Motherhood is one of the most special times in a woman's life, so a gift for an expectant mum needs to be as one of a kind as possible. Finding the perfect present this Christmas for soon-to-be mums is an opportunity to show her how much you appreciate her.
Pregnancy is an experience in itself, so she more than deserves the ideal gift to allow her to feel excited for her little one's arrival.
MummyPages have put together a collection of the ten best gifts for mums-to-be, whether you choose one (or all) of these gorgeous presents, we're sure she'll be over the moon. From jewellery to give her that spark of glamour, to comfort gifts such as hospital treats, this list is the answer to all your gift questions.
1. The Pod Collection - new gold Mama necklace
Two Irish brands have teamed up to create the perfect nod to motherhood. The Pod Collection, a new Irish label designed to provide ready-to wear fashion options for mums and mums-to-be, have partnered with highly recognised jewellery designer Emma by Jane, to create a stunning piece of jewellery inspired by Motherhood.
The entrepreneur trio, Jane Asple of Emma by Jane and Emma Arblaster and Hazel Kinsella of The Pod Collection, came together and used their professional experience in fashion and design to create a stunning piece of jewellery that represents one of the greatest occasions in today’s world.
Most importantly, the specially curated necklace is 14k gold with an inscription of MAMA, which can be universally worn and mark any person’s interpretation of what motherhood is in their lives.
Hazel commented: “We wanted to create a piece of jewellery that honoured the unique bond of a mother and child. The journey of motherhood is an incredible one so this is just one way to symbolise the pride mothers feel.”
The Mama necklace has a 15 percent discount for those with a MummyPages+ Membership Card.
2. Pre-packaged hospital bags by Ulluv
We have to say, these pre-packaged hospital bags by mum-lead Irish start-up Ulluv are so beautiful. To give an expectant mother a present which takes all of the hassle and stress out of packing her hospital bag is such a thoughtful idea, the bags come in multiple designs and sizes, and can be used after your little one is delivered too.
3. Tadgh O'Flynn push jewellery
What lady wouldn't love this Diamond open circle pendant for her push present?
The necklace is 18ct White Gold, 0.85ct of Diamonds, F colour with Vs1.
We'd be DELIGHTED if this popped up in our Christmas stockings this year.
4. Horsfall Photography gift voucher
Book your loved one a Milestone moments photo session with Angela Horsfall, she is so at ease with photographing newborns and children, it's an experience not to be missed.
You can avail of a 33 percent discount with your MummyPages+ Membership Card, saving you a very nice €70 for your Milestone Monday photo session.
The session also includes an 8 x 10 print for you to take away.
5. Kinvara Elemental Natural Exfoliating Powder
Caring for your skin during pregnancy is a must and Kinvara Skincare is loved by the nation.
They are very proud of the fact that the products are certified organic with no SLS, Parabens, mineral oils or alcohol and never tested on animals.
Their powder is a unique and gentle marine based formula, which is enriched with beneficial vitamins and marine minerals. It's perfect for removing those pesky dead skin cells.
This really resonates with mums to be, In addition, they are also made here in Ireland. The exfoliating powder is a must for mums-to-be.
6. Calming Lovato candles
Lovato Candles is an Irish business run by Jason Hamilton-Foot from Cork. He founded the business within his Bandon home in 2016 when he was just 20-years-old, and his company has gone from strength to strength ever since.
The gorgeous candles are handmade using 100 percent natural wax and the finest blends of fragrance oils. Lovato Candles have a variety of luxurious scented candles and diffusers that have ten natural fragrances. What better gift to treat a mother-to-be?
The candles, as well as smelling incredible, are so soothing and calming, ideal for gifting a woman going through pregnancy. Let her sit back and relax, with a Lovato candle by her side.
7. Ulluv Deluxe packages contents only
As well as creating beautiful bags for mothers and mums-to-be, Ulluv also create bundles of products which are perfect for newborn babies. Instead of a mum having to race to the shop to buy every tiny thing needed for pregnancy and her new little one, why not take the stress away for her?
By getting a deluxe package, your loved one will be treated with water wipes, nappies, creams, shampoos, toothpaste, deodorant and everything else she might need for the hospital and following birth,
8. Clarins tonic body treatment oil
Perfect for pregnancy, Clarins have released a firming body oil that tones and improves elasticity. The product is totally ideal for stretch marks removal, and is also made out of 100 percent pure plant extracts.
It's the go-to product for pregnancy women since 1965, and is trusted industry-wide. Give your loved mother-to-be the skincare treatment she more than deserves.
9. Trilogy Body Besties set
The Trilogy body besties celebration set is a limited edition gift package, featuring the award-winning Pure Plant Body Oil and a deluxe mini Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream.
Its aim is to nourish and pamper the skin all over; not only a fabulous gift for any season, the Trilogy Pure Plant Body Oil’s fragrance-free, gentle and natural properties make it suitable for both mums and babies.
10. The Pod Collection - Bow Tie Dress
The much-loved Pod Collection have released a gorgeous bow tie dress for maternity wear, in black. The dress is practical and comfortable, while also bringing an element of style to maternity wear, and can be worn on its own or else draped over a top or jumper underneath for added warmth,
Elasticated across the back for extra growth, the dress is highly functional as well as fashionable.
What's more, The Bow Tie dress has a 15 percent discount for those with a MummyPages+ Membership Card, so it's an absolute steal.
Happy shopping, ladies. We hope this list of special items will help you on your search for the perfect mum-to-be gift.