Fun Mother’s Day Gifts For Expectant Mothers!

Looking for Mother’s Day gifts for expectant mothers? Seeing as I’m around preggo mamas a lot, I thought I’d put together a gift guide of what to get your pregnant friend/wife/sister/cousin/baby mama this upcoming holiday!

Mother’s Day gifts for expectant mothers can be tricky. There’s a whole lot of stuff out there for MOMS but maybe not as many specifically for the MOMS TO BE.

Luckily, most pregnant women like gifts. And even if it’s something small, it’s really the thought that counts! Even if it’s just a card – that really says a lot!

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23 mother’s day gifts for expectant mothers!

I got pregnant with my first baby in May, so I actually didn’t get to experience a “pregnant” Mother’s Day until my second pregnancy!

My first was born in February, so I celebrated my first Mother’s Day when he was three months old. But, I figured I’d still kick this list off with what my husband gave me on my first Mother’s Day because it would make an awesome gift for a mama-to-be, especially if you’ve already chosen a name!

A sweet a simple initial necklace!

This idea can also be used as an inspiring jumping-off point for other initial or name-themed gifts for the pregnant mama in your life.

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So sweet! I totally love it, and still wear it frequently! I couldn’t find the exact link, but here’s one that is pretty close!

Here are a few other baby initial and name inspired options I love:

Alright, let me share the rest of my best pregnant mama gift ideas!

Mother’s Day gifts for the mama-to-be

1. The Belly Book

mother's day gifts for expectant mothers

I had one of these books during my pregnancy and I HIGHLY recommend it! So fun to be able to write what’s going on in your life every week, and I’ve looked back at it multiple times over the years.

2. Belly stickers

For all those cute bump pictures! These are the ones pictured, but if you scroll down they have a TON of other styles to choose from! This set is also a favorite of mine if you are a floral girl!

3. Bath bombs

mother's day gifts for expectant mothers

What pregnant lady doesn’t like soaking in the bath? I’ve found these to be the most cost-effective, and highest quality bath bombs out there, and these are specially made for pregnant mamas! Your choice 🙂

4. Sonogram frames

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I’ve gotten this frame for a few of my pregnant friends, and it’s always a big hit! They also have one with three slots so you can put a few more pictures in!

5. A Childbirth Class!

Too many mamas skip out on childbirth education for a number of reasons. They don’t think it’s worthwhile, it’s too expensive, or they don’t have room in their busy schedules.

Insert the online birth class! Give the gift of a birth class that they can take anywhere, at any time. They will be SO grateful later. I know it will give them a better birth experience, and you can be the one to gift it to them 🙂

You can pick one that emphasizes natural birth but also teaches about medical pain relief, or one specific to mamas that want an epidural.

When you go to check out there’s an option to give it as a gift.

6. Preggie pops

Preggie Pops! For your nauseous pregnant mama! PS: If you’re struggling during that pesky first trimester, check out this post for some encouragement!

7. Some cute pregnancy socks

mother's day gifts for expectant mothers

Awww, who doesn’t love these socks for home, or for the hospital? They have a ton of different ones to choose from! My favorite has got to be the “Rub my Feet” ones!

8. An insulated water bottle

Okay, pregnancy thirst is intense! And it doesn’t stop when baby arrives. And for some reason so many pregnant and new mamas really crave ice cold water!

Most mamas don’t want to splurge on a high-quality, insulated water bottle for themselves, but I promise you, they are going to LOVE having this!

9. A bump box

mother's day gifts for expectant mothers

Have you guys seen these? They are all the rage! A Bump Box is an adorable gift for your favorite pregnant lady!

They have boxes for the first, second, third and FOURTH trimester! Better yet, you can get them all on AMAZON! 🙂

If you’re interested in creating your own monthly maternity box as a gift, check out this article where I explain how I did it for one of my friends!

10. Belly Buds

For the musical mama. Play your baby some jams!

11. A belly casting kit

mother's day gifts for expectant mothers

I didn’t do one of these during my pregnancy, but I think they are super cool! Fair warning, they are SUPER messy, but this one actually comes with a floor cover!

12. A Bella Band

Every pregnant lady will love this! It is super helpful to keep your current pants on longer!

13. Speaking of pants

Most pregnant ladies love them some leggings. Leggings > Pants any day. And these ones by Motherhood maternity are THE best. Hands down. The pregnant mama in your life will be running back for a few more pairs after she tries these on.

14. Belly butter

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This is my absolute FAVORITE stretch mark cream! Burt’s Bees has a really great line of pregnancy skin care products, and their belly butter was by far my favorite.

The scent is also not too in-your-face unlike some lotions with cocoa butter. Motherlove also has a nice scent, and Mother’s Special Blend is really great too if you like something a bit more oil based.

If you’re interested in learning about more options, here’s a complete guide to pregnancy stretch mark creams and prevention!

15. Pregnancy Pillow

A pregnancy pillow is one of those gifts that’s practical but also pampers the first time mama-to-be! I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten any sleep without one.

Pregnancy insomnia + all the discomforts that come along with growing a tiny human can make sleep feel impossible. These pillow seriously helps a lot!

16. The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People

For any mom with a sense of humor, seriously, just go read the comments on Amazon!

17. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

mother's day gifts for expectant mothers

This book is great for any pregnant lady trying to go the au natural route! I read it during my pregnancy, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.

18. Some maternity undies

mother's day gifts for expectant mothers

These awesome “Under Bump” undies can be worn throughout pregnancy and during postpartum as well. They have a low waist cross design, and they fit nicely underneath your bump without causing any pressure.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m at a point in my life where I get excited about getting some new underwear!

19. A Pregnancy Planner

A lot of pregnant mamas feel overwhelmed with everything there is to do before baby arrives. I absolutely love recommending the Oh Baby Pregnancy Planner to help with this, and it makes the perfect gift for a first-time pregnant mom.

This planner is a digital product that you can print – for a gift, I recommend purchasing it and then getting it printed on nice paper at a local shop. You can put it into a binder and give her some cute pens and highlighters to do with it!

The mama-to-be in your life will be so grateful ?

20. An Owlet Smart Sock

Okay, this is more of a gift for once mama gives birth – but I know she’ll love to get it on Mother’s Day! This little device monitors baby while they’re sleeping to give you peace of mind! It alerts you if anything is off with baby’s breathing or heart rate.

There is nothing like the gift of safety. I used one of these with my second baby and it was such a game-changer. They’re a bit of a splurge, which is why it’s such a great gift idea, especially if mama is due soon!

Check out the Owlet Smart Sock to learn more.

21. Some awesome nursing bras

Your girl is going to love some awesome nursing bras! They’re SO comfy to wear during pregnancy, and awesome on the other side, too.

Larken is a nursing bra brand that I absolutely love. They’re high quality and super comfortable.

I recommend the Larken Essentials pack! It’s the perfect starter set for every pregnant mama.

22. Cozy maternity/nursing loungewear

Okay, Kindred Bravely has the CUTEST maternity and nursing-wear around. I’m a sucker for their loungewear (what pregnant mama doesn’t want to feel cute and comfy?), so that’s what I’d recommend.

But you know the pregnant mama in your life the best! So go check out everything they have to offer. If you’re not sure what to get, check out their bundles – it makes gift giving super easy ?

23. Experience-style gifts!

So far, I’ve shared a lot of different gifts you can wrap up and give. But there is nothing like a good experience or memory gift!

Here are a few ideas for pregnancy:

  • A maternity photoshoot
  • A prenatal massage
  • A special dinner or brunch
  • A gift certificate to a nail salon for a pedicure and manicure

What will you choose as a mother’s day gift for expectant mothers in your life?

You really can’t go wrong here! The fact that you’re even searching for gift ideas means you’re already on the right track. What’s most important is that mama feels loved and appreciated.

Leave a comment with more gift ideas so we can help our readers out!

Liesel Teen, BSN-RN
Founder, Mommy Labor Nurse

Meet Liesel Teen

Hi there. I’m Liesel!

As a labor and delivery nurse, I’ve spent countless hours with women who felt anxious — even fearful — about giving birth. I want you to know it doesn’t have to be that way for you!

When you know what to expect and have the tools to navigate the experience, you’ll feel confident and in control.

I believe you deserve a better birth — no matter how you deliver.