40+ Gift Ideas for New or Expecting Mums

Because Mums deserve to be pampered.

A toast is definitely on the cards once the baby has arrived, but what else does a new or expecting mum need? Consider gifts that she can pamper herself with, such as beauty products, relaxing items, yummy treats and comfy maternity or postpartum clothes.

You can even gift something DIY – a delicious homemade dinner that can go in the fridge or freezer will be one of the most appreciated gifts.

Practical gifts are great too! Think of items that will make her more comfortable and things that will come in handy once the baby is born.

We’ve put together a list of gift ideas for new or expecting mums, and remember that you don’t need to spend a lot of money – there’s plenty out there for a variety of budgets!


Practical Gift Ideas

  • Maternity or Postpartum Pyjamas – breastfeeding-friendly (just in case)
  • Comfy Dressing Gown or Robe – she can wear this at the hospital and at home
  • Postpartum Underwear – check out the maternity selection at Modibodi
  • Comfy Socks – non-slip for the hospital floor
  • Post Partum Ice Pads – Body Ice have Perinium and Breast packs
  • Toiletry Bag – pre-filled with some mini toiletries (for the hospital)
  • Large Duffel Bag
  • Fridge or Freezer Meals
  • Breastfeeding-friendly tops – Soon Maternity have a fantastic Nursing range
  • Maternity Bras
  • Stroller Buddy/Hook – Dreambaby have a great selection to choose from
  • The Wonder Weeks Book
  • Essential Oils – please choose carefully as some EOs are not appropriate for pregnancy
  • Water Bottle
  • Kmart Gift Voucher!
  • Baby Wipes – yes she will need plenty of these
  • Nappies – plenty of these too
  • Disposable Nappy Bags – and these!

Indulgent Gift Ideas

  • Sleep Mask
  • Full Length Lounge Pants – these fleece pants from Kmart are so comfy!
  • Maternity & Postpartum Activewear – there are so many local suppliers to choose from
  • Maternity Dress – breastfeeding friendly (just in case)
  • Chocolate
  • Snack Basket
  • Ice Cream
  • Lactation Cookies – for breastfeeding Mummies from Milk and Nourish
  • Coffee Gift Card for the local coffee shop
  • Keep Cup
  • Coffee/Tea Mug
  • Tea Bags
  • Candle
  • Epson Bath Salts
  • Bubble Bath
  • Hand Cream
  • Belly Butter – try this one from Burt’s Bees
  • Lip Balm
  • Hair Moisturising and Strengthening Cream/Oil
  • Essential Oils – this Be Calm blend from Miss Natural is so comforting, it’s like a big hug!
  • Pedicure Gift Card
  • Mummy Massage Voucher
  • Massage Gun – this one has great reviews
  • Wheat Bag
  • Comfy Slippers
  • Meditation App Subscription
  • Jewellery
  • Pregnancy & Baby Note Book – Kikki K always has a great selection of baby note books
  • Photo Frame or Photo Album
  • Baby Keepsake Box – try David Jones or Myer

You can also find some great gift ideas from local businesses – take a look at our Business Directory for more inspiration.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums

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