Top 6 personalised gifts for expecting mothers

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Gift Guide, Inspiration

Whoever says that pregnancy is a beautiful journey is a dirty liar. Pregnancy is messy and stressful. It comes with all sorts of aches, swelling, bloating, nausea, cravings and other interesting side effects. And while the baby at the end makes it all worthwhile, being pregnant is the furthest thing from ‘easy’.

Know someone who’s currently pregnant? Show them some love and appreciation this Valentine’s Day (or any day really) with some heartfelt personalised gifts

Not sure what to get for the mama-to-be? Here is our list of the top 6 personalised gift ideas for expecting mothers to help you get started.

A Sonogram Framed Print

New mom’s and expectant mothers are always eager to show off their bundle of joy. With a sonogram framed print, they won’t have to wait till the baby is born to actually do it! Surprise your pregnant wife, friend or family member with a beautiful framed print of their baby’s sonogram picture. 

You can choose to use a single image or even design a collage of images to make it more personalised. If you’re wondering how to scan a sonogram image, here are a few methods.

  1. Use a scanner
  2. Take a photo on your mobile phone (you can use free apps like Google PhotoScan or Adobe Scan).

Once you have a digital copy of the sonogram, simply design your gift. Aside from photos of the sonogram by itself, you can also include photos of the expectant mother and a touching quote. Once you’re done, print it out and give it to her. We’re sure she’ll love it to bits and will be eager to show it off.

Pregnancy Journal

First time mom’s tend to want to record everything about their first pregnancy experience. But as we mentioned before, pregnancy itself can be a pretty hectic experience. Between morning sickness, doctors appointment, and pregnancy brain fog (a very real thing!), some details tend to get lost. 

This is where a pregnancy journal comes in handy. With the Pixajoy pregnancy journal (available for each trimester), you’ll be able to give her some help in keeping track of her pregnancy journey.

Unlike a blank notebook or journal, the pregnancy journal series come with helpful prompts, questions and ‘fill in the blank style’ designs for the expectant mother to easily record down their thoughts, feelings, and other such tidbits of information. 

There are even spaces for her to stick on photos, letters, receipts and other keepsakes to make it her own. 

Photo Pillow

Aside from looking absolutely darling, pillows can help bring a person comfort. And when you’re pregnant, you can’t take being comfortable for granted. When people think of pregnancy pains, most go straight to the thought of labour. But in actuality, the 9 months leading up to d-day can make a person feel like their whole life is just one big ache, twinge and cramp after another. 

These pains are mostly due to a lack of support. When you’re pregnant, you carry a lot of extra weight and that puts a strain on your body. Most notably around the areas of your back, hips, pubic bone, legs, and feet. Since many pain-relieving treatments (pills, salonpas, etc) are not recommended to use during pregnancy, many expectant mothers have turned to pillows to help ward off some of the pain. 

The photo pillows from Pixajoy are made with 100% polyester fibre filling and features a removable cover made of plush, velvet material. Relatively firm, they can provide excellent support for pregnant women when placed behind their back or between their legs – spots that will definitely benefit from the extra support while they sleep during their pregnancy.

Deluxe Notebook

Similar to the pregnancy journal mentioned above, the deluxe notebook can be gifted to an expectant mother who would enjoy recording her experiences. Unlike the pregnancy journal that comes with helpful prompts, the personalisable deluxe notebooks come with blank pages. This will give the expectant mom the freedom to note down their real thoughts – the unrefined, unfiltered and raw – on their pregnancy journey. 

As mentioned before, pregnancy is less a walk in the park and more like an action-comedy movie on Netflix – full of suspense, thriller, tears, laughter and maybe some shocks. You don’t have to worry about the deluxe notebook not being put to use because there will definitely be plenty to write about! 

Photo Book

We wouldn’t be called Pixajoy if we didn’t mention photo books at least once! Surprise an expectant mom with a personalised photo book (or series of photo books) that documents her exciting 9-month journey through pregnancy. The great thing about photo books is that they’re so versatile. 

You’ll be able to have complete control over every detail of the personalised pregnancy photo book. With our extensive collection of backgrounds, layouts, and embellishments, you’ll have no problem finding the design elements you need to craft all kinds of pregnancy photo books. 

Some examples include:

  • Pregnancy Announcement Photo Book
  • Pregnancy Timeline Photo Book
  • Weekly/Trimester Baby Bump Photo Collection
  • Baby Shower Photo Book
  • Nesting/Decorating the nursery Photo Book
  • 280 Baby Days (a photo every day of your pregnancy so you can truly see the changes)

Hanging Canvas Prints

If you’re pregnant friend/spouse/relative is into interior decor, she’s going to love this. A hanging canvas print is just so chic! It fits with any kind of decor, is easily assembled and can be neatly packed away for easy transferring (from room to room or place to place in case of a move). Oozing with style and gushing with charm, the hanging canvas prints come in 4 different sizes and can feature both photos and texts.

Pair up a sweet quote with a collage of photos to create an ‘awww’ inducing gift that’ll make her tear up in happiness. If you’re short on images, you can also design a hanging canvas printout of helpful advice and/or motivational quotes from other mothers to create a bright collage full of words of wisdom. 

This would make for a perfect addition to a nursery room and give the future mom something that will help lift her spirits whenever she’s feeling down or overwhelmed. 


And that concludes the blog post on the top personalised gifts for expectant mothers. Whether she could use something to help her relax, indulge in her sweet tooth or need a distraction from the baby playing soccer with her bladder, there’s no time like the presents to spoil her and brighten up her day.

Be sure to visit the Pixajoy website to check out more personalised gifts that can spark your imagination. 

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