Baby Shower Gifts for Mom (Not Baby!)
You are headed to celebrate your friend and her soon to be newborn baby…there will be cupcakes, baby games, and so much cuteness! While onesies, diapers, bottles, and baby clothes are typical things to buy for a baby shower you may want to consider a few thoughtful baby shower gifts for mom (not baby!).
Don’t get me wrong, of course you want to help mom-to-be prepare for her new baby. New moms are overwhelmed with thoughts about saving for baby, imagining how her life will change, and how she will be as a mom. The support from family and friends is amazing when planning for that little bundle of joy to arrive home.
Mom-to-be isn’t expecting to be showered with gifts for herself…but really she is doing an incredible amount of work growing a HUMAN! Right?
Not to mention, the sleepless nights and long days that are ahead of her when baby arrives. Mom-to-be totally needs to be pampered with some cool baby shower gifts that will help her be the best new mom to her sweet new baby!
I just found out that my sister is pregnant with her first baby, and I started making a list of the things I wish I had splurged on during my pregnancies. I plan on showering her with a few of these budget friendly baby shower gifts that are for mom and not just baby!
Baby shower gifts no one thinks of…
So, what is a good baby shower gift for mom?
I think when you are picking out a baby shower gift for mom, choose something that will help enhance her long days either prenatal and/or postnatal. Here are a list of 25 baby shower gift for mom (not baby!).
A good nursing dress is hard to find! I spent the first year of my baby’s life avoiding dresses because they were impossible wear and easily nurse. The ones I did find were so expensive that I figured I would just tough it out for a year. I found this adorable maternity/nursing dress for my sister and she loves it!
It’s perfect for when visitors come over to meet baby and it makes you feel a little more dressed up than staying in your pajamas all day!
This is a popular coffee cup for moms and would make a cool baby shower gift for the coffee loving mama.
It’s so important for a new mom to take care of her skin during and after pregnancy. Dry skin, stretch marks, and chapped lips are all common side effects of pregnancy. You can give this popular set as a baby shower gift for the new mom-to-be!
Missing out on adult beverages can be kind of a bummer! Help mom-to-be feel special with this mixology book of non-alcoholic drinks. Preggos can have fun too!
Our bodies can do some pretty amazing things. Growing a human is incredible! This pregnancy belly painting kit can be a special baby shower gift to celebrate mom and baby.
A tea gift set is one of the best baby shower gifts for mom. These teas can be used both before and after pregnancy for relaxing, calming nerves, energizing, and even helping with milk production post pregnancy.
*Remember to always check with your doctor before using this product to be sure it’s safe for you and baby!
Giving the gift of sleep is probably one of the best baby shower gifts you can give a mom. You can’t sleep during pregnancy because you are so uncomfortable as your belly grows. A comfortable nights rest is so useful for a pregnant mama!
8. Bump Boxes
These trimester boxes are such a fun way to celebrate each trimester. You can give just one or order a box to be delivered for each trimester. And these boxes are all about mama preparing for her new baby!
I love the products that are included because they are unique to each trimesters experiences. It’s a thoughtful baby shower gift that is especially easy to send to someone who lives far away!
Everybody loves essential oils! So many of my friends have turned to essential oils for safe and natural remedies. This book will help new moms find the best ways to use essential oils for themselves and their baby.
*Be sure to talk to your doctor before using essential oils during pregnancy and with baby.
10. Maternity Belt
While a maternity belt may seem kind of boring and practical. It’s actually something that I never splurged on, but wish I had!
A maternity belt can really help decrease back pain. My back pain carried over postpartum as well, and a maternity belt would have been a great support possibly decreased my pain postpartum. Relieving mom’s back pain is a baby shower gift she won’t forget!
These personalized necklaces are a trendy and fun way for a new mom to honor her life changing moment. This is such an easy necklace to add baby names in the future, too.
Baby’s can start teething 2-3 months before any teeth appear! That means they are chewing on everything for a long time. These necklaces are made of food grade silicone so it is totally safe for baby to eat and mom can look super cute, too!
Fox & Finn is one of my favorite jewelry brands. They have the best colors and style!
Nursing feels like a full time job especially in the beginning. These nursing covers are so pretty and functional!
It can be worn as a scarf, used to cover the carseat, or as a cover for the grocery cart. I love the versatility and it’s an easy way for mom to feel stylish while being 100% useful.
A cute pajama set is a must for every new mom. You will have lots of visitors and a nice pair of pajamas will help you feel totally comfortable.
I love nursing pajamas in black because I think it covers all the mess that is post-pregnancy. It just made me feel a little more pulled together while still being comfy. A good pair of pajamas is a great thing to buy for a shower!
Maternity underwear is one of those things that a new mom doesn’t want to spend her extra cash on, but it makes life so much more comfortable! Forget grabbing packaged underwear at the store, and try these maternity underwear that fit under the bump.
16. Nursing Bras
These nursing bras win for comfort and usability. A good nursing bra goes a long way when it comes to sticking with breastfeeding. No underwires are used in this bra and the bras are well structured to support a nursing mama.
17. Fun Nail Polish
When you are pregnant and gaining weight, sometimes a new mama can feel less than pretty. While you can’t do anything about the weight gain, you can help a mama feel fresh with a new nail polish.
You can include a gift certificate for a manicure/pedicure that she can use later on in the pregnancy when she can’t reach her toes. It’s also nice to have a manicure for when baby comes when she’s posing for those newborn photos!
A gift certificate for a prenatal massage can’t be beat! All the aches and pains that come along with pregnancy make a prenatal massage a perfect gift for mom to be.
During my pregnancies I had foot pain on my heels and I used a tennis ball to relieve the pain on my muscles.
You could also include these massage balls that are perfect for feet massages I love that this set includes a reflexology guide!
Nothing is more relaxing than a warm bath when you are pregnant. A nice bath takes all the stress off your joints. Organic bath bombs have an amazing smelling and are a fun way to add essential oils to your bath.
This is the Yoga workout I did during each of my pregnancies. I loved all the stretching and how it is specifically designed for each trimester. Yoga can really help you prepare for delivery and recovery postpartum.
The stretching is so good and relaxing! Sometimes I still break out these DVDs because I just love the pace of the videos. These Yoga pregnancy DVDs would be THE gift to buy for a baby shower gift for the active mama!
These may not be popular baby shower gifts, but they are definitely baby shower gifts for mom that she will love. I know if you choose something on this list you will make one new mama happy and feel totally special that you showered her with a few gifts!