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A first Mother’s Day could be celebrated by an expectant mum-to-be, a mum who’s given birth within the last year, a mum who has just fostered or adopted a child, or a mum who has just become a stepmum.
No matter what the situation, welcoming a new child in to the family is a wonderful thing, and being a mother is a unique role that deserves to be honoured.
From comfortable clothing to useful gadgets and personalised keepsakes, we’ve chosen 20 top presents to help a knackered, overwhelmed new mum to feel cherished, and maybe offer them a little bit of peace.
When is Mother’s Day?
In the UK, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 27 March this year. The date is set by the celebration’s Christian foundation as Mothering Sunday.
What other gifts can I buy for mum this year?
If you want to treat mum to more than one gift this year then look no further than our round up some of the best personalised, cheap and unique presents for even more gift inspiration.
If you have a beauty-loving mum, take a look at the LookFantastic limited edition Mother’s Day box.
You could also give mum another delicious meal from the comfort of her own home, or yours, with the M&S family dine-in deal 2022 which will feed mum and three other people, or one of these six of the best Mother’s Day afternoon teas from UK supermarkets.
If you’re struggling to pick just one present for mum then a special Mother’s Day gift hamper is a great choice for giving them lots of wonderful gifts.
Where can I buy a card for my mum?
You can get some great cards, including personalised cards, that you can order online from sites such as Moonpig, Card Factory, Paperchase, Marks and Spencer, Clintons, Getting Personal and Not On the High Street.
There’s a fabulous range to choose from, so you’re bound to find something that reflects the relationship you have with your mum, whether it’s sentimental, cute or funny.
The keepsake homeware gift features a message of your choice alongside a delicate floral design. It’s a beautiful way to display a portrait photo of mother and baby.
The frame can be personalised with a message in up to 60 characters, so it’s the perfect way to celebrate an extra special mother’s day that she’ll look back on with fondness for years ahead.
This is ideal for expectant mums.
A stunning range carefully selected beautiful pregnancy-safe products from wonderful British makers and producers, all designed to make her feel truly special.
With aromatic bath and body oils from the Banks-Lyon Botanical pregnancy range.
There’s also English Tea Shop’s ‘Calm’ tea, accompanied by gorgeous lemon and stem ginger biscuits from Ace Tea.
If she’s been missing a little fizz, she’ll adore the alcohol-free Amalfi Spritz from Lyre’s.
Another one for mums-to-be, this is a lovely selection of organic and handmade items, presented in a wooden keepsake hamper box.
The contents of the box is fully tailorable - chose from bamboo swaddles, socks, baby bath milk, baby balm, baby deep sleep soap and soft toys, or bath oils for mum to relax with.
All products are handmade in the UK and vegan-friendly too.
Prices start at £22.
A brilliant collection of ‘quick fixes’ for mums to pamper themselves with on the fly. The bag contains:
Wet Skin Moisture Miracle, Heel Balm, Hand Cream, Moisture Burst Facial Wash - for swift and satisfying self-care.
Now we know that mum isn’t going to have the time for a full make-up routine with a new baby, but this magic product can be used in seconds and really brightens up the skin.
It works to reduce the appearance of dark circles, blemishes and imperfections, for fresher-looking second skin instantly.
It’s a small thing, but it will make mum feel so much better - and help to hide the evidence of all those sleepless nights.
Available in 20 different shades.
This pot is in the shape of a sweet duck and duckling, and it’s filled with pink dianthus for a striking look. This bright outdoor plant will be sure to add extra charm to mums first Mother’s Day.
Delivery from March 16, and some flowers may arrive in bud so they can bloom at home at mum can enjoy them to their fullest.
What we love most about that is that although the plant won’t last forever, the planter will. That means that mum will always have a sweet reminder of her very first Mother’s Day.
Mum’s need the ultimate amount of comfort, and what’s more comforting than a cosy pair of pyjamas?
Made from supersoft fabric with a hint of stretch, this set of pyjamas is in the ultimate in comfort and is just as practical too - simply lift up the overlayer on the top to reveal cleverly concealed feeding slits for quick and easy access during those night time feeds.
They’re a great choice if you know a new mum or a mum-to-be.
Available in small, medium and large.
Staying with the theme of comfort, this gorgeous loungewear set would be ideal for a new mum because she won’t want to live in pyjamas all the time, but she still needs to be cosy and in clothing that has a lot of stretch.
Pair with the Sofa Love Marl Long Sleeve Wrap Lounge Top, also £26. The wrap style will allow her to easily feed baby, as well as looking super stylish.
Available in sizes 8 to 22.
Ideal for recording the precious first milestones of a new-born baby’s life.
With a generous amount of space for memories and photos, it’s designed to record the precious time from pre-birth through to five years.
A wonderful keepsake for mum, dad, and eventually the baby, it will become a truly treasured gift.
It’s just one of many baby journals available in the Write To Me book range.
Mums can take their new baby’s prints quickly, easily and safely with this inkless kit.
These kits are a great way to capture memories of just how little and sweet their babies are.
A piece inspired by nature, this beautiful pendant features an ornate Tree of Life design crafted in gleaming yellow gold.
The Tree of Life symbol has been coming increasingly popular was it represents personal development, growth, uniqueness and individual beauty - so this is so much more than a necklace.
The adjustable chain means you can set the necklace length to between 41cm and 46cm.
For each one sold a tree will be planted.
Mark the little one’s arrival with this beautiful, sentimental bracelet which can be personalised to feature both the child’s initial and birthstone.
You can also choose a gold, rose gold or silver chain.
The 1.5 mm gauge chain is adjustable, so it will fit a a wrist size up to 7.5 inches, or you can buy the 2 in extender for different chain length options.
Weighted blankets have been created to help to relax the users’ nervous system by giving them the gentle sensation of being hugged. This eases anxiety, stress and encourages deep and restful sleep.
This makes a weighted blanket an ideal present choice if the new mum you know struggles to drop off when her baby is sleeping, as it’s designed to help you fall asleep peacefully and quickly.
This particular one has a unique 7-layer construction and quilted design ensures even distribution of the total weight and contains non-toxic and odourless glass beads, along with a 100% cotton cover for a cosy feel.
New mums need to leep hydrated, so give them a smile while they drink with this bright and colourful cup.
The slogan reads ‘mamacorn - like a normal mum but more awesome’, so mum will know every time she uses it how great you think she is.
Dishwasher and microwave safe, it’s perfect for enjoying your coffee, tea, hot and cold drinks.
Busy mums have a lot to think about - whether it’s visits from health professionals or a baby massage class - this weekly planner is perfect for keeping track of every important event.
The diary could also be used to make notes such as baby’s feeding or sleeping times.
A nursing bra is a must for any new mum, of course, but this pack of two are pretty as well as practical.
The bras each have a supportive wide-cut underband, non-padded cups and drop-down clips ideal for nursing, all finished with stylish lace.
They’re made of a smooth jersey fabric that stretches for a super comfortable fit.
This book will help new mums to adapt to their new role.
It offers everyday meditations and visualisations, postnatal yoga, natural remedies, and nutritional advice to help them care for themselves with the same love and commitment they give to their beautiful baby.
From birth to baby’s first steps, this book will help mums through the ups and downs of motherhood and will give them the guidance they need to feel they are not alone as they navigate their way through this brave new world.
The Echo Show is a useful device for all, but especially for new mums who often have their hands full.
She can do so much with this gadget, all with their voice. For example, it can set alarms and timers, check your calendar or the news, make video calls with the 2 MP camera, and stream music or series.
It could be used to play a soothing song to get baby to sleep, but it could also be useful for setting reminders or adding things to your shopping list in the moment when they remember.
If you have another smart accessories in your home then she can control them through this Alexa device too. For example, she could turn the nursery light on while she’s carrying baby in to the room just be speaking.
Give mum the gift of time and relaxation with this gift voucher.
She can enjoy the a day at the spa with a loved one - so possibly dad if grandparents are able nearby and able to baby sit for the day, or friend.
Together, they can head to one of over 30 Bannatyne Health Clubs nationwide with this Two’s Company Spa Day for Two. So, no matter where mum lives there will be a location close to her.
She’ll be able to enjoy full access to the health club’s facilities, including the swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room.
She’ll treated to 40 minutes’ worth of treatments, with a choice of three packages, each with a pampering ‘best foot forward’ massage and paired with either a facial and hand and arm massage, a mini back and scalp massage or a hand and arm and scalp massage.
Whichever package sge chooses, she’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and revived.
Whether they’re breastfeeding or feeding, new mums can’t always be near a power source so this portable charger would be indispensable in the early days of motherhood when they always need access to their phone, be it to take calls from family members and health professionals or read up on advice from the NHS or fellow mums.
This isn’t just a portable charger either, it’s a compact mirror so it also helps if they need a moment to check their appearance.
Available in rose gold (pictured), red and white.