What does a new mum want? Sleep, time for herself and something that makes her feel wonderful (or at least human). Give the new mum in your life the extra attention she deserves with one of these special gifts.
A Christmas hamper plus a home cooked meal
This season Maggie Beer has put together the perfect hampers that include her unique sauces, stocks, jellies, jams and so much more. Turn up with one of these hampers and a recipe from Maggie Beer’s website, offer to cook a meal and the new mum in your life will love you forever. If someone offered to do it for me, I’d almost consider having another baby just so that I can enjoy the experience. You can find your nearest distributor on Maggie Beer’s website. $25-$160.
A nappy bag that looks stylish
Any mum would love a bag that can fit everything, yet, it doesn’t look like a typical nappy bag. Look no further than the new Storksak + Bugaboo leather or nylon bag. It combines functionality with a clean and sophisticated design, and it can easily double as a casual tote. Available from selected retailers. Leather $499, nylon $319.
Something that’ll make the house look brighter
3 Sprout offer super cute storage solutions for families with young children. You can get adorable bath storage, wall organisers, storage bins, toy chests… Even doing laundry can put a smile on a new mum’s face, if her laundry basket looks like this. 3 Sprout storage solutions start from $34.95, available at www.coolkidz.net.au.
I gave up on wearing jewellery when I had my first baby, because he was constantly pulling and chewing on everything I’d try to put on. Back then I didn’t know that I could get jewellery designed with bubs in mind, but now I do! MummaBubba Jewellery offers a range of colourful, fashionable and, most importantly, baby-safe accessories that mums and bubs love. Buy online at mummabubbajewellery.com.au. Necklaces $15-$34.95; bangles $7-$14.95.
Home cleaning services
When I had a baby, for a very short period of time I had someone coming to clean our place. Instead of worrying about housework, I got to go out for a walk with my baby, then come home and the place was sparkling clean. To this day it remains a very fond memory of mine and I can’t imagine a new mum not loving it. Have a look for a cleaning company near you or ask your friends for recommendations.
Featured image courtesy of MummaBubba Jewellery