Support the new mums in your life with these game-changing gifts for Mother’s Day

She will be gushing over it for months.
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A mum’s first Mother’s Day is a big deal. There is nothing quite so magical as celebrating a first time mum and that means you have to have the gift to prove it.

As Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 12, now is the time to kick your present-hunting into high gear and find the perfect gift for the new mum in your life.

We are big believers that gifts should not only be functional but also fun – and if someone needs some spoiling and pamper time it’s a brand new mum.

Whether it be essential items or just a little bit of luxury to indulge in when she gets the chance, we have found some of the best gifts on the market for new mums.

So, on Mother’s Day, help the new mums or mums-to-be in your life by gifting them these essential items.

The best Mother’s Day gifts for first-time mums


Fingerprint Necklace Oval Pendant

$64.26 (usually $91.81) at Etsy

Make this Mother’s Day a special one with this thoughtful personalised necklace.

Take your little one’s fingerprints and have them engraved on a stunning and wearable necklace that she will wear every single day. You can’t get more special than that.

Key features:

  • Can be personalised
  • Handmade
  • Material: silver


Postpartum Box

$113.97 at Etsy

If Mum happens to be a brand new one, this handy kit has all of the essentials to make recovery that little bit easier.

It includes a scar oil, postpartum pads, fennel gum, bath soak, postpartum tea, feminine wash soap, nipple balm and a wash bottle to create a luxurious does-it-all pack she’ll be ever so grateful for.

Key features:

  • Customisable
  • Handmade
  • Mystery gift for baby


Compact Baby Bag

$89.95 at The Stork Nest

Stylish and functional, this handy bag can hold all of the essentials for a trip out with bub, including nappies, wipes, creams and more.

Key features:

  • Padded change mat included
  • 1 thermo insulated bottle packet
  • Polished gold-tone hardware
  • Material wipes clean


Personalised Candle

$11.19 (usually $15.99) at Etsy

Create your very own custom candle that you can personalise to evoke the feelings of a special trip, special person or just their favourite smells.

You can also write your very own description as an ode to her.

Key features:

  • Customisable (choice of scent and wording)
  • Handmade
  • Soy wax


Endota Spa Freedom Gift Card

from $100 at Endota Spa

If anyone needs a pamper it’s mum. Gift her this gift card in which she can choose her very own treatment to suit what she needs.

Whether it be a facial, relaxing massage or some skincare goodies to do some pampering at home – she’ll love it!

Key features:

  • Physical or virtual gift cards available
  • Amount is customisable 
  • 3-year expiry date


Mama Sweatshirt

$27.30 ($70) at Etsy

Treat Mama to this adorable sweater, that can be customised with when she officially became a mum to mark the special occasion!

Key features:

  • Handmade
  • Customisable
  • Gift-wrapping available


Personalised ‘Dear Mummy’ Book

$49.95 at hardtofind

This special, personalised book is a thoughtful keepsake she will use for years to come.

What better book to read to bub than their very own customised one?

Key features:

  • Customisable names and locations
  • Made from high quality paper and binding
  • Created by award-winning authors and illustrators

What should I do for my wife’s first Mother’s Day?

A thoughtful gift or gesture goes a long way and there are a variety of presents or experiences you can give a first-time mother to celebrate their special day.

Writing a heartfelt card, pampering her with a spa day or retreat, making her breakfast in bed, planning a fun activity, making a home-cooked meal or taking her out for a nice dinner are all ways to show your appreciation for the incredible woman she is.

What are the 3 most common Mother’s Day gifts?

Flowers, greeting cards and special outings are probably the most common gifts given on Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be special.

Adding a personal twist to your gift will have them appreciating the thought and effort you put in.

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