Top 9 New Mum Gifts
1) Dressing Gown
Surviving the first few weeks with a baby is tough. How do you endure complete sleep deprivation, imbalanced hormones and the total exhaustion from having a new baby? There will be lots of times mum just wants to curl up on the sofa and take a break.
While a new dressing gown won’t create world peace, we find it an emotional crutch that solves a lot of our everyday problems. A comfy dressing gown is one of the best new mum gifts to support them and keep them cosy through the sleepless nights.
2) Mum and Baby Toiletries
Okay, we’ll admit it – a stack of new nappies isn’t that exciting. But mum and baby toiletries will never go to waste and are priceless for a new parent.
Make a hamper of practical baby toiletries, including nappies, baby wipes, medicine, nappy rash cream and cotton wool. Remember to include new mum gifts like breast pads, nipple cream and antibacterial hand wash. It might seem boring, but mum will be really grateful for your gift if she suddenly runs out of the essentials.
3) Baby Rocker
A baby rocker is one of the best presents for new mums who get tired arms after carrying their baby all day!
Baby rockers are ideal for getting newborns to relax and drift off to sleep. With a quick nudge from mum, baby rockers sway back and forth. The gentle motion is very soothing for babies and mirrors what it feels like in mum’s arms.
4) Luxury Bath Set
One of the top items in our new mum gifts list is a luxury bath set. Bath bombs, posh shower gel and some indulgent bubble bath will feel like a real treat for an overtired mum. Offer to look after baby and give mum an hour of interrupted pamper time – those small moments of peace will make a difference.
5) New Book
Buy mum a new book that’s not baby related and give them a place to escape during their newborn’s naps. Even if mum only has fifteen minutes while baby sleeps, she can read a few pages of her new novel and take a baby breather. Find out what genre she likes, like crime fiction or romance and give mum a moment of freedom.
6) Gift Cards
Gift cards might not seem like the most original of new mum gifts, but they are invaluable for parents who don’t have time to themselves. Treat mum to her favourite restaurant or a massage. You could also give a gift card for a high street shop, so mum can buy some postpartum clothing.
Make sure to buy a gift card that has at least a year before it expires, so mum can pick when they want to spend it.