Having recently bought a few gifts for some new Yummy Mummies, I thought I would share with you 10 of my gifts that have been well received.They are not your usual pressies but all are useful, essential or special.
- Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body WashThis is an amazing body wash with its smell instantly reminding me of having my four babies. You can use it as a bubble bath for you and baby as it’s ingredients are all natural and is gentle on baby skin. Just lovely.
2. A dinner or breakfast pack
These are always well received for new parents. I nip to Markies and fill a bag with either breakfast goodies – croissants, butter, fruit juice, muffins etc or a dinner bag with a meal for two which can just be popped in the oven with no fuss. It’s always nice to get a pudding too. This gives the overwhelmed new parents one less thing to think about and a full tum for the busy day or night ahead. YUM
3. Gro Thermometer
This is a fantastic thermometer for baby’s room. It acts as a night light and the colour of the egg changes to let you know instantly if the baby’s room is too hot, cold or just right. I have had one since my first baby and think it is brilliant.
4. Baby Get Well Pack
This may look a little boring but believe me, at two am a few weeks or months down the line, those new parents will be loving you for this gift!! Pop them in a wee bag and write on the front ‘Baby’s Get Well Pack’ and they will be delighted to find ‘just what they are looking for’. For teeth coming through – good old Bickiepegs to chomp on and a tube of Bonjela to numb the gums. For snuffles – essential oils like Tea Tree or Eucalyptus to pop in the bath or in a steam bowl. For windy babies, a bottle of Infacol can help to ease the pain. For sick babies who may have runny tums, these Optibac Probiotics are gentle on their tummies and helps to get them back on track. My most favourite of these is the good old “nose sucker” – it is disgusting but the sense of achievement when you can suck all that yukkiness out of their system is amazing!!!
5. A voucher for Mummy to get a beauty treatment
It is always nice to receive a wee voucher for a new Mum to get her nails done or take some time out to have a facial. This couple of hours will make her feel great and more like herself. You can also add in a homemade voucher offering your baby snuggle services whilst she attends said appointment! You can’t beat a couple of hours of new baby cuddles.
6. A print for baby’s nursery
A print like this Vivi and the Bears is a lovely gift for a new baby’s nursery. They do lots of different styles, quotes from stories and some personalised ones where you can add in their name and date of birth etc. There are so many to choose from that it’s unlikely to be a duplicate gift. Beautiful.
7. Nappies and Wipes
Not a majorly exciting gift but one that will be majorly apprecaited. As a new parent you always underestimate how many nappies and wipes you will go through, especially in those first few weeks. A big pack of nappies (sizes 1 and 2) and wipes will never go amiss.
8. Mummy Gift Pack
Much like the Baby Get well Pack, this is a wee bag of goodies for Mum. Babies get lots of gifts and often the Mum who has done all the hard work gets nowt! How about a nice cuppa tea (full of good bacteria), a bag of special chocolates and a magazine to read. Because let’s face it, it’s good to escape into some celeb gossip once in a while and not just chat babies all day. Add in there a can of dry shampoo (how have I only just discovered this!!!) and a Bach rescue remedy for those stressful moments (where your milk starts leaking in the supermarket queue) and Mum is sorted!
9. Brother Max 6 in one Thermometer
This is a fab gift for a new baby. It is a contactless thermometer so you can check on baby when they are asleep. You just press the button whilst pointing it on baby’s forehead and it projects how hot they are. No noise, no touch, no fuss. Genius!! You can use it on food, bath water, rooms, liquid and skin too.
10. Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen
A special treat for Mum. Concealer for the morning after the night before…need I say more..ESSENTIAL.x