The Best Gifts for New Mums
Mums & Bubs
Becoming a mother is equal parts rewarding and exhausting, but undoubtedly one of the most special moments in a woman's life, which is why we believe in the best gifts for new mums to help them start their incredible journey.
Whether it's something practical to make her new life easier, something extravagant and pretty just for a treat, or something to help her navigate this new chapter in her life, we’ve rounded up our favourite gift ideas for new mums.
Our Favourite Gifts for New Mums
1. Baby and Mumma Gifts
Baby and Mumma Gifts believe in celebrating the precious moments of motherhood and the arrival of every precious newborn, so they create beautiful gift hampers with well-being at the core of their range. Designed to care for mothers in all stages of pregnancy, birth, and beyond, the carefully crafted collection features premium, Australian-made products, certified organic skincare, and beautifully handcrafted items that are guaranteed to make any new mumma feel loved and cherished.
Perfect for baby showers, birth, and postpartum, Baby and Mumma Gifts has expertly hand-picked all the essentials that every little one needs in those delicate first months, from cozy hand-knitted beanies and booties to the gentlest, cruelty-free skincare products, plus adorable jumpsuits and rattles.
2. Food, Food and More Food
Hand-delivering home-baked treats to the hospital (because who can fathom hospital food for four nights straight?) is a lovely gesture. Mini croissant pastries are perfect as they can be picked up with one hand whilst attending to baby 24-7 with the other hand. If you’re good at baking, any savoury or sweet treats and snacks that are easy to store and eat (with one hand of course) will be greatly appreciated.
New mums are generally scoffing a meal down when the baby sleeps or attempting to eat a one-handed meal while the baby sleeps on them! Lack of time is a huge obstacle to having balanced and regular eating habits. We think gifting a meal subscription is the perfect helping hand for new mum gifts and also gives them the peace of mind that their dinners will be wholesome and packed with flavour. After all, the carer needs to be taken care of too!
Fresh food or meal subscription services will be her saviour. And if she's giving birth in the cooler months, we know she'll love having some of her favourite winter warmers delivered right to her door.
So whether you want to bake some goodies, deliver some seriously good takeaway, or provide an awesome meal subscription, food will provide much-needed energy and feel-good feasting for the new mama!
3. A Cleaning Voucher
The new mama will be on “baby call” for the next 6 - 12 months with an endless cycle of eating, feeding, and changing a million nappies on repeat! There will be mess and toys everywhere with limited time to deal with it. A lovely and helpful idea for new mum gifts is a cleaning voucher. You can even do the groundwork for her and research some good cleaners in the area via Google or Air Tasker.
You could also purchase a voucher from companies like UrbanYou which can be used to book any cleaning, gardening, or handyman service from a network of trusted, pre-screened service professionals.
4. A Thoughtful, Hand-made Hamper
Most new mums love receiving fresh flowers to make their home smell lovely and give them something vibrant to look at apart from those hospital walls. While spending a small fortune on flowers is tempting, the excitement will likely last a day and then she has to worry about transporting the flowers back home, feeding them, trimming them, and washing vases - not an ideal situation for a new and busy mum.
A thoughtful gift for a new mum goes a long way, and what's more thoughtful than a handmade hamper? Start with a decent box, crate, or basket that she can reuse. Try Ikea, Howard’s Storage, or even The Reject Shop. You can then add anything you like, including clothes, cute shoes, socks, hair bows, nappy wipes, baby lotions, books, and don’t forget nappies! Throw in a soft plush bear, some cellophane and ribbon and you have just provided a thoughtful gift for the new mum and bub.
5. Handy Medical Supplies
You could put together a not-so-fancy gift box of essential “‘medical” supplies that every mum needs at some point. Think Baby Panadol, Fess spray, a baby thermometer, Gastrolite, and nail scissors. It will save the new mum's late-night chemist runs when the baby inevitably gets sick in their first year.
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