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Road-Tested: 13 of the Best Gifts for New Mums in 2024

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We get it… buying teeny-tiny 0000 denim overalls and snuggly bunny onesies is oh-so-cute, but what about the special new mum or mum-to-be in your life? Doesn’t she deserve a beautiful gift, too?

Whether it’s a baby shower or the first visit to the hospital, babies receive their fair share of gifts. And to be honest, newborns need a lot of stuff.

But, don’t forget about Mumma Bear too. From self-care luxe items to the practical things that make life easier, buying a gift for a new mum – that she will actually use – helps her feel loved and supported, even from afar.

To help share the love, we’ve wrapped up 10 of the best gifts for new mums.

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Something they want

When looking down the barrel of a year of maternity leave, money can be tight, and we all know mums are selfless with their spending. Instead of spending big on a fancy newborn outfit, treat mum to a bougie post-natal massage, a newborn photo shoot or a must-have item like a stylish nappy bag that is out of their budget.

Something they need

While these gifts may not look “pretty”, sometimes the practical ones are just perfect. Think a drink bottle they can open one-handed, a gift voucher for a house clean, a subscription to a meal delivery service, a pregnancy pillow and breast pads.

Something they’ll wear

Pregnancy and post-partum dressing can be tricky. Comfort is key, but sometimes you just want to feel, well, nice. Gift new mums or mums-to-be a luxurious robe, a new breastfeeding-friendly outfit or a silky soft PJ set – something they wouldn’t necessarily fork out money for.

Something they’ll read

A new mum doesn’t exactly have time to laze around reading the latest Colleen Hoover novel, but there are plenty of beautiful journals, books and guides to support parents in that first (wild) year of child-rearing. We love the idea of gifting a guide to newborn sleep or starting solids.

1. Kin’s Postpartum Recovery Kit, $189.00 (retail value of $212)

Kin Postpartum Recovery Kit

What makes the Kin’s Postpartum Recovery Kit different?

New mums are the most deserving of some TLC from their loved ones, because not only have they been growing and carrying a baby for several months, but the months that follow birth can be equally as challenging, both mentally and physically.

It’s no surprise that most mums prioritise caring for their little bub, and forget to care for themselves. This is why Kin created ‘The Postpartum Recovery Kit’, to make it super simple and easy to support new mums through the healing process and all the changes that come with giving birth.

Why try the Kin’s Postpartum Recovery Kit?

Kin’s Postpartum Recovery Kit includes everything mums need – and nothing they don’t – to help heal and relieve discomfort after vaginal birth.‍

The 6-Step care pack is the all-in-one regimen designed to clean, soothe, and help mums feel like themselves again in the first few weeks after giving birth.

This kit includes Kin's Postnatal Vitamins, which contain 18 important nutrients to overcome the common “mum brain” and fatigue experienced during the postpartum period. As well as a healing foam (which fights bacteria and reduces swelling), mesh underwear (for comfort), a peri bottle, soothing crack-and-cool pads and nourishing belly butter. 


What’s included?

  • The Peri Bottle
  • 8x Mesh Panties
  • 14x Soothing Padsicles
  • The Healing Foam
  • The Nourishing Cream
  • The Postnatal Vitamin



Real customer reviews:

"Kin's postpartum bundle was the only one I found that had everything I needed. I felt like I was actually ready for postpartum recovery. Also, the padsicles are amazing and super easy to use." - Amal
"Bought this as a gift for our friend before her first birth. Upon hearing she had these items ready and waiting at home, her midwife said “well you have everything you need.” The padsicles were most welcome and the peri bottle has helped keep stitches clean without hassle. Definitely worth getting, either for yourself or a friend, to make sure healing and recovery are a top priority." - Kerryn

2. The Collagen Co Premium Collagen Peptides - various flavours, from $49

The Collagen Co Strawberry Watermelon Collagen Powder 560g 131296

What makes The Collagen Co Premium Collagen Peptides different?

Aside from the fact that they taste amazing, The Collagen Co Premium Collagen Peptides are also bursting with anti-ageing goodness — Hydrolysed Bovine Collagen Powder, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Biotin — that’ll seriously please your hair, skin, nails, joints, and gut.

You’ll also see incredible benefits during pregnancy.

These benefits include:

- Helping you meet your increased daily protein needs.

- Promoting optimal skin elasticity, minimising stretch marks.

- Countering postpartum hair loss.

Available in best-selling strawberry watermelon, purple grape, mixed berry, passionfruit mango and unflavoured, which is perfect in your morning coffee.

Why try The Collagen Co Premium Collagen Peptides?

Consider all your beauty and wellness needs taken care of. 

With 15 grams of heavy-hitting Hydrolysed Bovine Collagen Peptides per serving, The Collagen Co collagen powder, with its pure, 100% grass-fed, and pasture-raised formula, is not here to mess around. 

Scientifically formulated for fast absorption, the Premium Collagen Peptides work quickly to support hair, nail, and skin health; improve joint function; and nourish the gut.


Other youth-preserving ingredients include: 

  • Vitamin C (adored for its ability to boost natural collagen production)
  • Hyaluronic Acid (a humectant that attracts and retains moisture for joint lubrication and plumped-up skin)
  • Biotin (a B vitamin crucial for energy production and, thus, healthy hair, skin, and nails)



Real customer reviews:

"Obsessed. I have been drinking this since I had my baby girl 8 months ago and honestly this has been my best PP recovery. My PP hair loss has been little to none, my nails are SO much stronger & my stomach issues have not returned. Highly recommend, if you’re thinking about it, just do it!" - Liza B
"Amazing product. I am blown away by how quickly this worked. My hair was falling out like crazy after having a baby and it has settled so much in a month. Baby hairs growing everywhere, my skin looks amazing and I look forward to my drink everyday." - Claudia H

3. Little Ripples No Sugar, Low Alcohol Wine, from $10.80 a bottle

Little Ripples wines

What makes Little Ripples wines different?

Now Aussies can pour a glass of wine that is low to no sugar, low in carbs and is also making a positive impact in the world. And isn't that just what new mums (and everyone, really) wants?

The majority of Little Ripples wines are 0g of sugar per serving (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir). The Sparkling, Prosecco and low alcohol range (half the alcohol and half the calories) are low sugar wines.

For every bottle sold, 1 year of clean drinking water is provided to 1 person in a developing community.

Why try Little Ripples wines?

Domestically, Little Ripples is a preferred supplier for Accor Hotels and via the Little Ripples website they are delivering to tens of thousands of Aussies all across Australia. Around the world, Little Ripples is served on Lufthansa and Discover airlines and can be found in retailers across Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UAE.

The wine is world-class and comes from Australia's best regions including Barrosa, Adelaide Hills, and Coonawarra.

To date, Little Ripples has funded the construction of 50 water wells to provide safe and accessible

water to communities in need through its water charity partner, the BridgIT Water Foundation. This impact is the equivalent of providing over 500,000 people with 1 year of clean drinking water. The company's exceptional efforts in creating positive change have earned them the distinction of being named Best Socially Conscious Brand in 2023.

4. TheRY Mama and Baby Twinning Sock Pack, $49.00

THERY GROUP mama mini socks

Why try the TheRY Mama and Baby Twinning Sock Pack?

Visitors always think to bring a cute gift for the new baby... but what about the mama who has just gone through both pregnancy and labour? TheRY have created an adorable gift pack of twinning socks to treat both mama and her new baby. 

The Mama and Baby Twinning Sock Pack features the Rescuer Maternity Compression Sock that uses 15-20mmHg graduated compression (same pressure as hospital TEDs but cuter!)  to improve circulation and help ease tired and swollen feet. The lightweight, ultra-soft yarns in modern designs will keep your legs comfortable and supported, reducing swelling, cankles and the chance of developing varicose veins. They are unlike other compression socks you have tried. They boast special engineering and a unique design that makes them easier to get on.

They come with a matching baby sock that is non-compression in matching yarns and is buttery soft for newborn skin.

What makes the TheRY Mama and Baby Twinning Sock Pack the perfect gift for new mums?

A matching set that is more cute than corny, and gifted in a reusable cotton muslin bag. For mamas & mamas-to-be who want to match their mini me.


Features and benefits:

  • Mama Sock only: Helps reduce tired legs and swollen ankles & feet
  • Mama Sock Only: Helps reduce risk of varicose & spider veins
  • Mama Sock Only: Graduated compression. TGA listed 15-20mmHg. Health rebates may apply (AU)
  • Mama & Baby Socks: Premium soft yarns for sensitive skin
  • Twinning Pack: Provides all day comfort


Did you know?

• Up to 80% of pregnant and postpartum women experience insufficient circulation, leading to feelings of dizziness and fatigue.
• Approximately 65% of pregnant women suffer from swelling in the ankles, legs, and feet.
• Postpartum fluid retention persists for months after birth, as the extra fluids from pregnancy linger in the body tissues.
• Women who were induced may experience swelling and puffiness due to the introduction of fluids through hormone and saline drips.
• TheRY leggings and socks with 15-20mmHg compression aid in improving circulation, helping excrete excess fluids through sweat and urine.
• In the first 6 weeks postpartum, the risk of blood clots is 3-5 times higher, exacerbated by limited movement during recovery or while nursing.



Real customer reviews:

"Bought the pack for my sister who is due in 3 months and she loved it. Nice to have something for both mum and baby. They are sooo cute and quality socks and the gift bag is a nice touch." - Aunty Bee, Australia

What makes the Elan House of Wellness Ultimate Dry Pantry Range different?

Give the gift of nourishing convenience! The Elan House of Wellness Ultimate Dry Pantry Range are pre packed goods curated with the intention of providing nourishment for mothers and their families during their pregnancy and postpartum journey. Freshly hand blended in Melbourne, the range is filled with nutritious ingredients and free from refined sugars. They allow one to easily whip up a nourishing meal or snack with the addition of a few wet ingredients. Their products form the perfect first meal post birth, handy breastfeeding snack or a delicious treat for kids.

Why try the Elan House of Wellness Ultimate Dry Pantry Range?

This premium bundle from Elan House of Wellness is thoughtfully curated to provide support during the postpartum period. It offers a selection of high-quality products that can be enjoyed as part of a nourishing postpartum routine. It's suitable for individuals seeking self-care or as a thoughtful gift for those navigating different stages of their motherhood journey.

Real customer reviews:

"“Perfect for the whole family! The most delicious & nourishing! Super simple to make, my 4 year old loves making the buckwheat banana bread & lactation bar. They never last long! Highly recommend x”" - Tenille
"“This range is just so beautiful and so helpful in the early days to make sure I had nutritious meals and snacks on hand for me and my family. Convenient and nourishing - highly recommend for any family no matter where they are in their postpartum journey.”" - Hazel

Special offer for One Fine Baby audience:

Enjoy 15% off your order - an exclusive discount code just for you. ELAN15OFF 

*Offer requires minimum spend of $50 

*Valid until 24 September 2023.

6. JSHealth Vitamins Skincare, from $29.99

Jshealth Vitamins Skincare From 29

If there are small treasured moments new mums can enjoy at home, it’s usually in the form of a skincare routine - but instead of just slapping on the same old moisturiser, the gift of something a little more luxurious could be the key. Enter JSHealth Vitamins Skincare. 

What makes JSHealth Vitamins Skincare different?

If you believe that skincare should be pure and powerful, yet simple to use and understand - the JSHealth Vitamins skincare range could be just the solution you’ve been searching for. The signature 4-Step Vitamin Skincare System is an expert-curated skincare regime designed for all skin types, to deliver an array of effective, science-backed vitamins, nutrients and botanicals to your skin with just 4 products. You will receive the Balancing Vitamin Cleanser, Pro-Collagen Vitamin Serum, Luminous Vitamin Oil and Probiotic Vitamin Moisturiser, plus a complimentary Gua Sha beauty tool.

Why gift JSHealth Vitamins?

No matter a woman’s particular preference, the JSHealth Vitamins skincare range will make a more than suitable gift. 

KEY FEATURES:

  • Transparency + honesty
  • Clean + pure formulas
  • 100% natural fragrances
  • Vegan-friendly 
  • Cruelty free - not tested on animals
  • Eco-conscious packaging

100% FREE FROM:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates
  • Mineral oil
  • Petrolatum
  • Silicone
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Synthetic colours
  • Animal-derived ingredients
  • Ethoxylated cleansers and solubilisers
  • Palm-derived ingredients are MB or RSPO Certified at a minimum.

Real customer reviews:

"“I have been using all products for 1 month and am enjoying them very much. I have noticed a significant improvement in texture and my skin now has a much more even tone, reduced redness. I look forward to further improvement as I continue to use these products. Thank you.”" - Rose D
"“This stuff is really great and not harsh on the skin, totally worth the money and it’s nice it’s natural and no chemicals. For so many years I used the wrong stuff but it’s starting to help my acne ! THANK YOU JS keep up the good work !!”" - Heather P

7. Tottie Baby Bag Backpack, $299

Tottie Baby Bag Backpack

A nappy bag is one of those practical, must-have items for any new mum. But this is not just any nappy bag!

What makes Tottie Baby Bag Backpack different?

With 14 – yes fourteen – handy pockets, this stylish nappy bag has got your back, literally. Designed by parents, for parents, the Tottie Baby Bag Backpack will help keep any new mum stay organised when out and about with bub – or big kids.

Think water-resistant lining, spacious compartments, insulated bottle pockets and 100% stain-resistant vegan leather exterior, this bag has it all.  

Why gift a Tottie Baby Bag Backpack?

It’s fashion meets function, and a worthwhile splurge for the special mum or mum-to-be in your life. Designed to last the distance – from newborn to back-to-work, this is one gift that will keep on giving!

Real customer reviews:

"“I LOVE my bag!! It has come everywhere with me over the summer, from bushwalks to beaches to dinners at friends. It fits everything I need for a day trip with my 3 primary school-aged kids, including water bottles. It has loads of different pockets, is super sturdy, and looks stylish too. Best bag I've ever had.”" - Carena H.
"“I absolutely love my Tottie bag. It’s a wonderfully functional nappy bag that still feels fashionable and like me! The multiple compartments are great for storage and make things easy to find in a hurry and the separate waterproof section is so handy for those dirty nappies or used wipes when no bin is in sight! The team at Tottie are also lovely and provide excellent customer service, so it’s just an all-round feel-good purchase.”" - Emma C.

What makes Country Culture gifts different?

Give love to your partner or the special woman in your life with this Country Culture pamper pack. She will enjoy the delicious Random Harvest candy, quality Bon Bon soap, luxurious Deva Cacao chocolates and Leif body cleanser and moisturiser. All products are made with high-quality ingredients to deliver your special someone the feeling of luxury, relaxation and pampering. 

 

Why gift a Country Culture hamper?

Each Country Culture gift box purchased means that a fellow Australian in need receives a meal via the great work of OzHarvest. Country Culture are also collaborating with Mood tea; offering 3 Christmas gifts where all the profits from the Mood tea go directly to 1 of 3 suicide prevention charities.

9. Your Mindful Mama All-In-One Pregnancy & Birth Planner, $99.95

Your Mindful Mama All In One Pregnancy Birth Planner

A first-of-its-kind planner, pregnancy book, journal and birth prep resource all in the one place.

What makes Mindful Mama All-In-One Pregnancy & Birth Planner different?

This unique and luxurious 450-page planner combines all the organisational must-haves when planning for a baby, and pairs it with an empowering approach to pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Not just a pregnancy journal, this beautifully presented pregnancy book is also filled with a lifetime of professional pre- and post-natal advice from a select panel of industry experts, including qualified midwives, naturopaths, nurses, doulas, international board-certified lactation consultants and many more.

Why gift a Mindful Mama All-In-One Pregnancy & Birth Planner?

Covered in a luxurious oat-coloured linen, this planner is a must-have for any mum-to-be. From keeping appointment times, tracking bump photos and scans, compiling to-do lists and writing a personalised birth plan, it’s a beautiful gift that’s as pretty as it is practical.

Every book also comes packaged in a gorgeous keepsake box, making it the perfect gift for the first, third or even sixth pregnancy.

Real customer reviews:

"“This is so much more than a pregnancy planner. It’s like having a bunch of experts and friends in your pocket. It made the most beautiful gift for my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby. I wish this was around when I had my babies!”" - Sarah K
"“This birth planner is absolutely amazing, such beautiful quality and I would highly recommend it. The content is truly incredible and is such a great support to pregnant and birthing women. A wonderful resource with all the expert tips and advice and just so beautifully laid out and if feels so nurturing.”" - Melanie H.

10. Sleepybelly Pregnancy Pillow, $139.95

Sleepybelly Pregnancy Pillow

Getting a good night’s sleep in your third trimester is a rarity, but a pregnancy pillow can help mama’s-to-be catch some much-needed ZZZ’s.

What makes Sleepybelly Pregnancy Pillow different?

The Sleepybelly Pregnancy Pillow provides belly, back and side support to prevent back sleeping when pregnant. Designed to grow with your pregnancy, the width can be adjusted with Velcro attachments and its unique wedge support contours to your belly for ultimate comfort.

Why gift a Sleepybelly Pregnancy Pillow?

This is one gift the truly has mama’s comfort in mind. Not just for pregnancy, the Sleepybelly Pregnancy Pillow can also be used to prop bub during breastfeeding after giving birth.

Real customer reviews:

"“Really enjoying my Sleepybelly. Love the versatility - being able to detach all the pieces means you can use it anywhere and everywhere. Super comfortable, super-fast delivery - highly recommend!”" - Georgina S.
"“Really enjoying using the pillows and love the different configurations! Definitely helps with getting a better night’s sleep and not be worried about waking up on my back. Thanks for this great product! Highly recommend.”" - Raya T

11. The Dinner Ladies Meal Delivery Service

The Dinner Ladies Meal Delivery Service

If there’s one thing any new mum will appreciate, it’s a healthy, homemade meal without having to shop, prep, cook or wash up! Say hello to The Dinner Ladies!

What makes The Dinner Ladies different?

The Dinner Ladies take away the stress of planning, shopping, preparing and cooking dinner – by delivering it straight to your door. What better way to let the new mum in your life know that you’re thinking of them than sending them a week’s worth of delicious dinners? We guarantee it will go down a treat!

Their meals are made from scratch, just like you would at home, and snap-frozen to retain nutrients. They have an ever-changing menu of Specials every month and make the most of seasonal produce and flavours.

Why gift The Dinner Ladies?

Many of their dinners come fully prepared, ready to heat in the oven or zap in the microwave after a busy day with bub. Some dishes need a bit of easy preparation, such as pan-frying, but the aim is to keep it simple and satisfying – never stressful! And that’s music to any new mum’s ears!

Real customer reviews:

"“I originally used this service when I had my newborn, so I could continue serving nutritious foods to my family without pressuring myself to cook. I’ve since returned to work, and now we use this service to make our busy evenings run smoothly. The food is delicious! The meals (even the small) are plenty to feed our family and they are all so easy to prep. So glad I found this service!”" - Sophie D.

12. The Sleep Teacher Newborn Sleep Guide, $100

The Sleep Teacher Newborn Sleep Guide

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep – or at least help make those sleepless nights a little smoother with a newborn sleep guide.

What makes The Sleep Teacher different?

The Sleep Teacher Newborn Guide “Nurturing Sleep in the Fourth Trimester” is an online video module course designed to educate, nurture and support parents through the fourth trimester as they navigate a newborn, sleep questions, establish healthy sleep habits.

Not just a pregnancy journal, this beautifully presented pregnancy book is also filled with a lifetime of professional pre- and post-natal advice from a select panel of industry experts, including qualified midwives, naturopaths, nurses, doulas, international board-certified lactation consultants and many more.

Why gift The Sleep Teacher Newborn Sleep Guide?

We all want a good night’s sleep, but with a night owl newborn, this can be exhausting and often frustrating knowing where to start. We love that this course is a no-cry approach, and is not sleep training. Instead, it’s a guide to help new mums navigate the fourth trimester with realistic expectations. Plenty of cuddles are encouraged!

Real customer reviews:

"“I purchased this program and implemented the advice for my second child. It was so great! My little one slept through from 3 months old, but not only that, I felt comfortable and confident when following the clear advice. Stark contrast to my first child's sleep experience. Thank you!!”" - Caitlin
"“This was not a guide to get your newborn to sleep through the night, it was a guide that helped me become more confident with my newborn in those early days. It also gave my confidence that I am doing all that I can to ensure my little girl sleeps as good as she can.”" - KG

13. ergoPouch Matchy Matchy Robe, $59.95

Ergopouch Matchy Matchy Robe

A silky-soft robe is the ultimate gift of luxury for any new mum – for pregnancy, birth and beyond.

What makes ergoPouch Matchy Matchy Robe different?

This gorgeous and luxuriously soft bamboo viscose robe drapes over the body for the ultimate in stay-at-home comfort. The ergoPouch Matchy Matchy Robe is ideal as a pregnancy robe, for the hospital bag, night feeds or simply wearing around the house. We’re obsessed with the oversized pockets, where you can store everything from the spare dummy, burp cloths, your phone and your lip balm.

Why gift an ergoPouch Matchy Matchy Robe?

Available in three stylish colours, and the option to pair with matching baby swaddles and suits (cute!), the ergoPouch Matchy Matchy Robe is a thoughtful, yet practical gift. Check out the Mama and Mini Newborn Pack – adorable!

Real customer reviews:

"“Bought as a gift for my sister! Have one myself and I love it as super comfortable.”" - Courtney L.
"“I bought this robe for my daughter who had just become a first-time mother. She has worn it extensively because it feels amazing, looks great and is of high-quality construction. I paired it with a matching outfit for my granddaughter, and of course, they look gorgeous together!”" - Melissa H.

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Disclaimer:

The One Fine Baby team are first and foremost mums - between us we have 14 children, and decades of experience in all things bump, baby and beyond. We regularly bring together our tried, researched and recommended products in a review style format such as this post. The articles include some paid inclusions which goes to helping us keep our audiences informed on the top products happening right here, right now in the parenting space. Please be sure that no product will ever be included in our articles, paid or otherwise, if it doesn’t deserve to be there.

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