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23 Gifts You Should Buy New Mothers

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1. A post-natal doula

From emotional support to practical help around the house, a post-natal doula is the ultimate dream gift for any new mum. They normally work three to four hours a day, doing light housework and watching the baby while she catches up on lost sleep. You can buy vouchers through Doula UK.

2. Offer to mind the dog

Dog walking and looking after a newborn do not go hand in hand. If you’ve got the space, offer to take the family pooch for a few weeks til she feels more on top of things. It’ll be one less person to worry about.

4. Some pretty pyjamas


Taking care of a newborn involves a lot of snuggling in bed and on the couch. Give her some lovely soft, stretchy loungewear and she can do it in style – and not be morto when the visitors come a-calling.


5. Home cooked food

Think nutritious, freezer-friendly meals like lasagne, casseroles, pies and soups in disposable containers so she won’t have to worry about cleaning up. Throw in a loaf of freshly baked bread and a cake to fully seal your status as Best Person Ever.

6. Mementos from baby’s birthday

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Every new mum wants keepsakes from the day her baby was born but it’s hard to remember to buy them. Be a great mate and collect all the papers, as well as finding out the No.1 single, album and movie at the box office. She’ll love you forever.

7. A reusable water bottle


Breastfeeding mums need to stay well hydrated, especially in those early days when they’re still recovering from delivery. Having a Bobble by her side will make it a doddle. You can buy one here.

8. A sling or wrap

Babies are happiest when snuggled up with their mum. Fact. Unfortunately, she still needs to get stuff done around the house. Enter: the Moby. This stretchy wrap will make her life so much easier. You can buy it here.


9. A cleaner

Surviving on just a few hours sleep while looking after a demanding newborn can be stressful, especially when the doorbell keeps ringing. The dream gift? A couple of hours cleaning every week for a month or two. Try

10. Fancy lip balm


New mums need all the TLC they can get and Kiehl's cult Lip Balm #1 will take care of a dry, parched pout as well as making her feel a million bucks after just one application. Buy it here.

11. Birthstone jewellery

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Want to treat her to a trinket? Go for something that contains her new baby’s birthstone to make the gift twice as meaningful. These sterling silver birthstone stacking rings from Becky Pearce on Folksy are pretty perfect.

12. A snack hamper

Those first few weeks with a newborn are so hectic that sometimes making a full meal just isn’t possible. A hamper packed with her favourite healthy, easy-to-grab snacks will ensure she never goes hungry.


13. A magazine subscription

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Looking after a small baby often means long stretches at home and what’s more exciting when you’re stuck at home than getting some good post? Whether you choose a parenting magazine, something trashy or even something educational, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Literally.

14. A photobook gift card

Newborn babies are the most photographed people on the planet but how often are those digital pics printed? Not very. This practical present will make it easy for her to put together an adorable family album. Try

15. A massage

Not only is it the gift of a massage, it’s the gift of an hour or two to herself. Just what every frazzled new mum needs. Maybe you could even meet her for lunch afterwards?

16. An iTunes or Google Play giftcard


A smartphone is a new mum’s best friend, especially during those lonely night feeds. From wet nappy trackers and white noise apps to music and books, this is the gift she doesn't even realise she wants – yet.


17. A restaurant voucher

Tiny babies are extremely portable so for the first couple of months it’s easy to bring them to restaurants. Pick a place that also does takeaway meals so she can go for that option if she’d rather eat at home.

19. A good book

The Girl On The Train is a real page turner but she may also like something kid-related, in which case you can't go wrong with Go The F**k To Sleep.

20. A Netflix subscription

New mums spend hours every day just feeding and snuggling their snoozing babies and it’s always nice to have something good on in the background. Netflix has it covered.


22. A pro photoshoot

Since one parent is usually behind the camera, full family photos can be few and far between. Take the hassle out of it by booking her a half-day session with a local photographer. She’ll treasure the pictures forever.