Thoughtful gifts for new mums

33 Thoughtful Gifts For New Mums


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Becoming a mum is a wonderful thing and a completely life-changing event. But we all know it can also be pretty challenging to say the least! If you know a new mum, you want to do anything to make her smile and remind her that you’re thinking of her. A little gift for her is an excellent way to let her know that she still deserves to be spoiled… it isn’t all about the little one. Show your support for the new mum in your life with some of these incredible ideas – and don’t worry, there are some things for baby there, too!

  1. Baby Handprint and Footprint Kit

  2. Baby Handprint and Footprint Kit
    The first year of your baby’s life can feel like a blur; a blink and you miss it moment. Ask anyone and they will tell you: babies grow up all too fast! You can create a special reminder of those dear little hands and feet with this heart-melting kit. Sure to be a hit with any mum, it will become a cherished keepsake.

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  3. Nursing Pillow

  4. Nursing Pillow
    Breastfeeding provides valuable bonding time between mum and baby. However, no one ever said it was easy. Even if you have got a breastfeeding routine down to a fine art, it can feel less than comfortable. This multifunctional pillow provides a soft nest for your little one and supports them enough to leave your hands free while nursing.

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  5. Breathable Nursing Cover

  6. Nursing Cover
    We absolutely appreciate taking pride in nursing. It’s beautiful and natural and a wonderful part of having a new baby. Sometimes, though, mums do just want a little privacy. And there is absolutely no shame in that, either. Cover up when you want with this soft and breathable breastfeeding apron. Complete with small pockets and a little towel for mouth wiping, it’s a great item to have on hand.

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  7. Baby Carrier for Newborn to Toddler

  8. Baby Carrier for Newborn
    If you know a mum who is nervous about venturing out into the world with her new addition because of worries over where she’ll park her pram, never fear. This baby carrier allows her to simply strap her baby to her body and have them close at all times. Comforting for mum and baby, it can accommodate from newborns to toddlers so it will be used for years to come.

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  9. Soft & Cosy Hooded Dressing Gown

  10. Soft & Cosy Hooded Dressing Gown
    In early motherhood, it’s hard to get dressed to grab a shower. Your newest mum friend might not feel up to much while getting used to caring for a baby. Don’t let her hang out in her old robe when she could be cuddled up in this gorgeous long hooded dressing gown. Extra soft and cosy, it’s so perfect you might want one for yourself, too.

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  11. Baby’s First Year Journal

  12. Baby's First Year Journal
    Having a new baby is really a rush of moments that you will always want to relive. This adorable elephant themed keepsake book is the ideal way to remember those amazing firsts and milestone moments. Great as a baby shower gift, it includes a section where potential baby names can be written, and where a family tree can be jotted down. It creates a lovely piece of history for the whole family to look back on.

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  13. Baby Teething Necklace

  14. Baby Teething Necklace
    While a brand new mum might not think of teething, it’ll be time before she knows it! Help her to get ahead of the game with this essential teething necklace. Made from food-grade silicone, the bright colours will appeal to little eyes and the shapes are perfect for soothing those teething troubles. Best of all, mum can wear it so it is always within grasp when baby starts to grizzle.

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  15. Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine

  16. Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine
    Sometimes, babies need feeding at the most inconvenient times. Say, in the middle of the night or during an important phone call. So it’s of vital importance to simplify feeding times for parents, whatever the time of day. This amazing Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine makes a bottle to the perfect temperature in under two minutes and kills bacteria in the process. Sleek and convenient, it will be a perfect addition to any kitchen.

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  17. Hotel Chocolat Large Chocolate Hamper

  18. Hotel Chocolat Large Chocolate Hamper
    Motherhood changes a lot of things, but it doesn’t change those little things we love! With gifts for the new baby pouring in, make sure you treat the new mum you know to some of her standard favourites, but even better. This large luxury chocolate hamper is beautifully presented with a range of high-quality chocolate to suit every palate. Even better if she shares it with you…

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  19. The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums

  20. The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums
    It is so easy to forget about yourself when you become a mum or to feel like you fade into the background. But self-care shouldn’t stop just because we have kids. In fact, it becomes even more important to take time out for yourself. Remind her of that with The Little Book of Self-Care of New Mums. It’s a sympathetic survival guide full of handy hints for how to survive and thrive during new motherhood.

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  21. HOTTEA MAMA Newborn Wonder Motherhood Tea

  22. HOTTEA MAMA Newborn Wonder Motherhood Tea
    You know what they say – a cup of tea is something of a cure-all. We’re not saying that our favourite cuppa can fix all our problems, but just taking the time to savour a steaming cup is a tiny kind of self-care ritual. This Hottea Mama Newborn Wonder Motherhood Tea is a beautifully aromatic white tea created to help mums recover from childbirth, with a small amount of caffeine while being rich in antioxidants. Great for a quiet moment.

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  23. New Mum Pamper Jar

  24. New Mum Pamper Jar
    Real-life, all-day spa sessions will be in short supply during the first weeks and months of motherhood, so bring the spa to her! This Sanctuary Spa Baby Shower Gift Set is a luxurious way to give mums-to-be an opportunity to relax both before and after the birth. Featuring stretch mark oil, bubble bath and more, it’s a lovely reminder to take care of herself.

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  25. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter New Moms Skin Recovery Set

  26. Palmer's Cocoa Butter New Moms Skin Recovery Set
    A must-have for any new mum, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter can help with those unexpected skin issues that crop up after birth. Available in this essential Recovery Set, you can set her up with everything she needs that she may not have thought of! Including tightening body lotion, nursing butter and skin therapy oil, it will help her to feel more like herself in those early days.

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  27. Fun Tote Shopping Bag

  28. Fun Tote Shopping Bag
    Your friend is still your friend, remember? Even though she might be a bit absorbed in baby right now, she still wants a laugh with you. This tote bag is sure to make her smile. Because here’s the fact: babies require a lot of stuff. Emblazoned with “Baby Crap – I used to be fun” it’s the perfect little joke for a new mum who still wants to show off her personality when she’s out shopping.

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  29. New Mama Silver Necklace

  30. New Mama Silver Necklace
    If you think a lot of people might end up buying baby essentials as gifts, you’re right. Stand out from the pack with this beautiful piece of jewellery that is a subtle, elegant nod to motherhood. Made from stainless steel, this mama and baby fox silhouette is classic and delicate enough to go with any outfit, and is certain to warm hearts and stand out from other presents.

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  31. Baby Emergency Gag Dummy

  32. Baby Emergency Gag Dummy
    Any parent will tell you that there are times when they would have done just about anything to quiet their crying baby. Sometimes it feels like the world’s biggest emergency situation. This little joke gift is a hilarious reminder of that! A red emergency frame houses a joke soother, adorned with a mute button. Because sometimes, you really would smash glass for five minutes’ peace.

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  33. Can’t Keep Calm I’m a Mum Now Mug

  34. Can't Keep Calm I'm a Mum Now Mug
    Whether the mum in your life is fueling herself with tea or coffee, she’s probably running on empty a lot of the time. Being frazzled and stressed out is a rite of passage for all new parents, and this mug says it all: “Can’t keep calm – I’m a mum now”. Made from premium quality ceramic, it will give her a giggle when she feels like she’s losing the plot.

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  35. Baby Hamper Gift Set

  36. Baby Hamper Gift Set
    Some essentials might get forgotten in the chaotic beginning of parenthood. Make sure they’re stocked up on things most mums can’t live without. This beautiful hamper designed to make bath times easier is bursting with baby oil, a brush set, a cute teddy and more. Best of all, once they have used these up, the hamper becomes a gorgeous keepsake box.

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  37. Braun ThermoScan Infrared Ear Thermometer

  38. Braun ThermoScan Infrared Ear Thermometer
    Alright, this isn’t the most glamorous of gift options, but it really is something every household should have! Babies being poorly is always hard, but taking their temperature doesn’t have to be. This Braun IRT3030 Thermometer is reusable and simple to use. It measures the infrared heat of the eardrum accurately in only a single second. With an LCD display, it’s easy for parents to use even when they might be a bit panicky.

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  39. BabbleRoo Nappy Changing Back Pack

  40. BabbleRoo Nappy Changing Back Pack
    Another real must-have in any parenting arsenal, a good baby changing bag is hard to find. If you know a new mum who is eager to get out and about, this backpack version is going to be a lifesaver! Complete with a changing mat and room for all those bits and pieces you can’t leave home without, it makes all that extra baggage easy and comfortable to carry.

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  41. Organic Cotton Baby Muslin Cloths Set

  42. Organic Cotton Baby Muslin Cloths Set
    When you think about having a baby, you rarely think about… well, the gross parts! But babies are messy, and you can still keep it cute when cleaning them up. These adorable muslin cloths are perfect for wiping baby’s face, with a neutral white panda and hedgehog design. Made from organic cotton, they will be kind to tender skin and are completely washable and reusable.

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  43. Childs Farm Baby Gifting Suitcase

  44. Childs Farm Baby Gifting Suitcase
    This Child’s Farm bath set for babies with sensitive skin is certified cruelty free, which makes it ideal for parents who have one eye on saving the planet. It comes with a bath thermometer, perfect for making sure baths are the right temperature (and slightly more reliable than the elbow trick). There is also baby wash, bubble bath, nappy cream and moisturiser suitable for little ones with eczema-prone skin.

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  45. Ewan Deluxe Baby Sleep Aid with Cry Sensor

  46. Ewan Deluxe Baby Sleep Aid with Cry Sensor
    If you know someone with a baby, you will have heard of Ewan the Dream Sheep. This cuddly chap is something of a baby whisperer, helping mums and dads all over to get a better night’s rest as he soothes their baby. He has real womb and heartbeat noises, as well as shushing sounds, with a white and pink noise sound machine. Complete with a gentle nightlight, Ewan will be a favourite for the whole family.

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  47. Wrap Baby Carrier

  48. Wrap Baby Carrier
    Some baby carriers feel like you need a degree in engineering to get them on properly. Keep it simple of harried mums and dads with the Boba Wrap Baby Carrier. A wildly popular wrap sling for the first three months, it supports babies up to 35lbs. Stretchy and fuss-free to use, it’s easier to clean than a pram and keeps your baby close and comforted. It can even work for nursing mums, with no need to take baby out of their comfy spot.

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  49. Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask

  50. Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask
    One of the better pieces of parenting advice is that you should try to sleep when your baby does. Infant sleep patterns are wholly unpredictable, after all. But for some mums, switching off is difficult, and even taking half an hour to relax feels impossible. Help stressed out, sleep-deprived parents to make the most of their quiet moments with this Sleep Mask. It’s designed to block out light – making it great for midday cat naps – and it can be warm or cool to soothe tired eyes.

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  51. Tommee Tippee The Original Grobag

  52. Tommee Tippee The Original Grobag
    For babies, something as simple as sleep can feel like a mammoth task – and not just because they seem to like to wake up at random times. Swaddling a baby correctly can be genuinely difficult, but with Tommee Tippee’s The Original Grobag, swaddling is made simple! It keeps baby at a healthy temperature, while a zip opening makes nighttime changes that much easier and less disturbing to their sleep. Hopefully meaning everyone gets better rest.

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  53. Breastfeeding Pyjamas

  54. Breastfeeding Pyjamas
    Midnight feeds aren’t always the most convenient thing – actually, we’d argue that they never are. But you can make nursing at night that much easier for a new mum with this stylish and comfortable Happy Mamas maternity top. Perfect for pyjamas, this soft top offers easy breastfeeding thanks to the elastic cuffs. We think it looks pretty chic, too, and offers discretion as well as style.

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  55. Neom Organics London Reed Diffuser

  56. Neom Organics London Reed Diffuser
    When there is a new baby at home, everything can feel like it’s to do with them. Caring too much about a stylish home gets a little swept away in all the excitement, exhaustion and day to day life. Bright a bright, fresh scent to any home with this Neom Organics London Reed Diffuser. Its calming, natural fragrance is uplifting and subtle, without needing to burn a candle. It is the ultimate little treat for a household adjusting to this major life change.

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  57. UGG Slippers

  58. UGG Slippers
    New mums are so often up on their feet, dashing around the house. Give her feet that feeling of walking on clouds when she slips on these UGG slippers. Made from genuine suede, they have a sturdy rubber sole and are easy to slip on. The cosy sheepskin lining will keep her feet warm and hopefully ward off any aches and pains. At least until she can get a foot massage….

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  59. BT Smart Video Baby Monitor

  60. BT Smart Video Baby Monitor
    One of the best ways for parents to relax is for them to be sure their babies are safe. Sometimes the only way to do that is to keep one eye on them! Make it easy for prospective parents with this BT Smart Video Baby Monitor. Its five-inch screen gives a clear picture and it can be controlled using an app on your phone. Not only that, the sound level can be controlled and there is even a temperature indicator and lullabies to calm baby down.

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  61. 3 Tier Nappy Cake

  62. 3 Tier Nappy Cake
    Stuck for a baby shower gift that’s going to wow everyone? This gender-neutral hamper isn’t only an eye-catching bright yellow, it is designed to look like a three-tier cake for a truly amazing appearance. It contains thirty nappies, muslin cloths, a cute bunny and more. Perfectly presented with a gift bow, these thoughtful essential items will be a real showstopper before or after birth.

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  63. Baby Nappy Caddy

  64. Baby Nappy Caddy
    With a new baby, any hope of keeping things neat and well ordered goes out of the window. But it doesn’t have to! Help your friends to return to tidiness with this sweet storage solution. Featuring handles, pockets and compartments, this basket is excellent for using at home or on the go. Clothes, nappies, toys and more can be tidily placed into separate areas so that everything is easily accessible.

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  65. Shhh Sleeping Baby Door Sign

  66. Shhh Sleeping Baby Door Sign
    Do you know someone with a pampered pooch as well as a brand new baby? Give them a chuckle with this humorous sign proclaiming to all visitors that they had best not disturb either of the treasured residents of their home. Elegant and funny, it’s a super way for them to warn off surprise visitors in a polite way so that they can be greeted and enjoy a visit without setting anyone off.

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