If you're after some gifts for new mums, you've come to the right place. As an expectant mother myself, I've got a fairly comprehensive list of items that I think the baby will need, and the ones that I'll need (a little TLC goes a long way).
Because we're talking gifts and not everyone has a huge budget, I've tried to keep the prices reasonable, as I'd personally hate asking my friends to part with too much cash. So keep scrolling for the best gifts for new mums that I genuinely think she will love.
Gifts for new mums: things to make her life easier
These are the things that are going to help on a day-to-day basis. Her time isn't her own anymore and things that she used to take time doing, just don't happen in the same way. Luckily I have a wealth of friends who've already had babies, so a lot of these gifts have come recommended, or I've gifted them myself.
Pretty Wild Muslin Swaddles (Pack of 3) - £55 at Silver Cross
One thing I've found out is you can never have too many muslin cloths, since you sometimes go through several a day. These beautiful fashion-inspired muslin swaddles are crafted from certified-organic cotton and bamboo fibre for long lasting softness and breathability.
Silky soft to the touch and perfect for newborn baby skin, this Pretty Wild collection features three trend-led wildlife prints with hand-painted illustrations commissioned exclusively by Silver Cross.
Little Dutch Memory Box - £27.95 at scandiborn
Documenting each little memory, the big things, the small things and everything in between, this memory box will be treasured forever.
With little boxes, envelopes, cotton bags and notecards to keep each little memory of your kids’ start in life safe.
Ada Backpack Sand - £275 at JEM + BEA
This is at the higher end of the spectrum, but a great joint present if you're clubbing in with friends. The Ada Backpack provides the ultimate bag for hands-free styling. Ada comes with all the signature Jem + Bea DNA inside, plus new features including a concealed insulated bottle pocket, a strap to hold water/drinks bottles upright, a long key strap and fully padded slip pocket for laptops or devices.
Slate Blue Cotton 3/4 Sleeve Skin to Skin Top - £45 at Seraphine
Made from a soft stretch cotton, this top is gentle on both mum & baby’s skin, while the wrap ties provide great support, securing baby in the optimal position and allowing you to enjoy hands-free snuggles.
It can also be worn as a stylish wrap nursing top, providing easy access for breastfeeding – it’s a must-have for new mums.
Luxe Maternity & Postnatal Leggings -
was £55 now £41.25 at Natal Active
These soft maternity leggings are designed to see you through every stage of your pregnancy and can still be worn postnatally too. The buttery soft fabric feels like a second skin and will stretch as you grow for a totally flattering fit. The low rise waistline has even been specially designed to avoid irritating C-section scars.
Gifts for new mums: pampering presents
I know setting time for myself is hugely important before (and after) baby arrives. With a hugely rewarding yet tiring period ahead, a little bit of TLC will always go a long way. I've often gifted beauty sets to my pregnant friends in the past, and they've been so grateful since a lot of the time, presents are baby-centric. I've also added in some pampering gifts for baby, because it's a lovely time to share together.
Evereden Soothing Belly Mask - £11 at Cult Beauty
Built on the principle that there’s no such thing as being *too* safe when it comes to caring for you and your family’s skin, Evereden prides itself on producing multi-generational skincare, developed by a team of doctors who are themselves mothers. This belly mask provides instant relief for overstretched skin.
My Little Coco All About the Bump Gift Set - £15 at Boots
Lovingly made to be the simplest and softest of formulas for all of our Baby Mama's. Enriched with nourishing organic coconut oil and rosehip to care for your gorgeous growing bumps.
Indulge in a relaxing bath with our Nourishing Bath Soak, put your feet up and treat yourself to a Bump Sheet Mask and finish up with the Cocooning Bump Butter.
Made with respect for the environment and the nutritional quality of food, this steamer is an eco-designed product using 48% less Carbon dioxide and 50% less water and energy consumption than the Babycook® Solo model. Pretty and practical.
These 100% mulberry silk scrunchies are here to fight frizz and tame those knotty locks, getting you school run ready in no time.
This comfortable baby nest is made of organic cotton and is ideal for the crib, at the hospital, in the pram or floor.
Sophisticated, earthy and positively brooding, Nailberry’s Taupe LA Lacquer (£15), a deep taupe shows you mean business. Its sleek hue and rich colour payoff are particularly well suited to neutral tones, amping up the allure of your chosen outfit! Plus it's toxin free so perfect for pregnant women.
This pack of 3 modern makeup removal pads will be your new go-to sustainable, reusable beauty must-have. By quickly and easily removing makeup with water only, using its innovative HaloTech fibres that reach deep into pores to gently draw out and catch makeup and other impurities without the need to excessively rub, this is a staple for any busy mum to be.
The Mama Hug Arrival Essentials Gift Box is a wonderful gift for a new mum who needs a good dose of TLC, and comes with a few essentials to make those first few days and weeks postpartum a little more comfortable. For an extra special touch, this gift hamper includes some exclusive JoJo favourites - the JoJo bunny, a soft cotton muslin and a gift card to include a special message.
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