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15+ Christmas Gifts for Expecting Mothers Under $30

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Looking for the best Christmas gifts for expecting mothers this holiday season? We have you covered with this Expecting Mothers Gift Guide — and they’re all under $30 to help you stick to your gift budget!

Gifts for Expecting Mothers

I had so much fun putting together this Expecting Mothers’ Gift Guide! In addition to thinking of things I have found to be helpful and fun to have in pregnancy, I also asked my followers on Instagram Stories to share their best suggestions.

Please note: I decided to stick with items that were specifically for moms, not something they would use for their baby. Sometimes I think we can more easily gravitate toward buying baby gifts for moms to be instead of buying her something to pamper her, help her enjoy the pregnancy more, or make her life easier or better.

pregnancy tracker gifts for expecting mothers

Christmas Gifts for Expecting Mothers

1. Pregnancy and Baby Milestone Tracker — If the mama to be you’re buying for is the type that would want to take weekly photos to document her pregnancy, this would be the perfect backdrop. I’ve seen multiple people use this on Instagram and they usually mark off the weeks with a Sharpie. If you got creative and figured out a reusable way to mark the weeks off, you could also re-use this for baby photos.

pregnancy journal gift ideas for expecting mothers

2. Pregnancy Journal — A memorable way to capture all the details of your pregnancy so your child can read it one day. (Or, just so you don’t forget!) There are many different journals available, but this one has really good reviews and ratings.

sonogram photo frame best gifts for expecting mothers

3. Sonogram Keepsake Photoframe — We were gifted a sonogram photo frame and it’s one of my favorite things. This is also a cool way to display your baby’s growth and development!

mama bear shirt gifts for expecting mothers

4. Cute Tee or Sweatshirt — For the newer pregnant mama, here’s a cute non-maternity sweatshirt (I got this recently and love it!) Here are a few maternity tees and sweatshirts I saw that were very reasonably priced: Snowman tee, Floral Mama/Baby, Tacos for Two, and Pregnancy Countdown Tee.

exercise ball

5. Exercise Ball — I cannot sing the praises of exercise balls enough. If you have back pain or hip pain in pregnancy, this will provide incredible relief if you sit on it for at least an hour or two each day (I usually sit on it while working at my computer for part of the day). I also usually use a ball during labor and even used it last birth during delivery!

cozy slippers

6. Slippers — This is a great gift for moms to be to wear around the house in the last few months when their feet might be swollen and for those first few days after delivery when you just want to hang out in the comfiest clothes. Also, these might be great to bring with you to the hospital for the delivery.

cozy pajamas best gifts for expecting mothers

7. Comfy Pajamas — PJs are often not something that most moms will spend money on because they can seem extravagant when you can just wear a t-shirt and sweatpants. But there’s nothing quite like a new pair of pajamas to make you feel so pampered. I think this Pajama Set looks especially cozy and it has great reviews.

living proof dry shampoo

8. Living Proof Dry Shampoo — I love this dry shampoo so much and it is perfect on those days when you just don’t have the energy or time to wash your hair. I actually put it in the roots of my hair before bed every night and then put my hair up in a really high ponytail with a scrunchie. This allows me to only wash my hair once a week and to be able to fix my hair in just a few minutes every day.

water bottles Christmas gifts for expecting mothers

9. A Good Water Bottle — Expecting mamas need to drink a lot of liquid! A fun water bottle or cup can make water-drinking a lot more fun and easy to do!

practical help for expecting mothers

10. Practical Help — One way to bless a pregnant mom is to give her a coupon she can redeem for some kind of practical help — such as bringing over a hot dinner or that you’ll do their laundry one week or clean their house. You could also make some frozen dinners, lunch items, healthy snacks, or breakfast items.

mama to be necklace gift idea

Stocking Stuffers for Expecting Mothers

11. Jewelry — There are a lot of really beautiful jewelry pieces for moms to be such as bracelets and necklaces. Or, you could just give her some pretty earrings or a necklace that she’ll love.

lavender foot soak

12. Foot Soak — A pregnant mama’s feet can get so tired and swollen, especially near the end of pregnancy. Foot soak can be so soothing and also reviving.

Burt's Bees Care Package gifts for expecting mothers

13. Hand Repair Kit — My hands have been so much more dry since getting pregnant, so I think something like this Hand Repair Kit from Burt’s Bees would be a great stocking stuffer for expecting moms.

pregnancy socks

14. Cute Socks — Socks are always a great gift! I thought these were especially fun if the mama is planning a natural birth!

pregnancy tea

15. Pregnancy Tea (or other non-caffeinated tea that is safe for pregnancy) — There are so many different teas out there that are formulated for pregnancy! (Note: I always recommend that you do your research before drinking and talk to your doctor if you’re not sure. Also, some teas should only be consumed in the third trimester.)

Bonus Ideas (Over $30)

Have a little extra wiggle room in your Christmas budget and willing to spend a bit more? Try one of these bonus Christmas gifts for expecting mothers:

Motherhood Maternity gift card

16. Gift Card to a Maternity Store — My parents gave me a gift card to Motherhood Maternity for my birthday and it was such a great gift!

spa treatment gifts for expecting mothers

17. Pedicure or Massage Gift Card — What mama to be wouldn’t love a pedicure or massage? (Note: If you’re giving a gift card for a massage, make sure that the place offers prenatal massages as not all places always do.)

Instacart Delivery for expecting mothers

18. Annual Subscription for Grocery Delivery — Someone on Instagram recommended this and I thought it was a brilliant idea! This way, you can order groceries from home and have them delivered! You could also pay for a monthly or quarterly house-cleaning service.

Salads for expecting mothers

19. Restaurant Gift Cards — So many people on Instagram suggested this one. Find out what the pregnant mom’s favorite restaurants are (bonus points if they offer takeout/delivery!) and buy her some gift cards so she doesn’t have to worry about some meals in upcoming months!

Preggie Pops for gift basket for mothers

20. Pampering Pregnancy or Postpartum Gift Basket (depending on when the mom to be’s due date is) — Early Pregnancy Gift Basket Ideas: Preggi Pops/Drops, Crackers, Ginger Ale, Lotion, Belly Butter, Restaurant Gift Cards, a Good Book, etc. Late Pregnancy Gift Basket Ideas: Nursing Tea, Snacks for Late Night Feedings, Under Eye Cream, Dry Shampoo, Cute Hair Scrunchies, Dark Chocolate, etc.

Looking for more ideas? Check out this list of Best Gifts for New Moms.

More Holiday Gift Guides

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Stay tuned as we roll out the rest of our gift guides this week — put together by several different team members!

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Can you think of any other great Christmas gifts for expecting mothers? I’d love to hear in the comments!

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  • Kristine says:

    Cute ideas!

    I wanted to comment on the sonogram frame/ keeping sonograms. They are printed on thermal paper and will fade away over time. Sadly, the ones of my oldest kiddos are almost completely gone!!

    I’m so glad someone told me this years ago and I scanned them all in to the computer to have a digital copy. I would’ve never thought of it!

    They are such precious pictures!

  • Sarah says:

    A new soft and comfy pillow, doesn’t have to be big, and blanket. Whether you’re doing home birth, birth center, or going to a hospital having something new and comfy and soft that’s all for you is so nice! Bringing things from home are so much more relaxing!

  • Lynne says:

    Thank you for these suggestions. I have a work friend who is carrying a baby with significant birth defects. I’ve been wanting to give her a gift but baby items seem sort of awkward since her daughter may not survive. I chose one of the ultrasound frames as that can be a forever keepsake. She has delighted in showing us the sonogram photos so this will be perfect.

  • Audrey says:

    I would recommend a MedCline pillow for pregnant mamas, especially as a gift from husband as they are more expensive. I would have loved one to help with heart burn during both my pregnancies. My husband has one now for other reasons and after trying it out I realized it would have been wonderful.

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