Purchasing a gift for someone special isn’t always an easy task. You want to choose something they love, something that is useful, and shows how much they mean to you. If the person you’re buying a gift for is a new mum, each of these criteria becomes even more important and you want to be sure you pick out something that makes life a little easier or more comfortable.
We’ve got the top 15 gift ideas that are perfect for new mums.
Cosy Ladies Pajama Set
Feeling tired is part of life as a new mum, so why not give them a soft and cosy women's pyjamas set to cuddle up in? Even if they’re not getting as much sleep as usual, at least you can help ensure they get a good rest. You can take this gift one step further and get a matching sleep set for mum and baby.
Insulated Coffee Mug
Because a new mum is constantly on the go and not often able to sit down for long, an insulated coffee mug is ideal. This will keep her beverage warm for hours so she doesn’t need to keep reheating it in the microwave.
Luxury Skincare Products
Luxury skincare products are something that people don’t often splurge on for themselves. New mums can often suffer from dry skin, so be sure to look for products that are rich and hydrating. An overnight lip mask or a rich night cream are great examples.
Here’s a gift idea that doesn’t require you to know anything about sizing or even home décor. Gifting a thick and plush throw blanket in a neutral colour will be a much-loved item for any new mum.
And speaking of comfort, a pair of house slippers is another great idea. Chances are the new mum will be spending a lot of time at home during those first few weeks and even months, so why not ensure she is comfortable? Look for a pair with decent soles so they provide a good grip in the house.
High-Quality Bamboo Sheet Set
A set of high-quality bamboo sheets will be lightweight, breathable and will wash well, which means when she gets a chance to sleep she’ll be wrapped in comfort and softness.
A diaper bag is an absolute necessity for any new mum, and even if she already has one it’s always handy to have a couple to switch between. A couple of tips when searching for the perfect diaper bag is to look for one with a variety of different snap or zippered compartments which will help mums to stay organised.
New Mum Books
Becoming a mum is an extremely exciting moment in life, but it can also be very scary. Gifting a new mum with a few baby/parenting books could be just what she needs to put her mind at ease and answer her pressing questions.
Sure a diaper bag is essential for new mums, but what about her stuff? A stylish handbag that can be worn over the shoulder or cross-body is perfect for storing all her necessities separate from the baby items. Look for a material/fabric that is easy to clean.
Did you know that scent can help a person to calm down, relax and unwind? That’s the whole premise behind a room diffuser as you can put various essential oils in it. Be sure to also include a few different oils with the diffuser so she can start using it immediately.
Instead of just one gift, why not a whole year of gifts? You can choose a subscription box that speaks to her and her interests.
Sleep Soother for Baby
Okay, we’re cheating a bit with this gift but let’s face it, a happy sleeping baby equals a happy mum. Many different sleep soothers can help their little one, so do your research to find one with good feedback.
A personalised necklace will be a gift she cherishes and keeps forever. It could spell out her baby’s name, it could be her initials and the baby’s, or even just “mum”.
A personalised calendar is another gift that will prove useful and hold special meaning.
One thing that new mums often like to do is keep a diary or journal. It can be for themselves or perhaps to give to their baby one day when they are grown.
No Need to Stress About a Gift Idea
Thanks to these ideas, there is no need to stress about what to buy the new mum in your life.