If anyone is ever in need of pampering and showering in gifts, it’s a new mum. ‘Is it something they’ll actually use?’ and ‘Will they already have been gifted a hundred of these?’ are the two key things to consider when looking for a baby gift. You won’t go wrong with blankets, muslins, toys and very cute outfits, so I’ve dug out the best of the best from those categories. As for mum, I recommend leaning towards pampering, self-care and comfort.
Looking for something else? I’ve got a homeware fix for the interior-lover and some self-care gifts for the women constantly on-the-go. Now, it’s time to find something extra special for a new mama and baby.
My Little Star Baby Filled Christmas Stocking, Liberty London
Ring in baby’s first Christmas with this Liberty baby stocking packed with delights from Cam Cam Copenhagen, Liewood, Sebra and others.
Dohar Baby Blanket, Wila and the Bear
Made with hand-blocked fabric, you will not get two of the same blankets from Wila and The Bear. Perfect for use all-year-round, this gift will without a doubt come in handy.
Rainbow White Splash Mat, The Gilded Bird
Few people are blessed with a tidy baby, so it’s wise to arm all new parents with a splash mat. Waterproof and wipeable, these PVC mats are ideal for dinner time, bath time and messy play time.
Little hands will be forever cosy and warm in these adorable sheepskin mittens. Suitable for up to 24 months, you can turn the cuffs up or down to resize them.
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Muslin Sheets Gift Set, Wila & The Bear
A beautiful fitted sheet and changing pad cover make up this lovely gift set. They’re both made from soft muslin and come packed in a delightful gift box.
Orange Print Baby Leggings, The Little Art Collection
Add a brilliant colour pop of orange to baby’s wardrobe with these super-cute baby leggings. There’s an equally sweet hat and dribble bib to match.
Duck Chime, Jellycat (Indian Summer)
Let the little one snuggle up with this squidgy and stripy Duck Chime that, when turned upside down, makes soothing chime noises.
Made from silky-soft merino wool, this Peekaboo blanket ranks very highly on the comfort scale for any baby or toddler. It comes with a cool accordion-style book — a good incentive for baby to raise their head during tummy time.
Woodland Friends Gift Set, Little Aurelia
This wonderful suitcase is packed with luxurious Little Aurelia goodies to care for baby’s skin, alongside a calming pillow mist and relaxing massage oil to send them off soundly into dreamland.
Baby Bubble Pants, Little London Bloomers
Super-soft and super-comfortable, these delightful bubble pants come in a range of colours and are available for kids up to three years.
Baby & Kids Set, Dr Barbara Sturm
Barbara Sturm wants to protect baby’s skin right from the start with a focus on nourishing and soothing delicate skin. This gift set, filled with shampoo, body cream, face cream, bathing milk and bum cream, is an all-round starter kit in baby skincare.
Dinosaur Blue Hooded Towel, Em & Lu
With bath time a daily occurrence, a towel is a handy gift choice. Em & Lu has a luxurious selection of cotton towels to choose from, all available to buy with matching wash mitts and change mats.
Beatrix Potter Bookends, Sarah Sherrington
No doubt they’ll amass loads of books in the coming years, so pick up these beautiful hand-printed bookends to keep those stacks of kids books tidy.
Baby Safe Fragrance-Free Hand & Body Cream, Queen Organics
Suitable for use from one month old, this organic hand and body cream is great for mum and baby to use. Made from organic shea butter, sunflower, olive, hemp and coconut oil, it’s suitable for vegans and not tested on animals.
The Baby Book of You, Colour Chronicles
Record all the memories and moments from the first year of baby’s life in this vibrant keepsake book. Fill out prompts including ‘The things that have made you laugh’ and ‘Our favourite way to spend a day’.
Organic Cotton Padded Rainbow Blanket, Fabelab (Little Baby Co.)
This one caught my eye because it works as a play mat, blanket and wall decoration, so you can decide what you want it to be based on baby’s needs. It’s made from 100% organic cotton and is soft and padded.
Swaddle & Peacock Rattle, Cam Cam Copenhagen (Scandiborn)
A beautifully packaged rattle and swaddle gift set, I’m sure any baby would be delighted to play with this sweet peacock rattle.
Post Partum Nutrition: An Expert’s Guide To Eating After A Baby, Dr Harriet Home
£16 paperback, £10 Kindle edition
Postpartum Nutrition combines nutrition and health information with practical advice for new mums to make the best choices for their own health and their baby’s.
Breastfeeding Mama Gift Set, Hot Tea Mama
Gift a new mama some soothing teas and a KeepCup to prevent any splashing on baby as she breastfeeds. The Milk’s Up blend can naturally support breastfeeding, while Night Owl can help to reduce stress and anxiety.
Sea Salt Bath, Buff Mama
A soak in the tub is just what the doctor ordered, so make it count with some luxury bath salts. This natal blend, designed with mum in mind, is a luscious blend of lavender, mandarin and frankincense.
Dainty Mama Necklace, Caitlyn Minimalist
Keep things simple and elegant with this dainty ‘mama’ necklace. Available in 18k gold, rose gold or silver, this is a really thoughtful gift for anyone new to the parenting world.
Mama Bee Belly Butter, Burt’s Bees
A rich and nourishing belly butter packed with cocoa, shea and jojoba butters will help a new mum keep her skin supple and help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks post-baby.
Memory Case In Grey, Meminio
Go chic with this gorgeous grey memory case to fill with keepsakes, photos and baby bits. You can also personalise it with a name and date.
Aromatherapy Liberty Print Eye Pillow, Spritz Wellness
A good one for soothing tired eyes: warm in the microwave or chill in the freezer, depending on your preference. Spare five minutes when baby is sleeping? Pop this over your eyes and relax…
Cream Animal Print Hoody, TLM Edit
Every mum needs a slouchy hoody to cosy up on the sofa in or wrap up in when they’re out and about. I promise this one is super-comfortable!
Healing Spirit Bath Soak, Wilder Botanics
Nurture the mind, body and spirit with this heavenly blend of Vetiver & Rose Geranium, Calendula infused oil and pink Himalayan salts.
Mamas of any age will appreciate the gift of chocolate. If you’re not able to see friends this winter, send off a lovely letterbox chocolate and truffles bundle.
Hey There Mama Bear! Message Mug, Gilbert & Stone Ceramics
A sweet and thoughtful ceramic mug, I love the reassuring ‘You’re doing great’ message at the bottom. There is a Papa Bear one too, check out this one a new pop!
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