecting moms at any stage of pregnancy and beyond, including the fourth trimester. Gifts inside the boxes vary depending on which box you choose, such as a first trimester box filled with items like a bath bomb, pregnancy nausea drops, and more. You can also opt to bundle trimester boxes together, or subscribe Mom to receive Bump Boxes at her door each month. The company also offers subscription boxes for dads, breastfeeding needs, and newborns.

Price at time of publication: Varies by boxes, $50 per trimester box (not including bundles)

Belly Bandit Upsie Belly

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Belly Bandit Upsie Belly

Amazon

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable, and a pregnancy support band can provide moms-to-be with some much needed relief. The Belly Bandit’s Upsie Belly provides support around the stomach and hips for pregnant bodies. Its bamboo material is soft to the touch, and the pregnancy support band also features 12 inches of adjustability to grow with the belly. Bonus: A rear sleeve on the band allows Mom to slip in a hot or ice pack for ultimate comfort.

Price at time of publication: $70

The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People

The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People

Amazon

Expecting parents with a sense of humor will be entertained for hours with this activity book specifically made for pregnant people. It’s filled with hilarious word searches related to things you can’t have anymore while pregnant, lists like “How to Register Without Crying,” mazes, and more. There’s even a journaling spot to write how they really feel about pregnancy.

Price at time of publication: $14

Savor Baby Keepsake Box

Savor Baby Keepsake Box

Courtesy of Amazon

If you’re looking for a unique gift that’ll last a lifetime, this is it. The Savor Baby Keepsake Box serves as a baby book, photo album, and keepsake all in one thanks to its multiple storage compartments. Mom can preserve her little one’s most precious memories, such as baby teeth or hospital bracelets, in the included drawers and files. More than 50 labels are included to help Mom personalize the baby keepsake box to her liking. 

Price at time of publication: $105

Letters To My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

Letters To My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

Letters are a classic and timeless way of telling someone you love and appreciate them. This hardcover book doubles as a paper time capsule with 12 different prompted letters for parents to fill out to their baby. From the expecting parent’s hopes for their little one to what happened on the day the baby was born, little ones and caregivers alike will love looking back on these memories when they’re grown.

Price at time of publication: $14

Pearhead Love at First Sight Sonogram Picture Frame

Pearhead Love at First Sight Sonogram Picture Frame

Amazon

A sonogram picture frame is a classic gift for expecting moms and dads for any occasion. Whether it’s her baby shower or Christmas, this picture frame shows the ultrasound picture above the words “love at first sight.” The frame measures 7 by 6.75 inches and includes an easel and hanger as displaying options. 

Price at time of publication: $13

Pure Enrichment PureRelief XL Electric Heating Pad

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Pure Enrichment PureRelief XL Electric Heating Pad

Courtesy of Amazon

Heating pads are a life-saver when it comes to an achy body, so Mom will appreciate having one on hand to handle her own growing pains. Thanks to this heating pad’s large size, it covers the entire back and shoulders with its magnetic neck closure and adjustable elastic belt. There are four heat settings to choose from, and the fabric is machine washable for easy cleaning.

Price at time of publication: $60

Made By Mary Mama & Co Bar Necklace

Mama & Co Bar Necklace

Made By Mary

This simple necklace from Made by Mary covers all of Mom’s kiddos. It’s beautifully crafted in three colors: gold, rose gold, and silver. A one-inch bar can be personalized with Mom’s new title (up to 7 letters), while the included charm disc features the number of children she has. For a parent of an only child, the bar could also be customized with the baby’s first name. Plus, as the family grows, add-on charms can be purchased with the new babies’ names. You can even choose between two chain sizes, as well as uppercase or lowercase fonts for a more customized look. 

Price at time of publication: $74

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

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Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Amazon

Give a hot cup of joe each day with this temperature-controlled smart mug. The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 keeps drinks hot for up to 1.5 hours on a full charge, while the included recharging coaster keeps a mugful warm all day. Mom is in control of how hot her coffee is using the Ember app’s customizable options, such as creating presets and receiving notifications. No need to worry about turning the mug off either—it transitions to sleep mode when empty or after two hours of inactivity. 

Price at time of publication: $129

Dr. Brown's Formula Mixing Pitcher

Dr. Brown's Formula Mixing Pitcher

Amazon

If Mom plans to formula feed, the Dr. Brown’s formula mixing pitcher is an absolute must. She can say goodbye to scooping out of the can for each individual bottle and prep ahead (especially for night feedings!), thanks to the pitcher’s generous size of 32 fluid ounces. Simply add in the amount of water necessary for the desired amount of formula and give the pitcher a few good spins for mess- and clump-free formula making. 

Price at time of publication: $11

Hatch The Everyday Nursing Bra

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Hatch Everyday Nursing Bra

Courtesy of Hatch

A comfortable nursing bra is a wardrobe staple for breastfeeding parents. This nursing bra from Hatch is made for everyday wear with its soft pima cotton and spandex blend. A one-handed clasp allows you to unhook it with one hand while holding the baby, and front strap adjusters help find the best fit. The wireless maternity bra is machine washable and available in a variety of neutral colors and fun patterns make it stylish.

Price at the time of publication: $68

First Landings Portable Diaper Changing Pad

First Landings Portable Diaper Changing Pad

Amazon

Diaper changes are bound to happen on the go, but a sanitary place to change a baby is not always an option. This portable diaper changing pad provides a clean area for parents and caregivers to change their little ones. It features a head cushion for support, easy-to-clean waterproof padding, and a hook that conveniently attaches to strollers for ultimate portability. Plus, two separate pockets keep diapers and wipes organized.

Price at time of publication: $40

Pink Stork Morning Sickness Sweets

Pink Stork Morning Sickness Sweets

Amazon

These hard lozenges will be a blessing to pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. The lozenges, made by women-owned business Pink Stork, are 100% organic and feature ginger and vitamin B6 to combat nausea. Each piece is individually wrapped and comes in two flavors: mango ginger and ginger raspberry. 

Price at time of publication: $12

HopeLoveShine Rainbow Baby Necklace

HopeLoveShine Rainbow Baby Necklace

etsy

Moms expecting a rainbow baby will adore the simplicity of this necklace that commemorates both her loss and new arrival. The handmade necklace comes in 14-karat gold vermeil or sterling silver with a beautiful rainbow charm in the same material. You can even add up to two initial pendants for further customization. The rainbow baby necklace arrives in a stunning gift box, which includes a blank greeting card, polish cloth, and jewelry care guide.

Price at time of publication: $42 and up (depends on material and add-ons)

Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System

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Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System

Courtesy of Amazon

The Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System comes with two must-haves for new parents and caregivers: a stroller and car seat. The stroller features an oversized storage basket, large cruiser tires, and canopy to keep baby safe from the sun, while the compatible SafeMax car seat has a canopy and bumper bar. The travel system is available in a variety of colors and is safe to use immediately after birth. 

Price at time of publication: $320

Everlasting Comfort Bath Pillow

Everlasting Comfort Bath Pillow

Courtesy of Everlasting Comfort

A bath pillow is a game changer when it comes to relaxing in the tub. Expecting moms will appreciate the pillow’s curved ergonomic design and soft foam headrest for maximum comfort. A storage pocket on the side of the pillow holds Mom’s necessities, such as a tube of lotion or a razor. Plus, the bathtub pillow is adjustable, thanks to four separate suction cups that provide security. 

Price at time of publication: $36

Pure Daily Care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set

Pure Daily Care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set nder

Amazon

This ultrasonic diffuser features everything an expecting mom needs to relax. It has seven different ambient light settings,  two mist intensity settings, and 10 essential oil scents to set the mood. Additional features include timer settings, automatic shutoff, and heatless technology. The beautiful wood-like design fits in with any home decor, too.

Price at time of publication: $40

Caitlyn Minimalist Dainty Mama Necklace

Caitlyn Minimalist Dainty Mama Necklace

Etsy

If you’re buying for an expecting mom with a simple style, this dainty necklace will fit right into her everyday wardrobe. The necklace beautifully displays the word “mama” in a lowercase script font, and it’s available in sterling silver, rose gold, or 18-karat gold. The chain adjusts from 16 to 18 inches, so expecting moms can wear it in a variety of lengths.

Price at time of publication: $26

Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

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Bamboo Bathtub Tray

Amazon

Create an at-home spa experience for expecting moms with a bathtub tray that holds all her necessities. This bamboo bathtub caddy is adjustable (29.5 to 43 inches wide) to meet the size of most standard bathtubs and features slip-resistant silicone grips to prevent the tray from sliding. It’s also equipped with holes to hold a tablet, phone, wine glass, snack, and more. 

Price at time of publication: $51

Honest Pregnant + Pampered Gift Set

Honest Pregnant + Pampered Gift Set

Honest

Pamper an expecting mom with a gift set that will add a little bit of luxury to her self-care routine. In addition to their popular diapers, wipes, and other baby necessities, Honest Company also offers this pregnancy gift set for expecting parents. The gift set includes soaking salts, body oil, soothing jelly, and more pregnancy essentials she can use postpartum, too.

Price at time of publication: $75

Kindred Bravely Davy Pajama Set

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Kindred Bravely Davy Pajama Set

Kindred Bravely

Reward an expecting parent with ultrasoft pajamas to wear while pregnant and after delivery. These pajamas from Kindred Bravely are available in three colors and feature a double-layered top to provide easy access to the goods. The company recommends sizing up when buying during the third trimester.

Price at time of publication: $50

Blue Apron Meal Subscription

Blue Apron

Courtesy of Blue Apron

Take the guesswork out of dinner for expecting parents and caregivers by opting for meals that come already prepared by Blue Apron. Choose from delicious dishes, like oven-baked tomatillo rice and beans, and honey-glazed paneer grain bowls, all of which arrive in insulated meal bags to keep food fresh, even if no one is home to answer the door. Meal plans vary depending on the number of servings ordered and the type of meal kit.

First Landings New Mom Gift Basket

New Mom Gift Basket by First Landings

Amazon

Give a nice glass of wine (or two) with this gift set made specifically for new moms. The New Mom Coping Kit comes with six funny wine bottle labels, two wine glasses, two comical pairs of socks, and two wine stoppers. Everything comes neatly packaged in the company’s gift box, which features dark pink tissue paper for decoration (so you don’t even need to wrap anything).  

Price at time of publication: $35

Best Gifts to Buy Expecting Moms

Verywell / Bailey Mariner

What to Look for in a Gift for an Expecting Mom

Sentimental Value

If you want to tug at a new parent's heartstrings, opt for a gift with sentimental value. Many gifts for expecting moms and dads serve as pregnancy keepsakes and help capture the incredible growth of the baby, like the Savor Baby Keepsake Box or the Bubzi Co. Baby Handprint and Footprint Makers Kit Keepsake. These types of gifts are sure to be treasured by the whole family for years to come.

Usefulness

Sweet gifts may make Mom tear up at the baby shower, but practical gifts are just as appreciated. From products that make pregnancy more comfortable, such as the Leachco Snoogle Maternity Body Pillow, to those that come in handy once the baby is born, like the Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System, think about the things that will make their entire experience as stress-free as possible.

Thoughtfulness

When shopping for a thoughtful gift for expecting parents, consider their interests and lifestyle. If a mom-to-be likes to be pampered, opt for soft, beautiful clothing, lotions, and other products to help her relax. For a mom who loves her morning cup of coffee or tea, the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 is a thoughtful solution that keeps drinks hot all day long so she doesn’t have to run to the microwave every hour.

Infant Optics DXR-8
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Katrina Cossey is a commerce writer for Verywell Family with nearly eight years of experience under her belt. Katrina’s background in journalism began at an Emmy Award-winning news station in Oklahoma before she obtained her B.A. in professional media. Her love for service journalism and helping others led to her commerce writing role, which allows her to research and recommend the best products for families, pregnant people, and kids of all ages. When she’s not writing and researching, you’ll likely find her outdoors with her husband and their thrill-seeking toddler son.

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