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10 of the best Mother’s Day gifts for mums-to-be

Gifts which are pampering, practical and personalised for expectant mothers

Mums to be gifts for Mothers' Day

For mums-to-be, Mother’s Day is a time to get excited about your new little arrival. Before the big day arrives, they can enjoy a little me-time or pampering with some lovely treats.

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While the world might look a little different at the moment, there are still plenty of choices to help mums-to-be unwind at home throughout their pregnancy.  To help you choose the best Mother’s Day gifts for them, we’ve put together a selection below from MFM award-winning changing bags to pregnancy pillows, indulgent bath oils, sentimental keepsakes and more.

For more Mother’s Day inspiration, we’ve also chosen 10 unique and unusual gifts or you can print these free tokens to enjoy a well-earned treat.

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

Here’s our pick of 10 of the best Mothers’ Day gifts for mums to be

1. PacaPod Saunton Changing Backpack, £99

One of the many essentials which will be high on every new mum’s to-buy list, is a changing bag. We awarded the Saunton changing bag by Pacapod Gold in our MadeForMums 2020 Awards thanks to the glamourous look, practical use and quality, vegan leather construction.

The bag features insulated feeding and changing pods which are removable when no longer needed. A changing mat is included and the bag can be worn as both a backpack and messenger bag as well as being attached to your pram.

Our testers were impressed with the practicality of the bag. Mum Kate said, “The pod system means that your bag is really well organised and when you need to change baby it is easy as everything is in one place.”

Available fromJohn Lewis

2. Mama Mio Bloomin’ Lovely Pamper Pack, £42.50

If you’re looking for Mother’s Day hamper ideas, this set from Mama Mio could be a cost-effective way to get your hands on some of their popular products.

The pack includes a butter, cream, spritz and balm which are safe to use during pregnancy and also while breast-feeding, so the products will still be useful once the baby is born.

Mums-to-be who received the gift were pleased with bundle, with one mum-to-be calling it “the perfect pre-push present”. In her review on the Mama Mio website she added, “Amazing kit. I loved the butter anyway but combined with all the other products (which seem to be for every bit of my body).”

Available fromMio Skincare

3. Dream Genii Pregnancy Support Pillow, £34.98

To help get some much-needed rest, lots of mums-to-be rely on pregnancy pillows. This one from Dream Genii, a past MFM Awards winner, is a reasonable price compared to other well-performing pillows on the market.

Our MFM reviewer, Rhiannon, praised the pillow for its clever design, “It seems carefully and ergonomically designed to take the weight off – and give support to – places you didn’t even know were bothering you.”

She added, “Every morning since I received it, I’ve woken up with it still in bed with me, and every night I put it back in for a sounder sleep.”

Read our full MadeForMums review of the Dream Genii Pregnancy Support Pillow

Available from: Amazon and JoJo Maman Bebe

4. Personalised Weekly ‘Bump’ Pregnancy Journal, £27

Pregnancy is a magical time, so gifting a journal to document all those special moments could be a really thoughtful first Mother’s Day gift.

This one from Not on the High Street can be personalised to make it extra sentimental and there’s also various gift wrapping and gift box options (from £3.00 extra) if you’d like it to arrive ready to be gifted.

Previous buyers had positive comments to say such as, “I absolutely love my journal. It’s beautiful and exactly what I needed,” and “Beautiful book [and] very good quality.”

Available from: Not on the High Street

5. Vital Touch Natalia Prenatal Bath Soak, £9.62

There are few things as simple and relaxing as a lovely hot bath. Pamper products could be a lovely gift for a new mum to enjoy the peace and quiet before her little one arrives.

Vital Touch’s bath soak is made from blended essential oils such as French Lavender, Madagascan Ylang Ylang and organic British Calendula which it says should help ease sore muscles.

The soak is free from any animal products or perfumes and even uses a natural coconut ingredient to create the lovely bubbles.

Available from: Not on the High Street

6. Personalised Baby Countdown Plaque, £7.99

As the date of baby’s arrival gets closer, noting the days left on a dedicated plaque is a unique way to cross the days of the calendar. This one on Etsy can be personalised to make it extra special and features a chalkboard heart to rewrite each remaining day.

One customer bought this as a thoughtful first Mothers’ Day gift and said, “This is exactly what I wanted for a present for my best friend expecting her first! Excellent quality and lovely product.”

Available from: Etsy

7. Congratulations pregnancy necklace, £22

Aside from the birth itself, one of the most exciting moments of pregnancy is the very beginning, with the announcement itself.

If you’re looking for a gift to congratulate a close friend on their wonderful news, something like this stork necklace could be a lovely choice.

The jewellery is handmade from sterling silver and is presented on a card with a touching message of joy for the brand new mum-to-be.

Available from: Etsy

8. Bambino triple scan photo frame, £15.99

The first glimpse any expecting parents can get of their new baby is during the sonogram. A specially sized frame like this one is a sentimental way to display that first moment through until the day their baby arrives.

Other customers who bought the keepsake seemed pleased, with one buyer saying, “I bought this for my brother and his partner. They loved it and it’s also quite neutral, so it doesn’t matter what you are having.”

Available from: Amazon

9. The Peaceful Pregnancy Colouring Book, £7.74

Colouring is often a calming, mindful process which could help a new mum to be unwind during her pregnancy before the big day arrives.

This colouring book would be ideal for a more creative mums-to-be, with over 100 artistic images of mums, babies and nature to be be shaded in. The perfect relaxing activity for some downtime.

Available from: Amazon

10. Mum to Be Letter Box Gift Set, £38

If you’re looking for a Mothers’ Day gift for a new mum who you might not see in person, this pregnancy gift set could be a handy choice. It comes ready packaged in a box which should fit through most letterboxes, meaning you can post it directly to them.

The set contains a range of products from British producers including candles, tea, a bump balm and more. It has 136 reviews averaging 5 out of 5 stars on Not on the High Street. One customer who bought this set for a friend said, “She was so happy with it. She said the baby bump cream was great and she was so impressed with the packaging and that all products were organic.”

Available from: Not on the High Street

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