10 Gift Basket Ideas for Expecting Moms
Are you looking for a unique gift idea for a mom-to-be? New parents are often gifted items for the new baby, so it can be especially nice for an expecting mom to receive something just for her. For a special gift she will love, you can assemble a custom gift basket full of items she will use during pregnancy and beyond.
New mom gift baskets are a great gift idea for expecting moms following a pregnancy announcement, at a gender reveal party, as a baby shower gift, or really for any occasion leading up to the big event!
While it might seem intimidating to take on the task of creating your own gift basket, it can actually be really easy and inexpensive. The recipient will appreciate the special effort, and it’s a great way to share your excitement and show you care.
Start with a cute basket, bin, tote, or bag. Then, you can customize the contents, filling it with pregnancy must-haves and unique items that you know the mama-to-be will enjoy.
Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a list of 10 gift basket ideas for expecting moms to help get you started.
Snack items are the perfect addition to a gift basket for expecting moms. After all, her body is busy growing a tiny human and needs constant fuel to keep her going.
You can choose to fill her gift basket with nutritious snacks like dried fruit and nuts, salty or sweet treats like chips and chocolate, snacks to help with morning sickness like saltine crackers and ginger ale, or common pregnancy cravings like pickles and ice cream.
Snacks are an easy and inexpensive way to personalize her gift basket, so have fun with it!
2. Pampering Self-Care
Moms-to-be have a lot on their plate while preparing for baby’s arrival. From reading all the pregnancy books and preparing the nursery, to making freezer meals and attending countless doctor’s appointments, it can all be exhausting. Often times, self-care may fall to the side, precisely when she needs it the most.
Encourage her to take a little me-time by including some pampering self-care items in her expecting mama gift basket. This could include things like a scented candle, foot soak, cozy socks, or a sleep mask.
There are also many products made specifically for pregnant mamas, like Little Miracle Preggo Belly Oil by Tiny Human Supply Co.
When used during pregnancy, this belly oil helps reduce stretch marks and soothes itchiness by boosting skin elasticity in her growing belly, breast and hip areas. This is a must-have gift basket idea for expecting moms!
3. Water Bottle
Every mom-to-be needs a cute water bottle to help her to stay hydrated throughout the day. But don’t give her just any water bottle in her gift basket, give her the Bink Mama Bottle! The first-ever water tracking bottle specifically designed to support you through pregnancy and breastfeeding to meet your daily recommended water needs.
The Bink Mama Bottle water bottle shows you the recommended amount of water you should drink each day and provides you a simple, intuitive, timed guide to help you reach it. It is the simplest, most powerful tool to help you create an optimal environment to nourish and grow your baby and take care of yourself as well.
Made from glass and silicone, this comfortable carry cup has the perfect grip. It also has a wide mouth for easy filling and cleaning, and is dishwasher safe. This cute water bottle makes hydration and self-care for mamas super easy.
4. Comfy Clothes
It goes without saying that a woman’s body changes a lot throughout pregnancy, and a new mom will need a new wardrobe to accommodate her growing body. A great item to include in an expecting mom’s gift basket is a comfy and cute clothing item, such as pajamas, tops, or dresses.
We love this tunic dress by Aubrey Morris. Made with curves in mind, this on-trend dress not only looks great, it is also super comfortable. Mamas can wear this dress during pregnancy as well as postpartum, whether running errands or relaxing at home.
5. Something to Read or Watch
As busy as an expecting mama is, she will likely tire much more easily than she did pre-pregnancy. For another gift basket idea for expecting moms, give her something fun to read or watch while she relaxes with her feet up at the end of a long day!
Reading material could include pregnancy or baby name books, her favorite author’s latest novel, or light and indulgent magazines.
Or include a subscription to a new streaming service so she can binge a new show or watch her favorite movies again and again. This gift will also come in handy for those late-night feedings and long snuggles with her new little one!
6. Keepsake Item
Moms-to-be will also appreciate receiving sentimental keepsake items in her gift basket. Things like ultrasound frames, baby books, milestone sets, and photo frames are all things a new mom will love to have so she can document all the special little moments when her little one arrives.
A unique keepsake gift basket idea for expecting moms is this birth announcement disc.
This beautiful wooden disc makes a great gift and is the perfect size for adding to a gift basket. New moms can pack this in their hospital bag for a special way to announcement baby’s arrival. After, she can keep it as a beautiful keepsake to remember the special day forever.
7. Baby Outfit
Even though this is a gift basket for mom, it’s OK to include something for baby, too. Especially if it’s in an item that she will adore, like an extra special baby outfit.
This adorable I Love You Footie by Cat & Dogma is gender neutral and great for gifting. We love the all over script print in cream and grey on the softest organic cotton. This one-piece outfit is perfect for little ones, providing plenty of comfort and style with easy zip closure. A perfect way to share the love!
8. Gift Cards
Who doesn’t love gift cards? They make a great gift for any occasion, including in a gift basket for expecting moms.
Wondering what kind of gift cards are appropriate for a mom-to-be? Honestly, anything goes.
Some ideas include a gift card to a spa, restaurant or food delivery service, coffee shop, cleaning service, maternity clothes shop, or baby store. The possibilities are endless, and really depends on what the mom-to-be would most enjoy.
9. Breastfeeding Essentials
If the expecting mom you are shopping for is planning to breastfeed, there are lots of breastfeeding essentials that can be included in a gift basket for new moms. Some ideas include nursing pads, lactation cookies or tea, or a nursing cover.
Another breastfeeding essential we highly recommend is this Nipple Crack Nipple Balm by Tiny Human Supply Co. This certified organic nipple balm is a lifesaver to prevent and heal dry, cracked, sore, and bleeding nipples while breastfeeding. The mama-to-be in your life will thank you for this little gem!
10. Diaper Bag
Interested in an out-of-the-box gift basket idea? Instead of filling a basket with goodies, why not use a diaper bag for a bonus gift? This idea is super practical and will get a ton of use once baby arrives.
We love KeaBabies Explorer Diaper Backpack, the perfect backpack for travel and outdoors. This backpack makes it easy to keep all of baby’s essential items packed and organized with multiple pockets and compartments.
Pack this stylish backpack with all your gifts for the mama-to-be and finish with a bow for the ultimate gift basket idea for expecting moms.