Yes, I think this is expensive, but I think I could see spending the money for a cute gift to a sister or niece who lives far away upon hearing about a new pregnancy:
IceCreamSource.com also has Hearbreak Survival kits (all chocolate, of course!), tonsillectomy survival kits, and lots of other stuff. You can also buy ice creams, gelatos and sorbets from "micro-dairies" all over the country.
The Mamas are so warm these days, that anything ice cream related sounds delish to us!