Top five gifts for new mums
Gifts for new mums
When it comes to gifts for new mums, flowers are a lovely idea, but are next to useless in helping a new mum deal with her major life change. I still remember having our first bub and one of the most thoughtful gifts I received was from a friend who thought of me (as well as the baby) and delivered some lovely toiletries.
What are good gifts for new mums?
When you’re buying gifts for new mums, buy her something that shows her you know what she’s going through and that you care. Here are our top five suggestions that your friends will be forever grateful to you for. Baby Daddies take note, there are some hints here – she might be expecting a little bit more than a kiss.
Here we feature gifts for new mums from Don’t Buy Her Flowers, Lady Bakewell Park, Yesmum, Lara & Ollie and Neal’s Yard.
Lady Bakewell Park Biscuits
New mums need feeding too! A good mantra to adopt is: don’t turn up to meet a new baby without at least a packet of nice biscuits for the new mama. Chances are she won’t have had a chance to go to the shops to stock her cupboards but she would like to offer visitors something to munch on with a cup of tea (that the visitors will hopefully make for themselves).
If you’re miles away and can’t deliver yourself, or are just waiting until she’s settled down a bit before visiting, she will still be in need of sweet treats. Worry not, as Lady Bakewell-Park is your new friend.
Her awesome biscuits, each of which has a pick-me-up message branded into the irresistible salted caramel icing, are sure to win you brownie points (she does brownies too. And Bakewell tarts). They look amazing, taste incredible and are the perfect gifts for new mums.
I’m going to spoil the surprise for any pregnant mum friends of mine: you can confidently expect Lady B’s biscuits to arrive on your doorstep on arrival of a new babe.
Don’t Buy Her Flowers
Don’t Buy Her Flowers is the ingenious idea of Steph Douglas, who has put together the most thoughtful gift boxes as a great alternative to flowers. Her business is based on the very real insight that flowers are a bit of a pain to sort out when you’re trying to manage a new human, yourself and visitors.
Choose from delicious shortbread and a thermos flask (perfect for buggy trips), chocolates and champagne or a lovely box of pamper treats and everything else in between. There are also loads of gorgeous extras you can add to the gift sets like (my fav) Bloom Gin & Fentimans.
You absolutely can’t go wrong with DBHF for gifts for new mums. Thanks Steph for saving us from all the dead flowers!
I wish these cards had been around when I was pregnant. Hollie de Cruz has set up this wonderful social enterprise to help pregnant ladies and mums (and anyone else) deal with their huge life changes, and just life in general.
For only £10.50 plus postage your new mum friend will receive a delightful little box of cards full of positive affirmations telling them that they can get through. Hollie posts out the cards in a shiny pink bubble packet which is, in itself, pretty exciting.
I have sent Yesmum cards as gifts for new mums to pregnant friends fearing childbirth and friends just fearing life a bit. All have been delighted with them and have said that they are such a lovely little daily pick me up.
Lara & Ollie Teething Jewellery
Buy your new mum pal a pretty necklace and bracelet to start her journey into motherhood. Sore gums won’t be an issue just yet, but she will fall so in love with this thoughtful and insightful gift, she won’t want to take it off.
Her new babe will get used to seeing the jewellery, want to play with it and practice his/her developing motor skills by grabbing it during nappy changes or breast feeds. Then when the time comes for those teeth to push through, her necklace and/or bracelet will come into its own to give instant, chewy relief.
Lara and Ollie necklaces and bracelets are such well put together gifts for new mums, coming in a range of fabulous colours, as well as a monochrome option which will go with everything (and has the added benefit of being perfect for newborn eyes that can only see black and white).
Neal’s Yard Hand Wash & Hand Lotion
New motherhood ruins your hands. You are forever washing them as you’re always changing nappies and attempting to maintain a clean/semi-sterile environment. Plus breast feeding dries out your skin, so it’s vital to put some moisture back.
Help your new mum buddy do this in the most luxurious way possible by giving her some Neal’s Yard treats that she’ll adore using and will make her hands feel a bit more normal. We recommend the Citrus Hand Wash and Hand Lotion. The lemon essential oil used in both is a natural antibacterial and smells the opposite of nappies (that’s not how they describe it).
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