Christmas is but a few short weeks away! Don’t get in a tizz, the Babyology elves have been busy preparing a guide of our best Christmas gift ideas for every age group up to eight, as well as stocking stuffers and décor. We’ve even expanded the guide this year to include mums and mums-to-be.
Christmas is a magical time for mums, and if you’ve got the ultimate gift due in the new year, you deserve a little pampering!
How wonderful would it be to unwrap this adorable Petunia Pickle Bottom Change-It-Up Clutch on Christmas morning? It’s compact, but packs a punch in the versatility stakes. It can be worn over the shoulder or wristlet-style, and is a clever changing pad in disguise – looking more like a fashion-statement piece. The grey and cream exterior also hides a monogrammed wipes case, and it’s available from The Baby Closet for $74.95.
For any pregnant woman, packing your bag for hospital is both exciting and challenging. The Mummahh Hospital Pack – Mum and Baby Deluxe is pure genius, taking the guess work out of what to take for the ultimate hospital stay! Everything from toiletries, postnatal needs, nappies – even chocolates are packed in a handy enviro-bag – a thoughtful and practical gift for any pregnant woman. Available from Mummahh for $129.
There’s no more perfect way to dress a baby bump on Christmas Day than with this stunning red Milky Way Carmen Maxi Maternity Dress. It’s the perfect way to pamper any pregnant woman – the modern romantic style is utterly flattering and super stylish. Made from viscose and spandex, the dress is both comfy and adaptable, no matter what stage of pregnancy. Queen Bee Maternity has this stunning piece available in size eight to 16, for $123.95.
Glowing skin isn’t necessarily a welcome side-effect of pregnancy for every mum, so for those needing a little boost, this lush gift set has it all covered. The Mambino Organics Bun In The Oven Gift Set has five pieces, which all smell divine and aim to keep your skin healthy, smooth and stretch-mark free. With a belly butter, face serum, body wash, body toning oil and lip balm, this also makes the perfect present for a new mum. The Mambino Organics Bun In The Oven Gift Set from Ecollama is $71.00.
Having a baby is daunting enough, but when you throw in the pressure of modern day life, it can be almost overwhelming. Any parents-to-be will surely think all their Christmases have come at once thanks to the Baby Butler. This brand-new business offers to calm those pre-baby nerves, by giving mum and dads-to-be a helping hand to get organised for the arrival of their little one. The Baby Butler Baby Basics gift certificate includes a session with the Baby Butler – meeting at a place of your choice within twenty kilometres of the Sydney CBD to discuss ways to get organised, followed by a one hour visit to a baby shop to help decipher the world of baby products. This $295 gift certificate includes a complimentary Billabong footbath at Endota Spa.
The Baby Butler also offers some luscious spa packages, including the Pregnancy Pick Me Up for $135 – a footbath, organic facial and pregnancy massage, and pamper hampers bursting with delicious body treats.
The spa packages are only available for the Sydney Endota spas, but the pamper hampers can be shipped Australia-wide.
Pregnancy and warm weather aren’t the best of friends, so a gorgeous, cooling dress is a must-have on a sweltering Christmas Day. Oksa Maternity & Breastfeeding Wear’s Contrast Pleated Maxi Dress exudes effortless style, and is easily adaptable to Christmas parties and New Year events. With a cotton skirt and jersey top, it’s cooling comfort all the way – and it has handy breastfeeding access. Available from Oksa for $124.95.
Stunning, stylish and seriously envy-worthy, the Tribe Bags Singapore Sling is more than a baby bag and more than a handbag – it’s a fashion statement. An investment in one of these luxurious, soft-milled, cowhide leather bags is sure to last well beyond the days of carrying nappies, sippy cups and snacks. The Singapore Sling comes in an array of classic shades and hues, including the delicious Cognac. Pick one up from Tribe Bags for about $490.
From the same stylish tribe is the Changi Travel Wallet, a crocodile embossed leather organiser for jetsetters. With silver-stamped dividers, it’s the perfect travel companion, and doubles as a clutch purse. It’s about $150, from Tribe Bags.
For mums with bubs going through the trying teething stage, these gems are a dual gift. Jellystone Designs silicone jewellery is for mums and to wear and babies to enjoy – and they’re adorable! The range includes the Tuggables: bold and bright and a sensory delight for baby (which include the owls at the top of the post), and the Suckables: beautiful bangles that can be used as teethers. The Owl Pendants are $16 each, and the bangles are $15 each.
What more can a mum or a pregnant woman need, but a treat for her feet? Comfy, yet glamorous, My Sweet Feet slippers are a far cry from your run-of-the-mill moccasins. With animal print, bling and names like Chic Chez and Flashy Fredrika these are a sure-fire way to keep you feeling like a million dollars in your own home. They also have sturdy rubber soles, which means there’s no need to take them off for a quick trip outside. Available from My Sweet Feet starting from $55.95.
There’s a certain air of opulence that comes with being able to lather on gorgeous creams and lotions that make you feel good, and are good for you. The Mustela 9 Months Range are aimed at addressing the changes in a woman’s skin and body during and after pregnancy. The Stretch Marks Double Action ($45) aims to prevent and minimise new and recent stretch marks, while the Specific Bust Support ($34.95) can help relieve the tension of swollen breasts in newly breastfeeding mums – sounds like heaven! Check out the stockists at Making a Splash.
This ingenious cushion is one of those brilliant creations that will never go out of style for breastfeeding mums. The Tortellini Breastfeeding Cushion will become a mainstay on any nursing mum’s lap, but its usefulness won’t end once bub is weaned. It can be used to prop up a baby learning to sit up, and can eventually make it back onto mum’s lap as a laptop cushion. Sustainababy has a selection of the cushions in bright and bold, or calm and cooling colours for $89.95.
Make sure you check out our gift guides for other age groups and categories – it’s gift selection made easy!