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What to buy a new mum

what to buy a new mum

If you are looking at what to buy a new mum then look no further. This helpful guide aims to give you some suggestions for that baby shower.

If thinking of all the practical things mum and dad will need when baby arrives, we have given some suggestions about these types of presents. However, why not make this all about mum and a celebration for her.

what to buy a new mum

Here are our top 10 Baby shower gift ideas:

Pregnancy Massage gift voucher

Book mum a pregnancy massage. She will really appreciate a pamper and a chance to relax. We recommend Azeeta Nielson

Meal help

Help out mum with some meals. She won’t have time to worry about cooking once the baby arrives. Either prepare some frozen meals or buy supermarket gift cards so a home delivery can be made.

Hire a cleaner

Some laundry/cleaning services will be very much appreciated in those early days. All that extra laundry and less time means that you can take away that stress for new parents.


Why not Spoil mum with some vouchers for maternity clothes so she can feel her best with a bump.

Hand casting

Buy a voucher for hand and feet casting. There are lots of companies that make these lovely keepsakes to remember how tiny baby was when they were born. We recommend Baby Prints

Homemade vouchers

Create your own ‘vouchers’ and give new parents the gift of time. Offer child care for siblings, to take a pile of laundry, to do some housework. In other words, think of how you can make life easier in those first few weeks.

Create memories

You could buy a keepsake box. For example, The White Company,  does a gorgeous box to keep all of those memories of babies first few years.


Buy a subscription to 4th Trimester Magazine. This is a helpful magazine for supporting life after birth.

Hospital robes

Why not buy a gorgeous robe for when mum is in the hospital? It’s the little things!


Buy a newborn photoshoot voucher. This really is the gift of memories and a fantastic experience for a new family. Most photographers offer vouchers for such occasions.

What to buy a new mum

If you would like to buy a gift voucher for a newborn photography session, please contact us for more information.

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