5 best gifts for the new mum

Looking for gift ideas for a new mum or mum-to-be? 

Too often we see pages flooded with itty bitty baby outfits and adorable stuffed animals and we get it, mollycoddling a baby is fun, it’s almost instinctive. They’re squishy, teeny tiny and oh so cute. But sometimes we tend to forget who the superhuman was that managed to grow and birth the centre of attention, and let's face it, it is she we should be spoiling.

The transition into motherhood can be terrifying. The whirlwind first few months with a newborn is a haze of sleepless nights and never-ending dirty nappies so the next time you pop by for a visit, gift her something that will make her new job title a little easier. 

The gift of food. Everyone knows having a new bundle of joy in the house doesn’t leave much time or energy for cooking, grocery shopping or meal planning. Alleviate the stress and say “Congratulations” by giving the gift of great, home-made meals delivered straight to her door by purchasing her a voucher for The Dinner LadiesWe think this may just go down as the BEST gift in history!

Peace of mind. Remind the new mum to stay hydrated with The Mama Bottle, a water tracking bottle designed especially for pregnancy and postpartum. It's easy to clean, dish-washer safe, ice-cube compatible, plus the lid handle makes it super easy to carry around when her hands are full. No more forgetting her daily water intake with this genius idea. Check out a few of our favourite Australian stockists: Lupa and Sol, Ted and Winnie's and The Memo

Physical self-care after giving birth is essential, I know it, you know it! Acknowledge the fact that her body has just done something extraordinary and treat her to a safe and nurturing postnatal massage. Consider booking a mobile massage service, like Qi Rhythm (based in Melbourne) if mum’s not ready to leave the newborn bubble just yet. Don't forget to offer to baby sit while she's being pampered. 

Pay for a cleaner once a week for the first 6 weeks. Housework is probably at the end of a new mums to-do list. Imagine how wonderful it would be to have the floors, bathrooms and kitchen properly cleaned and the beds freshly made. Sounds heavenly right? We also love Laundry Lady for all our washing and ironing needs. They pick-up and deliver and are available in almost every state of Australia. A new mother's godsend perhaps?

Play it safe with a gift hamper. A beautifully presented basket of goodies filled with basic essentials, special treats, and a few added luxuries is sure to put a smile on her face. Thoughtful and practical, she’ll love you for it! Make your own OR browse the gorgeous collection of hampers available at the Pamper House

So there you have it. With the run-up to Mother's Day, we've created the perfect list of gifts to buy the mums-to-be or new mums in your life. Gifts they'll not only love but appreciate. You can't magically give her a good night's rest, but these really are the next best thing.