7 Thoughtful Baby Shower Gifts For Moms

thoughtful baby shower giftsLet’s start off by acknowledging how squishy and adorable Noah is in this picture? Thank heavens I’m pregnant again, because this picture gives me automatic baby fever! I have a lot of pregnant friends right now, so baby showers are on my brain. It can be hard to know what to get an expecting mom, if you aren’t a mom yourself. Sure you can stick to the registry, which is a good idea, but it’s also fun to give a thoughtful baby shower gift. I like to look back at when Noah was first born, and think about all of the things that I used, and didn’t use. I also like to think of those things that were total lifesavers in the beginning weeks!

  1. A Prenatal Massage Gift Card– This is the ultimate relaxation time for any mama to be. I remember how relaxed I felt when I went to get my first prenatal massage. It was such a nice time for me to get pampered, and reflect on the fact that I was about to become a mom for the first time. This isn’t a gift most people think about, so it will be a unique one, that she will love. I promise.
  2. A Meal Train Calendar– This will take a little more time, but it will be so worth it; she will love this gift. Reach out to all of her local friends via, and plan a meal train calendar (basically have people sign up for days they can bring a meal by after baby is born). This can be tricky because babies can come early or late, so go ahead and just leave the exact dates off. Just start 3 days after the baby is born, and make it up that way. So the first person will being a meal on day 3 which will most likely be the first day baby is brought home, and then add in friends for the days after.
  3. Date-Night Gift Card– Once baby comes, date night gets put on the back burner for a little while. Treat the mama to be to a gift card that her and her husband can use before the baby comes. That evening will be really special to her, and to her husband. It’s always nice to get out and spend quality one-on-one time together before baby is born.
  4. Something That Your Baby Loved- If you’re a mom, think of those items your little one loved so much, and get those for your friend. Also think of those things that were complete life-savers for you as a new mom. For me, Noah was obsessed with the hands-up swaddle, so I’ve already given that to one of my friends who is expecting soon. Another must-have for us in the beginning was the rock n play. Noah spent so much time napping in that thing, and I could easily fold it up and take it along with me.
  5. Maid Service Gift Card– This would have been amazing for right before Noah was born, and also for after! It can be hard to keep up with house cleaning with a newborn. It also is nice to have a good deep cleaning done right before baby is born, so when you arrive back home everything is nice and clean! If you like to clean and want to save some money, offer to do it yourself. Give her some days/times you would be available and show up with your scrubbing gloves on!
  6. Something Handmade– I’m a total grandma, and love to crochet. I’ve made blankets for people in the past, and they always love them. They have specific cozy baby yarn that you can buy. If you can sew or knit, I’m sure you can come up with something even more amazing!
  7. Meal Delivery Subscription– Total lifesaver! I’m not talking about the ones that deliver you ingredients to cook with. I’m talking about the ones that deliver fully cooked meals, so all the new mama has to do is pop her meal in the microwave. My favorite meal delivery subscription service is Freshly! All of the meals are so delicious, and it makes life so easy. You can actually use code ig639 to get $20 off a 6 meal plan.


  1. Jeni on April 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

    This is a FABULOUS list. I feel like it should be included on every Baby Shower invite. We didn’t do a meal train adn I so wish we had! And we bought ourselves maid service, wah wah. With the next baby, I am absolutely getting a meal delivery subscription. There’s only so much frozen crap you can handle!

    Also – prenatal massage! Every Mom needs one even if she thinks she doesn’t!

  2. jessica on April 5, 2017 at 10:59 am

    #5 for life!

  3. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels on April 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Such great ideas! 1, 3 and 5 were on my list too. A meal delivery service is such an amazing idea too!

  4. Amanda | Maple Alps on April 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    These are great ideas! I was running out of ideas for baby showers!

  5. Megan on April 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Love these ideas! Especially the massage and date night gift cards!

    xo Megan | pinebarrenbeauty.com

  6. Ashley on April 5, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I love the idea of having a meal calendar already set up so that you can give that to her! Thats a SPECTACULAR Idea!! I will need to do this next time I’m at a baby shower 🙂

  7. Santana bland on April 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    My sister is about to have a baby but unfortunately she lived halfway across the country so I won’t make it to her baby shower. I love the idea of giving a gift card to a prenatal massage. I can imagine you would need it when pregnant!

  8. monic on April 5, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I would totally love number 7 thats one of the last things I prob have motivation to do

    Simply Sutter

  9. Annette on April 5, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    These are so good. I love wine so one of my friend’s bought me my favorite wines so when I was ready to enjoy a glass (post pregnancy and nursing), they would be waiting for me! xx

  10. Sarah K Tripp on April 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    These are such good ideas! I’m going to remember the massage for the future! xx

  11. Lindsay on April 7, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I love the idea of a massage or date night gift card! It’s so hard to make the time To go out, but also so important!

  12. Hillary on April 7, 2017 at 1:29 am

    These are great ideas! I have a baby shower coming up, so this is perfect! Thank you!


  13. Rachel on April 7, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Great list! I love the meal train idea, I will be doing that for my BFF that’s due in a few months!

  14. Jaime on April 7, 2017 at 7:35 am

    This post is AWESOME! Seriously, I would have loved any of these gifts!! XO, Jaime
    Sunflowers and Stilettos

  15. Breyona Sharpnack on April 8, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    A lot of people forget about the mommy when gifting for new babies. My friend thought outside of the box my last pregnancy and she had purchased me a gift card for a 90 minute massage. it was the best gift ever.

  16. emily on April 10, 2017 at 9:46 am

    All of these are super thoughtful gifts. I have a few pregnant friends, so this list comes in handy!

  17. Kristin Leahy on April 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    So many great thoughtful gift ideas! I’ll keep these in mind since I have a couple showers coming up!

  18. maria on April 12, 2017 at 8:28 am

    omg how precious!

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