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Gift Ideas For New Moms

Welcoming a new baby into the world is both exciting, and a little overwhelming.

Whilst there is always much effort placed on gifts for the new baby, gifts for the new mother are sometimes in short supply!

The strict rules of COVID health and safety have meant that many mothers this year and the last have often been unable to have their partners attend scans or even stay for long after the baby is born; family members have also been unable to visit the hospital. A special gift will never get those moments back, but it can a lovely gesture to let her know you’re thinking of her.

Here’s some lovely present ideas for new moms:

Beautiful PJs

So, she might not be getting much sleep with a newborn, but she can still look and feel lovely. Lilies and Lust make beautiful sleepwear which is also compatible with breastfeeding. Check them out here

A Personalized Necklace

An initial pendent necklace is a simple, yet beautiful statement piece that can fit almost any price point. Whether you choose a cut-out initial or a disc with an embedded initial, this is a gift that can be added to in later years and will be treasured for ever. Checkout local brand Botanica for hand engraved pieces here.

A Photoshoot

If you’re really looking to gain some brownie points, gift a family shoot so they can have their precious memories captured. A newborn shoot is typically done 7-10 days after birth, but there are no rules – gift a voucher and let them decide on dates.

A Skincare Hamper

Between the feeding, sleepless nights and stress, often the last thing on a mother’s mind is to look after their skin.
Being a new mother does not exactly lend itself to trips to the spa, so bring the spa to her – create a hamper of bath products, massage oils, hair and face masks and body lotions and maybe a prompt to her partner to act as the resident masseuse.

For wonderful locally made products, try Hey Gorgeous, Skin Creamery, Lulu & Marula

Flowers

Make her smile every month with a fresh bouquet of flowers. Sign her up to the Petal & Post posy subscription and she’ll receive beautiful, in-season florals either weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

A piece of artwork

For something unique and a little different, take a memory and have it immortalized in embroidery or choose to have it made into an illustration.

Meals

Who doesn’t like being cooked for?! Whilst it might not feel safe or practical to leave the house with a newborn, you can have fine dining at home with a variety of meal delivery companies.

For someone who likes to be hands-on in the kitchen, try a UCOOK meal kit. For those who just want delicious food with the use of a microwave, go with the UCOOK Craft Meals.

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