Going on maternity leave can be an exciting, yet daunting time. The expectant mum is looking forward to a wonderful, fresh start with her little angel, and some well-deserved rest.

But she may also be feeling a tinge of sadness at putting a pause on her career and her entire lifestyle, as she prepares to become a mum to a brand-new baby. Research has shown that 70% of women feel anxious about taking a career break when they have a baby, often because their confidence gets knocked after the challenges of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

To ensure that a pregnant woman’s maternity leave starts off on a positive note, we recomend treating her to a thoughtful gift. But exactly what do you get someone who is going on maternity leave?

Well, we will outline our gift ideas in this article, so keep reading to discover a list of lovely treats which we have put together especially for pregnant women!

What do you get someone who is going on maternity leave?

Maternity leave can start as early as 11 weeks before the expected week of childbirth, especially if the pregnant lady has been ordered to rest as much as possible before her little one makes their appearance into the world.

So, what do you get someone who is going on maternity leave, as a token of appreciation?

Here are a few of our recommendations, which we hope you find useful:

Is your work colleague going on maternity leave? Are you and your co-workers looking for something special to surprise her with, before she leaves to take a temporary break away from the workplace?

Then, look no further than our Corporate Gift Hampers. She is sure to be deeply moved when she receives one of our delightful gift hampers, which are packed full of gorgeous treats.

Our stunning gift hampers are packed full of goodies to help a pregnant woman feel pampered in the comfort of her home.

Everything in our gift hampers is pregnancy-safe and vegan, which means there are no harsh chemicals or animal-derived ingredients which can irritate the skin or clog the pores.

One of our favourite Corporate Gift Hampers is our Luxury Pamper at Home Spa Box for Pregnancy and New Mums (Aqua) comprises of beautiful self-care essentials, specially curated for pregnant and postpartum mums to de-stress and unwind after a long day.

This wonderful gift hamper contains:

  • Matcha Green Tea Face mask
  • Mama Journal – exclusive Mama Jewels design
  • Montezuma’s Vegan Chocolate
  • Lavender Aromatherapy Bath and Massage Oil
  • Lavender Heart Mini Bath Bombs
  • Lavender Soy Candle Tin
  • Vegan Baby and Bump All Over Body Balm
  • Baby and bump sleepy lavender bath soap
  • Vegan Avocado Lip Butter
  • Personalised message and choice of gift card

all wrapped in a gift box with eco crinkle, ribbon and paper flower in the accent of your chosen colour!

Click here to shop our Luxury Pamper at Home Spa Box for Pregnancy and New Mums (Aqua).

Browse the rest of our Corporate Gift Hampers here.

Another thoughtful gift to give someone for maternity leave is one of our Mum and Baby Gift Hampers.

These beautiful gift boxes contain a variety of treats for both mum and baby to enjoy!

Nothing says ‘we care’ more than these adorable hampers, so why not pick one to surprise your pregnant friend or colleague?

We offer pink-themed Mum and Baby Gift Hampers if the baby is a precious little girl, as well as blue-themed ones if it is a bouncing baby boy!

Is the pregnant mum keeping schtum on her baby’s gender? Not to worry, we also have a selection of gender-neutral Mum and Baby Gift Hampers, which will do just the trick!

For example, our Mum and Baby Gift Hamper (Green Gender Neutral Bunny) is a wonderful treat basket option if you don’t know the baby’s gender.

This gorgeous hamper is filled with amazing gifts to make the pregnant mum feel special and cherished. The best part is, the baby gifts are suitable to use from birth!

Our Mum and Baby Gift Hamper (Green Gender Neutral Bunny) comprises of:

  • Knitted baby soft toy, which is suitable from birth
  • Natural Hemp and Avocado Vegan Lip Butter
  • Natural Vegan Shea Butter Baby and Bump Balm
  • Cotton Bandana Bib
  • Pineapple Silicone Teething toy
  • Lavender Heart Mini Bath Bombs
  • Message card with choice of personal message
  • Paper flower in co-ordinating colour
  • Re-usable kraft gift box, finished with co-ordinating polka dot ribbon

Click here to shop our Mum and Baby Gift Hamper (Green Gender Neutral Bunny).

Browse our complete collection of Mum and Baby Gift Hampers here.

If you fancy choosing your own gifts to go in a maternity leave gift hamper, then you are in luck!

Here at Mama Jewels, we offer you the option to Create Your Own Gift Hamper.

You are the best person to decide what goes into a curated hamper. If you’re building it for a pregnant woman, then you can add some pregnancy essentials that you know she will love!

Click here to Create Your Own Gift Hamper: Parent & Baby edition!

Are you looking to surprise expectant parents? Then why not browse our Gifts for New Dads? Let’s not forget that fathers’ lives are about to change too, as they prepare to welcome a little prince or princess into the world.

An excellent gift to go inside a maternity leave gift hamper is our Vegan Skincare products.

Our team at Mama Jewels understand that pregnancy and giving birth are tough on women’s bodies. The ordeal leaves mums exhausted, sore, scarred and in severe discomfort and pain.

We have personally experienced how difficult it is to find adequate skincare products that are safe for mums who are pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding.

This motivated us to create our own Vegan Skincare collection, to help pregnant women feel clean, hydrated and pampered in their skin and bodies.

Our products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. All of the ingredients we use are vegan-friendly, sustainably sourced, and certified organic.

This skincare range is not just designed for pregnant and postpartum mums exclusively- many of our products are suitable for the whole family, including the new baby!

Click here to shop our Vegan Skincare Collection.

Read on to discover a couple of our favourite vegan skincare products, which would make a lovely addition to a maternity leave gift hamper:

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask

Our Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask is an indulgent self-care delight. It works wonders to help tired parents take a moment to unwind and practice mindfulness.

This relaxation goodie is included in our gift hampers– it is so lush, that our customers have recommended that we sell it separately!

The vegan recipe contains chia seeds, kelp, and potato extract, to keep the skin hydrated and silky smooth. There is also a healthy dash of natural essential oils, which contain anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, to keep the skin looking youthful and glowy!

This mask is plastic-free, with not a drop of palm oil in sight.

Simply mix one heaped tablespoon of clay mask with 2-3 tablespoons of warm water, and mix to a smooth paste. Apply to the face for 10-15 minutes, relax, and then remove with warm water or a damp cloth. You will have softer, younger-looking skin within minutes!

Click here to shop Our Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask.

Our Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum & Baby

We have created our Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum and Baby, as a ‘2 in 1’ solution to treat skin problems of both mother and infant.

Gentle enough for a baby’s sensitive, tender skin, our serum can be used to soothe a baby’s nappy rashes, eczema flare-ups and dry skin which is prone to dermatitis and psoriasis.

Rich in Sweet Almond Oil and shea butter, with added chamomile and calendula, this serum is deeply nourishing.

It is also a useful soothing remedy for treating wounds, burns, scars and inflammation.

Click here to shop our Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum and Baby.

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About Mama Jewels

Mama Jewels is an independent gift box company, selling planet-friendly artisan gifts, to help make the transition to motherhood easier and more comfortable for pregnant mums and new mums.

All of our products are pregnancy-safe, vegan-friendly, and sustainably sourced. Though our products are made lovingly in England, we do ship worldwide.

Click here to browse our gift hampers, spa wellness boxes, letterbox gifts, and vegan skincare collection, or create your own gift hamper here.

Read more articles about pregnancy, parenthood and gifts for new mums and mums-to-be on our blog here.

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We hope this article has answered the question, ‘what do you get someone who is going on maternity leave?’