Are you having a baby this year? Or perhaps you’re a friend or family member excitedly awaiting the arrival of a new baby? Whichever the answer, this article is for you. New mums are often left out when it comes to the gifting game as new bubs are lavished (rightly so) with lots of gifts. However, new mums are also in need of a few choice essentials during this new journey. A gift for a new mum is one of the most thoughtful things you can give. Make sure you get the gift right by choosing something they actually want (or popping what you really need on your Gift Registry). Keep reading to find out our favourite gifts for new mums in 2022.
How to choose a gift for a new mum?
Shopping for a new mum or mum-to-be? We got you. If you haven’t been pregnant before or don’t have kids of your own, it can be tricky working out a suitable present to give. Here’s a few things to consider to help you choose the perfect gift:
- Something comfy: New mums will love a pair of button up pjs to relax in.
- Something luxe: Make new mums feel special with a gorgeous silk bathrobe or scented candle.
- Something practical: Think a nappy bag or maternity pads- they’re needed and practical!
- Something soothing: Childbirth isn’t a walk in the park. Get her some cooling pads or something to help her body heal.
Why you should create a gift registry
For all expecting mums reading this, our top advice for you is to create a Gift Registry. There’s some misconception out there that creating a registry is demanding or not polite for some reason. Let us tell you – your family and friends are going to want to gift you things, for the baby and for you. Save yourself the hassle of replying to tons of messages, or get the first foot by actively curating a list of all the things you really need for yourself and the baby. At the end of the day, if someone wants to get you something in particular they’ll still do that. And if someone doesn’t want to give you something, then you won’t receive anything from them and it’ll be no harm done.
7 Best Gifts for New Mums
Here’s a roundup of our favourite 7 gifts specifically for new mums in 2022.
Let’s start with a practical gift. Childbirth takes its toll on the body, and whilst everyone’s experience is different, there’s generally a little pain involved. Body Ice can make a big difference and give you some much needed relief. The Maternity Care Ice and Heat Set is ideal for new mums as it includes strips for the perineum and breasts that you can apply either hot or ice cold for instant relief. New mums will thank you big time when reaching for these after childbirth, or whilst breastfeeding.
Features of Body Ice:
- Use hot or cold
- Includes breast pads and perineum strip
- Can be reused as ice packs
- Relieve aches and pains
- Nappy bag
File this under practical gift meets something luxe. A nappy bag is an absolute essential for a new mum. Babies come with a whole lot of baggage, and chances are your regular handbag won’t cut it anymore. Not that you need to carry around the kitchen sink, but you’ll most likely love a bag with lots of zippers and compartments or even a chic backpack to keep things close to hand (and ergonomic). We love the luxe Harper Leather Midi Backpack from Mina Baie for this. Not only does it look great, it also gets the job done. It has ten internal compartments and three external pockets, an insulated bottle compartment, plus a laptop compartment to fit a 13 inch Macbook.
Features of Harper Midi Backpack:
- 10 internal compartments
- 3 external pockets
- Insulated bottle compartment
- Laptop compartment
- Water resistant lining
- Made of leather
- Electric breast pump
This is one you’ll want to check with new mums before gifting in case they’re not breastfeeding (or not planning to express milk). Breastfeeding women will love an electric breast pump especially if they’re planning on going back to work quickly, need to travel away from their baby, or want to simply share feeding duties with their partner. Medela is the gold standard when it comes to electric pumping. It gets the job done quickly, efficiently, and relatively quietly. Better yet, it’s lightweight and easy to clean.
Features of Medela Breast Pump:
- Various pumping levels
- Easy to assemble
This comes under ‘healing gifts’ and is seriously one of the most needed and thoughtful things you could give to breastfeeding new mums. The Silverette is a little silver nursing cup designed to fit over the nipple and heal damage. They’re made from pure 925 sterling silver and are 100% nickel free to protect and repair nipples and surrounding skin that is sore, cracked and sensitive from breastfeeding. Every new breastfeeding mum should have these in her repertoire!
Features of Silverette:
- Made from 925 sterling silver
- 100% nickel free
- Natural antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial metal
- Hotmilk Bra
This is a luxe meets practical gift. Nursing bras rarely conjure up gorgeous images, but the maternity bras from Hotmilk are here to change their dowdy reputation. Their Warrior Plunge Bras come in black or white and go up to a size 16DD. They’re embellished with sexy soft lace and are ultra adjustable if you’re breastfeeding. A beautiful bra for new mums is a great way to make them feel a little more like themselves even on days where they haven’t showered or had a chance to wash their hair!
Features of Warrior Plunge Bra:
- Magnetic nursing clips
- 6 hook and eye fastenings
- Contour foam cup
- ¾ contour cup
- Rose gold hardware
- Up to size 16DD
- Multi Mam compresses
The Multi Mam compresses are a gift for healing and practicality at its finest. Breastfeeding can often cause some aches and pains and that’s where these guys come in. They provide instant relief and comfort to sore breasts and can be left on for as long as you need. The compress creates an optimal skin condition, supports the natural healing process and stimulates the repair mechanism of damaged nipples. Plus, it contains a Bio-Active gel content that blocks the development of harmful microorganisms and thus prevents infection.
Features of Multi Mam Compresses:
- Includes 12 compresses
- Provides instant relief to sore breasts
- Helps to prevent infection
- Repairs skin
- Franjos Kitchen Tanker Topper Biscuits
Our final suggestion for new mum gifts are the Tanker Topper biscuits from Franjos Kitchen. This applies specifically to breastfeeding mums. The Tanker Topper biscuits are formulated by a nutritionist and naturopath to provide mums with energy and sufficient nutrient levels to create the best milk they can. They’re super convenient to hungry new mums and can be eaten with just one hand, plus they’re dairy and egg free as well as free from refined sugar, additives or preservatives.
Features of Tanker Toppers:
- Dairy, egg, refined sugar, additives and preservative free
- For breastfeeding mums
- Provide energy and optimal nutrients
Feeling inspired to gift the new mum in your life something they’ll love? Or perhaps you’re pregnant and now feel empowered to create your own gift registry? Whatever you need, discover it all at the memo in Australia.