When your best friend, sister or one of your most fave ladies is expecting, it’s quite easy to get caught up in the excitement of the imminent new arrival and forget about the mama-to-be. After all, buying teeny-tiny baby clothes and wondering what they’ll be like is so exciting!
But, while you’re busy buying cutesy items for the baby, why not treat mum to something special too? Afterall, she's the one doing all the hard work! As we type, our very own mama-to-be, WIATC founder, Hester is due to give birth any day, so we’re currently getting some gorgeous gifts together - like the one’s listed below (Hester, if you’re reading this look away now!).
If you need some gift inspo for the amazing mum-to-be in your life, check out a few of our fave ideas…
Tell your mama-to-be that you think she’s the bees-knees with this sweet bee necklace (£25.50) which comes with a personalised gift backing card - perfect for your own words of love and encouragement. This lovely heartfelt gift is guaranteed to make her smile whenever she looks at it - whether its during those middle of the night feeds, afternoon nap times or as baby enjoys a cuddle. Aaah.
Spoil mum pouch
Chances are mum-to-be’s thought of everything she’ll need for the baby, but not thought about those little pick-me-ups (and frankly, new mum necessities!) that she might want in the days after her little one arrives, so a ‘mum pouch’ could be the ideal gift. Spoil her by filling this Mama you got this pouch (£20.00) with treats such as a bar (or three!) of her fave chocolate, some tasty nuts (to keep her going through the night feeds!), nipple balm, nail polish (for when she gets 5 minutes for a quick me-time-mani), a travel size perfume, dry shampoo and little words of encouragement. One of our fave finds are these lovely yesmum affirmation cards which will remind her just how amazing she's doing.
Mama’s initial necklace
With everything and everyone seemingly focused on the baby - in the run up to and after the birth - give mum a gift that reminds her who she is, and that she’s not just somebody’s mama - she’s a go-getting, independent sassy lady, right?! We think this initial necklace (£26.00) is ideal and oh-so stylish. Personalise with her initial and a message from you, so when she catches sight of her reflection, or gets a glimpse of it in-between feeds, she’ll remember your words of encouragement and know that even through the sleepless nights; she got this!
Mama’s got a brand new (hospital) bag
Give the marvellous mum-to-be a hospital bag with a focus-on-her twist. Let’s face it, she’ll have packed the nappies, sleepsuits and baby’s all-important going home outfit, but what about her? Fill a tote (like this one or this one) with things mama loves, from magazines, to a new comfy top for her to go home in (this tee from Selfish Mother is perfect!) and some posh mini shower products; all the little things to help her feel a little more like herself as she master’s the first few hours of being a mama!
You are doing great pouch
This lovely little pouch would make for a wonderful gift for mum a few days into the awe-inspiring (and sometimes scary) world of motherhood. Perhaps take this you are doing great pouch (£16.50) filled with mum goodies like tasty chocolate truffles, Epsom salts for luxurious (and help with healing) bath times and a hand-written letter from you letting her know how great she’s doing, when you visit her and baby.