Thursday, 5 February 2015

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Mums-To-Be (and a giveaway!)

My daughter's due date was Mother's Day.  Predictably, she dragged her heels and didn't finally put in an appearance til 10 days later and I was pretty miffed I'd have to wait a whole year for my first Mother's Day!

But to be honest, I think pregnant mammas deserve to be treated on Mother's Day.  They should be pampered and spoiled, after all they've carrying a huge responsibility around in their tummies for 9 months.

But what gift can you by for a mum-to-be for Mother's Day?  Well I've rounded up some fabulous treats to suit all budgets.

A positive birth.

I don't think a prospective dad could give any better gift than ensuring the mother of his child experiences a calm birth.  Resolve to learn coping techniques along with her and be a rock of support when push comes to shove (pardon the pun).

The Calm Birth School offer an online antenatal hypnobirthing course which can be done together, from the comfort of your own home.  Perfect for busy couples who struggle to find time to get to regular classes.

The classes are delivered in the form of videos direct to your inbox, and is backed up with supportive telecons and a private Facebook community of experts and peers to share any worries or concerns you have.

The aim of hypnobirthing is to allow you to fully understand your body and it's capabilities, have faith and trust in your own abilities and to arm you with deep relaxation techniques to help you stay calm and in control throughout pregnancy and birth.

Image Credit Philippa James Photography

Founders Suzy and Hollie are both experienced hypo-birthing practitioners, and busy mums.  Their no-nonsense attitude and down-to-earth manner will instantly put you at ease.

No vagina-whispering, kumbaya-singing, goddess-channeling nonsense.

Just scientifically-proven calming and relaxation techniques, so that
you know what is happening in your body and how to work with it.
The full course cost £150 and you can sign up for free initial sessions here.

Mum-To-Be Pamper Parcels

Pamper Parcels is a wonderful company with a real eye for beautiful, ethically sourced gifts.  Each item in their gift parcels is meticulously researched and only included if it meets their high standards.  You'll find organic; fair-trade; small business produced products with no animal testing; using recycled packaging and natural ingredients.  You can be sure you're gifting only the best for mum-to-be.

Mum to be Pamper Parcel £60

A beautifully luxurious treat for any pregnant lady, she can feel pampered and indulged with this set, hand wrapped and sent through the post with a personal message.


1 x Burt’s Bees belly butter
1 x Burt’s Bees foot and leg cream
1 x Green People nurture body lotion
1 x1 Tisserand luxury bath soak
1 x Montezuma milk chocolate bar

Smaller Pamper Parcels are available at £35, £30 and £25.

Promise Vouchers

This is a low budget, but super-thoughtful gift for any mum-to-be.  Design and print out your own book of IOU vouchers to be redeemed when she fancies.  I promise to paint your toenails?  I promise to do a midnight dash to the all-night garage and fetch Creme Eggs/Dr Pepper/Pickled Onion Monster Munch? I promise to rub stretch mark cream on your tummy?

Download your free printable ones here.

Pregnancy and Baby Diary

We've all heard the expression 'pregnancy brain'.  Well it's true, we'd forget our head if it wasn't screwed on.  Must be all that trying to remember to take our folic acid and remembering what foods we can and can't eat, that everything else simply goes out of the window.
Mum's Office comes to the rescue with this elegant diary for keeping track of all the important dates and information and recording all those special milestones once baby comes along.

Mum's Pregnancy Diary £16.95

This undated diary comes in this season’s colour ‘peppermint’ with lizard-effect hardback cover, silver gilt-edged pages and ribbon markers. The luxurious journal is a perfect gift for new mums and mums-to-be this Mother's Day.  It includes special pages to record the entire pregnancy: midwife appointments, scans, birth plan, classes, and pregnancy milestones; as well as tear-out shopping lists for baby and mum and a record of gifts received.  The journal also has dedicated pages to help with packing your hospital bag, things to do before baby arrives etc.  You will also find, need to know numbers, (an ‘In case I lose my mobile!’ section), not to mention a undated complete pregnancy diary for you to date (with a week-to-view double page spread) with signature ‘hot pink’ grid format for each week of your baby’s first year.  Record baby’s milestones, special dates, immunisations, check-ups, first smile, first steps and much more. With plenty of extra space for general notes.  This special book will become a wonderful keepsake in years to come.

Mum's Office have kindly offered one of these diaries to one lucky reader.  If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning this great prize, please complete the rafflecopter below. Closing date is midnight on Sunday 15th February 2015. UK entrants only please, one winner will be chosen at random.

Special thanks to Mum's Diary for providing the prize.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. something bought or made with thought :)

  2. A personalised gift - something that shows thought.

  3. Something homemade is good! Homemade and containing chocolate is even better!

  4. My children spending the day with me.

  5. Roses are the best mother's day gift.

  6. Flowers and chocolates x

  7. Something unique, that thought has gone into (like handmade IOU vouchers)

  8. A day off from all the chores so there is quality time to spend with the kids

  9. A long lie and anything homemade.

  10. Spending tine with my son who has a very busy life

  11. A lie-in, breakfast in bed, a handmade present from my little ones (something like their handprints / footprints) and a lovely family meal altogether!

  12. A cuddle from both my girls followed by spending the day making memories. Mothers day isn't about expensive gifts to me its about remembering the reasons why I became a mum.

  13. Anything that my son make or buy I love

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