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Shopping for a new mum gift can prove incredibly challenging.
That bottle of bubbly or glittering eyeshadow pallet don’t seem quite appropriate for a time-strapped new parent.
And it’s notoriously difficult to resist the urge to buy a less-than-memorable bunch of flowers.
But fear not, as we’ve collated the ultimate list of new mum gift ideas from pampering essentials to practical gadgets which will be cherished by any new parent.
So if you're still looking for that perfect pressie, here’s our choice of gifts to let her know you’re thinking of her. Plus check out our list of top newborn essentials for 2021 for a stress-free start to parenting too.
Best gifts for new mums 1. Dyson Airwrap Copper Gift Edition
Dyson Airwrap Copper Gift Edition
Anyone who has ever used a Dyson hairdryer is absolutely obsessed.
Not only is it known to leave hair looking luscious, it's said to slash drying time in half – a life-changing feature for any busy new mum.
It's a pricey one, but with thousands of great reviews all over the internet – they can't all be lying.
With barrels to curl and wave hair, as well as brushes to smooth, the Dyson air wrap styles your hair with no extreme heat and there's an attachment to suit every hair type and desired style.
The set consists of four air wrap barrels, a smoothing brush and a pre styling dryer.
This gift edition comes beautifully packaged in a tan carry case and features copper attachments, perfect for quick salon style wherever you are.
Price: £449.99, John Lewis – buy here now
2. Astrid and Miyu Earrings
Astrid and Miyu Gaea Collection Earrings
Astrid & Miyu’s designs have been worn by the likes of Georgia May Jagger and Pippa Middleton and offer the perfect selection of gifts to make any new mum feel sparkly again.
Ear pieces are a great place to start if you’re struggling for ideas, as you don’t need to consider ring measurements or the length of a necklace chain.
Astrid & Miyu offer a wide selection of delicate hoops, studs and initialled earrings – in many shapes, sizes and metals – and their new Gaea collection features timeless jewellery pieces inspired by the earth and nature.
The collection includes luxe wreath designs, winter blooms and ornate floral silhouettes for a range which offers beautiful pieces to suit every new mum.
Price: From £25, Astrid & Miyu – buy here now
3. The Evergreen Shop Personalised Portrait Papercut
The Evergreen Shop Personalised Portrait Papercut
These beautiful hand-crafted gifts are the perfect present for any new mum.
The artist will create a detailed, customised papercut artwork, personalised from a photo reference.
Choose from a range of colours and sizes to suit any space for a totally unique piece of art.
The papercuts are handmade artworks that take several hours to create, and will ensure you give the ultimate thoughtful gift to a new mum to commemorate a special moment.
Price: From £15, Etsy – buy here now
4. BeautyBio GloPRO Skincare's Bestie
BeautyBio GloPRO Skincare's Bestie
Chocolates and flowers are great, but this treatment it the perfect addition to a new mum care package.
This home-use microneedling tool promises to boost a tired parent’s collagen production, smooth her skin and tighten her pores.
The kit includes a cleansing and microneedling set with attachments for face and body, a pH balancing gel cleanser and skin prep pads.
Taking just a few minutes a day to complete the treatment, she can expect to see results like an evened skin texture and reduction in signs of ageing in as little as four weeks.
Price: £269, Harrods – buy here now
5. Nursem The Full Range Gift Set
Nursem The Full Range Gift Set
Treat her to the heavenly Nursem range and she’ll love you forever. The Nursem's range was originally developed by an NHS nurse and her husband to provide relief to over washed, irritated hands.
The Full Range Gift Set is the ultimate set for those in need of an intensive skincare regime for dry and sore skin, or anyone who suffers the drying and damaging effects of frequent hand washing.
The fabulous formulas, loved by fellow mums like Amanda Holden, are enriched with skin loving ingredients including avocado oil and shea butter to protect the skin's natural barrier, as well as collidial oatmeal to soothe irritation.
It’s also vegan, cruelty-free and free from parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil or silicone. Plus with every product purchased, Nursem gives a month’s worth of hand cream to a nurse or midwife.
Price: £44.99, Amazon – buy here now
6. Monica Vinader Personalised Necklace and Gemstone Charm
Monica Vinader Personalised Necklace and Gemstone Charm
All of Monica Vinader’s pieces can be personalised, making them the perfect unique gift.
Their friendship bracelets have already reached cult status, and the other pieces on offer are equally as covetable.
The brand offers a gorgeous way to create a unique gift for a new mum, combining the Ziggy Round Necklace Set – which can be engraved perhaps with baby’s birth date – and adding a Fiji Bud Gemstone Pendant Charm in their birthstone.
Price: From £110, Monica Vinader – buy here now
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7. Cuddledry Hands-Free Baby Towel
Cuddledry Hands-Free Baby Towel
This cleverly designed towel is a gift for both mum and baby.
The Cuddledry attaches to the parent just like an apron; this means the parent stays dry and their hands are free to lift and wrap baby both swiftly and easily out of the bath.
Founded by two mums back in 2006, the super soft bamboo and cotton Cuddledry can even be personalised making it a wonderfully bespoke gift.
Post bath time cuddles have never felt so good.
Price: £35.99, Cuddledry – buy here now
8. Bellamoon Full Moon 7-in-1 Pregnancy & Nursing System
Bellamoon Full Moon 7-in-1 Pregnancy & Nursing System
Whether the mum-to-be is planning on bottle feeding or breast feeding, having a helping hand when it comes to comfort and positioning can make all the difference.
This handy number is an award-winning, multi-functional system that will support mum and her growing baby from the first trimester of pregnancy right the way through incredible feeding journey until baby is 18-months of age.
It offers seven different functions, and throughout pregnancy the 'Mother's Pillow' supports pressure points in the neck, back and hips, as well as a growing bump.
It’s one of the pricer options on the market, but the BellaMoon adapts as your baby grows with different configurations for tummy-time, nursing in public and beyond.
Price: £169, Bellamoon – buy here now
9. Tiffy and Tallulah Matching Zebra Pyjama Set
Tiffy and Tallulah Matching Zebra Pyjama Set
These must-have cosy evening essentials are the perfect gift to encourage a new mum to snuggle down and relax in matching mummy and mini pyjamas.
Tiffy and Tallulah's zebra print set is a gorgeous gift for a new parent and a super cute addition to mum and daughter bonding time.
Price: From £39, Tiffy and Tallulah – buy here now
10. Amawrap Baby Sling
Amawrap Baby Sling
Gift a new mum the joy of free hands. The popularity of using baby slings and carriers is showing no signs of waning among new and expectant parents.
The benefits of babywearing in a baby wrap are endless, and this gorgeous stretch cotton sling offers a soft and comfortable way for mum to be close to baby and get things done, while imitating the womb experience.
The Amawrap comes in a huge range of colours to match any wardrobe and makes the perfect new mum gift.
It’s made from 100% natural cotton, ideal for newborns, and allows for optimum positioning while being is certified “Hip-Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
Price: £39.99, Amazon – buy here now
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11. My Expert Midwife Mum-To-Be Set
My Expert Midwife Mum-To-Be Set
New mums love receiving gifts designed to make their life post-childbirth a little easier.
This wonderful kit features all the essentials for ultimate comfort from pregnancy, birth and through to breastfeeding and nappy changing.
This midwife developed essentials set includes each of My Expert Midwife’s bestselling, award-winning full-size products developed to relieve a range of challenges faced by the skin during pregnancy, birth and into motherhood. A much appreciated gift for a new mum.
Price: £64, My Expert Midwife – buy here now
12. Elvie Single Electric Breast Pump
Elvie Single Electric Breast Pump
While there's plenty of much cheaper breast pumps out there that get the job done, if you can afford to go for something a bit more expensive, you can get a lot of bonus features for your money.
The Elvie electric breast pump is a single pump and is super silent for discreet expressing. It's also wearable and able to operate via a mobile phone app – pretty neat right?
For busy mums on the go, this wearable device is perfect. It fits inside the bra and is shaped like a breast, so won't look super suspect underneath clothing.
The free app allows you to check your pumping history, as well as control the device remotely, so wherever you are and whatever you're doing – expressing milk doesn't have to take a backseat.
Price: £249, CurrentBody – buy here now
13. Latched Colour Block Nursing Jumper
Latched Colour Block Nursing Jumper
There’s a real scarcity of stylish breastfeeding clothing available but Latched has jumped to the forefront of the lacking market.
The brand offers clothing you’d actually wear day-to-day, breastfeeding or not.
This two-tone sweatshirt with clever zip opening means new mums don’t have to faff around with awkward buttons and no longer have to suffer the embarrassment of lifting up their tops to reveal tummies to the world. A gift any new mum would love!
Price: £38, Latched – buy here now
14. Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
When shopping for the arrival of a new child, many parents launch themselves into full mum mode and forget about essentials for themselves.
Investing in some decent nursing bras is an essential gift for any new mum.
Bravado’s soft and comfortable designs are highly rated.
Go for maximum comfort and throw in a pop of colour with this seamless silk nursing bra.
The luxe fabric feels sumptuous while the stretch moulds to mum’s changing shape.
The wire-free style is also a nursing bra with drop-down cups, and will take her comfortably through from bump to baby.
Price: £34, Bravado – buy here now
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15. My Expert Midwife’s Soak for Bits
My Expert Midwife’s Soak for Bits
This brand new bath soak is an absolute must-have for new mums. From award-winning skincare brand My Expert Midwife, Soak for Bits is a soothing addition to any new mum's selfcare routine.
Specifically designed to restore the perineum and help women recover after childbirth, it’s made with premium quality Epsom Salts that rejuvenates tired and aching bodies.
It also contains expertly chosen essential oils like tea tree, bergamot and calendula, which have been shown to provide instant relief from perineal soreness. Arnica is also included, which can soothe muscle aches and reduce swelling, providing new mums with much needed relief from perineal discomfort after birth.
Price: £29.50, Amazon – buy here now
16. Amika Brooklyn Hustle Bestsellers Starter Kit
Amika Brooklyn Hustle Bestsellers Starter Kit
Good luck to the new mum trying to find time to wash her hair. Sometimes it's little things like dry shampoo that make her feel like a human again.
This set from Amika offers some of their best selling products, giving you the perfect opportunity to gift a new mum some self-care products.
This kit offers a full-size dry shampoo, a travel size nourishing mask and a moisture and shine cream – perfect for some quick new parent pampering.
Price: £26, Beauty Bay – buy here now
17. Scentica Self Care Collection
Scentica Self Care Collection
Whether it’s lighting a favourite candle, getting into a good book or expertly going through a multi-step skincare regimen, new parents need to set time aside for themselves.
This radiance-boosting aromatherapeutic Self Care Collection from Scientia is the perfect gift to encourage mum to indulge in a little me-time.
It includes two elixirs that will help her get that pregnancy glow back. ‘Dawn’ is 100% natural and supercharged with 23 oils from around the world, packed with skin brightening antioxidants, vitamins and omegas and blended with Pink Pepper, Fennel & Ginger to uplift the mind.
While the ‘Dusk’ elixir is calming, soothing and regenerating for her to use before bedtime. With 23 ethically sourced oils, this product restores and replenishes skin as lavender, ylang ylang and frankincense soothe her to sleep.
Price: £70, Scientia – buy here now
18. CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask
CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask
LED light therapy has become the go-to skincare treatment of choice for A-list stars like Chrissy Teigen, Kourtney Kardashian and Victoria Beckham.
So what better gift for a new mama than one of the most in-demand facial devices on the market?
This skin plumping and radiance-boosting device has been hailed the holy grail by new mums. The powerful, non-invasive and multi-award winning LED mask gently targets several signs of ageing skin using two frequencies of LED light.
It takes just 10 minutes per treatment, and can be used as often as she likes, with visible results in as little as a month. A pricey gift, but one she’ll be thanking you for for years to come.
Price: £265, CurrentBody – buy here now
19. NuFACE NuBODY Skin Toning Device
NuFACE NuBODY Skin Toning Device
Fusing both massage and tech, this clever device works by emitting low-level microcurrents into the skin to stimulate elastin, collagen and muscle fibres to help lift and tighten.
The microcurrent is a clinically tested therapy treatment to contour, tone, and firm ageing skin – perfect for a new mum who’s looking to gently work on her body after giving birth.
The innovative toning device’s four spheres gently stimulate the body to produce more collagen and elastin, while helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite, dimples and uneven texture.
It won’t quite replicate the strength of a professional treatment, but new mums can use it as often as they like in the comfort of their own home.
Price: £270, CurrentBody – buy here now