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21 gifts for expecting parents 

These are the best mom-to-be gifts for the holiday season

From the moment their friends and families learn about their new addition, expectant parents hear lots of questions about the baby. And while the new little one is undoubtedly the most exciting part of becoming a parent, it’s nice for parents to feel like they’re a priority too. Since most baby shower gifts are all about the baby, a thoughtful holiday gift can help them celebrate in comfort and style.  

We’ve rounded up 21 of the best gifts you can get a pregnant friend, partner, or family member. From items to make life easier to self-care products we love to unexpected luxuries, here are our favorite Christmas and other holiday gift ideas for expecting moms — broken down by price range.

$2 – $35 

Want to show appreciation for the moms-to-be in your life without breaking the bank? These great gifts are affordable luxuries. They’re perfectly giftable solo, but also pair well together — if making a curated care package of must-haves for an expectant mother is more your style. 

Holiday Card from Paper Culture

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1. A custom holiday card — 0.98¢ – $2 on Paper Culture

Cards are simply a wonderful — and personal — way to show someone you care. And for a new mom, it can be a great way to show her that you’re a part of their village at this time. Try these cards from Paper Culture, which you can customize to feature pictures of your family and the message of your choice inside. 

Burt's Bees Belly Butter

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2. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter — $9.51 on Amazon

Always a solid maternity gift, this belly butter from Burt’s Bees is designed to nourish skin before and after pregnancy. Formulated with completely natural ingredients including shea butter and vitamin E, this formula makes the skin silky smooth, and even helps relieve the stretch marks and itchiness that come with a baby bump. 

Mugs that Say Mom and Dad Coming 2021

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3. Personalized expectant parent mugs — $15.99+ on Etsy  

These matching mugs promise to be an adorable addition to the soon-to-be parents’ kitchen. Plus, this way the non-birthing parent gets a little appreciation too — and you cross two gifts off the list with one smart purchase. To make this gift even more special, pair it with your favorite coffee blend or tea tin. New parents are sure to appreciate the pick-me-up. 

Pink Stork Pregnancy Flakes

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4. Pink Stork Pregnancy Flakes — $16.99 on Amazon 

Pink Stork carries a number of great pregnancy products, including teas for morning sickness and fertility sweets. But we especially love their pregnancy flakes, which are designed to aid relaxation and provide relief from the aches, pains, and nausea caused by pregnancy. Expecting parents who have used these flakes say that they really do help them relax and even ease back pain. 

Baby Coming Soon Ornament on Holiday Tree

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5. A holiday ornament to commemorate the occasion — $17.99+ on Etsy 

A personalized “Coming Soon” ornament is one of the best gifts for expecting moms, since it gives a new parent a keepsake to look back on each year. It also makes for a festive photo op to reveal the coming baby to friends and family. If the parents-to-be have already shared baby’s name, including this detail on the ornament adds an extra special touch. 

Earth Mama Mama To Be Gift Set

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6. A Little Something for Mama-to-Be Gift Set by Earth Mama — $19.67 on Amazon

This five-piece travel set is a great way to introduce expecting moms to Earth Mama products, a brand well-known for clean, holistic care. Each set comes with lip balm, belly butter, belly oil, body wash, and deodorant. Every product is formulated by a nurse and herbalist using organic herbal ingredients that aid a healthy pregnancy.

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7. A new baby picture frame — $16.99+ at Target 

Help the new parent get a head start on commemorating these early days with a keepsake picture frame. From options that feature a single newborn photo to collage frames that showcase special moments from the first year (or even from pregnancy!), a new baby picture frame gives a way to reflect on those memorable moments to come. It also makes for an adorable addition to the nursery. 


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8. NanoSteamer Large 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer with Precise Temp Control — $33.95 on Amazon 

When mom wants to relax after a stressful day and enjoy some pampering, they can use the NanoSteamer to create an at-home spa experience. This face-steamer has three modes designed to open pores and enable beauty products to work more effectively. It even comes with a five-piece stainless steel skin kit to help extract blackheads and other blemishes. 

Rifle Paper Company Canteen

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9. An insulated bottle for hot and cold drinks — $37.95 on Rifle Paper Co.

For expecting moms, experienced moms, and any moms in between, staying hydrated is important. This canteen from Rifle Paper Co. keeps cold drinks chilled for 24 hours and hot drinks warm for 12 — and it comes in five classy floral designs. Plus, there’s also a matching tumbler perfect for hot coffee or tea, whichever they prefer. 

$40 – $75 

This section of our best mom-to-be gifts collection is right in the middle range of pricing — perfect for a pregnant friend or relative. Each item on the list promises to make some aspect of life easier, better, or simply more fun during pregnancy.  

Bumpboxes Box

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10. A BumpBoxes subscription — $33+ per month at BumpBoxes

Pamper your loved ones with a subscription box specifically tailored for pregnant moms. Each box comes with five products handpicked for each month of pregnancy, and if the baby comes before the subscription is over, there’s an option to receive baby products instead. Past boxes have included pregnancy-friendly skincare, body soaks, feet soaks, and massagers. If subscriptions aren’t your thing, they also offer a box for each trimester — no subscription needed. As a bonus, there’s also a special box for dads-to-be. 

Gravity Weighted Sleep Mask

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11. A weighted sleep mask — $40.00 on Gravity 

The benefits of weighted sleep masks have been touted by psychologists as genuine sleep aids. And for new parents, what could be better than the gift of better sleep? This plush sleep mask provides one pound of gentle, soothing pressure that blocks out light and feels amazingly soft on the skin. We think it would be especially cute paired with a relaxing bedtime tea and mug, or a pregnancy pillow. 

Shhhower Cap

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12. 100% Waterproof + humidity-free shower cap — $43.00 on ShhhowerCap

Did you know that washing your hair every day can cause damage and dryness? This is especially true for those with wavy, curly, or kinky hair. A sleek, quick-drying and antimicrobial shower cap can help an expecting mom protect her hair from heat and humidity during a relaxing shower or bath, keeping her tresses looking fresh until wash day. Plus, once the baby arrives, having a quick shower option will definitely come in handy.  

Toms Slippers

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13. A pair of cozy, supportive slippers — $50-$75 on TOMS 

Pamper Mom all winter long with a pair of faux-fur lined slippers from TOMS. Warm enough for cold mornings, these slippers also feature a rubber outer sole and can be worn outside. The footwear is comfortable, durable, and available in a variety of designs. If that wasn’t enough to love, TOMS supports nonprofit initiatives on physical safety, mental health, and equal opportunity with a portion of each purchase. 

Lula Cafe

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14. A gift card to their favorite restaurant — $50+ 

Give the new parents in your life the gift of a meal of their choice from a nearby restaurant. That way, they can satisfy those pregnancy cravings, stay nourished, and maybe even support a local business. Plus, it means less cleanup to do around the house for the expecting parents — a welcome gift. 

Framed Wall Art Bunny Tail

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15. Nursery wall art — $49+ at Crate and Barrel  

Nursery art — from wall decals to murals to framed art pieces in calming shades — helps create a welcoming and nurturing space for both parents and baby. Our advice? When gifting nursery decor, reach out first with your ideas to ask for nursery plans and color schemes. They’ll appreciate the extra step to help get the new baby’s room ready. 

Bombas Holiday Socks

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16. Ultra comfortable socks with a mission — $56+ on Bombas 

If your pregnant friend loves to be comfy-cozy and do good in the world at the same, a gift box of Bombas will let them satisfy both. For each pair of these innovative socks sold, one pair is donated to someone experiencing homelessness. Plus, if the expecting mom is experiencing swelling or needs to improve blood flow, Bombas also offers colorful compression socks.  


This final section of our best gifts for expecting mothers will help you splurge on a special someone this holiday season. You’ll be sure to find that special something for your pregnant friend or family member. From luxury items for extra comfort to devices that simplify life as a new parent, these top picks will be well appreciated. 

Maternity Loungewear

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17. Loungewear — $99 at Beyond Yoga

The perfect combination of softness and style, Beyond Yoga leggings incorporate four-way stretch and UV protection. They also come in a variety of cuts, colors and fabrics so you can find a pair (or two) that fit any style. Beyond Yoga even offers maternity leggings that accommodate an expecting mom’s baby bump with an over-the-belly waistband.  

Eufy Robovac

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18. A robotic vacuum — $99 at Walmart 

Less time cleaning the floor means more quality time with baby, family, and friends. The Wi-Fi-enabled Eufy RoboVac can vacuum the house for up to 100 minutes, so new parents don’t have to. It can be controlled through the smartphone app, by touch, and even by a verbal command through a smart speaker. 

Ember White Mug

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19. A temperature-controlled mug — $99 at Bed Bath & Beyond 

A temperature-controlled mug keeps beverages hot all day, no matter how many times new moms have to get up to breastfeed or change the baby. This electronic coffee mug is compatible with a phone or smartwatch, so tea or coffee stays at just the right temperature from anywhere — no trips to the microwave for reheating necessary. 

Parachute Robe

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20. A luxe, cozy bathrobe — $119 at Parachute

This lightweight, softly textured robe will make the mom-to-be in your life feel like they’re at a spa anytime she wears it. Since most new parents practically live in pajamas during that fourth trimester, a classic waffle-knit may elevate the experience. Easily adjustable, a robe is a best friend to any new parent and will come in handy for any mom who plans to breastfeed.  

Beaba Babycook

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21. A combination steamer-blender — $150 at Target 

For the new parent who loves to cook, this 4-in-1 steam cooker and blender makes it easy to create homemade purées once baby is ready to eat solid food. The Beaba Babycook prepares food in 15 minutes tops and is designed for one-handed operation, which is ideal for when you’ve got a hungry baby in the other arm. 

Need more ideas? Depending on how close the due date is to the holidays, you might want to check out these gift ideas for new working moms or our top 10 must-have breastfeeding supplies for more options.