Jump to content

Christmas gift for new mum?


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 PatG

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

A friend of mine is expecting her first baby 10 days before Christmas.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be a good gift for her.  Unfortunately gifts such as time and frozen meals aren't possible.  What did you receive as a new mum that your really loved? Or would have loved to have been given?

#2 Oma Desala

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

A gift voucher for a massage.

I'm due 3 days before Christmas and I know this will be under the tree from my mum and TBH I can't wait to use it. I've given massage vouchers to friends that have just had babies and every one of them used the voucher and loved it.

#3 bubbalee

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Check out the Contigo insulated bottles. Allows mum to have a hot tea/coffee and not have to worry about it being spilt wink.gif

#4 adl

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Anything special for HER.... I got some lovely hand cream and a bottle of French champagne...one because I would be washing hands etc all he time or have them wet lol...and the other ...just for me to celebrate..so much is for baby it's nice to give a little spoiling for the mum!

#5 Broxie

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

I second the massage voucher. I also got a lovely fluffy dressing gown when DS was brand new that I LOVED when I was breastfeeding, but he was a winter baby.

#6 PureBliss

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

My favorite "new mum" gift at the moment is a nice little bracelet. One that will glam up any outfit, but really for her to swap between wrists to remind her which breast she last fed on!

Not too chunky/heavy, as it will be close to the babys head when she is feeding. I found that elasticised ones with small beads are good.

#7 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (bubbalee @ 12/11/2012, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Check out the Contigo insulated bottles. Allows mum to have a hot tea/coffee and not have to worry about it being spilt wink.gif


Great idea!

I also second anything pampering - a voucher for a massage or pedicure, if she likes that kind of thing, or a lovely hand cream. A DVD or two would also be good if she is spending long stretches on the couch while breastfeeding.

#8 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

My friend asked me what skincare stuff I used, what body cream I used etc. She did it in a way I didn't even realise like 'oh your skin looks great, what do you use? Oh, you smell nice, what's that?'

I had a hamper of all my favourite beauty bits and bobs for Christmas.
Best present ever.

#9 LJandAJ

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

I was going to say a massage voucher too, it is the best gift I received after DD was born and now my Dad buys me one very year. Just check the expiry if you do so she can go when she is ready to and not have to rush going because it is going to expire.

#10 amesv

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

Something like this Spa gift set (http://shop.bigpond.com/Product.asp?Action...l&ID=194812)  would be awesome, you could make your own up even, through in a magzine or bottle of wine.

#11 Ehubrydd

Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

I suggest a clothes voucher. I received one, and at first I thought huh.gif because I was looking forward to fitting into my old clothes. But... of course I didn't fit into my old clothes straight away. It is nice to have something new and fashionable.

#12 kpingitquiet

Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Our daughter was born about a month before Xmas so I relate hehe. My best gift? A bath/relaxation tote bag. One of my cousins who had just had a baby knew exactly what to get. Pedicure kit, lotions, soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, terry headband for facials, a few tubes of face mask cream, blow-up neck pillow for lounging in the tub, a giant-sized mug, a couple packets of cocoa and some really nice teas. Total chill-out pack. It was the best thing I got, period, and I got some really great things that year!

#13 mumof3kidlets

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

DVDs

#14 dreamingofcats

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

I am due two weeks before christmas and would not say no to a gift voucher for some pampering.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Video: 10-week-old baby sounds like she says 'I love you'

It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.

I only enjoyed pregnancy after booking my caesarean

To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.

When your bundle doesn't bring immediate joy

One mum says joy is very a personal feeling and expecting all new mums to feel it in the months after their baby born may do more harm than good.

Lessons learned from my toddler

Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.

Family welcomes first baby girl in more than 100 years

The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.

When a community of kindness steps in

In future when someone I care for, or even someone I barely know, is experiencing a difficult time, I will not overthink it. I'll follow my heart.

Mum in Business: Jac Bowie

Jac Bowie is the founder of Business in Heels, one of the fastest growing women’s networking events in Australia. She shares her story, including how she juggles work with a young family, and ways to work smarter.

What not to say to a mum of twins

Being a mum of identical twin boys stirs up great interest and fascination. It also opens itself up to nosy, invasive questions, as well as huge assumptions.

The mums suing over unplanned babies

A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.

Video: Dad sings 'Hallelujah' to his daughter every year

It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.

Constipation in babies when starting solids

While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.

Parents reunited with baby snatched from hospital

A mother whose newborn baby was snatched from hospital has spoken of her joy and relief at getting her daughter back.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?

Life on the other side of the fence: Why I'm child-free and quite content

Acknowledging that motherhood isn't a bed of roses – to begrudge lack of time, sleep, money and spontaneity – is sacrilegious and a no-no, especially by mother superior-types.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind", as one writer has claimed?

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.