10 Gifts To Give A New Mum

10 Gifts To Give A New Mum

So she’s finally home! Your wife, girlfriend, mum, sister, best friend or any other important lady of yours. She’s tired, worn out and most likely deserving of a lovely hot bath and a home cooked meal. Now you want to do something nice for her, something simple but something good none the less. So I have written up 10 Gifts To Give A New Mum! If you yourselves have any suggestions, please put in the comments below as I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  • Run her a hot bath.
  • Offer to cook her favourite dinner.
  • If you’re visiting, bring her some food shopping, milk/bread/soup. I remember after I had Alice, a friend came to visit us and she brought me grapes, bread, milk and a few 99p magazines. It was a lovely thought!
  • Bring her a little pamper kit, nail polish, face mask, wine, bubble bath. She will eventually use it all and be grateful for that glass of wine once she can drink it.
  • Your current favourite book. Long sleepless nights do happen around the first few weeks and yes it may take it a good while to get through the book but it will be a Godsend.
  • When you come to visit, offer to help clean up, see if she would like an hours nap, maybe even a nice shower and five minutes to herself.
  • Take photographs of her in that moment, cuddling her newborn, with that pure smile of happiness on her face, get them printed and posted to her. Mums never really get photographs of themselves anymore as they’re normally the ones with the camera in her hands.
  • Get her a gift card to use as a couple. So many visitors to a new baby get the baby a present, which of course is fine! But sometimes something for both parents. Maybe a cinema voucher or a £10 gift card for a restaurant they like and of course, offer to babysit when mum is ready to go out for a few hours without her child.
  • Cook some handy meals and freeze them for the new family. It can be so tiring to cook, clean and watch the baby so sometimes just to reheat a nice home cooked meal is great.
  • Flowers! Something so simple can always put a smile on your face.

Congratulations on the birth of your bundle of joy! Please remember to still look after each other and yourselves and don’t forget mum needs rest to and sometimes some time to herself.

 

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  1. September 13, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    What a great selection of gift ideas for a new Mum!

    • September 13, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you, I hope someone finds them useful! x

    • September 13, 2017 / 11:42 pm

      Your most welcome! 🙂 Hope they come in handy.

  2. September 13, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    These are great tips for a new mom! I have a friend who will be having a little girl soon I’ll remember these!

    • September 13, 2017 / 11:42 pm

      Oh fantastic! She’s in for some great fun! 🙂 Be sure to subscribe as I am going to be doing one for gifts for dad to… Can’t forget him 😛

      Mel x

  3. September 14, 2017 / 12:30 am

    I am not a mum, but cooking dinner and running the bath must be definite favs 🙂 x

    • September 14, 2017 / 7:22 am

      If anyone cooks me food they’re my favorite person ever! So yep agree 100% with you 🙂 x

  4. September 14, 2017 / 3:58 am

    The biggest gift would be to learn how to change a diaper! I know my mom really loved it when we stepped in and helped.

    • September 14, 2017 / 7:22 am

      Ah yeah my niece & nephew learnt after I had Alice and it was lovely as they could help more 🙂

  5. September 14, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Cooking dinner is a big one, and really helps! I did it for my OH after our daughter was born… It really helped lift her mood.

    • September 14, 2017 / 7:23 am

      I bet she was very grateful to you 🙂

  6. September 14, 2017 / 8:20 am

    This is such a great list! I especially love the photograph idea as photos can capture such a precious time to look back on! 🙂 xx

    • September 14, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      One of my proudest moments was thinking of that idea! Its something I would have loved myself 🙂 x

  7. September 14, 2017 / 9:51 am

    What a great list, i sometimes forget to buy new mums and always the baby, i wont from now on as i think its super important everyone gets a little treat, even if its meals prepped or watching baby whilst mum has a pamper x

    • September 14, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      I’ve forgotten myself but so glad I have my list now to remind me 🙂 x

  8. September 14, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Having some time out to relax seems like a great option for a new mum and something everyone needs x

    • September 14, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      100% agree! I love my me time and a nice long shower, baby free is my favorite time 🙂

  9. Jess
    September 14, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    It’s amazing that people overlook the simple things when it comes to new parents that just need a short break,

    • September 14, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Sadly, I think its overlooked even when the children are a little older. We all need sometime to ourselves sometimes x

  10. September 14, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I love the list, especially the wine section! Maybe add some sanitary pads too, they may run out and you are not in a position to go out and shop.

    • September 14, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Oh I ran out!! I wasn’t to happy, luckily my mum came to my rescue! x

  11. September 14, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Ah I love these ideas, they’re different from the usual ones. I love the idea of a picture to capture her in the moment. I would love to do this for some of my friends, create a little memory book! x

    • September 14, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you! I’ve got a memory book for Alice’s first year and also waiting to order a printed photo book. I’m terrible with photographs but then so happy I take so many! 🙂 x

  12. September 14, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Great suggestions! Cooking her a homemade meal would totally be worth it seeing the face they make when eating it. A couple of coupons or gifts would be nice too.

    • September 14, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      I think anyone cooking a homemade meal is a hero! 😀

  13. Danielle
    September 15, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    So many great ideas here! The best thing anyone could have done for me when I had my daughter was bring food to put in the freezer. Sadly we had to do that all ourselves though.

  14. September 15, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I love how each of those gifts have a lot more meaning than a general gift guide!

  15. September 15, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    The gift of time too is a good one. A spare moment to herself to grab a cuppa x

  16. September 16, 2017 / 10:12 am

    These are absolutely brilliant ideas and I am sure every new mum would love a variety of them! I did a similar thing for a friend suffering a terminal illness and she loved it

  17. Sarah Ann
    September 16, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    These are such wonderful ideas. I guess everyone focuses on gifts for the new baby which although are appreciated, mums would love some help and to be spoiled too.

  18. September 16, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Definitely offer to give her a short sleep break while you hold the fort. When you are a new mum you always have one ear open for the doorbell so knowing that someone else is listening out for the baby and the door is a godsend.

  19. September 17, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Great tips. My favourite gift was people bringing me home cooked meals for the first couple of weeks – it certainly helped

  20. Francesca
    September 18, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Yes to cooking meals!!! We always cook meals for our friends who have a newborn!!! It really helped us when we had ours it’s the last thing you want to think about doing when you have a new baby!

  21. September 19, 2017 / 5:01 am

    Some me time is always needed! I love that you did this!

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