Here is my round up of the most coveted luxury gifts for new mums in 2023. This gift guide has been curated with both functionality in mind and a touch of opulence to make the new mum in your life feel truly special. Gifts that are useful, indulgent and guaranteed to delight. Whether you are attending the baby shower of a new mother or a seasoned mum of many or maybe you a looking for a ‘push present’ for yourself, this list is overflowing with gorgeous gift ideas. Read on for the lowdown on the gifts new mums actually want.
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1. A ‘Drop Dead gorgeous’ Diaper Bag
Be gone the days of bulky styleless changing bags hanging from stroller handles. Scandi inspired accessories brand Finnson’s latest drop features some serious arm candy. Understated and unisex by design, these bags are made for modern parenting. Choose from sleek backpacks, oversized totes or clutch style pouches as well as the more traditional stroller organiser. Perfect for weekend getaways, mums will be sporting these bags well beyond the nappy years. And there’s an added bonus…Repurposed from recycled bottles these bags are not only effortlessly cool but good for the environment too. Inge Eco Changing Backpack £150 (below centre) available at www.finnson.co.uk
2. The Ultimate Statement Baby Carrier
The Artipoppe baby carrier has achieved cult status in recent years. Endorsed by celebrities and royals, these beautiful carriers are created for mothers who refuse to compromise on style. Expertly crafted in Egyptian organic cotton, Cashmere, velvet and silk, these carriers start at around £300. The ultimate gift for a fashion forward new mum.
Choose from any of the exquisite designs (leopard print, crocodile, Yin Yang) or buy her a gift card so she can revel in pricking her own. Read more about these coveted carriers in my honest review here.
The Artipoppe Argus Zeitgeist carrier £330 (below middle) from artipoppe.com
3. Meal Delivery Subscription
This one may not scream luxury but it is the one gift guaranteed to be met with tears of gratitude. Give the new mum in your life the gift of good nurturing food and freedom from meal planning and prep. Who wants to be thinking about cooking when there is newborn to snuggle up to?
Mindful Chef offer nutritionist designed Meal kits and packages which take less than 10 mins to prepare. Buy a gift card and the recipient can hand pick a weeks meals from a huge selection of delicious recipes – no fuss and no waste. A truly thoughtful gift.
4. Pedigree pyjamas
As sleepless nights merge into sleepy days, so too will the boundaries of loungewear and sleepwear for your new mum friend. A luxurious pair of pyjamas will no doubt take the sting out of those relentless night feeds and postpartum discomforts.
For unbeatable quality at affordable prices, look no further than The White Company. The classic Pima Cotton Jersey Pyjama set (below right) is £75 at www.thewhitecompany.com
5. Spa Treatment Voucher
What could be better than a little pampering for someone whose needs have been firmly placed on the back burner? Wellness gifts are always a winner. Treat your loved one to a massage or beauty treatment of their choice to help them feel human again.
Why not try The Indulgent pedicure £79 at TownHouse, Harrods, guaranteed to put a spring in the step of any sleep deprived new mum.
6. The Buggy mittens everyone’s talking about
Cold winter ahead? Elevate your pram pushing experience with these sheepskin lined buggy gloves. Never bemoan forgetting your gloves again as these beauties are a universal fit for any stroller. Every time your friend slips her hands into these heavenly gloves she will have you to thank!
Presented in a gift bag, these gloves come gift ready. Noir Buggy mittens £89 from www.binibamba.com
7. Luxury Diffuser
New motherhood is full of new challenges. A little support from aromatherapy can go a long way to improving mood, assisting sleep and rebooting concentration. It can also help mask the smell of a messy (but love filled) home and of course the mounting baby nappies! The Neom mini pod is both is both sleek in design and highly effective. A signal of sanctuary for mum and an enviable addition to any living room or bedroom. Combine with Neoms range of high quality essential oils for added brownie points. The Neom Wellbeing pod 2.0 Essential oil diffuser £95 is available at www.selfridges.com
8. Hands Free Breast Pump
A game changer. Not just for those over achieving multi tasking mums. A hands free breast pump will allow you to collect milk whilst feeding, working or dozing! You will never waste a drop of precious breast milk, suffer with mastitis for want of a place to unload or panic that you don’y have time to express a bottle before leaving baby with a sitter. If the mum you are buying for doesn’t have one – this is freedom in a box.
9. Beautiful Breast Feeding Bras
Let’s face it – beautiful maternity bras are pretty hard to come by. Luckily Morrow and Mint have created a range of nursing bras that are both functional and pretty – and dare I say it pretty damn sexy. Surprising affordable, these bras and bralettes are guaranteed to leave mum feeling confident and comfortable on her breastfeeding journey. Premiunm quality with a modest price tag makes this an affordable gift option.
10. A hot drink – Temperature Controlled Smart Mug
Never let her sip a cold cup of coffee again. The bain of motherhood – never having time to finish a hot drink, has been addressed by Ember’s pioneering thermo technology. Control the exact temperature of your beverage , remotely via app if desired. Drinks will stay hot for 1.5 hrs or all day if placed on the coaster.
It may seem like a novelty, tongue -in cheek gift but this mug will make every other redundant.
11. A Pandora’s Box of Pamper goodies
If you are looking for a unique gift why not curate a gift box of luxury beauty products designed for mums. With self care so prominent in all our minds post pandemic, 2023 seems set to deliver even more delicious new mum brands and products. A hamper put together yourself is also great gift for adding a personal creative touch. Think Postpartum bath salts, scented aromatherapy candles, tummy oils and hand repair for busy hands.
12. Luxurious Lifewear
New Motherhood can be an uncomfortable business. From navigating breastfeeding in public to dressing a bump that may linger well beyond birth – knowing what to wear for a continually changing body can be troublesome. New brand Jorgen House offers to address this with cleverly engineered bras, leggings and body suits, designed to be worn throughout all stages of motherhood and beyond.
These beautiful, super soft pieces crafted from sustainable fabrics bend and flex with the changing body offering comfort, ease of wear and enviable style. These are simple stylish staples that will remain in her wardrobe long after the baby years. Read more about Jorgen House here
13. A fitness Subscription
If the new mum in your life is eager to get back into shape, a month’s membership to a gym, some personal trainer sessions or a package of studio classes (yoga, pilates, spin) could be a great option.
However if you fear this is too bold and want to give an actual practical gift as well, this next product ticks all the boxes. The newly launched Carifit+ is a baby carrier designed for active parents. It is super light, appropriate for newborn through to young toddlers and is arguably the most intuitively designed carrier available.
The carrier also comes with a 12 month subscription to the Carifit app. This is an invaluable resource on all things postnatal and early motherhood. New mums can join virtual live exercise classes (both baby-wearing and Mat), listen to talks by medical experts and access meal plans and recipes. Combined, the carrier and app make an excellent gift that holistically supports the physical and emotional wellbeing of the new mother.
The Carifit+ £225 www.getcarifit.com (use code ‘mumtra10’)
14. A thoughtfully Selected Gift Card
When in doubt, the gift of choice is pretty unsurpassed. Whilst it’s lovely to be bought things its also pretty amazing to treat yourself…and a gift card allows you to do this guilt free. A gift voucher from The White Company, JoJo Maman Bebe, Newbie and John Lewis are excellent choices as they cater for both mum and new baby.