Baby showers are focussed on gifts for new arrivals - so, once the little one is here, it's nice to treat a new mum to something special, too. We've rounded up some of the best gifts you can buy for new mums.
It’s likely that sleepless nights and endless nappies will be taking their toll, so a thoughtful present will go a long way. From pampering bath sets and sleep hampers to celebratory boozy treats (after nine months of not drinking) – there’s a plethora of gifts that are bound to go down well with new mums.
We’ve rounded up some of the best presents on the high street, from top brands such as The White Company, John Lewis, M&S and more. So you’ll have plenty of gifting inspiration for your loved one.
Shop our gift guide gallery for new mums below.
When you become a new mum, there are so many new things you need that you might never have thought of! So, picking up these adorable Aldi hampers is a great way to gift them all those essentials.
The hamper comes in three different themes; sloth and fox, dinosaur and lion, and a bunny theme - so take your pick. But they all come with the same sweet gifts, including baby blankets, dribble bibs, Nuby soothers, those essential bodysuits, muslin clothes, cushions and an adorable baby's first words or colour book (depending on which hamper you choose). Not to mention the adorable wicker basket the goodies come in, which will likely come in super handy for storage as their baby gets older.
High street favourite M&S is offering a £30 new baby hamper, including a yellow rose plant in a ceramic pot, a milk, white and dark Swiss chocolate selection and a cuddly toy bunny - all of which are bound to go down well with a new mum.
Help them treasure their newborn's special first moments with this adorable keepsake box. It's got compartments for their first shoes, their first mittens, cards, and any other significant things they may want to hold on to. A beautiful way to store those special memories.
A DIY hamper is also a great way to make a personalised gift, filled with your loved one's favourite treats.
John Lewis is selling a great, crowd-pleasing product - the mini Cowshed gift set. It features two of the brand’s best-selling shower gels as well as a silky body lotion.
Give it on its own or as part of a homemade hamper.
Not on the High Street sells a number of gifts to be enjoyed by both mum and baby. The brand is selling a Memory Keepsake Book, which is more than just your regular journal.
This one goes up to the age of five - which will see little ones through from their first night of sleep to their first day at school.
Every new mum deserves a moment to herself for some pampering, and this Aldi hamper - complete with foodie treats too - is the perfect way to do it.
They'll receive a welcome box of chocolates and - likely - an even more welcome bottle of Prosecco, as well as a moisturiser, toner, hot cloth cleanser, and a luxury collection candle to burn whilst relaxing.
The White Company’s bathing hamper gift set is the perfect gift for new mums in need of a pampering session. It includes a signature candle, an indulgent bath soak and soft body butter.
The brand’s Seychelles scent features notes of bergamot, bright orange and rich amber with warming notes of exotic coconut, vanilla and almond - all designed to recreate the balmy breeze of an Indian Ocean island. Sounds pretty relaxing to us!
Having a baby is exhausting work, so beauty and skincare products are thoughtful gifts that are bound to be appreciated by new mums.
The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Masks use hydrating properties to to renew tired eyes in just 10 minutes. They come in a four pack and are available at Boots for £38.00. It's pricey, sure, but the glowing reviews suggest it's worth every penny. One shopper wrote, 'Excellent product, which leaves skin under eyes looking fresh. I would definitely recommend this mask'.
This gift box from Etsy does exactly what it says on the tin, with 100% natural and pure
products with restorative and antistress properties.
It features a nourishing lip balm and botanical bath salts with organic herbs - which is bound to go down well.
M&S also has a celebratory prosecco and orchid gift set - which incorporates a bottle of fizz, a butter shortbread biscuit box and a white orchid in a ceramic pot. A great one for foodies and mums who have been looking forward to a glass of fizz after pregnancy. (Picture: M&S)
Give them something truly special with this kit, which allows them to capture their baby's hand and footprints while they're still tiny - after all, people always how quickly they grow!
Some recommend doing it at the hospital following the baby's birth, so it might be a thoughtful present to gift before the baby comes into the world. Either way, new mums are sure to love it.
Bath oil is a great gift as it's a product one doesn't usually buy for oneself.
For new mums, a relaxing bath can help them unwind and catch their breath for a short period of time.
This one is perfect as it's designed to reinvigorate and rejuvenate, blending neroli, geranium and eucalyptus.
If you want to gift a new mum something but want an affordable option, this Sanctuary Spa set is the ideal option for indulgence at a brilliant price.
It comes complete with wet skin moisturiser, heel balm, hand cream and face wash - all the essentials mummy's need to help them feel sane during the newborn haze!
A touching present for a mumma-to-be. Aside from being a gorgeous keepsake they can keep forever, as a reminder of an amazing time in their lives, the necklace also comes with an empowering message, telling the mum-to-be, "This necklace is here to remind you that
you already have the strength and wisdom you need to lead the way.
I know you will be an amazing
And what new mum doesn't want to hear those kind words?
If you’re looking for an all-round hamper featuring food, beauty and more, Etsy is selling a beautiful handmade product which delivers on just that.
There are a ton of products in this hamper (hence the slightly more expensive price): this new mum’s survival box includes bath and shower gel, a wonder balm, a bath sachet, a mug, Pukka tea and chocolate buttons amongst other bits and bobs.
The hard work that goes into looking after a newborn can take a toll on a new mum's skin.
This replenishing face sheet from Elizabeth Arden combines hyaluronic acid with probiotics to restore skin's natural balance. They're slightly more expensive than some of the other picks, but the masks have a wealth of five-star reviews, so it's worth the price tag if you can afford to spend it.
With sleep being so sparse, it’s important that any shut-eye is of good quality.
The White Company also offers a sleep gift set, which features a super-soft eye mask and sleep mist, designed to be spritzed onto the mask.
This luxury collection features The White Company's exclusive Sleep Candle, Calming Bath Soak, Nourishing Body Cream and Soothing Sleep Mist to help with this relaxation.
The hamper also includes cashmere socks and a faux-fur hot-water bottle, which are great products for new mums who are likely to be at home a lot during the first few months. It's an expensive option, but if you can afford to spend a little more, the luxury The White Company offer is soworth it.