A thoughtful, considerate present means a lot at this exciting time for a mum-to-be. We've tested and highlighted gift ideas to help expectant mums feel relaxed, comfortable and refreshed, plus we've picked some lasting baby keepsakes. And sometimes a little humour can be fun on Christmas Day, so look out for our prank gift!


If you want some inspiration for what to buy a new mum, check out best gifts for new mums.

Check out our 10 best Christmas gifts for mums-to-be…

1. BABYink® Colour Ink-less Print Kit, $9.99 +$5 shipping – best for innovation

Inkless baby foot print set

This clever kit from BABYink is innovative and a lasting keepsake that parents will treasure – all at a very affordable price. It allows you to take a print of your baby’s gorgeous little foot without the use of any messy ink. Genius, right?! Kits are available in black, pink, grey, blue and bronze.

Feedback from our home testers was very positive. Christy, mum of 2 and MFM Consumer & Reviews Editor, says, “This would make a lovely gift and the print came out beautifully in our test. It’s really easy to use, and you can get more than one set of prints out of each kit to share with family.”

Available from: BabyINK.com

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2. Little Butterfly London Petals and Blooms Brightening Anti-Oxidant Serum, 30ml, £56 – best for pampering pregnancy skin


This gorgeous serum is infused with vitamins and antioxidants that will restore and clarify pregnancy skin. Formulated specifically for mums-to-be and new mums, it is packed full of nourishing ingredients that will counteract the challenges that come with pregnancy skin.

Our tester, Joanna, a mum of 2, says, “This left my skin feeling smooth and radiant and very pleased with the results. My pregnancy skin has certainly improved in appearance and has not been left dry or greasy. Have been using it morning and night and currently 8 months pregnant and would certainly recommend.”

Available from: Look Fantastic

3. Ecocobox Mum & Baby Subscription box, from £30 – best for eco gifting

Ecocobox subscription box

A bronze winner in the subscription/gift box services category of the 2020 MadeForMums Awards, Ecocobox features full-sized natural products that are ethical, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, from both market-leading and boutique brands.

All of the boxes can be tailored specifically for pregnancy, new mums or for a baby. The items are delivered every couple of months not only to reduce product overload, but also to minimise carbon footprint.

Available from: Ecocobox

4. Prank-O Birthie Stick – Prank Gift Box, $7.99 + $8.65 shipping – best for fun


This is actually a gift box that you can put your “proper” Christmas gift in – but with a twist… The box is for a fake birthing stick that’s supposed to capture all the 'delicate' details of the delivery. Presented as a between-the-legs “action-catcher”, it will require a good sense of humour on opening! An American product, it's sold and shipped to the UK via Amazon.com.

Available from: Amazon

5. bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow, £125 – best for easing night-time aches


This gift is an adaptable pillow that can be moulded into just the right position. Its squashy texture makes it the perfect bed companion – ideal if they are struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

bbhugme is designed by 3 female chiropractors using the softest eco-friendly cotton imaginable. Plus it comes with 2 silicone-free pebbles which, once baby arrives, make great teethers. Oh, and it’s washable, too! Find out more in our review.

Liz, pregnant and mum of 1, says, “Honestly, this has been a lifesaver. I hadn’t had a full night’s sleep in pregnancy till this product changed everything. It’s even stopped backache in the mornings. It’s easy to use, the case is easy to clean and it is amazingly comfortable.”

Available from: Jo Jo Maman Bebe, bbhugme and Amazon

6. Glad Gifts Mum To Mum Pass It On book, £10 – best for reassurance


Each page of this book contains a heart-warming parenting tip from someone who’s been there and done that. There’s over 160 pages of wisdom in total, with plenty of food for thought. The words of inspiration – especially for first-time mums – are invaluable, and all for a very affordable price.

Available from: Not On The High Street, WHSmith and Amazon

7. CraftedforLoveUK Handmade Personalised Baby Countdown Plaque, £6.49 – best for celebrating each week


This lovely handmade plaque is ideal to celebrate the countdown to the big arrival. The personalisation is a lovely touch – you don’t need to know the baby’s name or gender – just the family name. You can also change the wording to read “arrives” or “is due”, depending on how much information you have.

We love how these are made completely by hand from start to finish and they are also available in 20 colours. The maker on Etsy is open to word changes and even special instructions for the ribbons, making it much easier to create the perfect gift that is personal in every way.

Available from: Etsy

8. Mama Mio Sleep Easy Kit, £45 – best for helping pregnancy insomnia


Mama Mio are well known for making some of the best and most effective stretchmark protection creams out there. This kit includes their tummy rub butter, a sleep spray and bath/shower oil. All have been specially scented with lavender and mint to promote restorative sleep while strengthening the skin. The products come in a tasteful toiletry bag – perfect for popping in the overnight bag if planning a hospital delivery.

Taking time to unwind, relax and get quality rest is essential during pregnancy. Depending on your budget, this gift would be perfect paired with the bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow on our list.

Available from: Look Fantastic

9. JoJo Maman Bébé Grey Drape Maternity & Nursing Cardigan, £39 – best for versatility

JoJoMamanBebe maternity nursing cardigan

We love the long-lasting value of this cosy layer from JoJoMamanBebe. Designed to fit comfortably throughout your pregnancy, the cardigan then doubles as a breastfeeding cover. You can tie the drape at the waist, button it at the shoulder or wear it waterfall style. A great capsule wardrobe piece.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe

10. FittaMamma Ultimate Maternity Activewear, from £54.99 – best for active mums-to-be


During pregnancy, regular exercise wear either doesn't fit or give the support a pregnant body needs when working out. The Ultimate range from FittaMamma gives the support that's needed with comfort and style.

Home tester, Claire, pregnant and mum of 2, says, “I was sceptical about maternity sports clothing, but I was pleasantly surprised. The leggings were supportive and the top kept my boobs in place, which helped improve my confidence and also helped me feel more comfortable. I would definitely recommend!”

Available from: Fitta Mamma




Janet MartinContributor

Janet is mum to two children aged 6 & 9 and a great-Aunt too. She began writing early, penning her first book aged just 7. She has published 2 books