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We all have friends or close family members in our lives that may become a new mum at some point, and it is as exciting for them as it is for you to witness. As a mum myself I can remember those early days fondly, and you know that your friend has it all to come. However, we also know how overwhelming those first few weeks and months can be and sometimes you just want them to know that you are thinking of them, with them on those sleepless nights, and generally around for a chat or a cry, whichever comes first.
So if you have a friend or loved one who is a new mum, I thought I would share with you some of the best gifts you could consider giving a new mum to let them know you care.
Something new for the baby
All mums love getting new gifts for their babies, and one of the most popular things to buy would be little outfits. However, many people have the same idea so if you do want to buy something for the little one why not be specific in your choice?
There are some great online retailers that sell baby hats and accessories, so this could be a quirky choice. There are other shops and stores out that might specialise in socks or footwear, little unique toys, trinkets, or even something as a bit of a keepsake. It can be tempting to go to the high street, but so will everyone else, so if you want to be different then think outside of the box.
Something for the New Mum
Many people will buy for the baby and forget that mum needs some TLC too, so why not make this your mission instead. There are some great ideas that you could consider. For example, a gin membership where each month they receive a bottle of gin. If drinking isn’t there thing there are similar subscription box services for chocolate or beauty products. You could even create something yourself.
Get yourself a decorated box and add in things like bath bombs, face masks, their favourite chocolates and magazines, and even things like a small bottle of prosecco or a pack of specialist tea. The options are endless. You could also think about a treat for further down the line like a spa morning or a massage for when they are feeling up to leaving the baby.
The gift of time
Finally, sometimes the best gift you can give is the gift of time. Having a newborn is hard work, we know that. So why not head round there and give them an hour in their own home to enjoy a shower, do their hair, or indulge in a long soak in the bath. You could be on hand with the baby while they are relaxing.
Maybe go around and make them some food, or cook up a storm so they have some meals frozen for those really hard days. You could help with tidying up or cleaning if you are close, or just simply be there for a cup of tea and lend an ear. The gift of time can often be the most precious gift of all.
I hope that this has given you some idea if you have a friend or family member that is a new mum.
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