Looking for a thoughtful, practical pressie for an expecting mama?

While she’s doing all the hard work of growing a small human, we’re pretty sure that mum-to-be in your life deserves something special.

Here’s a wrap-up of the best – and most useful – presents around.

Luxe pyjamas

If you’re searching for a special gift that can not only be packed in the hospital bag but will also suit a mum who’s about to be spending a lot of time at home with a new bub, you really can’t go past a pair of silk jim-jams.

Shhh Silk has collaborated with iconic Beverly Hills Hotel to create the perfect stay-in collection of Silk Sleepwear. The 5-star hotel is best-known for its pink and white stripes and so the Pink Palace Stripe Collection was born. The range will not only include a range of sleepwear for mum, dad and children but also an eye mask, pillowcases and more.

Sleepwear is available in sizes small – XL, and range from $40 – $375.

The Shhh Silk brand has been spotted on celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kris Jenner, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus so it’s only fitting that mum can feel like an A-lister at home.

A new mum’s wardrobe stape, some luxe pjs!

Wiltshire has just what every Aussie mum needs to cook up a storm!

Nothing inspires a bit of baking like self-isolation. Wiltshire‘s rose gold perforated bakeware range makes it look good for the gram too!

It doesn’t just look good though. It offers all round heat distribution, designed for the perfect crust, featuring perforated holes to allow air to circulate into the pastry and release moisture. Plus it has a removable base for easy release, so all the delectable pastry crust stays intact.

Wiltshire Rose Gold Bakeware

Wiltshire’s affordable range of bakeware and Stay Sharp knives is available from the Wiltshire website, and select Coles and Woolworths stores.

A Mother’s Group in a book 

Written by one of our favourite Instagram mums, Marcia Leon, her book shares expert and anecdotal advice and includes excerpts from other inspirational mamas, including Jaime King, Teresa Palmer, Megan Gale and Tammin Sursok, Not So Mumsy will help you navigate pregnancy, your first year and beyond with style, humour and confidence

The book’s tagline is “Yes you are a mum, but you’re still you!” and these words are what every mum and mum-to-be needs to hear.

The gift of sleep with a high-tech bassinet

Whether it’s days, weeks or months until your newborn arrives, we guarantee one thing that will be at the top of mama’s wish list and that is sleep! .

The SNOO is a high tech bassinet that automatically calms crying (often in less than a minute) and boosts sleep by one to two hours or more. Because it keeps babies sleeping safely on the back – preventing the risky rolling over associated with so many infant sleep deaths – SNOO is also the world’s safest baby bed.

Basically the bassinet is a 24/7 assistant to rock, shush and soothe bub while you fix a meal, take a shower, or get an extra bit of sleep. We dare you to name a mama you wouldn’t want this!

Comfy maternity clothing that is also breastfeeding friendly

Dressing an ever-expanding bump is fun until you run out of clothing options that fit. Stocking a new wardrobe is expensive and time consuming so a maternity wear item that doubles as a nursing piece will be warmly received.

The innovative Lily Terry-Lined Nursing Compression Cami from Mama Muse, features a fully supportive inner shelf bra, seamless terry fleece which absorbs moisture and conceals minor leakages, and stretch-mesh lining throughout the bodice offers light to medium compression to smooth the silhouette.

A cami that’s ideal for wearing with a bump and then with a bub.

An inspirational book

Sometimes finding the right words or gift for mum that properly expresses your love and gratitude can be difficult. Thankfully, author Marianne Vicelich has done it for you, with her latest book, Mother

The beautiful book delves into what motherhood means, entwined with 100 quotes and affirmations that will pull at your heart strings, captivate you and make you laugh with memories, all at the same time.

 

Marianne was prompted to write this book due to the recent passing of both her muum and sister to cancer.

Feeding-friendly activewear

There are so many benefits to maintaining an exercise regime during pregnancy. Building up core strength gets your body ready for the exertions of childbirth, and improving suppleness helps alleviate the accompanying discomfort of backache, joint strain and pelvic loosening.

While there are so many reasons to move, sometimes the only thing we lack, besides motivation, is the right active wear.

Cadenshae’s Breastfeeding Bra provides the ultimate comfort to breastfeed with confidence, anywhere, anytime.

A nursing sports bra is a genius idea.

The ultimate lunch and snack bag

There are your normal kind of cooler bags and there are Fridge to Go cooler bags.

These clever cooler bags are easy to use, just remove the panel from the zipped pocket and place this (or the whole bag if you prefer) in the freezer overnight. Replace the panel when you want to use it, fill and go. Be sure to keep the bag zipped close when possible and the cooling inside will last up to 8 hours.

The Fridge To Go Medium Lunch Bag, $40.95 is perfect for carrying an array of snacks – very handy for mums!

Whether it’s a Mother’s Day gift or an early push present, we’re pretty confident most mamas would be over the moon with a piece from The Poet Fine Jewellery

Sarah Davies launched her jewellery business in late 2019, saying:

“I’m not the type of person you’ll find ‘dripping’ in jewellery, but I do have a curated collection of pieces which I absolutely adore and wear for years. Our pieces are intentionally minimal, designed for layering and made with premium quality materials so you can wear them and love them, every day for years to come.”

 

Each Poet jewellery piece is ethically made by hand using the best quality materials.