29 thoughtful gifts for new mums

Posted in Gifting Ideas, Mother's Day.

Outdoor setting showing woman kissing her baby's head as she wears her in an Ergobaby Omni Breeze carrier, a practical baby shower gift for mom.

After nine months of keeping baby safe and snug in her tummy, bubba has finally arrived, dimples and all. And while there are plenty of things to buy for baby, we think Mumma Bear deserves a special gift (or three) too.

Whether it be something lavish and luxe or something sweet and sentimental, thoughtful gifts for new mums needn’t cost the earth. To help show her you care, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite gift ideas for first-time mums.

Cheap and cheerful …

  • Her favourite chocolate
  • A terrarium or a potted plant
  • iTunes voucher
  • Coffee card gift voucher
  • Personalised diary
  • A fancy tea cup

A bit more … (under $100)

  • Bathrobe
  • Spa voucher
  • Magazine subscription
  • Yoga mat
  • Fitness tracker
  • Clothing voucher

Splash out …

  • Weekend away
  • Family photoshoot
  • A weekly cleaner for a month
  • Thermomix

Comparison of various presents for new mothers showing different different categories, options and styles to compare.

29 thoughtful gifts for new mums

With so amazing products on the market, it can be overwhelming when it comes to picking a gift. So to help you out we’ve curated a handy list of products we’d all love to receive. In no particular order, these are our picks.

Memory keeper

Top view showing Truly Amor Bebe Baby Book with presentation box open and pen inside, a personalised gift for new mums.

Truly Amor Bebé Baby Book with Keepsake Box & Pen ($79.90)

Give a gift that keeps on giving with this luxurious cloth-covered journal. Mums can record every special moment from pregnancy to 18 years within 304 pages of helpful prompts that evolve into a treasured keepsake, complete with a stunning linen-covered box.

Buy Now from Truly Amor

All wrapped up

ergoPouch Matchy Matchy postpartum gift, showing woman twinning with baby in Sage, as well as front view of two other colours with waist tie and pocket.

ergoPouch Matchy Matchy Robe ($59.95)

Made from a beautiful blend of organic cotton and bamboo, these gorgeous robes are the ultimate in stay-ay-home comfort. Designed with new mums in mind, they’re ideal for breastfeeding and have nice, roomy pockets for everything mummy needs to have at hand.

Buy Now from ergoPouch

Curated bundles

A gift hamper of self care and Mum inspired products to give to a Mother

Young Willow Only One Mum Like You Set ($100)

Make a new mum feel special with a lovingly curated bundle of thoughtful goodies. This beautiful Only One Mum Like You set includes a hand treatment to protect and restore, a stunning velvet cosmetic purse, a luxe belly oil and the book ‘There’s Only One Mum Like You’.

Buy Now from Young Willow

Silky slumber

Linen House Silk Pillowcases showing luxurious texture in three colours, making for a thoughtful new mum gift.

Linen House Silk Blush Pillowcase ($89.99)

Because mum deserves to sleep like a baby too. Made from 19 momme mulberry silk (that’s very high quality for us non-silk-speaking folk), these dreamy pillowcases come in a range of colours and are known to improve sleep, keep skin looking young and prevent hair from frizzing. Amazing.

Buy Now from Linen House

Whisper this

Close up of necklaces from UbyKate Whispers collection showing various shaped pendants engraved with initials for a personalised new mum gift.

UbyKate The Whispers Collection (from $175)

Children are everything to a new mum, and personalised jewellery is a meaningful gift that keeps them close. Whether she’s a new mum or already has a brood, this delicate collection of fine gold swivel letters can be worn individually or gathered as a family on one chain.

Buy Now from uberkate

Purify and protect

A home setting with content woman in the background, showing a close up of a Lively Living air purifier which is a practical gift idea for new parents.

Lively Living Air Purifier with UV Sterilizer + Organic Oil ($249)

A mother’s instinct to protect her family is strong, and this Air Purifier is a product she’ll want in her arsenal. Helping to improve sleep quality and keeping sickness at bay, electrolyzed oxidizing water technology removes 99.9% of allergens and bacteria from the air at the touch of a button.

Buy Now from Lively Living

Bags of room

Front view of Arrived baby backpacks showing six different colours to compare when choosing a present for new mums.

Arrived The Hayes Baby Bag Backpack ($179)

Babies come with a lot of stuff, and having everything packed into a backpack frees mum’s hands to carry and snuggle her wee one in her arms. These ones come in style-worthy shades, and there’s ample room for mum’s stuff too. A great investment for any new mum.

Buy Now from Arrived

Comfy feet

Top view close-ups of Kip & Co Slippers showing fluffy material, cross over design and three bright colourways.

Kip&Co Adult Slippers ($39)

Many new mums plan to spend the first few weeks after birth bonding with their baby at home. Available in a range of dreamy colourways, these comfy-as-can-be slippers make the perfect new mum gift. Practical yet pretty, they’ll keep her tootsies cosy while she cuddles bub night and day.

Buy Now from Kip&Co

Keep baby close

A woman is wearing her baby in a leopard print Baby Dink Newborn Carrier showing the waist band and head support in use.

BabyDink Newborn Baby Carriers ($189.95)

For precious bonding during the early months, this newborn carrier is like a second baby bubble. Worn like a t-shirt she can say bye-bye to buckles, clips and confusing wraps getting in the way of sweet bubba cuddles.

Buy Now from BabyDink

Lunch on the go

A Woman holding two different sizes and colours of the MontiiCo Smoothie Cup

MontiiCo Insulated Smoothie Cup (from $34.90)

Cheers to this smoothie cup for busy new mums. For lunch on the go or a breastfeeding boost, the double-wall insulation keeps the contents cold. When it’s time to clean, remove the replaceable silicone seal and throw it all in the dishwasher. Easy!

Buy Now from Montii Co

Supporting role

A group of women wearing Emamaco shapewear, showing sets in different styles and colours for consideration as a present for new mums.

emamaco Shapewear Range (from $119.99)

The woman code states that it’s completely acceptable to wear activewear 24/7. Shapewear that combines active compression and comfortable stretch supports new mums throughout their fourth trimester, and beyond. A voucher would make a fitting gift.

Buy Now from Emamaco

Breastfeeding bestie

Close up of Lactamo Lactation Ball postpartum gift showing how the product is presented in the packaging and that it comes with instructions.

Lactamo Breastfeeding Ball ($49.95)

This is the sort of gift they won’t know they need – until they do. Designed to help provide relief for a new mum’s most common breastfeeding challenges, this reusable magic massage ball is heatable, coolable and perfectly packaged to stand out in that gift hamper.

Buy Now from Lactamo

Face the day

We are Feel Good Inc Face the Day self-care gift for new mums, showing the morning and night creme packaging in front of its gift box.

We Are Feel Good Inc. Face The Day Bundle (from $65)

Motherhood might mean that sleep disappears for a while, but her self-care doesn’t have to. Packaged in a beautiful gift box, this Face the Day duo is packed with nourishing ingredients making it simple and easy for a new mum to keep up her daily skincare routine.

Buy Now from We Are Feel Good Inc

Sexy comfort

Woman wearing Hotmilk Lunar Eclipse Soft Cup Bra sets showing the breathable mesh inserts as well as two different colours.

Hotmilk Lingerie Lunar Eclipse Nursing Bra ($79.95)

Help a new mumma feel gorgeous and comfortable with a gift voucher for a bra that will see her through her breastfeeding journey. This soft-cup, silky microfibre number features magnetic clips that twist to open for nursing and special touches like rose gold hardware. It’s the little things.

Buy Now from Hotmilk Lingerie

Close up showing the Lively Living Aroma Flare diffuser in a relaxing bathroom setting, making for a self-care gift for new mums.

Lively Living Aroma-Flare Diffuser ($69.95)

Home is a new mum’s sanctuary, so a gift that brings calm to the crazy of having a new bub is always welcome. Pair this gorgeous woodgrain diffuser with some relaxing essential oils for day and night and make new mum gifting a breeze.

Buy Now from Lively Living

Jar of goodness

Close up showing woman using the Being Boobie Balm, plus front view of the minimalistic packaging ready for gifting.

BEING Skincare Boobie Balm ($35)

The fourth trimester can be a tender time and this jar of botanical goodness is a godsend for sore and cracked nipples. Made with all natural ingredients, it treats any dry and damaged skin so it’s a perfect, multi-purpose addition to a new mum hamper.

Buy Now from BEING Skincare

Carry it all

A close up of Hannah Henry Catherine Nappy Bag Carryalls showing the shoulder strap plus two different colours.

Hannah & Henry Catherine Carryall Nappy Bag ($189)

A busy mum on the go needs a nappy bag that’s big enough to carry everything while still maintaining a sophisticated designer look. This carryall tote ticks all the boxes for quality and practicality with lots of compartments for all the stuff. Genius.

Buy Now from Hannah & Henry

A healthy home

Front view showing the illustrated Koala Eco Home Collection gift box together with the three Koala Eco products that come inside.

Koala Eco Home Gift Collection (from $48)

Formulated with 100% natural ingredients and enriched with Australian native oils, the range of cleaning products from Koala Eco is completely safe to use around sweet little babes. With scents like eucalyptus and rosemary, lemon myrtle and mandarin, her home will smell ah-mazing.

Buy Now from Koala Eco

Grab and go

Close-ups of woman holding OiOi nappy clutch in two prints for comparison, showing wrist strap in use. A useful baby shower gift for new mums.

OiOi Change Clutch (from $69.95)

When it’s time to change bub, a clever clutch makes all the difference to a new mum’s experience. There’s pockets for nappies, wipes and creams, and the easy-clean surface means mess can be quickly wiped away. Bonus, the stunning print makes this clutch accessory-worthy.

Buy Now from OiOi

Perfect position

My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow showing front view of baby feeding on it and drink bottle in pocket. A practical baby shower gift for new mums.

My Brest Friend Breastfeeding Pillow (from $89.99)

Breastfeeding is the perfect opportunity for mum to bond with her darling bub, but holding baby for long periods of time can be exhausting for tired arms. Breastfeeding pillows make great gifts for new mums, and this one is designed to perfectly position the baby for easy latch-on.

Buy Now from Playette

Breathable bamboo

Close up showing My Little Gumnut Reusable breast pads in three floral prints with a storage/wash bag, a gift idea for a new mum survival kit.

My Little Gumnut Reusable Breast Pads (from $7.99)

New mums can always do with some handy helpers. These comfortable, reusable breast pads are the answer to leaky boobs. Drawing moisture away whilst preventing embarrassing leakages, they’re breathable, antibacterial and machine-washable. Plus they come in a range of gorgeous prints.

Buy Now from My Little Gumnut

Double duty

Close-ups of Amelia Convertible Pram Caddy in tan and black, showing them attached to pram handle with pram clips.

Vanchi Amelia Convertible Pram Caddy ($129.95)

Help a new mum leave the house with her game absolutely in the bag. This award-winning, 2-in-one pram caddy morphs into a handy shoulder bag so her essentials stay with her wherever she goes… along with her sanity. Roomy yet stylish, it comes in two shades that go with everything.

Buy Now from Vanchi

Hands-free adventures

Woman wearing sleeping baby in Ergobaby Omni Breeze Carrier, showing mesh lining, adjustable straps and that it's a gift idea for new parents.

Ergobaby Omni Breeeze Carrier ($349)

Give the gift of hands-free adventures when out and about. Keep cuddling and snuggle through till toddlerhood, this carrier takes breathability to the next level using SoftFlex mesh fabric that maximizes airflow and keeps clamminess at bay.

Buy Now from Ergobaby

The fourth trimester

Close-up showing the cover of The Fourth Trimester book, a helpful postpartum gift.

The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson ($32.99)

They say a woman is reborn along with the birth of her baby. Kimberly Johnson, a doula, postpartum recovery expert, and yoga instructor provides a roadmap for the transition into motherhood after birth in her book  The Fourth Trimester. A good-read.

Buy Now from Amazon

Handy helper

Four Google Nest Minis showing simple design in four different colours, a gift idea for new parents.

Google Nest Mini ($79)

When you’re a mum, it’s safe to say you can use a little help. The Google Nest Mini is small but big on convenience: mums can set voice reminders, add to her shopping list, and check the weather for dressing bub, all without leaving the couch. The best thing? It listens every time.

Buy Now from Google Store

Lingerie for leaks

Two women in bedroom setting wearing different styles of Modibodi underwear, showing comfy fit and feeling of freedom.

Modibodi Period and Incontinence Underwear (from $19)

Little leaks here and there happen. And for many new mums, they happen a lot. Help a mumma out with period and pee-friendly underwear that she’ll feel confident in all day long. Highly absorbent, they’re perfect for post-pregnancy and beyond.

Buy Now from Amazon

Bring it to bed

Lapmate Inclining Lap Table in a bedroom setting showing table set up for tea, making for a practical new mum pampering gift.

Lapmate Inclining Lap Table ($69.95)

During those bleary-eyed days with a newborn home, there really are very few reasons to get out of bed. Let mum enjoy the baby snuggles and stay under the covers as long as possible with a handy breakfast tray for her feeding snacks and copious cups of tea. Heaven!

Buy Now from Hard to Find

Dinner to the door

Front porch setting showing Youfooz Meal Box delivered to the door, a thoughtful gift for new parents.

Youfoodz Ready-Made Meal Delivery (from $9.95 per meal)

Give mum one less thing to think about and she’ll thank you for it, trust us. Organise dinner for the family or club together with friends and supply their meals for the week. Less time cooking means more time spent with their adorable new bub.

Buy Now from YouFoodz

Is it any wonder

Front and side close-ups showing The Wonder Weeks book cover so text is readable.

The Wonder Weeks: A Stress-Free Guide to Your Baby’s Behavior ($32.95)

Parenting can be full of questions and uncertainty, and a book like this helps replace some of the ‘huh’s?’ with ‘ah-huh’s’ when it comes to bub’s behaviour. With science-based explanations about leaps and helpful guidance and activities to support brain development, parents are less confused and more empowered.

Buy Now from Amazon

And… relax

An Endota Spa new mum pampering gift idea showing a close up of woman enjoying a facial.

Endota Spa Gift Card (from $25)

As magical as pregnancy is, it can really take its toll on the body. Massages and spa treatments are always welcomed gifts for new mums and can cost as much or as little as you’d like. The five minutes of uninterrupted sleep afterwards is just a BIG bonus!

Buy Now from Endota Spa

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Comparison of six gift ideas for new mothers, showing different categories and styles of presents.

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