The best Mother’s Day gifts for new mums

Clare Rigden
Columnist

Got a new mum in the family? Make her first Mother’s Day super special with these great, stylish and practical gifts ideas.

Luxurious new mum hamper, $159

This hamper has everything a new mum could ever want. Photo: New Mama Kit

Forget rattles and booties – what every new mum REALLY wants is this amazing hamper! It has everything she never knew she needed, from dry shampoo and champagne, to a silk eye mask, ear plugs, rosehip oil for those stretch marks – and new mum ‘affirmation’ cards! Head to newmamakit.com for a range of price options and goodies.

Bright Eyed Eye Mask, $36

These eye masks from Mecca are apparently like “8 hours sleep for tired eyes”. Photo: Mecca

Mum might not be getting a full night’s sleep for the foreseeable future, but at least she can trick her eyes into thinking she has! These Mecca eye masks are supposedly like “8 hours sleep for tired eyes”, designed to deliver hits of moisture to “brighten, lift and minimise puffiness”. What’s not to love about that?

UV on-the-go steriliser bag, $113.95

The RochiLou’s 59S UV Sterilization Bag eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria from bottles, teets, dummies, teethers, small toys, breast pumps and accessories. Photo: RochiLou

How great’s this hi-tech gadget? The RochiLou’s 59S UV Sterilization Bag eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria from bottles, teets, dummies, teethers, small toys, breast pumps and accessories – all on the go! A built-in UVC LED light, fitted into the bag, kills bugs at the touch of the button... in less than 59 seconds! This could be a literal life-saver for mums on the run.

Koko Black Chocolate gift box, $99

Choc sets don’t get much more deluxe than this amazing forty-nine piece selection of Koko Black's most loved pralines. Photo: Koko Black

Give the new mum in your life what she REALLY wants –- lots and lots of chocolate! Choc sets don’t get much more deluxe than this amazing forty-nine piece selection of Koko Black's most loved pralines. We’re talking white. We’re talking dark. We’re talking every darn one of those delicious chocolatey treats she loves. Serious brownie points, people – SERIOUS!

Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack, $20.69

Make drying everything a breeze with these quirky grass countertop drying racks. Photo: Chemist Warehouse

It won’t be long before the kitchen is absolutely jam-packed with bottles, teets, brushes and all those other baby bits and bobs. Make drying everything a breeze with these quirky grass countertop drying racks. Not only do they look cute, they’re also super practical, allowing you to stand up all your bottles to air dry effectively. Oh, and good news – they’re on sale right now at Chemist Warehouse!

T2 tea set, $22

This 20 Little Memories pack features 20 of T2 tea’s best-loved tea flavours, packaged as convenient teabags.

Chances are, your new mum will be drinking a LOT of tea in the weeks and months to come. Why not gift her this gorgeous ‘20 Little Memories’ T2 pack? It features 20 of T2 tea’s best-loved tea flavours, packaged as convenient teabags. There’s everything from English Breakfast (for getting up in the morning), to calming Peppermint – there’s even one to help her sleep. Trust us, this thoughtful gift is JUST what she needs.

Super Softy skin cream, $26

These cheery little moisturisers are TECHNICALLY for babies and kids, but hot tip – they smell absolutely AMAZING, so you're going to want to use it on yourself. Photo: Gro-To

These cheery little moisturisers are TECHNICALLY for babies and kids, but hot tip – they smell absolutely AMAZING and your new mum is going to want to use it exclusively on herself! These creams make great little gifts, and, if bub actually gets to use it, it will leave their yummy, scrummy little rolls of deliciousness super soft and smooth. Guaranteed to raise a smile.

Bumblebee night light, $28

This gorgeous Arlec bumblebee night light (available from Bunnings) emits a beautiful soft glow, casting star-shaped lights across little ones’ rooms. Photo: Arlec

This gorgeous Arlec bumblebee night light (available from Bunnings) emits a beautiful soft glow, casting star-shaped lights across little ones’ rooms. Click on the bee’s wings to change the light colour, or opt for the auto mode which cycles through all the colours until bub is fast asleep. This sweet light is battery operated and turns itself off after a certain amount of time. Dreamy.

New baby gift set from MYMIMISTAR, $70

This gorgeous new baby gift set from MYMIMISTAR features gorgeous treats for both mum AND bub. Photo: MYMIMISTAR

We are totally in LOVE with this gorgeous new baby gift set from MYMIMISTAR, which features gorgeous treats for both mum AND bub! The gift includes a choice of Goats Milk Soap, a Cherry Blossom Soy Candle, wooden Teething Ring with silicone beads, Mothers Milk tea, a crocheted baby washcloth and gift card with personalised message. Thoughtful AND practical...winning!

BabyZen YOYO newborn nest pack, $349.99

This BabyZen stroller now comes with a newborn nest pack, which allows your stroller to be used from newborn, by attaching the cozy cocoon to the chassis. Photo: BabyZen

This, my friends, is the ONLY stroller you will EVER need! We say this having travelled the world with our BabyZen, which folds up so itty-bitty you can safely stow it in the overhead locker on a plane! It now comes with a newborn nest pack, which allows your stroller to be used from newborn, by attaching the cozy cocoon to the chassis. The 5-point harness keeps bub secure, and the pop-up canopy has two positions. This is a straight-up lifechanger – you’re welcome.

Ceramic Mini Mood Lamp, $60

These mood lamps from Endota are used in all the day spa treatment rooms, the oval domes emitting off gorgeous dappled glow. Photo: Endota

Ever wondered why you feel so darn calm when you go for those pamper sessions at Endota? These mood lamps might have something to do with it! They’re used in all the day spa treatment rooms, the oval domes emitting off gorgeous dappled glow and casting delicate flecks of light through circular perforations. This is a lovely light to pop on for those evening wind-down feeding sessions.

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