8 Beautiful Gift Ideas for a First Time Mum

Gift Ideas for First Time Mums_A young mother sits in a cane chair with toddler on her lapGift Ideas for First Time Mums_A young mother sits in a cane chair with toddler on her lap

Take it from any mother: entering motherhood changes your life like nothing else.

The transition into this exciting new phase signals the arrival of many exciting milestones, which deserves to be celebrated.

We’ve searched high and low to round up all the best presents for first time mums.

Whether you’re buying a gift for your expectant wife or a pregnant sister, we’ve thought of every mum!

Below, we’ve curated a collection of thoughtful gifts. We hope our guide helps you on your hunt for the perfect gift for the new mum in your life.

Here's Our List of 8 Beautiful Gift Ideas for a First Time Mum

When it comes to gift ideas, this one’s a winner. Because if there’s something all new mothers need, it’s more sleep! Although you might not be able to give her actual sleep (if only), the Shhh Silk Eye Mask is a gorgeous present that will help her maximise the smidgen of rest she’s currently getting. Crafted from 100% pure Mulberry Silk, this sleeping eye mask feels beautifully soft on the eyes and is great for home and travel use. The elasticised band ensures a comfortable fit on all head shapes. Bonus: this sleep mask is super-easy to care for (a necessity for busy mums!). Simply throw it in the washing machine when due for a refresh.

While tending to a newborn and adjusting to a chaotic new schedule, it can be easy for mums to forget to take care of themselves. Clarins Beautiful New Beginnings Maternity Set combines some must-have skincare and bodycare essentials into a thoughtful gift. The set features Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil, 100 ml, Clarins Body Partner Stretch Mark Expert, 175 ml, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm 15 ml, Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub 30 ml, Clarins Multi-Active Eye Cream 3 ml, Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D Miniature 3.5 ml, Clarins Baby Toy and Clarins Maternity Vanity Case. If you’re buying for a soon-to-be new mum, this set from Clarins also makes a handy prezzie for her to pack in her hospital bag for the big arrival day!

Here’s another excellent gift. During pregnancy, birth, and beyond, the body goes through a lot of changes. Body oils are ideal for nourishing and helping promote elasticity in the skin. KORA Noni Glow Body Oil is a light but luxe-feeling treatment that’s certified organic plus cruelty-free. This natural liquid moisturiser contains richly hydrating ingredients such as Noni Extract, Rosehip Oil, and Sunflower Seed Oil to lavish the body with reparative antioxidants and essential fatty acids. KORA Noni Glow Body Oil is suitable for use on all skin types and is quickly absorbed (read: won’t leave you feeling greasy).

When it comes to the products you apply to your baby’s skin, it’s important to check the ingredients very carefully. Bubs’s skin is extra-soft and sensitive so can be irritated by nasty chemicals. Weleda Baby Care Gift Pack contains a trio of full-size, all-natural baby products: Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream, Weleda Calendula Body Lotion, Weleda Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash. The collection is formulated with Calendula, known for its soothing, moisturising properties. Other hero ingredients in the range include Organic Almond Oil to nourish plus Chamomile to calm. Weleda Baby Care Gift Pack is both cruelty-free and sulphate-free.

The life of a new mum can be rather hectic to say the least! Chances are, it’s probably been a while since she’s treated herself to some self-care. Having a new Glasshouse candle on hand will serve as the perfect reminder for her to *try to* switch off and take a few minutes for herself. Our suggestion? She might like to light this mini Glasshouse A TAHAA AFFAIR Candle by the bath or while she does her skincare regimen. With delicious notes of Caramel and Vanilla, it’s a sure-fire winner that appeals to most noses. In fact, it smells practically good enough to eat! This Glasshouse mini candle is also made with a high-quality, non-toxic Soy Blend Wax, which provides up to 20 hours of burn time and is vegan-friendly plus cruelty-free.

Natural skincare brand Burt’s Bees is famous for its gentle yet effective products that are formulated without common irritants. Give the new mum in your life everything she needs to care for her baby’s skin and hair with the Burt's Bees Baby Bee Getting Started Kit. All products in the kit have been paediatrician-tested and contain no phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS. With hydrating ingredients like Buttermilk, Shea Butter, and Sunflower Seed Oil, the collection is mild enough for use on little ones. Burt's Bees Baby Bee Getting Started Kit is cruelty-free and all-natural too.

When you’re a new mum, taking time out just to wash your hair can be difficult … let alone doing a mask! That’s why we love Coco & Eve Coconut & Fig Hair Masque as a gift idea. Designed to handle 5 hair concerns in one go, it works all its hair-healing magic in just 5 to 10 minutes. With Fig Extract, Shea Butter, and Coconut to deeply condition, treat split ends, and fight frizz, this mask leaves hair soft, shiny, and completely manageable. The formula is vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, sulphate-free, and paraben-free.

Make her 'me' time count with a delightful body care set designed to hydrate, cleanse and soothe. The Aesop Nurturer Kit comes with the Aesop A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser, the Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm Tube and the Aesop Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve. These much loved Aesop classics are the perfect way to help an expectant mother treat herself.

We hope our guide has helped you with your search for gifts for new mums.

When you’re gift-shopping don’t forget: the best prezzies are the ones with thought behind them.

So, make sure you attach a card with a sweet message to make your gift complete!

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