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Mother’s Day gifts: essentials for the expecting mamas

All she wants is to have everything ready to go before the big day arrives!

Shirley Gomez
Senior Writer
APRIL 30, 2021 1:58 PM EDT

Whether she is experiencing the pregnancy journey for the first time or is a veteran mama, the weeks and days leading up to an expectant mother’s delivery date are filled with excitement and nervousness. At the end of the day, all she wants is to have everything ready to go before the big day arrives!

If you are a clueless partner, a sibling, or a very excited soon-to-be grandparent looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, we are here to extend our helping hand and guide you to bring some ease to the women that are about to perform life’s most significant miracle.

Find below a curated list of essentials for all the soon-to-be mamas out there!

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Kyte BABY’S new underwear and leggings are perfect for prenatal and postnatal wear with their over-the-belly line, especially if you have a cesarean. Unlike other apparel, Kyte BABY has the softest clothing for mom (and babies, like the world’s greatest sleep bags, footies, rompers, and all clothing) that are economically sourced out of bamboo!

Bamboo is three degrees cooler than cotton while also being hypoallergenic. The founder’s daughter suffered from infant eczema, and she needed comfortable clothing for her at night time for her sensitive, itchy skin; bamboo’s buttery soft fabric was the best answer for her baby girl!

She invested and created Kyte BABY for all babies, and mommies too! The fabric itself also promotes the smart use of resources and sustainability. Bamboo is the best choice for your family and the planet’s future.

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Packing that hospital bag? Giftgowns are hospital gowns but with a unique twist. They come in a wide assortment of colors and oh-so-cute designs available in a maternity line. They’re great for recovery, long-term hospital stays, and at-home care.

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Streignth Sportswear

Streignth Sportswear is the must-have athleisure gear young adults are craving this spring! Using high-quality materials made to last, their best-selling hoodies and joggers from The Golden Standard Collection are quickly becoming a staple for everyday wear.

Their hoodies are designed for maximum comfort and durability!

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While pregnant or breastfeeding, mama doesn’t want toxins entering her body. Turn to mindalt, the mood-enhancing, toxin-free deodorant that is made for our current times. Self-care is more important today than it ever has been, and the simple act of applying deodorant has turned into a refreshing ritual that lasts all day. Non-toxic naturally-occurring ingredients blend to create non-toxic mindsets while eliminating odor—all-natural, aluminum-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free.

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MÉRV Skincare

A side effect of pregnancy is the havoc it may wreak on one’s skin. MÉRV is a natural skincare line that is EASY (no more multi-step program requiring harsh products)! It provides effective products that nourish your skin while reducing environmental harm. Made with replenishing and antioxidant-rich ingredients, MÉRV’s Facial Oils leave your skin refreshed, balanced, and naturally glowing. Plus, the smell will rejuvenate the senses.

INSTA-LYTES by BEAM-Minerals© BEAM-Minerals


It may be common to experience leg cramps during and after pregnancy — INSTA-LYTES is here to help. BEAM-Minerals INSTA-LYTES is an electrolyte misting spray that starts working immediately to resolve cramps, eliminate body aches, clear lactic acid, and detox the cells. Just spray it where you are cramping, and the electrolytes will get to work.

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Beluga Baby

Most new parents instinctively know that they want to be close to their little ones. Having your baby next to your skin, or carried by you somehow, is not only good for the wearer, but it’s also good for the baby, too! That’s where babywearing comes in.

All you need is a Beluga Baby Wrap carrier to keep your tiny tot close. In a Beluga Baby Wrap, your baby will cry 40 percent less. In cases where babies are constantly in the arms of their caregiver, continuous crying is virtually unheard of. Plus, the Beluga Baby Wrap is made with a soft, breathable bamboo blend fabric that allows for a unique four-way stretch.

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If you’re gifting a boujee mom that still has a little one running around, Joolz positive-design strollers are an upgrade from the basic stroller. The award-winning brand is recognized around the world for superior safety, functionality, and sleek style. The brand currently makes four models of strollers with unique features to fit different lifestyles. The Joolz Aer is the model for easy everyday use at only 13.4 lbs with a one-handed quick fold. Their Hub+ is more ideal for bumpy city terrain and features front and rear LED lights.

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piccolo mumi cubes

piccolo mumi cubes are fantastic for packing any size travel bag, and maximize luggage space. Thanks to the cubes moms can travel organized and reduce the mess.

This lightweight durable nylon material, comes with double zippers and its great to pack clothes, blankies, diapers, or any other travel necessities neatly into their own spaces without wasting time looking for what you need.

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When you’re expecting a baby, your list of things to purchase may feel never-ending. Lansinoh, a global leader in the breastfeeding market, has various high-quality and affordable options for new moms. Their quietest pump yet, the Smartpump 2.0 Double Electric Breast Pump, allows you to pump comfortably and confidently anywhere discreetly. Designed for mom‘s comfort with ComfortFit flanges, customizable settings, and adjustable hospital strength suction. It connects seamlessly to the Baby 2.0 app via Bluetooth to automatically track your pumping sessions and more.

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Venus ET Fleur Maison Collection

Venus ET Fleur’s new Maison Collection features first-to-market Eternity Flowers. Real flowers that last a whole year with no maintenance. Each arrangement in the collection features an exclusive handcrafted porcelain vase featuring a smooth, matte finish inspired by classic Roman mythology and architecture and Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

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Lift Chocolate

Lift Chocolate is looking to make life’s moments more special with high-quality and all-natural ingredient chocolates. Lift Chocolate delivers handmade specialty chocolates crafted with pure ingredients and master skills. They look incredible, so good that you might hesitate, just for a sec, before deciding to indulge!

Founder Brandon Busch is a former active duty the United States Marine Corps helicopter pilot and current reservist. He makes moments more special with his premium ingredient chocolates. These artistic and innovative flavor combinations and spring novelty pieces are not available anywhere else! The brand makes the best gourmet chocolate products available today.

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Absolutely! Gluten Free

No matter the reason you choose to eat gluten-free, Absolutely! Gluten Free’s line of real, wholesome snacks and treats are the perfect choice for any occasion. Stock up for school or work snacks, family dinners, or small celebrations, or to make your mom something extra special for Mother’s Day. Absolutely! Gluten Free is so good that everybody will want to eat them! The delicious product line includes crackers and flatbreads, coconut chews, and macaroons.

Elements Truffles© Elements Truffles

Elements Truffles

Elements Truffles is an Ayurveda-inspired line of clean chocolates that taste good and do good — for the body, mind, and community. These chocolates are handmade with just cacao and honey and infused with Ayurveda Superfoods and pure essential oils, which lends to its unique flavor profile and melt-in-the-mouth texture.

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Favorite Day

If the expecting mom wants a snack, she needs to have the best options! Favorite Day, Target’s latest food and beverage brand designed to help anyone make time for delicious moments.

The fantastic overall brand includes two tasty product lines: Favorite Day Bakery, offering a delicious variety of assorted baked goods including cupcakes and bread; and Favorite Day Gourmet, a collection of decadent, high-quality sweets spanning ice cream, baked goods, and beyond.

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The Story of Mom By Vanessa Parks

How often do we look at our mothers as fully-realized people of their own, outside of their relationship to ourselves and their role as “mom”? Probably not as often as we should! The Story of Mom is here to help with that. This lovely keepsake journal features dozens of questions that will prompt mom to recall and share memories, both big and small, and will allow you to record the highs and lows, laughs, loves, and the wisdom mom has learned throughout her life. The Story of Mom is a beautiful way to deeply connect with your mom, learn the stories that shaped her life, and share these experiences with future generations.

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What It Means to Be a Mom By Jewel Nunez

Perfect for moms or moms-to-be, What It Means to Be a Mom is a lighthearted look at the daily challenges and triumphs of motherhood and a celebration of the humor, heart, and chaos packed into every mother’s day. This inspirational and motivational book puts a laugh-out-loud and relatable spin on everything from sleep deprivation to stepping on toys you know you told your kids to put away to facing that never-ending mountain of laundry. From the amusing to the heartwarming to the inspirational, What It Means to Be a Mom will remind parents why they love their children every day, no matter the escapades they may find themselves in.

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The Wooden Wick Co.

Give the expecting mom a creative experience this Mother’s Day with The Wooden Wick Co.’s newly curated Spring DIY kits. Use code: MAKEWITHMOM21 for a discount.

Joel Nolan© Joel Nolan

Joel Nolan

A purpose-driven candle brand founded by entrepreneur Joel Nolan. The candle line is an extension of who Joel is. “Every scented candle I make is inspired by a person or a place that has positively impacted my life,” said Joel.

The 9-ounce candles are made with coconut wax and lead-free all-natural wicks using premium fragrances appealing to all genders. All come in the signature Joel Nolan smoked glass for an elegant and clean presentation.