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22 first Mother’s Day gifts for mums celebrating for the first time this Sunday

Stuck for what to get a new mum for her first Mother's Day? Make it extra special with these unique first Mother's Day gift ideas

first mother's day gift ideas
Carla Challis
Commerce Partnerships Editor
Updated: 7 March 2024
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Your first Mother's Day as a new mum is special in itself, and finding a unique first Mother's Day gifts for new mums should be a top priority for any husband, boyfriend or partner for the mother of their child. Trust me, you'll need this edit of gift ideas for first-time mums celebrating their first Mother's Day - we've got the best first Mother's Day gift ideas to spoil her with.

If you need ideas on what to buy a partner or a mum friend for her first Mother's Day, which this year falls on Sunday 10 March, we've got some clues. Or if you're the first-time mum and looking for first Mother's Day ideas, bookmark this article or send it to baby Daddy. Nothing like a subtle hint! There's still time to order, so best get on with the buying today.

First Mother's Day gift ideas - quick buy

  1. The keepsake for first time mum: Etsy Personalised Photo Frame, from £26.85
  2. The first Mother's Day beauty hamper: Harvey Nichols Beauty Sleep Hamper, £195
  3. The jewellery piece for a new mum: Prezzybox Personalised Letter Necklace, £30
  4. The cute personalised book: Letterfest Supermum Book, £23.95
  5. The DIY first Mother's Day gift idea: Getting Personal Baby Hand Print Frame, £26.99

The best gifts for a first Mother's Day are endless, from luxurious self-care to sentimental first Mother's Day presents and cute bits too. There are so many great Mothering Sunday gift ideas of things that she can keep as mementos forever, and gifts that have personal meaning, so read on for our pick of first Mother's Day presents that any new mum celebrating her first Mother’s Day would love.

How we chose the best first Mother's Day gifts

  • Personal opinion: We asked the HELLO! team for their ideas on what makes a great first Mother's Day gift.
  • Speedy delivery: We've found gifts with next day delivery options, incase you're a last-minute present buyer.
  • Keepsakes: As well as plenty of general ideas, we've included those that have extra special meaning, be it personalisation options, sentimental meaning or gifts she can keep forever.
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    Not On The High Street Mummy Keyring

    Mummy Keyring

    Mummy Personalised Keyring

    Editor's note: "She'll love this personalised keyring as she'll use it everyday as a reminder of her first, special Mother's Day."

    Not On The High Street's sentimental keyring has a raised heart on the front, with the cute message on the back. You can personalise the pewter 'pebbles' with an initial - and plenty of room to add more pebbles over the years.

  2. 2/22

    Letterfest Personalised Supermum Book

    Supermum book

    Letterfest Personalised Book

    Editor's note: "This is such a special and thoughtful first Mother’s Day gift. It celebrates mum’s superhero status, with the sweetest illustrations of a superhero bear. You can personalise the intro cover too with a special message for her to keep."

    Letterfest's personalised book is a cute gift for a first-time mum, celebrating everything that's amazing about mum.

    Express delivery is available, and you can choose from a soft cover or hard cover at an extra cost.

  3. 3/22

    Moonpig First Mother's Day Balloon Gift Set

    First Mother's Day Balloon Gift Set

    Balloon Gift Set

    Editor's note: "This adorable gift set comes with a cute teddy and card, a welcome surprise come Mothering Sunday!"

    If flowers aren't cutting it, this balloon gift set is an adorable alternative. Includes six balloons and a ted, along with a Mother's Day card.

  4. 4/22

    Michael Kors Personalised Mini Camile Watch

    Michael Kors watch

    Engraved Michael Kors Watch

    Editor's note: "Mark her first with something really quite special - an engraved watch. Now that's something she'll treasure forever."

    Michael Kors' coveted Camile watch is an ideal timepiece for any busy new mum, with its slim style that won't be too bulky or chunky. Get it engraved with a special message, marking her first Mother's Day.

  5. 5/22

    Etsy Personalised Photo Frame

    Personalised Photo Frame

    Personalised Photo Frame

    Editor's note: "This sweet picture frame is a great first Mother's day gift to mark mum's special day that is fully customisable - add mum and baby's name for the sweetest keepsake, and don't forget to add a sweet snap."

    This stunning wooden frame can be personalised with mum and baby's name, and a special message.

  6. 6/22

    John Lewis Afternoon Tea Treats Hamper

    John Lewis hamper

    John Lewis Afternoon Tea Hamper

    Editor's note: "The thought of doing a posh afternoon tea with a newborn in tow might be a bit daunting, but chose this scrummy hamper from John Lewis as her first Mother's Day gift and she can have a luxury afternoon tea experience at home, in her pyjamas if she wishes! There's a bit of everything - soothing teas, celebratory tipples and the most crumbly biscuits and sweetest treats."

    Encompassing everything you need for an afternoon tea at home, this hamper includes nine products from macarons to sweets to tea bags and a chocolate cake.

  7. 7/22

    Mama and Mini Matching Sweatshirt and Babygrow

    Mama and Mini Babygrow

    Amazon Sweatshirt and Babygrow

    Editor's note: "Twinning is winning with these adorable matching outfits, a sweatshirt emblazed with 'mama' for mum and a babygrow with 'mini' on the front for baby. Sweet!"

    These 100% cotton pieces are adorable, with rose gold lettering and they look super soft too. 

    The sweatshirt is available in sizes small to XXL, while the babygrow is in sizes 0-12 months.

  8. 8/22

    Prezzybox Mummy & Me Socks


    Matching Socks

    Editor's note: "You can't beat matching outfits, but matching socks? Amazing. She'll wear them to all her baby classes and be the envy of the other mums."

    These cute lemon-patterned socks are ideal for mum and child, and look cosy too.

  9. 9/22

    Harvey Nichols Beauty Sleep Hamper

    HN Sleep Hamper

    Harvey Nichols Sleep Hamper

    Editor's note: "All first time mums experience that sudden shock of lack of sleep, and Harvey Nichols' luxurious hamper has everything she needs to cheat her way to looking like she's had eight hours."

    If all she wants is a good night's sleep, she'll love this beauty hamper packed with everything to not only help her sleep better (inbetween night feeds!) but also to help her feel like she's gotten a good sleep.

    It includes This Works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon, Pure Silk Sleep Mask from SLIP, a soothing pillow mist, candle, and Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

  10. 10/22

    Getting Personal Framed Baby Handprint

    getting personal first mother's day

    Baby Handprint Frame

    Editor's note: "What could be better than looking back on when their little hands were teeny tiny? This baby’s hand print kit is a beautiful first Mother’s Day keepsake, and easy to do."

    Create an adorable keepsake at home with Getting Personal's baby handprint frame kit. It includes everything you need to create the print yourself, and you can choose the frame colour and size.

  11. 11/22

    The Day You Became My Mummy Star Print

    Mummy star print

    Star Constellation Print

    Editor's note: "How magical is this? A special print that maps out your newborn's constellation, showing how the stars were aligned when they were born. It's truly special."

    This custom star map print outlines the star pattern on the day and time your baby was born. You can add a special message underneath too.

  12. 12/22

    Abbott Lyon Birthstone Heart Stud Earrings

    Abbott Lyon Heart Earrings

    Birthstone Earrings

    Editor's note: "A bit of bling always goes down a treat - and these birthstone heart studs are just perfect. Small studs, rather than big hoops or dangly earrings are the best idea when little hands are at the stage where they want to grab everything that comes into their orbit!"

    Give her something to keep with these birthstone heart studs. Choose the birthstone of your newborn for a truly special gift.

  13. 13/22

    The Gift Experience Personalised Cushion

    Personalised Cushion

    Personalised Photo Cushion

    Editor's note: "Find the cutest pic of mum and baby and get it put on a cushion - honestly, she'll find it the sweetest gift, and one for her to snuggle to on those nights she missed the baby (because we all do!)

    This classic 100% cotton white cushion can be personalised with a special photograph and message. It's dispatched within 1-3 working days, so plenty of time to get it created.

  14. 14/22

    Katie Loxton You Got This Mama Pouch

    Katie Loxton

    Katie Loxton Leather Pouch

    Editor's note: "Every mum needs a leather pouch in their enormous nappy bag for their personal bits and bobs, and Katie Loxton's got the cutest - this handy pouch has a secret message inside to remind mum how amazing she is."

    Featuring a soft vegan leather material with gold-tone hardware, inside is the secret message 'You Got This Mama' in metallic lettering. Adorable.


  15. 15/22

    Mum's One Line a Day Journal

    Mother's Day journal

    Mother's Day Memory Book

    Editor's note: "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."

    This classic five-year journal and memory book is perfect for mums who want to capture the everyday joys, challenges, and in-betweens of motherhood.  

  16. 16/22

    Flowerbx Tulips and Chocolate Gift Set

    Flowerbx flowers

    Flowerbx Bouquet

    Editor's note: "Since it's her first Mother's Day, she deserves a very special bouquet, don't you think? Flowerbx's luxe bouquet more than fits the bill - it's an absolute showstopper! It features an easy-to-care-for arrangement of flowers with a side of swanky chocs."

    Luxurious flowers delivered are always a winner, and Flowerbx's gift set is a winner, with Charbonnel Et Walker truffles delivered along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. You can choose the colour of the tulips too, and add a Mother's Day card to the order.

  17. 17/22

    Personalised Cotton Pyjamas

    Personalised Pyjamas

    Cotton Pyjamas

    Editor's note: "Pyjamas will undoubtedly be her clothing of choice for the foreseeable future, and this 100% cotton set is not only comfy and cooling, but can be personalised too. Monogrammed pjs for mum? Now you're talking."

    Available in sizes extra-small to large, how stylish are these two-piece pyjamas? Made from 100% cotton, they can be personalised with her initials or a special message.

  18. 18/22

    Personalised First Mother's Day Mug

    Mother's Day mug

    Personalised Mother's Day Mug

    Editor's note: "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!"

    This ceramic mug and coaster set can be personalised with a sweet message to make it hers.

  19. 19/22

    Moët & Chandon Rosé Champagne Personalised Metal Gift Set

    Moët & Chandon rosé champagne

    Personalised Champagne

    Editor's note: "Toast to her first Mother's Day with this champagne from Moët & Chandon, with a personalisable keepsake metal tin. Cheers!"

    Make a bottle of Moët & Chandon rosé champagne even more special with this metal gift tin, with space for a personal message or note too. (Personalisation is free!)

  20. 20/22

    Mama Necklace

    Mama necklace

    Mama Gold Necklace

    Editor's note: "I absolutely love this necklace, which spells out the word 'mama'. It's small enough for her to wear everyday, but special enough to keep forever."

    From the beautiful mini letters to the delicate 18k gold chain, this is a stunning Mother's Day gift for a new mum. Also available in silver.

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    Etsy Birthdate Candle

    Birthdate candle

    Personalised Candle

    Editor's note: "If she's a big candle fan, make it one to remember with this birthdate candle. Personalise it with your newborn's birth date and name for a candle with difference!"

    She'll need some chill time and a candle is the ideal partner to help her relax, which is where this personalised candle comes into play. Personalise it with your newborn baby's birthdate, name, and pick which scent she'd like from the 10 options.

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    Seraphine Mama & Mini Nautical Cotton Jumpers


    Seraphine Matching Jumpers

    Editor's note: "Princess Eugenie and Princess Kate are both proven fans of maternity brand Seraphine – we just know they’d both love this matching mama-and-baby nautical jumper set. We sure do!"

    Have her Mother's Day outfit sorted with this pair of nautical jumpers - one for mama, and one for baby. Knit from 100% pure cotton, they have an adorable heart motif for extra cuteness.

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