new mum gift ideas

Becoming a new mum is a joyous yet challenging journey, filled with a mix of emotions.

Whether you’re celebrating a friend’s new baby or treating yourself, finding the perfect gift can make a world of difference. Choosing the right one can be tough, especially on a limited budget, with Google suggesting expensive options like luxurious spa weekends.

So I’ve compiled this list of new mum gift ideas that won’t break the bank and will bring happiness to every new mum.

Let’s dive in!

1. Personalised Baby Blanket

A soft, personalized blanket with the baby’s name embroidered on it makes for a heartfelt keepsake. It’s practical for keeping the baby warm and adds a personalised touch to the nursery.

2. Self-Care Basket

Put together a basket filled with pampering essentials like bath salts, soothing lotions, and scented candles. (note: you can get them for a few pounds at any big supermarket).

3. Meal Delivery Service

Simplify meal preparation with a subscription to a meal delivery service, or a meal train. This gift provides nourishing meals without the stress of planning and cooking, allowing more time for bonding with the little one.

4. Book about life after baby

There are plenty of pregnancy and baby books available on the market, but not many talk about life after baby, what to expect, and how to cope with common challenges (outside of sleep deprivation).  My book Motherhood – The Unspoken helps new parents set clearer expectations about life after baby, offers plenty of support and reassurance that you’re not alone in what you’re experiencing, and, in the process, helps reduce the risks of postnatal depression.

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5. Memory Keepsake

Capture precious moments with a beautifully designed memory keepsake, such as a baby journal or a photo album. These gifts allow mums to cherish and reflect on the early stages of their baby’s life for years to come.

6. Baby Carrier

A comfortable and ergonomic baby carrier allows mums to keep their little one close while having their hands free. Look for designs that provide proper support for both baby and parent.

8. Subscription Box

Consider gifting a subscription box tailored for new parents. These boxes often include useful items such as baby clothes, toys, and parenting resources, delivered right to their doorstep each month.

9. Time-Saving Gadgets

From bottle sterilizers to baby monitors with video capabilities, there are numerous gadgets designed to make parenting easier. Practical gifts like these can be a game-changer for new mums adjusting to their new routine.

10. Babysitting vouchers

We got this gift from our friends when our twins were born and found it genius! It can be you (or anyone close to the mum) who offers to babysit, or you can get support from a professional like childminder or nanny. A few hours of break can be life-changing for every new mum.

11. Handwritten Note

Sometimes, the simplest gestures can mean the most. Include a heartfelt handwritten note expressing your admiration and support for the new mum.

Choosing the right gift shows thoughtfulness and care, reflecting your desire to support and celebrate the new mum during this special time. Whether it’s a practical item, a moment of break, or a motherhood book, your thoughtful gesture will be deeply appreciated.

For more tips and insights on navigating the journey of motherhood, be sure to check out more of my blog posts!

With love,
Ivana xx



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