Although naturally we appreciate all things gifted to us during our pregnancy and new baby days, receiving a cute outfit or another Sophie the giraffe teething toy isn’t exactly the most exciting of gifts lets be honest. Instead, we reckon gifts for new mums should be both practical and filled with thought. With this in mind, we’ve gathered together some super special items that aren’t likely to have been bought by anyone else, but your new mum friend will absolutely love you for!
Aden + Anais are well known for their famous swaddle blankets and we are huge fans. These generously sized swaddling blankets make it easy to swaddle your little one. The cotton muslin is breathable, reducing the risk of overheating. Made from 100% cotton muslin they are soft and gentle, durable, clean fully and soften with every wash. These versatile swaddles can also be used as a light blanket, perfect for summer naps. They can be used as burp cloths, popped over the pram, used as a changing mat cover, nursing cover or tummy time blanket too.
This Baby changing mat in the classic Moln cloud print has a wonderfully simple and retro feet to it. You can see the rest of the Farg Form range for more items in the cloud design, including folding changing mats, and small wash bags which are useful for the changing bag.
We love this ‘I Love You More Than All The Stars’ fun, simple, black and white print from Eef Lillemor of Le Petit Biscuit – a lovely poster for a child’s bedroom or playroom.
We are huge fans of Lucky boy sunday and this super soft toy knitted from the finest baby alpaca makes the perfect quirky companion to play and snuggle with. Not cheap at £80 but definitely a gift which will be loved by both mum and baby.
Beautifully hand painted birch plywood face coat hangers – use them to hang clothes, shoes, bags or just as a beautiful wall decoration. Available in orange, black and mint green. The girl version is available here.