As the news spread around the globe, that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were celebrating the arrival of their baby son early yesterday evening, many other new mums were also sharing this auspicious date. The arrival of a new baby can be cause for much joy, but can also be a time of extreme fatigue and exhaustion for the mother and father of the baby.
You’ll often find that well-meaning family members and friends rush to buy cuddly toys and baby clothes for the new arrival, quite often forgetting the needs of the new parents. But this is something easily rectified, as there are literally hundreds of products on the market, all designed with the new mum in mind.
So to celebrate alongside Prince William and Kate and all you new mums and dads out there, here are the best pampering gifts we could find, especially for new mums.
Boo Boo Luxury Mummy Spa Gift Set – £39.95
What new mum doesn’t dream of a few minutes, soaking in a luxurious bath? Well now she can, with this spa gift set from Boo Boo. Contains a Silky Soft Body Wash with moisturising avocado oil, Super Stetchy Miracle Oil that helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and the award-winning Bosom Buddy is a fantastic firming treatment with lifting, toning centella and gingko biloba. From John Lewis.
Birth Memory Box by Elizabeth Young Designs – £120
What a wonderful way to remember the actual day your baby was born, with this Birth Memory Box, featuring the name of the baby and the date of their birth. The names are printed in black ink onto a soft cream cotton card background with a raised cream border.
The box is crafted from solid oak with a glass lid and features beautiful handmade miniature toys that are set into the lid if the box. You can put whatever keepsakes you like into it, to create your very own personal account of that day, and many more to come. From Not On The High Street.
Thorntons New Baby Hamper – £25.00
New mums will need all the calories they can get, and this chocolate hamper is an essential part of replenishing those calories, and besides, why should the baby get all the presents?
Treat the new mum to some delicious chocolate treats, including Thornton’s Original Special Toffee, Delightfully Soft Caramels, Continental Assortment Bag, and a Viennese 3 chocolate stick pack. Oh and there is a soft cuddly lamb for the baby. From Thorntons.
Natalia New Parent Survival Box – £27.50
Every new parent needs this Survival Kit by Natalia. It contains New Mother Bath Soak, which is a soothing and mildly antiseptic foam bath that contains pure essential oils of lavender, sweet orange and tea tree.
New Parent Revitaliser, a refreshing rosemary floral water, and pure essential oils of rosemary and sweet orange. Baby Bath, suitable for the whole family with relaxing and soothing lavender floral water, and Baby Massage Oil, a pure organic sunflower oil, cold pressed and perfectly pure and natural for your baby’s precious skin. The kit also includes simple massage instructions for your baby and a high quality, organic flannel and instruction leaflet. From Smart Gift Solutions.
FingerPrint Jewellery Heart Charm T-Bar and Ring Bracelet – £159
Featuring the actual fingerprint of your baby, this gorgeous bracelet comes with a T-Bar and ring fastening and includes the back which will be inscribed with the first initial of a name.
Once you place your order, you will receive an impression kit, along with full instructions. Once you’ve made your impression, all you need to do is send this to Fingerprints in the pre-paid envelope and they will create your jewellery. Made from Sterling Silver. From John Lewis.