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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. Katie R. on December 15, 2016 at 6:02 am

    I follow you on instagram.

  2. Ally on December 15, 2016 at 6:12 am

    I am a mama of a 2 year old and 7 month old and have more nursing clothes on my wish list since pretty much all of our feedings take place on the go while chasing a toddler!

  3. Ally on December 15, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I follow on Instagram

  4. Caryn on December 15, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I’d love some loose sweaters/tops that will fit as my belly continues to grow!

  5. Caryn on December 15, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I follow on IG!

  6. Amanda on December 15, 2016 at 6:38 am

    One of my BFFs is pregnant, and her birthday is December 29, so I am baking her favorite brownies as a gift. She is also all about pampering, so I’ll treat her to a massage, too. She introduced me to the Asian foot massage places. Have you been? They are amazing.

  7. Chelsea on December 15, 2016 at 6:41 am

    I’m pregnant for the first time (15 weeks) and would love anything on this list but especially the spa treatments you mentioned!

  8. Morgan on December 15, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I’m giving my mom a gift certificate to a local yoga studio – she has always wanted to try it out! I am really hoping to find some new slippers under the tree, my old ones are destroyed.

  9. Morgan on December 15, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I follow on IG!

  10. Monica on December 15, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I am treating myself to a spa day!

  11. kelli on December 15, 2016 at 7:24 am

    honestly, i just want to take a nap after my kids open all their gifts. i’m planning on buying a new laptop for my mom since she’s 300 miles away and hers isn’t very dependable at the moment. not a fancy one, but one where she can see picture of her grandkids and so we can skype 🙂

  12. kelli on December 15, 2016 at 7:25 am

    i also follow you on instagram under kailove07!

  13. Beth on December 15, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I purchased a prenatal massage for my sister in law

  14. Beth on December 15, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I follow on insta!

  15. Tammy C on December 15, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I want all of these things…but jammies are my jam 🙂

  16. India on December 15, 2016 at 8:17 am

    My best friend is pregnant and I’m giving her a few things to spruce up her house since she’ll be home so much when the baby comes.

  17. India on December 15, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I follow on IG!

  18. Tressie on December 15, 2016 at 8:20 am

    MIL loves decorating with snowmen…we are making some cute sock snowmen craft from Pinterest for Christmas!

  19. Nichole on December 15, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I follow you on IG! Love your posts 🙂

  20. Nichole on December 15, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I am a mama and an expectant mama this year (expecting our second, a girl, in Feb. 2017) 🙂 I always love to give and receive candles and hand lotions from L’ Occataine! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

  21. Christina on December 15, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Great ideas!

  22. Christina on December 15, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I follow you on IG!

  23. Nichole on December 15, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I love that JCrew top! Perfect for Christmas parties!

  24. Megan on December 15, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I follow on IG!

  25. Megan on December 15, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I love a comfy sweater and some cozy slippers!

  26. Ashley Gittleson on December 15, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Love all these! Especially the paper family portrait. So unique!

  27. Mo on December 15, 2016 at 9:21 am

    As an expectant mama, I love everything on this list!

  28. sarah on December 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

    im getting my mom a 12month picture frame with a picture of my son for each month this year (he’s only 9 months old so will have to add to it!) I think she will love it!

  29. Stephanie B. on December 15, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I got my mom a decorative candle holder that I found back in the summer and it immediately made me think of her, and I also got her a lilac-scented candle. She loves lilacs and the scent of the candle is spot on!

  30. Stephanie B. on December 15, 2016 at 9:33 am

    And I follow you on Instagram!

  31. Janna on December 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I follow you on IG!

  32. Whitney on December 15, 2016 at 10:20 am

    My husband and I are struggling with infertility–so just being a mama or expectant mama is top of my list! 🙂

  33. Janna on December 15, 2016 at 10:20 am

    This pregnant mama would love a prenatal massage! We’re getting my mom a canvas print of her favorite picture of her and my dad.

  34. Julie on December 15, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I got my mom some theater tickets to go see Mamma Mia (her fave) & Wizard of Oz (my daughter & I are tagging along, of course!). 😉 They are touring in our area in Jan. & Feb. so it worked out perfectly. I also snagged her some gift certificates for dinner before (otherwise we argue over the check even though it’s supposed to be her Xmas present).

  35. Tracy on December 15, 2016 at 10:57 am

    My 5 siblings and I are giving my parents “6 days with Jim & Linda”. Each of us is planning a special date for them to go on! A winery tour, a golf outing, dinner at a special restaurant, etc. Kudos to my younger sis for the idea!

  36. Jackie L. on December 15, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Entering the sweeps 🙂

  37. Tracy on December 15, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I follow you on IG 🙂

  38. Jackie L. on December 15, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I follow on IG

  39. ErikaMC on December 15, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I love your sneaky little giveaways! So many of these things could be on my list.

  40. china on December 15, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I love the idea for a spa treatment, and am thinking a mani/pedi gift card is what I will get the expecting moms in my life!

  41. china on December 15, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I follow on IG

  42. Stephanie on December 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for posting all these gift guides!

  43. Stephanie on December 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I follow on IG

  44. Becky @ The Bex Factor on December 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    This is such a great gift list. I love giving personalized jewelry for my mama friends.

  45. Becky @ The Bex Factor on December 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Following on IG (@thebexfactor)

  46. Jessie R on December 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    One of my best friends is expecting, I need to see if she has a snoogle.

  47. Jessie R on December 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I follow on IG 🙂

  48. May on December 15, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I was going to give my mom a cute little framed picture of us. That paper portrait is a great idea though!

  49. Bethany on December 15, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Love these! Being a momma totally changes many things on our wish list…like sleep! lol
    I love the safer skincare! Since I was pregnant I started changing over to more natural products. Now as I nurse and receive the best sloppy sugars from my little guy it is something that is more and more important to me.

    OXOX

  50. Bethany on December 15, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I already follow on IG =)

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