Ultimate Holiday Guide: Best Gifts for New Moms & Expecting Moms

November 02, 2021 16 min read

THE 2021 ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE: Best Gifts for New Moms & Best Gifts for Expecting Moms

Gift-giving season is upon us, and we know how difficult finding the perfect present can be - especially for a new mom or mom-to-be! She’s giving a whole new human the gift of life...how can you compete with that?

That’s why we’re giving YOU the gift of this catch-all guide, so no matter if you're shopping for your pregnant daughter-in-law, pregnant best friend, your wife who just had a baby, or just gifting yourself (because why not?), we’ve got you covered.

 

CHRISTMAS PJS FOR PREGNANCY & NURSING:
The Best Maternity & Nursing Sleepwear 

The classic holiday gift of new jammies – updated for pregnancy and new mom life. You can’t give her the promise of a full 8 hours every night, but you can give her the best maternity pajamas and best nursing pajamas.

1. The Best 3-Piece Sleep Set for Nursing:

When it comes to holiday PJs, you can’t go wrong with this elegant and cozy three-piece nursing sleep set. This dreamy showstopper will be an instant hit with nursing moms thanks to its clip-down cami for easy access feeds. And nursing or not, all moms will love the ultra-soft pants and jersey knit robe. She’ll sleep easy at bedtime - or whenever she can - in this lovely set!

 
2. The Best 2-Piece Sleep Set for Nursing:

This ultra-cozy, ultra-soft PJ set will have the mama who unwraps it ready to own the #wokeuplikethis moment. This is the perfect gift for your sister-in-law who loves all things cozy. She needs this Dreamy Two Piece Nursing Pajama Set, with a V-neck design and an easy/relaxed fit for comfort all night long. Mama can wear this set for those long nights and early mornings with her little one!


3. The Best Maternity Pajama Pants:

Does the mama in your life enjoy snuggling up to binge-watch her favorite show? How about looking stylish from night-to-day, literally, in the best maternity sleep bottoms that double as loungewear? Then you’ve found your perfect gift. She can cozy up in these Slim Fit Maternity Sleep Pants that are super cute, super soft and super comfy. Make it a set with any of our stylish sleep tanks. Featuring our underbelly waistband and designed with durability in mind, the jersey knit will stay soft and stretchy from 1st to 4th.  


4. The Best Maternity Pajama Shorts

Everyone has tossed and turned in a too-hot bedroom before. If your wife is lowering the A.C. no matter the season, she’ll love these. With these adorable Ruched Waist Maternity Sleep Shorts, getting some shut-eye is a breeze in any phase of the pregnancy journey. Their cotton blend makes them super comfy so every mama can hit snooze in style. Pair them with any tank or sleep top


5. The Best Maternity Loungewear:

The Hacci weave on these maternity sleep leggings lends super-stretch while maintaining its flattering shape. But that’s just one of many reasons you should add these bottoms to your cart and wrap them up for the mom or mom-to-be in your life. With an easy, relaxed fit and a fitted ankle, these sleepwear pants are soft enough to sleep in all night and lounge around in all day. Also available in Plus Sizes.


6. The Best Maternity & Nursing Nightgown:

Listen, we know the phrase "sleeping like a baby" may have lost all meaning, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be splendidly comfy in this nursing nightgown. In soft jersey knit, this little number will keep mama cool, and it sleeps like a dream. Plus, its clip-down straps make midnight feedings effortless. You know your wife deserves the best, so gift her this gown! Nursing moms can snap them back into place when done and head straight back to snooze-ville. This is really the best of the best nursing nightgown, and it comes in extended sizes. Check out the Plus Size nursing nightgown, too. 

 

 

BEST GIFTS FOR THE MOM DUE ANY DAY:
Help her pack her hospital bag with these thoughtful gifts.

1. Best Maternity Slippers/Best Postpartum Slippers:

Maybe you’ve heard that slippers are a boring gift -- but these adorable Jessica Simpson Berber Pom Clog Slippers proves that wrong! We’re obsessed with the  the ultra-plush Berber material, and the adorable poms give it that something extra. These will be a pillar of any mama’s cozy wardrobe. In fact, if you’re buying for your wife, you might want to grab an extra pair for her sister, too…they’ll be that much of a hit!


2. Best Maternity Socks:

These are the perfect addition to mom's hospital bag, making them the perfect stocking stuffer. The non-slip, machine washable Mama and Baby Hospital Sock Set is comfortable and cute.

P.S. Gift another sock set that’s just as cute! The #MHJUGGLE Hospital Sock is super soft and fits shoe sizes 4 thru 10.


3. Best Maternity Robe for Hospital:

Every mama needs a softer-than-soft little black robe in her closet. Our Lace Trim Sleep Maternity and Nursing Robe is just the one. It ties at the front and is designed with delicate lace trim and features a relaxed fit for comfort & style. The perfect gift for your wife and mother to your children. Cozy and flattering, this robe will bring a smile to her face every time she ties it on. This robe is also available in Plus Sizes.


4. Best Postpartum Kit:

The kit for when s%*t gets real. Remove some stress from the equation with this thoughtful present. From Frida Mom, this is the motherload of postpartum must-haves, from first contractions to first post-baby toilet trip. The perfect gift for her hospital bag!

Contains: Delivery and Nursing Gown - One Size, fits XS-XL (1 gown), Labor and Delivery Socks (1 pair) , Upside Down Peri Bottle (1 peri bottle), Disposable Postpartum Underwear - Size Regular, Waist 28" - 42" (4 pairs), Instant Ice Maxi Pads (4 pads), Perineal Cooling Pad Liners (24 witch hazel liners), Perineal Healing Foam (net 5 fl. oz.), Toilet-top storage caddy and carry case.

 

 

THE CUTEST GIFTS FOR PREGNANT & NURSING MOMS:
Best Holiday Maternity Graphic Tees

Rock around the Christmas tree with these fun and festive tops! Looking for a gift she can wear all season long? Got a mama in your life that’s due in December? These tees can’t be beat.

1. Best Maternity Christmas Sweatshirt:

Spread some holiday cheer when you gift the cheeky Merry & Pregnant Christmas Maternity Graphic Sweatshirt. This cozy top is begging to be photographed, and she’ll love showing off her bump with some holiday spirit. The best present for your Christmas-loving, pregnant sister-in-law! With bubbly stitching as colorful as lights on a tree, she’ll want to wear this soft sweatshirt all season long.


2. Best Pregnancy Announcement Christmas Tee:

She’ll be positively glowing in the More the Merrier Maternity Graphic Tee. It features a fun and festive screen print design for extra holiday cheer – a great surprise for the mama-to-be in your life. This fitted long sleeve tee is sure to impress all holiday season long. Got a Secret Santa swap coming up? If you’re shopping for your pregnant cousin, this is sure to be a hit. Also comes in Plus sizes. No matter the trimester, she’ll sleigh the day!


3. Best Maternity Christmas Tee:

Deck the halls this season when you gift the Plus Size This Belly's Lit Maternity Graphic Long Sleeve Tee! Side ruching flatters her bump and makes this casual top even comfier. This cotton knit top makes a joyful addition to her maternity wardrobe at any stage in pregnancy. If you know a mama with a sense of humor, it's the perfect pick! Plus Sizes also available.


4. Best Holiday Maternity Tee:

It's the most wonderful time of the year to gift the Full of Holiday Spirit Long Sleeve Maternity Graphic Tee. So soft she’ll want to keep it on all winter long, so better wrap it up soon! Your daughter will love this top, making you the #bestgrandmaever. Ruched sides flatter her glowing bump, and the cute graphic design is perfect for all the season's celebrations.


5. Best Winter Maternity Tee:

It's snuggle season, and your mama needs a tee for the occasion. Nothing says cozy up by the fire quite like the Let's Snuggle Christmas Maternity Graphic Tee. Gift this to your pregnant wife and pour her some hot cocoa! Oh so soft and perfect for lounging around in style this season, it will fit her perfectly in any trimester.

 

THE BEST SKINCARE GIFTS FOR PREGNANT & NEW MOMS:
Must-have Skincare Products for Moms and Moms-to-be

The mama in your life needs a moment to treat herself! Give the gift of glowing skin this season with these seriously amazing products that were made for pregnancy & beyond.

1. Best Stretch Mark Cream:

Soft, hydrated skin is right this way! The Body Boost Milk & Honey Stretch Mark Butter and Oil Duo makes the perfect gift for any pregnant mama. With omega-rich oils and collagen boosting ingredients, this set helps to prevent and repair stretch marks. Even better, it comes with a mini Sugar Body Scrub to buff away any dryness and prep the skin to drink in the moisture.

Completely safe for expecting moms and babies, the ingredients in this butter meet EU and USA safety standard and are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petroleum, and toxins. Clinically tested for ZERO skin allergy or sensitivity - plus it’s animal cruelty-free and made in the USA.


2. Best Belly Oil:

Formulated to prevent stretch marks, and to moisturize and revitalize skin - Better Than Butter Body Oil was formulated to provide an extremely effective yet natural way to help combat the most common skin issues experienced during pregnancy. It’s top quality ingredients include organic olive oil, organic unrefined virgin coconut oil, almond oil, and sunflower oil. This will keep her moisturized all day long and is safe for sensitive skin. The perfect gift for your pregnant sister or daughter!


3. Best Maternity Gift Set:

The mother-to-be in your life deserves to treat herself. The Mambino Organics Bun In The Oven Kit is packed with their 4 bestsellers and skin-loving essentials to keep skin healthy, smooth and stretch-mark-free: Kissable Lips Glossy Vegan Lip Balm, Youth Glow Hydrating Serum, Oh Baby! Anti-Stretch Body Oil, and Moisture Me Nourishing Body Oil. Your expecting wife will be thrilled with this skin care gift set full of products that feel amazing and smell delicious!


4. Best Maternity Skincare Set:

Wrap up this Anti-Stretch & Rebound Duo by Mambino, which features their bestselling and award-winning Oh Baby! Anti-Stretch Belly Butter and skin-quenching Moisture Me Nourishing Body Oil. When Christmas morning comes, make sure this is in your wife’s stocking. These organic skincare products work together to restore skin elasticity and hydration while keeping her skin healthy, smooth, and stretch-mark-free.

 

BEST GIFTS FOR NEW & NURSING MOMS:
Best Postpartum and Nursing Necessities

Get her a gift that supports her new full-time job: nursing! Functional new mom gear that makes nursing easier is a no-brainer gift for any new mom in your life. Give her any of these gifts, hold the baby, and then let mom take a nap – #bestgiftever.

1. Best Nursing Cardigan:

This drape neck, ultra-cozy Magnetic Me x Motherhood Drape Nursing Cardigan makes an excellent gift because it allows for easy, no-fuss feeds and is oh-so stylish. Magnetic Me's patented hidden magnetic fasteners open and close quickly and easily when she’s nursing or pumping. First-time mothers will be amazed at this stylish gift. The rest of the time, it's just a classy and cute cardigan -- AM to PM comfort for any mama!


2. Best Nursing Hoodie: 

You’ll be picking a winner when you gift the Magnetic Me x Motherhood Nursing Hoodie. It allows for seamless feeds and casual-cool style for the mama you adore. With Magnetic Me's patented hidden magnetic fasteners for nursing access, this is a style she’ll love to snuggle in. Gift Magnetic Me to all your expecting friends! Opens and closes quickly and easily to nurse or pump. She can focus on her little one and do it in style with this helpful hoodie!


3. Best Plus Nursing Hoodie: 

Add extra coziness to your mama’s marathon nursing snuggles when you give her the (honestly ingenious) Plus Size Side Zip Nursing Hoodie. No need for her to strip down when baby gets hungry, hidden side seam zippers make nursing access a breeze. So she can stay warm, and baby stays happy. This is a gift your wife, sister, or friend will enjoy using all season long.


4. Best Long Sleeve Nursing Tee:

This tee is oh so pretty and made to flatter during her postpartum journey. Functional and stylish, our Plus Size Pull Over Long Sleeve Nursing Tee is the perfect pick this season. It features a pullover nursing feature so she can discreetly nurse wherever, whenever. A genius top and perfect gift! Also available in Missy Size.


5. Best Short Sleeve Nursing Tee:

A fashion meets function long sleeve nursing tee for the mama on the go in your life. It features a discreet lift up double opening nursing function that makes access a breeze, which she’ll really appreciate. New nursing moms will love this gift! Its soft, machine washable material feels great for her and for baby. And, check it out in Plus Sizes, too.


6. Best Nursing Essential:

This is a top she can wear out, wear in, wear wherever! This super cozy, incredibly versatile Clip Down Nursing Cami is a must-have essential for any new mom or mom-to-be, so you can’t go wrong if you wrap this one up. But even staple pieces deserve to be cute, and this top guarantees a cute look any day! Your stylish sis and newborn niece will get so much use out of this gift. Extra support during and after pregnancy – and makes all her outfits nursing-friendly. Check out the Plus Size styles, too.


7. Best Nursing Gown:

When it comes to nighttime and nursing few things are more important than comfortable access. You’ll be making the right choice when you gift her this spaghetti strap, scoop neck nighty. The Super Soft Nursing Nightgown has a clip down opening to make nursing at night as easy as it can be. Hello, perfect present for new nursing moms! Its removable pads and super soft finish ensure that she’ll remain comfortable when it’s time to get back to sleep.


8. Best Breastfeeding Care Kit:

Here’s what makes The Frida Mom Breast Care Self Care Kit an amazing gift: it’s stocked with the breast tools to make stubborn clogged ducts + let-down lags a thing of the past. Frida Mom supplies everything from a heated massager to reusable instant heat packs to breast sheet masks, she’ll have everything she needs to pamper herself. Because the only thing sucking should be her baby. Gift this to your best friend, your soul sister, your number one mom pal…women supporting women, breasts supporting breasts!


9. Best Breast Masks:

This gift has got a real wow factor. Give nursing boobs a well-deserved spa sesh with soothing Breast Sheet Masks from Frida Mom. This mask helps slow the flow when weaning or overproducing with cabbage, jasmine + sage. For the mom who loves essential oils, gift this. Trust us, she’ll be over the moon!


10. Best Lactation Massager:

Let this present speak for itself. The 2-in-1 Lactation Massager from Frida Mom with adjustable modes gently brings warm vibrations to break up the milk traffic jam so mama can get to the let-down faster + easier. She can even use the different sides + ends to help unclog stubborn ducts and empty breasts. If you’re shopping for a mom who is struggling with uncooperative ducts, this is the best gift ever. It’s about time her boobs got some good vibes.


11. Best Breast Warmers:

There’s nothing more frustrating (or painful) than stubborn milk that just won’t release. She might not say it out loud, but she sure is thinking it! Read mama’s mind by gifting her the Instant Heat Breast Warmers by Frida Mom. They’re hands-free, reusable click-to-heat packs that warm her boobs to help speed up let-down and loosen blockages + clogged ducts. Soothe the mama in your life, help your wife get relief in the breast way possible! She can use before or after nursing and while pumping to milk it for all it’s worth.


12. Best Postpartum Recovery Kit:

The bathroom recovery regimen she won’t want to pee without. This gift may not be glam, but it sure is a lifesaver! If your BFF or big sis just gave birth, she will LOVE this gift! Frida Mom's Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit contains everything mama needs to jump-start recovery during those first few visits to the bathroom.

Contains: Disposable Postpartum Underwear - Size Regular, Waist 28" - 42" (4 pairs), Instant Ice Maxi Pads (4 pads), Perineal Cooling Pad Liners (24 witch hazel liners), Perineal Healing Foam (net 5 fl. oz.), Toilet-top storage caddy 

 

 

BEST CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR BABY:
Baby Gifts That Mom Will Love

A gift for baby can be a gift for mom if it’s one of these! The best advancements in childcare technology plus super fun and cute features make these products a fantastic way to show her you care.

1. Best Baby Playpen:

The Babyni is both an extra bed and an area for baby wherever mom goes. The perfect gift for the mom and baby on the go, we also like this one for grandparents, so they always have a spot for their new grand baby. Thanks to its pop-up system, it puts together and folds back up in just a second. Safe and comfortable, it is UPF 50+, has a mosquito net for days spent outdoors, and is a perfect mattress for nap time.


2. Best Newborn Lounger:

Give the gift of safe sleep with the Cosydream by Babymoov. It features an innovative and patented roll that keeps baby's legs raised and helps avoid colic and reflux issues. The Cosydream also features a built-in head positioner to support and shape baby’s head. For the sister-in-law who has it all, this gift is a winner as it’s one of the best baby loungers out there. Her baby will benefit from optimal comfort thanks to the shape-memory foam and breathable fabrics. The Cosydream is also machine washable, something mom and dad will be sure to appreciate!


3. Best Newborn Crib & Playyard:

Like every new parent, the mama in your life longs to adventure out of her home worry-free, but traveling with a baby can present some challenges! The Babymoov Naos Crib & Play Yard 2-in-1 brings the comfort of home everywhere she goes. Lightweight and compact, the Naos weighs only 8.8lbs. It can be taken anywhere and can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a backpack. If you need a gift for a new mom who is on-the-go, and a gift that makes life easier, this is the best baby crib and play yard you can give. Easy to set up thanks to its patented system, it can be unfolded or refolded in less than a minute. Memory foam mattress and carrying bag are included.


4. Best Diaper Backpack:

Named after the mountainous countryside region of ‘Le Sancy’ in France, the Babymoov changing backpack offers high-performance features, durability, and urban style for active moms and dads. Unzip the external front pocket to unfold a removable thick changing mat with additional storage sleeves and translucent compartments for changing essentials. Thick padding on the back guarantees extended support and comfort, and inside there’s an XL insulated compartment. With countless helpful and stylish details, you can’t go wrong with this awesome gift. New moms will love the best diaper bag for style and storage!


5. Best Baby Food Processor:
 

With the Babymoov Duo Meal Station, mom and dad can cook two things at once with ease. Parents that shop organic will appreciate the ability to make their own baby food! The Duo Meal Station saves time in the kitchen, so there’s more time to hang out with the little one, and isn’t that the best gift of all? The only baby food processor with 6 different functions: steam, blend, sterilize (up to 3 full-size bottles), defrost, reheat, and warm bottles. All of these functions are easily managed thanks to its LCD screen. Since it sterilizes and warms bottles, Duo Meal Station can be used from birth, making it the perfect gift for anyone with a newborn. It also comes with a spatula and 100+ free recipes to guide her through baby's first meals!

 

BEST STOCKING STUFFERS FOR MOM:

Looking for a little something to surprise her with this season? Look no further!

1. Best Maternity Compression Socks:

Relief from tired, achy legs is the best gift of all! Mama will rejoice in our Knee High Compression Socks. Swelling in the feet and ankles can be inevitable during pregnancy, or after delivery, and compression is key for comfort. For a gift that offers immediate relief, choose this! She can put these compression socks on first thing in the morning during and after pregnancy to hold off swelling and prevent varicose veins.


2. Best Maternity Accessory:

You know what makes a great gift? Our Cotton Mama Baseball Cap! It features adjustable hardware, so it fits to her exactly, and has an oh-so-cute embroidered "Mama" across the front. Now, she can protect her glowing face from the sun in style. Shopping for a trendy mom? A sporty mom? An active mom? All moms will love this hat!


3. Best Practical Gift:

A fun twist on the biggest accessory of the year, the Face Mask, this is still an awesome gift. This three pack includes three bright and playful versions in breathable cotton to mix and match with any look. Since we have to wear them, they might as well be cute, right?


4. Best Stocking Stuffer for the Bump:

She can say goodbye to bulky maternity belts and say hello to a more discrete option. Pregnancy tape offers belly support and comfort with a soft, thin cotton material that easily hides under any outfit. Step-by-step guide included. Offer support with this helpful gift for expecting moms.

 

The Softest Sweaters Make the Best Gifts:

Tell mama to grab a cup of cocoa, because you’re giving her the coziest gift of the season: the best maternity sweaters that are as soft as they are stylish.

1. Best Maternity Cardigan:

A perfect addition to any outfit, the Button Front Maternity Sweater will flatter every mama, which makes it a go-to gift she’ll love. She can wear it open or closed, noon or night, and enjoy the bump-friendly fit. The soft shaker stitching and flowing sleeves are adorable touches on this cold-weather staple and deliver easy-breezy style.


2. Best Maternity Sweater:

The delicate Balloon Sleeve Maternity Sweater is waiting to welcome its wearer into a cozy embrace. The epitome of comfy yet cute, she’ll be positively glowing in this roomy sweater at any stage of her pregnancy and beyond. Gift away, because she can never have too many sweaters, especially when they're as soft as this crew-neck beauty! Also available in Plus Sizes.


3. Best Maternity Jumpsuit:

While technically not a sweater, this French Terry Jogger Maternity Jumpsuit is so comfy-cozy we couldn’t resist including it on this list. It comes with a removable tie waist and a sleeveless design to provide optimal comfort. Every mama needs a jumpsuit like this one for those days when selecting pants and a top feels like too much hassle. This has all the cute with none of the fuss—plus it works during & after pregnancy. 3rd trimester mom gift? We think yes!

 

We hope your holiday season is merry and bright. Take a look at more of our amazing collections: Skin CareSolutions, Hospital Bag, and more!

 

 

 



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