Mothers Day 2016 – gifts for new mums

A first Mother’s Day only happens once so it’s time to getting searching for the perfect gift to wow her with on such a very special day. We have put together the ultimate gift guide for new mums that will help make their day extra special.

babyology box bean

It’s the gift that keeps on giving, bring a box full of surprises to any new mum’s front door. Our wonderful Babyology Box is the ultimate indulgence and gift for any mum, especially one who is about to experience her very first Mother’s Day. Every three months we handpick a selection of terrific products for mum and bub to enjoy.  You can treat her to a one off gift for $59 or sign her up to an annual subscription.

nappy changing clutch

Nappy bags are great, but packing and lugging around a full and heavy bag can be stressful for a new mum and for a quick trip to the shops, it’s not essential. Let mum travel light with this gorgeous JJ Cole nappy changing clutch from Babies R Us. Don’t let the slim design fool you, this clutch has a pocket to fit a wipes case and multiple nappies.It unfolds to a padded wipeable changing area and the attach-anywhere handle means it’s perfect for hanging over the stroller, onto the baby carrier or over mum’s wrist.

Triumph maternity bra

Being a new mum doesn’t mean bras have to be boring. She will feel extra fancy in this stunning bra from Triumph’s range of maternity wear. The Gorgeous Mama Lace Wire Free Bra is as fancy as it is comfortable with its beautiful lace trimmings and padded under-bust in soft micro-feel fabric. Becoming a breastfeeding pro can be hard and easy access is essential, which is why she will love its handy side sling and drop down cup. Available in nude or black, up to an E cup and priced at $60.


If you really want to splash out for her first Mother’s Day with a gift mum will treasure forever then the simple yet stunning fine custom necklaces from Style Rocks are worth taking a look at. The Russian Rings “Charlotte” Sterling Silver necklace will take her breath away. The name of your new little bundle can be engraved on the necklace’s rings as well as a sweet message, making this an extra special gift. Or save the space for future siblings! Priced at $470 with beautiful gift packaging included.

pillow dividers

New mums will soon learn that baby now rules the bed, so these pillow cases showing each family member’s allocated space are a load of fun. How can such a little baby take up so much space? You’ll soon find out. The Egyptian cotton Baby Bed Hogger Cases are priced at ₤26 and can be found over at Twisted Twee.

sleep deprived sweatshirt

It takes time (and a lot of coffee) to get used to her new life as a sleep deprived mum, until then this is the perfect sweatshirt. Nappy Head’s Sleep Deprived New Mum Women’s Sweatshirt ($66) is a super soft crew neck sweater made from a cotton/polyester mix. She will no longer have to explain to friends, family or strangers why she is walking around looking like a zombie thanks to the large print across the front of her new jumper.

Type on top

The I Have No Idea T-shirt is another tongue-in-cheek swipe at first time parenthood. Everything seems easier when you can have a bit of a laugh, so equip your new baby mama with this comfy loose fit women’s tee – it’s sure to become a favourite wardrobe item for off-duty dressing. Made from a lightweight soft cotton and hand printed in the UK the shirt costs ₤14 from Type on Top and comes in sizes small up to extra large.

Type on top

Now, because one novelty tee is never enough, let baby get in on the fun too with the Exhausted Exhausting T-shirt and Bodysuit set.The tee is made from a lightweight cotton while the matching baby bodysuit has been printed using a water based ink onto a lovely soft and stretchy grey cotton/polyester mix material. The set is priced at ₤35, also from Type on Top.

ergobaby adapt comp newsletter

When a baby is having a bad day and wants to be no where except close to mum, the Ergobaby Four Position 360 carrier ($219) will save everyone’s sanity and can be used from day one of your little one’s life without the need for an infant insert. The integrated head and neck support can be folded to ensure cushioned comfort for newborns. The waistband is made for long wearing comfort with its double adjustment and extra lumbar support and the padded shoulder straps are easy to adjust for the perfect fit. It’s safe to say that this is a carrier that every new mum will love.


A scarf is not just a great way to spice up an outfit, it’s also a blanket for baby, a cover for a nervous new mum to breastfeed in private, a pram cover for unexpected naps and it also comes in very handy for hiding breast milk stains and baby vomit. The Becksondergaard Oversized Scarves will be mum’s new favourite winter accessory, made from 100 per cent lightweight cotton she will love its oversized style and stunning design. Get it for $53 with free shipping from ASOS.

Maternity Jumper

With winter just around the corner, mums who are new to nursing will soon be digging through their wardrobes for warm, breastfeeding friendly clothes. This gorgeous Ripe Maternity – Lambswool Nursing Jumper is the perfect addition to any breastfeeding mum’s wardrobe. Available from size extra small up to an extra large, with easy access for feeding baby in a hurry. Priced at $110 this simple yet stunning grey jumper is available online from Queen Bee.

on the night you were born

Or how about a book that both a mum and baby will hold close to their hearts for years to come. On The Night You Were Born  isn’t just a story, it’s a timeless tale and the perfect addition to a bed time ritual. The beautiful sentiment expressed through the story gives this book a magical feel that any new mum will relate to. The book reads as if  it has been written specifically for each individual child by including their name and a special dedication page with a photo and message from mum. Available from Put Me In The Story and priced at $30.


ugg australia

New mums will spend a lot of nights pacing the floor with baby in arms, so shield those tootsies from cold tiles or floorboards with a pair of boots from Ugg Australia. Made from soft, high quality sheepskin, mum will feel like she’s walking on clouds all winter. Choose from classic Uggs or boots gussied up with buttons and bows, they’re priced from $118.

Belly Band

It can be quite a shock for a new mother when her stomach doesn’t quite bounce back to where it use to be. The Nano Bamboo Postnatal Recovery and Support Belly Band ($110) from Mamaway can help her out. The band assists the body’s recovery after pregnancy, helping to tighten loose skin and shrink her belly all while supporting her back and core.

Make sure to browse our other Mother’s Day gift guides for more great ideas.


Hayley Pickett

Hayley is a young stay at home mum. She spends her days chasing around her mischievous children, one of whom is convinced she is a princess and the other a one year old rock climber. She lives in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and loves to end the day writing and catching up on social media while relaxing with a cup of tea, or three.

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