Mommy To “Bee” Gift Basket

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I think that one of life’s greatest blessings is children so it’s no wonder that pregnancy is celebrated like it is in our culture. From baby showers to gifts, moms to be are often overwhelmed with love from their friends and family. I created a cute little “Mommy to Bee” gift basket that is perfect to give as a gift to someone who is expecting. What you include can depend on the mom that’s receiving the gift basket but I included some necessities that I used when I was pregnant with my own boys.

Essentials I added into my gift basket:

  • Nature Made Prenatal Multi + 200 mg DHA Vitamins from Sam’s Club- because a healthy mom equals a healthy baby
  • Peppermints – relieve dry mouth and freshen breath (especially needed during the 1st trimester)
  • Decorated journal – to document the pregnancy
  • Mom mug – for tea or coffee
  • Nail polish – to brighten those toes before she can’t see them anymore
  • Stretch mark lotion – to help prevent stretch marks
  • Chocolate – does this need an explanation?
  • Tin with lip balm in it – for dry, chapped lips

Other ideas include:

  • Gingerale and crackers – for queasy stomachs
  • Pickles – a commonly craved food during pregnancy
  • A coupon for a month’s worth of maid service – mom will be busy with the baby and will need help around the home
  • Pregnancy book – to refer to when she has questions in the middle of the night
  • “Mom to be” holiday ornament – a cute item to add if you are giving this around the holidays

Before I added the things to my gift basket I decorated the outside of it with letters that say “mommy to” and then I added a large bee shape to make it “mommy to bee”. I added bows to the sides of the container to make it even cuter (I just can’t resist big bows and if the baby is a girl they can be used as hair ties when she gets older). Once you’re done decorating the outside you can add some crinkle paper and tissue paper inside the basket as a base for all the goodies if you’d like.

I tried my best to keep this gift for mom and not add any baby items in it. It was a hard thing to do because there is tons of adorable baby stuff out there! Keep in mind that as the months go by and the mom has the baby she probably won’t get much for herself (#MomLife) so you want to make this about her as much as possible.

What you add will depend on the mom you are giving it to, but I think the prenatal vitamins are must-haves in the basket because a healthy mom equals a healthy baby. Nature Made Prenatal Multi + 200 mg DHA Vitamins provides essential vitamins and minerals (before and during pregnancy) including Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Iodine, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D3†. It also provides 200 mg DHA which may help support fetal brain and eye development † and Folic Acid which is an important B Vitamin for Women of Childbearing Age and Pregnant Women because it plays a critical role in the proper development of the baby’s nervous system.†

Nature Made Prenatal Multi + 200 mg DHA Vitamins, made from carefully selected ingredients under strict manufacturing processes, are available in an easy-to-swallow softgel and can be purchased from Sam’s Club. They contain No Synthetic Dyes, No Yeast or Starch, No Artificial Flavors, are Gluten Free and have clinically proven absorption of Folic Acid and Iron.

What would you include in your “mom to bee” gift basket? I’d love to hear what you think are the essentials for newly pregnant mamas!

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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  1. Jeanette says:

    This is so cute. I wish I knew somebody that was expecting because I would love to do something like this. You are so creative.

  2. I look back on my pregnancies and I would love to have those prenatal vitamins with DHA. The rest of the basket is fun and a nice gift to give, but the vitamins are key.

  3. Stacie says:

    That is the cutest idea ever! I always love to make my gifts to future moms fun and unique. Thanks!

  4. Dwan Perrin says:

    This is the most adorable gift basket I have seen. I love the play on the bumble bee. ~client

  5. Jeni Hawkins says:

    What a precious idea! Plus, I love all of the products you put in there. I’m sure any new mom would flip for this!

  6. Kathy says:

    This is a really cute idea. I love giving out gift baskets. They make the best gifts.

  7. TColeman says:

    This gift basket is so adorable. Any mother to be would love to get something like this!

  8. Dawn Lopez says:

    This is such a cute theme! I would totally use this if any of my friends were pregnant.

  9. This is such an amazing git basket! I need to do this for a friend of mine- she’s due in February!

  10. Amy Desrosiers says:

    What an adorable gift basket! I think this makes an awesome gift for a new mom.

  11. Claudia Krusch says:

    This is such a cute gift basket idea. I will have to go to Sams club and stock up on some supplies to make some. I have a few friends that are expecting.

  12. Stacie says:

    This is such a cute idea. The mom to be should be pampered with a gift basket.

  13. Tara says:

    Moms to be seem to be forgotten when it comes to gifts. It’s always something for the baby. This is a good idea.

  14. Cyn Gagen says:

    Having just gone through my daughter’s pregnancy with her, I can say that this would be a much loved and appreciated gift. Fantastic idea!

  15. I am in love with this idea. That us such a thoughtful gift with great fillers! Useful ones for sure!

  16. Cindy Gordon says:

    Prenatal vitamins are super important. This is a wonderful gift idea!

  17. What an adorable gift for a mom to “bee”. Love all the bee-themed items you found to fill it, too!

  18. Sarah says:

    Love this gift basket idea! Prenatal vitamins are crucial for all pregnant moms and even nursing mama’s.

  19. Jonna says:

    Too cute! I love this gift idea. It would be so fun to get as a new mom.

  20. I think this is absolutely adorable! I’m sure any mom-to-be would be excited to receive a basket like this especially this season! Love the different items that are here! Everything’s useful and perfect!

  21. Allison says:

    This is perfection. Seriously. If someone brought this to me right before or even right after I had my babies, I would be so happy! You really thought of everything that mom needs.

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