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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: for moms and expecting mamas

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful day. It’s been a crazy and fun week over here: a cookie party with friends, a hot yoga class with Betsy, and starting to go through the stuff in our house to get ready for next week. One of the good things about moving so often is that you get the change to sort through things you may not need, and do a purge each time. But at the same time, we totally have some boxes in storage that have traveled from house to house without actually being opened, so there ya go. Oops…

So for now, the holiday gift guide party continues! This is another one of my favorite gift guides to create, because I love surprising my mama and expecting mom friends over the holidays, and enjoy shopping for my mom and stepmom. Here are some ideas for these special ladies on your list. While some of these are more personalized and may not make it for Christmas, they’re fun to save for random surprises and upcoming birthdays.

More gift guides from this year:

For your BFF

For the guys

For your fitness-loving friends

For holiday hostesses

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Moms

2016 holiday gift guide for moms

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Something to wear:

Pajamas

Cute and comfy jammies. When you’re chasing around kiddos and aren’t able to get ready for the day until later, comfy and cute jammies make a huge difference

A luxe robe or perfect cardigan

Sparkly slippers

Uggs

Snoozies

A pretty top  (I picked this one up last week and LOVE IT)

A festive sweater

Blanket scarf (this one is only $14 right now)

Jewelry and accessories:

Backpack

A beautiful diaper bag that doesn’t look like one

A gorgeous backpack (<— $79 and looks just as nice as the $300+ ones I’ve seen)

Personalized bracelet like this one, or one from KEEP collective. I love the personalized jewelry, but felt like a lot of options out there weren’t really my style. It was so much fun to design one from KEEP, and I was able to add personalized details without feeling like it was over the top. The one I designed is picture in this post.

Initial necklace

Initial stacking rings

A cute clutch or wallet

Family gifts:

Paper Famiy

Family tree

Paper family portrait <— LOVE the work by this artist, and she offers quite a few different options

For the pregnant mama:

Mommin' ain't easy t-shirt

Snoogle pillow: the must-have for pregnancy

Mama Mio belly butter. It has a mild scent and is super moisturizing

Nursing tank top or sweater

For Two Fitness tank or crops

LBMD: little black maternity dress

Mommin’ Ain’t Easy top. My friend Julie sent one to me shortly after P was born, and it was the uniform for the early days. It always made me chuckle a little too, especially when I was perpetually covered in spit-up.

Stocking stuffers:

Monogrammed Mugs

Monogrammed mug

A spa treatment! Pedicure, massage, facial, 10 minutes to stare at a wall blankly; all appreciated

Safe skincare products. I was at a holiday party last night, and was so interested to hear that a lot of mamas and paying attention to what’s in their skincare and cosmetics. Needless to say, there were a lot of Beautycounter fans in the house. There are so many beautiful holiday gifts to choose from right now!

So tell me friends: what are you giving to your mom, or any expecting mama friends? To my mom friends out there: what’s on your wish list?

Leave a comment below + an extra comment if you follow me on Instagram (@fitnessista). I’ll pick a lucky winner to receive 3 surprise products from this post and will announce Friday am 🙂

Ready, set, go!

xoxo

Gina

Companies are not able to purchase spots on my holiday gift guides, and all of these items were curated by yours truly. Affiliate links are included. They don’t affect purchase price, and allow me to earn a very small kickback. Thank you so much for supporting this blog! The giveaway is being sponsored by Bella to celebrate her birthday! She’s 11 years old now and promised to live forever. 

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166 Comments

  1. Angela Magdaleno on December 14, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    i follow on instagram!

  2. Chelsea S. on December 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Great ideas! I’m giving my mom some comfy slippers and a spa gift card.

  3. Chelsea S. on December 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Already following on Instagram!

  4. Alaina Mabrey on December 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I follow on ig!

  5. Haley on December 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I’ve been loving Beautycounter!

  6. Alaina Mabrey on December 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I’m giving my mom a spa gift card!

  7. Maeghan on December 14, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    The stackable rings are so cute! So sweet and personal!

  8. Kate on December 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I love reading your blog daily because despite having so much going on, your posts are so well thought out every time!

  9. Kate on December 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I follow on insta!

  10. Lindsey giles on December 14, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Gotta have a snoogle. I even use it when not pregnant!

  11. Lindsey giles on December 14, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I follow on instagram

  12. Alycia on December 14, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Happy birthday to Bella!

    I love that cardigan. They are always great to snuggle up in at home.

  13. Malya L. on December 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    My sister is due at the end of January with her first – these ideas were super helpful for my gift search!

  14. Jenna L on December 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I actually have that Mommin” Ain’t Easy shirt and wear it all the time. I got the same saying on a trucker hat, too! I’m in love with the bracelet and just spend over 30 minutes on their website. Cute!!

  15. Jenna L on December 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I follow on insta 🙂

  16. Jen on December 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    those mugs are a great option not just for moms–i’ve actually gotten both of my parents their own!

  17. Lesley on December 14, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I’m getting an expecting mom a Whole Foods gift card

  18. Jill M on December 14, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I love that cardigan! Thanks for a fun post!

  19. Jill M on December 14, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    I follow on Instagram 🙂

  20. Kathy on December 14, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I’m giving my mom a clarisonic face brush and a Tory Burch Fitbit leather band, especially since the rubber one is breaking!

  21. Kathy on December 14, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I also follow you on Instagram!

  22. Lisa on December 14, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    My best friend is pregnant with her first baby, so I love these ideas! I’m thinking of getting her some sort of ring sling or baby carrier.

  23. Lisa on December 14, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I also follow on insta!

  24. Melanie on December 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Those pajamas look so cozy!

  25. Melanie on December 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I follow you on IG 🙂

  26. Sarah L on December 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Those PJs do look super comfortable and I love the paper portraits. That’s so creative!

  27. KATIE on December 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    My friend has that J Crew shirt- i love it. Thanks for the gift ideas!

  28. Liz Desrochers on December 15, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Love these ideas – especially the initial stacking rings and the jammies!

  29. Liz Desrochers on December 15, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Also already follow you on Instagram!

  30. Amanda on December 15, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I’m actually giving my mom an Erin Condren planner- which you introduced me to! I know she’ll love how I personalized it and added pictures!

  31. Amanda on December 15, 2016 at 3:04 am

    I also follow on IG! @iamsunnymoose

  32. Emily H on December 15, 2016 at 3:27 am

    My mom has recently gotten into Pilates, so I got her a gift certificate to her favorite studio and a couple of new pieces for her workout wardrobe!

  33. Emily H on December 15, 2016 at 3:28 am

    I also follow on Instagram

  34. Janet on December 15, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Love your blog! I started following you on Instagram.

  35. Janet on December 15, 2016 at 3:37 am

    That backpack is gorgeous!

  36. Mandy on December 15, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I’m giving my mom an Ulta gift card! xoxoxo

  37. Giana on December 15, 2016 at 4:54 am

    This year my brother and I are giving my mom money toward her upcoming NYC trip this spring!

  38. Giana on December 15, 2016 at 4:55 am

    I follow on IG too 🙂 !

  39. Ashley v on December 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

    I love the idea of an initial necklace for my sister. She’s got one kiddo now but will likely add another at some point, Lord willing!

  40. Charlsie N on December 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

    I’m really wanting the planner that you keep posting about. My husband keeps asking me if I’ll actually use it and I’m like YES!!!

  41. Ashley v on December 15, 2016 at 5:09 am

    I follow you on Insta.

  42. Liz on December 15, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I love these ideas, especially that comfy cardigan!

  43. Liz on December 15, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I also follow on Insta

  44. Paige c on December 15, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I am giving my mom a facial treatment

  45. deidra on December 15, 2016 at 5:50 am

    I’m giving my mom framed photos of my kiddos. I’d like a new tote bag for christmas.

  46. Dakota campbell on December 15, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Love the nursing sweater and that backpack!!

  47. Ally on December 15, 2016 at 5:53 am

    I have a few books to send out to a friend who just had a baby, but these are some great ideas also!

  48. Ally on December 15, 2016 at 5:54 am

    I also follow you on Instagram!

  49. Dakota campbell on December 15, 2016 at 5:54 am

    I follow on insta!

  50. Katie R. on December 15, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I’m gifting my mom a Christmas gift set from Lush.

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