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If the baby shower invites are piling up, then chances are you’re after some gifts for new mums. Well 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 any more and things that she used to take time doing, just don’t happen in the same way anymore. 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.
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.
The perfect ‘me time’ Baby Mama trio! 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.
EVEREDEN NOURISHING BABY FACE CREAM FRAGRANCE FREE 50ML – £28 at Cult Beauty
Because baby needs pampering too! Loaded with nourishing superfood oils, this gentle cream is heaven-sent if you’re looking to soothe aggravated skin on your little one’s face. Suffer from irritation or serious dryness yourself? This face cream is a secret weapon for sensitive-skinned grown ups too.