Thursday, January 11, 2018

Five Gift Ideas for an Expectant Mom


If you have a friend or coworker who is expecting a baby, then you want to buy a gift for her that she will love. Why not go with something that is a little out of the ordinary? Consider five non-traditional gift ideas for an expectant mom.


Nursery Wall D├ęcor

Most moms-to-be spend a lot of time decorating their baby’s nursery. They set the color theme and get a crib and changing table in a style they love. One gift idea for her and her baby is art for the walls of the nursery. For instance, a full color illustration from a classic nursery rhyme is a fun idea. Or, choose a framed poster of a favorite book or movie character beloved by children. Be sure to choose a piece of artwork with colors in its design that match the color theme of your friend’s nursery.



Clothing with a Fun Twist

Baby clothes are always a welcome gift for moms-to-be. But, instead of getting a generic onesie or t-shirt, try getting one that displays her love of a particular team. For example, an item of baby Angels clothing would be perfect for an expectant mom who is a great fan of that baseball team. She will be pleased about the item of clothing as well as her chance to express her love for her favorite team!

With it being winter now, I found the adorable Cowboys pom hat pictured above. So, so cute for the kiddos, and it makes me giggle just looking at it. Those poms are adorable and baby will be cozy warm!

Extras She May Forget

Some moms-to-be have so many items on their to-do list they forget some of the most important things for the baby. One extra she may forget is a second fitted sheet for her crib mattress. A second fitted sheet comes in handy when the first one is soiled in the middle of the night due to a leaky diaper! A plush blanket for her baby in winter and an extra cushion for the changing table are other ideas. Think about what she will need, but may not remember to grab on one of her many trips through the baby store. She’s sure to be grateful for your gift when she realizes its usefulness. 

A Baby Mat

A baby mat makes a great gift for a mom to use when her baby begins to explore. She can put her baby on the mat so he or she can explore, wiggle and take in the sights and sounds all around. Though the mom-to-be won’t use this gift right away, she will be glad to have it when she is supposed to start giving her baby some tummy time.

Traveling Gear

New moms and dads have a lot of gear to carry around when traveling with baby. Diapers, bottles, toys, pacifiers and wipes are just a few of the items in a diaper bag. Many moms-to-be appreciate a second diaper bag to use while their main bag is being washed. Having a second diaper bag means she can take her baby and all of her baby’s supplies along to the grocery store, to the post office or on other errands even if her main bag is not available.

Finally, take a little time to think of a gift that will be both practical and fun for a mom-to-be. Thinking about the interests and needs of a mom-to-be will help you end up with a gift she will absolutely love. 

22 comments:

Stacie said...

These are such cute ideas! I love the sports-themed items for the family of super fans out there.

Sandee said...

These are all great ideas and especially for first time moms. What a great way to help them along.

Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

Jessica Taylor said...

These are great ideas! My best friend is due in March and I have yet to get her a gift!

Bill Sweeney said...

These are great gift ideas for expectant moms. I would recommend them to anyone who is expecting a child.

Unknown said...

I love these ideas! The second diaper bag really does come in handy. The baby mat provides a nice clean space for babies - another must have when on the go.

crownthequeen said...

Traveling gear is often overlooked. I love to gift mothers baby carrier like Ergos, LilleBaby or Kinderpacks. Also travel snack bags that are reusable like Stashers are always a hit

Pat Hatt said...

Baby mats sure go over well, until the poop machines start to eat them lol

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

These are all awesome gift suggestions for a baby shower. I was the same way too, if not for my mom, I would have been a mess because of some important things I forgot to get for my baby!

Sara Welch said...

The wall decor idea is brilliant! I've never thought of going that route before.

Pam said...

These are all great ideas for baby shower gifts that expectant parents will really like. Travel gear is really important and lots of parents don't think about all the things they will need to be on the go.

Kristin said...

These are so so great!! what adorable ideas!

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

These are really great gift ideas! I have a few friends with their babies on the way, I will definitely get these for them!

Alicia Taylor said...

After having two kids myself, I always love giving moms the things they don't think about. One of my favorites is to include some gripe water. Most new moms haven't heard of it, but it's a life saver.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Great suggestions! I always try to buy the practical gifts since everyone else likes to buy the fun things. However, when my cousin decides to start a family, I am totally getting him that Green Bay baby set you have up there since he is a superfan!

Bismah Abdelgawad said...

Wonderful gift ideas for first time mom! I can totally agree with having an extra diaper bag handy. It was a real life saver for my family especially when we had to go out for an appointment. It just looks so much better carrying around a clean and neat bag than a dirty looking one.

~ Noelle said...

You know we love college football in the south.
I LOVE the sports theme stuff.

Colette S said...

And diapers. Always diapers :)

Kiwi said...

Nursery wall decor is fun. It would be a great way to spruce up a nursery that is temporary.

mail4rosey said...

definitely always diapers! :)

mail4rosey said...

Georgia was gallant 'til the very last note this year. I'm sure you were on the edge of your seat!

fashionmommy said...

Any gift is gratefully received but your ideas are actually thoughtful and useful too. Love that you've thought of things mom might forget.

ingrid said...

Fitted sheets plush blankets, diaper bags are all good ideas for the mom to be . What is also nice is a diaper cubby. It provides an easy diaper management of system for diapers disposable pail