Is it just me, or did the pandemic seem to spark a baby boom? There are a whole lot of ladies joining the new mum club, our very own Princess Eugenie included! ! A mom’s first mother’s day is of course a special one, so all the more reason to make it memorable!
What should I get my wife for her first Mother's Day?
If you’re wondering what to buy a partner or mom friend for her first Mother’s Day on Sunday 9 May or whether you’re a first-time mom yourself who might just want to send this article to a husband, boyfriend or partner, (ahem ahem hint hint) we’ve got you covered.
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What are the best gifts for a first-time mother?
There are so many great present ideas that mum can keep as mementos forever. Read on for our pick of first Mother's Day presents that Eugenie – or indeed any new mom celebrating her first Mother’s Day – would love!
First Mother's Day shirts, $34.50, Etsy
Mom and baby can wear these cute first Mother’s Day gifts on 9 May, and cherish them forever. Can be personalized with mommy and baby’s names
First Mother's Day picture frame, $24.91, Etsy
This sweet picture frame is an Etsy best-seller and it's easy to see why. It's a great first Mother's day gift to mark mom's special day that is fully customizable - add your child's name and change the message to anything you like. There are also 16 different frame finishes to choose from - we're loving the look of the pale grey wood finish!
Baby handprint set, $19.43, Amazon
What could be better than looking back on when their little hands and feet were teeny tiny? – This baby’s foot and hand print kit is a beautiful first Mother’s Day keepsake.
Mom's One Line a Day journal, $7, Amazon
This gorgeous memory book has space to record memories and moments of motherhood over a five-year period – you just write a quick sentence or two before you fall asleep. Looking back over the space of five years and seeing how things have changed, or what you were doing this time last year is just fab. It is a really lovely way to capture the fleeting newborn years forever.
Hardcover first year photobook, $59, Artifact Uprising
The first year flies by so fast - this is a great way to transform all the pictures on your phone into a beautiful keepsake she will treasure for years to come.
Kielh's Midnight recovery concentrate, $52, Kiehl's
How about a magic facial oil that banishes tired-looking skin overnight and leaves you waking up with smooth and soft rejuvenated skin in the morning? This is a must-have gift idea for new moms, trust us, she'll thank you for this one!
Avocado green pillow, $89, Avocado Green Mattress
I know what you’re thinking – a pillow for Mother’s Day, really? But hear us out – a good pillow is so important for quality sleep, and this isn’t something she would think to buy for herself. You can adjust the amount of fill in it to get the perfect fit for you, and it’s fully vegan and organic. Simply put, it’s the most comfortable pillow you’ll find – it has thousands of rave reviews from customers saying they have completely banished neck and shoulder pain since purchasing.
Mama monogram necklace, $148, Anthropologie
No explanation needed for this sweet necklace. She'll wear it with pride for years to come for sure!
New mom wine labels, $11.64, Etsy
This is a genius new mom gift. New mom wine labels that make it easy to dress up a bottle of her favourite wine with her name and year she joined the mommy club. Eg: This one is for the first mommy meltdown, this one is for the first birthday celebration, public tantrum, date night… just perfect!
My mom loves me personalized book, $24.99, Put Me in the Story
This is such a special and thoughtful first Mother’s Day gift. Add mom and baby’s name to create a personalised story about how much they love each other. Sure to be a bedtime favourite for years to come!
Cashmere bed socks (available in grey, pale blue, pale pink, camel and ivory), $49, The White Company
Any new mom will tell you she spends a lot of the first year chilling with baby at home - she can do it in ultimate comfort and luxury if you treat her to these best-selling cashmere socks.
Lulla Vibe vibrating pad, $25, Munchkin
This is a genius First Mother's Day gift! It's a vibrating pad that soothes baby to sleep! Just slip it under the crib mattress or in the stroller. It has a 30-minute timer which shuts off gradually, so baby stays asleep and an easy to access, single push power button. It features a soft, durable, easy-to-clean neoprene cover and is battery operated and cord-free, so you don't need to worry about safety being an issue.
Petunia pickle bottom diaper backpack, $159, Nordstrom
Every new mom needs a stylish diaper bag, especially one that doesn’t look like a diaper bag! This one is super chic and so well organized – there’ll be no endless rummaging while juggling baby. It can be worn as a backpack, carried as a tote or clipped to the stroller using the D rings on the back. It features a felt-lined pocket for quick access to your hone, insulated zip pockets to keep drinks and snacks cold and a super handy zip-around bottom compartment.
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Cloud cotton robe, $99, Parachute
This super comfy robe, which is made from premium 100% long-staple Turkish cotton, is perfect for lounging at home during those days of newborn bliss. It features fluffy 2-ply gauze, a snug waist tie and two hidden side pockets.
Mama & Mini nautical jumpers, £69, Seraphine
Princess Eugenie and Kate Middleton are both proven fans of maternity brand Seraphine – we just know they’d both love this matching mom and baby nautical jumper set. Just adorable!
The Duchess Necklace, $189, Merci Maman
Royal fans will recognise this cute necklace from when the Duchess of Cambridge wore hers to celebrate the birth of Prince George. It can be personalised with baby’s name or birth date and makes makes a gorgeous gift for new mothers.
Belkin SoundForm Elite smart speaker (available in black or white), $299.99, Belkin
How about an innovative smart speaker and built-in wireless phone charger that mom can activate by talking to it? Perfect for those moments when you just can't put the baby down but you want to listen to some soothing music, make a phone call, or even ask google to search for something for you. It’s equipped with Google Assistant and since it's been created in partnership with sound pioneers Devialet, you can guarantee that the sound and audio quality it delivers is top-notch!
New mom mug, $14.93, Etsy
Coffee is a new mum essential – though you might not always be able to drink it while it’s hot. At least this funny mug will make her smile! You can customize the year if baby made their entrance in 2020, and you can get it in jumbo 15oz size – because sometimes you do need that extra caffeine to get you going!
Ring crown (available in gold or silver), from $359, Thomas Sabo
She’s undoubtedly the queen of the house, so mom definitely deserves one of these gorgeous, artistically handcrafted queen rings from Thomas Sabo so everyone knows it for sure. This one is available in 18k yellow gold plating or 925 Sterling silver and features a black sparkling pave embellishment. It expresses inner strength – what could be more apt than that for a firt-time mom gift?
Bamboo bath tray, $29.99, Amazon
What could be a better first Mother’s Day gift than an hour or two to soak in the tub. This bamboo bath tray will transform bath time in a spa-worthy experience.
Letters to my baby, $11.24, Amazon
This first mother's day gift is so lovely it almost makes us cry thinking about it! It's a love letter - well 12 to be exact - to your baby as a future grown up. Each letter begins with a different prompt such as: "On the day you were born...", "My future wishes for you are..." and "Your first home was like this..." All you need to do is fill them in, date them and seal them with the included stickers and store them away for you future child. Though they'll grow up, they'll always be your baby!
Mini skincare essentials, $50, Glossier
You may not be able to gift mom a full night’s sleep, but this gift will help her look like she’s had one. All of Glossier’s skincare bestsellers in miniature sizes so she can have a daily skincare routine (whatever her skin type) for fresh moisturized dewy skin.
Havana mini-chain bracelet (available in plated gold, plated rose gold or sterling silver), from $195, Monica Vinader
This lovely bracelet – by Monica Vinader, one of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s favourite brands – can be engraved free of charge with baby’s name or birth. Such a lovely gift for a first Mother’s Day.
The Night Queen double body cream, $190, Subtle Energies
This is a luxury body cream that is fit for royalty. Why? It contains the ‘Queen of Jasmines’ - Mogra, the ‘Queen of Oils’ – Rose, and a rare jasmine that only blooms at night known as Raat ki Rani or ‘The Night Queen’. Together with this exotic combination is the delicate jasmine, Juhi and the spiritual oil of Sandalwood. The mix creates a freshly sweet and grassy aroma which provide moisturising, revitalising and balancing benefits to the skin. It’s possibly the most luxurious overnight deep skin conditioning treatment mom could ever wish for!
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