I mean, after all that hard work, you’ll want to get her something she’ll use and love, right? So, here you go. A list of the best gifts for new mums.
Something to help her relax maybe? Or to help her be kind to herself during the baby moon phase? It’s all here.
So – to the point.
A new mum (as a gentle hint) doesn’t care about the perfect gift, mum gift cards, jewellery or clothes right now. Chocolates are welcome though.
But she’ll love and use any of these items listed here. I’m sure of it!
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Gifts for new mums
Postpartum Herbal Bath Soak
This bath soak is so needed after a stay in the hospital or a strenuous vaginal birth. It’s divine!
It makes a great first-time mum gift and is heavenly in those early days, to soothe sore bits and relax areas of tension post labour. In fact, this could be the best present here on this list.
The natural ingredients promote healthy healing, and the smell of the essential oils help to relax and unwind.
Personally, I had the bathwater as hot as I could stand (personal choice, not advising this), and bathed for a good half an hour at a time (every night in the first week or so post labour).
All in all, a welcome gift for the special new mum.
Lanolin Cream (A big tube)
If the new mama is breastfeeding, this nipple balm is fantastic (and I’ve tried literally all of them). Long days sat on the sofa feeding can take its toll on our nipples (sorry if TMI)
Smoothing this stuff on before and after a feed helps heal any cracks and make feeding that much more comfortable.
You could add this to a homemade hamper, perhaps if you’d like the gift to be more substantial? Pop in a nice lip balm, adorable onesies, face mask, and a soft toy for the baby in a pretty gift box, and you’ve got a wonderful gift.
This is such a stunning book! Full of gorgeous images and words, it gets her head into a space of gratitude and wonder about being a mother.
It features a chapter for every week of the year, focused around one specific theme. Themes are all motherhood related, and there’s space to journal thoughts and feelings too.
It’s a constant companion on any mum’s bookshelf in my opinion, to be treasured for years to come.
This is the best new mum gift to give if you’re her best friend, to keep her feeling positive during all those sleepless nights.
(There’s a Sacred Pregnancy version written by the same author, which is equally wonderful as a mum to be gift.)
First Time Parent book.
This was another baby book constantly being opened! Great for all new parents. It’s getting a bit old now, but the information is still valid and best of all, reassuring.
My favourite takeaway from this book is that “something must work eventually”. That became my motto and got me through many dirty diapers in the middle of the night.
Everything seems to terrify the new mum in the early days (hello anxiety), and this book sorts queries or concerns faster than Google.
It includes information on baby sleep, feeding, clothing, burping, how to change a nappy, how to bathe baby and so much more. Priceless for the information it gives.
The Little Book Of Self Care
New mums need help caring for themselves (reminders most of all!) otherwise all her attention goes on the baby and she has no room left for herself.
This book really does make a gorgeous gift and supports her emotional health too.
This book will give her the nudges she needs to ‘take that bath’ and ‘have that nap’ without the guilt trip. Do her favour and buy this!
Further Gifts for new mums
The Joys Of Motherhood Tea Gift Set
In the early days after birth, it’s important to have the kettle on constantly. If you’re thinking of a thoughtful and warming gift, look no further.
Couple it with some chunky mugs for best results. Sure to bring smiles all around.
Baby Snuggles – New Baby Gift Candle
Lighting a candle brings calm and presence, which is needed in the early days of motherhood.
I made a little ritual for myself when lying on the sofa breastfeeding, staring into the glow whilst nuzzling the soft hair on my baby’s head.
Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
The new mum will need help waking up in the morning after spending most of the night with her little newborn.
These delicious smelling shower steamers wake you up better than coffee! Shame they only come in packs of 8 but you could always get here two…
Teach Her How To Journal
Journaling is something every mum should do!
It’ll help her move into a calm state about being a mum, as it can come as a shock to many women when the reality sinks in.
The weight on her mind can be heavy.
Learning how to journal for her well-being is a fantastic gift to help lift her mood and spend much-needed time on herself.
Organic Belly Butter
I love anything organic, simply because why put shit chemicals on your skin? It doesn’t make any sense to me whatsoever.
This all-natural tub of goodness from Empire Squid soothes the tummy skin and smells divine.
FYI, this stuff is also AMAZING to prevent stretch marks. It well and truly works.
Footprints of baby (note to self-remind her to do this!)
One of the best things to do as a new mum is make footprints and handprints of your newborn.
It’s a wonderful keepsake and will be treasured in the years to come.
The newborn phase flies so quickly. It literally comes and goes.
So this is a time-tested way to remember the special times she’s had with her newborn baby. One of the cutest things to do during the first months.
Anything (literally, anything) from Pat Pat Clothing
By far the cutest clothes for babies you could possibly imagine.
I’m not certain on their ethics or eco-friendliness mind you as they do ship from Hong Kong (says it all, really).
But I did order some very adorable clothes for my little one the first time round, and they got reused with our second baby.
I’m no saint. But I do love cute baby clothes.
I hope this list inspires you to buy thoughtful gifts for the new mum in your life, things she’ll value, rather than stuff in a wardrobe and forget about.
Some of these suggestions are also great for new parent presents, or christmas presents for mummy, so come back when you need to for more suggetsions.
I’ll update this list regularly to keep it current.
And don’t forget to take round a hot cooked meal and a book so you can watch the baby and let her have some sleep.
I’m not joking!
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