The 2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Expecting & New Mamas

April 24, 2021 3 min read

Editor: Callan 

Sometimes you just have to tell people what you want for Mother’s Day. If not, you might end up with a “mom” coffee mug for the 3rd year in a row (I mean they’re great…but I’m running out of cabinet space). Especially if you’re expecting or just had a baby, there’s things YOU actually need. And things you’d rather pick out for yourself. So, we made this easy. Send this list over to your partner, sister, mom, – whoever – and get something for you.

The 1st – 2nd Trimester Mama: It’s Tee-Shirt Time 

For that just-pregnant, glowing mama-to-be, we love a gift that keeps the celebration of this exciting time in her life going. A message tee is practical – her bump is growing, but her clothes aren’t  and it’s just fun! Everyone loves a pregnant lady, especially when the bump is noticeable enough to ask, “when are you due?” And a tee-shirt announcing the good news makes asking this question an even safer bet. Plus, they’re great for announcements, Instagram photo shoots and gender reveals. 



Help her share the big news with the world in style in the Mama to Be Maternity Graphic Tee. This short sleeve, screen print tee features side ruching for a perfect fit all pregnancy long. 

Is she having a girl? She’ll be heart-eyed over this Sweet Baby Girl Maternity Graphic Tee. This simple and easy-to-style tee will be a favorite all pregnancy long. 

Or is she having a boy? Our Boy Oh Boy Maternity Graphic Tee comes in a super soft cotton material with side ruching for a grow-with-the bump fit. 

In the Mamma “Chari-Tee,” she can show off her new name while doing some good! $2 per tee is donated to nonprofit organizations benefiting mothers & babies in need. 

The 2nd – 3rd Trimester Mama: Let’s Pack that Hospital Bag 

If she’s getting close to “go time,” helping her pack her hospital bag with a thoughtful and practical gift is the way to go. The whole thing about having a baby is – we kind of forget about the mom! We’re so focused on the thousands of things the baby is going to need, that we forget that mom needs some stuff too. So, get her something cozy to wear at the hospital (it’s cold in there!), or get her something to help with recovery. Trust us, she’s gonna need it. 


The kit for when s%*t gets real. From Frida Mom, this is the motherload of postpartum must-haves, from first contractions to first post-baby toilet trip. This kit includes everything she’ll need for labor, delivery, and recovery, including a delivery and nursing gown, disposable underwear, cooling pads and more. 

This is the perfect addition for mom's hospital bag! These non-slip machine washable socks are super soft and add a little humor and comfort to delivery. 

A pretty, comfortable robe is a hospital bag must-have. Remember – it’s cold in there! It’s also perfect for pregnancy, nursing, and way beyond. 


The Brand-New MamaGive Her What She Really, Really Wants  

If I’m being honest, what she really wants is a nap. So, any and all gifts should be accompanied by some “I’ll hold your baby while you go lay down” time. She’s got a lot going on – so a gift that adds some function to her life is going to go a long way. Sometimes just getting dressed for guests is a whole thing, so give her the gift of clothes that are actually comfortable, functional, and made for her recovering body. 

Stylish and practical, this set features a robe, pajama bottoms and a top complete with clip-down nursing access for quick and easy breastfeeding. Comfortable enough to stay in for hours on end, but cute enough that she’ll feel covered and ready for last minute visitors.  

The foundation of any nursing mamas wardrobe, she can’t have too many of these camis. They make every outfit nursing-friendly, provide additional support and coverage, and will be her new go-to top.   

In soft jersey knit, this little number sleeps like a dream. Plus, its clip-down straps make midnight feedings effortless. Extra points for being cute enough to rock all day long. 

 BONUS: The Gift for Any Mom 

The simplest of gifts is sometimes the best gift. And there’s really nothing better – or easier – than an e-gift card. No need to guess her size or style, she’s free to pick out whatever she wants. So, whether it’s an add on to another gift, or the main event, she’ll appreciate the chance to “add to cart” completely guilt free.

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